Monday, December 14, 2015

Krista & Chase - The Sagamore Wedding

I love all my couples, and that love grows in leaps and bounds especially when the bride is a family friend. We have known Krista's family since John and I moved to Upstate NY 10 years ago. To say they were instrumental in us finally making the big move would be an understatement! Not only are they our close dear friends, but also John's employer. Yikes! The stakes were high on this one! :-)

Krista and Chase were married on Mother's Day weekend at the absolutely stunning Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing along the shores of Lake George. It was a gorgeous weekend!

The family and I worked together on every aspect of this amazing wedding. There were many, many site visits and meetings with the rental company to plan every detail - florals, draping, mirrors, furniture, linens, stationary, favors, cafe lighting - we designed it all. Needless to say I was so excited that JP Elario and his team were the photographers, because I knew they would be able to capture all the magic. Thanks JP for sharing these amazing images!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquet

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquet


All the floral designs throughout the day were lush, elegant, and sparkly! Krista loves sparkle!!!

Typically, I design in a whimsical manor that calls for some wild reckless abandon. I love that I was able to take a walk on the more traditional side, and remain true to the couples classic taste and lifestyle.


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquet
Sisters!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Maid of Honor's Bouquet

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquet


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquet
Love this family!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Boutonniere

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor
Love this idea - I had a local company help create all the signage.

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor
This is why you get married at The Sagamore - perfect!


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Ceremony Decor
Yay!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Wedding Party Flowers
This is fun!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bridesmaid's Bouquets


One of my favorites!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bride's Bouquets

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Cocktail Hour - Cafe Lights
I suggested they use the patio for cocktail hour  -  adding cafe lights and lanterns helped create a sense of warmth. It also served as a cool additional hang out location under the lights as the evening progressed.

It was great to see one of my past couples Rachael & Scott

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Cocktail Hour - Cafe Lights

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Boat Ride
How cool is this! Chase arranged for a surprise boat ride on Lake George.

 The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Boat Ride

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Bouquet

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Reception Decor
The couples first look at the reception room.

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Table Trellis - Reception Decor
The most elaborate head table to date!
This was so much fun to design!
The runners and chair covers were custom made...with extra sparkle of course!
...so lucky to have talented friends - thank you Stacey!
The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Table Trellis - Head Table - Reception Decor
You just can't buy something like this off the shelf.
John and I designed this table trellis on paper. John took the idea, had it approved by a highly regarded engineer and built it himself with the help of a professional metal fabricator.
IT-WAS-A-MA-ZING



The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Table Trellis - Head Table - Reception Decor


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Centerpieces - Reception Decor
A gorgeous mix of tall and low centerpieces were used throughout the reception room
...with lots of candles...lots and lots of candles!


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Centerpieces - Reception Decor

 The menu

We thought it would be nice to have a casual lounge with a chandelier in the reception room.
Hey, why not!

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Centerpieces - Reception Decor

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Centerpieces - Reception Decor
I worked with the bride, mother of the bride (I miss talking with you everyday Karen!!) and Clifton Park Rentals to design every last detail you see in this room. When it was all done you would never know it was a meeting room in the convention center.

The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Table Trellis - Head Table - Reception Decor

Planning, designing and delivering an event like this is no small task. It took 3 master level floral designers, John (who counts as 3 people) and his logistics team to pull this off - we are talking many, many hands on deck. I am lucky be a part of  a worldwide network of expert floral designers, The Chapel Designers.  Each one of them a highly successful and published designer, basically floral ninjas. I am so thankful to Jeanette from True Florette (in Rockland County NY) and Trish Van de Merkt from Chicago for taking time from their families to help make my plans come to fruition.




The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Reception
It was a great Maid of Honor toast!


There is no job Christine Wheat will not help one of her brides with. A great day-off planner really allows for a smooth, well run wedding and takes all the stress off of a couple.

One of my favorites - a toss bouquet the breaks into many smaller bouquets.


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Candy Bar
Candy bar favors - yum!


The Sagamore Wedding - Lake George, NY - Flowers - Candy Bar


Congratulations Krista & Chase!
We wish you a lifetime of happiness...and we hope to see you soon!

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