Melissa and Brad’s Round Hill Pines Wedding and Riva Grill Reception was held on the most gorgeous, hot summer day in Tahoe. We arrived at Round Hill Pines as Melissa arrived to get into her wedding dress, and then we coordinated a sweet first look down on the beach. Brad was so excited to see his sweet bride, and after some portraits in the shade along the Lake Tahoe shoreline, guests started arriving for the ceremony.
After a humorous and happy wedding ceremony – complete with some parasailing going on in the background, we did family and wedding party portraits on the beach. It was such a hot day that I started getting heatstroke right there on the beach. I had to sit down for a short bit while my 2nd photographer, Talia, graciously ran down the beach and back to bring us all some water…and I consequently got some interesting angles of the “bustling of the dress.” A sip of water did the trick and I was right back up finishing up Melissa and Brad’s post-ceremony portraits.
Then, it was off to Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe for a beautiful dinner reception, where Melissa and Brad played “the shoe game,” which is a wedding tradition I really hope to see more of! It was SO hilarious. There were also some pretty epic toasts, a marvelous dinner and a proper cake cutting – complete with Melissa smashing cake into Brad’s face and literally running away laughing.
It’s safe to say, by the way, that Melissa and Brad’s wedding was one of the happiest and most laid back weddings I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. From start to finish, everything was happy and go with the flow…but also wonderfully organized!
Congrats, Melissa and Brad, and thank you for choosing me to document this amazingly special day!!
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