This absolutely gorgeous wedding has me thinking about Spring....bright sunshine, cold beverages, and warm weather are the perfect accompaniments to the season! This wedding has all of those lovely details and more - a stunning bride, a strapping groom, a gorgeous wedding party, beautiful decor details, stunning flowers by Art in Bloom and delicious looking snacks. Thank you Ritz Carlton for bringing us this gem!

Brian and Jen both attended Stanford although a few years apart. Brian played water polo and Jen played volleyball. They met in the summer of 2004 at a wedding in Sonoma where Brian's former water polo teammate was marrying one of Jen's volleyball teammates. After meeting by chance before the wedding, Brian and Jen reconnected after the wedding and talked for hours until Brian had to head to the airport to fly back to Newport Beach. They continued to talk and decided to give it a go despite the So Cal - Nor Cal divide. After seven wonderful years and 8 combined moves they tied the knot!

Jen is originally from Washington state and has a soft spot for the mountains and green scenery. Brian is an avid snowboarder and together they have spent many fun weekends up in Tahoe enjoying the outdoors. They checked out many different venues all across California, but in the end, they decided that Tahoe would be the perfect place for a beautiful wedding in the woods. From the Bride ~ We wanted the wedding to be small and intimate so that we could truly celebrate with the people we love most. The wedding took place outside among the pines in the late afternoon in July. A twilight cocktail hour and dinner reception in a ballroom followed. As a reflection of how much we love dancing, we had two dance songs to start the reception before our guests settled in to dine. We were going for understated beauty that enhanced the natural beauty Tahoe already provides. Following the dancing guests treated themselves to a variety of cupcakes and girl scout cookies. Vendors: Photographer | Blue Window Creative Venue | The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Flowers | Art in Bloom Catering | The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Dress | Casablanca from Forget me Knots Hair | The Ritz Carlton Spa Transportation | Northstar Shuttles Music | Big Fun DJ