Kirkwood Wedding | Buffalo, NY

Bride and Groom in front of Horse drawn carriage at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo, NY

Carolyn and Duncan Kirkwood

Carolyn Hutchen and Duncan Kirkwood were married at Friendship Baptist Church in Buffalo,NY on August 13, 2016. The day was a hot one with forecasted showers, but we were lucky to miss out on any of the serious rain.

Photograph of a harpist playing at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

A harpist accompanied the beautiful ceremony inside the church.

Groom kneeling down with a child at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo NY

Duncan had a ring for each of Carolyn’s daughters, Raina and Destini. Carolyn had a special set of dog tags for Duncan’s son, Elijah. Both were touching gestures to the children. There was also a sand ceremony to symbolize the combined family.

Bride and Groom with bubbles at the Kirkwood Wedding reception in Buffalo,NY

Amid a storm of bubbles, a horse and carriage arrived outside the church to pick up the newly wedded couple and transport them down the block to the very school where they first met.

Bride and Groom take a selfie photograph at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

Yes, these two are another pair of high school sweethearts. Duncan is a very focused and ambitious man. Carolyn is a very sweet and kind woman. Duncan came to Carolyn’s job to say hello just like usual, but before she went back to working, he surprised her by proposing!

Bride photograph in front of fountain at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

We had formal pictures out front of the fountain on Samuel’s Grand Manor. We only felt a few sprinkles here and there. We really lucked out.

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake at the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

They described their wedding day as a fairy tale and indeed it was. The cake topper had a crystal slipper and castle.

Groom and Bride photographed at the reception after the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

Carolyn later switched out of her flowing gown to a shorter version that gave her more room to dance and showed off her killer legs.

We give you the heartiest congratulations on your marriage. May your marriage be like a cloudless night sky, filled with sparkling stars of love, joy and care.

Bridal Portrait for the Kirkwood Wedding in Buffalo,NY

Wedding Vendors

Photography:  Fallesen Photography LLC
Ceremony: Friendship Baptist Church
Music: Kela Walton- Harpist
Travel: International Weddings & Carriage Rides
Reception: Samuel’s Grande Manor