When the world turned on its head this past year, many engaged couples had to regroup. They needed to re-prioritize, re-imagine, and re-plan their big day. Lauren and John experienced this as well. Before everything shut down, they had “big” wedding plans. In the end, their Gar Woods micro wedding was a perfectly adventurous day in Lake Tahoe. I don’t know what you might believe. But I often see weddings work out in ways that suggest “Plan B” was meant to be, all along.
I admit that I may be biased in that last statement. You see, Lauren and John asked me to photograph two different weddings on two different days. The first time they contacted me, I was already booked for their date. So, I referred them to another Lake Tahoe photographer. When the pandemic forced them to reschedule their wedding, the other photographer was not available on the new date. So, they circled back and contacted me a second time.
Fortunately, I was available on their new date. The challenges at that point included venue restrictions and guest limits which varied across the California and Nevada sides of the basin. As a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer for the past decade, I am familiar all the venues in the area. So, we discussed options and I offered recommendations to help them find the best location for their celebration.
One of the best things about getting married in Lake Tahoe is blue sky, quiet forests, and mountain peaks in every direction. If you can celebrate right on the shore of this amazing lake, even better. Gar Woods is a great location for a small, intimate wedding. I told Lauren and John that I believed it would a perfect choice. Here are some of my favorite photos from their Gar Woods micro wedding!
Small, Intimate Lake Tahoe Weddings
Do you want a Lake Tahoe wedding that is less about material stuff and more about an incredible experience in an amazing location? Do you envision a meaningful, more intimate experience as you commit to one another and share your vows?
The good news is that there are many Tahoe wedding venues that would be perfect for you. Here are a few examples. On the east side of the lake, a Sand Harbor wedding is a popular option for a celebration fully outdoors. Over on the west shore, Sugar Pine Point is another stunning location. Check out some photos of a Sugar Pine Point wedding here. Sunnyside Lodge is another venue that works well for a smaller celebration, as you can see at this Lake Tahoe morning wedding.