Seriously, what’s an elopement? Well, it’s basically a tiny wedding. Elton John wrote a song about them before they were all the rage. Kidding, that was tiny dancer. Just making sure you’re paying attention because HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART: We’re gifting an ALL-INCLUSIVE ELOPEMENT to one couple (and up to 18 of their loved ones) that will include the following: 1.) Housing for two nights at an iconic and beautiful PRIVATE Adirondack Bed & Breakfast with mountain views 2.) Planning services from start to finish 3.) Photography 4.) Day of Hair and Makeup 5.) Flowers 6.) Dinner 7.) Dranks 8.) Tent 9.) Table scapes/Table settings/Decor 10.) Stationery 11.) Music 12.) Officiant AND 13.) A little locally-made bling to borrow.
You and up to 18 of your closest friends and family (20 total!). It’s hard to describe who “you” might be, but if you and your significant other are spontaneous, free-spirited, non-traditional and experts at canon-balling into both lakes and life then this might be for you. If the two of you have spent time in the mountains, on trails and barefoot in the dirt, this might be for you. If relinquishing control of your wedding to a group of professionals who slay at their jobs sounds like a dream come true, then this is DEFINITELY for you. No restrictions on where you’re traveling from - if you can get here, you’re welcome here. Not engaged? Who cares. Rules are for fools. Already married? Cool. Let's renew your vows. ALSO, we are pro-diversity, pro-equality and pro-love.
The Bark Eater Inn, Keene, NY. Pictured above.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday May 15th at 8pm. The Ceremony and Reception will take place on Thursday July 26th, rain or shine.
Because it’s April in the Adirondacks. Snow is still flying outside our windows, seemingly to the beat of our broken, summer-hungry hearts and GIVING feels a lot like lounging beneath a starry sky on a big, beautiful rock that still holds the heat of a July day. And in case it isn’t obvious by our chosen careers, we collectively, love love.
Travel, the couples’ attire and wedding rings and partial operating costs and laundering costs of the B&B.
TOTAL COSTS TO COUPLE
$1600.00 with the option to upgrade (booking more nights, adding breakfasts, more flowers etc.)
ESTIMATED TOTAL VALUE
1.) Visit the instagram accounts of all participating vendors (listed below) and follow them. 2.) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a handful of photos that you think reallllyyy capture the two of you and tell us what role the outdoors has played in your love story. We want to get to know you. Be specific. Be vulnerable. Be silly. Be YOU. Note: you don’t have to have climbed Everest - maybe you’ve simply promised each other that you’ll spend more time in the sun and less in front of a screen, that’s okay, too. 3.) Make sure you include your insta-handles in the e-mail! 4.) Honesty, humor & details a PLUS.
Caterer & Bar: @lakeviewcateringadk
Hair & Makeup: @kat_oropallo
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will I have a say in the menu?
Of course! You’ll work beside the caterer and the baker to decide on a menu for both dinner and dessert.
What about hair and makeup? Can I decide that?
100%, yes. We want you to look and feel like you.
When is the $1600 due?
Once the winner is notified. They’ll have 48 hours to pay the deposit to secure the experience. If they are unable to do so, another winner will be chosen. This is simply to ensure that the chosen party is serious about committing to what is sure to be a dreamy, intimate wedding with a long list of rockstar vendors.
What if I have my own officiant?
Wonderful! Bring them along - but we have one if need be, and she happens to be the lovely lady who runs the B&B.
When exactly is check-in and check-out?
Check-in would be on Wednesday the 25th anytime after 2pm and check-out would be by Friday the 27th by 11am.
What if we want to book more than the two nights included?
Please do! Just let us know ASAP. There is SO much to see and do in the area.
What EXACTLY is included?
This is a LONG list. Trust that it is likely all that you would expect and then some. The total package is valued at around $25,000. There will be opportunities for upgrades, though we feel that the gift is quite complete as it stands. These details will be discussed with the couple once they’re notified and the deposit is secured. If you have a burning question about something specific, please include it in the e-mail.
Can one of the upgrades be to add more guests?
Unfortunately, no. The goal is to have an incredibly intimate celebration of love.
Can I bring my own decorations or personalized decor?
We are providing so much that you need not worry about adding more, though if you have something in mind, let us know.
Will we be signing contracts?
Yes, there will be legally binding contracts with participating vendors.
How would you describe the overall vibes of the event?
Intimate, earthy, boho, relaxed, barefoot-friendly, adventurous, elegant yet rustic.