When I walked into the cabin that Jina and Doug shared to prepare for their wedding day and heard 90s HipHop playing, I knew everything was going to be alright. And so did they. It was why they spent the night before their wedding together, because they needed each other and knew they were better together than apart. From the start, I think they both knew that. The connection they found in each other was so deep it was nothing short of spiritual.
The love and dedication I saw in these two was something quite special. They are the couple you look to for advice. The ones you know are going to make it no matter what because their love connection is so strong. The way Doug calmed Jina’s nerves and the way they celebrated their wedding together was truly something you didn’t just see…it was something you felt.
It was a beautiful fall day for their The Lodge at Donner wedding in Tahoe/Truckee. The seasons were changing and days were getting shorter and the nights cooler as summer was now behind them. Snow had not yet fallen but you could feel that winter was not too far away. A time of transition that Jina and Doug shared with nature and with each other as they started their journey as man and wife.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Lodge Restaurant and Pub
Wedding Planner: Sharae Townsend
Make-up and Hair: La Di Da Beauty
Florist: Love and Lupines (Meghon Shrewsbury)
Cake / Dessert: Sugar Pine Cakery
DJ / Band: Extreme Productions
Officiant: Reno Tahoe Ceremonies (Eric Tastet)