New Year’s Eve weddings are one of my fave ways ever to tie the knot… and when that NYE affair is hosted at the dreamy Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino? Even better. Think snow-covered mountains, faux fur accessories and the perfect waterside captures all coming together for a celebration that will go down in history. (Seriously.) Scroll below to soak in a wedding that will show you just how awesome it all can be.
For Margaret and Travis, choosing the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino for their New Year’s Eve affair was sort of a no-brainer. They wanted a “winter wonderland” celebration packed with breathtaking views and luxurious amenities and, well… they got it. From the full-service salon and spa to the on-site catering and restaurants to the lush accommodations, they knew they were in for a party they would never forget. Not to mention that the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino offers in-house babysitting for the little ones (!), so every single one of their guests could enjoy everything the resort has to offer. Sooo fun… and relaxing.
From the snow-capped Sierra Mountain range to the lake-view ballroom to the icicle-clad cottages dotting the property, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is the perfect place to celebrate your New Year’s Eve affair, countdown included. Contact them now to start planning your dream day, and don’t forget to ask about how you can earn FREE honeymoon nights anywhere in the world.
Winter is one of those seasons that is cozy and beautiful without even really trying, which is why hosting your “I do’s” smack-dab in the midst of a snow-filled wonderland is such a great idea. But how to make it extra amazing? Well, today we’re teaming up with our friends at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino for some tips + tricks on doing just that. From yummy s’mores to rich hues, we’re counting down the guest-impressing list right here, right now.
TIP ONE: TREAT YOUR GUESTS TO TASTY SURPRISES
One of the reasons we love winter weddings so very, very much is all of the creative touches you can add to your ceremony + reception. And that includes yummy treats for you and your guests. Start by welcoming your nearest + dearest to your “I do’s” with a hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie and skip the pre-ceremony cocktails and offer up a hot cocoa bar instead. Hint: Rock candy sticks are the perfect stirrers. Sooo good.
TIP TWO: EMBRACE WINTER COLORS, PATTERNS AND TONES
Winter is the season for luxurious hues with deep jewel tones, silver, gold and lots and lots of sparkle leading the pack. So incorporating these beautiful tones into your Big Day? A total must. Try adding a kick of color to your attire (hello, shoes), then focus on glamming up your ceremony + reception decor. It’s going to look beyond romantic.
TIP THREE: ADD SOME S’MORES TO THE SOIREE
No winter wedding is complete without a tasty s’mores bar… that’s just a fact. So when choosing the perfect venue to host your celebration, ask about fire pits like the ones at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Your guests will LOVE whipping up those tasty treats fireside under the stars, complete with cozy blankets and the s’mores kits you had waiting in their rooms. It’s the perfect welcome to the weekend.
TIP FOUR: MAKE YOUR WELCOME GIFT A HELPFUL ONE
And speaking of welcome gifts… there’s nothing nicer than a sweet little bag of goodies for your guests when they arrive for the party of the century. We suggest including lip balm, hand warmers, custom earmuffs and a small whiskey bottle to keep your nearest + dearest warm throughout the entire party.
TIP FIVE: MAKE THE WEEKEND OR DAY EASY ON YOUR GUESTS
We all know winter weather is a little unpredictable, so choosing just ONE venue for the entire weekend is, well… the easiest way ever to accommodate all of your guests. I’m talking a sweet spot like Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, so your nearest + dearest can ditch running around town and really relax. Think a full-service salon and spa, on-site catering and restaurants, late-night activities and even in-house babysitting for the littles. We call that completely no stress.
SIX: DON’T SCRIMP ON PHOTO TIME
Your wedding day will go by in an absolute blur… trust us. So setting aside some real time to capture images of you + yours in your very own winter wonderland is key. And so is choosing a venue that will make the perfect background for all of those amazing shots. Think snow-capped mountains, sparkling icicles and oversized Evergreens. (Hint: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has all of that.)
SEVEN: ADD WINTER WARMING DETAILS INTO YOUR FASHION
The best part about winter weddings? The fashion. Think brides rockin’ faux-fur stoles, bridesmaids with the cutest earmuffs and groomsmen in dapper tuxes. And winter fashion isn’t just stunning to look at – it’s pretty convenient, too – with hidden pockets for storing cell phones AND lipstick. Want to really set the mood? Buy your bridesmaids each a pair of cozy boots as a special gift. They’ll love you for it.
EIGHT: SAVE SOME MONEY ON FLOWERS
We love a beautiful bouquet, and when it comes to decorating your space in style, winter greenery and bright red berries is definitely where it’s at. Avoid those out-of-season floral costs by getting creative with year-round plants, then add the aforementioned seasonal elements to really make your centerpieces POP.
NINE: UPGRADE YOUR ARRIVAL
Three words: horse drawn sleigh. It’s romantic, fun and the best way ever to arrive at your reception when the ground is covered in snow. Your guests are going to love this one.
From the awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe to the snow-capped Sierra Mountain range in the distance, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino is THE place to celebrate your “I do’s” in winter wonderland style. Think an elegant lake-view ballroom, icicle-clad cottages and snow covered everything. It’s romance times about a million with a talented staff just waiting to host your dream soiree. Oh, and those summer, spring and fall weddings? They can handle that, too. Contact them now to start planning those magical moments.
With a backdrop like Lake Tahoe, it’s hard to imagine that anything could go wrong. Oh it can. And it did. But even when this bride’s venue didn’t work out at the 11th hour, she managed to pull off an intimate, gorgeous wedding that will clearly left a mark on the hearts of her guests. With stunning photos by Carmen Santorelli, a design by Stems by Diana and a sense of love bursting through every image – this wedding is easy to fall in love with. Click here for more!
From the bride…Brandon proposed to me on a random Wednesday night in October of 2014, I turned the corner to three pumpkins carved with the words Will You Marry Me? After going back and forth with what we wanted for our wedding, we decided on an small destination wedding in Lake Tahoe. Once we realized that random October date fell on a Saturday this year, we knew it was meant to be.
We originally had found a private estate online and thought it would be perfect, so we booked it! Well…once we arrived in Tahoe for our last bit of planning in April, we realized it wasn’t going to work. Panic set in and we were frantically searching online for the perfect venue, since all of our vendors were already booked I had to keep our special October date! The stars lined up for us that weekend because we found a true hidden gem. The Tahoma Boathouse, perched right on the lake, filled with old Tahoe charm, a gorgeous lush lawn for cocktail hour, a stunning fireplace for s’mores later in the night, and just the right size for our guests.
Being from San Diego where the sun shines 365 days a year, I was so conflicted on whether we should have a tent or not. Better safe than sorry, right? We rented a clear tent and had huge wooden chandeliers draped with florals by the amazing Stems by Diana, Celebrations Party Rentals strung twinkle lights around the ENTIRE property, it was magical.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner from Butter + Salt, danced the night away under the stars, the guys enjoyed the Cigar bar and everyone loved the beignets for dessert! Photography and videography were the two most important things for us, once we spoke with Carmen of Carmen Santorelli Photography, we knew she was our girl! Dax Victorino Films completely blew us away with a same day edit that played at the bar during the reception, our guests couldn’t believe it!
On that same October night, exactly two years later, we were married by Brandon’s stepdad with 65 of our closest family and friends right on the lake. There was so much love surrounding us that weekend, it was an absolute dream. To say Lake Tahoe will always have a special place in our hearts is an understatement.