Adirondack Romance: A Highland-Inspired Celebration at Melody Manor Resort

Amidst the serene beauty of Bolton Landing, Elena and Ben embarked on their journey of love amidst the stunning vistas of Melody Manor Resort. Elena’s deep involvement in the planning, as the daughter of the resort’s owners, ensured that every detail of their wedding resonated with their shared heritage and profound connection. With Ben’s Scottish roots adding a touch of Highland charm, their celebration became an ode to tradition and romance. From the majestic mountains to the tranquil lake views, their love story unfolded against a backdrop of natural splendor, heightened by spontaneous fireworks illuminating the night sky. Join us as we delve into the enchanting tale of Elena and Ben, where Adirondack romance meets Highland inspiration in a celebration to remember.

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Bolton Landing

Elena and Ben’s love story unfolded against the stunning backdrop of Melody Manor Resort. With Elena deeply involved in the planning process as the daughter of the resort’s owners, every detail of their wedding reflected their love.

Ben, hailing from Scotland, brought a touch of tradition to the festivities as he and his entourage donned the iconic Scottish kilts. The majestic mountains and serene lake views surrounding Melody Manor provided an enchanting setting for their celebration, with the promise of magic lingering in the air.

Despite the cloudy skies, anticipation mounted as Elena and Ben prepared to exchange vows.

Miraculously, the rain held off, allowing soft diffused light to cast a romantic glow over the proceedings—a photographer’s dream come true. As if in perfect harmony with the occasion, spontaneous fireworks illuminated the night sky across the lake, adding an extra touch of magic to the evening.

Opting for a private first look, Elena and Ben shared an intimate moment together, their love radiating against the serene backdrop of the resort. From the weathered docks to the stone stairs and benches scattered throughout the property, each corner offered a picturesque setting for capturing their love story.

Eschewing a traditional bridal party, Elena and Ben embraced a day filled with high energy and boundless joy. With live music setting the stage for celebration, their guests danced the night away, their laughter echoing across the lakeside venue.

At the heart of the festivities stood a stunning pressed flower cake, a testament to Elena’s meticulous attention to detail and love for all things beautiful. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Elena and Ben’s wedding was a testament to the power of love and laughter.

As the night drew to a close and the stars sparkled overhead, Elena and Ben bid farewell to their guests, their hearts full of love and gratitude for a day filled with cherished memories. Their wedding at Melody Manor Resort was a celebration of love in its purest form—a Highland affair to be remembered for years to come.

Upstate New York Photographer | Courtney Stannard Photography 

Celebrating your uniquely beautiful life with moody and vibrant documentation in Upstate New York. I love documenting life, love and everything in between in the rawest and most intentional way. My goal in this journey is to allow people to be 100% themselves and feel comfortable doing so. I want the world to see you for the amazing and unique person that you are. Let’s make some damn art together. Inquire about your date here!


Venue: Melody Manor | Catering: Nicole’s Catering | Hair and Makeup: Lipstick N Lashes | Rentals: Party Plus Rentals | Live Music: Erin Harkes Band | Cake: Roxy’s Cakes | Dress: Lily Saratoga | Florals: White Lotus Floral Design

I'd be honored to tell your authentic beautiful story

let's Tell the damn story

what's the difference between hiring me and another photographer?

I actually give a shit!!

I care about you, I care about your life and who you are. I don't want to make false photos about what you, your life and your love look like. I want to emphasize the RAW, the REAL, and the AUTHENTIC. And I promise to give you that side of me as well.

Services & Pricing info

are you searching for a photographer? look no further!