What are your wedding colors and/or themes?
We chose the Whiteface Club because of it’s location on Lake Placid and incredible views of Whiteface Mountain. Naturally the property had it’s fair share of Adirondack-themed decor. When deciding on our colors, I realized we were going to have to embrace the knotty pine, birch bark and occasional moose head. I have never been a huge fan of the color pink, but I knew having long, blush bridesmaids dresses would be the perfect way to soften the rustic backdrop. We chose to have the men wear navy suits and light blue ties to reflect the lake behind them during the ceremony. Ultimately, our colors ended up being red, white, blue and pink.
What is your inspiration when planning your wedding?
We wanted our guests to enjoy a relaxed, summer night on the lake. Our goal was to keep it as simple and laid back as possible. Once we found the Whiteface Club, we knew it was the venue that could make that happen. It allowed us to have the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all on one property, eliminating the need to have our guests travel from location to location. They simply walked from our ceremony in the garden, to the boathouse for cocktails, and finally to the Adirondack Dining Room for dinner, bonfire and s’mores. It was perfect.
Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements?
I’m from Ohio and Morgan grew up near Saratoga Springs, so deciding to have the wedding in Lake Placid meant a trip for both sides of our family. Many guests would be visiting the Adirondacks for the first time. So when it came to designing the invitations and other details, we wanted to keep everything true to the style of the area. We found the Adirondack Popcorn Company right on Main Street and decided that their “Moose Crunch” and other themed popcorn would be the perfect favor.
Did you include any special traditions, old or new?
It was really important that the wedding reflect our personalities. We wanted the ceremony to be light-hearted and funny, but still feel meaningful and important. We asked my cousin Cameron to officiate. It made it so much more personal and relaxed. We kept our vows traditional. I always loved the idea of reciting the same words our parents and grandparents did before us. Seemed like a way to tie us all together – a shared rite of passage, so to speak. My mom gave the speech at our reception. She was nervous she wouldn’t be able to get through it without choking up. Halfway through she pulled out her sleeping eye mask and put it on so she didn’t have to look us in the eye and risk crying. She proceeded to finish the speech while wearing it. This is a new tradition I may have to incorporate into future family weddings – it was hilarious and successful!
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
We absolutely loved working with Katie. I was afraid of super cheesy, senior picture type wedding photos and her style is anything but. She has impeccable taste and executed at premium level. We’re so happy with the way our day turned out, and not having to stress about the photography timeline was a huge part of that.
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Dress Shop: All Brides Beautiful (Located in my hometown of Hudson, Ohio)
Hair/makeup: Elements Day Spa and Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: Mix of BHLDN, Joanna August, Bill Levkoff and Weddington Way
Flowers: Blooms For Rooms
Cake: Whiteface Club
Catering: Whiteface Club
Entertainment: State of Sounds DJ’s
Coordinator/Planner: Kristin Parker of the Whiteface Club
Designer and Paper Goods: Jessi Tubero