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Ariane & kevin

12 Hour Adventure Elopement Package

 Lake Placid, New york

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"Whitney is incredible. We could not have asked for a better wedding experience, and it's all because of Whitney. We had to cancel our original wedding plans, and little did we know it would be the best decision and we would have the best time of our lives! 

My husband and I were supposed to get married in Hawaii, but – thanks 2020 – could not travel there. Neither of us had been to the Adirondacks before, but we felt fairly certain that we would be able to travel to NY from NJ despite the virus. We discovered Mountainaire Gatherings on Instagram, and something about her photos just resonated with us. 

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Ariane and Kevin: Ariane and Kevin were originally supposed to get married October of 2020 in Hawaii but when covid restrictions forced them to cancel, they decided to pivot. Rather than a warm beach wedding, they opted for an adventurous fall hiking elopement in the Adirondacks! They decided to take advantage of all the best light and split their elopement over two days, saying their vows at the summit of Catamount Mountain as they sun slowly dipped below the horizon. The following day, we arose and set out for a much less strenuous hike along the river, taking full advantage of the fall foliage and early morning calm. Covid may have cancelled their original plans but it certainly didn't cancel their wedding. A classic covid story gone right!

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We checked out her website (if you haven't – open a new tab now!), learned about who Whitney is and what she values. We slept on the idea of eloping in the Adirondacks, then reached out to her. Two days later we were video chatting with Whitney. She requires this of all prospective couples to be sure that we like her (and I suppose vice versa) before booking her. While it may seem awkward at first, it does really help break the ice and you don't show up to your wedding day trusting a stranger to document your day - she's a friend and we truly felt that way,

After signing the contract, Whitney jumped into planning mode. Whitney is super responsive via email. We probably exchanged emails daily, especially in the beginning stages of planning. She was our photographer, our officiant (although she does not offer this service for all her packages), our wedding planner and our unofficial local guide. In other words, she is invaluable to us. She planned our elopement in literally less than five weeks. We knew nothing about the ADK, so we relied on her and her experience for so much. Whitney helped us decide where to stay – she even sent us ideas of cabins to rent that would photograph well just in case the weather didn't work in our favor. She sent us a bunch of itineraries based on what she knew about what we wanted out of our day, and with this, we knew that she HEARD what we said.


There are so many things we love about Whitney but here are a few highlights: She is honest and transparent. She wants you to enjoy your day, so she will objectively lay things out for you to choose how you want your day to go, but with realistic expectations. She wants you to be prepared. A week or two before our elopement, she sent us weather expectations, tips on how to prepare, etc.

In her free time, she finds new trails and her hard work pays off. The trail we ended up choosing was a trail she recently explored. On the evening of our elopement, we were the only people on the mountain (we passed three people coming down as we were going up). Yes, the High Peaks are cool, but having an entire mountain to ourselves is rad as heck!

Whitney is just an amazing human. She's humble, she works hard. She is hilarious! We laughed so much together and had so much fun. It really feels like you are hiking and hanging out with a friend, she makes it that comfortable. As a one woman operation, she also managed to capture more perspectives and vantage points than we thought possible, and her turnaround time is impressive. Her photography skills are unparalleled. Our friends and family cannot believe the photos from our elopement are real, because Whitney is THAT good.

Whitney literally saved our 2020. She made our wedding happen, and she made it even better than we could have imagined. Our day was so magical, intimate and absolutely perfect! We cannot recommend Mountainaire Gatherings enough! Send her a message now! You won't regret it!"


Ariane & kevin

12 HOUR ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PACKAGE

 Lake Placid, New york

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Ariane and Kevin: Ariane and Kevin were originally supposed to get married October of 2020 in Hawaii but when covid restrictions forced them to cancel, they decided to pivot. Rather than a warm beach wedding, they opted for an adventurous fall hiking elopement in the Adirondacks! They decided to take advantage of all the best light and split their elopement over two days, saying their vows at the summit of Catamount Mountain as they sun slowly dipped below the horizon. The following day, we arose and set out for a much less strenuous hike along the river, taking full advantage of the fall foliage and early morning calm. Covid may have cancelled their original plans but it certainly didn't cancel their wedding. A classic covid story gone right!

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"Whitney is incredible. We could not have asked for a better wedding experience, and it's all because of Whitney. We had to cancel our original wedding plans, and little did we know it would be the best decision and we would have the best time of our lives!

My husband and I were supposed to get married in Hawaii, but – thanks 2020 – could not travel there. Neither of us had been to the Adirondacks before, but we felt fairly certain that we would be able to travel to NY from NJ despite the virus. We discovered Mountainaire Gatherings on Instagram, and something about her photos just resonated with us. We checked out her website (if you haven't – open a new tab now!), learned about who Whitney is and what she values. We slept on the idea of eloping in the Adirondacks, then reached out to her. Two days later we were video chatting with Whitney. She requires this of all prospective couples to be sure that we like her (and I suppose vice versa) before booking her. While it may seem awkward at first, it does really help break the ice and you don't show up to your wedding day trusting a stranger to document your day - she's a friend and we truly felt that way,

After signing the contract, Whitney jumped into planning mode. Whitney is super responsive via email. We probably exchanged emails daily, especially in the beginning stages of planning. She was our photographer, our officiant (although she does not offer this service for all her packages), our wedding planner and our unofficial local guide. In other words, she is invaluable to us. She planned our elopement in literally less than five weeks. We knew nothing about the ADK, so we relied on her and her experience for so much. Whitney helped us decide where to stay – she even sent us ideas of cabins to rent that would photograph well just in case the weather didn't work in our favor. She sent us a bunch of itineraries based on what she knew about what we wanted out of our day, and with this, we knew that she HEARD what we said.

There are so many things we love about Whitney but here are a few highlights: She is honest and transparent. She wants you to enjoy your day, so she will objectively lay things out for you to choose how you want your day to go, but with realistic expectations. She wants you to be prepared. A week or two before our elopement, she sent us weather expectations, tips on how to prepare, etc.

In her free time, she finds new trails and her hard work pays off. The trail we ended up choosing was a trail she recently explored. On the evening of our elopement, we were the only people on the mountain (we passed three people coming down as we were going up). Yes, the High Peaks are cool, but having an entire mountain to ourselves is rad as heck!

Whitney is just an amazing human. She's humble, she works hard. She is hilarious! We laughed so much together and had so much fun. It really feels like you are hiking and hanging out with a friend, she makes it that comfortable. As a one woman operation, she also managed to capture more perspectives and vantage points than we thought possible, and her turnaround time is impressive. Her photography skills are unparalleled. Our friends and family cannot believe the photos from our elopement are real, because Whitney is THAT good.

Whitney literally saved our 2020. She made our wedding happen, and she made it even better than we could have imagined. Our day was so magical, intimate and absolutely perfect! We cannot recommend Mountainaire Gatherings enough! Send her a message now! You won't regret it!"

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