First, look at the Ausable River – perfect for a whitewater-guide groom. Then up the Whiteface, Lake Placid gondola with 200+ guests (well done Whiteface staff!) for a summit ceremony on look-out deck. Thank you weather gods for turning rain and no visibility into blue-bird skies within an hour of go time. Lastly, down to the Base Lodge to party the night away. The beautiful bride and her African dance troupe Soma Beats and Wulaba West African Drumming ensemble kicked off the night right with a celebration of love dance and got the whole crowd on the dance floor at 5:30 pm. High spirits! High vibration! Special night!!
Transformation of space with the help of Placid Productions for lighting, Kelsey and Emily and staff of Whiteface for set up, and Antonia and Price Chopper Supermarkets for amazing centerpieces. #mountaintopwedding
@WhitefaceLakePlacid @somabeats @wulabadrum @PriceChopper
Extraordinary day all around at a private home wedding outside of Paul Smiths, NY. Wonderful collaboration with Fosters' Tents, Simply Gourmet Catering (which was simply amazing), and Trillium Florist accents that really stood out. Mother of bride made family recipe cake. DJ Andy Pratt brought the entertainment. Slate blue linen matched the landscape backdrops of blue sky and pond. Can't wait to see the special photos captured by YM Photography! #bluewhitewedding @YMPhotography @fosterstents @SimplyGourmetLakePlacid
Family and friends enjoyed this beautiful garden party welcome dinner at Keene Valley Country Club on a gorgeous September day. Graze Kitchen & Catering served up garden-hued food. Rivermede Farm Market stepped up and saved-the-day as DJ. Mad Crazy Flowers and Taylor Rental added cheerful color and ambience. #gardenparty @grazekitchencatering @MadCrazyFlowers @rivermede
Floral by East Branch Organics, dinner at Baxter Mountain Tavern with Lake Placid DJ and Cedar Run Bakery.
It's raining, freezing, dark, five minutes later the sun's shining, clouds parting, the mountain back drop great reveal. Between 1 pm and the 5 pm wedding start this cycled three times. At 5 pm ceremony time -- a down pour! The Dark Sky app saves the day. Radar updates and reveals rain will stop in seventeen minutes. Open the bar. Set up food stations and invite guests into home for a pre cocktail hour, cocktail-hour. Reassure bride we will still be outside. Wait for staff who was shuttling guests and last van to arrive. Rain stops -- inform guests we will be heading out in seven minutes. Run outside with towels to dry all the ceremony chairs and benches, usher guests down to ceremony field. Cellist and violinist new location outdoors. Cue minister, cue wedding party, cannon in d -- here comes the bride as the sun gleams from behind the high peaks. I can't take credit for the weather but I can take credit for doing whatever it takes to make my client's dreams become a reality! #adksusa @LakePlacidDJ @darkskyapp
The sun was shining and the earth was celebrating for this high-flying wedding at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid, NY. Beautiful views of the high peaks on this clear day so the 46er couple could look out on the mountains they love. ORDA staff pulled out all the stops with an amazing ski jumping show during cocktail hour where we dressed up the jumpers to look like the bride and groom and told the guests that they've been training all year for this big day! It was awesome and very entertaining. Seamless all around thanks to Centerplate and ORDA staff not missing a beat. #mountainwedding #adk46er @centerplate @AdksUSA
Regulations for New York State for public safety have banned a popular late night wedding activity of sky lantern release. In an effort to reduce wildfire risk, and risk to wildlife for ingesting the frame of the lantern. Additionally, private fireworks are also banned in the Town of North Elba (Lake Placid). Alternative for evening touches include: votive art, sparkler exit (not possible at some resorts), and custom designed Gobo lighting. #weddinglighting #sparklerexit
As a follow-up to the recent "Pop Up Wedding", we received this gracious note from the parents of the bride:
Eleven years ago I collaborated with a family to plan their daughter's wedding. Six years later we met again to create another beautiful wedding for another daughter. Fast forward to this past Saturday, a spectacular day in the Adirondacks, where their son was married in a breathtaking meadow setting. I love repeat business when I get to see and work with a family I have come to love and who has treated me like family.
After a friend recommended Mim to Olga and Colin to help coordinate their wedding just over a week ago, they called Mim of Juniper Events & Design and see if by chance she was able to help them with last minute arrangements and onsite coordination for their July 8, 2017 wedding that was 9 days away.
After a couple of phone calls and emails to the client to asses their vision and situation, Mim met with the Taylor and sited the tent, ordered the needed supplies, found a florist and ordered flowers, got in touch with all the existing vendors and put together a timeline. Mim met with the couple to help design their perfect day, casual, relaxed and a time for friends and family from mostly Austin, Texas to enjoy the Adirondacks.
They were all staying a long weekend at the cabins at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the owner had been most accommodating about them hosting this casual wedding for 50 guest on the property.
Mim Frantz, Founder and Principal Consultant