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Cedar House wedding for Saralyn and Gary

by Scott Sady

Saralyn and Gary shared a beautiful, late summer wedding at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, California. This was the first time I had worked at this venue in a long time and the owner/wedding coordinator Patty did an amazing job at making sure every detail was perfect and the day went smooth. The couple chose to see each other and take all their pictures before the wedding, which left the afternoon free for them to do what the really wanted, share a great day with their friends and family. Brian Hess provided the live music through the cocktail hour and then took over the DJ role for dancing later. Saralyn made her own wedding dress on the sewing machine that had made her mother’s and grandmother’s wedding dresses, and (take note future brides,) she sewed pockets in her dress and they were awesome!

 

Edgewood Wedding for Marissa and Matt

by Monique and Scott

Marissa and Matt had a lovely and intimate wedding at Lake Tahoe in Edgewood Golf and Country Club’s south room. The couple and their families came in from Chicago and this was the first time ever to Lake Tahoe for many of them. They were able to have a great wedding and family vacation all in one and we had so much fun working with them all day.

October 8, 2012 - 7:20 am

Marissa - Fantastic! This is why I picked you two as my photographers! Because these pictures are amazing!

Fairview Gardens wedding in Reno for Shauna and Jason

By Monique

Shauna and Jason were married at the Fairview Gardens in the rolling hills of South Reno. This out of the way location offered so many beautiful, ranch style backdrops for the entire wedding day. The ceremony site sits behind the main house with big shade trees and cocktails were served next to a classic red barn. The reception area was in an open grassy field with more shade trees surrounding the area, and it had a dance floor in the middle with twinkle lights. There are several pastures surrounding the property, with wooden fences painted white, and a great view of downtown Reno in the distance. Tessa Dee Miller, owner of┬áThe Nest, a vintage urban boutique in Reno, and dear friend of the brides, decorated the entire venue with vintage pieces from her shop. The sign in table had old typewriters where guests could type messages for the bride and groom. Individual seating areas were set up in a different field and included centerpieces created with vintage lace tablecloths, old books, and peacock feather and flower filled wine bottles. Shauna’s father recently went back to school and got a winemaking degree, so the wine bottles and several oak wine barrels were also part of their wedding theme.

 

The Cupid Shuffle was one of the most popular songs played this season.

 

Round Hill Pines and The Ridge wedding for Kristina and Brian

By Scott and Monique

Monique and I had the opportunity to photograph this wonderful wedding for Kristina and Brian a few weeks ago at Round Hill Pines on the south side of Lake Tahoe with the reception held at The Ridge Tahoe, up at the top of Heavenly Valley. The fun thing about this one, was that the couple were both from halfway across the country and had never been to Lake Tahoe. They wanted a place where they could get away, have fun with their friends and family and where there are lots of places to stay and things to do. So sight unseen they chose Lake Tahoe. I think it was a pretty good choice!

We only spent a little time getting ready with Kristina and Brian. Shortly after Brian was ready, but before we left, I got one of the groomsmen to take my flash outside and fire it through the funky glass of the door for this quick portrait.

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