On a picture-perfect Lake Tahoe afternoon, Pamela and Dan blissfully exchanged wedding vows in an awe-inspiring North Shore setting. Featuring a vibrant yellow and “Tahoe Blue” color palette, the beauty and joy of their celebration was expertly captured by Nick Higman Photography. Nick and his associate chronicled the spirit of the day in photographs to last a lifetime.
As an added bonus, here are a couple of images from the photo booth provider, Cornerstone Entertainment:
While Pamela, a Bay Area native, often spent weekends in Tahoe with her family, Dan grew up in Nebraska where the magic of Tahoe wasn’t known to him until he moved to California after college. However, they both shared a draw to its natural beauty and endless outdoor activities.
During a short vacation from medical school, Dan and Pamela were visiting the sandy shores of Tahoe, beautifully backlit by the sunset and the Sierra Mountains, when Dan dropped down on one knee to pop the question.
This perfect Tahoe proposal deserved the perfect Tahoe wedding – so one year later, they tied the knot beside those same crystal blue waters. The couple selected Gar Woods Grill & Pier as the ideal venue to share their special day with friends and family and enjoy the idyllic Tahoe views.
Their wedding vision started with the sunflower, which laid the foundation for the decor. Pamela had always loved sunflowers. They are bright and cheery, and as warm and inviting as the sweet summer sun – perfect for their Tahoe wedding.
Although they are often do-it-yourselfers, Pamela and Dan also knew when to pull in help from local vendors, who worked together to make their wedding sparkle. Their Wedding Planner, Events of Distinction, orchestrated the logistics of their day to ensure a seamless execution. To ensure an on-time performance, Reno Tahoe Limousine transported wedding party members to the celebration in style.
The waterfront ceremony location at Gar Woods provided an amazing panorama of the Lake’s awesome beauty. Arrangements of sunflowers and wildflowers, creatively designed by Wanda’s Floral and Gift, lined the aisle as Pamela and Dan joyfully exchanged vows.
After witnessing wedded bliss, guests were escorted to the outdoor balcony at Gar Woods, which offered a picturesque location to watch the sunset over the Tahoe Mountains. As a full-service restaurant, Gar Woods allowed guests to select their entrée from their lakeside seats, which added a personalized feel to the delicious dinner.
After dinner, Moonlight Mobile DJ got guests revved up on the dance floor with a festive assortment of everyone’s favorite tunes. To complement the décor and the Tahoe locale, Sugar Pine Cakery provided a cake adorned with flowers, accompanied by cupcakes and assorted desserts displayed upon tree rounds.
When the last song ended, Pamela and Dan were sad to see the festivities come to a close. But they were thrilled knowing they had experienced a magical day, filled with the joy of family and friends coming together, celebrating by the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Photographer: Nick Higman Photography | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gar Woods Grill & Pier | Cake & Desserts: Sugar Pine Cakery | Floral Designer: Wanda’s Floral and Gift | Bride’s Gown: Watters Wtoo | Hair: Kristie Pellegrino | Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Reno | Music: Moonlight Mobile DJ | Officiant: India Wood | Photo Booth: Cornerstone Entertainment | Transportation: Reno Tahoe Limousine | Wedding Planner: Events of Distinction