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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Hands down, Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations on earth, so it goes without saying that a wedding held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino would be a dream in my book! The ultimate destination for both summer and winter weddings, this stunning venue has everything a couple could want for their big day.

During the fall and winter months couples can tie the knot in a lakeside ballroom or outdoors surrounded by fire pits — perfect for roasting s’mores! — all while watching the snowfall in the mountains or in a stunning mountain lodge. And in the spring and summer? Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe’s Cottage Green lawn or private beach are the perfect setting for your big day. Making planning as easy as possible, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers one-stop planning with everything from gorgeous event spaces to the luxe Stillwater Spa and countless activities for guests, including catamaran cruises, kayak tours, world-class skiing and sleigh rides!

I couldn’t imagine a more picture perfect setting. Top it all off with incredible wedding managers to oversee every detail, complimentary accommodations for the newlyweds and the ability to earn up to five free nights for a honeymoon at any Hyatt property worldwide, and my dears, we’ve got a recipe for a winning wedding venue. Head over here to learn more about Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and to get started booking your big day!

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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
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Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

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Rustic Lake Tahoe Summer Wedding

After meeting at a confused restaurant, these lovebirds decided to say their “I do’s” in the beautiful simplicity of the Lake Tahoe woods, with one stellar team of vendors. MAP Events created a rustic wonderland, and Michele Papineau and A Day In May added the perfect dash of elegance. Catherine Hall and Elysium Productions captured it all and with this gallery and film below, my day is officially made.

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From Catherine Hall Studios… As Lizzie and Keith will recall with a laugh, they met in the most unlikely of places: a Nantucket-themed Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. Keith couldn’t help but notice Lizzie – partly because she happened to cut in line in front of him. Soon after, he made an excuse to go over to her table. “Keith had the guts to strike up a conversation with me,” Lizzie says. “Four hours later, we closed the place down and met the next night for a real date.”

A little over two years later, Keith took matters into his own hands once again. During a weekend trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, he slipped away to go on a coffee run. Little did Lizzie know, he was staking out the perfect proposal spot. As they picnicked on the beach later that day, he surprised Lizzie with a cleverly hidden ring, designed by Edmund Weber Jewelers. Happily, Lizzie accepted.

When it came to choosing a venue, one special place soon came to mind: Lizzie’s family estate, nestled in the lush Lake Tahoe setting. “It has become a place where we can get out of the city, and it has become very special to us both,” says Lizzie, a Bay Area native. She and Keith fell in love with the idea of being able to share it with his family, who hail from Massachusetts.

With the rich, natural beauty of Lake Tahoe as their backdrop, inspiration quickly took off. Working with Melissa Panico of MAP Events and Tracy Radeff from Radeff Design Studio, a beautiful, rustic setting was created for the sunny outdoor wedding. White flowers stood bright against a palette of forest greens and deep browns. Tall trees were adorned with string lights, and verdant, leafy garlands were hung along doorways and beneath the canopy tent.

The two coupled the rustic scene with timeless looks. Keith donned a J. Crew suit and a Shinola watch, and Lizzie wore a stunning Vera Wang gown. Her bridesmaids wore soft creams, plus Ippolita teardrop earrings gifted by Lizzie to match her own pair.

Lizzie and Keith also infused the day with personal touches. The couple made sure to have an oyster bar – one of Keith’s favorite foods. For a hint of funkiness, they chose Aretha Franklin’s “Baby, I Love You” for their first dance. For favors, guests left on a sweet note: miniature mason jars, filled with M&Ms personalized with the bride and groom’s initials and their wedding date. The thing that made their day even sweeter? Sharing their wedding day with the mother of the groom’s birthday, and surprising her with a birthday cake and song.

To brides-to-be, Lizzie shared a thoughtful piece of advice: “I realized what was really important on my wedding day,” she says. “It wasn’t what my hair looked like, what flowers were on what tables, or what drinks were served when. It was about making the commitment to Keith, and getting to marry the most wonderful man.”

Photography: Catherine Hall Studios | Cinematography : Elysium Productions | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Catering: D'Lish Catering | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Calligraphy: Michele Papineau Calligraphy | Lighting: Zephyr Tents | Grooms Attire: J.Crew | Transportation: Reno Tahoe Limousine | Transportation: Bell Limo | Transportation: Tahoe Sierra Transportation | AV: Crux Events | Bride's Jewlery & Accessories: Ippolita | Cake Designer & Desserts : Real Food Tahoe | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bull Residence | Designer For Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands : Edmund Weber Jewelers | Event Design & Florist: Radeff Design Studios | Event Design & Planning: MAP Events | Groom's Accessories: Shinola Watch | Invitations & Wedding Paper Goods : A Day In May Design | Linen: La Tavola | Photobooth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Reception Music: Entourage, De Bois Entertainment | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Shoe Designer For Groom: Banana Republic

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Stylish Lake Tahoe Summer Wedding

I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, but after only five minutes with this wedding it was inching towards the top of my must-visit list. Filled with picturesque views and toes in the sand, it’s the prettiest backdrop a couple could ask for, made EVEN better by Felicia Events. See every style-filled moment in the full gallery from Melina Wallisch.

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From Melina Wallisch Photography This wedding was destined for beauty from the start, with the bride being Chrissy of Chrissy Lynn Photography. She runs a flourishing lifestyle and editorial commercial photography studio located in San Francisco, CA. Chrissy is a beyond gifted and talented fashion photographer, and her keen sense of styling and eye for style with an editorial flair shined throughout her wedding.

Working with the amazing Felicia Events, her dream wedding became a reality. Birch trees draped in sheer chiffon adorned the ceremony boundries for a more intimate feel. Katie of Thran’s flowers provided some of the most gorgeous floral creations ever to be seen. A garden beach setting with touches of brilliance (shoe valet!) and meaning (Chrissy’s mom’s veil incorporated into the handcrafted chuppah) throughout. I feel so incredibly honored and downright giddy to share this magical gem of a wedding with you!

Photography: Melina Wallisch Photography | Floral Design: Thran's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Catering: Hyatt Regency Incline Village | DJ: Morse Code | Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa And Casino | Custom Invitation Packaging Designer: Treemarie, LLC | Decor Items: Red Carpet Event And Design | Event Planning & Design: Felicia Events | Linens: La Tavola | Location: Hyatt Regency Incline Village | Paper Goods: Designed By Bride | Photo Booth: Designed By Bride | Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals | Sound And Lighting: Crux Events

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Mountain View Lake Tahoe Wedding

When Lake Tahoe serves as your backdrop, you can pretty much guarantee that your nuptials will be gorgeous. Awe-inspiring views coupled with the floral and event design of EUCCA Floral makes this homey affair memorable beyond compare. And with Onelove Photography on the guest list, you can bet that every image captured of this artistic duo is stunning.

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From The Bride…We chose a family home for our wedding and it was intimate, romantic, and had a killer mountain/valley view. We have backgrounds in art and flowers and wanted to infuse that into our decor. Woodland Watercolor best describes our wedding style. Before the wedding, we had help from bridesmaids and friends to create hand dyed napkins & table runners. My ladies even helped to create lots of little geometric shapes for a modern accent to the decor.

As a floral designer, flowers were very important! I opted to keep things low and lush which showed off the beautiful spring blooms and the setting. I put together the floral arrangements and bouquets with help from some of my closest friends and bridesmaids. Then there was our ceremony! I had my heart set on a reclaimed wood wall backdrop. This was the groom’s project! After finding reclaimed wood at local shops, Tyler and his groomsmen Chris set to work on building. Our cousins jumped in to help paint- it truly was a family affair!

We used garden roses, peonies, tulips, delphinium, and loads of spring blooms. I scoured the grounds and foraged for specialty foliage, lilacs, and hellebores. I had the bridesmaids select unique dresses they liked within our color palette. That way, they would all feel comfortable and beautiful. They looked great! Each bridesmaid carried a unique bouquet to compliment their dress.

The groomsmen wore a more casual look with vests, colored shirts, pants, and dark camel colored accessories. Our boutonnieres had a playful and romantic look with petite garden roses and gold painted animals. I wore an ivory silk Tadashi Shoji dress and carried a bouquet of juliet garden roses with delphinium, spring blooms, and foliage.

The hutch that served as our dessert station was made by a local wood-worker from 100+ year old cabin and barn wood. Tyler has a love for history and sweets, so this was a perfect way to display the goods! We wanted our wedding to be intimate- to reflect both of our styles, and to involve our closest friends and family. We ended up with a comfortably small guest count which promoted lots of quality time and laughter.

At the end of our ceremony we performed a ‘hand fasting.’ It is an old traditional wedding ceremony where your family and friends fasten ribbons around the hands of the betrothed. Our guests formed a circle which we walked around- this enabled us to spend a moment with each person- we really felt the love! The hand fasting ceremony was beautiful and special. We had the chance to touch everyone at the start which made the whole day feel personal and intimate.

Our first look was so sweet and romantic! I literally buried my head in my bouquet from shyness. Pinning my groom with his boutonniere was also special. I pin lots of boutonnieres, but this one will always be my favorite. We loved having our dog, Zeus, there to celebrate. He’s a special little guy with loads of personality. I know we’ll love the photos of him on that day forever.

Having our family and friends there and so willing to help will always touch us. I will cherish the memory of my junior bridesmaids stopping by for hugs and running off to dance with bouquets. Our photo booth was a great tool- everyone stopped in for photos with silly props. Be inspired! Don’t be afraid to reach for big ideas. Any idea, big or small, can be translated into something special. Pick a few things that excite and reflect you- whether it be animals, travel, impressionist art, color, or food. Bounce those small, obscure ideas around and a concrete look will start to form. Talk it out- talk to a coordinator or designer. Involve friends and family when you can. Let people know how you want things to look and feel. They may think of something new and amazing that brings your vision to life. Ask for help. DIY projects, sourcing, referrals. All of these can be made easier by the efforts of professionals and friends.

Have fun! Weddings are stressful, but remember what it’s about. After all the build up and planning, let go and know that your day is going to be exactly as it should be. Beautiful and probably imperfect. You’re going to remember the important details- the look in his eyes when he saw you, those annoying nervous giggles, speeches that surprise you (in a good way), your little cousin initiating a dance off. Take part, be present, and enjoy. What’s perfect anyway?!

Photography: Onelove Photography | Event Designer: EUCCA Floral | Florals: EUCCA Floral | Cake: Roundabout Catering | Stationary: Minted | Lighting: Tahoe Entertainer | DJ: Last Resort DJ | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Lake Tahoe | Dress Designer: Tadashi Shoji | Rentals: Tahoe Entertainer

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