You can bet your bottom dollar that this gorgeously-shot Jeremiah and Rachel Photography has left me more enthralled with Lake Tahoe than I already was. Those dusty blue waters and sprawling landscapes are breathtaking enough as it is, but when you add weddings and romance to the mix, I fall even more in love, like with Kelsey and Chris’s big day. They kept their color palette neutral and clean, and sprinkled such pin-worthy goodness in the form of their design and florals thanks to Hunter & Company Events and B&B Designs. Fans of minimal stylings and just a gorgeous wedding in general, this is a must-see.
From the bride, Kelsey: Chris and I wanted our wedding day to reflect how we try to live our lives everyday: with maximum amounts of laughter and minimum amounts of stress. Of course, with our families, hosting a stress-free day is near impossible and sometimes you laugh to keep from crying. Our big day was filled with all the emotions, and it ended up being more amazing than we could have ever imagined because of it.
We knew we wanted to get married outside against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Tahoe. Chris and I are avid admirers of nature (although we admire brunch and mimosas a whole lot more than morning hikes), and he has family friends that own a home on the water. Once we decided on this venue, we patted ourselves on the back and took our time (*procrastinated*) securing the rest of our vendors.
Although we waited longer than we should have to make some decisions, we ended up with the most amazing vendors and met the coolest people that helped craft our day into our own unique celebration. Many people told us that it goes by in a blur, so we really made an effort to absorb as much as we could. Since our wedding was relatively small and made up of people that for the most part knew each other, we really got to spend time with everyone there. And most importantly, with each other.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If we could give advice to anyone currently planning a wedding, it would be this: communicate your feelings, anxieties, fears, excitement with those you trust leading up to the wedding — don’t try to do this all yourself. There were so many people that wanted to help, and keeping those lines of communication open between the parents, bridesmaids, best man, siblings, etc. was a way for everyone to feel involved and loved (and a way to make sure we didn’t explode with stress). If we could go back in time and do the whole thing over, there would only be one thing we would change: grabbing more left over mac & cheese to scarf down that night in the hotel when we recounted stories and soaked our feet.