Queen of the Snows Wedding | Warm & Cozy

Carolyn and Ken were married on a perfect, crisp winter day in North Lake Tahoe. The families rented large cabins in Squaw Valley equipped with hot tubs, numerous bedrooms, pool tables, foosball, and large refrigerators. The in-house entertainment assisted in keeping this destination wedding's cost to a minimum. The ceremony took place at Queen of the Snows Catholic Church in Squaw Valley. As a huge storm delivered 6 feet of snow a few days prior the bride entered through a roofless tunnel of snow and into the back door.

The reception was held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. As guests entered from the cold, they were greeted by a warm candle-lit foyer with a beautiful glowing place-card table. Bellissima Floral created a gorgeous 3 tier display of red cherries, floating candles, red berries, and white roses, which made for a welcoming ambiance that set the intimate and romantic setting for the evening. This ambiance continued in the reception room with aspen trees lit up with white lights and pictures of the couple growing up hanging from the branches; votive candelabras on the tables; and a 13 piece band to entertain the guests all night long.

Ceremony: Queen of the Snows

Reception: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

Florist: Bellissima Floral ~ www.bellissimafloral.com

Photographer: Heidi Wilson Photography ~ www.heidiwilson.com