Valhalla Lake Tahoe Wedding || Kara & Zach

Valhalla Lake Tahoe Wedding || Kara & Zach

Wedding groom carrying brides dress tail as they walk through the forest in Lake Tahoe

Kara and Zach had a gorgeous Valhalla Lake Tahoe Wedding this fall with all their friends and family earlier this fall! Come check it out:

Wedding couple and wedding party celebrating while standing together in forest in Lake Tahoe

Gorgeous Fall Lake Tahoe Wedding

Kara and Zach had the most gorgeous wedding day at Valhalla this fall!! They really wanted a non-traditional wedding that was truly all about them, and that’s exactly what they did! Kara had the most beautiful miss matched bridesmaids dresses and all the groomsmen wore band T-shirts with different colored suits over the top, it was epic.

They started getting ready in the cutest cabins nearby in Lake Tahoe and the morning was filled with so much food, laughter and stories surrounded by their loved ones! We all headed to the main building at the venue to get Kara dressed as her mom and her friends helped her into her gorgeous custom gown by Watters. When she saw herself in the mirror for the first time she couldn’t help but tear up and have so many emotions!! It was so special to witness her so excited for her wedding day!

Meanwhile, all the boys were in the other room taking shots and listening to rock music with a slight breeze coming through the windows haha, so awesome. Afterwards, I took Zach into the forest and brought Kara to him for their first look. This first look has got to go down in history for one of the most special first looks I’ve ever captured. When they saw each other for the first time, Zach threw his arms in the air and started crying at how beautiful Kara was. She was instantly in tears. Kara also wanted all of their loved ones nearby to watch their first luck and be with them for that moment, so everyone got to witness it which was so special.

Wedding ceremony with tall pine trees and yellow and green florals in forest in Lake Tahoe

Valhalla Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration || Bridgette Wuest Photography

Their wedding ceremony at Valhalla was a forest dream. They had lots of fall colors in their florals and the most beautiful wedding arch with yellow and greenery popping through. They shared their personal vows with their loved ones as witnesses and did the damn thing and said I do!! 

The rest of the evening was an absolute party and celebration for Kara and Zach and this new journey they are about to embark on. They gave such meaningful speeches, the bride iced all the groomsmen which was hilarious haha, and Zach gave a personal speech to all of Kara‘s family. He thanked them and showed so much love and respect for her family for bringing her into this world and raising her the way that they did. It was so sweet. 

Kara and Zach’s wedding at Valhalla was such a special one! They danced the night away and truly had the best wedding day of their dreams!! I’m so thankful to have been a part of all of it and take photos of the best day of their lives for them to remember forever! Congrats Kara and Zach, love y’all so much!

Vendor Team

Photographer – Bridgette Wuest Photography

Venue – Valhalla Lake Tahoe

Florist – Petals and Sweets

Planner – Pomegranate Occasions for Month of Planning

Dress – Willowby by Watters Lunella Gown

Food – Sombreros Mexican Restaurant 

Desserts – The Baked Bear – South Lake Tahoe

Hair and Makeup – Tahoe Wedding Hair – Marianna Lucido

Groom’s Attire – J.Hilburn Stylist Katie Cantrill

DJ – Lake DJ Entertainment – Derek Tarpey

Acoustics – Jake Hurwitz –  jacobhurwitz32@gmail.com

Why the couple chose Valhalla as their Lake Tahoe venue:

“Valhalla allowed for independence while planning the wedding. Tacos, ice cream, bring our own bar! Zach grew up in South Lake Tahoe and Kara dreamed of getting married in the woods.” – Kara and Zach

Come checkout more from their fall wedding day at Valhalla:

Wedding bride and bridal party in robes standing together and smiling outside in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride playing with dress sleeves while smiling at camera in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride laughing with wedding guests while outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride and bridesmaids walking along wooden path toward cabin in Lake Tahoe
Plants growing up against a window in Lake Tahoe
Wedding ceremony and reception viewed from 2nd story window in Lake Tahoe
Wedding dress hanging on wooden hanger with shoes inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride smiling while holding out dress sides inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride laughing with mom and bridesmaid while getting ready in Lake Tahoe
Brides mom helping zip up brides wedding shoes inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding guest pouring drink into glass inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom and groomsmen drinking in circle together after cheering inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom looking down while butting jacket inside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom waiting while bride walks up behind him for first look in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom celebrating while bride laughs and holds him during first look in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom excited and holding hands with bride during first look in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom holding dress tail up of bride while both walk through forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple kissing while outside in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple celebrating with wedding party while standing outside together in forest in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom and groomsmen standing together with arms around each other smiling at camera in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom laughing as groomsmen chase and tackle him outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride and bridesmaids smiling together at camera while holding flower bouquets in Lake Tahoe
Close up of wedding bride and bridesmaids holding flower bouquets next to each other outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom smiling while standing with hands clasped at wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride walking down wedding aisle while holding dads arm and smiling outside in Lake Tahoe
Overview of wedding ceremony outside at vallhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride emotional and wiping tears with tissue during wedding ceremony at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride smiling at groom during wedding ceremony in Lake Tahoe with string lights in background
Close up of groom sliding wedding ring onto finger of bride during wedding ceremony outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple kissing in front of wedding arch after ceremony in valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple celebrating while walking down aisle after ceremony with guests cheering outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride hugging bridesmaid while another laughs after ceremony outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding guests sitting down at tables during reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bridesmaids laughing during reception outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom holding microphone and giving speech while bride looks at him with wedding party in background outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple sitting on couch outside at valhalla in Lake Tahoe with pine trees in background
Wedding bride holding microphone and giving speech while groom holds her hand and smiles outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groomsmen getting iced chugging beer on one knee while bride smiles outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple sitting on couch together smiling at bridesmaid giving speech during reception in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple sitting on a couch together while groom kisses brides cheek outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple holding hands and walking away from camera on sidewalk outside in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple holding hands while walking along pier in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple hands holding each other while sitting together on pier in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple dancing together while on a pier in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple kissing each other while on a pier in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride hugging groom while smiling at camera and sitting on a pier in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple walking away from camera on a pier while groom carries dress trail in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple waving to wedding guests as they walk along pathway into reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple cheering shots with wedding guests during reception inside at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple holding each other and laughing during wedding reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding groom and groomsman holding drinks while pointing at camera  as lights blur behind them in Lake Tahoe
Wedding bride smiling as she twirls her dress and dances during reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding guests dancing and celebrating during reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding guests with arms on each others shoulders dancing and marching along dance floor during reception at valhalla in Lake Tahoe
Wedding couple kissing while bride holds small flowers during reception at valhalla in Lake tahoe
Polaroid pictures from wedding day at valhalla in Lake Tahoe

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Head to my booking page and fill out my contact form!! I can’t wait to hear from you guys and capture your incredible wedding day!

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