Matt and Cristina | Tahoe Wedding

Some weddings day tend to have a little bit of extra natural magic. 
This was definitely the case on Cristina and Matt's day. It was a highly emotional, happy and almost fairy-tale like gorgeousness surrounding the entire day that took place in Lake Tahoe California. 

When I asked Matt and Cristina what their favorite part of their wedding day was, they both mentioned their time "alone" on their wedding day as we did bride and groom portraits. I love to give clients some personal time away from everyone and I'm so glad that Cristina and Matt will always remember it! It was seriously full of magic! I love what matt said about this time they had: 
 "My most memorable moment of the day was when my absolutely stunning bride (the freshly minted Mrs. Gaspar J ) and myself were able to break away from everybody and everything going on for a relaxing and refreshing leisurely stroll on the beach together. We got to take everything in together hand and hand as husband and wife. Little did we know we would have the most magnificent backdrop to hangout and reflect as the giddy newlyweds we were. Maintaining the emotional high we were both experiencing, we held each other and felt like little kids swinging our legs from the rickety pier outstretched on the quiet blue lake. While reflecting and enjoying the calmness we had no idea that we would get to experience one of Lake Tahoe’s most prolific sunsets. The shades of orange and red were so incredibly stunning and pronounced that we could not tell if both the sky and water were on fire. According to one of the locals it was the most beautiful sunset he had seen since in over 20 years. We felt so blessed to think how fortunate we were to have such an astonishing backdrop to top off a day we had both waited to enjoy for so long!"

Matt and Cristina! Your day was seriously unbelievable, from the blue glistening of Lake Tahoe to your amazing white dress and then of course the sunset and sparklers. It was just all around and fantastic day. Thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your day. 
I hope these photos bring back the emotion, the joy and the special moments that made up your wedding day. 

"When I think back on our wedding, there are a few memories that always pop out.  The first, as cliche as it is, is our first kiss.  I don't know why, but I relive it all the time, and it still feels like I am back in that moment.  I had been dying to hug or kiss him the whole ceremony, and combined with the symbolism of it, it was just a really deep moment for me." - Cristina

" I also remember our time on the dock.  I am so happy we did those sunset pictures.  It was great to have some quiet time together and you and Shannon made us feel so comfortable we were able to release some emotion and enjoy that beautiful sunset together!  Which by the way, I still cannot believe that sunset!!!! There wasn't a cloud in the sky all day, and then it felt like suddenly at sunset, the clouds appeared and made the sky so gorgeous.  It was really such a special time of the day" - Cristina

"The story that I can’t refrain from repeating over and over was the spectacular sunset we had to top off our ceremony. Lake Tahoe means so much to both of us, and even more so now, and that sunset we got to experience together as newlyweds is permanently engrained in my mind forever. Initially I was hesitant to break away from the family, friends and fun but little did I know Cristina and I would have the most magical moment ever to top off the incredible buildup to this day, this place, this event for this new beginning!" - Matt


Thanks again Matt and Cristina! I pray the next 60 years of marriage will be unbelievable!


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  2. What absolutely amazing pics to top off the amazing experience we all had. MANY THANKS TO THE GASPARS for such a great time!!!