Katie and Makinna chose to host their amazing Reno same-sex wedding atop Mt. Rose at the Tannenbaum Events Center in Reno, NV. Literature influenced wedding details, and an awesome color scheme of teal and gray really made a wonderful impact on the look and feel of their sweet wedding day. From the travel-themed cake to the books on the cocktail tables, the details were so fun!
As I left the Tannenbaum that evening, I felt so elated. Not only are Katie & Makinna amazing people with giant hearts, but their friends and family who celebrated with them helped make their day so joyful, too.
Silent Vow Reading
Before their ceremony, Katie and Makinna met back-to-back and did a silent vow reading. Even though I have no idea what was written in those private vows, I know it was powerful on both sides just from the looks on their faces and tears in their eyes.
I was especially honored to be a part of this moment, and they totally made ME cry while they read these vows. Tears were flowing all around and I’ll remember those few minutes of time forever.
Favorite Moments from Katie & Makinna’s Wedding
Aside from their silent vow reading described above, my other two top favorite moments from their wedding were:
- Their special book exchange during their ceremony. It was so personal, sweet and unique!
- At the end of the evening when their flowergirls closed out the reception by singing Disney’s “Let it Go” from Frozen and “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Guests even held up lighters in response! It was adorable, hilarious and extremely memorable.
Thank you to the Couple
Most of all, I want to thank Katie and Makinna for trusting me to be their wedding photographer for my first ever same-sex wedding. I’ve been waiting for this chance forever. Therefore, I’m so grateful that they were the first couple to trust that I would do their relationship justice. As a proud supporter of marriage equality and straight-up equality for all people, I hope that even more LGBQT couples choose me like Katie and Makinna did. It means the WORLD to me!!
Wedding Venue: Tannenbaum – An Alpine Events Center
Officiant: Jackie Phillips
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Rebecca Shembri
DJ: KC Bouchard – All About The Music Professional DJ Service
Caterer: Blend – A Catering Company
Cake/Dessert: Cake You Happy
Bride’s Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Wedding Suit: Indochino
Rings: Kenny G and Co.
Attendant’s Attire: David’s Bridal & Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: David’s Bridal
Wedding Paperie: Magnet Street
Photobooth: Reno Event Services
If you are seeking your wedding photographer for your same-sex wedding in Lake Tahoe or Reno, please reach out to me!