This open-air, mountaintop fete from Larissa Cleveland Photography makes me want to stretch my arms wide and take in all the love. It’s quirky, it’s cute, and it’s surely full of pure romance. Layered in are wildflowers serving as the sweetest splash of color, views that’ll stop you in your tracks, a wide-eyed happy horse and one of the cutest Bride & Grooms I ever did see.
From Larissa Cleveland Photography….A few fun details:
– Guests wore 1930′s inspired attire.
– The ceremony took place on the top of a mountain! The location hand picked by the bride and groom.
– Reception was at horse stable at the base of the mountain.
– During the ceremony they incorporated elements of a Native American tradition by burning sage and using feathers to bless each other.
– The guests were given tambourines for when the bride and groom excited the ceremony. They also threw wildflower seeds that will someday bloom at the ceremony location.
Photography: Larissa Cleveland Photography | Videography: Modern 8 Films | Event Planner: One Fine Day Events | Florist: Art In Bloom | Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham | Ceremony: Squaw Valley | Reception: Squaw Valley Stables | Catering: As You Wish Catering | Hair: Antonio Venegas | Makeup: Kiss And Makeup | Musicians: Quinn and the Blue Beat Review | Musicians: All Folk'd Up | Sweets: Sugarpine Cakery | Tent + Lighting: Zephyr Tents
The gorgeous surroundings of Squaw Valley, the classic details with a rustic twist by Summit Soiree, a Bride and Groom dressed to the nines and Virgil Bunao doing what he does best; taking one beautiful shot after another. This wedding is going to shoot right to the top of your favorites list, I guarantee it. See so much more right here.
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It was a treat to capture Sarah and Daniel’s engagement session during Thanksgiving 2012 in Charleston. The weather was now starting to cool and settle down from the heyday of the crazy heat we tend to get here, but that didn’t stop them from looking so fresh and so in love. I was counting down the days to their wedding, to snap away the scenes that were taking place. I didn’t realize how blown away I would be in the midst of these mountains. Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place and the joy of their families and the excitement Sarah and Daniel exhibited each time my camera and I looked at them made Squaw Valley unbelievably picturesque.
Being so elevated, every inch of this place had an intense glow. Everything glowed. Sarah glowed. Daniel glowed. The greenery glowed. During the ceremony, the little niche in the woods we were at had some stunning light. At that point, it was clear that I had to leave it to Sarah, Daniel, their guests, and the sun to make this entire day memorable. They did.
Photography: Virgil Bunao | Event Planning: Summit Soiree | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: Plump Jack Inn | Reception Venue: Plump Jack Inn | Catering: Plump Jack Inn