A Natural, Woodland Wedding at Painted Rock Lodge in Tahoe City, California

Since love for the outdoors brought them together, Jordan Feist (24 and a restaurant operations manager) and Mark Klawiter (28 and a market research r

Since love for the outdoors brought them together, Jordan Feist (24 and a restaurant operations manager) and Mark Klawiter (28 and a market research recruiting manager) had their natural wedding surrounded by the running water and woodlands at Painted Rock Lodge in Tahoe City, California. "Mark and I fell in love with each other through common love for the outdoors and backpacking," Jordan says. "We knew we wanted a wedding outside, and Tahoe—one of our favorite places—fit as the perfect place." Mint, peach, yellow and pink pastels colored the details seen throughout Mother Nature's landscape—from the strapless mint bridesmaid dresses that draped to the floor, to the centerpieces filled with roses, dahlias and tiger lilies arranged inside vases made of bark. Jordan and Mark got married at the wooden arch covered in overflowing greenery and ivory blooms, with the river behind them that served as a stunning backdrop. The reception took place outside the rustic lodge, where guests sat at wooden dining tables decorated with black-and-white photos of Jordan and Mark. Our favorite detail had to be Jordan's gorgeous cream V-neck wedding dress decorated entirely in lace, designed by Jim Hjelm Blush and captured on camera by Nightingale Photography. "I've never been big on things that were too loud and frilly, but finding my dress was a lot easier than I expected," Jordan says. "I kept it even simpler by going barefoot down the aisle."
 

The wooden wedding arch had abundant amounts of greenery covering the front, with ivory blooms accenting the lush flower arrangement.
Jordan had her two sisters serve as her bridesmaids, who wore strapless mint-colored dresses that draped to the floor. The shade of mint was so light that it appeared to resemble white, which nicely matched Jordan's cream-colored wedding dress.
The outdoors ceremony showed off the beautiful scenery of the Tahoe land. Wooden chiavari chairs faced the wooden wedding arch on the open land, with a backdrop of the flowing river and tall trees.
'Just Married' Sign on Exit Vehicle
The reception took place outside at the rustic Painted Rock Lodge in Tahoe City, California, where guests enjoyed the woodland surroundings. Green lounge chairs arranged around a wooden table covered with white lace added a touch of vintage design to the natural vibe.
Guests sat at wooden dining tables with white runners draped along the middle. Black-and-white photos of Jordan and Mark alternated as centerpieces with pink, orange and white flower arrangements.
A large piece of wood displayed black tags with featured cocktails written in white—from Chandon champagne to Bogle Old Vine zinfandel and Meridian chardonnay.
Jordan, Mark and their wedding party posted in the middle of the woodland setting. The groomsmen wore light gray suits from JoS. A. Bank that matched the groom, but wore yellow bow ties instead of mint green. The bridesmaids wore strapless floor-length mint green dresses that came close to looking white, beautifully matching Jordan's look.
This blush and ivory rose, orange dahlia and orange tiger lily centerpiece filled the vase made of bark, positioned on top of a wooden barrel, which contributed to the rustic decor.
The ruffled wedding cake stood three tiers high, covered in white icing accented with fresh roses. Two wooden birds that spelled out "We Do" topped the delicious dessert, displayed on a wooden slab.
Pearl Dangling Earrings and White Headband