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The Couple: Candice & Shane

Wedding Date: June 20, 2015

Photography by Jim & Stephanie Sutherlin Wedding Photographers

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: We met through a mutual friend and dated for 6 weeks before we got engaged. It was a whirlwind. Shane actually found our venue and surprised me with a day trip to Tahoe to do a tour and meet the wedding coordinator. We both loved it immediately and thought it fit with what we pictured for our big day. We took our engagement pictures on the beach in front of our ceremony site.

What was the most amazing part of your day? Our first look. We got married in South Lake Tahoe and we met before the wedding on a bike path on this cute little bridge. Getting to see each other without everyone around was absolutely perfect and romantic.

What else would you like to share about your big day? It was perfect but it went so fast.

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Ceremony Site: Lakeside Beach Weddings South Lake Tahoe

Officiant: David Bills (The Groom’s Grandfather)

Reception Venue: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Photographer: Jim & Stephanie Sutherlin Wedding Photographers

Cake/Desserts: Cakes By Grace

Flowers: Mom’s Wholesale Florist

Favors: Bags of Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses and handmade place cards with Pomar Junction Winery Corks.

Bridal And Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal

Hair: Jillian Treese from Minx Salon

Make-Up: Jamie Stout

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Dyna Mic Duo

Honeymoon Location: Carnival Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.

First Dance Song: “Then” by Brad Paisley.

Any other of your wedding vendor(s) you’d like to call out that we missed in the above questions? Frankie at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel was absolutely amazing!!! She really made our whole day feel so special and that she cared about making it all about us.

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Keep it about you! I was so happy we had a small, intimate wedding because it felt like the focus was really on us and our story not on the party or the “things”.

Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? It was windy during the ceremony and I wish we would have switched sides so my veil wasn’t blowing in my face the whole time.


Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.

Photos courtesy of Jim & Stephanie Sutherlin Wedding Photographers.

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