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What can I say about Elissa and Andrew that isn’t evident from the pure energy of these photos? Andrew and Elissa are from Texas, Dallas to be exact, and as big as that state is, completely replicated the size of their energy and love for each other. They are die hard cross fitters and I swear they could have benched pressed each other throughout the ceremony if they wanted to! I think Andrew picked Elissa up like a feather at least 85 times while I was there in pure, unadulterated passion for each other. Their entire entourage flew in from Texas to celebrate in Lake Tahoe at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe hotel. The waterfront setting was the perfect escape and venue for their amazing brunch wedding. Now the simple mention of a brunch wedding might leave you wondering about the lack of the traditional rough and rowdy reception dancing that most weddings portray deep into the night. Please leave those thoughts at home because this wedding rocked the house in broad daylight! Apple Z brought out the funk and the energy and spirit of the day was nothing I’d seen before before 3pm! They had a getaway boat ride planned to end the celebration but the waves were so rough on the lake that they improvised with a flower toss instead. I am blessed to have been a part of this union and celebration and only wish I could have stayed for the after wedding poker tournament.

Wedding Coordinators: Caroline and Hattie @ Caroline Events
Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe
Band: Apple Z

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While this photo may seem like an ordinary dance image, it is actually my favorite of the entire day. The bride and groom and both sets of their parents dancing in one shot. Moments. They move me.hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography

Andrew *may or may not have split his pants here. I will not post that photo. You’re welcome.hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography hyatt regency lake tahoe wedding photography

Congratulations you two beautiful people!

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

There is no better quote to describe the union of these two people here that my heart overfloweth with love for. It was only fitting that they tie their union in Sonoma, a quaint little wine country destination.They met at 58 Degrees and Holding, the best dang wine bar in California where they currently work pouring the finest…as Google calls it, “alcoholic drinks made from fermented grape juice”. Many of you viewing this post know this couple. The honest sweetness and infinite patience that runs through Amber like a gently flowing stream and the odd, lengthy eccentric noises and tall tales of Trainspotting’esque’ bathroom scenes that run through Ed. If only one of these images was the talking version of of a scratch and sniff…you know, like a press and listen, where the entire world could hear some of these “special” rhapsodies on command. You may just have to go visit him at the wine bar to hear them in person where I guarantee you that both him and Amber will be your personal sommeliers and leave you with a belly full of the most amazing spirits and delectable desserts and a heart full of happiness. For they are the kind of people that just make you jubilant simply being in their presence.

Congratulations to a couple that means so much to us. CHEERS! I definitely need to pour a class of wine this instant thinking about you two.

Enter their lovely and intimate El Dorado Hotel and Kitchen wedding.

For the first time ever, I was not able to cull my favorite shot of this laughter set. So I included them all. Because they make me happy.