There was something in the air that day. You could feel the energy between Fay and Scott rustling through the trees as they eagerly awaited their wedding ceremony. There was a sense of great anticipation and good vibes that resonated from the private bridal dressing area. This couple truly sparkles with love and excitement, making it hard not to get caught up in the emotions of the day. Especially Scott’s first peek at his bride, as she stood tall and graceful among the sheltered first of the Lake Tahoe wooded valley.
The Granlibakken Tahoe venue, tucked into the mountainous Tahoe area, was a perfect wedding and reception location for the playful couple. They had decided this was the absolute perfect place to share their special day with their family and friends. They found themselves surrounded by opalescent views and plenty of room for all the guests that came to help them celebrate with them.
The family owned Granlibakken Tahoe venue has so much to offer regarding style. At over 6,000 feet in elevation, you’re sure to get the mountain wedding experience. Granlibakken has been serving the outdoor sports community for almost 100 years and has also developed a fantastic reputation as a wedding venue. Couples are treated to the rustic feel afforded by the mountains and treetops surrounding the Lake Tahoe area.
The outdoor ceremony area is stunning regardless of the season. One great option is to book a wedding here during the winter which offers its own set of unique snowy scenery. There are a lot of options to choose from when getting married at Granlibakken, and there really are no bad choices. The venue is also doing its part to keep things sustainable. You’ll find they have a definite commitment to going green!
The Executive Lodge Lawn where Fay and Scott held their ceremony is separate from the rest of the resort. The panoramic views of the valley make it feel like an intimate secret to be whispered among the woods.
However, don’t let this tranquil location fool you. When it is time to party, the resort staff pulls out all the stops! The Big Pine Executive Lodge Room is appointed with all the features you would expect to find in an old Tahoe lodge. It comes complete with warm features such as a stone fireplace, an area perfect for dancing the night away, and cozy outdoor seating for the reception dinner. On top of that, if you purchase one of their wedding packages, you’ll get a multitude of perks, including breakfast each morning for your guests as well as a living room and kitchen to host your rehearsal dinner.
Capturing memories at Fay and Scott’s reception was a blast. There was an abundance of joy among family and friends and you can read more here. Happy splashes of color seemed to awaken the sleepy pine lodge and bring it to life. As the evening wore on, the party trickled in and out of the night air and sparkling lights. Laughter and music emanated from the lodge. And I am once again reminded of why I love photographing weddings this area, view the gallery here to see why. Such beauty among stars.