We recently flew out to upstate New York to photograph our first Sagamore Resort wedding. Nestled deep in the Adirondacks, this sprawling venue opened its doors in 1883 and overlooks beautiful Lake George. In addition to the wedding festivities, guests enjoyed incomparable lake views, fine dining, and unparalleled hospitality from the staff.
Joyce and Adam wed on a beautiful summer day in June in front of all of their closest friends and family.
Joyce got ready in a cabin on the property surrounded by her bridesmaids and mom by her side. With mimosas in hand and hip-hop playing on the stereo, everyone was in great spirits. Adam prepared with his groomsmen in the main building of the Sagamore before heading off to see his bride-to-be. Joyce and Adam met on the rooftop balcony of the hotel for their first look. Family and friends gathered by the window to watch the two embrace one another with hugs and kisses of excitement. Afterward, everyone joined us on the balcony to capture bridal party and family photos.
New York is known for typically having crazy humidity during its summer months but we were graced with perfect weather that weekend. Guests were guided to their seats overlooking the lake for the ceremony. Hundreds of pink roses and white hydrangeas lined the aisle that lead up to a gorgeous floral arch. Hand-written vows were exchanged between Joyce and Adam and there was no shortage of teary eyes in the audience.
After the ceremony, guests headed to the main lawn where they enjoyed fresh hors d’oeuvres and handmade cocktails. All of Joyce and Adam’s immediate family met inside for a private tea ceremony. Following the tea ceremony, everyone headed outdoors down to the water to finish family photos and capture couples portraits. The light was just perfect, so we made sure to stop at multiple locations around the property to capture a variety of looks.
After cocktail hour, guests were ushered inside an enormous translucent tent for the reception and to welcome the newly married bride and groom. Family and friends made heartfelt speeches and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner. Afterwards, guests danced the night away in celebration while enjoying dessert, drinks, and a photo booth to remember the evening.
Photography | Alex W Photography
Venue | Sagamore Resort
Florals | Blooms For Rooms
Rentals | Total Events
Video | I Do Films
HMUA | Miss Harlequin
Band | Sound Society
Cake | Aram Cake Boutique
Photo Booth | Ebabil Films
Film Lab | Richard Photo Lab