Emmy + James | Truckee, California | January 25th, 2021

Emmy loves the spirit of Christmas so much, she and James got married on the 25th of the month. They knew they couldn’t get married ON Christmas, so they opted for the next best month – January.

Emmy and I connected back in September of 2019. She planned the whole thing despite an entire year of a pandemic, but luckily the plan was always to keep it very small.

They wanted it to snow on their wedding day so badly, and for the weeks leading up to the wedding, it really didn’t seem like it was going to… until the night before. On January 24th, the Lake Tahoe Basin got lots and lots of snow. It was amazing – and exactly as it was supposed to happen.

When I got to Emmy + James’ AirBnB, I got out of the car and my first thought was “that looks like a slope in the backyard. I wonder if it overlooks Donner.” And sure enough… the view was incredible. The winter wonderland was still, serene, quiet and ready to host the most beautiful love story.

My favorite thing about Emmy + James is that they wanted to include their dog, Alice, in everything. My kind of people. But also they didn’t complain about the snow or the cold a single time. They were so chill, down to earth, and just so grateful for such a special day with their closest loved ones. Humans like them don’t come around often, but when they do, I’m glad I get to know them.

I had my favorite dream team for this one. Emmy let me pick out all their vendors and they sure didn’t disappoint!

Florals- Wild Rose Floral

Video- Emma Wynn Paul

Hair- Lizzy Leigh

Gown- Maggie Soterro

Rings- Happy Laulea + Moissanite Co.

Cake- Lovely Layers Cakery