We have just returned from a quick trip to California for the wedding of our nephew Nick and his bride Riah. They were married about halfway up the ski run at the Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is famous for its snow and skiing in the winter.
It is also beautiful in the summer.
We rode the tram – the same one the skiers use in the winter – up to the site.
It was a gorgeous view looking back over the lake.
Nick and Riah enjoying their chicken at the rehearsal dinner.
The center of attention at the “wedding house,” where the family stayed for the weekend, was this cute little puppy Frank. Frank is half heeler and half Border Collie. His coloring reminds me of our dog Molly.
Our nephew Doug and his girlfriend Amanda found the puppy his brother Brent had been looking for. Doug was taking him to Bakersfield for Brent and stopped in Tahoe for the wedding. Frank is a cutie!
Meanwhile, back at the wedding, Nick has his boutonniere attached.
The beautiful bride Riah with her dad.
Bethany, Nick’s sister, was a bridesmaid.
After the ceremony the wedding party went down a lot of steps to get a great backdrop for their pictures. See Nick and Riah way down there among the rocks?
Nick decided to show off his fireman muscles and carried Riah all the way back up the many rock stairs.
All the way to the top!
After sitting on the rocks for a picture, Beth helps Nick dust off his backside. A big sister’s work is never done.
Riah and Nick dancing at the reception. Don’t they make a lovely couple?
On the drive back to Bakersfield we stopped to eat at Russell’s favorite drive in, In-N-Out. It was a long drive, but a beautiful location and wedding. Congratulations and best wishes to Nick and Riah.