Lake Tahoe wedding at the Gatekeepers Museum in Tahoe City

By Monique

Chelsea and Jon were a great coupe to work with, and their wedding photography images on June 28 in Tahoe City are among my most memorable for this season. The spring showers really provided a burst of color with the purple lupines that were almost as tall as me! The day was warm, and they chose to have their reception under canvas tents instead of the standard giant white tent, enabling them to fully enjoy the natural surroundings that Tahoe has to offer. Their dance floor was also outdoors next to the lake.

Chelsea framed by the tall lupine wildflowers before the ceremony

Chelsea framed by the tall lupine wildflowers before the ceremony.

Chelsea didn't have traditional bridesmaids, but she did have a great group of girls who she wanted to make sure to include in the portrait session before the ceremony.

Chelsea didn’t have traditional bridesmaids, but she did have a great group of girls who she wanted to make sure to include in the portrait session before the ceremony.

Jon enjoying the shade of the trees before the ceremony.

Jon enjoying the shade of the trees before the ceremony.

The flower girl and ring bearer walk down the aisle together during the ceremony.

The flower girl and ring bearer walk down the aisle together during the ceremony.

I love to look for the moments during the ceremony that are not obvious or at the front of the aisle, like this one on the right of the kids with enjoying their lolly pops, and that the bride and groom don't see until they get their proof prints.

I love to look for the moments during the ceremony that are not obvious or at the front of the aisle, like this one on the right of the kids enjoying their lolly pops.

Chelsea and Jon make their way into the lupine fields after the ceremony.

Chelsea and Jon make their way into the lupine fields after the ceremony.

Bridal portraits in the lupine fields that seem to go on forever.

Bridal portraits in the lupine fields that seem to go on forever.

Chelsea and Jon near the mouth of the Truckee River.

Chelsea and Jon near the mouth of the Truckee River.

The flowers were done by Katina Isaacson, owner of Sierra Floral Design.

The flowers were done by Katina Isaacson, owner of Sierra Floral Design.

The cake detail shots: get an overall, then get closer to capture the chocolate dipped pine cones.

The cake detail shots: get an overall, then get closer to capture the chocolate dipped pine cones.

Chelsea's sister gives her maid of honor speech.

Chelsea’s sister gives her maid of honor speech.

Chelsea and Jon react to something funny her sister is saying about Jon during her speech.

The couple reacts to something funny her sister is saying about Jon during her speech.

After the speeches and cake cutting, I brought the couple out to the lake to take advantage of the golden light right before the sun sets.

After the speeches and cake cutting, I brought the couple out to the lake to take advantage of the golden light right before the sun set.

Chelsea and Jon during their first dance.

Chelsea and Jon during their first dance.

Chelsea dances with her dad.

Chelsea dances with her dad.

I love the way the girl in the red dress is framed by the bright patterns of the other dresses.

I love the way the girl in the red dress is framed by the bright patterns of the other dresses.

The sky slowly fades to a darker shade of blue at 9 p.m. at the Gatekeepers Museum reception.

The sky slowly fades to a darker shade of blue at 9 p.m. at the Gatekeepers Museum reception.

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