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Shaver Ellis Wedding


Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were married on October 11, 2008 at Lanzi’s on the Lake in Mayfield. This location in set right on the Sacandaga Lake with a large lawn overlooking the water. The couple picked a perfect day for weather and the fall foliage was just at its peak. With an outdoor ceremony and a fall themed reception the plans couldn’t have come together more perfectly. This was especially relieving to me because this couple came to us a few weeks before their wedding due to the parting of ways with their original wedding planner. My assistant, Katie, and I put our heads together on this one and worked extra hard to put the finishing touches in place just in time for their special day. As you can see from Hillary Harvey’s pictures, the day came together beautifully. I couldn’t have planned it better myself.


This couple lives in Manhattan and has family ties to the Adirondack area. They came up to camp a week before their wedding and used rustic cabins to get prepped and ready on their big day. Here the bride’s sister and father and putting the finishing touches to her gorgeous ensemble.

The bride wore dress with a stunning silk bodice and a full length lace overlay. Classically elegant. Her groom looked dapper in a velvety black suit. For their bridal party they went with a range of fall shades for the girls and simple suit jackets and linen pants for the guys.


Here you can see the colors of the bridal party and how it fits so well with the fall theme. The flower colors tied all of the shades together, and the setting sun over the lake helps added that special touch to this picture.

The couple kept their guest list small and enjoyed an intimate dinner party-like feel for their reception. The reception room was laid out with two long dinner tables with lovely candelabra centerpieces down the center of each. Chocolate brown linens and copper organza overlays added richness and shimmer to the tables. Uplighting on the walls and extra candlelight kept the mood swanky and elegant.

Tying in with their fall theme was this beautiful wedding cake prepared by Angelina Tallman. I love Angelina’s cakes (she’s in a lot of my blogs). She used gum paste leaves to decorate the three tiers which added a bit of fun to the overall design. The couple found a decorative copper tree and Angelina used this as the topper. And believe me, the cake tasted as good as it looked!


Although they used maple syrup bottles as their favors, the couple also gave out little to go boxes for their guests to take home with them. The little Chinese take out containers were dressed with the couple’s monogram for a cute and simple reminder of their appreciation.

http://www.hillaryharvey.com/). It was an absolutely beautiful event on a beautiful day for a truly beautiful couple.

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