Saturday, July 7, 2012

Trish and Rick: Destination Wedding TDF, Part 1

I cannot believe that Trish and Rick are almost ready to celebrate their first wedding anniversary and I'm just posting this now, but I assure you it will have been worth the wait! The scene was last August at the spectacular Sagamore Resort on Lake George where we transformed the iconic hotel into a truly customized and totally adorable nautical-meets-preppy inspired wedding for an absolutely fantastic couple.  Every one of their 150 guests traveled from a distance to be a part of this celebration full of warmth at the bride and groom's favorite vacation spot.  They had been coming to the Sagamore for many years to celebrate special occasions or just to have a weekend away, but because it was also the site for their romantic engagement, it was a natural choice for the wedding as well.

Both Trish and Rick loved navy blue and had a thing for nautical symbols, so we knew those elements would be the basis of the design.  Soon after we began working together, I visited their apartment with a few different color palette options. Without hesitation, Trish knew that hot pink was the perfect accent color, and from there, their wedding design was born. 

To get you started, I thought I'd give you a peek at their outdoor rehearsal soiree on the pool deck at the Sagamore overlooking the Lake. If glamorous camping can be called "glamping," I'd say this casual feast was definitely a "glarbeque!" Guests enjoyed BBQ and grill favorites at long picnic-like tables accented with tons of candle lanterns.

All photos by Sofia Negron

To set the scene, we strung patterned flag garlands along with mini lights across the space with poles we erected solely for this purpose.

Their signature anchor made cameos throughout the weekend, starting with the napkin rings and cocktail napkins at the rehearsal dinner.

What would a lakeside BBQ be without a s'mores station?

Guests could relax throughout the space on Adirondack chairs around fire pits... we were actually in the Adirondacks after all!

With such an amazing and special pre-wedding celebration, you can only imagine what's to come! Stay tuned....