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Truckee Donner Lake wedding

 

By Monique and Scott,

Emily and Phil were married on the west end beach at Donner Lake and they had their reception at the amazing Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. We had such a great time with this couple. Last week I posted a few images from their fine art wedding album, scroll down to see that blog post and the super sweet note we got from them.

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Lake Tahoe fine art wedding album pages

By Monique

We love creating one of a kind family heirloom albums for our couples. Here are a few of my favorite pages from a 10×10 fine art album handmade by Priscilla Foster.

I got the following email from them, and it made my heart sing!

It is one of the greatest “products” we’ve ever purchased. Absolutely outstanding. We love it! Perfect. WELL worth the wait.
In addition to the handcrafted aspect, and natural fabric/paper selection, the album tells the story of our wedding – captures the unique essence.
Emily and I were so impressed with how you were able to interpret the photos we chose, and apply your skills in generating what I consider to be “art”.
It would have been unfair for us to expect the results you delivered. We frankly could not have imagined what you were able to accomplish.
In retrospect, the synergy created in this event was – I believe –  reflective of the trust and admiration we had in the people/team who brought it together.
Beginning, of course, with my loving wife – the wedding journey was the best of my life. But our talented team brought our vision to reality. No simple feat.
Emily and I are so glad we found you/Scott. Your work is superb. THANK YOU!
We express our gratitude for your patience, professionalism, and passion.
My hope is that these words inspire you to continue the gifts you bestow.
Our baby is due in about a month. Eventually, we’ll be back in touch for more pics.”

– Phil, Emily, and Baby

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by Scott

Megan and Stanley got married at Megan’s mother’s house near Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe. It was a small, relaxed morning ceremony with about 50 close friends and family. Megan and her girls did all the decorations and flowers themselves and did an amazing job of it. The bride was beautiful and got married barefoot just like she always wanted to. The reception was held in the afternoon at the River Ranch along the Truckee River near Alpine Meadows.

Megan and her girls did all the flowers themselves.

Megan and her girls did all the flowers themselves.

The wedding ceremony was held in the morning at Megan

The wedding ceremony was held in the morning at Megan’s parent’s home in Lake Tahoe. Her brother-in-law brewed the beer and her sister did the artwork for the labels.

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Megan always wanted to get married bare-foot. So she was really excited to find these cute tie-ons.

Megan always wanted to get married bare-foot. So she was really excited to find these cute tie-ons.

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Normally, this is the river-bed for the Truckee river as it passes River Ranch. Now, due to the drought, it is a small reflective pond.

Normally, this is the river-bed for the Truckee river as it passes River Ranch. Now, due to the drought, it is a small reflective pond.

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The dogs are an important part of Megan and Stanley

The dogs are an important part of Megan and Stanley’s lives and of course, the wedding.

Of course one of the dogs was a bit of a howler.

Of course one of the dogs was a bit of a howler.

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We decided to go to the lakeshore near Megan

We decided to go to Lake Tahoe near Megan’s family home after the ceremony with the wedding party.

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Megan is a rock climber and wanted to go up do Donner Summit to do some pictures on the granite there.

Megan is a rock climber and wanted to go up to Donner Summit and take some pictures on the granite there.

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The reception was at the River Ranch on the Truckee River near Alpine Meadows.

The reception was at the River Ranch on the Truckee River near Alpine Meadows.

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Stanley and Megan had a small group for their wedding, so we used the reflective pond where the Truckee River should have been to make a group portrait of all the guests.

Stanley and Megan had a small group for their wedding, so we used the reflective pond where the Truckee River should have been to make a group portrait of all the guests.

corner barn Graeagle wedding

By Monique and Scott

Nicole and Anthony were married in Graeagle, north of Truckee, with their ceremony at the River Pines Resort and their reception at The Corner Barn. This was our second wedding at The Corner Barn, and we absolutley love this venue! Nicole and Anthony did all of their decorations inside the barn themsleves, and it turned out great. They made a large space feel warm and welcoming with the lighting, flowers and decor. Nicole and Anthony are huge Giants fans, and their wedding was on October 4, the day the Giants played the Nationals in the longest game in MLB playoff history. The Giants won after 18 innings! So we have some fun images of the guests gathering around their mobile devices through out the reception, getting game updates. I think it was probably around 9:30 or 10 p.m. when they finally won the game, and the dance floor errupted with cheers and celebration. I want to say I remember “Don’t Stop Believin”” was played, and everyone sang along.

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guests getting the updates about the Giants playoff game, which was the longest playoff game in history

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The Giants win after 18 innings and the dance floor celebrates!

The Giants win after 18 innings and the dance floor celebrates!

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by Scott Sady

Spring has sprung and even though it seems like the longest stretch of winter Tahoe has seen this year is happening just now in mid-May, wedding season is just around the corner! I have been more than lax in my wedding blog posts over the winter. Thankfully, Monique has filled in the gaps with some of the wonderful Lake Tahoe weddings we photographed together, but I thought I should get a couple of my solo weddings up before things get crazy again. ( I was also busy keeping up on our other non wedding related blog where we post images from our travels, and a lot of Tahoe and Sierra landscape images. If you’d like to check it out, click on over to Tahoelight.com ) This wedding for Courtney and Phil was a wonderful wedding at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, a venue we shoot at quite often. Courtney and Phil had their first look before the ceremony, and then decided to take the wedding party off-site for a few fun photos along the fence-line in the Squaw Valley meadow. One of the neat things about this wedding is that I shot the best man’s wedding a few years back and it was a total surprise when I showed up to photograph the guys getting ready to see him in the room. I guess it is a small world sometimes. We wish you all the best Courtney and Phil!

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

Courtney and Phil wedding at Plumpjacks

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