Shannon’s Summer Wedding Internship

Hi Wedding Bloggers!

My name is Shannon Wilhite , The Ridge Tahoe’s Summer 2014 intern in our wedding department.  I will be assisting Wendy Smith, Event Planning Manager here at the Ridge, as well as Blair Varela, Group Sales Manager this summer.  I am looking forward to updating you all with our latest wedding ceremonies and receptions we have  hosted, giving you a glimpse of what The Ridge Tahoe  has to offer.  


So far my first wedding experiences here at The Ridge have been very exciting! From the rehearsals, to the wedding ceremonies, to the receptions, I have learned a great deal of what goes into making everything come together!  From behind the scenes of the perspective through my iPhone, I had a chance to snap some pictures of my first experiences here.

Please excuse the blurriness, I am a far better assistant coordinator than I am photographer!  

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(Top Left)- A sunset ceremony rehearsal taking place on the Lake Side Ceremony Site preparing for their big day!

(Top Right)- A beautiful wedding cake and mini dessert station for guests to enjoy at Eagles Nest Reception venue.

(Middle Left)- Kristen Yoshimura walks down the aisle at our garden  site awaited by her guests and groom

(Middle Right)- Jayme Montgomery and Jimmy Sanders make their grand entrance!

(Bottom Left)- A 6″ cake topped with  flowers and a loving bear couple is surrounded by our tasty mini dessert bar.

(Bottom Right)- Tables are set for a lovely reception at our Eagles Nest venue as guests begin to arrive.

Mikayla Hulten & Josh Barrier Wedding

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Congratulations to Mikayla Hulten & Josh Barrier   !

A 5 pm ceremony held in our garden on June 21,2014, overlooking the beautiful Carson valley. The happy couple then captured some photos in our peaceful outdoor ambiance.   With a lovely sunset to follow hosting a reception at our Eagles Nest Venue.


Photography: Divided Line Photography

Kyle & Amanda Reese Wedding

Congratulations to Kyle and Amanda Reese!! Married on May 24, 2014 in our garden ceremony site!

Our department and staff members love to hear feedback after a wedding has taken place or a guest has joined us at our resort.  It is gratifying when our employees know their performances have gone beyond satisfaction for their wedding parties and guests.  A review shown below written by the mother of the bride expresses how the wedding party and guests seemed more than pleased with their experience here at The Ridge Tahoe.

“Thank you for your assistance throughout the planning process of the wedding and during the time we were up there. Everything went very well, it was perfect! All the staff was very accommodating and friendly from the guest registry to housekeeping to maintenance to security, the food was outstanding, everyone raved that it was the best “wedding food” they had ever had. Kudos to the kitchen staff!!! All in all we had a wonderful experience at The Ridge, thank you again for everything.”

Becky (MOB)-May 24th-Bonnes/Reese Wedding


Officiate shown in video is Dave Beronio Junior

Flowers provided by Rose Petals, Shirley McGinty

Linens administered by Creative Coverings

DJ during ceremony and reception was Lake DJ

Video produced by Divided Line Media


Beautiful Garden Reception

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Congratulations to Kim and Tim!! They had a beautiful outdoor wedding in our Garden on July 27th. The weather was perfect with a light breeze. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they celebrated with a mid-day brunch. Cuisine included breakfast items such as quiche, banana cream french toast, baked salmon, and a tri tip carving station. Happy and relaxed guests sipped on mimosas and bloody marys. An eye-catching, and tasty cup cake tower delighted guests with sweets.

The centerpieces with old fashion milk bottles filled with Hydrangeas provided by Tina at Lavish Floral. Tables were highlighted with vintage linens, burlap runners, and chocolate brown napkins. Beautiful canvas umbrellas shaded guests from the Sierra sun.

It truly was a beautiful event.

Ridge Tahoe Winter Wedding

Craft/Popejoy Wedding

The Ridge Tahoe Group Tastings

As a Part of The Ridge Wedding Services we proudly host one Complimentary Group Tasting Per Month.

During this time our Executive Chef- Stephen Moise is present to guide our Couple’s through our Wedding Menu Items & to Discuss Personal Dietary Needs.

For each Group Tasting our Chef prepares an array of Appetizers & Entrée selections.

 Many of our Couples use the Group Tasting Date to schedule Individual appointments with our Group Sales Coordinator.

This is the perfect time to discuss Wedding Details.

In addition The Ridge arranges an itinerary for our Couples to meet with all of their Vendors such as the Minister, DJ, Florist, Videographer, Etc.

Just Married

Holly & Patrick

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