I have literally found the best DJ company in Rochester there is, Nova Entertainment. No joke. This company was started by a guy who had his first business when he was 12 or something. He knows what he is doing! He will sit down with you and match you up with a DJ that works for him (or he himself) that has a personality you’re looking for. He will also ask you for artists you like and dislike. After telling him 4 artists that I’m not too fond of, he told me he knew the exact kind of music I was looking for. And you know what? He was right! He started mentioning artists that I might like, and every single one was a perfect match! Blake (admin@kingsofkaraoke.net) is the owner and you will be truly impressed when you contact him. He also does everything possible to save you money, and he is insured.

I have had some personal experience with this company, Partyman Catering. Originally I had booked my wedding at the Wingate Barn and hired them for my rental and catering needs. They were incredibly helpful with everything from menu choices to creating a floor plan of my wedding location. Visit their site for more information if you are looking for a caterer and/or rental company. They do both! They are also conveniently located 3 miles away from the Wingate Barn!

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My latest addition to my Etsy shop, AndysWeddings!

Watercolor Forrest Foliage Wedding Invitation Sample

Watercolor Forrest Foliage Wedding Invitation Sample

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Watercolor Forrest Foliage Wedding Invitation Sample

Pair them with some hand-addressed envelopes for a chic new look to wedding invitations!

I am super excited about this new discovery! For months now, I have been fretting over what I will do about flowers for my wedding. I’d really like to put the bouquets and arrangements together myself which is why I am happy to have stumbled upon 365 Fresh Flowers! They are located in Livonia, New York and sell bulk cut flowers with a fresh, country style. Here are some pictures of their beauties:

Take a look at their website!
www.365-fresh.com

Sonnenberg Gardens provides a beautiful wedding location for any time of the year. Enjoy a picturesque celebration outside in the blooming gardens during the Spring/Summer, or inside the elegant Carriage House year-round. Outdoors, you can invite up to 250 guests and hold your reception in a white tent, included in your service package. Indoors, seat up to 75 guests (or invite up to 99 for a cocktail-style event) and enjoy the elegance of warm wall colors, carpet, and wood window treatments. You are provided with a Bridal Salon in the mansion, use of the grounds until 11pm, parking, tram services for your guests, and Sonnenberg staff to coordinate your rehearsal and wedding day activities.

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The Granger Homestead in Canandaigua, New York is another wedding location with a lot of charm. The 1816 Federal style mansion offers you a style of warmth and elegance for your ceremony, recepetion, and pictures. The location has a lush yard and two different porches for great ceremony spots. The house itself can seat up to 100 guests, and there is plenty of yard available for an outdoor reception. An antique horse-drawn carriage is also available!

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Want to add a vintage charm to your wedding but can’t afford to buy it all? Renting it is a great option. Table Graces in Lyons, New York is a great place to rent antique items like china, glassware, flatware, serving pieces, dessert and candy presentation pieces, linens, and other decor. They are beautiful and very affordable!

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The Wingate Barn is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding location. It is located on a large plot of land right in front of a corn field, giving it that country feel. The spacious barn is about 40 by 80 feet large, and able to seat well over 200 people inside. As shown in the pictures, it is decorated with lights on the inside, giving it a whimsical charm. A perfect setting for a reception, as well as a ceremony! There is an arch outside by the field, which also makes a beautiful spot for a ceremony. At the rear of the barn, there is a small room accessible from outside that is furnished, and perfect for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in. When I visited the barn in the summer of 2012, renting it included access to it Friday through Sunday for your wedding weekend. Friday for setting up, and Sunday for take-down. 13 banquet tables, access to three refrigerators, and a built-in bathroom are included. If you are interested in having your wedding here, the owner is Dolores Cicero (585-755-5085).

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See more wedding inspiration from my Pinterest
The fourth one will be my wedding dress!

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This lovely Greek Revival mansion built in 1820 makes the perfect wedding location. It is set in the quaint town of Avon, NY and has a lovely backyard of gardens and a vine-covered arch for your ceremony. As soon as you walk in the doors, you are surrounded by its old-fashioned charm. The rugs and wallpaper are rich with color and intricate design. There are two adjoined dining rooms with dance floors that can seat up to 200 guests for your celebration. This also provides extra space for an indoor ceremony if the weather isn’t cooperating. Dinner options range from a buffet, to sit-down, to stations, with many opportunities to customize. The Inn also has a variety of rooms to stay in over night, each beautifully decorated with vintage decor. The owner also has many connections with the best vendors (for cakes, DJs, photographers, officiants, and more) to cut down on the work involved with your wedding planning. Whether you are hosting a casual get-together or an extravagant celebration, the Avon Inn is a wonderful location. Visit the Avon Inn Website for more details and contact information.