I was very excited to photograph Meghann and Mike’s Destination Wedding on Friend’s Lake at the Fern Lodge in Chestertown recently. The Fern Lodge is beautiful at any time of the year and the weather that day was perfect. Below is their story:
How did you meet? We met at a bar in Northampton, Massachusetts.
How did he propose? Mike had just come home from Pennsylvania. Mike purchased the ring in Pennsylvania. I was grading papers when he asked me. His original plan to ask me to marry him was at one of my favorite hiking spots in Williamstown, Massachusetts. However, he told me that he had to ask me the night he came home because he was excited.
How did you choose your venue? I had lived and worked in England for years. Most of my friends there either rented out a lodge or had their wedding at an inn. I always thought the British approach to getting married was more for me. Mike agreed that would work better for us since there are 5+ hours between our families. We camp in the Adirondacks every summer. I started researching possible lodges to rent. When I found the Fern Lodge, I just had to see it. When we went there in September, we instantly knew we had to get married there.
What advice would you give to other couples planning a wedding in a destination location particularly? Ask someone who lives locally to give recommendations for food, flowers, hair/makeup, etc. The owner of the Fern Lodge gave us incredible recommendations.
How did you feel when you saw each other for the first time at the ceremony?
Meg; The happiest moment of my life
Mike: Meg looked stunning. I felt like the luckiest man in the world.
What is next for you as a couple? At the moment, we are trying to finish the last updates on our condo. We are hoping to put it on the market soon because we would like a larger home.
Congratulations to Meg and Mike! Your wedding was beautiful!
Did you enjoy reading about this wedding at the Fern Lodge? You might also like these Fern Lodge Wedding Photos. Please call Susan Blackburn at 518.584.4237 to schedule a consultation to discuss your Wedding Photography needs.
Wedding Vendors for Meghann and Mikes’ Destination Wedding on Friend’s Lake
Wedding Photography | Blackburn Portrait Design
Wedding Officiant | Reverend Joy Burke
Wedding Ceremony Venue | The Fern Lodge
Wedding Dinner Venue | The Friend’s Lake Inn
Susan Blackburn is a Wedding Photographer serving Saratoga, Lake George and the Adirondack Regions of New York State.