Today's real wedding was brought to us by hair extraordinaire Kori Walker of Kolor by Kori! Looking through the vintage lens of David Newkirk I can see why this couple got married - they love to have fun together!! And since the lovely couple are avid skiers it was only fitting they get married at one of the best venues around, Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, which just happens to be located at the base of a mountain!

From the Bride ~ Ryan and I met through a mutual friend when I moved to San Francisco from Southern California. I had never skied before I met Ryan and he introduced me to the sport. Soon I was hooked and we have spent pretty much every winter weekend for the last five years in Tahoe. Ryan was extremely creative with his proposal. I have long been slightly obsessed with the Squaw Dogs and their team so Ryan coordinated with Ski Patrol and on a snowy Spring day last April, I got off the top of the KT lift and the Squaw Dogs were outside the ski patrol shack. I found a shiny diamond ring on Tucker, the ski patrol dog's collar. The Squaw Dogs then dug up a bottle of champagne and a six pack of beer from the snow. It was the most personal and special proposal ever. We knew we wanted to have a winter Tahoe wedding & we decided on Olympic Valley because we wanted our guests to be able to walk from their accommodations to all events and not have to drive. We chose PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn because the space was perfect for our needs and the staff is tremendous. Working with the staff at PlumpJack made everything easier! The whole design was around the ideas of natural, rustic, textural, and mountainy. We collected pinecones over the summer and spray-painted them an array of metallic colors. These were used all over the ceremony and reception space. We also found wooden skis that we had people sign for our guest book. Our wedding was pretty unique in that we tried to have more of a rocking party and less of a structured event. We didnít have assigned seating & our cocktail hour bled in to dinner which turned in to dancing without any organization. My most vivid memory is everyone dancing and screaming the words to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and dancing so hard that the floor was shaking! Vendors: Photography | David Newkirk Photography Venue | PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Hair | Kolor by Kori Makeup | Kolor by Kori Ceremony Music | Avalanche Duo DJ | Brett from North Shore Entertainment Flowers | Bellissima Floral Planner | Summit Soiree Rentals | Crux Events Wedding Cake | Tahoe House Bakery