Alli and Jonathan: Intimate, Laid-Back Wedding at Gar Woods

Nicky Byrnes Weddings

Alli and Jonathan have THE.CUTEST. story ever. They met in choir in high school and Alli had to convince shy Jonathan, through friends, to ask her out. They dated for a little while in high school, lost touch, then found each other years later in San Francisco. They’ve been together ever since! I know, you’re dying of adorable overload right?

Even though they now live in Orange County, they fell in love in Northern California so Tahoe was an obvious choice for their wedding. Gar Woods is a gorgeous venue right on the lake in Carnelian Bay, CA known for their “wet-woody” (an insanely tasty blended rum drink that you should probably only have one of), a boat-in pier and of course an incredible view! The couple had their first look in a grove of trees then recited their personalized vows to each other before the ceremony. This was the first time I’ve ever had anyone write separate vows to say only to their partner and I plan to steal this new tradition. The small group gathered for lunch and a few toasts then sent the couple off by waving ribbons. Congrats Alli and Jonathan!!!

Venue: Gar Woods

Florist: Martha Bernyk

Cake: Sugar Pine Cakery

Dress: David’s Bridal

Linens: La Tavola Linens

Car Service: North Tahoe Limousine

Calligraphy: Lisa Funk

Custom Tote Bags: Jeremy Hamann Design & Lettering