Some of you may have heard that we had the privilege to not only photograph, but also host a pretty awesome wedding event in March. I realize it’s now the end of May, but I have only recently been able to finish up the editing of all the pictures and truly reflect on one of the biggest events Black River Lodge has seen in years! What a fun event, great family, and beautiful couple!
Joe, Lindsay and Lindsay's mom approached us nearly a year ago to start planning their big day. By the end of it the whole process, I almost felt like we had become family! We were with them every step of the way and together made sure their reception was exactly how they wanted it. The bride and groom were married in the Dominican Republic and opted to have a huge beach themed reception when they returned from their trip! Not going to lie, I wasn't sure at first how a theme like that was going to work for our Northwood’s themed lodge... but boy did they do a wonderful job pulling the "beach" out of this place!
The weekend started Friday night with a decorating “rehearsal” dinner party with family and friends staying at the lodge, since the bride and groom were already married the week prior. Over the course of a few hours, the dining room became a spectacle of peach, purple, teal and white tooling. It was lit up wall-to-wall with white strand lights! And, the little personal touches that Joe & Lindsay incorporated were so perfect for them and really added to the intimate feeling of the whole event. As their photographer, you can only imagine how difficult it was to capture every detail. Saturday morning finally arrived and I’d say we all agreed--the hard work paid off. Justin, our staff, and I were so excited for them and how everything turned out! The party kicked off with cocktail hour at 5pm and dinner followed at approximately 6:30. Food and dinner service was provided by locally-known Randi Jackson and was a delicious Carribbean style spread with chicken, pork and all the fixings! Cake was provided by an acquaintance of Joe & Lindsay and offered guests a mix of scrumptious cupcake flavors. The party continued downstairs in the BRL bar where friends and family danced the night away to music provided by a close friend of the bride & groom. Sunday morning breakfast rolled around and while most were still recovering from the night before, all we heard about was how wonderful the whole weekend turned out!
Congratulations Joe & Lindsay!
Joe & Lindsay,
We hope your wedding was everything you could possibly dream it to be! Thank you so much for allowing us to be apart of it all and giving us the chance to show what Black River Lodge can offer. You have an amazingly supportive family who we can clearly see loves you both to pieces. We wish you all the best in your new life together...wherever it may take you!
Justin, Brittany, and staff at Black River Lodge
Photo Credit: Driftwood Photography
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