Lake Tahoe ranks high on my list of the world’s most beautiful places, so it should come as no surprise that I am 100% head over heels for every last amazing detail of this charming lakeside affair. Boasting a lovely gray, blue and pink color palette, majestic mountain views and a bride rockin’ a stunning gown (plus a cute as can be cardigan), this rustic chic meets elegant soiree is all sorts of gorgeous… And all sorts of awesome. And when you add to the mix each and every breathtaking image captured by Aravaggio Photography, well, it just doesn’t get much better than this. So, join me in the gallery for every last ounce of pretty and then stay tuned for even more fabulous from Rose Street Studio below!
And, of course, we couldn’t wrap up the day without leaving you with even more gorgeous from Rose Street Studio! Enjoy!
From the Bride… I have a “life list” of all of the things I want to do in my lifetime, and Myles takes great pride in helping me cross things off. During a trip to Las Vegas, he told me he had a surprise for me. We were picked up by a driver and taken to a small airport where there was a helicopter waiting. The helicopter took us over the Grand Canyon and we landed on an inside ledge on an Indian reservation for lunch. I was so excited to have crossed 2 things off of my life list (Grand Canyon and helicopter ride) that I had no idea what was coming next!! We were sitting on the side of a cliff and he asked me to marry him. I still cannot remember any of the words he said, because everything got very cloudy, but I did manage to say yes!
Myles’ favorite baseball player is Ryne Sandberg, a Hall of Fame player that played for the Cubs when he was little. He used to watch him play with his Dad, who passed away 2 years ago from complications of lung cancer. I knew how special he was to the two of them, and I needed a way to honor and remember the man who is responsible for making Myles the man and father he is today. I started calling, emailing, and sending letters a year before the wedding in an attempt to get in touch with Ryne. I found out he had just been hired as the manager of a minor league team in Philadelphia. I sent him a letter and a wedding invitation to the new ballpark (just in case!). To my surprise, I came home one day to find a large box from Ryne himself, with an autographed gift to give my sweet groom on our wedding day. It meant and means the world to him, and I hope it made his Dad smile, too. My wedding day gift was a beautiful charm bracelet. He told me that for each anniversary he will buy a charm to represent something special we did or experienced that year.
Since we were planning from out of town, we actually scouted our “First Look” location while on a ski trip in February. The ground was covered in snow, but the trees were tall and beautiful and everything we wanted. When we arrived for pictures, we were amused to find out we had actually picked a popular frisbee golf course!! We were dodging frisbees through the bridesmaid and groomsmen photos. Luckily, my cousin Jessica has quick reflexes, because she dodged a close one that could have left her with a large bruise across her forehead just minutes before the ceremony!
The sash I wore was made by my mother. She used flowers from a bridal hair comb and stitched them to the sash. The hair piece is actually an upside down blusher. I loved the look of it originally, but after wearing it for my hair trial.. I decided to flip it because it bothered me being in my face for such a long period of time.
I made the aisle chair decor by folding strips of scrapbook paper like a fan and gluing it together with hot glue! Myles hand stamped/varnished/bowed all of the bridesmaid hangars! I made the boutonnieres from some faux succulents and blueberries from the local craft store. I made the Happily Ever After sign using the lid to an old planter from our backyard. I traced the letters onto it with stencils, and then used a woodburning pen to fill it in. It was my first time to use the pen, and it was really easy! We had handkerchiefs hand embroidered for my mother, Myles’ mother, and my Grandmother.
Wedding Photography: Aravaggio Photography / Cinematography: Rose Street Studio / Event Planning & Design: The Bride / Flowers: Tina Hoy-Barnwell of Lavish Floral / Wedding Ceremony Location: Round Hill Pines Beach / Wedding Reception Location: Tahoe Bleu Wave / Casino Location: Harvey’s Lake Tahoe / Catering and Cakes: The Cork and More / Wedding Invitations and Water Bottle Labels: Two Yellow Shoes / Wedding Dress: White Collection by Vera Wang via David’s Bridal / Harp Music: Anne Roos / Exit Confetti: Rice Butterflies / Makeup: Natalie Cusson / Hair: Sessions Salon / Hair Piece: David’s Bridal / Lightening Bolt Patches: Stitches Aplenty / Cake Flower: DK Designs Hawaii / Bridesmaid Necklaces: Charming Charlie / Ring Bearer Bowl: Paloma’s Nest / Guest Book Tree: Bleudetoi / Handkerchiefs: Sherri Angel Creations