Sunday, October 3, 2010

Steven and Heather

October 2nd was a joyous and momentous day for Steven Kuntz and Heather Hargis. My nephew Steven got hitched to Heather at the Tennenbaum Event Center outside of Reno. It was a beautiful affair.

Since the wedding was at 4 p.m., I had plenty of time to drive up to Reno. I took the long scenic way via Lake Tahoe and Hope Valley. The Bee reported peak fall colors in Hope Valley so I drove over the mountain to check out the colorful fall foliage and continued on to Reno on some beautiful back country roads along the eastern flank of the Sierra.

The day turned out to be a double bonus day - a stunning drive topped off by a wonderful wedding.

Here are pics from the terrific day.

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I took South Upper Truckee Road over the summit and caught some foilage just beginning to turn (above and below)

Over Luther Pass to Hope Valley and the aspens were ablaze. The following pics were taken near Sorensen's Resort on Hwy 88.

A couple loaded cyclists taking a break at Woodford's Store

View of Minden Valley

I continued toward Genoa and Carson City via Emigrant Trail and Foothill Road

Statue of Snowshoe Thompson, a mail carrier in the mid-1800's

I stopped off in Genoa to visit the Mormon Station State Historic Park

Artifacts at State Park

Replica of Mormon Station in beautiful park-like setting

Genoa Courthouse Museum

Main Street Genoa

Gathering thunderheads over Sierra range

Water skier at Sand Cove

Driving along the east shore of Lake Tahoe

Big rocks at scenic overlook

Storm clouds over North Shore

Mt. Rose, just up the road from the Tennenbaum Event Center, where the wedding took place

View of Reno from Mt. Rose Highway

Steven with grandmother - Mrs. Kuntz

Let the wedding begin!

A new addition to Jens and Sara - little Owen, my little grand nephew

Maria (Steven's mother) with grand-daughter Emma . . . what a cutie!

Steven's uncle Dwayne and aunt Melina

The bridesmaids and Heather at the alter

Family and friends getting organized for photos

The bride and groom with proud parents - Terry and Maria Kuntz and Bonnie and Kevin Hargis

The wedding party

The first dance

Heather making the rounds with friends

Steven getting the big congrates from Uncle Dwayne

The Gary Kuntz family form Oregon - Terry's brother

David, the best man and childhood friend, roasting and toasting the bride and groom. David's dead-pan delivery was hilarious!

To Steven and Heather . . . Here's to a long and happy marriage!

I send best wishes and much love from Aunt Patti

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Aww..The first thing I thought of was..How did Geno feel going to a wedding..I am sure Patti was in your thoughts.
very nice post Geno.