It’s official, Lake Tahoe produces some of the prettiest of pretty weddings for us to enjoy, and this earth-friendly fête by Heidi Huber Photography is yet another beauty to add to that long list of lovelies. I just adore this handsome couple’s take on a sustainable wedding (love that trend, btw), and you can see all the reasons why in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride…Adam and I envisioned our wedding to be modern and natural (sustainable). Adam and I are both in the industry of Landscape Architecture, and the whole idea of sustainability was something that truly mattered to us. Aesthetically we’ve always been attracted to modern designs that have a sense of comfort. Simple and elegance was our goal. Not over designing. We envisioned our day to have yellow and peuter as our main colors. We used the two colors all throughout our wedding invitation, cupcakes, programs, and stationery. We didn’t want to overdo the yellow, so we mixed in some shades of green or grey greens with the use of our plant materials. Adam and I love succulents, and we thought it was the perfect material and color palette to go with our color theme.
In going along with the theme of sustainability, we made sure that our succulent centerpieces were a “living” centerpiece, that our guest could bring home. We designed the planter boxes and the cake stand and had Adam’s best man build all the custom pieces. To reduce the amount of paper used, our “Save the Dates” we’re all sent out electronically and viewed on our website. We continued this theme of reducing paper by designing our invitations that fold into it’s own envelope. We didn’t use envelopes for the reply cards and thank you cards because we designed them as postcards. We selected four different wedding favors that we felt would not be wasteful (re-useable bags, a blend of our favorite tea, our favorite bath bombs, and two different types of “grow-your-own” herbs). We designed our own website, wedding programs, table callouts, cake/cupcake layout as well as the guest place cards.
We chose Lake Tahoe because we wanted a destination wedding that was near the water and would provide our guests with lots of activities throughout the weekend. Edgewood provided the perfect location for us because the ceremony and reception room look out towards the beautiful lake. Also, the contemporary architecture of the building was perfect for our theme because of the natural wood beams and modern floor to ceiling windows.Since we were doing a destination wedding we chose our wedding vendors by reading reviews online and then calling each one of them to get a feel for how it would be to work with them. Once we spoke to them and felt they had a good understanding for what we wanted and made us feel comfortable we decided to hire them. We felt that the wedding photography was the most important part of our wedding. So when it came to that decision we searched for someone who would capture candid moments throughout our big day. We found Heidi Huber while searching online and instantly fell in love with her photography and knew she would be perfect for us.
We went shopping for our wedding bands on a whim and picked them out in about an hour and couldn’t be happier with them. Adam’s is a modern white gold band, while Camille’s diamond band has a timeless style that compliments her vintage engagement ring. The wedding gown and bridesmaid’s dresses where all custom designed by Camille’s maid of honor, Hallie Vy. Camille showed Hallie a few aspects of gowns that she liked; simple, modern, textural and elegant. Hallie took those concepts and designed the gown that was perfect for her. For the bridesmaids gowns, we went to downtown LA garment district and found the perfect material and design. Camille wanted the gowns not to look too “bridal”, a simple design that would allow the girls to use their dresses again.
We chose a charcoal grey suit for him and his groomsmen that compliment the color theme. The slim cut jackets and flat legged pants helped keep the guys a part of the modern theme. We decided that the groomsmen wouldn’t wear a tie, and just had a yellow handkerchief in their pockets to keep the look less formal and make Adam’s outfit a little bit more formal and unique from his party, since he was the only one who wore a tie (pale yellow and grey in color).
Venue, Catering + Coordination: Edgewood Tahoe / Wedding Photography: Heidi Huber Photography / DJ: Ryan Palmer of Lake Tahoe DJ / Wedding Cake: Katie Cakes / Floral Design: Thran’s Flowers / Wedding Dress: Hallie Vy Design / Bridesmaid Dresses: Hallie Vy Design / Hair + Makeup: Marianna Lucido / Groom + Groomsmen Attire: 3-Day Suit Broker / Groom’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Invitations: The Bride + Groom / Wedding Rings: Robbin’s Brothers / Engagement Ring: McClave Jewelers