Indie Woodland Wedding: Amanda And Andrey


Good day my friends! Today we’re kicking things off with this wedding story from Amanda and Andrey. Their event took place in The Mountain House located in the indie woodland’s Adirondack Mountains. Their wedding proved to be a gorgeous affair and Amanda took care of all the floral arrangements by using dried flowers and placed them in their specialty beer bottles to signify her passion for home beer brewing which had become one of her favorite pastimes. I like their hand-stamped paper items as well as Amanda’s Leanne Marshall wedding dress. Also having these shades of mustard yellow all throughout the decorations really gives off that fun-loving feeling which the couple has been known for. Here’s what Amanda can share about the meaning behind the venue:

The Adirondack Mountain is such a significant place for both of us. I went on vacation here during summertime since I was a kid and Andrey has been hiking this area since his college days. Were going 46 now and we often spend the weekends hiking and exploring in this beautiful piece of land. So during our wedding, we want to have that spirit of the mountains in our special day.

Huge thanks to Emma McIntyre Photography for providing us these stunning pictures of the wedding and besr wishes to Andrey and Amanda!

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Our choice of music – Processional: “Razzle Dazzle” by Camera Obscura, Recessional: “I Can See the Pines are Dancing” by AA Bondy, First Dance: “Singularity” by Bright Eyes

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I love seeing Amanda and Andrey riding bikes on their wedding day! This moment was captured as the couple was taking their exit “ride” at their recessional and it’s so fun watching them. Wow, such a unique way to make a ceremonial exit!

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And these photos are some of the couple’s post-ceremony portraits. These pictures are a killer, right?

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The love the festive mood they incorporated while decorating the tent. The entire area was adorned by these color buntings, the apple place cards, and dried flowers! The relaxed feel of the decoration was felt around the area and it blended accordingly to the rustic surroundings.

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Our most memorable part of the wedding – The sky was getting dark and black clouds started looming the whole place during out reception dinner. We can even see the rain falling on the peaks over the distance. Even so, Andrey and I decided to slipped out for the moment and enjoy the view of the place and marvel at all of its magnificent views. We were able to absorb the amazing feeling of the moment and we did without with having a single drop of rain falling on us.

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Wedding advice – Making plans for your wedding is a very special time and it should always be fun. Just be happy being engaged and find time to enjoy the planning experience. Andrey and I have been involved in making most of our wedding projects and it was in those moments that I’ve learned to cherish our experience and make it more meaningful.

Venue: The Mountain House Keene, New York // Floral: DIY // Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall’s Ellie Long // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Lacy Sandal // Groom’s Suit: J.Crew Ludlow  // Bowtie: Fox & Brie // Paper Goods:  NativeBear // Catering + Cake: Chair 6

Canadian Mountain Elopement


This couple’s Canadian elopement is an epitome of finest simplicity and everything pretty. Since Adina and Lukasz began planning their wedding, they wanted to have a day that’s all about them and their love for each other and do away with the traditional wedding celebration. For those couples who might want to consider the idea of following this type of elopement, you might want to know some of these reasons to convince you even more: Adina and Lukasz was able to save money and since they chose to elope rather than having a usual wedding, they have managed to do a road trip and travel to some parts of the country for a month! Sounds really enticing right? Here’s more about their special day from their photographer, Emma McIntyre:

I really admire when couples decide to exchange vows just the way they wanted, without having to deal with the pressures brought about by friends, family, and even norms being set by the society. Adina and Lukasz were able to do that and it came out to be very beautiful. What supposed to be an Alaskan road trip suddenly became their elopement. The couple have already packed their camping equipments and prepared their dog Major for the trip which started on a trek west going to their hometown destination of Toronto. They both exchanged their vows beside a creek overlooking the stream going to the Kicking House River. It was a simple ceremony, but everything lovely.

Fugue canadien de ce couple est une incarnation de la plus belle simplicité et tout joli. Depuis Adina et Lukasz ont commencé à planifier leur mariage, ils voulaient avoir un jour qui est tout à leur sujet et de leur amour pour l’autre et de faire disparaître la célébration du mariage traditionnel. Pour les couples qui voudraient envisager l’idée de suivre ce type de fugue, vous voudrez peut-être savoir certaines de ces raisons pour vous convaincre encore plus: Adina et Lukasz a pu économiser de l’argent et qu’ils ont choisi de s’enfuir plutôt que d’avoir un mariage d’habitude, ils ont réussi à faire un voyage sur la route et se rendre à certaines parties du pays pendant un mois! Sonne vraiment alléchantes droit? Voilà plus de leur journée spéciale de leur photographe, Emma McIntyre:

J’admire vraiment lorsque les couples décident de l’échange des voeux juste la façon dont ils voulaient, sans avoir à faire face aux pressions engendrées par les amis, la famille, et même les normes étant établies par la société. Adina et Lukasz étaient capables de le faire et il est venu pour être très belle. Qu’est-ce censé être un voyage sur la route de l’Alaska est soudainement devenu leur fugue. Le couple a déjà fait leurs équipements de camping et préparé leur chien majeur pour le voyage qui a commencé sur un trek à l’ouest d’aller à leur destination de sa ville natale de Toronto. Ils ont tous deux échangé leurs vœux à côté d’un ruisseau avec vue sur le courant d’aller à la rivière Kicking Chambre. Ce fut une cérémonie simple, mais tout beau.

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From the Bride… It’s so important to hire an awesome photographer to take your pictures! Lukasz and I are both glad that we got Emma to be our photographer for the day as she was able to capture all of our special moments even to the tiniest details! Our pictures meant a lot to us and we’re just happy that we can have something to treasure forever.

De la jeune mariée … Il est donc important d’engager un photographe génial pour prendre vos photos! Lukasz et moi sommes heureux que nous avons eu Emma d’être notre photographe pour la journée comme elle a su capter l’ensemble de nos moments privilégiés, même dans les moindres détails! Nos photos signifiait beaucoup pour nous et nous sommes tout simplement heureux que nous pouvons avoir quelque chose à chérir pour toujours.

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Adina donned herself with a custom made Wai Ching wedding dress and accessorized herself with jewelries from her grandma and wore moccasins to give tribute to her native heritage…

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After having a few poses in the woods, Adina and Lukasz both decided to get a very unique type of wedding bands. Since this couple is so involved in doing jobs which required them to make use of their hands, they chose to have tattoos of both their initials in both of their left fingers so that they won’t need to remove their wedding bands when doing work! How Sweet!

Après avoir quelques poses dans les bois, Adina et Lukasz fois décidé de se type très particulier de bandes de mariage. Depuis ce couple est tellement impliqué dans faire des travaux qui les obligeaient à faire usage de leurs mains, ils ont choisi d’avoir des tatouages ​​de leurs deux initiales à la fois de leurs doigts à gauche de sorte qu’ils n’auront pas besoin de retirer leurs anneaux de mariage en faisant le travail!

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Wedding advice – Whenever planning for an elopement, always choose a place that comes with a package. We booked ourselves with this elopement package from a lodge that we found and it came with just about everything from the officiant of the ceremony, strawberries covered in chocolate, and even a doggy bed for the best man! It would be nice to have all of these details packed in one place so to make your wedding less of a hassle and will relieve you from feeling stressed at the same time.

Des conseils de mariage – Chaque fois que la planification d’une fugue, choisissez toujours un endroit qui vient avec un paquet. Nous nous avons réservé avec ce package de fugue d’un pavillon que nous avons trouvé et il est venu avec à peu près tout de l’officiant de la cérémonie, les fraises recouvertes de chocolat, et même un lit de chien pour le meilleur homme! Il serait agréable d’avoir tous ces détails emballés dans un seul endroit afin de faire de votre mariage moins de tracas et vous soulager de se sentir stressé en même temps.

Lieu: Cathedral Mountain Lodge British Columbia, Canada // Robe de mariée: Bridesire, France