AUGUST 5, 2022

Three O'clock in the Afternoon
West Shore Cafe & Inn
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141

-Black tie optional-


Immediately following the ceremony
West Shore Cafe & Inn


Ten O'clock in the Evening - Midnight
West Shore Cafe & Inn


AUGUST 4, 2022

Seven Thirty -Ten O' Clock in the Evening
Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
1850 West Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Cocktail Attire
All are welcome!


AUGUST 6, 2022

Twelve Thirty in the Afternoon - Four Thirty in the Afternoon
Sugar Pine Point Beach
All are welcome - kids, friends, family members!

We will have stand up paddle boards, kayaks, chairs and umbrellas
Please bring a swim suit, snacks, drinks, towel, and sunscreen
Parking is $10


We highly encourage guests to stay between Tahoe City and Homewood and have included our recommendations below. For larger groups, there are plenty of Airbnbs and vacation rentals in the area. If you need any guidance, we'd be happy to help!


Cedar Crest Cottages
2 min from venue
Offers villas and 1-3 bedroom options / starting at $290 per night
530-412-9222 /

6 min from venue
Offers 23 guest rooms and suites / $199 - $499 per night
530-583-7200 /

10 min from venue
Offers standard rooms, studios, suites, townhomes and 7 & 8 bedroom homes / $160 - $500 per night
530-583-4242 /

Tahoma Meadows Cottages
2 min from venue
Bed & Breakfast that offers cottages and rental homes, pet friendly / $130 - $470 per night
530-525-1553 /

The Cottage Inn
6 min from venue
Offers villas
530-581-4073 /

Tahoe Tavern Properties
10 min from venue
Lake front townhomes and forest view cabins with numerous amenities (pool, tennis courts, pier, volleyball court, beach) / Call for pricing
530.584.3444 /

Basecamp Hotel
10 min from venue
Offers standard rooms / $129 - $372 per night
530-580-8430 /


First Accommodations
Property management company that rents numerous homes along the West Shore
530-546-5547 / / Trent Blevins /

Search for properties located between Tahoe City and Homewood on the map
Let us know if you'd like us to help you find a spot, or if you have questions about a certain location!



Breakfast & Brunch
Fire Sign Cafe - best brekkie on the lake, grab a coffee next door while you wait, 1785 West Lake Blvd
Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet - coffee, breakfast sammies, pastries, and to-go items, 625 West Lake Blvd

Lunch & Dinner
Spoon Restaurant - family owned, incredible seasonal food, BYOB, dine-in or takeout, 1785 West Lake Blvd #5
Sunnyside - lakefront restaurant, beautiful views and lively outdoor bar, 1850 West Lake Blvd
The Bridgetender - burgers and beer on a river front patio, 65 West Lake Blvd
Za's Lakefront - casual, lakefront spot, pizza & Italian food, some of the best views of the lake, 120 Grove St
Gar Woods - lively lakefront restaurant known for their famous Wet Woody cocktails, 5000 N Lake Blvd
Pioneer Cocktail Club - great cocktails and wood fired pizzas, 521 N Lake Blvd

Wolfdales - Asian, European fusion, 640 N. Lake Blvd
Christy Hill - American with Mediterranean influences, panoramic views of the lake, 115 Grove St.
River Grill - Riverside spot, bi-level patio with live music, seasonal American and seafood, 55 West Lake Blvd


Hike Eagle Lake trail
Hike at Emerald Bay State Park
Hike at DL Bliss State Park
Jet ski lessons and boat rentals - SWA Water Sports
Paddle board and kayak rentals - West Shore Sports
Sand Harbor Beach - prettiest beach in Tahoe
Chambers Landing Beach - beautiful beach connected to a lively bar on the pier (get the punch)
Palisades - mountain resort and host of the 1960 winter Olympics, hike / bike/ aerial tram in the summer
Golf at Edgewood Tahoe


We met in the fall of 2018 the old fashioned way - a dating app! Leading up to our first date a few texts were exchanged, primarily about fast food preferences and a mutual love of Big Macs and In-N-Out. The first of many good signs.

JP (with the help of a few trusted friends) planned a lovely date at a restaurant in Lauren's neighborhood in San Francisco. When the waiter asked if we wanted dessert, without hesitation JP ordered something chocolate and Lauren ordered a second bottle of wine. Very little has changed since then.

After only a month of dating, JP headed back to Ireland for work and wasn't sure when he'd return to San Francisco. They spent the next few weeks FaceTiming and texting, until one night JP asked Lauren if she would meet him in Ireland for New Years Eve. The very next day flights were booked, and after only 4 dates Lauren had committed to traveling around the world to spend 10 days in the back-arse of nowhere Ireland with a random guy with a big eyebrow (Lauren has since made it her personal goal to make sure JP's eyebrows are no longer connected).

Despite a few hiccups on the trip, including a malfunctioning hair-straightener, transporting local farmers and overconsuming hot whiskeys, we found our way.


On a beautiful Sunday in April, we headed to Pier 39 in San Francisco for a day of sailing on the bay with a couple good friends (shout out Mark Leonard). We'd had this on the books for weeks and were thrilled to finally spend time with friends after a long year of Covid. As we waited on the pier for the boat to arrive, our friends texted to let us know they were dealing with a pet emergency and wouldn't be able to join. Lauren was particularly bummed and took it upon herself to let the captain know they wouldn't be joining.

We boarded the boat and much to Lauren's surprise, there was only one other couple aboard. She quickly texted her mom "Can you believe it? We have the whole boat to ourselves! No one else showed up!" Once we were out to sea, despite very choppy water, JP dropped to a knee and proposed against a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge. The "other couple" aboard morphed into photographers and the boat's captain began popping champagne. We spent the rest of the afternoon sailing around the Bay and finished with dinner on the water...and a few gins in a dive bar.


What should I wear?

Black tie optional - we're gonna class it up

Can I bring my kids?

We love kids, but the wedding is adult only. Thanks for understanding.

- If you're traveling from out of the country with children, please let us know! -

How the heck do I get to Lake Tahoe?

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) - 1 hr from venue
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) - 2 hr from venue
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 3.5 - 4 hr from venue
Oakland International Airport (OAK) - 3.5 hr from venue

- For international travelers, SFO and OAK are your best options -

We promise it's worth the travel :)

Hungover river rafting? Have you two lost your minds?

We call the river the Truckee Trickle, and for good reason. This is a VERY leisurely float (no rapids involved). Plan to bring plenty of drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. The float should take ~3 hrs. Everyone is invited, but there's absolutely no pressure to join. If this doesn't sound like your thing, you can meet us for a casual bite at River Ranch post float.

- Details on how to purchase tickets will be provided in a few months -
- Kids are more than welcome -

What time should I arrive to the ceremony? - asked absolutely no one

2:45pm - begged Lauren

I plan on drinking 45 gin and tonics, is transportation available?

Yes! There will be a bus service providing rides to and from the wedding.

-Details to follow -


The Wedding - Friday, August 5th

Welcome Drinks - Thursday, August 4th

Lazy River Float - Saturday, August 6th

RSVP for Second Guest

If you're taking provided transportation to the wedding, where will you be staying?

Can't keep me off the dance floor when I hear this song...

Friends and family,

We are so touched by all of those traveling near and far to celebrate with us. Your presence at our wedding is gift enough, but if you do wish to make a gesture, contributions toward our first home together are incredibly appreciated.

For those looking for other ideas, here are a few things we've had our eyes on.

Love always,
JP & Lauren