Lindsay and Bill’s Sparks & Reno fall wedding was such a joy to be a part of! They started their day with a first look at Red Hawk, and then were wed at Holy Cross Catholic Community in Sparks. After the ceremony, their absolutely gorgeous fall wedding reception was held at the Siena Hotel.
Bride and Groom Preparations for their Reno Fall Wedding
Lindsay prepared for her wedding day at her parents’ home in Sparks, where there was so much lovely fall foliage to use for details, and lots of bright open space to take getting ready photos. Bill got ready at the Siena Hotel with his groomsmen, and then headed over to RedHawk for his first look with Lindsay.
First look at Red Hawk Golf Resort by Reno Wedding Photographer
During the morning, the weather was looking fantastic, but right before Lindsay and Bill’s first look, the wind started to pick up…A LOT. By the time we were all at Red Hawk for the first look, it was like we were stuck in a hurricane – but Lindsay and Bill braved through it and we got some amazing portraits of them together during this time.
I was so thankful for this first look when I saw it starting to rain almost immediately after their ceremony. How lucky are we that we missed all the rain during portraits?
Catholic Ceremony at Holy Cross Catholic Community
As I was photographing Lindsay and Bill’s ceremony, I saw so many happy faces in the audience. I always love seeing reactions of family and friends. Father Jose Issac conducted a beautiful and heartwarming ceremony, and then Lindsay and Bill were husband and wife!
Siena Hotel Wedding Reception by Reno Wedding Photographer
After their beautiful Catholic ceremony, we took a photo in front of the church before the wind swept us away, and headed to the Siena Hotel just in time before the rain arrived.
When I walked into the reception, I was totally blown away. From the table decor to the popcorn bar to the incredible fall themed wedding cake – every detail was fabulous! The whole venue looked absolutely gorgeous and felt very warm and cozy.
After a prayer, dinner, toasts and cake cutting, we headed into the first dance, father/daughter dance and anniversary dance. And then the party continued with guests dancing, enjoying cake and treats and engaging in conversation. DoWell Events did an amazing job at coordinating all the reception events and getting everyone out on the dance floor.
A Wedding Day to Remember
It was such a lovely evening, and a PERFECT fall wedding. I had a really hard time narrowing down all the moments and details for this blog post, but check out a selection of my favorites that tell the story of Lindsay and Bill’s wedding day below! Congrats, Lindsay and Bill! It was an honor to photograph your wedding day!
Special shout out to my awesome wingwoman for this lovey fall wedding, Talia! I always have a fantastic time shooting with her and oh my goodness, she is so helpful and kind!
Wedding Vendors for this Reno Fall Wedding
First Look Venue: Red Hawk Golf Resort
Ceremony Venue: Holy Cross Catholic Community
Reception Venue: Siena Hotel
Officiant: Father Jose Isaac, Holy Cross Catholic Community
Makeup Artist: ME Beauty Stylists – Mandy
Hair Stylist: ME Beauty Stylists – Emmy
DJ: Do Well Events
Florists: Karen Hunsader (family friend – bouquets & pumpkin centerpieces), St. Ive’s Florist (boutonnieres) and Red Carpet Events and Design (long reception tables)
Caterer: Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery
Cake/Dessert: Bonnie Hansen (family friend)
Wedding rentals: Red Carpet Events and Design
Tableware/silverware/linen Providers: Red Carpet Events and Siena Hotel
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Shoe Designer: Antonio Melani
Engagement/Wedding Rings: A. Jaffe from Rogers Jewelry
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groomswear: Jos. A Bank
Wedding Paperie: Invitations by Dawn
Photobooth: Joy Squad
Videographers: Ben Ridpath Films
Second Photographer: Talia Neckels
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