Ali and James
Photos by Susan Blackburn Photography
Life is all about Adventure! This has been our motto through our whole relationship. It all began on a bike ride to our favorite hilltop for what I thought was to take in the beautiful Fall Foliage and was surprised to see James on his knee asking me to be his wife.
Having both worked in the hospitality industry, we knew we wanted to plan something untraditional and something that was true to us. Keeping a theme of Food, Fun and Fellowship we were drawn to our love of Lake Placid which is where each season holds a special place in our hearts for cycling and skiing. The Whiteface Lodge was the perfect location for our Winter Wedding!
We went outside the box with every part of our wedding story. For a Wednesday wedding, a small group of our closest family and friends gathered at the Whiteface Lodge for a Woodland Winter Wonderland Celebration. Following a private ceremony to exchange our vows in a lean-to, James and I along with our wedding guests warmed up by the fire, feasting on all our favorite foods with a custom family style menu complete with a Fried Dough Wedding Cake. The party continued with a Lumber Jack and Jill After Party including bowling, billiards and a midnight cigar social.
The best part of our special day was listening to our hearts and making the day truly what we wanted. We cannot wait to see where our adventure takes us next!