Real Weddings: Amanda Powers Meigher & Edward Harris Mariner


Crown Island on Lake George, New York, September 9, 201
Photographed by Julie Skarratt

Amanda and Ted were married on the South Point of Crown Island, her family’s summer home on Lake George off Bolton Landing, New York. The rehearsal dinner took place at The Lake George Club, with a brunch at Chateau on the Lake the following day, given by the bride’s aunt Andy Smith, her cousin Denny Smith O’Leary, and her godmother, Gail Keeler. The bride donned a dress from Mark Ingram, which was paired with her mother’s veil and fastened with a diamond and pearl crown-shaped pin (a family keepsake worn by all Meigher brides). Around her neck she sported a diamond necklace designed from her grandmother’s engagement ring, and carried a mixture of white flowers and Adirondack greens. Her father, Stephen Christopher Meigher III, accompanied her down the aisle. All 175 guests were shuttled to Crown Island aboard The Morgan, a 72-foot cruising vessel owned by the Sagamore Hotel. Cocktails followed the ceremony in the family’s 1884 “Big House,” after which guests walked a few feet to a tented dinner that began with an appetizer of tomato soup topped by a grilled cheese sandwich. Amanda and Ted had their first dance to Barry White’s “My First, My Last, My Everything,” performed by the NYC band Current Affair, after which guests aged 10 to 86 danced ’til the wee hours under the stars.