Fall painted the perfect backdrop for Jennifer Giella Litwak and Joseph Litwak, of Queensbury, to tie the knot. With the support of a 12-person bridal party and many friends and family, they were wed on the shores of Lake George.
Jennifer and Joseph fell in love in Lake George, and came full circle as they recited their wedding vows in the foreground of the lake that started it all.
"We knew we need to have our wedding gon the lake," said the bride.
Guests were welcomed to the day's happenings with invitations by Documents & Designs. The ceremony took place under party tents at Dunham's Bay Resort on Lake George. The vows were officiated by Judge Evans.
"My family and friends love to dance and party, and party we did from about 6:30 p.m. 'til 1 a.m.," said Jennifer of the reception.
Guests enjoyed a custom-made cake by The Chocolate Mill of Glens Falls and entertainment by Mark Brenneisen of Total Entertainment. The day will always be remembered by the photos, taken by T.R. Laz.
The bride, bridesmaids and flower girls were stylishly clad in dresses from Nordstrom and David's Bridal. They prepared for the day at Spa Studio at Union Square in Glens Falls, where they received hair and nail treatments. Custom-made jewelry was provided by Achenbach Jewelers. Rings and other jewelry were provided by Zales. The groom and groomsmen wore suits by Jonathon Reid.
A Special Gift
The bride and groom donated to Hospice in honor of the bride's late grandmother in lieu of favors.
Among the ceremonial duties of the mother of the bride, Jennifer's mother also wore the hat of wedding planner. Jennifer, who was working in New Jersey as a law clerk and Joseph, who was stationed in Iwakuni, Japan during much of the planning were very thankful for her efforts.
After celebrating, the bride and groom boarded a cruise ship in Baltimore, Maryland and sailed to the Caribbean on Celebrity Cruise Lines.