From the moment Lauren and Jocelyn stepped foot onto the PlumpJack Squaw Valley property they knew it was where they would be married; the mountain background amongst a boutique was exactly what they were looking for. With flowers provided by BandB Designs and linens from La Tavola no detail was left unnoticed. Finally, with the help of Corey Fox Photography and Johnny B Films Lauren and Jocelyn have memories to last them a lifetime.
Words from the Brides~
Early in our relationship, we each knew what a remarkable gift we had been given and the bond we shared was something unique and overwhelmingly special. An eventual marriage was inevitable; the wedding was the added bonus!
We worked closely with the beautifully talented Elise Events to explore a number of venue options knowing Lake Tahoe was where we wanted to share the weekend with our family and closest friends. PlumpJack was our first stop – And it was love at first sight tour! The beautiful mountain setting coupled with the boutique hotel atmosphere instantly felt right to us.
The magnificent rock formations and mountainside provided the naturally stunning backdrop for our outdoor ceremony. Our guests were welcomed with blue sky’s, sunshine, and cool glass of Prosecco when they arrived. That ‘certain something’ in the mountain air is a piece of Tahoe we hold dear to us on our ski and summer trips and today we could feel it with a little something extra.
Personal touches throughout the day were something we worked hard to incorporate. We were each escorted separately down the aisle to a specially composed string and piano version of ‘Hallelujah’ played by a cousin, where our bridal parties of brothers and sisters surrounded us as we were married by Lauren’s uncle. Brandi Chisholm of B&B Designs masterfully carried out our floral vision and provided the beautiful Chuppah under which we exchanged our vows.
Guests enjoyed themselves at cocktail hour where hints of Jocelyn’s Georgia roots began to shine through. From the southern favorite, boiled peanuts shipped in from Georgia, to a specialty cocktail of sweet tea vodka and fresh lemonade, guests enjoyed the poolside gathering while savoring PlumpJack’s wonderful hors d’oeuvres complete with fresh hot pizzas straight from their outdoor pizza oven.
Our reception went above and beyond anything we could have ever imaged! Our wedding mantra, “We just want everyone to have a great time,’ was creatively and thoughtfully crafted by Elise Events. Johnny B Films and Corey Fox Photography captured all the amazing moments of the night – They quickly became part of our family. We ended our wedding in the most refreshing way possible by jumping in the pool with family and friends!!!
It is important to us that we share or feelings of immense gratitude and indebtedness for those who have worked so hard and fought so selflessly for marriage equality. Thank you all who have loved us, supported us and helped make this possible.
Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Event Planning & Design: Elise Events | Venue: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn | Photographer: Corey Fox Photography | Videography: Johnny B Films | Floral: BandB Designs | Hair: Kari Addison Beautiful | Make-up: Priscilla FitzPatrick | Music: Moonlight Mobile DJ | Dress: Swoon / Stephanie James | Suit: Tailor’s Keep | Bridal Shoes: Christian Doir and Stuart Weizman | Paper Goods: Minted and Glitter + Grain | Calligraphy: Elise Events | Rentals: La Tavola & Classic Party Rentals