March 5, 2015

Jenny and Jason’s Winter Destination Wedding Photos | Lake Placid

Lake Placid Destination Wedding Photos

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Congratulations to Jenny and Jason on their Valentine’s Day Wedding!

This past Valentine’s Day, I was lucky enough to get to photograph a Destination Wedding at one of my favorite Destinations–Lake Placid.  I really enjoyed getting to know Jenny and Jason over the past year.  Their Winter Wedding in Lake Placid was very beautiful and romantic and totally suited them.  Below is their story:

How did you meet?

“We met when I was a junior in college, and I was at home on Winter Break working at a restaurant in Lake Placid to make some extra money.  Jason worked there full time and there was just this obvious attraction between us.   I was never able to forget about him when I went back to school.  When I graduated two years later and moved back home, I remember calling him and asking him if he wanted to go swimming off the dam in Lake Placid (which is where we had some of our engagement pictures taken).  We were in very different places in our lives then, but I had this feeling that I was going to marry him.  That Winter, I decided that I wanted to learn how to snowboard. . . he agreed to try it with me.  We had so much fun learning together and tumbling down the bunny hill.  That was when we really fell in love.  That Fall, I went to Law School.  Two years later, Jason decided to go back to school to pursue a dgeree in Special Education.  We were long distance for five years, but we always found a way to make it work–with lots of phone calls and lots of miles put on our cars visiting each other!

River Rock Salon Photos
Jenny and the girls got hair and makeup done at the River Rock Salon in Lake Placid.

Wedding Photos Adirondacks

Winter Wedding Detail Photos
Some details at the hotel. Loved the shoes.
Winter Wedding Lake Placid Photos
Jenny and her mom having a quiet moment.
Lake Placid Winter Wedding Photos
How fun is this?
Winter Wedding Photos NY
I just love the expression in this image.

Winter Wedding Photos Lake Placid NY

How did he propose?

“In March 2014, we took a vacation to one of our favorite places–St. John in the US Virgin Islands.  The first day, we hiked up Ram’s Head Point, a small mountain that overlooks the southernmost point on St. John.  We were the only ones at the top when we arrived and the views were incredible with turquoise Caribbean water and small islands dotting the landscape.”

Lake Placid NY Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos Lake Placid

Winter Wedding Lake Placid NY

Black and White Wedding Photos NY

Jason then said he wanted to tak a picture of us, and went to find a rock to place the camera on and set the self timer.  I remember thinking how slowly he was walking towards me and that the timer was going to go off!  When he got to me, he took me in his arms and then all of a sudden, he was down on one knee!  I was so surprised–he had convinced me that he was going to propose once he was done with school.  And so although I had secretly hoped for it to happen on St. John, I didn’t think it was going to.  It was really once he took the ring out of his pocket that it hit me it was actually happening!  I can still see the ring sparkling in the sun while Jason held it and asked me to marry him.   And I said Yes!  (We also have the whole proposal on video as he set the camera on record–we played part of it at our wedding rehearsal dinner, which was really special)

Winter Wedding Photos Upstate NY

St Agnes Church Lake Placid

St Agnes Lake Placid Wedding Photo

Lake Placid Wedding Photographer


What made you choose your date and venue?

“We got engaged in March and didn’t want to have a long engagement.  We have been together for over seven years and just wanted to be married!  A Summer or Fall wedding seemed too quick to plan, and the following Summer was too far away.  We both love Winter and really fell in love in the Winter.  When we started thinking about a Winter wedding, we just knew that was perfect for us.  There just seemed to be something so cozy and romantic about it to us, and we were really excited to invite our friends and family to Lake Placid during our favorite time of year!  Jason is a teacher, so we had to pick a time when he had vacation days from school–President’s Weekend was perfect for us because we could have our wedding then go on a honeymoon.

The Saturday of President’s Day Weekend happened to be Valentine’s Day as well–we had been through a lot in our relationship and our love has always found a way.”

Winter Wedding Photos

St Agnes Wedding Photos

WEdding Photos Lake Placid

Wedding Photos Lake Placid

“We looked at a couple of venues in Lake Placid, but we knew we wanted to have our wedding at the Lake Placid Club Golf House when we saw it.  There are beautiful views of the mountains (many of which we have climbed together) and the inside is rustic in an elegant and classy way.  We were also excited about the fireplace, as we thought it would have the warm and cozy feeling we were hoping for.”

St Agnes Wedding Photos

St Agnes Wedding Photos Lake Placid NY

St Agnes Lake Placid WEdding Photos

Wedding Photos Lake Placid

Lake Placid Winter WEdding Photos
That moment after the ceremony when they realized they were really married.

St Agnes Lake Placid wedding photos

St Agnes Lake Placid Wedding Photos


What current trends did you include in your wedding?

I am not sure if we included any current trends or not!  We tried to make all of our decisions based on what we liked and envisioned.  We really tried to personalize the ceremony and reception and make it our own.


Winter Wedding Photos Lake Placid NY
We went to the lake to do some photos.

Winter WEdding Photos

Winter Wedding Photos Lake Placid

Winter Wedding Photos


What advice would you give other couples when planning a wedding?

“Early on in the process, write down what getting married means to you and keep this where you can see it throughout the process.  It is very easy to get bogged down in the details and deciding what color napkins to choose and where the guests should sit–but the biggest accomplishment of the planning is that at the end of the day, you will be married to your best friend, and all your family and friends have come together to celebrate that!”

Lake Placid Wedding Photographer
The fur Jenny wore was really perfect.

Lake Placid Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographer Lake Placid

“Also, try to enjoy the process itself.  All the fun moments, like picking out the venue together, choosing your dress, getting your dress alterations, selecting meals to the more logistical details.  It is all part of the planning process that leads to everything coming together on your big day.  Have fun with it and enjoy this time!  But do make sure to designate time with your fiance that you don’t talk about or plan the wedding!”

Lake Placid Golf Club Wedding Photos

Lake Placid Golf Club Wedding Photos
Loved the candles over the fireplace.

Lake Placid Golf Club Wedding Photos

Lake Placid Golf Club Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos Lake Placid Golf Club

Golf Club Lake Placid Wedding Photos

Is there anything you would have done differently if you could do it over?

“Looking back on our wedding day, it was our perfect day.  If I had to do it all over again, I would do it exactly the same.”

Golf Club Lake Placid Wedding Photos

Golf Club Lake Placid Wedding Photos

Lake Placid Wedding Photos

Wedding Photographer Lake Placid

Wedding Photos Lake Placid NY

Wedding Reception Photos Lake Placid Golf Club


What is up next for you as a couple?

“Well, we are actually going to go on a second honeymoon!  Our flight to St. John after the wedding was cancelled due to weather, and so when those plans fell through we ended up going to Stowe, VT instead.  We had a great time snowboarding and cross country skiing on what we are calling our “Winter Moon.”  We were able to reschedule all of our reservations in St. John and are looking forward to soaking up the sun!  After that, we are looking forward to enjoying our new home together with our dog Dexter, doing some renovations and barbequing on our deck this summer.”

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Wedding Photos
We went up to the Ice Palace in Saranac Lake after the reception to capture a few pictures.

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Wedding Photos

Ice Palace Saranac Lake Wedding Photos
I really loved the colored lights at the Ice Palace.

Lake Placid Wedding Vendors for Jenny and Jason’s Wedding:

Lake Placid Wedding Photography | Blackburn Portrait Design

Lake Placid Wedding Planning | Juniper Events, Mimi Franz

Hair and Makeup Artistry | River Rock Salon

Lake Placid Wedding Venue | Lake Placid Club Golf House

Entertainment | Lake Placid DJ Lee Kyler

Florist | East Branch Organics

Dress Designer | Justin Alexander

Church | St. Agnes

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