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FitzHaven Estate wedding for Alison and Kyle – Part 1

By Monqiue

Alison and Kyle were married at the FitzHaven Estate at Lake Tahoe on one of the most popular dates of the year,  9-10-11. They were a great couple to work with and the day flowed effortlessly from the getting ready candids through the reception, even during that short period of rain! The sky got darker as the day unfolded, but that didn’t put a damper on their moods or their day. The ceremony was beautiful, and the sky waited until the last of the post ceremony portraits were done to open up and give us a drizzle, then a pouring of rain for about a half hour during the cocktail hour. It didn’t really faze anyone, the tables were covered, some guests danced in the rain, others mingled under the tent – next to the bar, it was perfect. Once the thunderstorm passed, as they always do in Tahoe, the tables and chairs were wiped down, introductions were made, and everyone sat down at long wooden tables overlooking the lake for a fabulous family style meal prepared by D’Lish Catering. I am dividing this wedding into 2 posts, I just had sooooo many images I wanted to share. Alison and Kyle decided to see each other for their portrait session with their wedding party down at the lake before the ceremony. So this first post will be a bit of the girls getting ready, the portraits at the lake, and then a few of them back at the FitzHaven. My next post will be the ceremony and reception, including a ton of delicious details. Enjoy!

Part 2: FitzHaven estate wedding ceremony, details and reception.

This is no joke, a few years back I actually photographed a bear who visited the Fitzhaven right before the ceremony!

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