Should you choose to completely disregard my advice in my previous blog post about all the reasons why you should hold your Emerald Bay wedding by boat, then I am still here for you, albeit perhaps a bit begrudgingly. It is the hard truth that although picturesque, getting married or eloping at the top of Emerald Bay comes with significant challenges. You might think that an intimate wedding with less people provides less stress, but I can tell you with certainty (as can Chris and Stacy) that it does not in Emerald Bay. Still dedicated to an Emerald Bay elopement? Read on my friend.
Embark on an enchanting journey with a guide to the best way to hold an Emerald Bay elopement: by boat! All the reasons by eloping in Emerald Bay by boat solve all the headaches of this stunning location and all the amazing boat rental companies that I recommend.
Small intimate elopements and micro weddings have always been popular in Lake Tahoe, and now so more than ever. I believe that everyone, no matter what their budget or the size of their event, deserves amazing photography. Often, intimate weddings hire me for only an hour and that was the case with Gage and Nathan's The Arch at Lakeside Beach LGBTQ elopement. More from their intimate day here!
Andrea's grandparents held a Notre Dame des Victoires wedding, so when they decided to have a destination elopement in San Francisco, it seemed like the perfect location, complete with a reception at the Mill Rose Inn in Half Moon Bay, CA.
With crystal clear blue waters, the mountain backdrop of Lake Tahoe, and white sandy beaches, Sand Harbor State Park is one of the best locations on Lake Tahoe to elope or have a small intimate wedding. Lake Tahoe is an incredibly special place to Jeremy and Siobhan and their intimate perfectly planned event reflected that.
Looking for a nursery with a purpose? Want an event space with no need for decor? Look no further than the Prickly Pear! Located in Southside Park near Midtown Sacramento, this charming botanical garden has everything you need for a budget friendly elopement or intimate wedding and I was bowled over by it's charm and whimsy.
Emily and Justin's elopement was all sorts of charming and had plenty of their quirky dry humor infused into it. When Covid altered their plans for an intimate wedding in Tahoe, they finally settled on the Wedgewood Sterling Hotel. The neighborhood surrounding the Sterling Hotel in Downtown Sacramento has tons of great options for portraits within walking distance!
From the travel bugs to the homebodies, there are a ton of things you can do with the money you've saved for that giant wedding that you may no longer want to throw. You desperately want to get married, but planning a wedding during a global pandemic is, well, still not fun. Maybe you’ve postponed it (maybe even multiple times), rescheduled it, or downsized, but if you’re just plain done with the constant change of plans, here are some suggestions of things to do instead of having a big wedding.
A lot of mountains had to be moved for Jenny and Tom's Covid affected Martis Camp elopement slash micro-wedding to happen. The largest of which was that Tom's parents live in Israel and were worried about being able to attend at all, despite the fact that the were both vaccinated last December. Tom's father spent the entirety of his pandemic life training to ride his bicycle around Lake Tahoe. More from Jenny and Tom's micro-wedding/elopement here!
Throughout their years dating, Kerry and Patrick spoke many times about traveling to Vegas together and everytime it came up, Kerry always joked, “don’t take me to Vegas unless you plan on coming home married!” And then one day, they went to Vegas and and came home married. Read more about their Las Vegas elopement here!
What started out as an micro wedding with a family style dinner under the stars in Bend, OR changed plans and iterations and dates quite a few times before it morphed into the absolutely perfect intimate Sedona elopement that it was, bringing no less joy. At the end of the day, Jacquie and Doug just wanted to get married and I was thrilled to be there for them.
Seven years after meeting, my best friend Kelly and her love Andy were wed in a Fort Worth Civil Ceremony at the 2nd District Court of Appeals. We managed to keep it a secret until the very last second as it was attended by immediate family only and myself, which made me feel very special and as we all know, it's all about me. It was a wonderful way to start the holiday week and I am overjoyed to see my friend so happy.