Thanksgiving Dinner from Butter + Salt



Relax, Butter + Salt is taking care of your Thanksgiving dinner. All you’ll need to do is pour a glass of wine, simply reheat using their detailed instructions and serve.

This year Butter + Salt wanted to do more than take the stress away from their clients who purchase their Prepared Thanksgiving Packages. The team is excited to be donating a full Thanksgiving meal for every package purchased to seniors in our community that are apart of the National Commodity Supplemental Food Program Association, an extension of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.


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Have a specific dietary request? Email Butter + Salt to see if we can accommodate your needs:


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Swooning over this precious wedding and video from Reel Eyes Media at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and designed by Elise Events.

Planning & Design: Elise Events | Videographer: Reel Eyes Media | Hair: Kari Addison Beautiful | Makeup: Kari Addison Beautiful | Music: HIP Entertainment | Flowers: Art in Bloom | Dress: Marina Morrison Bridal Salon | Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera | Men’s | Suit: Wilkes Bashford Store | Suit Designer: Zegna | Invitations: Paper Caper (in Burlingame, CA) | Wedding Day Paper Goods: Forever HeyDay | Rentals:  La Tavola, BluePrint Studios, Classic Party Rentals | Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

From the Bride:
After growing up 20 minutes from each other, but only meeting after being on, Erika and Elisa knew they were meant to be together. While dating, Tahoe became a go-to place to get away from the Bay Area, relax and be together. It was an easy decision, once engaged, to choose Tahoe as a destination wedding.

When thinking about the type of wedding they wanted, Erik and Elisa knew they wanted it to be a big weekend of celebration that was fun and felt intimate. Fall is their favorite month and planning kicked off once they reserved the Ritz-Carlton in Tahoe for a special October weekend. Quickly after, Elisa and Erik chose Elise Events to help them pull off their vision for a special weekend and fall wedding.

Danielle from Elise Events helped us select the BEST vendors, from makeup with Kari Addison Beautiful to photos with Theilen Photography, flowers with Art in Bloom, and video with Reel Eyes Media. We couldn’t have asked for better people to surround ourselves with and help pull of the big day. Danielle also helped coordinate the rehearsal dinner at Martis Camp, which was a beautiful setting in which to start the weekend.

Personal touches included blankets to keep everyone warm during the ceremony, use of the bride’s mom’s lace from her wedding dress in the chuppah, moscow mules in copper mugs (the bride and groom’s favorite drink!) during cocktail hour, a doughnut bar (the groom’s favorite!) in the evening for folks to take with them after the wedding. These touches, along with a beautiful ceremony, helped make it a weekend to remember.

We love looking at our album now and remembering what a special weekend it was. Having Elise Events allowed us to enjoy and be present in the weekend with our family and friends. We were worry-free and, to this day, are thankful for the wonderful support we had during our wedding weekend.

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Well, this one pretty much sums up a classic Tahoe barn wedding with boho elements mixed in. Set at the Squaw Valley Stables, it’s got stunning bouquets, cowgirl boots, and… a teepee! Check out the gallery by annie X photographie to see just how perfectly the style fits into their beautiful wedding day.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  annie X photographie | Venue: Squaw Valley Stables | Dress Store: Anna Be Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer: BHLDN | Band: Hip Service | Event Planner: Hunter & Company, Event Planning and Design | Makeup Artist: Kiss & makeup | Makeup Artist: Kiss & Makeup | Makeup Artist: Kiss and Makeup | Floral Designer: Lavish Floral | Caterer: Roundabout Catering | Hair Stylist: Salon Bella Vita  | Dress Designer: Tara LaTour

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There’s no doubt about it—your friends and family are going to make lasting memories at your Lake Tahoe wedding. And what better way to ensure they have a token of the special day than with The Traveling Photo Booth’s photos.

For the past four years, Jesse and Lindsay Hildebrandt of The Traveling Photo Booth have been infusing weddings with that much more fun. The couple started out working from their one bedroom apartment at Squaw Valley, but they relocated to Reno after their photo booths took off—they now serve the Sacramento area, too—and they had two children. When Jesse and Lindsay aren’t working, you can find them doing what all Reno/Tahoe locals do best: skiing, snowboarding, playing softball, camping, hiking, and hanging by the beach.

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6 Reasons The Traveling Photo Booth Makes Tahoe Weddings:

1. It fosters lasting memories: You’ll find something new and entertaining each time you look at your book of photos. It’s sure to become a wedding highlight…that isn’t the chicken dance. And for those who can’t remember the night’s events, The Traveling Photo Booth’s got their back.

2. You can INSTANTLY text your photos and Animated GIFs through the booth, adding personalized messages. This way those both near and far can see just how much mischief, I mean fun, you’re up to.


3. It brings overwhelming joy: It’s hard to keep track of everyone at weddings, and The Traveling Photo Booth is the most fun way to see how much your friends and family are enjoying themselves. TTPB captures all the smiles, and it’ll make you go weak at the knees laughing.

4. It brings guests together: Sure, there’s the beautiful ceremony and delicious food, but what really helps break the ice between guests who may have never met is The Traveling Photo Booth. Before you know it, Naughty Aunt Sarah and Crazy Cousin Bob will be pecking each other on the cheek while wearing giant sunglasses and flamingo hats.

5. It keeps kids entertained: Whether you’re 4-years-old or have lived some nine decades, you’ll go gaga over The Traveling Photo Booth. The booth’s a great way to keep kids (and kids-at-heart) entertained for hours, and to help them remember the day. Nobody forgets a TTPB moment!

6. It adds a little something unique: Guests will be talking about their turn in The Traveling Photo Booth for years to come, recalling the belly laughs and how they were able to release their inner kid.


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With a few close friends and family this sweet couple from Atlanta exchanged vows at the Hyatt Regency lake Tahoe. The garden at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village was a perfect fall wedding setting with the leaves changing and warm light.


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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  annie X photographie | Event Venue: Hyatt Regency lake Tahoe | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JCrew | Officiant: Rev. David Beronio

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Since you’re only getting married once, be sure to capitalize on the special occasion. By this, we mean take photos galore. But don’t settle for the ordinary; instead, spice up your memorable snaps with fun (and mostly awww-inducing) spins.

Here are some “Just Married” photograph ideas that are 100% appropriate for a Lake Tahoe wedding. Be it taken on a chairlift or in a vintage wooden canoe, your friends and family will love seeing the announcement. Most of all, it’ll make for great wall art in your first home as newlyweds.

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Matt and Kim’s wedding took place at the beautiful PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. The bride had a vision filled with lots of personal touches that included: destination escort card and table cards, a Star Wars poster with the couple superimposed into the scene, custom invitations and save the date cards, as well as a corkboard collage of memories. To help bring her vision to life, she knew she needed Elise Events, who then brought on some of the most talented and trustworthy Lake Tahoe wedding vendors: Photographer, Drozian Photoworks; Floral Designer, B&B Designs; and Makeup Artist, Kiss & Makeup.


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At Kim and Matt’s engagement session they replicated the dipping shot of Han and Leia on the poster from Empire Strikes Back that they then turned into a poster that they used at the wedding.




Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Drozian Photoworks | Floral Designer: B&B Designs | Hair Stylist: Bella Vita Tahoe | DJ: DJ Brock | Wedding Planner: Elise Events | Makeup Artist: Kiss & Makeup, Makeup Studio | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Nordstrom | Wedding Venue: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

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Love Potion Signature Cocktail

What wedding would be complete without a signature cocktail? Today we are highlighting the “Love Potion”, perfect for this time of year or for any Halloween wedding. Scroll down for the recipe.


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1 cup pomegranate juice
3 ounces strawberry vodka
3 ounces Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
2 small chunks dry ice
2 strawberries cut into hearts, for garnish

1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pomegranate juice, vodka, and Chambord. Shake to combine.
2. Place 1 chunk dry ice into the bottom of each glass (please use non-metal tongs for handling dry ice).
3. Pour the martini over piece of dry ice.
4. Garnish with skewered strawberry hearts if desired.
5. Wait 5-10 minutes for the dry ice to dissolve (and enjoy the fun show!) before drinking.
6. NOTE: DO NOT ingest the dry ice cubes. Wait until they have dissolved before sipping.


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Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  Lydia Photography | Event Planner: L Squared Affairs | Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Fine Linen | Event Venue: Miners Foundry Cultural Center | Design and Decor: Tin Roof Farmhouse

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