Welcome to Queen City Bride: Western New York's newest and ever growing wedding resource. This site was created to provide style savvy modern brides and grooms with the same resources as those in NYC and the Capital Area. Our goal is to create a daily wedding blog that focuses on real weddings and engagement shoots as well as advice and suggestions from real vendors in Buffalo and the Greater Niagara Area.
This site will be a place for Buffalo couples to explore the fabulous resources that the city offers as well as an opportunity to showcase the wonderful events that occur here every weekend! We will be featuring real life Buffalo Brides and Grooms as guest Bloggers. In addition, we will be creating a Vendor Guide with up to date information about Buffalo's Best Wedding Vendors.
Meet the Editors
Gina Grimaldi is a Buffalo, NY based Event Coordinator with a large range of expertise. She is currently a wedding coordinator for Distinctive Occasions, an event coordinator for Events of Excellence Management, and the Shows & Education Coordinator at Becker Beauty Supply. She has also worked in the travel industry planning destination weddings and group and individual travel. Gina has a successful track record of planning weddings, showers, bachelorette parties, honeymoons, group and individual vacations, business travel, educational events, trade shows, fundraisers, and college alumni events. Her organizational skills are top of the line and her attention to detail is a perfect match for planning weddings and events. As a born and raised Buffalonian and a newlywed, she has great information to share with Buffalo brides and grooms.
Shannon (Cox) Degnan is a Buffalo native who loved working on her own wedding so much, she didn't want to stop! She currently works as a special education teacher in a local district, which she believes is a testimony to her creativity :-), and in her spare time has been helping friends design the perfect accents and details for their special days. While Gina can help with all the practicalities of where, when, and how to get married in Buffalo, Shannon brings the artistic inspiration to the table: Want to create your own centerpieces, Need help coming up with fabulous place cards, Looking for unique picture locations for your wedding or engagement shoot? Shannon is your girl!
Jennifer (Ponting) Cox is a Boston, MA based Wedding Coordinator and Buffalonian by marriage. Amazed by the plethora of wedding vendor talent in Buffalo and frustrated by the lack of online presence and exposure while assisting Shannon with her own wedding plans resulted in a desire to create Queen City Bride. A lover of all things art deco, Jennifer is looking forward to showcasing the wedding world of the "Queen City" and Western New York!