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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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Spring
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Lake
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Rustic

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

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Tuscan-Inspired Lake Tahoe Wedding

Mike Larson knows how to photograph a wedding. No if, ands or buts about it. He’s got a way with vivid storytelling, and this morning we’re diving into his latest (and possibly greatest) work. It’s a Lake Tahoe celebration with stationery by A Day In May Design, striking the perfect balance of elegance and ease. Ready for more? Head to the gallery to see for yourself.

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Summer

From Mike LarsonCollege sweethearts Jessica and Brian fell in love celebrating the holidays with their family on the shores of the lake and decided to have their gorgeous, Tuscan inspired wedding on the stunning beach of the Rubicon Bay. Set against Caribbean blue waters with their toes in the sand, the lovebirds said their I do’s in front of their closest friends and family. One Fine Day Events planned and designed the wedding to incorporate simple Tuscan elegance with various accents that complimented the mountain and lakefront setting. From the cross-back wooden chairs to the lights swaying overhead amongst the trees, the setting was set for the perfect evening full of laughter and merriment. Cocktails took place amongst the towering pines with dinner hosted on the lawn overlooking the lake. Fresh baked baguettes adorned each place setting and the cream flowers were the perfect accent to the mahogany farm tables and touches of aqua. The evening ended with a cocktail bar and sweets set up on the beach, lounge furniture sprinkled throughout, and a live band for them to dance the night away!

Photography: Mike Larson | Florist: Stems By Diana | Invitations: A Day In May Design | Catering: D'Lish Catering | Ceremony Music: String Beings | Event Planning & Design : One Fine Day Events | Hair : Kori Walker | Linens : La Tavola | Makeup : Jen With Kiss And Makeup | Reception Music : Suite Love Express | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Rentals: One Fine Day Events | Rentals : Blueprint Studios | Save The Dates : Wedding Paper Divas | Venue: Lake Tahoe | Videography : Reel Eyes Media: Darren Baca

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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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Summer
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Resort
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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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