Rachel and Nick met through mutual friends at a music festival called Euphoria in Austin. They camped at the festival for a few days, followed by their first date a week or two later. And the rest is, as they say, history. Here’s a glimpse into their Lake Tahoe elopement, captured by Faith Ealy Photographer!
The couple chose Lake Tahoe because they both had been to Tahoe separately. “Lake Tahoe was where Nick skied the first time and gained his love for skiing. And Rachel went with her best friend a few years ago and fell in love with the lake and mountains. So, it seemed like the perfect destination to get married,” the couple explained.
One of Rachel’s highlights included having a relaxing breakfast with her mom and sister before the big day started. “Also, because of a planning mess up, we had to get our marriage license the day of the wedding. So, it was nice to see each other for a little bit before the business began.” After their ceremony, the couple had a private chef, Meghan from Sweet Party, cook dinner at her parents’ Airbnb. “It was delicious, and everyone loved it. It was definitely a fun experience for our guests, and we loved Meghan.”
So, why a Lake Tahoe elopement? “I think having a small wedding with just your family is unique because so many people have a big wedding. We both wanted something more focused on each other than everyone else. And we felt it was special and the perfect choice for us.”
The couple doesn’t feel they would change anything about their special day. “I would recommend just making sure you don’t sweat the small stuff and preparing your plans to be flexible. We didn’t really have a super set time for anything because it was just our family. I think just remembering that it’s okay for things to not be rushed and for things to not always happen at the exact time you thought they would.”
Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world, Rachel and Nick! Click here to check out more of Elsa Boscarello’s weddings!
Photographer Faith Ealy Photographer / Venues Edgewood Tahoe Resort + Emerald Bay + Logan Shoals Vista + Hidden Beach / Dress Jenny Yoo + BHLDN / Hair + Makeup Luna Belle Beauty / Florals Art in Bloom