Winter Wonderland Love: Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding

Love Conquers Snowstorms and Throws a Heck of a Party

Renae and Mckenney’s wedding day at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe turned into a winter wonderland, quite literally. But guess what? Mother Nature had other plans and threw a snowstorm our way. Did that stop the party? Heck no! It just made things even more epic!

Snowy Surprises and Tahoe Vibes

The Lake Tahoe Hyatt provided the perfect backdrop for a Tahoe-inspired celebration. The couple’s love for the area, ski adventures, and their beloved dog, Eski, named after an Olympic Valley Avalanche dog. The stage was set for a wedding infused with personal touches and a deep connection to the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Imagine a winter wonderland inside. That’s what happened when we moved everything indoors. The ceremony space? Transformed into this cozy spot for the first look, while outside, it was snowing like crazy. A wet snowfall made outdoor activities nearly impossible, but love knows no weather constraints. The couple, along with their vendors, quickly adapted, moving everything indoors without missing a beat.

Adapting to the Unexpected

Capturing the work of @artinbloom was a delight. They infused the venue with winter elements and Lake Tahoe-inspired decor. The result? A visually stunning winter wonderland that perfectly complemented the snowy backdrop outside. The attention to detail showcased the couple’s love for each other and their surroundings.

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bridesmaids posing in pajamas for wedding day in lake tahoe
bride in lake tahoe fluffing dress
groom in white tux posing next to bride looking out the window

Bridal Elegance: Snow Queen Status

Renae’s gown from @enzoani was the epitome of winter elegance, fitting seamlessly into the snowy setting. Every detail was captured, thanks to the expert hands of @love_is_inthe_hair, who ensured that every hair was in place and every makeup detail flawless. Her cape on the dress matched with those beautiful red heels were an excellent touch!

first look for bride and groom inside at the incline village hyatt in lake tahoe
wedding party photos in black suits and women in velvet dresses at the lake tahoe hyatt
groom posing in white suite for winter wedding in lake tahoe
bride putting the boutonniere on her dad and the groom
wedding party poses in front of altar at the hyatt incline village hotel lake tahoe
bridesmaids and groomsman make a tunnel for the couple to go through for celebration
couple posing in front of ski patrol signs at lake tahoe hyatt
cermony setup for a winter wedding at Hyatt Incline Village
flower guy sprays rose petals at wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe
flower boys enter the ski themed wedding ceremony at the hyatt in lake tahoe
indoor wedding ceremony at the hyatt in lake tahoe to avoid the winter ceremony
bride and groom first kiss during indoor winter ceremony at the lake tahoe hyatt near incline village
close up photos of rings on a personalized ski with the couples names
couple posing in front of fireplace at the lake tahoe hyatt
couple posing in front of christmas decor at the lone eagle grill in lake tahoe
ski themed wedding shoot for weding in lake tahoe

The Stranded Band and DJ Resilience

A snowstorm couldn’t stop the celebration, although it did strand the original band in the Bay Area. Enter Justin from @djklick, who stepped up and seamlessly took over the entertainment. The dance floor was lit, and those heart sunglasses? Let’s just say they made everyone look like rockstars.

A Dog’s Tale: Eski Steals the Show

Renae and Mckenney’s love for their dog, Eski, was woven into the celebration in delightful ways. The furry MVP, had his moment in the spotlight. From a cake topper in his honor to signature cocktails, the doggo was living his best life even though she couldn’t attend. And who could forget the shot ski? Taking shots just got a whole lot cooler. They also brought in “Chambers Punch” drinks, a nod to their fave restaurant on the west shore.

Capturing the Magic

As the photographer, my lens was the storyteller, documenting every moment. From the intimate first look to the lively dance party, my goal was to ensure that the magic of the day would be preserved for years to come.

ski winter themed decor with macrame for winter lake tahoe wedding
clear umbrellas for a snowy wedding in lake tahoe
couple posing on the beach for winter lake tahoe wedding
acrylic signs for winter wedding lake tahoe
pine greenery decor and red napkins for tables at wedding reception
grand entrance for wedding couple at the hyatt in lake tahoe
couple dancing first dance at the incline village hyatt for their wedding

Sweet Endings

No wedding is complete without a delicious cake, and @pariscustomcakes delivered. The couple and their guests enjoyed a custom creation that was not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visual masterpiece.

cake cutting with shotski at lake tahoe wedding
reception photos with heart glasses at hyatt lake tahoe
ski signage for lake tahoe wedding and pet themed drinks for wedding
prism photos on dancefloor at tlake tahoe wedding
naked cake with dog as the cake topper for a incline village wedding
incline village wedding hyatt reception photos
hyatt lake incline village wedding reception photos
couple in lake tahoe on the dancefloor for their lake tahoe wedding
wedding telegram image of couple leaving themselves a message for their incline village wedding near lake tahoe

Looking Forward to Tomorrow

The venue was decked out with all sorts of custom signage, including a seating chart and some rad ski-themed stuff. And when Renae swapped her gown for a shorter number, it was game on for the dance floor.

The snowstorm may have messed with our plans for romantic photos, but hey, we’ll just do it all over again during the day-after session. The adventure never ends, folks.

In the end, Renae and McKenny’s wedding wasn’t just a celebration—it was a full-on snow-filled party extravaganza! Here’s to a lifetime of ski adventures, cozy nights by the fire, and endless laughter.

Click here to read part 2! The day after session!

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