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An Adirondack Elopement: Lisa and Tyson

A Styled Private Vow Renewal Elopement on Lake Placid | New York Adventure Wedding Photographer

Whether it's been one year, five years, or twenty-five years, you can always renew your vows. And if you had a big wedding, you might want to treat your vow renewal as an elopement.

A bride in a while and gold dress is holding a bouquet of flowers. She and her groom are on an old washed up log looking at each other. They are on a secluded beach surrounded by water and mountains in Upstate NY
Lisa and Tyson Share a Moment Together on a Secluded Beach Overlooking Whiteface Mountain in Upstate New York.

Vow Renewal in Upstate New York

Lisa and Tyson are an amazing couple and their love for adventure and each other was obvious! I joined Lisa and Tyson on a Monday morning in early October for their Lake Placid vow renewal. As an Adirondack Adventure Wedding Photographer, I love when couples incorporate fun activities into their wedding day!

Get in touch today to schedule your own intimate elopement or vow renewal in the Adirondacks! Follow the link for my contact form or email me at to schedule your free consultation.

If you are considering a small wedding or elopement in the Adirondacks, I encourage you to get married on a weekday. Not only will hotel rates be cheaper, but you are much more likely to have privacy. Leaves were at peak, which is normally when the Adirondacks are the most crowded with leaf peepers. But on this Monday morning, we had the entire lake to ourselves as we cruised around. The owners of the Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn own both a pontoon boat and a classic motorboat. Lisa and Tyson took a private cruise to a secluded beach while we followed in the pontoon boat.

After their private boat tour on Lake Placid, Lisa and Tyson arrived at a secluded beach offering views of Whiteface Mountain in the distance. Five Points Design had set up a lovely area for the two of them to relax and cuddle in between exploring the beach and surrounding trails. Private beaches are the perfect place to express your love and commitment to each other, don't you think?

After walking barefoot on the shores of Lake Placid, it was time to return to the dock. As they pulled into the dock, a dinner set up awaited them, complete with a beautiful wedding cake by Piping Dreams in Troy, NY.

The Pineline had penned signs to be placed in front of their table set up, creating the perfect photo opportunity for announcing their vow renewal elopement in Lake Placid, New York.


Design and Planning - Five Points Design

Calligraphy - The.Pineline

Cake - Piping Dreams

Invitation - Foiled and Pressed

Hair and Make Up - Mia Mangino at Simply Elegant Beauty

Flowers - Twin Dahlias

Venue and Boat Charter - Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn

Interested in Planning Your Own Boating Adventure for Your Adirondack Elopement or Vow Renewal? Fill out my contact form today and schedule your free consultation!

To Charter or Rent a Boat for Your Adirondack Elopement?

Chartering a boat to cruise you around a beautiful Adirondack lake on your wedding day is one of the best ways to celebrate your marriage. You can choose to have a private charter for a post dinner sunset cruise or arrive to your ceremony in style. Many boats can also accommodate 10-14 people, so you could even invite your wedding party along for a wedding cruise during your Adirondack elopement!

For those of you who would rather rent a boat for multiple days, you can definitely do that too. Perhaps you want more freedom to go where and when you want or you grew up on the lake and want to take your wedding party water-skiing after the wedding! If you choose to rent a boat, I recommend taking and passing a boater safety course. As of January 1, 2020, New York began a phase-in-by-age law that will require a new age group to become certified each year, requiring all motorized boat and PWC operators to pass a boater safety course and to carry a New York boater card by January 1, 2025.

Some places to check out if you are interested in chartering or renting a boat for your Adirondack lake wedding are below

Lake Placid Boat Charter and Rental - Ask about classic boat availability for your wedding!

Staying at the Lake Placid Stage Coach Inn? Ask about getting a private tour on their vintage boat. That's what Lisa and Tyson did!

Lake George Boat Charter and Rental

Staying at the Sagamore? You can cruise the lake on The Morgan, their vintage 72-foot replica of 19th century touring vessel.

Central Adirondack Lakes- Boat Charter and Rental


Molly is a small wedding and elopement photographer who is always up for a new adventure!

Interested in talking to me about your New England elopement or intimate wedding? Let me be your guide to making the best of your perfect day!

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