Kerry and Jenn are everything that I love about Tahoe; spirit, heart, beauty, friendships, and shared love for their physical surroundings. Their tribe of family and friends brought the party to this Meek’s Bay venue on that sunny Tahoe September day. I knew so many familiar faces at this wedding filled with Tahoe locals.
The two of them are way too beautiful for their own good, and together, they’re a force to be reckoned with. Jenn is into health and nutrition as a Dietician at Renown Outpatient and Tahoe Forrest in Truckee and is a badass surfer, while Kerry is a bartender at the Slot Bar with some real estate management on the side. Kerry was going to skydive into the wedding but unfortunately, the wind picked up, so a casual appearance had to cut it.
The two of them met on Tinder in 2014 and one of my favorite accessories to their wedding was their extra cute golden retriever appropriately named Tinder after their acquaintance on the app. They are killing it and embody the work hard, play hard lifestyle that I also strive for. They just bought a house in Truckee, which us Tahoe locals can attest, ain’t no easy feat.
I have to say, Kerry stole the show with one of the most epic suits that I have ever seen. It was a custom-designed Carhartt that paired all too well with a little Makers Mark and Jenn’s gorgeous wedding dress from a little spot in San Diego called Lovely Bride. Kerry’s groomsmen also wore Carhartt pants with denim-style button-ups.
Jenn walked down the wedding aisle with the Lake Tahoe backdrop and sandy feet to the sound of bagpipes. After the ceremony, the two of them scootered off in an old yellow Honda scooter with a classic “Just Kerry’ed” sign on the back, Truly’s in tow.
Their reception was accented with beautiful florals and a donut bar that was to die for. Their food trucks of choice? A local favorite called Red Truck. Pro tip if you see this truck around Tahoe, snag the lamb gyro! And a BBQ food truck that was a favorite of Kerry and Jenn’s.
A favorite moment was when Kerry’s brother hid Smirnoff Ices under the seats of the bridal party and iced everyone during the speeches. Priceless!
The night capped with a silent disco, a party tip I’d recommend for any of you soon-to-be wed’s with a venue on lock that has a strict curfew of 10:00. It was a blast, full of hilarious dance moves and bumpin’ beats that didn’t upset the neighbors. We also had a full moon that night so I rallied everyone out to the lake to take photos with smoke bombs. I can definitely say I have found two new great friends from this wedding!
Golden Retriever: Tinder The Golden
Event Planner: Forget Me Knot Events
Florist: Sweet Roots Farms
DJ and Silent Disco: Lake Tahoe DJ Chango
Venue: Meeks Bay Resort
Donuts: Holy Schmidt Donuts
Hair and Makeup: Trousseau Designs