Oh where do I start with these two lovelies Kate and Phil? First, they are both incredibly smart people who have great ambitions and know what they want out of life. Second, they are so stinking cute. Seriously, I’m talking about some commercial quality cuteness here! And I mean that both individually and even more so together as a couple.
Jon and I thouroughly enjoyed photographing these two at their The Lodge at Tahoe Donner wedding this fall. I think that Kate had one of the most protective and loving bridal parties I have ever encountered; it was incredible. Kate had an injury just a few weeks before the wedding, but you would have never known she was in any discomfort or pain. She was such a trooper! I think that’s what love does to us, it enables us to do things we never could on our own.
The weather was just starting to have that crispness in the air at the end of what was a long, hot summer. They celebrated with friends and family and during the reception had the most touching tribute to her father who was no longer with them. Baseball was a huge pastime for their family and in lieu of a first dance, she played a game of catch with her brother. And at the end of their session, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was something especially beautiful and touching.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tahoe Donner Lodge
Wedding Planner : Kami Storz
Make-up artist : Michelle Campbell & Stefani Lawrie
Hair stylist : Michelle Campbell & Stefani Lawrie
Florist : Martha Bernyk
Caterer : Tahoe Donner Lodge
Cake / Dessert : Don Ewing ‘a.k.a. Don the Baker’
DJ / Band : Brandon Storz
Wedding dress designed by Pronovias
Groom’s suit designed by Hugo Boss