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We just wanted to thank you for a beautiful wedding. You could not have made it any easier and stress free for us. We were so happy with everything. Emerald Bay was just a gorgeous location. Your photography far exceeded our expectations, you really are a good photographer.
Thank You so much!
Frank and Jennifer Culum

Thank You so much!

Frank and Jennifer Culum

Jan 24th 2015

Thank you for making our wedding unforgettable! The pictures came out great and everyone loved them. Thank you so much!

Andrew and Jenny Beverly

Jan 3rd 2015

Dear Joshua,

It has a long time we did not give you some news about the transcription of our wonderful wedding.
We have just received the confirmation that we are now married in France too. We are so happy!
If we could we would have marry another time with you during winter (to get other great pictures ;-))
Everybody here are amazed by your pictures. We still look at them and we usually say : “we would have get married exactly the same way, in the same place, if we have to do it again”.
So thanks again for this romantic venue. And for your kindness.

I will send you some pictures via Facebook!
We wish you a merry Christmas!!!!

Aurélie Chabbert Josse

_DSC0403Dear Josh,Thank you so much for making our special day perfect. Your services were impeccable and I feel like you truly involved us in every step of the planning process. I was worried when we started planning a destination wedding but you made everything easy as pie. Thank you again for being such a big part of our special day! I would highly recommend you and your services to anyone looking to get married in the Lake Tahoe area!Best wishes, Mike and Megan Schrader.


Hi Reverend Joshua – Mark and I want to thank you and Dorie for making our wedding day unique and perfect!  The video is lovely, and the pictures are great!  We love about 90% of the pictures!  yay!  Thank you again for everything!

Hello Josh,

Thank you so much to you, our minister and everyone else that pulled our big day together! It was absolutely beautiful and your service was excellent! We appreciate you so much and will always recommend High Mountain Weddings.
Thanks again!
Lexy and Brock Didericksen
Provo, Utah
August 13th, 2012

Hi Josh!!

I wanted to thank you for the amazing wedding ceremony we had with you at Reagan Beach – it was absolutely magical! :) And the pictures are AMAZING!! Thank you for getting those to us so quickly!

Thanks again,
Marissa Dutton
July 2, 2011


Thought i’d let you know that we were very pleased with our wedding and that the event totally exceeded our expectations. What a day, what a ceremoney. The photograpy was awesome as well. Thanks so much for capturing it all. Definately recommending you guys to all our friends and couples wanting to do the low stress event.

Take care.
Mirko and Alicia, May 2011

Hi Josh. We are back in England and everyday we have been looking over the pictures of our wedding at Emerald Bay, it was just perfect and everything I dreamed of and more. Thank you so much for creating the best memory a girl could wish for, making my vows with the perfect man and backdrop, unforgettable. The whole experience was worth travelling thousands of miles for.
Thank you again
Louise & Steve Spinale xx
London, England


Hiya Joshua,

We got married with you on 10th September at Emerald Bay, I would just like to thank you very much for everything, it was absolutely fantastic, better than I ever imagined & you sure made our dream wedding come true, it was a day we will both never forget! The photos are fantastic, thanks for everything.

Love from Linda & Chris

Josh, I wanted to let you know that our vow renewal was the highlight of the summer. My friends love the pictures. They think that the setting was so beautiful it must be fake.
Thanks for everything! Tara

Dear Josh, Better late than never! I am finally getting around to sending this to you almost a year later! Dustin and I are still talking about how perfect our wedding was and how we wouldn’t have changed a single thing!! It truly was a “no stress” day as you say! Everything was as I expected yet better. The location change ended up being a better choice than we had planned. Our pictures were absolutely fantastic!! I am still carrying them around and showing them off! We had the one I attached enlarged and framed for our reception after returning home, and it is now hanging proudly over our staircase. The flowers were beyond beautiful and better than I described. Our friends and family who joined us, were amazed at how wonderful everything was. One of the couples, who were newly weds, said that if they had known how great a destination wedding was, they would have chosen the same thing!! I rave about your services and prices to everyone. I was so proud of the deal I got with you. I could go on and on, but I will sum it up by saying this… Our expectations for the wedding we had always dreamed of surpassed perfection!Heather and Dustin Rainey, Apex NC

Hi Josh! We just wanted to thank you for a beautiful fairytale wedding! Everything was perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing. The pictures you took are amazing and we will cherish them forever! We were very impressed. Thanks for making our day perfect down to the last detail!!
Karen and Jeff Poplin
Round Rock, Texas

Dear Josh,

Hi. Sorry I have taken so long to thank you for a great day but we have just bought a pub. Which took all my time and we still have not had our reception yet. I would not have dreamed of a better day for our wedding, it was the best and you even got me looking great in the photos. Everyone should get married in Tahoe it is the best. If you are ever down under look us up or better still come and stay.

Nickie King
3Dogs Down Kohatu Hotel
Nelson, New Zealand

Hi Josh, I, like other brides whose testimonials you have posted on your website, am feeling a bit guilty for not sending you this thank you much earlier. Nearly a year has passed since you helped us create a truly unique and unforgettable Tahoe wedding experience. We are so grateful for everything you did to make our day so special. We couldn’t be happier with choosing Emerald Bay for our ceremony location – what a breathtaking backdrop that area provides! The pictures you took are amazing! It is evident you knew exactly where the most picturesque spots were when our “photo shoot” began. My bouquet was stunning! The colors complemented the dresses and tuxes perfectly. Most importantly, I appreciate your willingness to meet my requests. Each and every email I sent you always received a prompt reply, which made my long distance planning process that much easier and stress-free. We knew shortly after our wedding was over that Lake Tahoe will become a vacation spot we will return to many more times over the course of our life together. Our tentative plan is to return for our 5-year anniversary. With that said, maybe we’ll be seeing you again in August 2013!
Beyond grateful, Tahra & Bill Doll West Fargo, ND
Hi Josh,
Matt and I wanted to thank you so much for making our 10 year Anniversary Renewal Ceremony a memorable one! My floral arrangement was a nice beautiful surprise. Our children just loved our pictures which helped bring to reality what they heard on our cell phones while you performed the conference call ceremony at the top of Emerald Bay. What would we do without Verizon Wireless? (Can you hear me now?) :)
Our daughters Jennifer, Melissa and Megan want to also extend their thanks for your patience in trying to bring our family together to witness our special moment.
We wish you much success in your business.
Best Regards, Matt and Fran Summers; Chandler, Arizona

Dear Rev. Josh,Thank you so very much for creating such a gorgeous wedding for us at Emerald Bay, on June 11, 2005. You absolutely made us feel at ease, as EVERYTHING was taken care of ahead of time. This was truly the wedding of my dreams. I had always envisioned getting married above the lake, just as we did. Your services are amazing. You were there on time, you took us on a limo ride with amazing views, you had the champagne ready for us, you had the site reserved, you had wonderful flowers for the bridal party, you had the license ready (Which was a huge stress relief), and the pictures came out just perfect. I can’t believe how quickly you brought them to us after the wedding. We had a great time going through the pictures at the reception. We cannot stress how thankful we are for your help on our wedding day. You really did make it special, not only for us, but for our family and friends as well. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Katharine and Kevin Neal; Los Angeles California

Dear Rev. Josh,Just wanted to say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding perfect. You really give 110%. It was even better than I expected. Pictures cannot describe how beautiful the location was (but everyone ooh’s and aah’s over my pictures and they can’t believe we got married at such an incredible spot). The flowers were beautiful and my bouquet was perfect. I came home and had to call around to find a freeze dryer because I couldn’t let it die. When I tell people everything that came along with the wedding they are shocked – then they say – “well I bet that cost a lot”, so I tell them how much it cost and then they are really shocked! My sister’s mad because she spent more than that on PROOFS alone. But it was perfect and I wouldn’t change anything – so thank you very much.

Melissa and Ray Shepherd; Sacramento, California.

Hello Josh,Thank you so much for your efforts and thoughtfulness in Taniya and Jay’s Wedding last weekend. The event was lovely, fun and is now a cherished memory.

Thanks also for your skills in photography, Josh. The digital photos are excellent. Your ability to catch the special moments and include everyone in the photos is commendable!

Sending you good wishes and gratitude………….Patti (Bride’s mom)

Patti Wade-Wohlin; Portland, Oregon

Dear Josh,

I wanted to thank you again for a perfect wedding. When we were all trooping up to the ceremony site, I remember looking down at the path in the snow and thinking how lucky we were that the trail was there. But I later learned that you were there in advance and created this path for us. I truly appreciate your efforts. The site you brought us to was beyond what I had hoped for…secluded, beautiful, just perfect. Feel free to use me as a positive reference. I’m beyond satisfied. Thank you, again…

Sincerest regards, Lisa and Graeme Cook; Los Angeles, California.

Dear Josh,Thank you so much for all that you did for us to make our wedding day as special and lo-stress as we could imagine. Everything was wonderful!! A letter of recommendation will be forthcoming. We wish you all of the good fortune in the world with your life and with your business.

Michael and Diana Russell; Irving, Texas.

Hi Josh,

Well that sure is a beautiful picture by the stream on your home Page! It’s me Brenda, from the 4th of July Wedding. I just wanted to take this time to thank both of you from the bottom of my heart. All my life I dreamed of an out door wedding and through you my dream came true and stress free as well. Just the atmosphere that you created through out the whole event was perfect. I will be recommending you to anyone and everyone that is planning to get married. I hope that you both have a beautiful summer up there…Wish I was there….it’s Beautiful! Thanks Again!

Brenda Anderson; Sacramento, California

Hi Josh,Marty and I want to thank you for all you did to make our day in Tahoe very special. You surpassed all my expectations, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is thinking of getting married in Tahoe. When you use the internet to make arrangements for your wedding your never sure what your going to get, but when we found your site amongst the others, I knew I had found the right one. You made our day the greatest, you took care of all the little things that others forget or don’t bother to do. You truly took the time to make sure everything was right for us, right down to the flowers, which my wife loved. If anyone is ever hesitant about your service, I would be more then glad to assure them you are sincere in making sure that every little detail is met to ensure their day is truly a happy one. Thank you for making our day. Continued success in your business.

Sincerely, Ted Laroche; Wilmington, Delaware.

Josh,My new husband and I just wanted to thank you so much for truly making our wedding day memorable. We were at first apprehensive about planning a wedding so far away from where we live, but thanks to all your efforts, every facet of your planning exceeded our expectations. We felt spoiled the entire time – from the limo ride before the service until you brought us those spectacular photos at our reception. Your patience and willingness to accommodate our preferences made the entire day run smoothly for everyone involved. After looking at our photos and video footage and hearing all our stories about our wedding day, everyone who couldn’t be there indeed agrees that Tahoe was the perfect choice for our wedding. We couldn’t have done it without you. With many thanks and much appreciation,

Brian and Stacy Jo Healy; Shoreview, Minnesota (Feel free to use our comments in any of your literature. We have nothing but good things to say.)

Dear Josh,I want to take the opportunity to thank you for making our wedding renewal ceremony so very special. We appreciate all your hard work and effort! My bouquet of tropical flowers was stunning. We had a wonderful time on Saturday and will always have fond memories of Emerald Bay and the part you played in making our day so spectacular. Thank you again.

Sandra and Rodel Agpaoa; Kaneohe, Hawaii

Dear Josh,My 09-09-06 wedding was wonderful. We got married at Camp Richardson. The ceremony was beautiful. It was perfect!! The most wonderful time of my life!! Everyone said this was the best trip they’d ever been on and would remember it forever!! High Mountain Weddings did a great job, I was really happy with their service. They also did my photography, and my bouquet. Everything exceeded my expectations. I LOVED my flowers!! They had a lot of nice touches included in their package which pretty much covered everything I needed. It was awesome!! I wanted to just say thank you to everyone. You guys have been so helpful in all this planning that was so overwhelming. I feel lucky to have found you all!! Good Luck to all the future Brides!!!

Sherri Reyes; Palmdale Ca.

Dear Joshua,We want to thank you for all of your help for our wedding. The scheduling was convenient and much easier than we ever imagined. We loved being picked up in the limousine at our cabin, but most impressive was the location you took us to in Emerald Bay. The view was amazing! We felt very comfortable and relaxed through the entire wedding. WITH NO STRESS!! The ceremony was very heartfelt, and it couldn’t have been more romantic. What we really appreciated and what really surprised us, was how private and intimate our wedding was. There weren’t any lines of other wedding parties waiting for their turn, like we’ve seen at many of our friends’ weddings at the casinos. Thanks again for all of your friendly and professional assistance in making our wedding day unique and very special.

Warmest Wishes, Shaheen and David Takeuchi; Tucson, Arizona

Dear Josh,

We wanted to thank you for making this Valentines Day so special for us. Our wedding day could not have turned out more perfect. Emerald Bay was all we could have hope for. We’re glad that you took a chance on the weather to go up there. Everything was perfect, the limo, flowers, photos and having our marriage license ready for us to sign. This was unbelievably stress free. You two had everything done for us. Christie’s bouquet was gorgeous, as were the boutonnieres and flowers you provided for our Moms. We also wanted to let you know that you did a great job on our photos. We couldn’t believe how quickly you brought our album to us. We hadn’t even ordered lunch at the reception when we received it. Both of our families were so impressed with you and so were we. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

Justin and Christie Brubaker; Clawson, Michigan

Dear Josh,Thanks so much for such a great day. You went above and beyond for us. The flowers were beautiful. You were both so flexible. Our pictures were very well done. We were both more than pleased. I will recommend you highly.

Kathy Hornsby-Smith; Reno, Nevada

Dear Josh,

Bill and I would like to extend an enormous, heart-felt Thank You for making our wedding day what we always dreamed it would be! We could not have asked for anything better – The limo ride, the absolutely gorgeous setting, the ceremony, the champagne, – everything was picture perfect. It’s a strenuous venture planning a wedding in your own town and, theoretically, it would be even more stressful to plan a wedding 2,000 miles away, but you made everything so easy. Your friendly and professional demeanor allowed us to trust that everything was under control. We weren’t disappointed!

We would also like to thank you for the spectacular pictures. We took the film and disks to our local developer and have fabulous prints that our friends and family are continuously in awe over. We too think they are fantastic as many of them adorn our house! You provide a service that is beautiful and personalized in a way that truly touching. We would enthusiastically recommend your services to anyone wanting a special service and treatment as we received. Thank you again for making our special day just that special.

Sincerely, Bill & Melissa Hasala, Atlanta, Georgia

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