This couple’s “how we met” story is straight out of a movie. They (quite literally) bumped into each other at a local bar and the rest is history. Maria Lamb photographed their wedding day set in a mountain meadow the gallery is a rustic bride’s inspiration goldmine.
From The Bride…11 years ago I took a waitressing job at the local college bar to help pay my way through school. A few weeks in I turned the corner too quickly and ran into the bar-back who was carrying several cases of beer. Behind those cases of beer was the cutest guy with bright blue eyes and a smile that suddenly made me feel a little bit better about the mess I’d made. I was mortified to say the least, but took the opportunity to introduce myself. We became fast friends and eventually started dating. We jointly discovered a passion for travel and set out on numerous trips around the world.
In September 2014 we planned a trip to Turkey and Greece. We had a list of sights to see, places to eat, and little to my knowledge, a place for Brad to propose. A private evening cruise on the Bosphorus Straight in Istanbul, Turkey will hands down always be my favorite adventure. It is where Brad asked me to marry him and I joyfully accepted. We love the outdoors, so we wanted everything about our wedding to reflect that. We found an incredible property just outside of Lake Tahoe, California and set the date for August 22, 2015.
Photography was a top priority, so I started researching shortly after the venue was booked. Maria Lamb’s images spoke to me the moment I saw them and I knew I had to talk to her. It was love at first chat and Maria was quickly booked to capture our wedding day. As you can see from our photos, Maria has an amazing talent for capturing the moments in between and the raw beauty of Mother Nature. I can’t wait to look back at these photos over the years and remember just how young and carefree we were.
Photography: Maria Lamb | Cinematography: Kristen Bliss | Floral Design: Erin Go Bloom | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Safeway | Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Engagement Ring: Padis Gems | Jewelry: Nadri | Rings: Jewelry by Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Farm to Belly | Makeup: Samantha Moreno | Hair: Alysha Anderson | DJ: Nate Seider of Caliber Dj's | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Alison Holeyman | Transportation: Northstar | Venue: Mitchells Meadow | Accommodation: Hampton Inn Amelia Island | Accommodations: Northstar Zephyr Lodge | Alterations: Just My Size | Bride Belt: Haute Bride | Cake Topper: Cake Topper Bliss | Day of Coordination: Forget Me Knot Events | Dessert Truck: Lazy Sundae, Lizette Rios | Event Planning, Design + Styling: Bride | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Mother Of Bride + Mother Of Groom Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Photo Booth: Das Bus | Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals | Signage: Mother of the Bride