Christian and Christina's Storybook Wedding on Lake George
Tell us a bit about yourself and your now-husband.
Christian and I (yes we’re Christian and Christina haha) live in Rochester, NY and are starting a hard cider company called Oak & Apple. We featured some of our cider at the cocktail hour with an ice sculpture (in the photos)
Before we get to any of the wedding details, let's talk DRESS! That Romona Keveza looked like it was made for you! Did you know what you wanted? What was the processes of finding your perfect, chic wedding dress? How did you integrate your person style into your wedding day look?
Loved my dress!! I was in Miami for a vacation and stopped into Chic Parisien for my first dress search/experience! The Romona Keveza Couture was the second dress that I tried on. It was absolutely breathtaking so I had to buy it on the spot. It was such an easy decision for me. I wanted a timeless classic look which was strapless/fitted and with all the details you’d ever dream. I also love floral which fit in perfectly with the fashion for this year! The Romona Keveza veil matched perfectly to the details on the gown. Couture never goes out of style :) The dress had some blush undertones so I went with a blush colored bouquet to bring out those colors. The flowers in my bouquet were David Austin Juliet Roses.
How did you decide where and when the wedding would be?
Lake George is such a magical place! We had both gone there a couple times growing up. The Sagamore Resort is the most perfect wedding location we’ve ever seen. We knew this was the best place we were going to find within driving distance from home (Rochester, NY).
This is a wedding that looked seriously detail oriented. How was wedding planning for you and where did the ideas for all those beautiful details come from?
Christian and I had a long engagement so the wedding planning was a breeze! We hired David Michael Schmidt (owner) at Renaissance Floral Design for all of our wedding day rentals, florals and design. The look we were going for was timeless elegance with simple white and green florals. We loved the antique/french look for the tables and chairs. I planned the whole wedding and it was so much fun!
Was there a moment in the ceremony that you remember particularly clearly?
The most memorable part of the ceremony was walking down the aisle. I just couldn’t wait to get to Christian! We didn’t have a “first look” because we wanted that special moment. It was very emotional.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Any stand-out recommendations?
We shipped our convertible to California and drove down Route 1! We went from San Francisco/Sausalito to Napa to Big Sur to Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills over the course of 2 weeks. Our absolute favorite stop on the trip was Napa. We went to some of the best wineries and had delicious meals at Redd Restaurant and French Laundry. We stayed at the Auberge de Soleil Resort which we highly recommend. Definitely going back! We also enjoyed our stay at Post Ranch Inn at Big Sur.