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A Snowy Squaw Valley Matrimony

Brian and Alison met by chance on a dance floor in Dewey Beach, DE. They were both strategy consultants from IBM and as luck would have it, they were both sent to Seattle for work which allowed for a side ski trip in Lake Tahoe. During that trip, they realized they may have liked each other more than just friends.

After Brian proposed, they both figured it was only fitting that they should be married in Lake Tahoe.

Here's a detailed description of some favorite moments by Alison, the bride, herself:

"After the ceremony we walked out of the church and Brian has a horse drawn sleigh waiting. I was completely surprised. It was so fun.

We also had a photobooth at the reception which was really fun. There were tons of props and everyone really got in to it including the Chef, waiters and kitchen staff. It was awesome! Our friends, Jake and Ethan, have a production company, so they setup the photobooth and will be editing all the still shots in to a continuous video… we are pretty excited about that. They do some really cool work.

Most memorable moment was maybe walking out of the church to Weezer's  'Only in Dreams' which was played on the sax with a pianist - they did a great rendition. Or maybe our first dance. The song ended up being longer than we remembered but it was nice to just have those 4 – 5 mins just to be together – laughing, dancing."


Photographer | annie X photographie and Court Leve Photography
Floral Designer | Flower Power
Musicians | Brian Hess Music
Dress Designer | Hayley Paige
Veils and headpieces | Bridal Garden
Event Venue | Squaw Valley Resorts

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.