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Twenty Mile House | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Chelsie + John

WHERE: Twenty Mile House | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

WHO : Chelsie + John 

It’s truly surreal to see all of the pieces come together on a wedding day. I have been looking forward to traveling for Chelsie and John’s Northern California destination wedding at the Twenty Mile House since we met up for their engagement photos at Mt. Rainier. Reno, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges are a dream destination locations and one of the most beautiful areas on the West Coast. Getting to travel there as Chelsie + John’s Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer is definitely a dream come true!

The Twenty Mile House was built in 1854 and was originally a trading post for local gold miners and a stopping place for teamsters on the Reno-Quincy run. I loved the rich history of the location and hearing stories about different part of the property from staff. Throughout the years, Twenty Mile House has had many owners and in 1991 the Gage family turned it into a Bed & Breakfast. To this day it remains a Bed & Breakfast and specializes in hosting ecologically minded green weddings. The staff takes care of all of the details, ensuring a stress-free and exciting weekend for the bride and groom and their guests.

As their day unfolded the weather gave us a little bit of sunshine and a little bit of rain, but we embraced the thunderstorms and everyone was excited when the skies cleared just in time for their ceremony. The ceremony location was absolutely surreal. Chelsie and John said their “I do’s” in the middle of the forest under tall pine trees. After their ceremony, we walked across to train tracks to the river bank where we were greeted with sunshine and rain at the SAME time!

My favorite part of the day was catching the sweet glances and love between these two – they truly took in every moment of their day. Chelsie and John, thank you so much for having us travel to California. It was truly an honor to be part of your day and I look forward to our next adventure together! Cheers!

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Bride and Mother In Law before Lake Tahoe Wedding at Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride putting on her Berta Bridal Gown | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Family watching first look at Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Groom does a first look with the flower girl | Megan Montalvo Photography John did a first look with their flower girl and it was absolutely precious!! Groom does a first look with the flower girl | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Ways to work around rain on a wedding day with Megan Montalvo Photography
Ways to work around rain on a wedding day with Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding party photos at Northern California Wedding Venue, Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding party photos at Northern California Wedding Venue, Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Groomsman photos at Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and Groom walking towards wedding ceremony at Twenty Mile House in Northern California | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Flower Girl walking down the aisle | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride walking down the aisle at Twenty Mile House Wedding Venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom reading vows | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding ceremony at Twenty Mile House Bed and Breakfast | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding ceremony at Twenty Mile House Bed and Breakfast | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding ceremony at Twenty Mile House Bed and Breakfast | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and Groom first kiss | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom are married at Northern California Wedding Venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom dancing | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom with their dogs after their Northern California Destination Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Northern California Destination Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Northern California Wedding Venue | Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding Desserts and Cake Table | Megan Montalvo Photography Bride and Groom Reception at Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
Family giving toast at Northern California Destination Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom reaction during family toast at Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Family giving toast at Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding reception toasts | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom cutting cake | Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom first dance | Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom first dance | Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
Father daughter dance at Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom and mother dancing at Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography
Northern California Wedding Reception Venue | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and Groom dancing at wedding reception at Twenty Mile House | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and brother dancing at wedding reception | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding reception dancing | Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Wedding reception dancing | Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding reception dancing | Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
Wedding reception dancing | Lake Tahoe Wedding | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography

An awesome team of vendors:

Venue – Twenty Mile House​
Bridal Gown – BERTA​
Caterer – Southern Accent
Cake – Quincy Cooking Cottage​
Florist – Gray’s Flower Garden​
DJ – Wildsmile Entertainment
Videographer – Johnny B Films
Officiant – Dr. Ronald Lemon
Muscians – Andrew Ohren
PhotoBooth – Classic Photo Booth Rentals​
Day of Coordinator – Twenty Mile House – Rachel Mann

Interested in having me as your Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer?  Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

Megan Montalvo is a Wedding and Elopement Photographer based out of the Seattle, Washington. She offers Seattle Wedding photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Olympia, Tacoma, Mt. Rainier, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Cannon Beach and the San Juan Islands. Megan also travels for destination weddings all over the country and internationally.

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