Chelsea and Devin met while playing professional sports abroad in the UK but now call Tahoe City home, so it made perfect sense to have their wedding at White Wolf, an epic outdoor venue that is a favorite amongst local couples.
These two high school teachers had a guest list of 220, which kept shrinking in the face of the covid-19 epidemic until they landed at 28 close friends and family who would join them for a socially distanced celebration.
While it certainly wasn’t the size of wedding they were originally expecting, Chelsea and Devin’s day was still filled with so many special moments. They will never forget seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony’s birch arch, exchanging their handwritten vows, or canoeing out to their first dance on a boulder in the middle of the White Wolf pond. And the bride and groom both felt that the silver lining of a smaller wedding is the ability to interact and spend quality time with everyone who is there.
Josiah Hessler photographed Chelsea and Devin’s wedding and all the beautiful details. White Wolf is so incredibly stunning that they kept the decor minimal, letting the alpine surroundings speak for themselves. Molly Nakahara of Dinner Bell Farms created the wildflower floral arrangements with draping eucalyptus for a boho feel. We love the custom burned wood sign hanging at the venue’s striking entrance.
Like so many 2020 couples, Chelsea and Devin’s planning process was an “emotional roller coaster,” according to the bride, but in the end a powerful reminder of what matters most of all – their love. We know that after planning a wedding in a pandemic, these two are truly ready to take on anything!