Celebrity weddings are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I mean, who doesn’t fantasize about the perfect wedding? I know I do. Mainly because these celebs have the resources to create an over-the-top, outstanding day for themselves and their guests. This year, I’m watching the likes of Lady Gaga, Allison Williams, Iggy Azalea, Colbie Caillat , Maggie Grace and Bar Rafaeli. With the help of Wedding Paper Divas and bridal wear designer Donna Morgan, we are predicting what these famous ladies will select for their invitations and bridesmaid dresses.

Lady Gaga

A dramatic splash of color for the invitations, With bright pink, coral and colorful bridesmaid dresses:

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“This whimsical, bright pink and orange invitation is really a reflection of Lady Gaga’s colorful style. As her look and performance style continue to evolve this invitation seems like the perfect interpretation.” – Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

 

Allison Williams

Gorgeous floral invitations and blue-toned bridesmaid dresses:

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“The beautiful Allison Williams has such natural, effortless style. This vibrant watercolor mirrors Allison’s relaxed and feminine look.” - Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

 

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea recently said in an interview that she and her fiancé are opting for a classic, traditional wedding vibe, with one staple gorgeous dress for all of her bridesmaids:

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“While Iggy’s personal style is quite hip and edgy, she and fiancé Nick Young recently said they’re opting for a classic, traditional wedding. This invitation is a bit more formal while still offering a modern feel that would perfectly suit this power couple.” - Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

 

Colbie Callait

Young, beachy and bright invitations, and fun, casual bridesmaid dresses:

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“It is impossible to hear a Colbie Caillat song without dreaming of the beach. We are envisioning a tropical wedding for this adorable couple and this playfully casual invitation is the perfect fit!” - Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

 

Bar Refaeli

Classic, simple invitations, and gorgeous, airy bridesmaid dresses:

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“Bar Refaeli is an incredibly elegant, sophisticated woman and needs an invitation that is equally as stylish and tasteful! As this bride-to-be has also been the face of so many luxury brands, from Escada to Chanel, we can expect her wedding look and style to be timeless and chic.” - Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

 

Maggie Grace

Structured and bold wedding invitations, and edgy, sleek bridesmaid dresses:

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“This rich, bold, color-blocked invitation evokes romance and intensity. With such an intense love story, it’s just the right choice for what we imagine to be a dramatic but elegant evening wedding of Maggie Grace and fiancé Matthew.” - Amber Harrison, WPD’s Style & Trends Expert

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Pantone Inc. has named Marsala, a deep shade of red, its 2015 color of the year. The color is described as being “naturally robust and earthly” and we absolutely love its romantic deep red quality.

We compiled a group of inspiring photos of everything from floral arrangements to grooms suits that use this years hot new color. The perfect addition to your fall wedding in Lake Tahoe.

 

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Photos: East Coast Creative |  100 Layer Cake | Mod Wedding | Brit | Green Wedding Shoes | Green Wedding Shoes | Wedding Chicks | Mod Wedding | Hello Creative | Green Wedding Shoes | Brenda’s Wedding Blog | Green Wedding Shoes | East Coast Creative 

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With the help of Sweet Marie Photography, Kyle and Amy were able to capture their dream Lake Tahoe, destination wedding.

The couple became engaged just shortly before Kyle was deployed to Afghanistan. After 7 long months away, the couple knew exactly what they wanted out of a wedding: they wanted to be together in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by family. And that is exactly what they got. Surrounded by the beautiful mountain and towering trees Kyle and Amy were married amongst family and friends.

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From the Photographer~
Sometimes the smallest of events can carry with them the biggest of emotions. Amy and Kyle’s destination wedding surged with love and true happiness. You could see it in their eyes, and you could feel it in the way they laughed with one another. Even with only a guest count of a dozen, there was no detail that was overlooked. Amy and Kyle chose to incorporate the history and beauty of the lake itself throughout their details. From the unique aqua color in the invitation similar to the color of the water, to the mixed metal centerpieces that gave a nod to the areas once booming gold rush. The bouquet and boutonniere by Lavish Floral incorporated local flora and special surprises of the most stunning gray roses. And to top it off, they pieced their love song so sweetly into elements of their stunning affair. Their wedding day was exactly as they wished; personal, intimate and unforgettable.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Sweet Marie Photography | Reception Venue: Riva Grill | Bridal Dress: Epiphany Boutique | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair and Makeup: styled by the bride herself | Florals: Lavish Floral | Cake: Flour Girl | Desserts: Just Delightful – A Cakery | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Using the Sierra Foothill’s rustic landscape as inspiration, Bret Cole Photography and  California Vintage Rentals + Design crafted a wedding inspiration shoot that is light, airy, whimsical, and perfectly romantic. With ornate furnishings, vintage place settings, and soft grays, pinks and gold hues — this vintage chic wedding inspiration couldn’t be any prettier.

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From Bret Cole ~

Last month I had the pleasure of mentoring Samantha Kirk, a sweet and talented up and coming photographer. After pouring over marketing, branding, pricing structure, etc., we headed out to Grass Valley to photograph a lovely styled shoot. I am so blessed to have such an amazing team of vendors at my side. Many thanks to california vintage rentals + design, for providing the locations, details an d styling. You always outdo yourselves. Thank you to jackie’s flowers for our gorgeous arrangements and details. Thank you to pushkin’s bakery for the delicious cake. I never realized how yummy a gluten, dairy free cake could taste! A giant thank you to mary rossitto studios for making our models look even more beautiful and thank you to my dear friends Cat and James, for coming out and being your beautiful selves. Much love and appreciation to you all!! xoxo

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Bret Cole Photography | Rentals: California Vintage Rentals + Design | Florist: Jackie’s Flowers | Bakery: Pushkin’s Bakery | Hair and Makeup: Mary Rossitto Studios

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With the help of wedding photographer Mandy Ford Photography, Paul and Tiffany had a beautiful East Shore “I Do + Take Two”. Follow their love story and wedding planning below.

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Paul and Tiffany met when Paul was stationed in Fallon, Nevada as a Navy Air Crewman. Tiffany’s friends begged her to go out for her birthday, and she happened to lay eyes on Paul. They fell for each other rather quickly, but there was one minor detail to consider: Paul received new orders to Virginia Beach and would be relocating in just 6 weeks.

The couple grew very close despite their East Coast/West Coast homes, multiple deployments, and countless cross-country flights. Eventually they decided to tie the knot in an untraditional way, then later planned to have a wedding on Virginia Beach. The wedding was pushed further and further back until finally, they found a date that would work for their “I Do + Take Two” intimate wedding ceremony, and they started planning. 

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Tiffany chose to play off of their Military ties and go with a nautical theme, utilizing anchors, sea shells, starfish, and the bright turquoise waters of the ocean and Lake Tahoe.

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They chose Hidden Beach because of the beautiful, short hike and privacy at the beach. They wanted the affair to be relaxed, and fun, and a bit off-beat from the typical formal wedding.

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The couple provided matching beach towels as favors for guests to go barefoot and sit with their feet in the sand.


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They had a beautiful sand ceremony that included their children. The wind had knocked over some of the sand glasses for the children, but they did a great job improvising. It made for a memorable ceremony!

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Mandy Ford Photography | Ceremony Location: Hidden Beach, Lake Tahoe | Dress: Alfred Angelo | Makeup: MAC Cosmetics, Reno | Hair: Amber Gillespi | Stationary: Mpix

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This styled shoot, from Natasha I Gillett Photography embodies beautiful winter or fall Lake Tahoe wedding inspiration. The use of contrast in deep reds and golds with the natural colors of the Sierra Nevadas and Lake Tahoe is absolutely breathtaking. We especially love that that the designer chose to include local Tahoe company, Eko Kreations. Their hand stitched housewares make the perfect wedding favor.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe | Photography and styling : Natasha I Gillett Photography | Florals: Jiosia Designs | Jewelry: Satomi Kawakita | Stationery: Hyegraph | Dress Designer: Jinza Couture Bridal | Dinnerware + Furniture Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals | Gifts and Pillows: Eko Kreations| Models: Tanya Sanderson and Marcin Tarczynski

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Celebrity Wedding Dress Styles

We all love to see what the celebrities are wearing in everyday life, but especially when it is a once in a lifetime event (with the exception of a few and especially Elizabeth Taylor, as seen below). Celebrity wedding dresses are truly iconic and many styles are ultimately timeless. We love that each celebrity has taken her own personal style into account when selecting the dress: like Dita Von Teese’s purple iridescent Vivianne Westwood gown or Sarah Jessica Parker’s unique, black Morgane Le Fay gown. Take a look below at some of our favorite celebrity wedding dress styles.

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Hailing from all over the country Brea and Jerron’s guests were greeted to a destination celebration on the shores of Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Tahoe. The bride, Brea, tells us how much she enjoyed planning her wedding. With Blue Sky Events by her side throughout the entire process this wedding was as gorgeous and stress-free as they come. Collaborating on the design, the couple’s love for wine, bright florals and the Sierra Nevadas shined through in all the details from the eggplant bridesmaids’ dresses to the wine bottle table numbers and manzanita centerpieces.  Photography by Monique captured this exquisite summer day perfectly, see all the images below.

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From the bride ~
I really love the natural beauty of Tahoe and Edgewood so we wanted to play off of that as much as possible. I love wine country and fall is my favorite season so we incorporated those ideas a little with embossed leaves on our invitations and wine bottles for table numbers. The first detail I settled upon was the eggplant colored chiffon bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew. I saw them in a catalog almost two years ago and knew they were the dresses! From there I wanted soft, pretty colors like pink, peach, orange, etc, to compliment the eggplant.

Our wedding had a relaxed, but elegant feel. Edgewood Tahoe is an amazing venue right on the lake. The ceremony on the lawn at Edgewood was perfect and looking out on to the lake was awesome. The weather was amazing–sunny and warm. Fortunately, the smoke from the Yosemite Rim fire that had filled the valley all week blew out Friday night and Saturday was a crystal clear perfect Tahoe day. The bridesmaids’ had mismatched bouquets, with all the colors coming together into the bride’s bouquet. The String Beings quartet provided ceremony and cocktail hour music. It sounded so beautiful outside on the lake. Jerron got very choked up during our vows, which shocked everyone and was so special. One of my favorite moments for sure!

Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Edgewood Tahoe | Photographer: Photography by Monique | Event Design and Planning: Blue Sky Events & Destination Management | Florist: Thrans Flowers | Hair & Makeup Stylist: Deeda Salon | Invitation Designer: Paper Source | Cake & Dessert: Flour Girl Wedding Cake
Linens | La Tavola Fine Linens | Music | Lake DJ
Gown | Paloma Blanca
Bridesmaids Dresses | J. Crew

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