Cocktail hour was crazy for me, with tons of group photos, so I’m really happy that I spent a little time before the ceremony photographing the reception room.  The cherry blossom decor by Thran’s Flowers really blew me away.  What a perfect room for a springtime wedding!

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Just before dinner, Anne and Chris gave a little toast, and thanked their guests for traveling such a long way – as I told them over and over on the day, I was really impressed at the turnout for a destination wedding (well over 100 guests came in from all over the US, many of them from the Pacific Northwest).  Dinner was delicious – as videographer Jason of VideoQuest joked, “the food at Edgewood sucks pretty much as much as the view”.  :)

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After dinner, we headed out onto the beach for some sunset photos.  It was a gorgeous evening …

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We got soooo many good photos on the beach, it was tough trying to narrow it down to just a handful for the blog.  I love this time of day for photos – not only is the light soft and lovely, but the bride and groom are usually at their most relaxed.  :)

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We headed back inside for toasts, and what funny toasts they were!  There were some especially entertaining groomsmen.

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Then it was time for the first dances, two of which were choreographed (impressive!)  Then, the dance floor opened and DJ Brett of Platinum DJ worked some magic – look at that crazy party!  And yes, that is indeed a choreographed MJ dance you see below … I will never be able to think of Thriller in quite the same way again!

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Thank you Anne and Chris for an amazing time, for flying me down to Tahoe to document your wedding, and for introducing me to your amazing family and friends.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the teasers!