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.
Lake Placid Lodge provided the picturesque backdrop for this gorgeous lakeside June wedding. We teamed with the talents of Trillium Florist, East Branch Organics, Due West Photography, and Cake Placid.
Delighted to announce that Martha Stewart Weddings is giving the nod of approval to a wonderful couple and most elegant of weddings. Christopher and Stephen – and their antiques and elegant touches. It was a pleasure to work with them to create this magical day. Congratulations.
A note below from a wedding photographer who just wants to be able to do their job and let the bride and groom have their day! (This seems a bit strict to your guests-but it will really enhance the total experience). I have had many couples very disappointed that the first reveal of their wedding day on social media was their cousin Jackie’s Facebook post during the wedding while they were saying their vows.
This adorable couple were more glowingly in love than just about any couple I have worked with. It takes a video to see their sincerity and true respect for one another. They were so aglow with love for their special day, they weren’t bothered by the rain or 37 degree October 3rd day. A true pleasure to be a part of, video by a former colleague from ABC Sports, Paul Frederickson.
On Valentine’s Day the day had finally arrived for Maya and Manny. A wonderful, spunky, fun, animated, spontaneous and loving couple that I have been working with for the better part of a year to make their Winter Wonderland wedding dreams come true. After considering several properties, they had chosen some “off the beaten path” options. A warm and cozy, lake-view, fireside ceremony at the “Lakehouse” – a new part of the High Peaks Resort. For the dinner and reception, the funky and casual barn-feeling post and beam second floor space of Smoke Signals for savory food, rustic decor and a fun get-down party atmosphere.
Since the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, the Empire State Games were created as a sort of mini-Olympic games for a NYS championships in all winter Olympic sports. Thousands of athletes gather every year to compete and the games kick off with an Olympic-like opening ceremonies, complete with a parade of athletes in uniform carrying the banner of their respective sports. In the 80’s I had the honor to compete in and even win the Empire State Winter Games as a competitive figure skater. In the 90’s after making the National Team as an ice dancer, I came back to NYS as a guest star to perform with my partner in the opening ceremonies. This year, all three of my sons are competing in the Games (two in Nordic Combined and one in Cross Country).
For the 10th year in a row I had the privilege to also be involved with the games as one of the Producers and Managers of the opening ceremonies. This year, I was stage directing. The show involved the entrance of three-thousand athletes, bike stunts on zamboni’s and gondola cars, dignitary speeches, a laser show, slide show and later fireworks. It is a wonderful event for New York and a great way to showcase all of the wonders and deep Olympic History in Lake Placid.
May 16 ended up being a perfect weather day for this spring Adirondack Farm Wedding. The rain held out, although it threatened all day. This wedding was a true community effort from the parents of the bride (hosted at their home) to the friends and family that helped with the set up. This wedding tells the story of the couple and is kept simple and with many DIY projects from arbor to ceremony seating to homemade snacks and iced teas.
Mim Frantz, Founder and Principal Consultant