Make the Perfect Plan and Adapt!
This couple selected the Mountain House in Keene for their special day. They wanted an outdoor space to feel immersed in nature with nature all around. The bride had selected a clear frame tent punctuated with large greenery chandeliers. As we often do a week-out, our planning team started looking at the forecast and instead of worrying about rain we had to anticipate the forecasted heat wave of high 90 degree temperatures. Time to adapt, let’s go team, step one, call rental company and see if we can change from clear tent to sailcloth tent (clear tents can have a greenhouse/warming effect)— Yes!
Step two, the new tent design warrants a new floral design, not the planned chandeliers, so second call was to the florist who so graciously and willingly changed some of her floral order and totally changed her design plan for the tent. A face-time call upon installation of tent on Wednesday allowed her to get the perfect measurements and design down for her install team on Saturday am.
End of story, bride liked this adapted design even more than her original design, and the tent and added rental fans kept the tent nice and cool, and oh-so beautiful. View wedding gallery by Mountainaire Gatherings Photography.
Classic Elegance-White Wedding
Not only was this bride and groom stunning, but so were all their aesthetic choices, from the all-white floral choices to the white on white tux for Jack. All of touches highlighted the grace of this couple, simple yet elegant, quiet, yet making a statement. The look of a “White Wedding” and streamlined all-white color scheme has been gaining traction in industry trends, but it is difficult to do just right, without it looking like something was overlooked. This lush greenery and natural scenery of this event made the whites pop and sing as bright as the sunny day. The weather for this late June wedding was as perfect as the touches, warm sun and cool breezes. They ventured to the Lower Lakes for some special one on one time and photographer, Julia Backus traveled along to capture some magnificent images.
Rain and Rainbows
You never know what kind of weather you will get in the Adirondacks, but as they often say here “if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes”…
Most of this wedding day was lovely, and guests were out hiking and playing golf, right around ceremony time the skies darkened, and out came the white umbrellas. The dark sky was the perfect juxtaposition to the yellow and orange cheerful floral pallet. Note the creative circular alter piece constructed by Black Sheep Gardens Floral Design.
Luckily this bride and groom were very go-with-the-flow as were all of the guests. Our dedicated staff was on hand to pass out the umbrellas mid ceremony when the threatening sky gave way to summer showers. As soon as the storm rolled past the mountains, we were still able to reset the cocktail hour and hold it outdoors, luckily, because here guests could enjoy the extraordinary rainbow show punctuating the mountain skyline. A very happy ending... or beginning.
View photos of this beautiful wedding. Photos courtesy of SARAH DICKENSON PHOTOGRAPHY.
Let’s Work Together
A perfect example of synergy. There were 1000 things to do. Cocktail hour just about to start. Passed appetizers being plated. Food station being set. We had this charming idea of a tiered pre pour station greeting. Champagne and wine. Until the wind started gusting. And glasses were blowing over into each other and breaking. Enter team synergy. The most important element of a successful event. This amazing serving crew from The Hindquarter Catering jumped in to help bartenders from Olive or Twist Traveling Bar Co. For a holding team long enough to save the day. Go team!!
#weddingteam @TheHindquarter @oliveortwisttravelingbarco
Amazing Adirondack Wedding
New wedding photo gallery posted! Amazing Adirondack Wedding captured by Tomas Flint Wedding Photography, flowers by Table and Tulip, Cole S. Hull Woodworking provided birch log votive candles, and Juniper Events & Design helpers tied the tags. @tomasflintphoto @tableandtulip @colehullwoodworking #weddingplanning
A fairytale. This lovely couple married at the club where they met through a reluctant introduction by their mothers. Their guests enjoyed an Adirondack retreat weekend with tennis, hiking, golf and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the club. All punctuated by perfect weather and relaxed smiles.
The couple was gracious and kind from the beginning of the planning process and right through the Wedding day. Often saying, “whatever you think is best Mim, we trust you—you do this all of the time.”
Embarrassingly, during their speech of the friends and family they wanted to thank for making their relationship and day possible they mentioned Mim, who at the time smiled back and nodded—but felt like crawling under the dining table. Not that I’m shy, but I feel a job well done from a planner is a humble and invisible one.
A special local couple enjoyed a magical day with picture-perfect June weather at amazing local venues! The ceremony at beautiful St. Agnes Church, followed by reception at Intervale Base Lodge at Olympic Jumping Complex, with Good Guy Productions entertainment, Little Farmhouse Flowers, and Simply Gourmet Catering, unified this fairy-tale event. We look forward to sharing the photo album captured by Out of the Ordinary Photography. #LakePlacidWedding @ericewilsongoodguyproductions @SimplyGourmetLakePlacid @littlefarmhouseflowers @ootophoto
When working with a client recently, the bride asked me if she should consider a second shooter, since her wedding would have about 200 guests. I replied that the second shoot had less to do with covering a shot for all of the guests but instead for capturing moments at the wedding that are simultaneous. i.e., bride and groom getting ready in different places at the same time, the grooms face when the bride is coming down the aisle and the brides face at that same magic moment, detail shots of the set up of reception room before guests enter—at the same time family portraits are being taken.
In my experience, the second shooter is most critical until guests are seated for dinner, at that point events consolidate and it is easier to capture moments in one space as they unfold for one photographer.
A colleague and great photographer posted this great explanation recently.
@ErinCoveyCreative @Cov #weddingphotographer #weddingplanner
Team photo courtesy of Erin Covey Creative
A fun photo shoot with staff and we are all excited for a stellar spring summer and fall event season! Meet the key team members of Juniper Events & Design—all vastly experience coordinators and planners. Catherine, Kaysie and Kari (rolls off the tongue) — all have worked with Juniper Events & Design as planners in past seasons but are taking on a more involved role. Kaitlyn is a new team member and new to the Adirondacks from Rochester, NY and we are excited to welcome her to the all-star team. Connor will be returning for a third planning season after graduating college and Joseph Wilson returns for his second season. With this experienced and cohesive staff, there is little that can’t be done to make sure your every need is met on event day, or in advance. Read more about the team and meet us in photos. #weddingplanners #adirondackevents
Wedding Quilt Guest Book
A guest book you can use, display and cherish forever! Today guests are getting personal and creative when it comes to guest book ideas, signing and Adirondack Chair, a pair of antique skis, and a guest book quilt. This beautiful quilt was put together after a recent wedding. At the event, guest signed pre-cut quilt squares with a permanent fabric pen, later it was quilted together by a close family friend and served as the wedding gift to the couple. What a keepsake to treasure over. Another great idea or inspiration to break the traditional mold and do things your way for your day. #weddingquilt #guestbook
Mimi Wacholder, Founder and Principal Consultant