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.
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
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
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
Lake Placid was the lovely locale for this December fairytale wedding! We are grateful to all of our collaborators for contributing their talents including Due West Photography, Father John and St. Agnes Church, Hair and Make Up by Katherine Elizabeth Salon, Cover Story Entertainment, Mateo Vale' Video Production, Kris at Trillium Florist, reception at Whiteface Lodge, dessert buffet by Centerplate, and Ground Force One transport. View the gorgeous photo gallery! #fairytalewedding @DueWestPhotographyNY @whitefacelodge @CoverStoryEntertainment @KatherineElizabethSalon @mateovaleproductions @centerplate
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.
Mimi Wacholder, Founder and Principal Consultant