Adirondack Lakeside Wedding
I cannot even begin to tell you how stoked I was when Chelsea and Nick asked me to be a part of their wedding. Chelsea and I knew each other since we were little kids so to be a part of this adventure was something I couldn’t pass up.
So these two are pretty damn adventurous. Chelsea grew up in a small off-grid hamlet in the Adirondack Mountains that can only be accessed by boat in the summer, sea plane, or snowmobile in the winter! It’s a gorgeous little wilderness oasis tucked into the deep woods of upstate New York so when they told me this is where they would also be having their wedding I couldn’t wait!
With such a badass backstory, you know that their engagement had to be pretty epic too. These two took a trip to Scotland last year and he popped the question right on Isle of Skye!
Queue all of the awesome details! Prep started in the historic Beaver River Hotel, a pre-1900’s railroad hotel that has been in Chelsea’s family for decades. Old staircases, high tin ceilings, and wood everything? Yes yes yes.
I couldn’t get over how gorgeous these dusty florals were. Each type of stem was ordered from Fifty Flowers but the bridal party put all of the bouquets, centerpieces, and floral details together the day before the wedding! Talk about impressive!
I’ve gotta admit, their dreamy first look couldn’t have gone anymore perfectly. Misty morning light under the who-knows-how-old pines?
I’m still just so blown away by how beautiful these florals came out. More bride made bouquets!
Putting on this wedding was something for the books. This was only the third wedding that had ever happened in Beaver River at the Norridgewock Lodge, the first two were for Chelsea’s mom and aunt!
Can we just talk about how cool this scavenged arbor is? The groomsmen found all of the materials in the woods and made it the day before the ceremony!
Because of the secluded nature of where this was all happening, it was a real all hands on deck event! The dance floor was laid and the tent was raised by the groomsmen and just about everyone they could get their hands on. And because everything had to be brought in by boat (including guests!) everyone became a part of the big day. Friends and family catered the reception, their wedding cake was made my mom, and every little detail had to be calculated.
Our evening ended with a gorgeous sunset session complete with rock skipping.