In our books you simply can't go wrong with a classic wedding in a fresh green and white colour palette. Andrea & Navid had an elegant wedding in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe at THE RITZ CARLTON. With the resort being so naturally beautiful they kept the decor to a minimum and let the scenery do all the talking. Thanks to California Wedding Photographer LYNETTE BOYLE for these gorgeous images.
Lynette tells us more about the wedding; "Andrea moved from Canada to Los Angeles for her job in the fashion industry, where she met Navid. Andrea jokingly told me during our first conversation that she felt like the two only hockey fans living in LA managed to find each other. Their good friend, who officiated, told a few endearing stories about that chance encounter during their ceremony. With a very formal and elegant personal style, Andrea and Navid's wedding attire was right on point. From Andrea's gorgeous sapphire engagement ring and her Monique Lhuillier gown, to Navid's classic black tux and perfectly polished Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, they both looked absolutely stunning. With design help from Christina of A BUD & BEYOND, their personal style was carried through to their ceremony design (that rose petal aisle!) and reception as well, where their tables were named for some of their favourite ski resort locations. Andrea's adorable nieces made superb flower girls and even though they did not have a bridal party, I loved how Andrea's mother and sister were colour coordinated.
For their portraits, we drove around a bit, stopping at an aspen grove, not too far from the Ritz. The trees were glowing in the sun and it looked like something straight out of a fairytale. We then headed down to a nearby pier for some shots with the lake. It was an extremely windy day and chillier than usual, but this meant that a normally busy public pier was completely deserted, a total rarity in July. The wind created some unique challenges, especially for the outdoor ceremony later on, but wind and photography is like peanut butter and chocolate. They are great on their own, but magic when combined."