A Classic Wedding at the Twentieth Century Club in Buffalo, New York

Julia and Emily tied the knot at a women’s social club in Buffalo, New York—and they were the first same-sex couple to do so. “To marry in such a historic women’s club as two gay women was such an honor,” the couple says. Julia wore a strapless gown with a long train, which she paired with a cathedral veil and blue, crystal-embellished heels. Emily chose a simple and elegant high-neck wedding gown and her grandmother's timeless veil. “We did not see each other’s dresses before the first look. But somehow, with all of the shades of white, our dresses were the same color and the styles matched us both ” they say. The simple and elegant ceremony site was dressed up with flower arrangements carefully selected by Julia, a former florist. “We stuck with champagnes, ivories and blushes with lots of greenery and touches of burgundy,” Julia says. “For our bridal bouquets, we went classic with blush garden roses.” Emily’s bouquet was wrapped with her grandmother’s handkerchief, and the ceremony arrangements included a butterfly trinket as a tribute to Julia’s late father. The brides walked down the aisle together, and Emily’s stepfather officiated the ceremony. The brides decorated the reception space with rich textures and neutral colors, settling on champagne linens for the tables, classic chiavari chairs, silver candles and formal centerpieces.

Our favorite #MakeTradition Moment: “Many of the attendees were from out of town, and we wanted to use our welcome bags to tell our guests a little bit about us,” Julia says. “We did gable boxes and personalized everything with stickers we designed online.”