When most people think of Lake Tahoe weddings, images of a bride and groom next to the dazzling blue lake come to mind but there is another love affair some have with this natural beauty – its woodland forests!
New Yorkers Sarah and Tom were enchanted with the towering pines and mystical forest setting of this private estate. The feel and natural aesthetic was exactly what they had in mind for their ideal wedding venue. On their wedding day, their 100 guests were treated to their whimsical forest wedding complete with a beautiful view of the lake too.
We designed the outdoor reception with details such as twinkling string lights, rows of dark wood farm tables contrasted by light wood chairs and fun decorated chalk boards to complement the natural forest landscape. Touches of lavender, rose and sky blue softened and romanticized the wedding day.
Junebug Weddings skipped at the chance to feature this Tahoe wedding in all its woodland wonder and we think it will add that little extra pop to your day too!
This light hearted and mood lifting wedding is the perfect pick-me-up during all these short winter days filled with dark, gloomy skies. We have previously given a glimpse to this charming wedding with a video peek but have been saving this gem of a wedding to roll out when we needed a little reminder of those glorious sunny summer days.
This wedding is sure to put a smile on your face and a hop in your step with its gleaming color palette of white, pewter silver and fresh green. The splashes of magenta modernize a traditional look and the outcome was breathtakingly sophisticated and tailored!
Last June Sarah and Ryan exchanged vows in a church ceremony and then treated their guests to a breathtaking Lake Tahoe view at a private estate for the following festivities. Personalized touches were woven through out from the stick rock candy at the coffee bar to the individualized hand tied flip-flops to the color coordinated pashminas for the guests to, last but not least, the wildly popular and colossal photo board of the couple’s childhood years.
This slideshow is sure to cure any wintertime blues!
Claire and Cole met each other, of all places, in the Reno International Airport. Walking past him, Claire gave him a double look, and not for the obvious reasons, but because of Cole’s certain man accessory. What was the accessory you ask? A fanny pack. A few jokes and banter led to seats together on the plane…
This past August they said their “I Do’s” above the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Claire’s color palette was ivories, creams, champagnes and touches of black. Her inspiration for the day was her beautiful Enzoani wedding dress which has a glamourous vintage feel to it with the rouched bodice accented with gorgeous beaded floral rosettes.
She complimented her gown’s style by adding a bronze sash with beaded floral rosettes to her bridesmaids’ black dresses. Cole and his groomsmen sported black suits with the retro addition of black Converse’s on their feet. xxxx
Elements of black lace, black and champagne feathers, antique pearls and sparkling beading were woven throughout the ceremony and the reception. Ivory and champagne feathers graced the black vintage ceremony urns and within Claire’s bridal bouquet. The black feathers also added a striking contrast within the bridesmaids’ bouquets. Black petals carved a “W” in the ivory petal carpeted aisle and the adorable flower girl carried a black basket.
Champagne linen with black lace toppers dressed the cocktail tables, centerpiece vases wore cream lace and black ribbon while black sequined pillows sparkled on the white couches in the lounge area. The center of their super cute dessert buffet was a simple and stunning double tiered wedding cake accessorized with lace and pearl-beaded floral rosettes.
Claire wanted all her guests to sigh and say, “That was so Claire!” at the end of the day and I think we succeeded! In tribute to their fateful first meeting, everyone departed their reception each with their own ‘man bag’ fanny pack! xxxx
Ginger and Brannan had just a few butterflies on their wedding day but definitely not of the stomach kind! These two knew at ‘first paper-shredder’ that they had something special, strong and lasting between them. Fast forward to their glorious 2010 Lake Tahoe private estate wedding with amazing views of not only the crystal blue Lake but the Sierras surrounding it.
Ginger wore a stunning lace Amy Kuschel gown and she selected a chocolate brown Coren Moore bridesmaid dress to compliment this. We summerized the look by adding splashes of light/dark pinks, purples and tangerine orange throughout the reception – in the bouquets, centerpieces, menus, paper lanterns and the scrumptious dessert tower. The Monterey blue sash of the brown dress was also mimicked on ribbons wrapping the floral vases. Whimsical touches of butterflies alighted on top floral and food arrangements while cute floral stamps accented the paper decor everywhere. These colorful accents added to the festive mood of their wedding day!
As the wooden sign says that Ginger & Brannan displayed at their reception – “Love Much, Laugh Often, Live Well”… and so it was on their beautiful wedding day. We know it will be well beyond too!