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Stylish Lake Tahoe Summer Wedding

I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe, but after only five minutes with this wedding it was inching towards the top of my must-visit list. Filled with picturesque views and toes in the sand, it’s the prettiest backdrop a couple could ask for, made EVEN better by Felicia Events. See every style-filled moment in the full gallery from Melina Wallisch.

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Summer
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Hotel
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Nautical

From Melina Wallisch Photography This wedding was destined for beauty from the start, with the bride being Chrissy of Chrissy Lynn Photography. She runs a flourishing lifestyle and editorial commercial photography studio located in San Francisco, CA. Chrissy is a beyond gifted and talented fashion photographer, and her keen sense of styling and eye for style with an editorial flair shined throughout her wedding.

Working with the amazing Felicia Events, her dream wedding became a reality. Birch trees draped in sheer chiffon adorned the ceremony boundries for a more intimate feel. Katie of Thran’s flowers provided some of the most gorgeous floral creations ever to be seen. A garden beach setting with touches of brilliance (shoe valet!) and meaning (Chrissy’s mom’s veil incorporated into the handcrafted chuppah) throughout. I feel so incredibly honored and downright giddy to share this magical gem of a wedding with you!

Photography: Melina Wallisch Photography | Floral Design: Thran's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Catering: Hyatt Regency Incline Village | DJ: Morse Code | Custom Invitation Packaging Designer: Treemarie, LLC | Decor Items: Red Carpet Event And Design | Event Planning & Design: Felicia Events | Linens: La Tavola | Location: Hyatt Regency Incline Village | Paper Goods: Designed By Bride | Photo Booth: Designed By Bride | Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals | Sound And Lighting: Crux Events | Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa And Casino

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

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