Autumn might just be the perfect time for a wedding in South Lake Tahoe. The days are warm and sunny. The nights are chilly and perfect for snuggling next to a fire. The scenery is beautiful and the forests smell amazing.
Joy and JJ’s early October wedding had more going for it than just the time of year and location, though. The love and support that came pouring out from friends and family let them know that they’re not in it alone. The vows that they made to each other told a story of commitment that stretches far into the future. The tears and smiles that touched their faces throughout the day spoke volumes about how much this wedding meant to them.
Over the course of the day, everyone pitched in and helped out in some way or another. Joy’s mother assembled all of the centerpieces and bouquets. One of her brothers officiated the wedding and another was the MC for the evening. JJ’s hockey kids helped him out when he “forgot” his vows and then jumped in again to carry furniture inside when it started to rain. Joy’s sister-in-law baked their wedding cake. I even saw one of the grandmothers carrying rocks down the hillside for the fire pit! (just kidding… that was the hockey kids again)
Congratulations Joy and JJ! It was wonderful spending your wedding weekend with you and getting to know your friends and family.
Ceremony/Reception Location: Echo Creek Ranch
Second Photographer: Boris Zharkov
Caterer/Desserts: Crave Catering
Florist: DIY (mother of the bride)
Cake: Lucia Lynam
Officiant: Matthew Lynam
Hair: Krista with 77Salon
Makeup: Erin @ Salon be
Dress: Oleg Cassini, new dress styling by Alameda Sewing Cottage
Rentals: Camelot Party Rental and Forever Vintage Rentals
If you missed it the first time, take a minute to check out their South Lake Tahoe engagement session!