A Whimsical, Vintage Wedding at the Inn at Erlowest in Lake George, New York

Katherine DiNicola (26 and a physical therapist) and Jonathan Gorom (31 and a financial adviser) knew from the get-go that they wanted to get married in the Lake George area of New York. By chance, they came across the Inn at Erlowest, a beautiful, historic castle that overlooks Lake George and is decorated in the Victorian style. “We were drawn to the beautiful views, the gorgeous grand ballroom, and fabulous staff, and loved that many of our guests could stay right on-site in the Sun Castle Resort Townhouses,” Katherine says. Highlighting the venue’s whimsical, vintage feel was a given, and the team at Anthology Studios knew just how to make it happen. Instead of traditional centerpieces, the team got to work creating stunning tablescapes complete with lush floral, fern, grapewood and succulent garlands, antique books, lanterns and shimmery gold table numbers for just a touch of glamour. “The elements that best reflected us as a couple were not necessarily tangible,” Katherine says. “It was more in the way we arranged the day, like leaving out many of the traditions, so we could get the party started right after dinner and keep going.” After dinner, the newlyweds asked all the guests to join them on the dance floor for the first dance, and DJ Christopher Johnson got the party started with an upbeat playlist of dance tracks that kept guests glued to the dance floor all night. A tip from Katherine: “Don't sweat the small stuff. There is no way everything will go 100 percent perfectly. During our grand entrance Jon flung his ring off under a table! He grabbed it, and we kept on dancing. There is no way he and I could have gotten through the entire event without at least one, or a few, awkward moments, but that is why we make such a great couple; we're able to laugh it off together and continue our perfect night.”