est. 2008

Amy-Lynn + Jake | Whiteface Lodge Wedding

Mary Dougherty

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Bride and groom walking with a mountain view on their Lake Placid wedding day

Whiteface Lodge Wedding

There is just so much that makes Amy-Lynn and Jake’s Whiteface Lodge Wedding in Lake Placid New York special. Not only does this couple have amazing style and creativity they were the most genuine and easy to work with. They brought together a great team which makes all the difference day of.

Elexis from Placid Planner orchestrated the event and was so on her game and joy to be around. Linda from Little Farmhouse Flowers grew the most amazing Icelandic Poppies (among other amazing flowers) and created the most stunning archway and arrangements. I’m going to be talking about the meadow floral installation at the sweetheart table for a long time.

To make this day even better, it was only 15 minutes from home. Most people invite me to join them farther from home, so finding the right couple to work with for a Whiteface Lodge Wedding in the Adirondacks is gold. Reach out here if you are planning a wedding and interested in learning about my process and offerings.

Lovers Society dress from lovely bride with carol hannah skirt and belt | Mary Dougherty

Their story

The truth is, as much as I have been looking forward to this day and loved documenting it, this couple has been waiting even longer. However, after waiting 11 years for this day there was so much to celebrate and enjoy.

Their first meeting was as five year olds. It wasn’t until years later that they connected at their brothers game. They grew their relationship but also pursued their own dreams. They settled in Rochester New York and set down some roots. Lake Placid had always been a special place for Jake’s family. Their house on Mirror Lake was the gathering point for many great occasions. It only seemed right to have their wedding in a place so meaningful and enjoy the mountains and lakes that the Adirondacks have to offer.

wedding bouquet with icelandic poppies and orange, red, yellow flowers and ribbon by Little Farmhouse Flowers for Lake Placid Wedding | Mary Dougherty

The Whiteface Lodge was beautiful decorated with flowers by Little Farmhouse. The archway from the church was placed behind the sweetheart table. This year you guys are changing my mind on sweetheart tables! Maggie + Ian had a beautiful one as well.

Whiteface Lodge Wedding Reception set up with sweetheart table and floral arch | Mary Dougherty
Birdies slippers worn on wedding day | Mary Dougherty

These Birdies slippers are the perfect choice. Can you even with that pom-pom?

woman in yellow dress holding wedding cake with flowers by Enuf Chocolates | Mary Dougherty

The Wedding Color Palette

Most people are including a pop of color on their wedding as opposed to an all white event. Amy-Lynn went even further by adding brightness throughout the event. I love it. Yellow, orange red and blue were major colors for the day. That coordinate with the blush, cream, and white palette worn by Amy-Lynn. She had two different looks. A dress by Lovers Society and Carol Hannah Skirt and belt. It allowed her flexibility to change for the reception.

The color palette was carried out in this cake by Enuf Chocolates was so simple and stunning.

bride smiling holding her bouquet wearing sunglasses in Lake Placid | Mary Dougherty
Lake Placid House on Mirror Lake View from Dock on a wedding day | | Mary Dougherty
flower girl walking down steps | Mary Dougherty
meadow floral installation for wedding sweetheart table with Icelandic Poppies by Little Farmhouse Flowers | Mary Dougherty
bride and groom standing in field of golden yellow flowers | Mary Dougherty
bride and groom walking away towards mountains | Mary Dougherty
bride and groom kissing on the dock on wedding day with icelandic poppy bouquet | Mary Dougherty

Let’s get in to the flow of the day, now that you saw the highlights. The day started on Mirror Lake and the Whiteface Lodge. Soon the couple met at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid for their ceremony.

three flower girls sitting with dresses and flower crowns on talking and laughing | Mary Dougherty
bride getting ready in lovers society dress and carol hannah skirt with birdies shoes | Mary Dougherty
Bride in Veil
Groom at Mirror Lake
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lake Placid
Wedding Program
Bride and Groom share a kiss at their Whiteface Lodge Wedding
Bride with colorful bouquet
Bride and Groom in front of the Adirondack Mountains
Wedding bouquet with orange flowers from Little Farmhouse
Wedding couple running toward mountains
Adirondack Wedding Flowers from Little Farmhouse

There was so much fun after the ceremony enjoying time with family and taking pictures, since we did not do a first look. There was a second look – so Amy-Lynn was able to surprise Jake with the reception look she worn (which was without the Carol Hannah skirt).

Whiteface Lodge Wedding Photos
Posing outside of The Whiteface Lodge

Whiteface Lodge Wedding Reception

Guests dined by candle light, enjoyed delicious dessert by Enuf Chocolates and truly danced the night away. There was fun to be had by all and so much to celebrate and remember. Share your favorite part or save it to Pinterest. Thanks for taking a minute to view these images!

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