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JESSICA AND SPENCER'S WEDDING

August, 2008 in Buffalo

"Our wedding was great! Getting married in Buffalo was really fun and reasonably priced. Labor Day weekend was a great time of the year in Buffalo, the weather was perfect."

Ceremony: Saint Joseph University Church
Reception: The Cedars at Saint John Maron

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Carriage Trade Pastries

1654 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

"The cake was amazing and everyone was raving about it! Just fantastic and fresh!"

Ceremony:

Saint Joseph University Church - Ceremony - 3269 Main St, Buffalo, NY, 14214, US

Saint Joseph University Church

3269 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214, US

"The church was gorgeous and did not get too hot on an 80 degree day."

Reception:

The Cedars at Saint John Maron - Reception - 2040 Wehrle Dr, Buffalo, NY, 14221

The Cedars at Saint John Maron

2040 Wehrle Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221, US

"Great location and venue. Just gorgeous. Would highly recommend to people not looking for the typical gaudy banquet hall."

Hotel:

Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport

6700 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY, United States

Hotel:

Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport

1745 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport - Hotel & Banquet Facility

4201 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY, United States

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Buffalo-Airport

131 Buell Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY, United States

Hotel:

Millennium Airport Buffalo Hotel

2040 Walden Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

Restaurant:

Allen Street Hardware - Restaurant - 245 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Allen St Hardware Cafe

245 Allen St
Buffalo, NY, United States

"One of the coolest place to hang out, drink, listen to live music and grab a bite to eat."

Restaurant:

Anchor Bar - Restaurant - 1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY, United States

Anchor Bar

1047 Main St
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Where the original Buffalo Wing was invented. Local agree that their wings are good, but Duff's are better. Still, a cool tourist place to check out and pick up some souvenirs."

Restaurant:

Charlie the Butcher's Kitchen - Restaurant - 1065 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, NY, United States

Charlie the Butcher

1065 Wehrle Dr
Williamsville, NY, United States

"Succulent, freshly carved slices of roast beef – piled on a seedy kummelweck roll and dipped in horseradish and au jus – justify the popularity of this sandwich shop. Located in Williamsville, Charlie's Kitchen is housed in a free-standing, one-level building accented with a cheery red and white sign, shutters and picnic tables in front of the restaurant. For downtowners, there's also a takeout shop in the Ellicott Square Building on Main Street."

Restaurant:

Chef's Restaurant - Restaurant - 291 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Chef's Restaurant

291 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Where the rehearsal dinner will be held. Famous for their sauce. Great for celebrity spotting."

Restaurant:

Duffs Famous Wings - Restaurant - 3651 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY, 14226

Duff's

3651 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo, NY, United States

"The best Buffalo wings in Buffalo by Maxim Magazine in 2007 and a favorite of the locals."

Restaurant:

Hutch's  - Restaurant - 1375 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

Hutch's Restaurant

1375 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Anonymous's favorite restaurant for steak."

Restaurant:

Laughlins Beef & Barrel Inc - Restaurant - 333 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202, United States

Laughlins Beef & Barrel Inc

333 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Exposed brick walls, black leather furnishings and a long, angular bar grace the bi-level interior of this stylish yet comfy bistro. An upscale contemporary twist on Buffalo's best home-cooking is reflected in the menu, which offers a sumptuous carved roast beef on kummelweck (something you'll only find in Buffalo!) and fried bologna steak with melted cheese, peppers and onions. Outdoor seating available."

Restaurant:

Left Bank - Restaurant - 511 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

Left Bank

511 Rhode Island St
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Anonymous's favorite restaurant in Buffalo!"

Restaurant:

Ted's Jumbo Red Hots - Restaurant - 7018 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY, United States

Ted's Jumbo Red Hots

7018 Transit Rd
Williamsville, NY, United States

"These are the BEST hot dogs around! Famous for our fast friendly service, charcoal broiled hotdogs, homemade secret sauce, old-fashioned milk shakes, handmade onion rings and other grilled to perfection menu items. We grill real boneless chicken breasts and fresh hotdogs and hamburgers over charcoal which imparts a sensational smoky flavor. When Greek immigrant Theodore Spiro Liaros came to America in 1913, his pockets were empty and he didn't know a word of English. Though he had energy and optimism to spare, there was little reason to suspect that he would one day establish a famous Western New York tradition. Ted, as he came to be known, invested years of hard work in a variety of business ventures. One of these endeavors was a horse drawn hot dog cart that he operated in a park on Buffalo's West Side in close proximity to the construction site of the new Peace Bridge. The sister of the construction site's foreman was using a tiny nearby tool shed to sell sandwiches to the workers and passersby. When the bridge was finished in 1927, she offered to sell the shack to Ted, who had been patrolling the area with his hot do By today's standards, her $100 asking price is pocket change, but to a poor, struggling immigrant in those days, it represented quite a risk. Nonetheless, Ted made that investment, opening his first hot dog stand at the foot of Massachusetts Avenue under the newly constructed Peace Bridge. With a simple philosophy: to serve delicious food cooked to order, in a clean and friendly atmosphere. Remaining true to that vision for more than seventy years has made eating at Ted's a Western New York tradition that will live on for generations to come. Ted's son Spiro reminisces about the early days in that first building, "That little shack was held together by forty coats of paint. And when the train went by, the whole place shook. Back then, you could get a hot dog and a drink for $.22. No sales tax, no cash registers. We just served the food and kept the money in cigar boxes. Those were simpler times.""

Attraction:

Albright Knox Art Gallery - Attraction - 1285 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14222

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

"The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, one of the nation's oldest public arts organizations, has a clear and compelling mission to acquire, exhibit, and preserve both modern and contemporary art. It focuses especially on contemporary art, with an active commitment to taking a global and multidisciplinary approach to the presentation, interpretation, and collection of the artistic expressions of our times. In an enriching, dynamic, and vibrant environment that embraces diverse cultures and traditions, the Gallery seeks to serve a broad and far-reaching audience. It is the commitment of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to be one of the world's best and most dynamic modern and contemporary art institutions. It will be recognized locally as a vital and energetic cultural gathering place and as an indispensable educational resource for the community. Through its outstanding programs, creative collaborations, and an extraordinary new addition that will address pressing space issues and important programming initiatives, the Gallery will attract a growing national and international audience to the Buffalo Niagara region."

Attraction:

Allen Town - Attraction - Elmwood Ave & Allen St, Buffalo, NY

Allen Town

Allen St
Buffalo, NY

"Allentown is the first neighborhood north of the Downtown Buffalo core. It borders the downtown theater and entertainment district to its south, and runs north to North Street at its northern edge. Running from Symphony Circle on the west, to Main street on the east, the neighborhood is generally centered around Allen Street. Allentown is known for its community of artists, for its embrace of bohemian and culture, and for the civic commitment of residents to the historic and aesthetic sensibilities of the neighborhood."

Attraction:

Buffalo Museum of Science - Attraction - 1020 Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo, NY, 14211, USA

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Pkwy # 1
Buffalo, NY, United States

"Founded in 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences has been collecting, studying and providing learning experiences for the people of the Greater Niagara Region for138 years. The Society operates the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve. As 1899 drew to a close, Society members looked at the next millennium with great expectation. By 1915, the Society had a Museum building on Elmwood Avenue on Buffalo's West Side and in 1929 opened the doors to the magnificent, state-of-the-art facility at the end of Humboldt Parkway on Buffalo's East Side. The new century brought marvelous leaders and educators to the Museum: Chauncey Hamlin, Carlos Cummings, William P. Alexander, Ruth Sparrow, Paul Marchand, George Goodyear, Virginia Cummings, Ernst Both and Ellsworth Jaeger to name only a few. The Buffalo Museum of Science, through collections, research, education and interpretation, provides opportunities for all people to develop a scientific understanding of the natural and cultural world with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. The Museum challenges everyone to use their knowledge of science to enhance respect for each other and the environment."

Attraction:

Elmwood Bar District - Attraction - Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14222, US

Elmwood Village

Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY

"An upscale urban hub, this mile-long strip features a string of unique shops, boutiques, cafés, antique shops, galleries, and restaurants. The stretch of Elmwood Avenue between Forest and Virginia streets is the best place to shop, eat and imbibe in Buffalo. Just about anything can be found on this strip: music, antiques, boutiques, an apothecary, a yoga studio and tattoo shops. Businesses range from hoity-toity to cool and casual. Hungry? With pizza, sushi, Indian, Greek and several other food choices, you won't be for long. Located at the strip's northern end, the Albright-Knox Gallery is a beautiful Greek Revival building containing a superb contemporary arts collection. Works by Matisse, Gaugin, Pollock and ancient pieces dating back to 3,000 B.C. are on display. Business owners have made efforts to beautify the street and make it more pedestrian-friendly in recent years. Avoid the search for scarce parking and take the 20 Metrobus, which travels the tree-lined street day and night."

Attraction:

Niagara Falls - Attraction - Niagara Falls, NY, 14301

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Blvd
Buffalo, NY, United States

"The Falls are a set of massive waterfalls located on the Niagara River in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. It comprises three waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls in Canada and American Falls and the smaller, adjacent Bridal Veil Falls in the United States. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) from the city of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles (120 km) from Toronto, Ontario. Niagara Falls formed after glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), as water from the newly-formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, Niagara Falls is very wide; with more than six million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falling over the crestline every minute in high flow, and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average, it is the most powerful waterfall in North America. Niagara Falls is renowned both for its beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power for Ontario and New York. Preserving this natural wonder from commercial over-development, while allowing for the needs of the area's people, has been a challenging project for environmentalists since the 1800s. A popular tourist site for over a century, the Falls are shared between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. If you have never seen The Falls, you must take the time to go! It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world for goodness sake!! Today, millions of visitors from around the world continue to come by plane, train and automobile to experience the grandeur of Niagara Falls. World-class attractions like Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds await the visitor who makes the short 20-minute drive from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls. You'll savor the spectacular views, the thundering roar, the delicate mists and shimmering rainbows of this true national treasure. Take a family photo overlooking the Falls at Terrapin Point in Frederick Law Olmsted's lush, beautiful and unspoiled Niagara Falls State Park. Amid the distractions and developments of modern life, the Park still provides a glimpse of the original splendor that awaited the first visitors to the region. This is the Falls at its best."

Attraction:

Niagara-on-the-Lake - Attraction - Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON, Niagara-ON-the-Lake, ON, CA

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, CA

"Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. Site of the old Neutral Indian village of Onghiara, it was settled at the close of the American Revolution by Loyalists coming to Upper Canada, many of whom had been members of the much feared Butler's Rangers based during the American Revolution at Fort Niagara, then under British control. In 1781 the British Government purchased land from the Mississaugas; a strip of land 6 miles wide along the western bank of the Niagara River for "300 suits of clothing". By 1782, 16 families had become established and had cleared 236 acres. In 1791 part of the military reserve at the mouth of the river was chosen as the future townsite. In 1792, Newark - as it was named by Governor Simcoe, became the first capital of the newly-created colony of Upper Canada, and the legislature met here for five sessions, until Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe moved the capital to York. By 1796, 70 new homes were built, and the town continued to prosper as the economic, administrative and judicial centre for the Niagara Peninsula. The physical appearance of the town, with the exception of the powder magazine at Fort George was virtually erased by the burning of the town by the Americans during the war of 1812. Rebuilt, Niagara became an active commercial centre, with a busy shipping and ship-building industry, as well as many shops and warehouses. The beautiful old homes lining the tree-shaded streets attest to the prosperity of its citizens. Today, over two hundred years after its founding, Niagara-on-the-Lake hums with a different kind of traffic. Its many attractions include historic sites - Fort George and the Historical Society Museum, the Shaw Festival with its three theatres, the marina, our heritage business district for shopping, golf courses, parks and beautiful farmland, agricultural markets and our world famous Niagara wineries. Come to the many special events held throughout the year! Take a carriage ride through the Old Town, or a jet boat up the Niagara River. A short drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway leads to Queenston Heights and Niagara Falls. Check out the Butterfly Conservatory at the Niagara Parks Commission site. Our town attracts thousands of visitors who stroll the old streets, enjoy the comforts of fine hotels or our charming bed and breakfast homes, dine in our many varied restaurants, and, if even for a little while, journey back in time to a more leisurely time - the age of Niagara-on-the-Lake!"

Attraction:

The Buffalo Zoo - Attraction - 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY, United States

The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY, United States

"The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the third oldest institution of its kind in the United States. The Zoo's mission is to provide the general public with an educationally, culturally and recreationally significant community resource. This is accomplished through the advancement and encouragement of the science of zoology, through the conservation of the world's wildlife and through the innovative exhibition of diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Today, the philosophy of the Buffalo Zoo is to exhibit animals and plants in ecological habitats and geographical arrangements that represent the biomes of the world. Current programs focus on providing visitors with a better understanding of the natural world, how animals relate to each other, to their environment and to humankind. No longer are animals housed at the Buffalo Zoo solely for the amusement and entertainment of visitors, but rather, are presented to increase awareness for the importance of conservation for the benefit of both the animal kingdom and the human race."

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