bride-groom
June 27, 2018

“Kirsten and Gabe are the absolute perfect combination of quirky Rock and Roll and pure sugar. Their mutual love for exploring the outdoors and going on adventures helped to create the canvas for their Adirondack wedding. From there they added a touch of rocker edge {Kirsten’s gift to her bridesmaids were custom made bomber jackets that said “Girl Gang” and heart shaped sunglasses – our absolute favorite wedding party gifts to date!}, and some soft florals to the mix for a sweet touch of romance. Kirsten DIY’d just about every single element of this incredible day and we personally think she could not have done a more impeccable job. Everything about this wedding is to die for!” –Ayres Photography

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

My favorite memory of the day was our first look. I was so nervous for Gabe to see me all dolled up and wearing my dress. I walked up behind him and he didn’t turn around for what seemed like forever, so when he finally did I was hysterically laughing. The look he gave me said it all and as soon as we kissed I heard screaming and banging on the windows coming from the cabin behind us. As it turns out tour bridal party was watching the whole interaction and started cheering and then flooded out to celebrate with us. At that moment I felt completely filled with love for my soon to be husband and all of our best friends.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

We tried to DIY as much as we could. We designed the center pieces by using rose gold spray paint and wine bottles that we collected from friends and family. The nights leading up to Saturday we had friends help us string lights all over the campground to provide lighting at night. I had the Girl Gang bombers made in Asheville, NC and then found pins and patches around town and online that I felt were specific to each of my babes and sewed them on myself. We asked Gabe’s Dad to make us our wedding triangle backdrop, which turned out lovely and Gabe made the signs at the wedding out of some scrape wood we had in our garage. Since we were having a wedding at a summer camp we wanted our gifts to be something the guests could use immediately, so naturally we went with s’mores! I got the s’mores tags made on Etsy and bought the ingredients to assemble ourselves. We got wholesale flowers from FiftyFlowers.com and the morning of the wedding we each made our own bouquets.

Did you have something old, new borrowed and blue?

I wore a ring that was my Grandmothers as my something old. For my something new, I wore a temporary tattoo of my husbands face hidden under my dress, which was the most hilarious gift I have ever received from my sister. For my something borrowed I had a friends six pence in my shoe, and as my something blue I wore the blue garter that my Grandmother wore at her wedding.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

HAVE FUN! Since so many of our friends came from out of town we rented the summer camp for three days which gave us time to actually catch up and hangout with everyone. We had a field day complete with games and drinks the day before the wedding so everyone could get to know each other and let loose. So my advice is if you can swing it try and make it a weekend event to get all the time with your besties that you possibly can. -Kirsten, the Bride

Event Credits

Photography: Ayres Photography // Venue: Adirondack Woodcraft Camp // Florist: Fifty Flowers // Invitations: Minted // Catering: Peppinos Pizzeria // Rentals: Tent-All-Rent-All // Bride's Attire: Morilee by Madeline Gardner // Make-up: Alisha D'Aloisio Make-up


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