I’ve been keeping this one to myself because I knew it belonged on a wedding blog because this gorgeous marriage of two families at the Tahoe Beach Retreat and Lodge in South Lake Tahoe was completely and totally Pinterest worthy. I’m so thrilled to finally share it with you and can happily announce that it will be published in not just one but TWO different blogs in the upcoming month!
I am so thankful Eddie and Lorena found me and even more honored that they chose me to be their Tahoe wedding photographer. What an amazing family this is. It was so clear to me from the get-go that they both are making their new family a priority. Lorena is clearly a loving, patient, encouraging mother and it showed in various ways throughout the day, including the ceremony during which they took turns jointly combining multiple colors of sand into a shadowbox, signifying the unity of two families into one.
I always ask if brides have Pinterest boards, just so I can get an idea of their personality and aesthetic before I meet them. All too often, I don’t meet the bride until the wedding day. When I saw that Lori’s shabby chic board was full of fall colors, muted tones, bell jars and burlap, I was thrilled. When I arrived on the wedding day to find their amazing wedding coordinator Amanda Mason setting up a CANDY BAR, I was nothing short of ecstatic.
From start to finish, I felt right at home with Lori and Eddie. Lori warms your heart. On her wedding day, she was positively glowing, as any bride should be, and her spirit has stuck with me since then. Their friends were fun, full of laughter and raged the dance floor. Her teenage sons stood up and made speeches, thanking Eddie not only for their relationship with them and welcoming him into the family. Eddie and Lorena gave me full reign and no instructions, trusting me completely to capture their awesome day. I hope they are as thrilled with their photos as I am. Four months later, I am still awestruck at how wonderful they are, how special their day was, how grateful I am to be a part of it, and how beautiful it turned out.
If you were a guest of Eddie and Lorena, you may see the full gallery of photos and order prints via this link.
Venue, Reception Site and Catering: Tahoe Beach Retreat | Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Mason | Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | Florist: Enchanted Florist | Dress: David’s Bridal | DJ: Ascent DJ Productions