A wedding for all you lovers of color and pop art details!Janine + Jerry

To bring their families from Ireland and San Francisco together, Janine and Jerry were inspired to throw an amazing wedding weekend. Hosted at the Chalet View Lodge, their four day event included lawn games, cocktail hours, and farewell brunch (to name a few of the amazing activities)!

Tahoe outdoor first look wedding photography - Carmen Salazar

Jerry joked that his wife picked the remote, woodsy venue so he literally couldn’t get cold feet and run. Laughing, he added: “I’m not nervous at all. I knew that one day I’d convince my beautiful girl to marry me.”

Sweet first look at Chalet View Lodge wedding - Carmen Salazar
flowy custom designed wedding gown - Carmen Salazar

Janine was nervous for their first look because after months of not finding “The Dress”, she decided to design her own. Of course, Jerry loved it — along with every beautiful DIY detail Janine envisioned for the day.

happy Bride and groom portraits at Chalet View Lodge- Carmen Salazar

Bride and groom laughing at Tahoe ceremony - Carmen Salazar

Watching them light up at the sight of each other and capturing that energy is truly what makes this creative journey worth it.

Charming floral wedding arbor inspiration by Melody Raye Flowers - Carmen Salazar

Every decoration, from the charming ceremony, lounges, and reception room were the design-child of Janine and her amazing planner, Fearon May Events. Way too much pop art cuteness to handle!

Bright junior bridesmaid walking dog down wedding aisle - Carmen Salazar
Excited bride walking down the aisle at Chalet View Lodge wedding - Carmen Salazar

Janine’s bridal entry song was “Finally” by CeCe Peniston, which had their guests (and me) in giggles. I had to resist the urge to ‘high-five’ her for her song choice as she walked down the aisle.

She told me that she had never married before or put herself out in the dating scene because she knew that she would know for sure when she found The One.

Laughing bride at outdoor ceremony - Carmen Salazar
Jerry was so excited to marry his love that he kissed her before the ceremony started!

Cute DIY aisle hearts at wedding ceremony - Carmen Salazar
Happy bride and groom arrive at Tahoe ceremony - Carmen Salazar
First kiss at Chalet View Lodge fall wedding - Carmen Salazar

(Their second “first kiss” was even cuter!)

Wedding confetti newlywed welcome - Carmen Salazar

I am digging the biodegradable confetti throwing action at their wedding. It’s so fun and playful for the guests and gets the most amazing candid and joyful expressions on my bride and groom. Let’s start a confetti movement!!!

Bride and groom on dock at a pond - Carmen Salazar

The Chalet View Lodge property was a visual playground. I can’t wait to get back to the mountains to play more!

Gorgeous neon wedding bouquet by Melody Raye Flowers - Carmen Salazar
DIY colorful and artsy wedding reception at Chalet View Lodge - Carmen Salazar

Janine’s bridal party kept teasing about how much time and obsessing she spent on the little things for the reception — from spray painting animal figurines gold to making sure there were hundreds of neon flowers, Janine and Fearon’s hard work truly paid off.

Their reception tent was a whimsical and playful  masterpiece!
Colorful and pop art Chalet View Lodge reception design - Carmen Salazar
Beautiful modern floral and moss chandeliers - Carmen Salazar
yellow wedding reception flowers by Melody Raye Flowers - Carmen Salazar
Moss wedding table runners and settings by Fearon May Events at Chalet View Lodge - Carmen Salazar
Colorful hipster wedding cake design with deer - Carmen Salazar
Modern outdoor cocktail hour lounge at Chalet View Lodge - Carmen Salazar

“If you didn’t know, an open bar is a basic requirement for a real Irish wedding.”

Happy bride and groom at DIY design head table - Carmen Salazar
Light and airy outdoor reception canopy tent - Carmen Salazar
First dance in magical outdoor reception tent - Carmen Salazar

Our lovebirds met in what Jerry calls the most amazing coincidence of his life. He was walking home one Superbowl Sunday and stopped into the bar down the street from his SF apartment (which he never did) and went to smoke outside where a beautiful blonde came up to him. With cigarette in hand, she simply said “Hi” and walked off.

Bride and groom cutting fun cake at Chalet View Lodge- Carmen Salazar

Jerry thought that she was the coolest woman he ever met, so when he went to ask her for her number he put her in as “Cool Girl”, and has nicknamed her “Cool” ever since.

Live 80's wedding cover band Pop Rocks- Carmen Salazar
Bride and groom on the dance floor at Chalet View Lodge - Carmen Salazar
Amazing dance moves from the bride at outdoor reception - Carmen Salazar

Janine’s custom gown was meant for the dance floor. Capturing her in pure joy as her dress flowed like water around her was magical.

Fun black and white wedding dance floor photography - Carmen Salazar
Bride singing with Pop Rocks cover band at Chalet View Lodge reception - Carmen Salazar
Stunning Tahoe Portola nighttime wedding photos - Carmen Salazar
Congratulations Janine and Jerry! I loved every minute of our time together and wish you so much love and many awesome adventures in your future!


Planner: Fearon May Events

Florist: Melody Raye Flowers

Venue: Chalet View Lodge

Catering: North Tahoe Catering

Rentals: All Occasion Rentals, Classic Party Rentals, Tahoe Rustic Rentals, and Red Carpet Events

DJ: Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC

Live Band: Pop Rocks



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