Alvan Donnan, owner of Advanced Video, has carved a unique niche for his video company in scenic Lake Tahoe, where mass numbers of couples come to get married in the local wedding chapels and other scenic Lake Tahoe locations. Since 1986 Advanced Video has been taping weddings, parties, special events and occasionally, snow shot videos! His experience and knowledge help make his business thrive. With over 2,000 weddings in just one single year you can say he knows his business and he knows weddings.
Alvan put the odds of success in his favor when he marketed a custom- installed, live switch video operation to local chapels, like the one at the famous Harvey’s Resort Hotel and Casino. To add to his abilities he has a professional staff that helps video weddings outside the local chapels. “We get it all.”
A three-camera coverage of the wedding day begins with coverage of the wedding ceremony. Two cameras continue through the reception until the bride and groom leave for their honeymoon. The cameras focus on interviews with the bride, the groom, family members and the wedding party. The video recording closes with a montage of stills, slow motion vignettes and other special effects.
Three cameras cover the wedding day ceremony. From the bride’s arrival at the wedding location to her departure with the groom from the wedding reception, two cameras records the extra moments that make a wedding day memorable.
Two camera coverage of the wedding day, including the wedding ceremony and reception, features interviews with the bride and groom, the family and the wedding party. It begins with the wedding ceremony and closes with the departure of the wedding couple from the reception. The conclusion of the video presentation highlights the wedding with a montage of stills, slow motion vignettes and other special effects.
Two cameras capture the wedding from the beginning of the ceremony to the departure of the wedding couple from the reception. “Classic Highlights” focuses on the moments that make the wedding ceremony and reception special and personal for the wedding couple.
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A Couples Choice
A wedding ceremony is a physical action, an emotional experience, and a spiritual bond that involves many people. Who you choose to stand with the two of you is just as important as who you choose to stand with. The wedding ceremony dates back through the ages as an event that bonds two lives and families together to begin one anew. Your choice of vendors, location of the event, and words expressed should blend together for an unforgettable memory. Rev. John has been providing wedding ceremonies in Lake Tahoe since 1999. He has been a continuous resident of the area since 1976. His personalized attention to each couple has created happy memories for many people. From suits to shorts he will work with you to provide the wedding that you want. He has officiated at events from 2 to 200, from beaches to mountaintops and everything in between. Offering wedding services year round in Lake Tahoe. I invite you to surf my site and see what I have to offer and what other couples have said. Congratulations to you both on your upcoming wedding and thank you for considering me for your Lake Tahoe Wedding. Rev John
Call us Toll Free at 866.384.7388
Discover Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a very popular destination for weddings, over 14, 000 annually. Some locations have none or very limited parking and bus transportation is required. Book early to make sure we still have buses available.
Don’t let your friends and family drink and drive!! We have 28 passenger luxury shuttle buses that can take care of all your transfer needs to and from wedding locations and receptions. Many locations require that you provide transportation for large groups. This is especially true of those located in state parks or forest service land (like Emerald Bay, Zephyr Cove, Valhalla and Thunderbird Lodge). Others simply just don’t have parking available for more than a few cars. Shuttle transportation is by far the most effective way to get everyone from your ceremony to the reception, especially at a destination wedding where many guests may be without cars.
Call us toll free at 855.666.8251
Chapel of the Pines
We know what an exciting time this is in your lives! We believe that every couple is unique. You deserve to have your wedding reflect the sincere desire of your hearts. Chapel of the Pines makes sure you have your wedding the way you want it. In other words, we want to help put the fun back into getting married! How? By giving you the resources to make your own decisions with the information on our website you can make your wedding plans in the privacy of your own home, in your own time. We hope the information on our web site will help you in choosing your vendors. You may contact us at any time for further information.
Call us Toll Free at 866.490.1911
Anne Roos began her performing career on the Celtic Harp in 1983, and has since provided a uniquely beautiful flavor to thousands of weddings and celebrations. She has built an extensive repertoire and has collected different costumes and attire to fit in with various theme weddings. She makes her home at Lake Tahoe, one of America’s most favored wedding destinations.
Call us Toll Free at 866.376.9538
Exquisite Grill Catering Company offers an array of food catering service options to go with our many types of events.
Making your next event one to remember!
We believe in keeping hot fresh food coming off the grill throughout the entire event, so that the last person in line gets the same hot, fresh food as the first. It’s mobile catering that allows us to bring the smell and aroma of fine foods cooking that adds an extra touch of anticipation for your guests.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.8137
At the Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, your Lake Tahoe wedding day will be just the way you imagined it. Our Lake Tahoe wedding chapel incites romance with a dramatic dome ceiling, river rock fireplace, and beautiful mountain views. Whether you’re expressing your love just to each other or amongst your family and friends, our Lake Tahoe wedding packages will make your planning simple and your wedding memorable. We understand the stresses and last minute needs of weddings and receptions for you and your guests. We are here to help every step of the way if needed, or simply assist with last minute requests.
Our Lake Tahoe wedding facilities offer an intimate experience for you and your guests. We specialize in being nimble, customized, and unique for your special day in Lake Tahoe. From elopements to large groups, we have fostered relationships throughout Lake Tahoe that can help assist in making your day memorable. Whether it is restaurants, tours, charters, ministers, florists, caterers, or more…we are here to help you.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.6209
Blue Angel Cafe
Blue Angel Weddings & Catering
When you work with Blue Angel Weddings, you’ll find that we make the catering details work in harmony with the bigger picture. We start with your ideas & inspiration & couple them with our love of design & years of experience to ensure your wedding is everything you wish it to be.
At Blue Angel Weddings we love weddings and understand that yours will be amongst the most important days of your life! When planning your wedding we make every effort to get to know you – so we can make your day as memorable & special as you are.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.6273
Since 1982, Tahoe Management Co. has offered heartfelt hospitality and choice Lake Tahoe vacation rental homes, cabins and condos. We’re one of the oldest vacation rental companies on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. Most of our homes are near Zephyr Cove, NV just east of South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. We also have many vacation rental homes near the beaches and Heavenly Ski Resort. Our vacation rental homes are located in most of South Lake Tahoe’s nicest neighborhoods. They include town-homes on private sandy Pinewild Beach, condos near the Heavenly Valley Ski lifts and in Tahoe Village. Browse through the Lake Tahoe homes in each neighborhood.
Call us now 855.666.8049 so our friendly and helpful reservationists can help find a vacation rental that fits your needs.
Whether your ceremony takes place in a first class hotel with world-class amenities, high on the mountaintop, or right on the beach, Reverend Sayed can offer guidance on location,vows and more. Or perhaps you have your own vows and your own special place in mind. Reverend Ron will be there to help make this your day. His calm manner, compassion and patience is just what you will be looking for on your special day.
One call to Reverend Sayed and he will advise you on the necessary marriage license for your location. He can also refer you to the best services the area has to offer in the way of flowers, photography, video, reception ideas and reception locations.
Call us Toll Free at 866.537.2331 today to discuss your destination wedding here in the Lake Tahoe area. Services are available at any location surrounding the lake as well as in the Carson Valley and Reno area. Reverend Sayed is licensed to perform weddings in both California and Nevada and does hold a U.S. Forest Permit for those areas that require it.
Plan My Day In Tahoe
Start the party
Lake Tahoe is the ultimate destination for parties. Enjoy the “Hangover” that awaits your arrival. We have a ton of exhilarating experiences for you to choose from.
Guys what is a Lake Tahoe Bachelor Party without a stripper or two, or three?
Ladies you too can enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer while you unleash your inner goddess and let loose.
Forget about what everyone thinks your bachelor or bachelorette party should be like, and think long and hard about what you want the night to bring.
Sure lots of people think of Vegas when they think of throwing a bachelor or bachelorette party, but Tahoe is really the place to be. The options are endless in Tahoe.
Our Lake Tahoe parties and packages truly deliver the exclusive experience. Our VIP Hosts will handle all of the details. Select any one of our pre-designed packages or design your own.
Customize your party now!
Party at a night club ☐ Yes ☐ No
Table/Bottle Service ☐ Yes ☐ No
Adult Entertainment ☐ Yes ☐ No
VIP Limo/Party Bus ☐ Yes ☐ No
Discounted Hotel Rates ☐ Yes ☐ No
Parasailing/Jet Ski’s ☐ Yes ☐ No
Rental Boat/Party Boat ☐ Yes ☐ No
Golf/Spa Package ☐ Yes ☐ No
Pole Dancing Class/Yoga ☐ Yes ☐ No
Sports Fishing/Fly Fishing ☐ Yes ☐ No
Hot Air Balloon/Dinner Cruise ☐ Yes ☐ No
Stand Up Paddle/Kayaking ☐ Yes ☐ No
Helicopter Tour ☐ Yes ☐ No
Hang with a Local ☐ Yes ☐ No
Snowmobiling/Snowshoeing ☐ Yes ☐ No
Skiing/Snow Cat Tour ☐ Yes ☐ No
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.7255
A Ceremony from the Heart-JB McIntyre
A wedding is a special and memorable occasion that allows us to experience an intimate union through ritual; an encounter with extraordinary bliss in the midst of ordinary life.
As the wedding ceremony enhances and gives physical evidence of the blissful union, your selection of the minister, the words expressed in the ceremony and the locations are of great importance. The very nature of this extraordinary moment includes everyone and everything involved.
Traditional or non-traditional, elegant or casual, Rev. J.B. McIntyre can provide the perfect ceremony for your perfect day. Rev. JB has been doing weddings for almost 20 years. He is passionate in his desire to provide for you one of the very best ceremonies available at Lake Tahoe.
Rev. J.B. McIntyre is licensed to perform weddings in both California and Nevada. He is a member of the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, and the Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association.
Call us Toll Free 866-947-8242
At Tahoe Weddings & Special Events
Our professional Private Event Specialists have planned numerous tailored events, each one of them unique. With the serenity and world-class picturesque Lake Tahoe as your backdrop, you can choose from over two dozen breathtaking worthy of your wedding. With all that goes into your special day, just getting started often seems overwhelming. But the good news is that we would be honored to work with you at every step of the way.
Our network of carefully vetted preferred vendors give our brides and clients best prices and makes planning a snap. From flowers and cakes, to photography, videography and entertainment, our Private Event Specialists will help you as much or as little as you like.
Call us Toll Free at (844) 993-9536
Jack Barrett has over 23 years experience in the Mobile Disc Jockey, Night Club and Entertainment industry. For over 13 years he was an Entertainment Director for many exclusive dance clubs in Dallas, New York, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe-Reno, and all over the L.A. area.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.8065
The day you have always dreamed of has arrived! Filled with special people and fond memories, this will be one of the most magical days of your life. I will work to ensure a memorable occasion for the Bride and Groom, as well as their friends and family. A key element to your big day’s success will be coordinating your event with your DJ. A face-to-face meeting will be arranged to create an itinerary, to select appropriate songs, and to answer any questions you may have.
For your wedding reception, emcee and coordination responsibilities are included in my service. I will act as the Master of Ceremonies, introducing the bridal party as well as bride and groom to kick off the reception. Throughout the evening I will steer the reception by making various appropriate announcements for the bride and grooms special dances, such as the 1st dance, money dance and cake cutting activities. I will also interface with your other reception vendors, such as photographers, videographers and venue staff to ensure everyone is coordinated and in place for each and every milestone event of the evening.
DJ/Emcee for all announcements and entertainment
Professional-quality Sound System
Thousands of songs in MP3 format for instant request searches
Set-up and take down provided on my time, not yours.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.6186
Photographs by Monique
Photographs by Monique
Photography has been in my blood since my dad gave me his workhorse Nikon F film camera with a broken light meter when I was in seventh grade. So I learned photography from him, using black and white film, spending many hours of my youth in our family darkroom. I discovered that I loved photojournalism at a young age, choosing the high school newspaper and yearbook to begin this journey that would become my college major, and my career after college.
Scott and I met while we were both in the photojournalism program at San Jose State, but it wasn’t until 6 years after I graduated and after Scott returned from his Associated Press job in Mexico that we reconnected and began this amazing life we now lead full of adventure, lots of laughs and of course a lifetime love.
After 3 years of our long distance romance, I quit my Bay Area small town newspaper job and moved to the Reno/Tahoe area where Scott worked for the local paper, and started my wedding photography business in 2002, thus the current name of our business, Photography by Monique. Scott finally quit his newspaper job in 2007 and joined my business, not as a second shooter but as the other half of our team.
I absolutely love weddings, and I feel so lucky to use my photojournalism skills to capture one of the happiest, most memorable days for each unique couple. It truly is an honor to tell their stories, capturing the moments from the getting ready through the reception.
And I also love this great, adventurous life that Scott and I lead. I am passionate about both my work and my life. Owning our own business and working out of our home gives us the time and flexibility to enjoy this amazing back yard we have – Tahoe, the Sierras, traveling. While I do admit summertime is jam packed with work, I make time for the things I love: backpacking, lake and ocean kayaking, yoga ( I am also a register yoga teacher, RYT, at the 200 hour level), skiing and enjoying a micro brew or two wherever we end up. I love to spend time with our families and friends, sharing dinners, games, and campfires. I am what some people call a bird nerd, my parrot Daisy is our kid, and I love bird watching in general, from our front yard to the Osprey nests near Emerald Bay. I roast my own green coffee beens, there is nothing compared to a small batch, home roasted and brewed cup of coffee, especially on those cold winter mornings. And just one more little detail about my life, I love making and wearing costumes, and have been doing so for one of my favorite events, Burning Man, since 1999.
Wedding photographers Scott and Monique live and work in the Lake Tahoe area and are available for travel, adventure and destination weddings. Please email or call with any questions
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.8140
Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion is housed in the beautiful and historic Bee-Bennett House in Placerville, CA. The house was originally built in 1853 by Colonel Frederick Bee, a pioneer and entrepreneur who founded the Bee Telegraph Company. In 1889 Judge Marcus P. Bennett and his wife Mary purchased the house and expanded, transforming the house into a 16-room mansion. Mary Bennett was active an society matron, known for her parties and her famous Shakespeare Club. The beautiful Victorian-era details that enchanted Mary’s guests at her gorgeous galas now provide a truly exceptional backdrop for your wedding.
In 2002 the Bee-Bennett house was bought and restored by winemakers Nello and Danica Olivo. The basement of the Mansion is the Nello Olivo wine cellar and tasting room that is open to the public. The wine cellar and other rooms in the house can also be used for your rehearsal dinner.
The unique layout of the Mansion offers several options for your ceremony. Say your vows outside on the lawn, in the garden on a stone patio or inside in the window-lined Veranda Room. For cocktail hour your guests can wander out onto the generous porch, sit on a charming Victorian settee in the Front Parlor or explore the handsome, private bar that features dark wood details and a spectacular, hand-carved 19th century fireplace. For the reception your guests will move into the Empire Ballroom. This large, open space seats up to 250 guests and features hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling over the dance floor, a built-in stage and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.
Some of the spectacular, unique features of our Sequoia Mansion wedding location:
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.7299
Tahoe Bleu Wave
Tahoe Bleu Wave
Have a Beautiful Lake Tahoe Wedding Ceremony!
If you are looking to have a truly romantic Lake Tahoe Wedding ceremony, memorable reception, rehearsal dinner or post wedding breakfast/brunch in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, the Lake Tahoe Bleu Wave can accommodate your every imaginable need!!
Don’t limit yourself to just one “Lake” location to have your special event when you can have multiple options on the Lake Tahoe Bleu Wave. Choose from Emerald Bay, Rubicon Point, Mt. Tallac, Edgewood Golf Course, Historical Glenbrook Bay, Cave Rock, Incline, West Shore, Whittell Castle, or the middle of the Lake.
Maximum Capacity: 49 Guests
The Bleu Wave offers climate controlled indoor heating to keep you and your guests warm and cozy. We also have a Full Bar, 2 Staterooms, Galley, “Large Ceremony” Party Bow, Sun Deck, Surround-sound Stereo System, restrooms and much, much more. Additionally we offer full catering, wedding planning, photography, videography, flower arrangement, cake options and any other special request you might have.
Inquire about our service options from Incline, North Tahoe and the West Shore.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.6260
It’s Where To Get Married at Lake Tahoe
There is no more enchanting or memorable location for your Lake Tahoe wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner than historic Thunderbird Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe’s Castle-in-the-Sky and its world famous Thunderbird Yacht. The 70-year-old stone house and grounds snuggle the shoreline with the water at your feet, while Lake Tahoe and the surrounding snow-capped mountains become a panoramic backdrop, perfect for your ceremony, your photographs and your reception.
Your wedding party at Lake Tahoe can be enjoyed amidst the waterfront gazebo, waterfalls and secluded terraces connected by intricate stone pathways, providing special gathering places for the enjoyment of your wedding guests.
Outdoor ceremonies under a perfectly blue Tahoe sky are our preference, but we do know the weather can change quickly. We offer our Lighthouse Room and the serene lakeside lawn as the perfect location for your special seated dinner and dancing, with breathtaking scenery everywhere you look.
Speaking of dinner, we have an executive chef on-site or we can work with your caterers and wedding planners to coordinate each element of your important event.
Delight your guests with complimentary guided tours of the buildings, grounds, and Thunderbird Yacht. In 1936, George Whittell Jr., a San Francisco millionaire, spared no expense constructing his whimsical “Lake Cottage” and its sculpted-rock small cabins, ideally suited for your special day.
Make Magical Moments and Celebrate for a Cause
As you begin your new life together at Thunderbird Lake Tahoe, you can help save a piece of Lake Tahoe’s historic past. It’s your happy day and we are glad to be a part of it.
You may also make it your tradition to celebrate your wedding anniversary at Thunderbird Lake Tahoe year-after-year. See our Rental Rates & Policies or call (855) 666-7173 for more information.
Four Seasons Wedding Chapel
Traditional or Non-Traditional, Elegant or Casual, we provide a dream wedding at Lake Tahoe for every style and budget…
At 4 Seasons Wedding Chapel our promise is to make your wedding day one to remember…
Anniversary coming up… Give your Bride a gift she will cherish forever, a “Vow Renewal”.
The Four Seasons Wedding Chapel features and indoor chapel as well as a Gazebo Garden on property. Other locations including beach weddings and alpine weddings are also available. Lodging for you and your guests is available on one of our luxurious honeymoon suites.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.8176
Annette is a dedicated wedding and formal hair stylist, with 30 years of creating soft, elegant up or down styles for the most special day of your life.
At Lake Tahoe, Annette was been engaged as a specialist at The Salon in Caesar’s Tahoe before breaking onto the scene with Annette’s Brides. She is expert at helping visiting brides and bridal parties coordinate a look and style, and will bring in the perfect natural looking makeup for a day filled with great photography.
If you would like Annette to talk to you about your future wedding plans, please call or email.
Call us Toll Free at 855.666.6309
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