North Tahoe Lodge Wedding

North Tahoe Lodge Wedding | Truckee, CA | Agnes + Laurence

It’s freezing today in Tahoe.  Actually, it’s been freezing all week.  As I was trying to decide what amazing wedding to share from this past wedding season on the blog, the cold temps, banana bread in the oven, and the promise of fall from the chill in the air reminded me of Agnes and Laurence’s private estate North Tahoe Lodge wedding in Truckee from this past spring.  There was still piles of snow.  So much snow, in fact, that their guests spent an entire afternoon clearing the deck of snow for their ceremony.  

Agnes and Laurence wanted to have a small, intimate celebration surrounded by friends and family.  They wanted amazing food, lots of laughter, and great photos.  I have to say, that when you are one of two vendors, it makes you feel incredibly unbelievably special.  (I’ll try not to let it go to my head, Agnes).  

Agnes is Polish and customarily, at a Polish wedding, the father presents the couple with two glasses – one of vodka, one of water. They are offered first to the bride, who must make her selection without knowing which is which. Tradition says that whoever ends up with the glass of vodka will be the dominant partner in the relationship.  I think you can tell by the photos which way this ended!

Agnes and Laurence, it was an honor to be part of your day and even bigger honor to be so valued.  I firmly believe that your wedding day should be a day where you celebrate with the friends and family closest to you and that the pomp, circumstance, and traditions aren’t that necessary so when clients find me that not only believe, but exemplify the same values, it makes my heart sing to be part of the day.

Venue:  The North Tahoe Lodge | Caterer: Blend | Bride’s Attire: Glamour Closet | Second shooting service of the sassy shutterbug Shaunte Dittmar

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Golf Course Wedding

Lake Tahoe Golf Course Wedding | Christina + Jose | Sneak Peek

Christina and Jose are totally my people: we bonded in our first meeting over bloodies, beers, and day drinking at their reception venue.  They are athletes and adventurers and I had been looking forward to their wedding all summer.  In the end, the pair couldn’t have possibly lucked out with more pristinely gorgeous weather for their Lake Tahoe Golf Course wedding.  It was gorgeous, bluebird skies and the perfect temperature! There’s more to come from this awesome couple, including a fantastic choeographed mother-son dance!

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Tahoma Boat House Wedding

Tahoma Boat House Wedding | Brittney + John | Sneak Peek

The attention to hand made detail was above and beyond at Brittney and John’s Tahoma Boat House Wedding.  Originally, the two of them had lofty goals to hand cut wine bottles into drinking glasses for their guests.  The plan didn’t pan out as intended and what the ended up with was over 100 antique and vintage drinking glasses of various types for their guests to choose to fit their personality and take home with them.  It was a fantastic touch to an already gorgeous DIY wedding and I can’t wait to share more photos with you.  Other elements of awesome: the arch, their sweetheart table, and Brittney’s dress were all hand crafted by relatives just for the pair of them.  The end result was a stunningly beautiful, but relaxed wedding, with tons of laughter, lots of whiskey and, my personal favorite, a great dance party.

More to come from this dynamic duo.  Congrats Brittney and John!

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