Intimate Lake Tahoe Wedding at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

November 15, 2020 | riley

Is there anything more magical than reciting your vows on the water while the boats float by? We don’t think so–which is why we’re swooning over Meredith and Jameson’s intimate Lake Tahoe wedding at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. The couple knew they wanted their special day to be inspired by the natural beauty of the northern California scenery and autumnal colors, and we think they nailed it.

From the ceremony on the water featuring panoramic views of the lake and a natural arch with simple floral arrangements put together by Helianthusfloral to the reception—complete with elegant yet simple decor—the little details made this day a dream. Not to mention, we can’t get over how stunning Meredith’s Rue De Seine gown looked paired with the burnt orange Alashanghaisilk bridesmaid dresses. We’re feeling inspired to snuggle up with a soft blanket and listen to some soothing jazz.

Ready to get cozy yourself? Then keep scrolling to see the stunning photos that Brooke Shannon Photography captured–and don’t forget to get those Pinterest boards ready.

The Couple:

Meredith and Jameson

The Wedding:

Sunny Side Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, California


The Wedding Gifts

I surprised Jameson with a Rolex Datejust 41 18k Everose Gold Steel, Wimbledon Dial and a Jan Barboglio Decanter with shot glasses for him and his groomsmen to use before the ceremony. Jameson surprised me with Custom Diamond Hoop Earrings that I wore when I changed into my Rosa Bloom jumper for the evening.

A Balloon Filled Gift Drop Off

Sean Rogers of Inspired Balloons helped to bring some of our personality to the day. My husband Jameson loves scary clowns and movies, so rather than having my MOH drop off his present, Sean created this amazing IT balloon that was waiting at his door.

Why Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge

Sunnyside was an easy choice. My sister-in-law had told us Sunnyside did weddings–we had only ever been there in the summers when we pulled up on their dock with a boat and ate there. The moment we walked in, we saw a giant moose head that greeted us, floor to ceiling windows of unobstructed lake views, and staff that felt like family—then we knew. It is stunningly beautiful on the lake. The staff is incredible and accommodating. The lodge feels like this old, rustic cabin with fireplaces everywhere and newly updated rooms. The chef is incredible, and sourced everything locally and organic when possible. It felt like home and somewhere everyone could stay and be together for a whole weekend.

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Warm Fall Vibes at the Intimate Lake Tahoe Wedding

We wanted the wedding to have a lot of natural elements, and the warmth of fall inspired us. We love Lake Tahoe. It is full of natural beauty, which we wanted to be the main focus. We tried to keep the decor simple. Tablescapes are my thing, so I asked our family friend Kelly–who helped bring my vision to life–to purchase pomegranates, apples, oranges, berries, etc. and simple greens. We added them to the amazing flowers Camryn Lane did. This helped pull some of the outside beauty in.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brooke Shannon Photography
Venue & Catering – Sunny Side Tahoe
Floral Design – Helianthusfloral
DJ – Music and More Entertainment
Live Music – The String Beings
Invitation Design – Swell Press, Bright Room Studio
Makeup Artist – Kiss and Makeup Tahoe
Hair Styling – Lokal Salon
Wedding Dress – Rue De Seine
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Alashanghaisilk
Groomsmen’s Apparel –  Chookhare and Sons


Congratulations again to Meredith and Jameson on their intimate Lake Tahoe wedding at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. Big thank you to Brooke Shannon Photography for capturing the beautiful day. Did you love Meredith’s long sleeve dress? Then you’re going to want to see these 27 fall wedding dresses that are cool, chic, and cozy.

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