Wedding Color Palette | Fern Green

A  fern green color palette is a glorious choice for a high alpine wedding. Also a natural choice to enhance an outdoor Lake Tahoe wedding. Rust or gold can be easily integrated into the color palette. Paired with the fern green they give an organic green wedding feel that is often preferred by down to earth brides who aren’t looking to throw an overly feminine wedding. As well as utilizing the color fern, incorporate actual ferns into your floral arrangements or on their own as decor pieces. The richness of fern green is perfect for a wedding in which the couple wants their guests to experience a true mountain, woodland Lake Tahoe wedding.

fern green wedding color bride with fern : photography by Mary Kalhor Photography | place setting : photography by Sarah Kathleen | fern table runner : photography by Leo Patrone Photography | naked fern cake : photography by marion h photography

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Wedding Inspiration | Gilded Night Sky

Inspiration : Inspired by the natural sparkle of golden stars and the night sky. A lavish evening where the moon and twinkling stars subtly light the night.

Color Palette : Antique gold, bone and onyx

Styling : The gilded night sky wedding is set on the shores of Lake Tahoe with gilded lanterns and gold accents; or pair crystal chandeliers with organic candles. A wedding dress coated in gold lace while bridesmaids don onyx gowns. A tablescape of black lacquered tables and gold dipped flatware. Gold foil invitations and dark calligraphy set the tome for a lavish evening.

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Today we have an especially gorgeous wedding for you to set your eyes on! And, it was even featured on the cover of Coastal Living Weddings Magazine! Our sister company, One Fine Day Events, designed and planned this beautiful Lake Tahoe wedding at West Shore Cafe without missing a single detail: from the brightly colored invitation suite to the striking floral design, every element embodies a fantastic Lake Tahoe summer. Don’t miss a moment of this wedding and check out all the beauty from Lake Tahoe wedding photographer Catherine Hall Studios below:

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From the wedding photographer, Catherine Hall Studios ~
Elisa and Ryan’s wedding story began with another couple’s wedding—or a bachelor party, to be more precise. Celebrating in Las Vegas his with roommate and best friend from Harvard, Ryan met Elisa at Mandalay Bay after inviting her and her friends to help finish a bottle (the Harvard boys were lacking some ladies). That night, when Ryan offered to take Elisa on a “proper date,” she replied “Come on—we’re in Vegas, dude.” He did, however, manage to finagle her telephone number, and late the next evening they met for a nightcap that turned into a two-hour conversation over Coca-Cola. They kissed good night by the elevator, and almost two months later, after many e-mails, the couple finally enjoyed that “proper date” in San Francisco.

It was on another date night that Ryan proposed. “We take an annual ski trip over President’s Day Weekend with friends,” says Elisa, “and we always try to plan a night for just the two of us during the trip.” As the couple strolled through Vail Village, they stopped on a bridge overlooking a stream with snow-covered banks. There, sounding a little nervous, Ryan began his speech and dropped to one knee. Elisa, of course, accepted!

To design their wedding, the couple turned to planner Stephanie Martin of One Fine Day Events to develop a personalized event that blended their eclectic tastes with timeless elegance. Says Elisa,“We tried to create an event that was a reflection of our values: heartfelt and meaningful, classy and beautiful—but also a ton of fun!”

One of Elisa’s fond memories of her wedding day is waking up at her family home and spending the morning with her family. Reflecting this love of home and family, Elisa gave her bridesmaids a special gift: a Maya Brenner silver necklace with a little diamond over each girl’s hometown. Likewise, Ryan wanted his groomsmen to share in one of his favorite New York City experiences: going to his tailor, Michael Andrews Bespoke. He gave each of the groomsmen a tailored shirt, cummerbund, and bow tie (along with Psycho Bunny socks) to wear for the wedding. Michael Andrews Bespoke also designed the groom’s custom suit and dinner jacket for the event, with Ryan’s final wedding-day look being completed by stylist Julie Rath (Rath & Co).

At the ceremony, held at St. Nicholas Church, the couple continued to add their personalized touches. Rather than the traditional wedding march, Elisa walked down the aisle to “Loro” by Pinback, played by The String Beings. The bride’s appearance in her exquisite Pronovias gown is one of Ryan’s favorite moments of the day. “I will always remember how Elisa looked in her dress, silhouetted by the light streaming through the tall trees at sunset,” he recalls. For her part, the bride recalls being so nervous when reciting her vows that she squeezed Ryan’s hands hard enough to hurt!

To ensure the guests could interact freely, the couple opted for floral vines (rather than tall centerpieces) for their the West Shore Cafe reception. It was also important to them to pay tribute to the happy marriages of their parents and grandparents. “Their commitment is an inspiration to us,” says Elisa, “so we had pictures from each of their wedding days displayed on our cake table.” Of course, when it comes to setting the stage for a great party, nothing does it like the right music—and Elisa says their band, Pop Fiction, knocked it out of the park. Ryan has great memories of the party, too, “The end of the night was just so much fun—dancing on the bar with Elisa, singing on the stage, and finally jumping into the lake to end the evening.” Looking back on the exciting and emotional day, both Elisa and Ryan recall details that they’ll treasure forever. Says Elisa, “It is the most special thing in the world to marry the man of your dreams with everyone you love surrounding you. I can’t explain how amazing it is, and I wish I could go back and enjoy the day in slow motion—it went by in the blink of an eye!”

Vendors:
Planning & Design : One Fine Day Events | Photographer : Catherine Hall Studios | Reception Venue : West Shore Cafe | Ceremony Venue : St. Nicholas Episcopalian Church | Florist : Bellissima Floral | Invitations : Atelier Isabey | Ceremony Music : The String Beings | Reception Music : Pop Fiction | Rental Equipment: One Fine Day Events, Red Carpet Events & Design , Blueprint Studios | Linen : La Tavola Fine Linen | Hair : Kristy Pellegrino | Makeup: Artistry by Andrea | Dress : Pronovias

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Elisa and Ryan wanted to throw one amazing Lake Tahoe wedding weekend for their guests… and they did just that. The couple contacted One Fine Day Events to design and plan their weekend from the welcome party at the Historic Thunderbird Lodge, ceremony at St. Nicholas Episcopalian Church and reception at West Shore Cafe.

First in this two day post, the festivities began with a 1920′s inspired welcome party. From the music to the decor to the food, everything incorporated the 1920′s..speakeasy and all! See the gallery below from Catherine Hall Studios and check back tomorrow for Elisa and Ryan’s Lake Tahoe wedding day.

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Guests arrived to the historic lodge and were greeted with refreshing prohibition cocktails.

Gatsby Sour Recipe
2 oz. Whiskey (Tennesse whiskey preferred)
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz.  freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
Maraschino cherries

Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses. Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Welcome Party Tours of the tunnels and property were provided throughout cocktails before guests enjoyed an exquisite dinner as lakefront as you can get. 

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Event Vendors:
Event Venue : Thunderbird Lodge | Planning & Design : One Fine Day Events | Photography : Catherine Hall Studios | Catering : The Cheese Board | Florist : Bellissima Floral | Rentals : One Fine Day Events, Hartmann Studios | Music : The Royal Society Jazz

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A garland of eucalyptus or olive branches adds a touch of classical, fresh elegance to the dinner table. In addition to the table, I can’t wait to see one of these beauties on my fireplace mantel for the holidays. I’ll be calling on Martha for some guidance.

For your inspiration, here are 3 different themed styled shoots from some of my favorite bloggers, all utilizing greenery garlands as the table runners.

Equestrian Garden Wedding

Natural flowers combined with equestrian elements celebrate the surrounding earthy, green landscape. The rustic tablescape blends masculine elements of deep wood and clean lines with elegant flowing drapery and romantic candelabras.Inspired by This
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Twine EventsOak and the Owl and Desi Baytan Photography

A Coastal Wedding

Katherine and I conspired together and dreamed up this beautiful olive leaf centerpiece which galloped along the length of the table and dripped down the sides. It was wild, uncontrollable and had a mind of its own…just like the sea. It was love at first sight. Rock My Wedding
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Team Rock My Wedding Florist In The Forest and Marshal Gray Photography

Romantic Fall Wedding

We mixed pops of color various vintage plates and an elegant eucalyptus table runner to create a unique fall wedding set up. - Ashley Sawtelle Photography
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Marilee & GraceEuropean Flower Shop and Ashley Sawtelle Photography via Wedding Chicks

 

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Real Weddings | Follow Your Passion

Your wedding should be an expression of you and your partners life together, your love and your passions. The following couples did just that. From rock climbing, motorcycles and skiing, all three pastimes can work at your Lake Tahoe wedding.

Kristin + Cody : Climbing Rocks

rock climbing wedding Carl Zoch Photography

Shannon + Hal : Motorcycle Diaries

motorcycle wedding One Love Photo via Happiness Is

Jodi + Jon : Slope-side Style

ski theme wedding Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Martha Stewart

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When it comes to Lake Tahoe weddings we, at Tahoe Unveiled and One Fine Day Events, can say with confidence that we are experts. That’s not to say that we know every vocabulary term related to marriage and weddings. In an attempt to increase our knowledge we are constantly educating ourselves with all things wedding related. So, with the help of the old fashioned dictionary we are increasing our vocabulary in the Tahoe Unveiled office today. Here are 5 unique wedding words you should know:

Epithalamion

: a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom
If witnessing a heartfelt exchange of wedding vows moves you to song, take note: the resulting ditty might be referred to as an epithalamion, defined as “a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.”

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Foy

: a farewell feast, gift or drink
Being of Scottish heritage, Stephanie knows this term all too well. The Scottish dialectical term foy, which broadly means “a farewell gift, feast, or drink,” is sometimes used in Scotland to refer to what people in the US might call a bachelorette party: a party given in honor of a woman on the eve of her marriage.

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Agamy

: the absence of a rule dictating marriage choices within a social group.
Agamy is the state or quality of being unmarried. This word can also refer to the aversion to the institution of marriage. So if you’re flying solo this wedding season, or if you go out of your way not to catch the bouquet at the reception, you might want to know this word.

Paranymph

: a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; also : the bridesmaid escorting the bride to the bridegroom
Wedding terminology is filled with gender specific words, such as bride and groom. But one lesser-known wedding word with unisex applicability is paranymph, meaning “a groomsman or a bridesmaid.” It translates literally from the Greek paránymphos as “the person beside the bride.”

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Bridaller

For some, the term “wedding guest” may feel a bit too impersonal for such a personal and intimate day. Instead, use bridallers. The singular of this rare word means “a guest at a wedding.” Its root word, bridal, originally meant “a wedding” or “a wedding feast.”

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Sand Harbor is an idyllic location for a Lake Tahoe engagement session. Kaylynne Kroshus Photography captured the love between this couple beautifully. Kerryn and Aaron first met during their last year of college at the University of Reno. The couple spent the first two years of their relationship traveling around the world; volunteering in Honduras, teaching children in Korea, and happily in love .

Lake Tahoe Engagement Session All their travels have given them a unique appreciation of natural beauty and they knew that incorporating Tahoe into the wedding somehow was a must. The engagement photos were the perfect opportunity. Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session Lake Tahoe Engagement Session

Kerryn and Aaron will be tying the knot next June at the incredibly gorgeous Orchard House in Genoa. A breathtaking outdoor venue that just so happens to be next door to the oldest bar in Nevada.

Congratulations!

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