The East Shore of Lake Tahoe is known for its white sand beaches, granite boulders, emerald waters and the Thunderbird Lodge. As one of the lake’s most historic and extravagant venues, a wedding at the Thunderbird Lodge is pure luxury; as is Kate and Kevin’s wedding below. And with the incredibly talented Catherine Hall behind the lens, the images are utterly timeless. The stunning 4 layer cake and menu provided by D’lish Catering completed the wedding day with a delicious finish.
From the wedding planner, Merrily Rocco ~ Kate Dietrich and Kevin Davis met in Lake Tahoe when they lived there several years ago. It was only natural that they chose this breathtaking area for their wedding. Top choice for a location was the lakefront historical Thunderbird Lodge on the East Shore. This magical stone castle was the playground of 1930’s notoriously eccentric millionaire George Whittell famous for his all-night parties (with Bill, his pet lion), colorful celebrity guests and high stake card games. Wedding guests were shuttled to this lakefront location and, before the wedding ceremony, treated to a tour of the unforgettable property including the quintessential rock gazebo and secret underground tunnels. Soft, feminine accents contrasted by natural, organic elements delighted guests in all the details from the first oh-so-important Save the Date complete to Kate’s Wedding Cake. Tahoe tradition was included in the Ceremony by tossing flowers in remembrance of family into the Lake. The Ceremony and Dinner were both held lakeside maximizing the unforgettable views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra Mountains. The color scheme of salmon, gold, chocolate brown and cream complimented the stone castle and granite boulders perfectly. The famous, crystal clear Lake Tahoe blue water was echoed in the Wedding Favor – a nest with robin blue soap eggs at each place setting. Lake Tahoe’s alpenglow (sunset) was captured in their Signature Drink – a pear-melba martini, a stunning salmon color. Not one guest will leave Lake Tahoe without feeling as if they had been a part of something truly special and magical – the meaningful, loving marriage of their friends in an unforgettable setting. Kate and Kevin couldn’t have been more radiant and in love through out their special day.