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An Elizabethtown wedding on the Boquet River

We are thrilled to introduce our blog’s debut wedding, a rustic, very Adirondack celebration along the banks of the Boquet River in Elizabethtown, NY. This July 2011 wedding had so much country charm, from Adirondack pack baskets filled with flowers to handmade quilts to dozens of candle-filled antique Ball jars. If you look closely, you might recognize a couple of these photos from the debut issue of Adirondack Weddings magazine.

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Photo credits: Rows 1 and 3, canning jar in row 5, Jecca D Photography. All others, Adirondack Weddings staff photos.
Ryan & Chelsea had told guests to expect a simple celebration with a band and some beer, so we were delighted to find so many fantastic details at every turn—vintage crates, bales of hay, handmade quilts, hand-sewn blue-checkered tablecloths, crocks filled with cocktails, and two kinds of wine made by the groom’s mother. Guests enjoyed a light buffet meal and danced to classic songs played by a live band while children ran around with sparklers. After the final song of the night (“American Pie”), fireworks lit the sky as guests lounged in Adirondack chairs around a bonfire. Congratulations to Ryan & Chelsea on a fantastic celebration and best wishes for an everlasting marriage!

Stay tuned for Part II, in which we will unveil what is possibly the coolest guestbook ever.


  • Comment by Adirondack Weddings — January 5, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    Lauren says (via Facebook)
    Planning an Adirondack Wedding. Who do I need to call to find out how to have my wedding here on the Boquet River. Basically what venue is it?

  • Comment by Adirondack Weddings Magazine — February 6, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Josephine says (via Facebook)
    Like the blog

  • Comment by Elizabeth Woznack — February 15, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    My fiancee and I have a camp on the boquet river in Willsboro, NY but I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PICTURES OF THIS LOCATION!!!! Where is it?!?!?!?!

  • Comment by Adirondack Weddings — February 16, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Hi ladies – This wedding took place on private property, not a wedding venue. Sorry not to be more helpful, but we’re so glad you enjoyed the photos!

  • Comment by Jessica — August 11, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    There are so many cute little details to this wedding and it looks like it was amazing! Next time you have a party like that invite me! haha :)

  • Comment by Adirondack Weddings — August 12, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Jessica – will do! It was such a fun gathering.

  • Comment by Sarah — August 26, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    The details are amazing! Those Adirondack pack baskets are gorgeous, as are the bell jars and candles. I want a beautiful, casual wedding just like this.

  • Comment by Adirondack Weddings — August 27, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Thanks, Sarah! This couple did a fantastic job bringing country chic elements together.

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