Did you guys read yesterday’s ESB post on how to handle the haunting guest list? It’s still on our minds after hearing about Lauren + Greg’s big wedding. With large families and an even bigger guest list of friends and co-workers, they decided that a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe was the way to go in order to create the intimate atmosphere they craved, with 180-200 people in attendance. Can’t even imagine what that number would have been if they kept it to their hometown. Either way, it was beautiful and intimate, says the photos by Annie McElwain.
One of the ways they created a natural, cozy, and inclusive feel to the day, where everyone in attendance would know how important they were to them – creating a semi-circle ceremony so that everyone felt included, and close to the couple.
Family wedding pictures of our grandparents, parents and four married sisters were strung along a “timeline” behind the escort card table. Capturing moments on camera is an important part to our relationship so we asked all of our guests to replace their escort cards with Polaroid pictures of themselves.
Thanks for sharing Annie! And cheers to Lauren + Greg!
Photographer: Annie McElwain Photography / Venue: Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Lake Tahoe / Videography: Medici Studios / Event designer + coordination: Before I Do Events / Makeup + hair: Christine Martinez at Acqua Hair Design / Cake + dessert: Dee’s Bakery / Catering: Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Lake Tahoe / Florist: Hattie Reed of Art in Bloom / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Officiant: Groom’s Brother-in-Law / Ceremony musician: Avalanche Violin and Guitar / DJ/band: Hip Service / Photo booth: Rose Street Studios / Bride’s dress: Amsale (Cecily dress, modified) / Bride’s shoes: Valentino / Veil: Amsale veil with lace added by Margaret at Bridal Veil Falls (NYC) / Hair pins: Lovely Bride / Bridesmaids’ dresses: JCrew (various styles in Dusty Shale) / Groom’s suit: Custom by Astor & Black / Groom’s shoes: Ferragamo / Groomsmen’ suits: Custom by Astor & Black / Stationery: Posh Paperie