Eloping in Lake tahoe Made easy

Let's start with the basics. What is an elopement?

These days an elopement has a totally new meaning from what it once did. Today, it is a handcrafted and secluded work of art dedicated to the most intentional couples. They are beautiful adventures in some of the most astounding places you have ever seen (Lake Tahoe being ranked as one of them). It also takes the pressure off spending thousands of dollars on a more traditional wedding.

With everything Lake Tahoe has to offer, there is no doubt you will find exactly what you are looking for in and around the crystal clear water and white sandy shores. 

Lets Talk Legalities

Regardless of which state you get married in, you will need to pickup you marriage license in the county you intend to marry in. Once this is picked up, the license will be valid for 90 days in California and one year in Nevada. A minimum of one witness is required in each state. This means, If you intend on having your Elopement Day documented, your photographer (who may also dub as your officiant to handle the legal paperwork ) can also be your witness!  

See where to pickup your marriage license below 

Washoe County

Douglas County

Eldorado County

Placer County

Pro Tip: If you plan on having your elopement photographed, look into finding one who is ordained as well!

Next Steps

Once you have decided if an elopement is the right choice for you, your next step should be deciding when! Lake Tahoe is beautiful year round but if you don't want to worry about snow impacting your trek, lean towards mid Spring to Late Fall. If snow is your jam we get plenty of it! Just come prepared with proper footwear (maybe snow shoes?) and snow chains. Next! Finding the perfect photographer for documenting this special moment in time for you and book your elopement package. Finding the right elopement photographer can be your one stop shop for planning your perfect day. Instead of using this as an awkward attempt to sell my services to you, ill spare you the pitch and allow you to click the link at the bottom of the page to get in touch with me if interested!

Lodging + Transport

I truly hope my guide to eloping in Lake Tahoe was useful to you in planning the day of your dreams! If you'd like to get in touch, tap the link below. I have scouted and photographed countless locations perfect for documenting your special day. When you book your elopement with me you will receive full planning services as well as a personalized bouquet and boutonniere. I will even officiate your elopement for you! Let's make your day unforgettable and undeniably YOU!

Recognized as one of 9 Best Elopement Photographers in Reno by Peer Space

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