My first wedding in 2014 and it was a Five Alarm Spectacular!
Emily Ann Kidder and William Patrick LaRusch tied the knot in the glamorous Grand Marquis Ballroom at the Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo. Pure white Buffalo snow juxtaposed by fire engine red took center stage from the cake to the bridesmaids' dresses.
Emm and Bill have known each other since they were 14 and 17; Bill was Emm's brother's best friend. A mutual adolescent crush has blossomed into a life long relationship, sealed with their vows and a kiss on February 7th, 2014.
Our day started at Xtreme Wheels Indoor Skate Park, Bill's favorite haunt. The warehouse pillars, ramps, and platforms was an exciting backdrop for handsome men decked out in tuxedos.
By day, Bill fights fires in the great city of Buffalo. By night, he sheds his coat and helmet revealing... an international man of mystery
The Suite Life
On to the beautiful Hotel Lafayette where Emm, Moms, and bridesmaids are primping for the main event! Hair and Airbrush Makeup Artist Tanya Kozlowski of So Chic Now was fabulous!
The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets were all wrapped in lace from Emm's mother's wedding dress!
7's were "in the cards"
February 7th is a day of fate? A psychic once told Emm that the number 7 has great significance for her. Emm's son was born on 11-17-07. JP has Williams Syndrome which is the deletion genes from the 7th chromosome. Emily and her groom William (his birthday is 7-27-87) got together after knowing each other for 7 years.
In honor of JP, Emm and Bill made a donation on their guests behalf to the Williams Syndrome Association!
Bills Topsy-Turvy / Alice in Wonderland vision made reality by Dessert Deli Gourmet Bakery and Cafe!
A Touching Moment
Bill's father, Billy LaRusch, sang Cat Steven's "Father and Son".
Burning up the dance floor!
Bill's dance moves set the place on fire! It got so hot that the Buffalo Fire Department made an appearance.
The clock in the background reads 6:20 a.m…. Emm is still going strong!