I’m a sucker for a snowy winter elopement so this one was giving me all the feels.
Here are some words about their day and story from the team at VILD Photography, Rob and Mary Louise :
“Callie and Jared’s wedding was anything but traditional, but that is completely appropriate given their unique situation. The couple chose to elope against the stark background of Lake Tahoe in the winter, a setting, and a location that brought their worlds together. Read on to find out more about the couple and the story behind their union.
The bride and groom started out as high school sweethearts. Their lives twisted and turned to locate them on different sides of the globe and Callie ended up in warm and sunny California while Jared planted roots in cold and snowy Canada. They kept up their relationship long-distance and after 10 years they decided to make it official.
The couple chose a Lake Tahoe winter wedding because they felt it was the perfect combination of their lifestyles. Once the location was decided upon, they needed to start making plans on what their special day was going to entail. Callie and Jerod decided to make things as stress-free as possible. They knew the natural background would keep them from having to find a venue and decorate it. They also loved that it allowed the day to focus more on them.
The florals were also kept to a minimum. They turned to Thran’s Flowers to provide them with an elegant bouquet and matching boutonniere. They noted that the scenery did a lot to make up for any greenery that was otherwise lacking.
During the ceremony, the bride and groom exchanged rings care of Zales jewelers. Cassie’s diamond-encrusted band was the perfect match for her engagement ring which also featured a band of diamonds. Jerod’s ring was a masculine, thick gold band.
Afterward, the couple sipped champagne and headed down to the beach to take some romantic shots. They also frolicked through the meadow and enjoyed some very tender moments and their first dance.
It is heartwarming to know Cassie and Jared shared such a special day together and to have been a part of it. We hope the rest of their lives are filled with moments like these. ”
Photography : VILD Photography
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Flowers: Thran’s Flowers
Hair : RAH Hair Studio
Officiant: Marie Louise from VILD Photography
Bride’s Attire : Stylish Bride Accs and BHLDN
Grooms Attire: J. Crew and Club Monoco
Shoes/Boots : Timberland, Clarks, Journee Collection and Cole Haan
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?