July 12, 2016

Harmony Ridge Lodge Wedding | Victoria & Pete

It was the 4th of July weekend and Pete’s friend, Sam, was down visiting DC from New York. It just so happened that Sam’s old high school friend, Victoria, was also living in the area, so a brunch was setup and Pete was brought along. Now I don’t think Sam intentionally meant to bring the two together, even though just a couple of weeks earlier Victoria asked him why he didn’t have any single friends with which to set her up, but by the end of the day, Pete had managed to get her number from a willing Sam.

Fast forward to a 10 mile Cherry Blossom run, and the sweat pouring down Pete’s face wasn’t just from the exertion. Carried in a pocket for those 10 miles was a special ring! He finished a little earlier and waited for Victoria telling her “Congratulations, you look so pretty!” when she crossed the line. Food was all that was on her mind but Pete insisted on grabbing water and walking around. As they got to the Washington Monument, he pulled out the ring where Victoria was so surprised that she forgot about being hungry and said yes!

Now a year later, friends and family came from across the country and across the sea to attend a party in the woods in celebration of these two people. They were worth it!

Bridal dress in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge wedding in Nevada City, California.

Sandals and wedding dress in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Victoria had the perfect combinations of layered necklaces and earrings from Anthropologie and a beautiful bracelet from BHLDN that was gifted by Pete!

Necklaces and earrings from Anthropologie and bracelet from BHLDN in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Pete did a beautiful job with Victoria’s engagement ring and even used a family diamond for their first family heirloom together!Wedding and engagement rings in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bridal makeup in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bridal lip color in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Toasts being poured in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bridesmaids toasts in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride putting on veil in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Reading Pete’s note before the ceremony may have brought a tear or two. ;-)Bride reading note from groom in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Wedding program in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

I’ve never seen this arch look this great with these floral swags by Sweet Roots Farm!Wedding floral swags over arched pergola in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge wedding in Nevada City, California.

Tears of joy and a laughter became a theme for the day!

Bride and groom saying wedding vows during the ceremony in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom now husband and wife in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Lavendar bridesmaid bouquets in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Groom and boutonniere in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Groom wearing boutonniere in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Groomsmen wearing fun socks in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom walking through the garden in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom in the garden with redwoods in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom walking in lavendar in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and bridal bouqet in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

BHLDN beaded wedding bracelet in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Favorite!

Bride and groom standing in the tall pines and redwoods in the Tahoe wedding forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Bride and groom in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Victoria and her mom created these coasters themselves from a fallen tree in their backyard and then painted the ombre evergreens.Placecards and seating chart made from trees in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge wedding in Nevada City, California.

Reception tables and decorations in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Delish dinner and the friendliest staff with Emily’s Catering and Cakes.Garden and reception dinner in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge wedding in Nevada City, California.

Lighted mason jars and bridal bouqet in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Weddings toasts in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Groom and toasts in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Congratulations Victoria and Pete! It was one of the loveliest of days and an honor to be able to spend it with you capturing your day!

Dinner toasting in the Tahoe forest at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City, California.

Location | Harmony Ridge Lodge
Photography | Lydia Photography
Hair and Makeup | Christa Paul Hair and Makeup
Flowers | Sweet Roots Farm
Catering and Cake | Emily’s Catering and Cakes
DJ | Mountain Event Productions

FILED IN: weddings

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  1. Linda T

    July 14th, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Lovely photos of the Mr. And Mrs. Thomas!

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