Photo Credit: Kay Kroshus; @kaykroshus
We say happily planning, because you are: you’re resilient, you’re resourceful, and you’re realistic, while at the same time you're still letting yourselves get swept up in the romance and rapture that blissfully accompanies an engagement and wedding on the horizon. This year, with all of its ups and downs, has truly shifted our collective perspective on the ultimate goal of a wedding: to celebrate your love and commit to a newfound forever in the company of your closest confidants, however you choose to do it. So, to all the couples who’ve always wished for an adventurous wedding, to those who once imagined a ‘traditional’ fairytale wedding at a palatial chateau, but now fancy a more modern storybook soiree, or to those who’ve taken this year as a sign to embrace a destination wedding (because #yolo?), meet Chalet View Lodge: a private wedding oasis ensconced in California’s own alpine wonderland of Lost Sierra.
So why Chalet View?
Well, apart from how out-of-control amazing this Northern California mountainous venue is to look at, a wedding here is a welcomed reprieve from the uncertainty this year has spawned. Earlier this summer, Chalet View posted this photo, which in and of itself is stunning, but the caption is what we were even more taken with: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France uttered those words well before the COVID-19 crisis and Chalet View’s conception, but it aptly applies to the situation couples now find themselves in.
Photo Credit: @erinicollee
Getting married nowadays does take action and deliberation, carefulness and consideration, but it should also still be inspired and enchanting - something that takes your breath away. While planning is still very much a part of the picture, with the right pieces and people to place your trust in, you can breathe a little easier and bask in the promise of a most-poetic affair.
At Chalet View Lodge, the proprietors and party planners pride themselves on making sure the occasion that’s been occupying all of your attention is both stress and hassle free. Beyond a picturesque, private, and sublimely-magical location that’s yours for the day or weekend, a wedding here includes complete planning and design services - for every client. Their inclusive wedding package takes care of the essentials and the even-more-exciting extras that any couple needs to have an incredible destination wedding.
The two of you and your crew.
It’s all you need to say ‘I Do’
Let’s be honest, as many times as we’ve said that a wedding should be put on without pressure, as a party that simply pleases you and your partner with or without all of the pomp and circumstance, very rarely does that actually happen. But at Chalet View, it’s an expectation AND a reality - they are one in the same. For a day or two you can escape to the exclusive resort for your nuptials and truly distill yourselves from the frustrations and fatigue of your daily routine, with your favorite people, no less.
Photo Credit: @vildphotography
Voltaire said it best when he described love as “a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination,” but it rings true about Chalet View, too. The mood is naturally rustic and romantic, set among scenic rolling hills, spiring pine trees, and a fishing pond that reflects all of the natural beauty that abounds. The resort blends all of your cherished wedding elements into a weekend that every one of your guests (how many or how little there are) can enjoy.
For you and the ones you can’t do all of this without, the experience is at once cathartic and metamorphic
“Whatever your heart desires in a wedding can be found here as a peaceful retreat in which you can do exactly as much, or precisely as little, as you like. From a rural detox to an indulgent, romantic escape. Here you’ll find an experience to refresh every sense within our welcoming oasis of calm.”
Chalet View Lodge’s in-house wedding planners will be with you every step of the way to inspire, design, create, and help personalize a day that’s all about you, so reach out now for a proposal and to start planning your forest-festive fete.
Follow Chalet View Lodge on IG to see how they do ‘I Dos’ (p.s. there’s no Instagram versus reality here, all the woodland wonder exists IRL)
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