I don’t think there’s anything that excites me more in this life than going to a place I’ve never been. I was invited to a wedding over Valentine’s weekend in Lake Tahoe and I had been counting down the days to seeing this beautiful place with some of my best friends!
The trip started with a 4:00 AM wake up call to get to the airport. We all experienced various times of extreme hyperness and extreme exhaustion.
Nichole and I pumped – even with about one hour of sleep under our belts.
After discovering a headphone splitter and jamming out together for the first leg of the flight, exhaustion got the best of Andrew. hehe
Upon arrival, Nichole found a valentine. I was very jealous.
We were teased with small views of Lake Tahoe on the drive to our hotel
We were are starving and after checking into the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe we headed over to the Lone Eagle Grille where we were greeted with views, fire, champagne, and a delicious lunch aka my happy place:
We ended the day with a long nap and by relaxing in one of the hotel’s large outdoor hot tubs.
The next day after eating a fantastic breakfast in one of the hotel’s restaurants we decided to hike Tunnel Creek.
My Valentine’s Day breakfast: spiced quinoa with almond milk, apples, and almonds. Delicious. Working on my own recipe to share with you guys!
Lake Tahoe has some of the most stunning scenery I have ever seen – I want to go back again and again in every season. I would have loved to be able to ski or snowshoe while I was there… which is just good motivation to go back! Although I was there on Valentine’s weekend, I think Lake Tahoe would be romantic any time of year.
That night some of us got together for dinner before the groom’s family threw a Valentine’s Day red party. Where did we go for dinner? Lone Eagle Grill of course. Is there any other restaurant that matters in Lake Tahoe? I didn’t investigate much, but I didn’t need to! haha
Getting ready with the Emily and Nichole!
Dinner with our valentine!
With beautiful Nichole
With Carly, the bride – perhaps one of the prettiest faces I’ve ever done makeup on!
Everyone’s favorite agent
We danced ourselves silly that night.
The next morning was the day of the wedding which was a big day for Steven and I as I did all of the makeup for the bride and bridesmaids and Steven did the bride’s hair and had designed her gown. (Check out more of his work here, here, and here!)
Makeup done – getting ready to get that hair did.
Post wedding with the beautiful bride!
Carly, Steven, and the beautiful dress he designed for her.
When we got to the reception, we were greeted with this view, which took my breath away!
A beautifully choreographed first dance! 1-2-3, 1-2-3. Truly one of the cutest couples of all time.
Doesn’t every wedding bring these out?!
I had to take a couple of photos from some of my favorite parts of the hotel. It was a gorgeous Hyatt with superior customer service, food, views and lots of fun activities!
Thanks Carl! Don’t mind if I do!
On our last morning there, I woke up early to go on a walk by myself and take in some final views.
Until we meet again Lake Tahoe! xo
It wouldn’t be a trip to the West Coast without some In N Out Burger. Thanks to Andrew for picking this up for us!