March 18, 2021

Forest House Lodge Wedding Overlooking the Sierra

A Forest House Lodge wedding is always a spectacular affair. They are known for their immaculate ceremony location at Grand Sierra Point (which is incredible). But they are so much more than that. It is rare that couples and their guests rave more about a venue than Forest House Lodge in Foresthill CA. The lodge itself offers a bridal salon, man cave, game room, banquet room and décor room. One of the reasons our couples cite for choosing Forest House Lodge is the convenience.

A wedding at Forest House Lodge allows for a whole weekend getaway. Family and friends can come for the rehearsal on Friday night. Then they can stay for the wedding on Saturday and again to stay overnight the day of the wedding. This allows family to not worry about driving elsewhere and really let loose. These are just some of the qualities that attracted Malvina and Andrew to Forest House Lodge.

We spent the weeks leading up to the wedding wondering if it would actually happen due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we were delighted when Malvina and Andrew decided to go through with their wedding plans. And Forest House Lodge could not have been any more accommodating. They had a simple yet genius system with wrist bands set up to signify the people that felt comfortable with close contact and those who desired their distance.


Forest House Lodge wedding pictures never disappoint. How could they, with such epic scenery? The bridal suite, man cave and game room make perfect backdrops for getting ready pictures. The ceremony site is just breathtaking and makes for those iconic wedding pictures with the couple overlooking the Sierra mountains. There is no other way to describe it. A forest house lodge wedding is something your friends and family won’t forget. It really brings the wow factor. With all the emotion that a wedding day brings, it couldn’t be more perfect.

As always, we like to bring the story telling into our wedding videos. So, we wanted to feature the story of these two love birds, and at the same time showcase the awesome views and charm that is a Forest House Lodge wedding. We don’t want to give the whole story away. But can you believe that these two first connected when Malvina asked Andrew to lift weights with her!?

This couple really loves athletics and getting out into the outdoors. We even did their engagement shoot earlier in the year in Lake Tahoe, and hiked down into Emerald Bay to get some truly magical shots. Forest House Lodge really fits those who love the outdoors. Couples who want to get married a truly epic setting and then enjoy a reception with their closest friends and family well into the night. We can’t wait until our next wedding at Forest House Lodge!

Wedding dress hanging on tree at Forest House Lodge in Forest Hill, CA.
Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready and doing makeup for her wedding in the bridal suite at forest house lodge.
Bride looking up at dress as she prepares for her wedding in the bridal suite at forest house lodge.
Groom and groomsmen playing poole in the game room at forest house lodge before the wedding.
Groom poses for portraits at forest house lodge in forest hill, ca.
Bridesmaids share a glass of champagne int he bridal suite before their forest house lodge wedding.
Details of wedding day, including the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses hanging over the bed, jewelry and the shoes.
Mother of the bride helping the bride put on her dress.  Mother and daughter embrace for a hug afterward.
Bride poses for some solo wedding pictures at forest house lodge before she leaves for her ceremony.
Bride and groom have a first look in the courtyard at forest house lodge before they depart for their wedding ceremony.
Wedding ceremony location used by forest house lodge brides and grooms, called grand sierra point. It features an alter, guest chairs and overlooks the sierra mountains.
Wedding party and bridesmaids walk down the aisle.
Forest house lodge ceremony location with bride and groom facing each other saying their vows overlooking the sierra mountains.
Bride and groom say their vows with family looking on.
Bride and groom kiss after their wedding ceremony at forest house lodge.
Bride and groom pose for forest house lodge wedding pictures after their ceremony where they embrace for a kiss.
Forest house lodge wedding pictures with bride and groom kissing and the groom dipping his bride.
Bride and groom take a walk together at forest house lodge ceremony site after their wedding.
Bride and groom kiss under the veil close to forest house lodge.
Bride and groom pose for a wedding portrait at grand sierra point.
Bride and groom look into each other's eyes as they are posing for pictures at forest house lodge ceremony location.
Bride and groom attend reception and enjoy their first dance.
Wedding reception at forest house lodge.
Bride and groom feed each other cake.
Bride and her bridesmaids have fun at the bar with sailor hats at forest house lodge during the reception.
Bride and groom take some final wedding pictures at forest house lodge kissing in the window, and sitting in chairs before the end of their wedding day.

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