Chris and Katie met through mutual friends at a Christmas party at their friends Zan and Trevor’s house. There was an extremely large bottle of wine that they had an extremely short conversation about and the rest was history! Zan takes full credit for their meeting, and played a special role in the ceremony reading some sweet words from a French philosopher.
The wedding itself was a spectacular joining of all of their favorite people from their lives before and after they met. About half of the guest list was local and the other half traveled from as far as New Zealand to help Katie and Chris celebrate.
Their officiants were Katie's dear friends, Mary and Sheldon. Mary was her Young Life Leader in Middle through high school and went on to marry Sheldon- a pastor and fellow Young Life leader. Mary was like a big sister to Katie for much of my adolescence, and after spending a summer during college living with the couple, Sheldon became like a big brother. Sheldon has officiated many weddings, but this was Mary’s first, and their first as a couple- They knocked it out of the park! Chris hadn’t gotten the chance to meet them before the week of the wedding, but after spending some time with them he now loves them just as much as she does- if not more!
There were a lot of things that they got very lucky with during the planning process and scoring White Wolf as a venue was one of them! This spot was perfect in so many ways- the obvious beauty of the landscape, the great fortune of working with owner Troy Caldwell, and the perfect location all came together to make the day perfect!!"
Venue: White Wolf / Tahoe, CA
Florals: Sweet Roots Floral / sweetrootsfarm.com
Second Shooter: Wade Snider / @wadesmedia
Band: The Sextones / @thesextones
Caterer: As you wish / asuwishcatering.com