Jina, Lucas, and I originally bonded over bikes: a love of them, the desire to ride them as much as possible, and the idea that bikes belong in every part of your life. This includes your wedding! Their original plan was to get married at Roundhill Pines, have everyone bike down the bike path to a cocktail hour at the Nevada beach pavilion, and ultimately, end up on the backyard of the Basecamp Hotel, which is one of my most favorite wedding venues in South Lake Tahoe. I think they were sold on me when they asked me how I would plan on getting from one venue to the other and I responded with enthusiasm, “ON A BIKE OF COURSE!”

Covid, of course, has different plans for all of us though.  Over the summer, their wedding went through multiple iterations of new ideas: a beach BBQ, a smaller backyard party, a dinner at a restaurant, among others.  Eventually, Jina and Lucas decided, much like my other COVID couples, that they just wanted to get married.

The day that they slated for their intimate Stateline Lookout elopement, near their family cabin in North Lake Tahoe, also had other plans for them: the entire basin was socked in with smoke from aggressive and widespread wildfires across the state.  Their spirits were hardly dampened though and I was so impressed with their positivity, infectious energy and happiness.

Jina and Lucas: I’m so thrilled that I could help capture this day for you and your family and I cannot wait to celebrate, bikes or no bikes, in the very near future with you!