Nick and Kelsey met in college at UNR and now reside in Las Vegas, NV. They were excited to wed in Lake Tahoe and their venue is one of my absolute favorites in the area – it always has amazing light, regardless of the time of day and although it’s right in the heart of Incline Village, NV, you feel tucked away into your own private space. Their Aspen Grove wedding was an absolute blast from start to finish.
Nick and Kelsey’s friends and family were right up my alley: whiskey drinking, dance floor maniacs that spent the whole day laughing. Their dance floor was epic from the get go: both Kelsey and Nick were crowdsurfing at one point and the end of the night culminated with pants being torn off a groomsmen.
Related note: shout out to Kelsey for being part of a really amazing non-profit that I considered as my recipient for this year. She’s on the board of S.A.F.E. House, a comprehensive anti-domestic violence organization that offers free 1) shelter, 2) advocacy and counseling services, 3) community education to end domestic violence. The organization serves primarily women and children in Southern Nevada, but also serves men who are victims of domestic violence, as well folks from outside Nevada. If you aren’t aware, I pick a different non-profit beneficiary every year to give a percentage of my sales to and I always choose one that is directly connected to my clients.
Venue: Aspen Grove | Catering: Aspen Grove | Florist: Moana Nursery | Bride’s Attire: Celebration’s Bridal | Groom Attire: Brooks Brothers | DJ: Lake Tahoe DJ | Second Photographer: Annie Robillard
There was a bit of a hint that Brianna and Aaron’s Aspen Grove wedding in Incline Village this summer was going to be a special one. They were so at ease and loving during their winter Tahoe engagement shoot that they never stopped laughing the entire time. The only time they weren’t laughing on their wedding day, they were crying tears of happiness and joy. Mind you, so was literally everyone else, including the photographers. Aaron’s vows were so incredibly tender and poignant, they left all of us in awe.
Their intimate daytime wedding was a DIY affair and all their friends and family stepped in to make it special. Photos from their engagement session with me filled the tables and friends and family stepped up to fill all the vendor roles other than venue and catering.
At the end of the day, their wedding was an incredibly joyful reminder of how a wedding is exactly what you make of it, and what you want it to be, and that it’s uniqueness and memorability lies solely in the couple. Brianna and Aaron did an incredible job ensuring that their wedding was simple and really quite a beautiful celebration of their commitment to each other.
Venue and Catering: Aspen Grove | Bride’s Attire: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Second Shooter: the breakfast of champions, Nicky Lockman