Veronica and Miguel had a beautiful and family-centered Lake Tahoe Golf Course wedding on March 11th. Even though they were already legally married, and have two amazing children together, this wedding celebration was what Veronica has been dreaming of for 10 years. After meeting this couple and hearing their story, I was completely enthralled to be chosen as their Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer!
Choosing the Lake Tahoe Golf Course for Their Wedding
Veronica and Miguel met in Las Vegas through mutual friends at a softball tournament, and as Miguel exclaimed to Veronica in his vows, he knew that what happens in Vegas stays there, but he was so glad he took her home!
Lake Tahoe Golf Course was the perfect spot for their wedding because Miguel and Veronica had watched a close friend get married there and Miguel made a promise then to Veronica that one day they would get married. So of course, Lake Tahoe Golf Course just felt like “the place.”
A Beautiful Winter Day Blessed with Sunshine
The day before their wedding was gloomy in Tahoe. We’ve also gotten a TON of snow in Tahoe recently, leading to flooding issues and more. Fortunately, they were completely blessed with sunshine on their wedding day, and no flooding or mud issues. It’s like everything just worked out perfectly for them!
Even though there were areas completely inaccessible due to deep snow, Veronica and Miguel didn’t let that stop them from venturing out into the golf course right before sunset. Some of my favorite shots from the day were created during this time.
By the way, Veronica is a talented photographer herself in West Wendover, NV (between Salt Lake City, UT and Elko, NV), so I was equally nervous AND excited to hustle all day to provide the absolute best wedding photography coverage for their Tahoe wedding. Luckily for me, this couple is up to any task, and they weren’t afraid to get dirty or wet during our first look and portrait escapades. Therefore, I felt the freedom to be creative with them, and I sincerely thank them for that!
My Personal Favorite Part of this Lake Tahoe Golf Course Wedding
What I loved most about Veronica and Miguel’s wedding – aside from the fact that they are one of the most laid back and cool couples I have ever worked with – was how family-centered their wedding was. It was kid friendly, complete with buffet choices for the kids. The music was also fun for the kids to dance to, thanks to Lake Tahoe DJ. Additionally, during their ceremony, Reverend Mark E. Frady asked their children to stand and vow to do their part in making their home a happy one. How cool is that!?
Honestly, it tugged at my own heart strings because my husband and I devoted a special part of our ceremony to my stepson to show that he’s an important part of our marriage, too. I may have shed a tear as I snapped photos of Veronica and Miguel standing with their kids!
Looking Forward to the Rest of 2017’s Weddings
Veronica and Miguel’s wedding was my first of the 2017 wedding season. And I can tell you that the love, joy and warmth surrounding this wedding started my season off just right. This couple rolled with the punches, and didn’t let little hiccups get in the way of their wonderful day. This is an amazing sign for their marriage. This family, officially joined in marriage, is truly a team. I congratulate them and wish only the best for these guys – and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for selecting me to photograph their Lake Tahoe Golf Course wedding!
Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Wedding Coordinator: Kelly Higgins at Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Officiant: Rev. Mark E Frady
Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: Bride’s Sister Valerie
Tahoe Wedding DJ: Lake Tahoe DJ
Second Photographer: Eden Thome (thank you so much for your hard work all day!)
Florist: Dina Einboden w/ Wild Rose Florist in Elko
Caterer: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Cake/Dessert: Dina Einboden w/ Wild Rose Florist in Elko
Wedding rentals/props providers: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Tableware/silverware/linen Providers: Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Engagement/Wedding Rings: Shane Co.
Groomswear: Sidestreet Boutique
Wedding Paperie: Made by the Bride
Contact Reno / Tahoe’s best wedding photography team today to schedule a consultation if you’re looking for the absolute best in Tahoe wedding photography! Fifth and Chestnut Photo Co. is looking forward to hearing from couple’s who are fun, adventurous and kind!