Lacey+Mark’s Crooked Lake House Wedding


This has to be one of the biggest Crooked Lake House wedding we’ve ever captured, and one of the most incredible. 280 guest, cathedral ceremony, and a full fireworks display were just a few of the details that were part of the story of Lacey+Mark’s wedding.

Despite the size of the event it felt small and comfortable, like a close connection of friend. Lacey’s brother puts this into words what I think we were all experiencing and that is Lacey+Mark’s connection with everyone in their lives. That is how you have 280 guest at your wedding, that is how an amazing night like this one happens.

We can’t thank you enough for having us not only film your Crooked Lake House wedding, but also for making us feel like the 281st guest.

Venue: Crooked Lake House
Ceremony: The Church of the Blessed Sacrament
Event Coordinator: Christine Wheat Special Event Firm
Photography: Ryan Brenizer Photography
Makeup: Kyle Anne Garcia
Band: Mirage out of Boston
Decor/Flowers: Parties with Mia
Crooked Lake House Wedding Video: Clark+Walker Studio

4th of July came early at Lacey+Mark’s wedding and we just had to put something special together to show this fireworks display off.

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Ashley+Chris Whiteface Club Lake Placid, NY


What a wonderful day in Lake Placid for Chris+Ashley’s Whiteface Club wedding! We just love Lake Placid! Ashley’s family does too – from hockey, lacrosse, family reunions growing up. LP reminds Chris of home in the Pacific Northwest – rivers, mountains, etc.

They met in Nashville in the Spring of 2009 when Ashley took a girls trip from Chicago to visit a friend in grad school at Vanderbilt; dated long distance for three years while Chris finished his career in the Army Special Operations; following service, Chris joined Ashley in Chicago. Chris proposed under a bridge in Central Park (NYC), just before Christmas of 2013. Full rundown here: http://www.gersukmurphywedding.com/our-wedding.

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Every generation on Ashley’s side of the family had a sapphire ring on.

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Ashley and her family went all the way to China to find this lace material.

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Flowers were done by family friend David Micheal Schmidt.

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Accessories were Pearl/Diamond earrings given to her by her parents for college graduation, Necklace borrowed from her mother, bracelet borrowed from Godmother Aunnie Kay.

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We just love the moments right before the ceremony.

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Just look at that amazing view.

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Wedding & Reception Venue(s):
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Father John Yonkovig
Whiteface Club & Resort – Moose Lodge Boathouse & ADK Dining Room
Dress: Kim Vanyo Designs (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Shoes: Silver/Gold Sparkly Pumps
Hair/makeup: Hair by Mirror Lake Inn Spa, Make-up by Crystal McComber
Bridesmaid dresses: JCrew, with Necklaces – pearls gathered by my sister-in-law “TT” from her home in Shanghai China, and necklaces made by family friend Krys Owens
Flowers: David Schmidt, longtime family friend and visionary behind Renaissance Floral Design
Cake: The wonderful Claudia & Iggy from Crisan Bakery
Catering: Whiteface Club & Resort, prepared by Executive Chef Peter Keightley and the whole operation coordinated by Kristin Parker.
Entertainment: Henry Haid, Jackie Duryea and East Coast Band

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Agata+Mark l Sagamore Wedding


Epic!! That’s the only way I can describe this gorgeous Sagamore wedding. Generally we feature a wedding on the blog with either photo or video, but today we’re featuring both at the same time with Agata+Mark’s wedding. We had such a blast capturing both photo+video, and it was such a team effort, it just seemed like everything needed to be shared together.

We knew coming into this wedding it was going to be a highlight for us. June is almost always our busiest month, and these guys kicked the month off with excitement, energy, and model-like looks. I’ve gotten to know these 2 from a good many emails, and meetings, and it honestly felt like I was showing up to a friend’s wedding just taking pictures for them. Usually this is the part of the blog where I insert some of the info the couple has given me as commentary throughout the feature, but I’m actually going to switch it up. I’m going to post entire sections of the comments Agata shared with me throughout the post – you’ll see the questions in bold+italics. We’re going to start with their proposal story, then dive into the photo and video!

How did you meet? Do you have a special proposal story? We met in NYC but we actually fell in love in Lake George! Mark has been coming to Lake George for 4th of July all of his life & we’ve kept that tradition together since. Our first date was actually in Lake George and we’ve been together since. Days before we got engaged, we just came back from the beautiful Amalfi coast but Mark knew that there is no place more special to us than Lake George so he proposed right in Lake George on Sagamore’s Morgan boat! It was perfect!
Let’s get to these Sagamore wedding photos! This was not a 1 pair of shoes kind of wedding :)
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The dress was phenomenal, as expected (you’ll see Mark’s reaction to it in the video below). The florals were from Renaissance, nothing more even needs to be said (love them).
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Agata had these awesome cups for the ladies to toast with. Each cup had the type of alcohol written on it.
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What are your wedding colors and/or themes? We wanted a romantic garden style with tones of pinks/ peach, greenery and hints of yellow surrounded by candles.
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Another HOT bride and bridal party!
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Meanwhile we’re back with Mark and the guys doing their thing. Mark is just a phenomenal guy, full of positive energy, he just brought the same passion to the wedding that we have (which is rare, but inspiring).
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HOT groom alert too!
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The guys were great for us all day throughout the Sagamore property
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First look time! Classic Sagamore wedding photos with Lake George as the backdrop
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This blessing before we went to the church was a bit emotional
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Mark was showing us how it’s done! My man!
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We had to finally retreat to some shade for the wedding ceremony
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Then we were out on Miss Boathouse for some Lake George wedding photos
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I love the Sagamore wedding photos around the property
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Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements? Although we were getting married in Lake George we wanted touches of our Polish roots to be throughout the wedding: we had handmade vases imported from Poland with the placement cards, traditional poppy flowers for cocktail hour, a pierogi station at cocktail hour, band included a Polish singer and our after-party DJ was Polish.
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What is your inspiration when planning your wedding? We’re a couple that loves to have fun so we really wanted the atmosphere to be welcoming. Our priority was for people to enjoy themselves and dance all night. Everything came out perfect and as cheesy as it sounds, we knew the day would be perfect because no matter how the weather or décor turned out, we were just so excited about becoming one in the place where it all began. The enthusiasm of our dear friends and family was really the driving energy of room.
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The Sagamore reception looked incredibly, and everyone was chanting their names and partying from start to finish.
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BUTTA LIGHT – c’mon this wedding has everything! You think we weren’t going to get some #buttalight too?!
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Facebook and Instagram teasers below
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Is there anything else you’d like to share? Honestly, it’s been a blast working with Clark+Walker, Renaissance Floral Designs and the Sagamore team! Our weekend has really turned into a fairy tale we’ve always imagined.

Now check out this amazing Sagamore wedding video that Josh and the team put together!

Thank you SO SO SO much for being so awesome to work with, and for allowing us to share in your gorgeous Sagamore Wedding!

Dress: Matthew Christopher
Hair/makeup: Makeup: Agnieszka Choinska – NYC
Hair: Make Me Fabulous and Changes Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: Each bridesmaid had a choice from a variety of light through medium peach & pink dresses : J.Crew, Azazie, Jenny Yoo, Joanna August (Ultimately, I wanted everyone to feel and look their best!)
Flowers: Renaissance Floral Design
Cake: Sagamore Weddings
Catering: Sagamore Weddings
Entertainment: reception: Craig Scott Entertainment after-party: DJ Cool Cat
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Renaissance Floral Design

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Natasha+Garrett’s Sagamore Wedding Video


This is the start of a couple back-to back-weddings at The Sagamore and we’re thrilled to kick it off with Natasha+Garrett’s Sagamore wedding video. Plenty of gorgeous shots and touching words that bring this Sagamore wedding video to life and none more-so than that of the groom.

That is where we pick up the story.

Thank you Natasha+Garrett for having us be a part of your Sagamore wedding video.

Venue: The Sagamore & The Inn at Erlowest
Photography: Clark+Walker Studio

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Lake Placid Lodge Wedding Photos l Christine+Reed


On tap on the blog this evening we have Christine+Reed’s gorgeous Lake Placid Lodge wedding photos! I was really excited coming into this wedding – it was the start of “busy season” for me personally, I love Lake Placid Lodge weddings, and I also had friends like Christine Wheat and Renaissance Floral already involved with the wedding. I’m happy to say the day lived up to my already high expectations coming in. We had to battle some rain here and there throughout the day, but these 2 were troopers about it and we have the great images to prove it.

One thing I love with Lake Placid Lodge weddings if you never have to go far for your detail shots. Every nook and cranny you can find is well done.
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Having flowers from David and his team at Renaissance always helps start the day off right too!
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This image capture on the left is one that I’m always on the lookout for when I first arrive. The 2 mothers in the photo are admiring Christine’s veil together, and it’s a cool moment. I know neither of them are dressed yet, or are “ready,” but I still love looking for moments like these.
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Another gorgeous C+W bride! It never gets old :)
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Obviously the bridesmaids agree with me! What a great reaction as they see Christine for the first time
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Meanwhile Lindsay was killing it with Reed and the guys.
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A cool little “in-between” moment with the guys, and the view, as we head to the first look
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They both mentioned how much they wanted the view in the photos before the rain moved it – seems like mission accomplished.
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We had to go down to the dock to take advantage of the view for these Lake Placid Lodge wedding photos
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Meanwhile we had to put together one of our classic bridal party poses
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The rain, unfortunately, did move in right before the ceremony. Luckily we had this clear tent to keep the beauty in view, while also staying comfortably dry.
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The chandeliers were the perfect touch for the wedding ceremony
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The rain stopped (well… kinda) right as it was getting dark, so out we went in the boat!!
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This image of the 2 of them in the boat was teased on our Facebook page and our Instagram page, make sure you check there for our first teases from the weddings we shoot!
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The wedding reception tent at the Lake Placid Lodge looked gorgeous – it kept the view that everyone loves, while also keeping us shielded from crazy rain showers
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They have a very cool family tradition of having Reed’s cousin Bryan sing the first dance song, which was a very cool personal touch.
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Thank you for looking at our Lake Placid Lodge wedding photos! The busy season has officially started so we look forward to featuring all sorts of gorgeous affairs every week.

Ceremony+Reception: Lake Placid Lodge Weddings
Dress: Allure
Hair/makeup: Changes Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan
Flowers: Renaissance Floral Design
Cake: Lake Placid Lodge and Cake Placid
Catering: Lake Placid Lodge
Entertainment: Murali Coryell
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Christine Wheat
Lake Placid Lodge Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio

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