• Bridal Shows
  • November1st

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    If you live in the Saratoga Springs region, come visit us on Sunday at the “Only the Best” bridal show at The National Museum of Dance. We’ll be there talking to brides and grooms about wedding planning, the magazine, and how to be featured in our bridal announcements section. Have a burning question about the magazine or need an insider perspective on the local wedding industry? Come chat us up! While we’ve been to a LOT of bridal shows in our three years of existence, this is our very first show in Saratoga. If you’re in the area, come say hi — we love making new friends!

    When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
    Where: The National Museum of Dance
    Cost of Admission: Free!

    National Museum of Dance | Adirondack Weddings Magazine

    As always, feel free to check out our events page on an ongoing basis to view any upcoming shows we plan to attend, and for links to past bridal show coverage. This show in Saratoga Springs is our final bridal event for 2013. Hope to see you there!

  • November16th

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    At Adirondack Weddings magazine, we attend a lot of bridal shows. We love meeting engaged couples in person, and boy, have we ever done that–since January 2011, we have met more than 1,200 local brides! In our mission to provide the area with a gorgeous bridal resource, we have traipsed from the heart of the Adirondacks (Speculator), to the western edge of the park (Lowville), to the northern tip (Altona) and down to the Capital Region. Additionally, we’ve attended multiple shows in one of our region’s best-known villages, Lake George.

    Here are a collection of some of our favorite images from five different shows. We begin with a beautiful September 2012 day at Oak Mountain Resort in Speculator, where the leaves were already changing. Check out this view from under the tent!


        
    And here’s our display inside the lodge:
        


        
    The spacious main lodge provides the perfect canvas for a variety of wedding decoration styles–you could go rustic, elegant, traditional, or a combination.

    Next up is October’s AWA show in Lake George, where we busted out our 8-foot displays of both covers. Cree the wolf was practically life size!




        
    And below, from last fall, is our display at The Georgian Resort’s bridal show. We were too busy manning the booth to take photos of the scenery, which is too bad, because the ballroom sits directly on Lake George and has a killer view of the lake.
        


        
    Hey, look, we are high tech! Showing off our website right from the table.
        
    Below are photos from the Lewis County bridal show, which was the first show we attended, all the way back in January 2011. We took a snowy, beautiful drive through the Adirondacks that weekend, passing so many beautiful towns and villages including Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, Tupper Lake, and Saranac Lake. On the same weekend, we stuffed packets for brides attending bridal shows in Canton and Altona.
        


        
    Last but not least, here is our display at last fall’s AWA show, also in Lake George.



        
    As you can see, we keep busy! With our newsstand reach, we are the foremost way destination couples get their information about getting married in the Adirondacks, but that doesn’t mean we neglect the couples who live right here. We’ll keep you updated on the shows we plan to attend, both here and on our Facebook page. But no need to wait for a show if you’d like to get in touch; our inbox is always open!

  • November5th

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    In our third and final installment of Adirondack Weddings’ Bridal Fashion Week series, we take a look at the Anne Barge runway show, which was a celebrity-studded gown extravaganza. The press was out in force, as were some huge names in the wedding industry, such as designer Mark Ingram and world-famous cake maker Sylvia Weinstock. Without further ado, let’s get to the gowns!











        
    Hey, who’s that guy at the end of the runway?
        

        
    It’s Randy Fenoli of “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Randy to the Rescue”! We actually met up with Randy at another show, later that day, and only later realized he had been at the Anne Barge show as well. (The bridal industry is a small world, and naturally, the Anne Barge show was not to be missed.) Randy fans, be assured that he is charming, gracious, and extremely dapper in person! We had a lovely chat and he went home with a copy of Volume 2 of Adirondack Weddings.

    That’s a wrap on our Bridal Fashion Week coverage, but we’ll be back again this week with the blog’s first original DIY project!

  • October29th

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    We’re back with more photos from Adirondack Weddings’ field trip to International Bridal Week in New York! As promised, here’s a sneak peek at some of the styles that will hit bridal shops next year. We’ve picked a handful of our favorites, from sweet and traditional to funky and outrageous.














    Aren’t they fabulous? We shot some of these photos from the press-only section at the end of the runway, and several from the front row. It was interesting getting different perspectives of the gowns. Stay tuned for our third and final bridal week installment, wherein we attend a couture show and run into a celeb who we just had to “say yes” to meeting in person!

  • October23rd

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    Last week we at Adirondack Weddings magazine had the pleasure of attending International Bridal Fashion Week in New York City, where the best-of-the-best in the wedding industry get together each fall to showcase their new designs for the upcoming year. We attended runway shows, met top designers, saw countless gorgeous gowns, and chatted up some of the biggest names in the wedding industry.





    Adirondack Weddings at International Fashion Week

    As you can see, Pier 94 was filled to the brim with all kinds of bridal loveliness. It was impossible not to touch the fabrics and try on the accessories. (That’s Laura underneath the awesome headpiece.) Trends we noticed? Lots of high lace necklines, beaded sashes, and interesting boleros (jackets) with lace, feathers, faux fur, or a combination of all three. Many gowns had asymmetrical lace pieces throughout the skirt. While strapless still reigned supreme, every designer had sleeved alternatives. We saw very few long-sleeved gowns, but we did see some interesting long lace jackets that can be worn over the length of the wedding gown. Perhaps this will be an emerging style, particularly for winter weddings. (Many an Adirondack bride might appreciate some extra protection from the cold, particularly when she heads out into the snow for post-nuptial portraits.)

    And, naturally, we were featured in the bridal magazine section along with top nationals such as Martha Stewart Weddings. We personally gave copies to several designers and their reactions were priceless: “Is that a wolf? Oh my goodness, that’s a wolf! Hey Susan, come look at this!” Many stopped what they were doing and started flipping through the magazine, commenting on the gorgeous photography, and on our cover bride’s beautiful blue eyes. It was great to be able to share our Adirondack-grown publication with the international bridal community.

    Next up: gown photos straight from the runways! Stay tuned for Part 2.

  • September10th

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    Oak Mountain, a ski resort in Speculator, is hosting its first bridal show next Saturday and we will be attending! Speculator is a small village in the heart of the Adirondacks, just an hour west of Lake George. The event, called “All Dolled Up,” will feature an assortment of local vendors offering flowers, baked goods, tents, tables, chairs, and more. We are very excited to attend and meet everyone at Oak Mountain. The resort has been a mainstay of Speculator for decades and it is just now opening its facilities to weddings, so this is an exciting time and a great opportunity for brides and grooms seeking a unique venue.

    The show will be held Saturday, September 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the resort’s main lodge, which is located on Elm Lake Road. There will be a cash bar featuring beer and wine. RSVPs are encouraged, either to the event’s Facebook page or by email at info@oakmountainski.com. If you are local, come check it out! Meet the folks at Oak Mountain, and as always, feel free to ask us all of your Adirondack-wedding-related questions. We’d love to see you there!


        
    Resort photos courtesy of Oak Mountain. Fall bouquet photo courtesy of Collignon Photography, who will also be at the show!

  • January28th

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    We’re making our debut to the public (i.e., an announcement that the magazine is in the works!) with a trifecta of bridal shows. First off is the 5th Annual Lewis County Bridal show in Lowville. We will be at the Elks Lodge Saturday from 10 to 3 to get the word out to brides-to-be. On Sunday, there are two shows in our region—one at the Best Western University Inn in Canton and one at the Rainbow Banquet Hall in Altona. When we realized these shows were coming up, we jumped at the chance to participate however we could. Though we won’t have a booth at the latter two shows, please look for our info packets!