There’s no shortage of beautiful places to tie the knot in our neck of the woods, as we were reminded upon seeing photos of Liam and Allison’s gorgeous wedding at Burlap and Beams in Athol. That barn! That mountain view! Read on to find out where they met (the sweetest!), see the gorgeous photos of their venue and all the details, and hear the one piece of advice they have for you if you’re planning your wedding!
The Couple - Liam and Allison Forcier
Tell us about yourselves!
Liam is a fiber optics machinist at Burnham Polymeric Inc. for the past 3 years. I am a home health aide and will graduate Nursing school May 2020. Liam and I both grew up in Queensbury!
Where did you meet?
We are middle school sweethearts! We met in our 5th grade class at Queensbury School, and we dated all throughout middle school and high school.
What do you two like to do together?
Liam and I love to take our golden retriever puppy, Dudley, on hikes in the Adirondacks and to swim in Lake George. We spend a good portion of the summer on the lake at his grandparent’s home on Pilot Knob. We love to grill in our backyard and be with friends and family.
How about a few things that you admire about each other?
I admire Liam’s kind heart and humor. He always knows how to make me laugh no matter the situation. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and is a very loyal friend and husband. Liam admires my work ethic and determination. He also admires my dedication to nursing school and my love for our pets.
Fun fact about you as a couple?
At our wedding, our best men and maid of honor were all of Liam’s siblings! Frankie is Liam’s little sister and is also my best friend.
We’d love to hear about the proposal!
He asked me to marry him on his birthday, October 8th, 2016! It was HIS birthday, but he made it about me and our love. It was the most magical day at his grandparent’s lake house on Pilot Knob on Lake George, NY. It was sprinkling rain while we drank wine and listened to Frank Sinatra under an umbrella. As we sat on top of the boathouse, the lake was calm and life was perfect in that moment. He surprised me and got down on one knee while pictures were being shot secretly from the trees. Our whole immediate family came running out of the house on the hill, shouting with joy! I was so surprised and it was so much fun.
The Wedding - August 8, 2019
What was the setting for your wedding?
Our wedding was at Burlap and Beams Wedding Barn in Athol, NY. The barn is beautiful and rustic with gorgeous flowers everywhere. The view of the mountains is spectacular. It was everything we could have hoped for.
What was your color palette and style for the occasion?
Dusty rose and blush, starlight blue, gold, and navy.
My gown is from Something Bleu Bridal in Saratoga. The brand is Olvis and was all lace with an illusion mesh top piece. The bridesmaids wore long dusty rose gowns from Azazie. The bridesmaids held hoops with roses and greenery tied together beautifully on them.
My bouquet was cascading, loose, with blush and ivory roses, half dollar eucalyptus and greenery.
Yesenia from YM Photography and Sheila from Pieceful Settings pulled together all of the beautiful styling and décor for the wedding. The cake was ivory and simple, topped with greenery and roses. We also had beautiful cupcakes decorated with flowers and delicious mini doughnuts!
What were your favorite moments from the day?
I think my favorite moment was when we were announced as husband and wife and got to kiss for the first time! Another favorite part was our first look when we read each other our vows privately. It was so nice to have alone time with just Liam and embrace that we were actually getting married in a few hours. Then of course, the dancing with friends and family!
Did you go on a honeymoon? Where to?
We are planning a cruise for January 2020 to the Caribbean.
Do you have any advice for a bride-and-groom-to-be?
Take time to enjoy each other and take it all in! The day goes by so fast and its important to have fun with your most favorite people!
I can not thank everyone enough for helping pull together our wedding. Huge thank you to Yesenia from YM Photography for putting together the 2019 Adirondack Wedding Giveaway. We had the best day ever and wish we could relive it all over again!
The following vendors donated 100% of their services as part of the Adirondack Wedding Giveaway:
Giveaway Organizer, Planner, Stylist & Main Photographer: YM Photography
China Rental & Tablescape Design & Reception Styling: Pieceful Settings
Second Photographer: Danielle Simmons Photography
Open Air Photobooth: Jason Checkla Photography
Videographer: Mitchell Wood Photography
DJ: Pure Sound Entertainment
Officiant: Ceremonies By Remy
Favors: Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
Wedding Welcome Sign: KriLo Art (Kristin Lombard)
Artisan donuts: Darling Doughnuts
Cake: The GingerSnap Cake Shop
Hair: Julie Potter Master Stylist.
Make-up: Katie Burns Artistry
Venue: Burlap and Beams Wedding Barn
The following vendors donated a portion of their services:
The following vendors were hired/used by the couple at cost to complete their day
Bar Service: Burlap and Beams Wedding Barn
The Dress: Something Bleu Bridal
Groomswear: Jonathan Reid
Dog Service: Luckydawg, LLC
Barber Services: Downtown Barber Co.
Transportation: Premier Plus Travel and Tours
Invitation Templates: Betty Lu Paperie
Invitation Printing: Cards & Pockets
Piper: Suzanne Barber
Wedding Signs: Pink Posies and Pearls
Silk Bouquet Ribbon: Shy Myrtle
Wax Seals for Invitations: Sally’s Heartful Creations
Accommodations: Georgian Lakeside Resort
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: West Mountain Bar & Eatery