2015 Wedding Trends | Industrial Minimalism

Being located in the middle of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe doesn’t afford many industrial venues. But that shouldn’t stop you from incorporating industrial wedding trend into your 2015 Lake Tahoe wedding. Instead of focusing on the venue for the industrial look, opt for elements such as lighting, signage and decor.

industrial wedding ideas industrial wedding ideas 2 reception via Magnolia Rouge | ceremony from Jack and Hannah via Green Wedding Shoes | love sign via Ruffled  | lights from Ben-Tovim Design | dress from Catherine Deane via Green Wedding Shoes | xo sign via Wedd Book


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Top 3 Bridal Makeup Trends for 2015

Today’s expert advice post is from our friend and guest blogger, Kari Addision Beautiful. For all you Lake Tahoe brides, here are Kari’s top 3 bridal makeup trends for 2015:

1. The Rich Lip

Classic, bold and brave, this look is for the fearless bride who is willing to go the extra mile. Upkeep is necessary to maintain this look and keep the color in place for several hours. This rich lip makes quite an impression, never to be forgotten.

lake tahoe makeup  Corey Fox Photography


2. The Soft Smoky Eye

A combination of rich browns, golds, mustards and plums, this look welcomes romance with a hint of mystery. It’s one of the most requested bridal makeup looks we get during wedding season. With the smoky eye, you are the definition of stunning.

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smokey eye makeup Courtney Aaron | Lovely You Photography




3. The Natural, Glowing Bride, AKA the Traditional Bride

This soft, well blended, balanced look is for brides who don’t fuss. They appreciate traditions and simplicity and prefer the makeup evenly placed with a hint of color, looking oh so lovely.

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Beach Seafood Boil Engagement Party

With the array of lakefront venues and the Pacific coast not too far away, a seafood boil on the shores of Lake Tahoe is a wonderful idea for your engagement party. Clams, lobsters, crabs and shrimp are the perfect upscale delights. Serve with grilled corn, fresh fruit and s’mores for dessert. Fill galvanized buckets with ice cold brews and champagne for beverages. Just don’t forget the bonfire!

seafood engagment party seafood engagment party 1 images: Once Wed | Melanie Duerkopp and Amanda O’Shannessy Creative via Style Me Pretty | Inspired by This | Kate Ryan Inc. | Style Me Pretty | Wedding Colors

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We’ve seen a lot of brightly colored Lake Tahoe weddings ranging from yellow and lime green to all shades of pinks, which we love! But this year we are looking forward to darker, moodier hues. Think aubergine, navy, charcoal, and hunter green. For an extra touch, pair these deep hues with vibrant floral design.

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bride and groom portrait via 100 Layer Cake  | tablesetting via Green Wedding Shoes | plum branch via 100 Layer Cake | navy wall via Grey Likes Weddings | groom portrait from Jarrod Renaud via 100 Layer Cake | bridesmaids via Magnolia Rouge navy wall via Grey Likes Weddings | bride Perry Vaile via Magnolia Rouge | groomsmen portrait from Jarrod Renaud via 100 Layer Cake

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2015 Wedding Trends | American Plaid

Plaid has always been a trend in classic home decor and is still a hot trend in fashion. The trend is going to be a big hit for 2015 weddings. From invitations and favors to bridal attire and and tablescapes this plaid trend is sure to complete your Lake Tahoe wedding.  Nothing says Americana like plaid.

Plaid wedding ideas Plaid wedding trend invitation via Something Turquoise | couple portrait from Ashley Forrette via Ruffled | beverage via White Loft Studio  | bride portrait from  Ashley Forrette via Ruffled | favors from Bryan Rupp Photography via Style Me Pretty | tablescape from Jeremiah And Rachel Photography via Style Me Pretty


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Herb Wedding Inspiration

Bring freshness into your wedding theme with herbs and organic plants. They’re green, environmentally friendly, and perfect for the nature loving couple. Try mixing a few sprigs into your bouquet or give your guests their own mini culinary station by making the centerpieces fresh herbs. The perfect addition to any Lake Tahoe spring wedding

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Joee Wong Photography via Style Me Pretty | Etsy Shop Pretty Paris | The Wedding Chicks | Once Wed | Project Wedding | Wedding Dish | Green Wedding Shoes | Miki Duisterhof Photography via Intimate Weddings

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Welcome Bag

Your guests have traveled a long way to see you marry the love of your life. Welcome them to your Lake Tahoe destination wedding with the perfect goody bag that is filled with thoughtful gifts and useful items specific to a weekend in Tahoe! I’ve put together a list of welcome bag musts that can be found at local stores including the incredible Bespoke in downtown Truckee, Fine N Funky and Tahoe House in Tahoe City.

lake Tahoe Wedding Welcome Bags

1.  You want to thank your guests for travelling to Tahoe to celebrate your marriage. Include a welcome note and an itinerary with all the weekend details. Find great cards from Lark Press at Bespoke.

2. Help your guest’s satisfy their sweet tooth with a homemade cookie or baked good from Tahoe House. Also great as a midnight snack!

3. You can never have too much chocolate, throw in some more sweets with a bar of Mast Brothers Chocolate from Bespoke. The packaging is so gorgeous you won’t want to eat it!

4. Whether it’s summer or winter, the sun is shining in Tahoe! Make sure to include a skin and nature friendly bottle of sunscreen. You can find Aveeno at Bespoke and Kiehl’s at Fine N Funky.

5. Lake Tahoe has a very dry climate. Keep your guests hydrated by including a glass water bottle from Lifefactory.

6. A great looking map (print) of Lake Tahoe. This map was commissioned for the Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe by Wendy Macnaughton and can be purchased on Etsy.

7. Stay warm with an American-made wool blanket from Bespoke. Perfect if your guests have a moment to picnic at the lake.

8. Support the Keep Tahoe Blue Organization and include a snazzy blue sticker in your bag. Stickers can be purchased at many local retailers along with a Tahoe Quarterly Magazine. Perfect for keeping up with local events and all the hot spots in Tahoe.

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Wedding Trends | Metallic Wedding Cakes

Every bride wants their wedding cake to be outstanding; a cake that will leave the guests talking for months to come. If you are planning your wedding and have not yet decided on the details of your wedding cake, then you should be advised that metallic wedding cakes are a huge trend for 2015.  On the plus side, the metallic aspect in the cake is edible, which will leave more than one guest in awe. The idea is to find the metallic color for your cake that will easily blend in with your theme to create that spectacular look!

wedding trend metallic cake Coco Cakes | Ivory and Rose | Vasia Weddings & Anna Elizabeth Cake via Style Me Pretty | Hey There Cupcake &Ashley Kelemen via 100 Layer Cake

Metallic wedding cakes have been evident in Lake Tahoe weddings and since then, word has gone round of the magnificent look that is created when the metallic aspect is incorporated on the wedding cake. Metallic leaves or fruits on the cake are usually used and when the set-up is made, with this particular aspect decoratively placed, the look created is an out of this world one! Gold and silver tend to bring out the metallic look perfectly and the good thing with them is that a lot of color themes for the wedding can be centered on this particular metallic cake colors. They can easily blend in and balance when used alongside other colors. The perfect mix comes when you intend to use either gold or silver as the theme color for your wedding.

metallica wedding cakes Crumb Fairy Bakery & One Love Photo via Style Me Pretty | Coco Cakes | Coco Cakes | Ivory and Rose

If at all you intend to have a trend setting, wedding of the season , then do embrace the metallic aspect on your cake and you will be thankful that you did.

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