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Classic Lake Tahoe Wedding

By now, I think it’s pretty well known that waterfront weddings are my jam. And when they’re made with love from a handful of seriously talented vendors? They soar even higher in my book. Enter this classic with a touch of modern Lake Tahoe wedding. Merrily Wed made sure every detail was in it’s perfect place, while Jonathan Young snapped it all up for safe keeping. You can find it all here in the gorgeous gallery!

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Romantic

From Merrily Wed… Emily and Joe’s wedding was a modern classic. They exchanged their vows, sipped signature drinks, dined under twinkling market lights and danced on a custom white dance floor with beautiful crystal chandeliers overhead – all lakeside!

The thrills began with Joe making a grand entrance on a classic woody boat with nothing less than formal tux attire for the groomsmen, junior groomsmen and for him. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in long chiffon light gray Amsale dresses while Emily herself wore a stunning Vera Wang gown.

Her adorable 4 flower girls can’t go without a mention either – babies breath hair wreaths with dove grey ribbon completed their ensemble and one dashing little ring bearer completed the beautiful wedding party.

White, silver and black was the predominant wedding color palette with sophisticated detail evident throughout the ceremony and reception. All white luscious florals, white linen, white leather lounge, white wedding cake – wedding white was never seen better!

A custom monogram on the entry wreathes, dining napkins, goodie bags, lounge pillows, matchboxes… Grey escort cards with white font along with silver julep cups, platinum beaded glass charger all subtly added the touch of grey & silver.

Photography: Jonathan Young | Floral Design: Blooms By Martha Andrews | Invitations: Paper Moon | Ceremony Venue: West Shore Cafe | Reception Venue: West Shore Cafe | Make-Up: Jackie Trombley | Hair: Roxy Gamboa | Cake : El Dorado Casino Bakery | Dessert: Homage Bakery | Getting Ready Lace Robe: Girl With A Serious Dream | Linen: La Tavola | Maps: Laura Hooper | Music: We Ain't Saints | Rentals: Celebration Party Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Design And Planning: Merrily Wed

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Romantic Mountain Wedding at Resort At Squaw Creek

When you think mountain wedding, your mind might immediately go to a more rustic fête, but that will forever change when you take a peek at this pretty party below. Planned to perfection by A Savvy Event, this wedding is filled to the brim with steal-worthy gorgeous you’ll want to drool over all day long. And thanks to Allyson Wiley‘s gorgeous images, you can do just that right here.

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Fall
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ResortTent
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Elegant

From A Savvy EventSet against the sprawling pine tree backdrop that Lake Tahoe has to offer, Season and Ben were wed on a perfectly clear September day at the Resort at Squaw Creek. Throughout the event, combinations of timeless, blush colored elegant flowers were accented with the unexpected pops of coral and gold.

Guests were welcomed to the outdoor reception by custom designed gold signs which were hung from the back of gold chiavari chairs that had been draped with eucalyptus garland. Once time for the cocktail hour, guests relaxed in a beautiful outdoor lounge area that had been decked out with lux linen, custom accent pillows and flowers.

The reception took place in a clear enclosed tent, which allowed them to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings from the indoor. The space was lit by a large crystal chandelier, which set the perfect glow for dinner. Tables were decorated with impeccable details like soft pink and white flowers, mercury glass candles, white and gold bone china, coral pink linens, and custom designed watercolor poppy menus.

Photography: Allyson Wiley Photography | Event Planning: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Art In Bloom | Wedding Cake: Angela O'Rourke Wedding Cakes And Specialty Desserts | Calligraphy: Forever Heyday | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | Officiant: I Do Wedding Ceremony | Hair & Make Up: Hello Glam | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Stationary: Forever Heyday | Wedding Venue: Resort At Squaw Creek

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Lake Tahoe Wedding from Chelsea Nicole Photography

I’ve been waiting for this day. Very impatiently. You will, without a doubt, remember this couple (and their dog) from their sailboat engagement session last year. Like I said, I’ve been impatiently waiting for their big day to arrive, and it’s finally here. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when Chelsea Nicole Photography sent over the images from their wedding, and let me just tell you. It’s good. As good as I was hoping, and then some. A whole gallery of good.

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Summer
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Beach
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Casual

From the planner … When Amber and Derik first began their planning, they searched everywhere for a venue, from Mexico to San Diego to Hawaii, before the perfect place finally hit them: Lake Tahoe; a place that’s very special to both them and their families. It’s
not only where they spend their summers boating and relaxing at Derik’s family lake house, but also happens to be the place where he put one knee down in the sand and proposed.

Amber’s a wedding planner in Northern California, so in planning her own wedding with the help of her then fiancé Derik and her coordinator team, Dawn, Melissa and Kahea, no detail was overlooked. As guests arrived for the ceremony along with beach they were treated to Lavender champagne, chilled grapes and parasols to shade the sun.

The ceremony began on the beach in the warm sunshine, with Bobby Jo Valentine serenading them with his acoustic guitar. Close friend Joey officiated the wedding and was able to incorporate personal details to make the ceremony extra special. It was funny and emotional all in one.

The flowers were beautifully done by Heidi Gellerman. She made a special trip to San Francisco to gather some of Amber’s favorite flowers, Astilbe, and Garden Roses. Lavender was the special flower that tied the whole wedding together; accented in Amber’s bouquet, Derik’s Boutonnière, and a single stem at each guest’s place seating. Heidi designed beautiful Grapewood centerpieces, using the roses and Lake Tahoe Moss.

The table names were thoughtful, creative and made from love. Amber and her team of coordinators took the glass out of antiqued picture frames, lined the cardboard on the inside with lace, and then twisted a wired twine by hand into different towns and places in Lake Tahoe that Amber and Derik had been.

Derik and Amber really appreciated all of the hard work their family and bridal party had put into the wedding. They thanked them all with a duffle bag with their name embroidered on it. The men also got matching sunglasses and a single cigar case. The ladies got matching Betsey Johnson sunglasses and a gold necklace with their initial engraved on a hammered gold pendant.

Amber and Derik are so lucky to have had an amazing photographer, Chelsea Nicole, who was able to capture all of these special details. When Amber received the images just a short month after the wedding, she couldn’t believe that Chelsea had been able to get pictures of every part of the day. So much time goes into planning a wedding, but the actual wedding day goes by so quick. To be able to reflect back on every moment is something that Derik and Amber will have with them forever. They could not have been happier with Chelsea and everything she did to make their wedding feel extra special.

But even more important to them was celebrating the day to the absolute fullest with all their loved ones. From getting ready with their dog, Hurley, and sneaking him out for a few photos (despite the ‘no dog’ policy) to hopping aboard the Tahoe Star for a celebratory boat ride and cocktails with their wedding party immediately following their ceremony, they included lots of special touches to make the day their own – and it was absolutely perfect.

Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography | Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village | Wedding Coordination & Design: A Touch of Grace | Flowers: Heidi Gellerman at Green with Envy | Decor & Lighting: Red Carpet Events | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Makeup: Kari Addison Styling | Hair: LuLu Hair Salon | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone ”Romantique” | Boat: Harrah’s Tahoe Star, Sr. Captain Doug Teakell | Guitarist: Bobby Jo Valentine | Videography: Scinema Productions

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