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Beth Anne & Paul

The first wedding of the summer was at Pharsalia and is one of my favorite weddings ever! It was looking like rain all day, which would have changed their outdoor ceremony. This couple buried a bottle of bourbon and the rain STOPPED just in time and stayed away the rest of the night!

Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married it won't rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full, and it must be buried upside down to ensure maximum weather persuasion.

I am a believer now! I am so excited to share with you Beth Anne and Paul's special day.

Planning: A Little Party

Venue: Pharsalia

Caterer: Avenue Foods

Florist: Pharsalia

Specialty Rentals: Pharsalia

Catering Rentals: True Value

Cocktail Hour & Reception Music: DJ Dan

Hair & Makeup: Judy Hayward

Painter- Len  Garon

Lighting: Castle Lighting

Elizabeth & Cole's Skyland Engagement Session

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Finding Yosemite

From our stay at Lake Tahoe we decided to take a day trip to Yosemite National Park. This 4 hour trek was supposed to be a simple straight shot through a mountain pass. Our journey came to a complete stop when our route was closed due to snow. This was baffling to us East Coasters, but we quickly decided to try another route. We took a very long and adventurous road, with elevations over 8,000 feet and snow covered mountains. It was almost worth the extra 3 hours in the car. 

When we finally reached Yosemite, the view was breathtaking. We pulled over to take in the stunning Yosemite Valley with Bridal Falls off in the distance. Next stop was the Meadow and Yosemite Falls, followed by Mirror Lake. It was a little too quick of a visit which left me wanting to come back, camp and explore.

We drove out right around sunset. We took 120 West out towards Olmsted Point. You could see Half Dome among the glorious mountain range. It was a great way to end our adventure.  

 

                                                                                WE MADE IT!!!!!

 

 

Stay tuned for my next post on historic and abandoned towns like Old Sacramento and Virginia City.