The day before Alyzabeth & Patrick’s wedding brought a little bit of worry… worry about rain and wind and all kinds of weather. The rehearsal went fine and the wedding was going to be moved inside if the weather wasn’t going to cooperate. Little did they know that when they woke up the next morning, the morning of their wedding, they were going to be dealing with something even bigger than the wind and rain from the previous day. There was a FIRE… a fire that was rapidly spreading towards the Toiyabe Golf Course where their wedding was supposed to take place. The fire had not only threatened the venue, and lots of homes and property in the area, but it also cut the power. No one was able to get to the venue and roads were closed. A new venue had to be found or the wedding was going to have to be canceled.
With the help of a gazillion (yes, that’s a technical term) ;) people including the staff of Toiyabe, Alyzabeth and Patrick were able to find a venue for their wedding – Dayton Valley Golf Club , and in a matter of a just a few hours, everything was going to go off without a hitch! (well, except the continued rain and wind) :)
Alyzabeth & Patrick decided to do a first look on their special day. We snuck them away from the wind a rain for a moment to enjoy the calm before the storm and the special moment before their ceremony.
We then braved the elements and got a few outdoor shots before the weather overtook us and we moved inside :) Alyzabeth was SUCH A TROOPER!
Then it was time for the ceremony! It had been raining all morning so it was moved inside. Patrick made quite an entrance with his groomsmen though. He wasn't going to let the weather ruin the ntrance he wanted! He revved his engine and wanted to do donuts (but the venue wouldn’t allow him) but he still made quite a dramatic and cool entrance with his boys!
The ceremony was beautiful. With handwritten vows to each other and celebrations of family were there in spirit, there was laughter and tears and lots and lots of love.
After a great dinner put together in only a few hours by the incredible staff at Dayton Valley Golf Club, it was time to party! Tearful speeches and lots of dancing ensued! It was hard to imagine the day being anything but what it was supposed to be all along.
Dear Alyzabeth & Patrick – thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day! The fact that you two persevered through the craziness that you faced on your wedding day means that you two can make it through anything that life throws at you. I can’t wait to see you two continue to grow and encourage each other and be the best Mr. & Mrs. Olson! Congratulations!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it all :)
Some of the Fabulous people and companies who made their day come together perfectly:
Coordinator: Denise Sullivan - Toiyabe Golf Club
Venue: Dayton Valley Golf Club
Hair & Makeup: Nechelle Devany - AU Salon
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes Reno
Florist: Sparks Florist