West Shore Cafe Wedding | Tainted Love Band | Lake Tahoe

West Shore Cafe Wedding
Tainted Love Band

Lake Tahoe Photographer: Charleton Churchill


I’m catching up on weddings I’ve been meaning to post. This Lake Tahoe wedding with Jenna and Michael was a beautiful and fun. They booked the West Shore Cafe for their special day and brought in the band Tainted Love to dance the night away, which was incredible specially if you love 80’s music. I’ve photographed a West Shore Cafe wedding before, but this wedding was much larger in size.

Probably the coolest entrances to any wedding ceremony I’ve ever seen happened at this wedding lakefront venue. The groom arrived with his groomsmen on his personal boat as all the guests were seated awaiting the ceremony to begin. All the guys stood on the boat lined up looking slick. Michael led the way.

It was beautiful ceremony, emotional, happy, and with perfect weather. Lake Tahoe is beautiful, and on a clear day like theirs, the lake was pristine blue.

West Shore Cafe and Inn catered the dinner looking out over all Lake Tahoe into the evening. Michael and Jenna wanted some sunset photos on the Lake and their boat, which I was happy to capture. The night ended with wonderful speeches and party never to forget with the amazing 80’s cover band, Tainted Love.

I’m grateful to have documented Michael and Jenna’s West Shore Cafe wedding. They were a good and kind couple, along with their family, and friends. Congratulations once again to them, their kids, and their families.


large LOVE letters
lake tahoe scenic view from homewood, california beachfront
bride getting ready at west shore inn lodging with makeup and hair
bride and bridesmaids in pajamas on beach
bridesmaids in front of west shore cafe and inn
brider and her dog early morning
groom in homewood tahoe lodge getting suit on
groom solo photos on balcony of lake tahoe lodge
creative groom photos
mom putting on wedding dress
mother and daughter in west shore lodge helping with wedding gown
bridesmaid putting on shoes
bride shoes and earrings
father hugging daughter bride
lake tahoe bride and groom at top wedding venue lake front beach homewood california
groom at west shore cafe dock
lake tahoe wedding first look at dock of west shore
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emotional first look and happy
tahoe couples photos on blue lake with LOVE letters behind them
lake tahoe couples photos on the dock of west shore inn
kiss of couple
west shore cafe inn wedding photos of couple with ceremony and green trees
intimate lake tahoe couples photos
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groomsmen arrival on a boat to ceremony on lake tahoe tp west shore cafe
groom and his personal boat on lake tahoe
groom behind tree

bride and her father walking into ceremony of west shore homewood, ca.
breaktaking bride and her family by aspen trees of west shore
ceremony on lake front beach of tahoe
couple praying
west shore cafe lake front lawn ceremony with many guests
grooms reaction
ceremony ending with a kiss
married couple celebrating after ceremony at alter of beach front lawn at west shore wedding venue
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bride fashionable solo portraits at lake tahoe locations
bride and her wedding dress and bouquet portraits
groom and groomsmen photos together
groomsmen messing around with groom for formals
bridesmaids photos at wedding
fun bridesmaids photos in tahoe
bridal party having fun
tahoe fun bridal party photo
lake tahoe sunset photos of wedding couple at west shore cafe
tahoe wedding photographer capturing couple at west shore cafe on boat dock
solo couples photos on private boat of tahoe after wedding ceremony
bride entering boat with groom
creative tahoe wedding couples photos on personal boat after ceremony
epic wedding photo on lake tahoe boat
entrance of bride and groom into evening reception on pier
exiting dining room of west shore
couple mingling with guests on west shore pier
bride and groom speech to guests on the dock pier
west shore pier wedding guests listening to couple toast
wedding couple speaking to guests on dock pier with speedlight on couple
parents giving toast on west shore dock
candid of tahoe couple on tahoe dock together
parents giving toast in front of many tahoe guests
cheers wine glass in the air
wide photo of tahoe wedding guests on dock pier
wedding decor and food details, table colors, green grass
table decor and plate shot
wedding cake with forks
guests flip flops at wedding
colorful glow in the dark glasses at wedding
sunset bride and groom photos on tahoe beach of west shore
romantic tahoe wedding photos on beach
tahoe west shore cafe inn wedding photographer
lake tahoe wedding photographer at west shore cafe
happy couple after marriage vows
beautiful lake tahoe landscape image of sunset and wedding couple on beaach
darker night photo with bride and groom walking along tahoe dock with flash photography
using flash to capture a night image on lake tahoe on the dock of the lake
natural light speech photos on west shore cafe dock with mood lighting
bridesmaid giving speech on tahoe pier
back of west shore during speech on pier with mood lights
mood lighting on dock of west shore tahoe during speeches and toasts
couple toasting in evening
tahoe evening wedding toast on dock with the word "LOVE" on the dock
more couples toasting to best man
mother crying during speech
tainted love band with wedding couple at west shore cafe
bride and groom fun portrait during cake cutting
couple cutting the cake
west shore cake cutting
dancing of groom and mother with blue lights and band
west shore cafe bride and groom dance
groom dancing with bride and his bright colorful glowing glasses
first dance of couple
tainted love band singing 80's music
candid fun dancing of guests at party at west shore tahoe cafe and inn
guests candid photos
fun photos at wedding
more band photos of tainted love at wedding
groom rocking out to tainted love
tainted love rocking all the guests loud and proud during the 80's music
bridesmaids at west shore wedding event
groom and groomsmen partying at wedding
more band photography of tainted love at evening reception party
creative couples photos at night on tahoe with the word LOVE in large letters behind them
kiss at the dock of west shore at night on tahoe beach dock
bridal party with tainted love inside west shore dining room
the whole bridal party in west shore dining room with band and lights

West Shore Cafe is also on the Top Tahoe Wedding Venues list here.


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Four Seasons Resort Lanai Wedding | Maui Elopement Photographer

Four Seasons Resort Lanai Wedding
Maui Wedding & Elopement Photographer Charleton Churchill

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Four Seasons Resort Lanai Wedding Ceremony

One of Hawaii’s most luxurious hotels I’ve ever visited was on the Island of Lanai, called the Four Seasons Resort Lanai. Larry and Rebecca contacted me to plan their destination wedding as an adventure elopement. Their plan was first to have a four seasons resort lanai wedding ceremony. Then soon after, head off adventuring with me around the Island.

When I initially showed up to the Island with the Maui Ferry to Manele Bay, Four Seasons Resort staff was waiting to escort me in their Tesla. When I arrived to the hotel, they showed me the way to my room and took care of me. It’s probably the best customer service I’ve had by any hotel or resort. They went above and beyond. I now know why my couple chose the Four Seasons for their hawaiian elopement and honeymoon.

Led by a local Hawaiian officiant and Ukulele player, the ceremony was beautiful, emotional, and peaceful. The officiant was kind and during our conversation, showed us his iPhone image of Justin Bieber whom he recently ran into on the beach. (image below). Larry and Rebecca signed their marriage license and off we went to explore the Island.

Wedding Adventuring in a 4WD

In order to get around Lanai and drive to the wedding locations I had researched, we needed a 4wd. The couple reserved an off-road Jeep for our adventure. The road we traveled on was quite long and definitely off-road. I had to get out of the jeep a few times to guide the driver (the groom) over some crazy terrain. We were a little nervous and out in the middle of nowhere. It probably ate up more time than we wanted, but when we arrived, we were treated with epic views we wouldn’t take back. Our time was short at the first location, as we had planned sunset photos at another location.

After traveling back uphill in 4wd, we made it to the Lanai beach just in time for sunset photos and were rewarded with beautiful light. We ended the evening with a starry night image, which closed the perfect wedding day at the Lanai Four Seasons Resort.


Lanai Four Seasons Resort Review

I would say to anyone who’s considering a Hawaiian honeymoon or a Hawaii Destination Wedding to definitely consider the Four Seasons Lanai. The customer service and world-class amenities are the best. Additionally, the food, the rooms, the ocean views, and even the Tesla ride, were all beyond my expectations. Any hotel or business should consider how Four Seasons operates. They are a model for excellent service.

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beach front view 4 seasons maui with rings of bride and groom and lei
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grooms watch and initials engraved on shirt
groom getting ready inside four seasons resort lodging room with blue suit and hawaiian tie
mirror photos of groom
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bride getting makeup on in lanai room
four seasons lanai bride putting on dress and shoes, and earrings
bride putting on wrist lei
bride after makeup at four seasons resort wearing Haku fresh flower head lei
four seasons bride solo portraits with fresh haku lei
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groom tearing up at his wife to be
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bride placing lei on top of groom ancient hawaiian tradition
kiss the girl
couple marries at lanai wedding venue
candid photos at maui's top island
guitar player during hawaii ceremony at lanai resort
couple signing marriage license.
justin bieber spotted on the beach of Lanai
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lava beach rock photos with eloping couple
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midday hawaii photography of pacific ocean cliffs
couple adventurously hiking off hawaii destination
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sunset beach wedding photos at four seasons luxury resort
epic hawaii wedding couple at sunset near cliffs of red rocks by photographer charleton churchill
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hawaiian starry night sky with wedding couple


More Information on Lanai, Maui, Hawaii:

Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Elopement Ceremony: Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Dinner: Four Seasons Lanai
Dress: Solace London
Hair & Makeup: Ariana Cabato
Officiant: Pastor Michael (mika’ele) Roland Lopez Sr.
Ukulelel Player: Dale Kapua


Extra information


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