Tessa and Damien got married at the Lassen Meadows Ranch just outside of Chester / Lake Almanor. Lassen Meadows Ranch is a hidden gem! It is a stunning venue with the most amazing circular barn that is used for dancing. There are multiple cabins for rent, campgrounds for guests and a private lake. Tessa and Damien had by far one of the best ceremonies. The guys arrived by canoe from across the lake to a blue grass version of ACDC’s Hells Bells (Listen Here) and mixed with a few others. It set the tone for a ceremony that was 100% unique and totally them. Their wedding was the first weekend of 2 double headers I had booked in August (Molly and Aaron’s wedding was the day before) and also the first weekend after the Chip fire which burned for most of the month of August. You can see the smoke settling in over the lake during the toasts at sunset. Even with the threat of a fire, the day could not have been more perfect!
I hope that some day soon I get the opportunity to photograph another wedding here! Huge thanks to Trizza for second shooting with me!
Enjoy! Vender info at the bottom of the post.
Venue: Lassen Meadows Ranch
Caterer: Spiteri’s Deli, Chico, CA
Cake: Camille Klimeck
Hair and makeup: bride
Dress: La Boutique des Brides (San Francisco)
Mens attire: J Crew
Floral: Melinda Benson of M Creations
coordinator: Kalea Allen (friend of the Bride)
centerpieces: Mike Nichols (cousin of the Bride)
DJ: Dennis House
hotel / getting ready location: none
Officiant: Idris Nolan, friend of B and G