An Intimate Lakeside Adirondack Elopement | Hannah & Sam

I’m excited to share this Adirondack Elopement (featuring newlyweds Hannah and Sam) in the Adirondack Mountains. 

This wedding was styled by Lacy Geary and orchestrated by Mary Dougherty. Every detail was breathtaking. 

On the day of the wedding, we began before dawn. After driving down to Saranc Lake, we rowed out toward a small remote island. It was an intimate spot for the wedding ceremony!

We took lots of photographs as the sun rose. Because we started early in the morning, we were able to catch the beautiful sunrise light—it was the perfect way to start the morning.


Hannah & Sam’s invitation.

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How gorgeous is this stunning bouquet by Fern Croft?

Adirondack Elopement Island

The island where the ceremony was held.

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An intimate ceremony with just Hannah, Sam, and their friend and officiant Staci.

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Hannah and Sam changed after the ceremony and we headed to the Lake Placid Lodge. The waterfront reception consisted of only a handful of guests to keep things intimate.

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I seriously don’t think these two could be happier together.

Looking out over lakeCenterpieceStoicAdirondack WeddingEntrancesMealsDinnerFirst danceSmilingGuestsDancingCheers

Cheers to an amazing day!


Hannah & Sam’s Adirondack Elopement Vendors

Host: Mary Dougherty
Design, Create Direction & Fashion Styling: Lacy Geary
Tom Schelling Photography
Venue: Lake Placid Lodge

Videography: Live Oak Films
Bride’s Dress: L’eto Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Florals: Fern Croft
Hair & Makeup: The Luminous Bride
Calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness


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