Alexis + Krishna planned an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration held inside the atrium at UB's Center for the Arts. It was the perfect space for their unique wedding celebration, which included a fusion of their Polish and Indian heritages. Filled with colorful decorations and wedding party attire, surprises for the bride and groom, and SO much emotion – it was one for the books for sure.
Prior to the ceremony, while Alexis and Krishna were tucked away, their ring bearers passed out tiny patches of fabric to all their family and friends, a surprise for the bride and groom played out by their officiants during the ceremony. The patches of fabric will be stitched into a quilt for the newlyweds, which I have to say is not only incredibly unique but incredibly thoughtful. It was also very thoughtful of Alexis to include several important people in her life on her walk down the isle.
The surprises didn't end at the ceremony. Prior to the wedding, Alexis had arranged Doug Allen – the man who sings the National Anthem at Sabres games – to come and sing at their wedding. Krishna is the biggest fan of his, so this surprise literally brought him to tears. It was such an incredible moment.
Huge shout out to all the vendors!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: UB Center for the Arts
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: The bride planned, Coordinator at UB is Moriah Hegmann
Officiant: Silpa Wainright & Sara Theriault
Photographer: Dawn M Gibson Photography (with second shooter: Kelly T)
Florist: The bride made the bouquets herself
Caterer: Amaretto Bistro & Taj Grill
Cake/Bakery: Oh My Goodies Cakery
DJ/Band/Entertainment: The Silver Arrow Band
Hair: KaLu Salon & Spa
Makeup: Genny's Glitter Box
Bride/Groom Attire: Bride's dress by JS Collections, Groom's suit by Calvin Klein
Shoes: Nine West (bride's shoes), Florsheim (groom's shoes)
Accessories (jewelry, hairpiece, cufflinks, ties, etc): Custom ties & pocket squares by Knotty Tie Co., Bridal jewelry- borrowed bracelet with finger chain, brides own tri-gold bracelet, earrings by Jaipurmahal, bridesmaids earrings found in Little India in Toronto, bangles from my mother in law, handkerchiefs by Keepsake Hankies
Wedding Party Attire: Mens suits and shoes from theblacktux.com, each girls dress is from somewhere different, based on their assigned color and budget
Decor: Chair cover rental from L-Egant Chair Covers, remainder of decorations by bride
Special Appearance: Doug Allen of the Buffalo Sabres – sang the national anthem
Do you have any recommendations for future couples planning a wedding?: It's going to be overwhelming and a bit stressful at times, but at the end of the day, remember that you're the ones getting married, so do what you want. The day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, so remember to live in the moments & take a little breather from the reception to look at everything. And everyone says your wedding day goes by fast- and they're right! You don't realize it until you live it, so just be sure to enjoy yourself!