STUNNING STYLISH TAHOE MICRO WEDDING
Natalie and Clay looked forward to their stunning Lake Tahoe micro wedding. When the day arrived, the emotion and joy was more than any of us expected! This gorgeous Tahoe micro wedding by Merrily Wed is featured on Carats & Cake.
The celebration was a day where everyone could enjoy each other’s company, laugh, smile and love. The wedding pros practiced social distancing and wore masks. The caterer provided contactless delivery of the wedding cake and dinner.
This Tahoe backyard forest wedding had romantic and beautiful detailed personal touches. Natalie’s gorgeous diamond headband complimented her stunning Rue de Seine lace wedding gown. Clay wore a stylish Indochino suit with a turquoise southwestern bolo. The couples’ cutest dog, Yoshi, wore a matching bolo too.
Natalie’s brother married them in an intimate ceremony. An oversized circular arch overflowing with blonde pampas grass and roses with soft rust, pink, peach, ivory and melon tones stood behind them. A cello and guitar duo played music that drifted through the tall pine trees.
The ceremony included family traditions like the lighting of the unity candle and a Filipino tradition. This tradition honored Natalie’s heritage with a lace shawl and cord. They exchanged personalized vows with 8 family in attendance, a real Tahoe Micro Wedding.
Their micro wedding day was packed with stunning details. Details ranged from southwestern turquoise bolos to the red patterned carpet aisle to rustic lighted lanterns. A gorgeous floral arch with blonde pampas grass and roses to the bridal bouquet and flower arrangements. The flowers all selected in white, neutral and peach tones.
The stunning dining floral arrangements towered over the tall black taper candles. The place settings contrasted the florals – set with black china plates for a more dramatic and mysterious feel.
Place settings included natural hemstitched ivory napkins and earthy circular chargers. Gold highlights included candlestick holders, gold rimmed glassware and flatware from Natalie’s grandmother’s collection.
Their ombre wedding cake ranged from rust to peach to ivory. Topped with fresh blueberries & blackberries, their cake matched the romantic, mysterious feel of the reception.
We hope this beautiful Tahoe micro wedding inspires engaged couples. A micro wedding does not mean less of anything – joy, stunning beauty, gorgeousness, delicious details, unforgettable moments – other than the number of people in attendance.
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Yours in Celebration,
Merrily Rocco of
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Wedding Planning Tips and COVID – Getting Hitched Without a Hitch
If someone had told us a year ago that custom face masks and color coordinated hand sanitizers would be a critical wedding planning tip and trend, we probably would have laughed! Hopefully we will soon look at these wedding planning tips and trends with COVID in the rearview mirror and with good riddance! But for now, we need to think about social distancing and safety for all in attendance.
We have approached the planning of our events and weddings in a whole new way. We are meeting this challenge by pivoting to small intimate micro weddings and events with open layouts. While we look forward to returning to larger events in the future, we are using innovative ways to plan and design gorgeous celebrations in Lake Tahoe and other destination weddings. These ideas not only keep the wedding design stylish but keep guests safely 6 feet apart while enjoying the festivities.
Catering Magazine’s current issue takes a look at “Getting Hitched Without A Hitch” during the time of COVID. We shared with them our favorite social distancing planning tips. The highlights can be read in their beautiful feature. For a complete rundown of our professional advice, it is right here so keep reading!
Social Distancing at Weddings
Ceremony – Create a modern layout for your ceremony instead of only spreading out the chairs 6 feet apart. Consider grouping your guests’ chairs into little pods of known cohorts. These clusters can have 3-4 chairs, or even a bench or couch mixed in with the layout, that are spaced out appropriately.
Reception – Everyone is familiar with the vinyl markers on the floor telling us where to stand. This is a design opportunity to seize! Consider selecting a color in your wedding palette for the marker. Don’t stop with just an “X”, maybe you have a custom monogram or wedding motif or fun message to mark the spot.
Dining Tables – You can keep the same cohort strategy used during the ceremony with your dining tables. These groups share a table at dinner by varying the table sizes (set for 2, 4 or 6….) to accommodate each household. We are also implementing additional dining tables and seating options set back in case a guest would like extra comfort.
Dance Floor – If your venue or reception space will allow for multiple dance floors, you may consider having 2-3 dancing areas to spread your guests out. Be sure to have extra speakers and sub-woofers to keep the music experience close.
Bar – Another way to avoid a gathering at the bar (a huge temptation!) is to incorporate the bottle service concept found in clubs. Catering staff can set an extra bottle of wine or a carafe of your signature drink on the table. Your guests can dance away right there. This layout option would have the dining tables around the dance floor(s).
This modern challenge is one we will gladly meet to ensure the safety and fun for all guests at our weddings. You too can take some of these innovative precautions to socially distance at your wedding or event. When everyone feels happy, safe and comfortable – it is a beautiful way they will remember your special day!
Yours in Celebration,
Merrily Rocco of