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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From Mike Larson…College 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
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!
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
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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From A Savvy Event…Set 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