I'm Hannah B, wedding & portrait photographer based in New York State. I'm a lover of intricate details and story telling- both visually & through writing. Here you will find glimpses of my life as a photographer, wife, dog-lover & Chick fil-A obsessed creative!
Shaunah & Jake officially became Mr. & Mrs. Pilling in Lakewood, NY, last Saturday surrounded by their family, friends, and all the love you could ever imagine! It was truly the PERFECT fall day full of beautiful foliage, sunshine, 70-something-degree weather and a light breeze. We started out the day getting ready at the stunning Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celeron, and headed over to the fireman’s grounds where their ceremony and tented reception took place!
This day was not even CLOSE to the one we envisioned last year when our adventure together began. Much like other 2020 couples, coronavirus threw a serious wrench in their wedding plans. Shaunah and her mom, Darci, did not skip a beat in coming up with an ENTIRELY new wedding plan after their initial ones fell through. With the help of all their favorite people, this tented reception at the fireman’s grounds came together perfectly!!! When I say this wedding was done with EXTREME excellence and attention to detail, I mean it to the nth degree! Not a SINGLE stone was left unturned; these people know to to plan a freaking event!
This blog cannot be complete without me mentioning the incredible sugar cookies that changed my life forever.
I went back to the dessert table at the end of the night, and these babies were completely wiped out. I don’t think I’ve ever felt disappointment so deep. So, needless to say… 10/10 recommend Darci as a mom, wedding and event planner, and baking extraordinaire.
Shaunah & Jake- I really, really freaking wish we could do this day all over again. (Except this time, I’d make sure someone else put on the groomsmen’s bouts [I will now never be hired to do that job again] and I would take 10 of Darci’s cookies while I had the chance) OTHERWISE, I wouldn’t change a DARN thing. You people are the most down-to-earth, trusting, patient and kind humans to grace Chautauqua County, and your love for each other is simple and pure. Here’s to a lifetime of Sally sneaking into your house for sleepovers and joyful days with your two perfect little pups! Love you guys endlessly!
Planner/Coordinator: Darci Rudny (Mother of the Bride!)
Tent Rental: Jamestown Awning
Bride’s Gown: Bliss Bridal, Martina Liana
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bridal Elegance, Erie PA
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant: Jen Johnson
Caterer: Dee Davis (Bride’s Aunt)
Baker/Desserts: Their family and friends <3
DJ: Crystal Sound, Larry Hovey
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