I wrapped up my 2014 wedding season at the Lake Placid Lodge, in Lake Placid, NY with Aimee and James. It was a long drive, it rained, and it was far and away one of my favorite wedding days. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location, and the rains stopped for a perfect half hour, long enough for some bridal portraits and for Aimee and James to get to their ceremony without getting soaked.
This necklace I’m obsessed with. When Aimee broke it out, I almost hit the floor. You gotta love Rent the Runway – I know where I’m going next time I get glammed up.
My favorite description of Aimee and James came from the maid of honor’s speech at dinner. Before the party that they met at, Aimee turned to her and said, all she wanted to do was find herself a nice hipster boy. And so she did 🙂
Aimee and James also did a Vietnamese inspired string tying ceremony that started during their formal ceremony and lasted throughout the day. At the ceremony itself, Aimee and James tied a piece of string to each other’s wrists. The guests were also given a piece of string tied to their ceremony programs, with the instruction to tie it to either the bride or groom at some point of the course of night, symbolizing their love and support of the couple’s union. (P.S. it’s also a very clever way to get your guests to come up to you instead of going to them!)
This is an owl. The groundskeeper at Lake Placid Lodge was extremely excited to bring it out during cocktail hour and have the bride and groom and guests touch and hold it. Gotta love that analog. See? All the string! Tied up with love. All in all, a fantabulous party and a gorgeous day. A great way to wrap up my last season 🙂
Dress: Ivy & Aster
Ceremony Music: Jessica Belflower of Lark Strings
Flowers: Trillium Florist
Hair by River Rock Salon, and make-up by the bride herself