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Forest House Lodge, Foresthill Wedding, Shannon & Davis

Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Meet Shannon and Davis Blomquist

Braden and I were lucky enough to have first met Shannon and Davis last year and even luckier to have been chosen (by the beautiful bride and groom themselves) to photograph their rustic Foresthill California wedding. 

When we first embarked on this journey with them, their wedding day seemed so far away...

We first met them at a little at Starbucks in Roseville and I knew right away, that they were exactly who I wanted to photograph! 

Every once in a while, for reasons that you may never be able to explain, you will be lucky enough to have a person brought into your life that you know, beyond any reasonable doubt, was meant to be there!

A short time later we decided on the perfect location for an engagement session! 

Empire Mine in Grass Valley! 

Empire Mine is an equally incredibly amazing place to photograph a wedding or an engagement. This venue is one of if the most incredible, affordable and beautiful venues in Northern California.

Davis was great, Shannon might have been a little nervous, we walked and talked and photographed... and had whole bunch of laughs. 

Meet the Bridal Party:


MOH: Christy Gelardi,

Jessica Nunez, Raj Singh, Alexis Bobo 

Caitlyn Hardisty, Shannon Hardisty, Elizabeth La Grassa, Nicole Harrington 

Jennifer Reeves, Haley Baldwin 


Best Man: Derek Blomquist 

Matt Veneman, Jacob Keys, Beau Hotchkiss, Ryan Lingle, Mario Najera, Kyle Phalen 

Shannon and Davis decided on the incredible Forest House Lodge in Foresthill California as the venue and reception site for their rustic summer wedding.

The Forest House Lodge is one of the most desired venues in all of Northern California, and for good reason! 

The ceremony took place at the Forest House Lodge ceremony site, nestled among the pines, with breathtaking views overlooking the American River Canyon, in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Foresthill California. Amazing!! 

The Forest House also has this perfect bridal “salon” where Shannon and her bridesmaids got ready. This place is fabulous you have to see it to believe it!

Before the wedding, I reminded them to relax on their wedding day... to spend the last few days stressing and worrying and planning... But when the wedding day comes, relax.

It is the one thing I see most consistently, Brides and grooms worry so much about making everything perfect and trying to make everyone else happy, that they forget to stop and just enjoy their wedding day.

I wish that all the days ahead be as happy as this day with many more reasons to celebrate a lifetime of happiness and love.

Forest House Lodge’s in-house cake-decorating studio, Cakes by Monica, offers an array of custom-designed wedding cakes for your reception. 

The Forest House also features a top chef on call featuring fabulous plated, family style or even buffet style meal. It was delicious! 

We can’t say enough about the staff  either. They were helpful, attentive and great to work with. 

The attention to detail is probably what stands out the most. Ever aspect of the day has been planned and perfectly prepared. Even the individual rooms and restrooms have been stocked full of every amenity you might need. From mouthwash to Q-tips and everything in between. The Forest House Lodge has definitely earned its place as one of Northern California’s most desired wedding destinations! 

To kick of the evening celebration the Blomquists and the bridal party planned the most entertaining entrance we have ever seen! DJ Bobby of DYNAMIKsoundz DJ and Lighting did an outstanding job as usual. 

Everyone was laughing and cheering! 

These two stole our hearts and we feel so incredibly honored to have not only spent the day with them but to watch their love grow, and to build a friendship along the way. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. This... is why we do what we do!

This look says it all!

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Here is a link to their gallery:

We would love for you to come check out this little slide show:


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