An unforgettable and intimate destination wedding day does not always need to whisk you away to foreign lands, but merely across state lines. Take this extraordinary outdoor seasonal wedding brought to us by the fab Clane Gessel Photography at the Carousel Estate. A glorious estate property nestled along the shorelines of Lake Tahoe in California. The vast acreage offers the best of a bright and airy summer cottage to a light-hearted mountain lodge where casual elegance and serenity reign. For high school sweethearts, Talia and Brock this was their dream destination wedding day surrounded by friends and family for a four-day extravaganza celebrating their union. Leaving everything to Merrily Wed, dare we say that it was also stress-free - which in all actuality was echoed by the bride.

Intimate Destination Wedding Day

Leaving behind the hectic pace of their everyday work and school life in Denver, Talia and Brock found just the venue that provided refuge for their intimate I Do's and an ideal getaway for their loved ones. Their destination wedding was nothing short of magical. With a strong natural vibe embracing greenery and white to compliment the outdoors, they blended in the bold use of black. This is alfresco luxury at its finest. Beginning with a lakefront nuptial exchange along the shoreline of the grand Lake Tahoe, Talia and Brock shared an epic kiss marking their forever chapter. The subtle décor of a beautiful floral arch stood along the shore with white petals leading Talia down the aisle to the man of her dreams. Once a boy whom she confessed was "cute" to a mutual friend with the rest leading up to this happily ever after moment. After the ceremony, guests shared in an alfresco reception under the billowing tent nestled in the forest and moved into the open-air party on a dramatic checkered dance floor that clearly provided the WOW statement.