Destination Wedding at Whiteface Club & Resort

When I talk about a destination wedding it usually means the bride and groom travelled to Vermont for their nuptials, but in this case our destination was across the lake in New York.  Trish and Ben tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony at The Whiteface Club & Resort in Lake Placid over the weekend on a particularly lovely August day.  The weather was beautiful and the setting was absolutely perfect for a colorful summer wedding.

I didn’t meet the bride and groom until the wedding day so most of our planning took place via e-mail, but I simply loved their bright summery style and I had been looking forward to working with their colorful blooms.  Trish was not specific about the types of flowers she wanted, but she knew she wanted an array of blooms with a local, natural feeling.  Personally, I think they had exactly the right idea for the adirondack-resort setting.

Bride’s bouquet includes orange ranunculus, roses, blue delphinium, yellow lilies, magenta dianthus, yellow & hot pink freesia, green hydrangea and magenta stock with geranium foliage.

Bridesmaids’ bouquets are ready for delivery in their bloom boxes.  A junior bridesmaid’s bouquet & mom’s clutch bouquet are also on display.

The ceremony took place right on the lake.  The backdrop was stunning.

Colorful centerpieces were designed in wooden boxes for a rustic feeling.

I LOVE their homemade wedding favors–Stewed apples from “Granny Stella’s handwritten recipe”.  The gingham is too cute and on the inside of the tag they even share the recipe!

I’ll admit, I enjoy placing flowers on wedding cakes.  This cake was the perfect canvas.

Kate Youlen of That’s Inviting designed the stationery including table numbers, menus and seating cards that tied the whole tablescape together.

Daria and Andy Bishop were on the scene to photograph the day’s events–they are especially fun to work with.  It was a beautiful drive and it was neat to see Camel’s Hump from the other side of the lake (and to meet up with Daria and Andy on that side, too!).  It was our first time taking flowers on the ferry so that was kinda fun, too.

Congratulations to Ben and Trish!  You had a truly beautiful day to celebrate with your friends and family in an absolutely exquisite location!  I wish you both all the best.  And thanks for sharing some appley goodness with me!  YUMMM!!!


  • Sarah Jo

    August 25, 2010 at 9:44am ·

    Fabulous colors and designs…especially LOVE the pomander and centerpieces! Nicely done, Alison!

  • Hi Alison, It was such a pleasure to have you at the Club. Your designs are so fresh and beautiful! I loved when you put the little touch on Trish and Ben’s napkins and said “just so they know that someone was here…” I thought that was special. Hope to work with you again in the future! Enjoy the rest of the summer! ~Kristin

  • alison

    August 25, 2010 at 10:34am ·

    Thanks so much, Kristin! It was a pleasure working with you, too. It was especially fun to hear the club members/guests walk through and comment on the flowers! It’s such a friendly environment! Hope to see you again, too. Thanks for suggesting The Dancing Bears for dinner…we had delicious fajitas and nachos!

  • daria bishop

    August 25, 2010 at 2:25pm ·

    thanks for the shout out, sweet alison!! we love working with you because we always know the flowers will be beautiful…and we always look forward to your lovely smile too!!
    p.s. you’re getting so good at taking photos!

  • alison

    August 26, 2010 at 7:11am ·

    Thanks, D!!! Dave took some of these shots, too…he shoots while I finish fluffing centerpieces. Our wife-husband teams are pretty special! I am psyched that we already have a couple of weddings booked together for next year, too!

  • Trish

    August 28, 2010 at 5:13pm ·

    Thanks so much for everything Alison! The flowers were absolutely beautiful! And it was great to finally meet you in person!!!! 🙂

  • alison

    August 28, 2010 at 7:38pm ·

    It was great to meet you, too, Trish! It was a pleasure working with you…you had a great, seasonal style and such a beautiful location! I cannot wait to see pictures from Daria and Andy! Congrats…I hope your first week of married life has been blissful.

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