The web was filled with inspiring ideas this October. From fall foliage trends to Halloween inspired styled shoots, here is what we have been loving:

Halloween Inspiration

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Claire Pettibone‘s 2015 bridal line is filled with sexy backsides and luxurious details of lace, embroidery, beads and color. See more from the runway on Wedding Chicks.

- Scrumptious ideas for a Halloween dinner party menu on The House That Lars Built.

- Great floral design by Kelly Cuadra of Viva Voce on this Halloween inspired tablescape from Justina Blakeney. Can you spot the creatures?

- We loved the idea to incorporate harvest and autumn decor details into a Halloween party. More ideas on Domain Home.

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The HideOut in Kirkwood Wedding Video

Hidden between granite rocks and perched on a high alpine pond, The HideOut wedding venue is a gem in the woods. And for Julie and Kyle it was their wedding oasis. Their wedding is woodsy, feminine and makes us want to join right in. Check out the beautifully filmed wedding video by Frontside Films below:

From Frontside Films ~
We cannot truly experience life to it’s fullest until we find someone who awakens us. When Julie and Kyle found one another, they brought out each other’s best qualities because they found unconditional love; a solid foundation from which they can grow from and reach their fullest potential. We are so happy for them and we know that their life together will be as euphoric as the day they promised it to each other!

Lake Tahoe wedding vendors:
Videography : Frontside Films | Wedding Coordinator : April’s Events | Wedding Venue : The HideOut | Florals : Cathy’s Flowers | DJ : Sounds 2 Go | Cake : Margo Sabella

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Looking for the perfect white, winter wedding? Look no further than a Squaw Valley wedding. From horse drawn sleds, white florals, and hot cocoa to the perfect winter backdrop of  one of Lake Tahoe’s best ski resorts, Squaw Valley is the epitome of winter weddings in Lake Tahoe. Inspiration below from Ffjorren and Greg’s  Resort at Squaw Creek  wedding captured by Tahoe Unveiled vendor Melina Wallisch Photography.

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Lake Tahoe wedding vendors:
Photographer : Melina Wallisch Photography | Wedding Venue : Resort at Squaw Creek |  Florist: Wanda’s Flower Shop | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Mckenzie and Kenny’s vintage and romantic Squaw Valley Stables wedding is one of our all time favorites. This overly sweet and adorable couple spared no detail when it came to their wedding day. But more than anything, the couple wanted nature to surround them and wanted guests to feel the love and intention that went into creating their wedding.

Guests arrived donned in 1930′s attire that paired with the couple’s vintage theme. From the Squaw Valley Ski Resort mountain-top ceremony to the luxurious lounge areas, One Fine Day Events planned, designed and gathered an incredibly talented group of Tahoe Unveiled vendors to make this day as perfect as ever. Vendors included: wedding video by Bending Branch, floral design by Art In Bloom, catering by  As You Wish Catering, rentals from Celebrations Party Rentals and of course the venue – Squaw Valley Stables. In the wedding video below, Bending Branch makes us want to jump right in and dance the night away:

The day was documented by Larissa Cleveland Photography in the gallery below:

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Ceremony : Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Wedding Reception : Squaw Valley Stables | Photography : Larissa Cleveland Photography | Wedding Planning and Design : One Fine Day Events | Cinematographer (top video) : Bending Branch | Cinematographer (bottom video) : Modern 8 Films | Florist : Art In Bloom | Caterer : As You Wish Catering | Accommodations : Resort at Squaw Creek | Paper : Yonder Events | Rentals : Celebrations Party Rentals, Crux Events Archive Rentals | Tent : Zephyr Tents | Wedding Cake : Sugar Pine Cakery | Pies : Ikedas, Auburn, CA | Hair : Antonio Venegas | Makeup : Jennifer Ergut Makeup | Dress : Jenny Pakham | Bride’s Shoes : BHLDN | Wine : Uncorked Wine Shop

Ceremony – All Folk’d Up (Irish group) | Cocktails at High camp – Cello Joe | Cocktails at Stables – Jim and Euge, Hands on Drumming | Reception – Quinn and the Blue Beat Review | After Party – All Folk’d Up | Welcome Party – Hackensaw Boys

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When I think of fall weddings in Lake Tahoe I think of intimate moments, a chill in the air and some of the most gorgeous natural colors. From the soft yellow and reds leaves to the bright blue lake and white flurries falling from the sky, Fall time in Lake Tahoe is completely splendid. Take a look below at some wedding ideas from Magnolia Rouge that have our hearts wishing that fall would never leave.

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Photography : Leah Kua | Styling : Magnolia Rouge | Florals : Sarah Lim | Gowns : Kelsey Genna and Jennifer Gifford Designs | Cake : Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes | Stationery : Laura Blade | Hair & make-up : Evy’s Beauty Parlour | Veil : Three Sunbeams | Film Processing : Richard Photo Lab

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Thunderbird Lodge Wedding at Lake Tahoe

The Thunderbird Lodge is a historic wedding venue on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Rich in history, this location offered Ally and Michael’s destination wedding guests an opportunity of a lifetime. Incorporating a Texas style BBQ from Lake Tahoe catering company High Pointe Event Catering had everyone feeling right at home. The bride, Ally, describes her Thunderbird Lodge wedding day below:

The Venue
Our wedding described our Tahoe life perfectly. Being locals, for us, the Thunderbird Lodge was a place we had never explored. For our families we were able to provide them all with a destination wedding and an experience in a historic lakeside location! The Thunderbird Lodge has been a part of east shore since 1936 and once we toured it we couldn’t resist sharing it with our loved ones.

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The day started by our guests arriving to the lodge and going on the tour to get familiar with the venue and its history. Shortly after everyone gathered at the lawn under the sunny blue skies that Lake Tahoe usually offers to get ready for the ceremony. The groomsmen wore Vera Wang Suits and the groom wore a Balani Custom Clothiers suit. The bridesmaids wore a navy blue lace dress by Adrianna Pappell and nude patent leather shoes and the bride wore a Jim Hjelm dress with Jimmy Choo shoes – the belt and cathedral veil were handmade by yours truly – the bride. The ceremony was performed by Davy Ratchford who was not only my former boss but is also a great friend. I…the bride walked down the staircase with my mom and aunt to the acoustic beats of “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo performed by Little Town Music. The ceremony was just perfect!

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The Details
Being a marketer at heart I couldn’t help but brand our whole wedding and a custom logo was found in all of our wedding goodies throughout the night. Let’s start with the invitations – they were a hit, living in the woods I felt that the wood grain paper would be ideal. As soon as I sent the invitations out I knew I had to kick it up a notch for the wedding. And I think we did it…

Heidi Gellerman from Green With Envy did wonders with the simplicity of baby’s breath and dahlias for the pop of coral. Ally’s bouquet and Mike’s boutonniere both had baby’s breath and calla lillies. The wedding colors were navy blue and a splash of coral. The centerpieces included wood slabs that were cut by the groom, steel galvanized lanterns with baby’s breath inside of them, and a few small vases with dahlias in them. Also, the custom chalkboards were just one more detail that we had to have…also DIY. The guest were able to walk away with handmade wood coasters (cut by the groom) stamped with the custom logo as well as mini brown bags full of candy!

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Let’s talk about the food…I am from Texas so what better way to have a little BBQ from High Pointe Catering, their buffet spread was to die for and we both managed to sit down and eat our dinner.

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The Reception
We danced the night away and had one of the most beautiful sunsets we have seen in Tahoe and there are many. We just feel lucky we were able to share it with everyone. Our photographers were Karla & Andy from K. Raphail Photography who flew out from Texas to capture these special moments for us. I do not regret for one moment planning our entire wedding and I would do it all over again and I would also have my AMAZING wedding day coordinator Brett Sneed who made sure everything ran smoothly. It was a dream day as we rode away in our boat with the “Just Married!” and sign on it. I am glad we have all these pictures and memories to reminisce with our loved ones.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue : Thunderbird Lodge, Incline Village, NV  | Catering : High Pointe Event Catering | Invitation Printing: Envelopments | Invitations : Worboys Design | Wedding Design And Planning: Ally Chase | Day of Coordinator : Brett Sneed | Floral Design : Heidi Gellerman At Green With Envy | Cake : Nothing Bundt Cakes | DJ : Jack Curtis | Rentals : Eventmasters | Photography : K. Raphail Photography | Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Adrianna Pappell | Grooms Attire : Balani Custom Clothiers | Band : Little Town Music |  Wedding Dress : Jim Hjelm | Hair and Makeup : Vanessa Ramos at Sierra Bella Salon

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Ideas | Wood Wedding Menus

Menus are one of my absolute favorite details at a Lake Tahoe wedding. There are so many ideas and they are a great way to add eccentric design and creativity to your wedding decor.  Whether you decide to go with an individual menu for your wedding guests or a large scale option, there are plenty of options from simple to elaborate. Here are some wonderful ways to include wooden details in your wedding.

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clockwise from top left: Blue Dahlia Events,  Five Dot Design, &  Nathan Peel Photography via Style Me Pretty | Blue Pool Road &  Bonnie Tsang Photography via Snippet and Ink | Melangerie & Docuvitae | Paper Bark,  Alise Taggart Wedding Styling & Event Design & Paula O’Hara Photography via Magnolia Rouge


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I’ll just start with saying that some of my favorite wedding themes are bohemian, alternative, indie, and woodsy. And that’s just the reason I’m loving today’s wedding! Karen and James’ Lake Tahoe wedding at The HideOut would fit any one of my favorite themes. From the diverse array of botanicals to the macrame dreamcatchers,  Kate Whelan Events created a day that lives in boho-indie wedding heaven. The spectacular gallery from Sarah Maren Photography depicts a day filled with love, creativity and spontaneity.

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A surprise rainstorm joined the wedding day just before the ceremony. The couple and their guests waited out the showers while sipping cocktails under the pine trees.

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From the wedding planner,  Kate ~
Karen and James were married at the gorgeous Tahoe-area venue, The HideOut in Kirkwood. Karen’s bohemian dreams were realized by adding handmade dream catchers in ever nook and cranny, pheasant feathers tucked into textural flowers and even a mini teepee. The couple and their guests endured some stormy Tahoe weather by having their Cocktail Hour first, followed by their Ceremony and rocking’ into the Reception, entertained by their many musical guests.

From the photographer,  Sarah ~
Karen and James had an AMAZING wedding at The Hideout in Kirkwood, California. It was seriously one of the most incredible weddings ever! Yes, there was hail and rain RIGHT when the ceremony was supposed to happen. But Karen and James had the Alchemy team on hand, and we moved things around and had a cocktail hour first and then once the rain passed we got these two MARRIED! It was a great night with a fantastic group of people and holy cow I LOVE this wedding!

Wedding Venue : The HideOut, Kirkwood, CA | Photographer : Sarah Maren Photography | Wedding Design, Stationary and Planning : Kate Whelan Events | Rentals : Celebrations! Party Rentals and Forever Vintage Rentals | Reception Music : The Blank Tapes | Cake : Matthew Rogers, Coracao |Catering : Beth Sogaard Catering | DJ : SJ’s Disc Jockey | Florist : Flourish Designs | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music : Jesse Hendricks | Hair : Renee Brooks-Marquez, Hello Glam | Makeup : LeiLani Miladi, Hello Glam | Officiant : Abigal Doolittle

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