This has been one of the busiest Julys in a very long time for Chapel of the Pines! In the last few weeks we've been to the Top of the Tram at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, Sand Harbor, Logan Shoals Vista Point, a private home in Reno and Revive Coffee and Wine in South Lake Tahoe to do weddings. We've done two same gender weddings and one last minute elopement. Yep, they called in the morning and we did the wedding in the evening. We've done religious weddings and not religious weddings and some in between. Some had Sand ceremonies included.
We've done large weddings, small weddings and weddings where we needed to provide a witness for the wedding license.
It doesn't matter where you are getting married, or whether you are planning a year in advance or eloping, we will come to you and deliver a personalized wedding ceremony, custom tailored to your specifications!
I just had a MoB (mother of bride) call and ask about our services. Seems her kids were thinking of getting married at a drive through place, and she really didn't want to see that happen. Yes, she was talking about where you stay in your car, drive up to a window, someone does a canned ceremony and you are married. For $150. I happen to think weddings should be much more special than that. Weddings are a metaphor for a relationship that is rich in all kinds of yummy stuff: the commitment changes people, the promises free them, the day to day life together teaches them things. The ritual of the wedding ceremony is....or should be, as rich as the marriage will be. Does it cost more? Yes. But years later you will only remember the specialness of the day, not the cost. If you get married at the drive through, what will that say about the marriage years later?
Contact us if you want a special wedding ceremony that will provide you with fond memories for years to come.