The plunging neckline of the deep V reigns supreme for Fall/Winter 2015 wedding dress trends. They manage to be sexy and flattering at the same time, drawing the eye the down and, therefore, elongating a bride’s figure. We see this neckline in every style dress and every theme. From the romantic to the grunge, this sexy silhouette will be most popular this season and we can’t wait for our Lake Tahoe brides to don the style this summer. Here is a re-cap of our favorite looks:

Oscar de la Renta
This sleeker fit-to-flare gown has intricate floral appliques and a delicate high-low hem




Alon Livne
Sequined sheath wedding dress with a deep v-neckline, long-sleeves, and high front slit (left)

“Castillejo” sleeveless gauze and organza A-line wedding dress with a deep v-neckline, draped bodice, and floral applique details (right)

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Dennis Bacco
Sleeveless silk organza and tulle A-line wedding dress with a plunging v-neckline and beaded details

Dennis Basso Deep V Wedding Dress


Delphine Manivet
Silk tulle V-neck long sleeved wedding dress worn with a silk chiffon underdress, short and long

Delphine Manivet Deep V Wedding Dress


Vera Wang
Metallic accents, delicate floral appliques and beadwork come with an edgy, rocker vibe of the model’s hair, makeup and black boots. But pair these same dresses with romantic hair, classic crystal accessories and soft veils, the look could be ethereal, light and airy. 



Long-sleeve V-neck floor-length silk wedding dress with Crystals from Swarovski buttons (left)

Naeem Khan
“Morocco” floral tulle A-line wedding dress with a deep v-neckline and sheer long sleeves (right)

Houghton and Naeem Khan Deep V

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In this romantic, creekside elopement styled shoot, Mike Arick Photography joined creative forces with  Dish Wish and Lavenders Flowers to transform this creekside setting into a gorgeous elopement venue filled with romantic wedding ideas and inspiration for your Lake Tahoe wedding.

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The photographer Mike Arick describes the shoot below:
I am a huge fan of airy outdoor locations for weddings. With the help of several photographer friends we styled a creek-side wedding inspiration shoot to show how even the most simple touches can create an elegant and stunning setting. I wanted the shoot to have the feel of a private elopement and to mix together the natural beauty of the surroundings with some of the fine decor touches. The furniture was all sourced from my own collection furniture I use for photoshoots. Table settings and dishes were provided by Dish Wish whose collections are absolutely beautiful. Lavenders Flowers not only provided the incredible floral work but she also helped style the shoot. The stunning models are a real married couple who were excited to have some styled wedding images for themselves as their own wedding was a private ceremony without any photography.

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Photographer:  Mike Arick Photography | Bakery: Baking Me Crazy by Christina | Heirlooms and Decor: Dish Wish | Floral Designer: Lavenders Flowers | Caterer: Pie Not

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Wood, chalkboard, glass, paper, linen… there are numerous options when it comes to designing your wedding menu. Give your guests a peak at the meal to come with a design and presentation that will wet their palette and jumpstart their appetite. Here are some of our favorite elegant menu designs and ideas for your Lake Tahoe wedding:

lake tahoe wedding menu ideas Wedding menu ideas wedding menu design ideas left to right, top to bottom: menu wrapped with napkin from Just My Type | pallet menu via Ruffled | bread bag menu via Style Me Pretty | linen napkin menu via Once Wed | illustrated menu and framed menu from Elisa Bricker

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annamae photo interview

Welcome our newest Lake Tahoe wedding photographer to the Tahoe Unveiled team. Annamae and Keith of Annamae Photo have taken wedding photos around the world as well as right here in Lake Tahoe.  Last year we featured their work when they captured Butter + Salt owners, Aubrey and Tyler, the day after their Lake Tahoe wedding (take a look the gorgeous images here!). We interviewed Annamae to get some more insight into her background, style of photography and what makes her unique.

How did you first get interested in photography?
(Annamae) Photography began later in life for me. I was always so intrigued by the arts growing up and took a few different classes in high school. After high school I was a little lost and didn’t really have a plan. I decided I’d start taking classes at the International Academy of Design. I was initially interested in graphic design, but after I held my first camera something just clicked.

(Keith) Photography was always a hobby for me but I never took it seriously until recently. I loved when working on missions or taking trips I could document the culture and their life and share that with other people. I made the connection of that feeling with wedding photography when Annamae came into my life.

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How did you end up as a wedding photographer, and what made you choose photography as a career?
I graduated with my digital photography degree from International Academy of Design for photography in 2009 and worked with Ryan Joseph shortly after as his assistant/second shooter for about a year. He was the reason I went from focusing on a career in the fashion industry to shooting weddings. After working with him, my passion for weddings grew and I knew eventually I’d have my own wedding photography business.

Describe your photography style in 6 words:
creative, vibrant, charismatic, innovative, playful, and modern.

Tell us more about your style of photography and what makes you unique.
Our style is definitely more creative and photojournalistic. We are always trying to think of something that will set us apart whether it’s our compositions, editing style, experimenting with new camera techniques or the way that we tell a story. When we aren’t capturing weddings we can be found photographing editorial, lifestyle, and fashion work, this is something we like bringing in to influence our wedding photography.

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What are some of your favorite moments to capture?
Raw moments, definitely the ones that you can’t re-capture. (This is where our photo journalistic style comes into play)

Tell us about one of your favorite weddings to shoot:
We love shooting weddings with lots of emotion and organic moments, there is nothing more I love when we tear up during the ceremony or grandma gets out on the dance floor.

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What do you love most about Lake Tahoe?
Everything. What’s not to love? We came here from Florida for a friends wedding and never looked back. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the US! We love that you can ski, beach, climb, and camp all in the same place. It’s wonderful!

Where can we find you on a Sunday morning?
Sunday mornings start with coffee of course! Later you can find us taking a little day trip to who knows where and playing with our Pomeranian Yoko. We love food, being spontaneous, our friends and everything in between. We always take full advantage of a day off. :)

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You can find Annamae Photo’s work on their website at or by following them on instagram at @itsannamaephoto



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This wedding, planned by Blue Sky Events, set on the idyllic eastern shores of Lake Tahoe, perfectly represents the blending of elegance with nature that make weddings on Lake Tahoe truly unique. The flower arrangements incorporated delicate muted neutral roses with hearty succulents. This unification theme seen in the flower arrangements is carried throughout the Pearl wedding. The minimalist table décor and runner, provided by La Tavola linens, allowed guest to toast and converse with simplicity.

While the beauty of Lake Tahoe speaks for itself, it is often with just a little emphasis, that it can be brought to entirely new levels of beauty. The Pearl wedding proved, that with a backdrop of rustic, forest greens and deep, lake blues, all you need to make you wedding photos pop (photography provided by Emily Scannell) is a blissfully happy couple, elegant grey bridesmaids dresses, succulent buttoners, and minimalist, shabby-chic décor with the occasional pop of color.

Pearl and Wyeth had their Lake Tahoe wedding beautifully captured by one of Tahoe Unveiled’s favorite videographers, Reel Eyes Media.

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From the photographer, Emily ~
Pearl and Wyeth planned a wedding at The Fairwinds Estate in Lake Tahoe. What they didn’t plan for, however, was rain. But even when faced with a potential down pour on their outdoor wedding, the pair remained calm. The storm clouds eventually passed after some rain, but it made for the most gorgeous day–and photos!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  Emily Scannell Photography  | Wedding Planner: Blue Sky Events | Cinematography: Reel Eyes Media | Catering: North Tahoe Catering | Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | Rentals: Forever Vintage & Eventmasters | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Flowers: Thran’s Flowers  | Venue: The Fairwinds Estate

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Favor Bar Ideas

Allow your guests to create their own favors by setting up a favor bar. Set out vases or antique pails filled with your favorite ingredients and supply guests with muslin pouches or jars, scoops and tags so they can choose their favorites. Great ideas for a Lake Tahoe wedding include: bird seed bar, tea bar and trail mix bars.

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Images: Millie Holloman Photography via Martha Stewart | Perfect Capture Photo

Ideas can include:

Bird Seed Bar : wildflower, sunflower and garden vegetable seeds

Trail Mix Bar : dried fruits, nuts, yogurt chips, seeds, and carob chips

Tea Bar : black, green, herbal and fruit teas

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Traditionally, when the words flowers and weddings are used in the same sentence our minds immediately go to bridals bouquets and table centerpieces. Floral trends, and specifically summer floral wedding trends, have recently expanded their reach far beyond their original realm and into more unique venues.

We have compiled a list of 4 of these seemingly non-traditional ways to incorporate flowers into you summer wedding, because lets be honest: is their anything more summery than fresh flowers? EVERYWHERE!!

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1-Bridal Party Dresses
Over the years we’ve seen trends where bridal parties wear different style of a dress in the same color, or dresses in variations of the same color tone. This summer we are noticing a trend in floral bridal party dress, often the same shape, as seen in this image, but in different colors of the same floral scheme. We love this trend for your summer wedding!

Floral Brides Maids Dresses photos provided by: White Magazine 


2- Hanging Décor
We gravitated toward this beautiful summer floral wedding décor specifically because of the simple, mostly white table centerpieces. That way, your eye is immediately drawn to the hanging flower arrangements. By hanging your flowers from the ceiling you are able to incorporate more color than you originally thought possible, without being too overwhelming.

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3-Floral Hair Pieces
This flower hairpiece is a new take on the ever-popular floral crown. We especially love the idea of having the bridal party wear their bouquets in the hair, rather than carrying them down the aisle.

Floral Hair left to right: Style Me Pretty | Mod Wedding


4- Invitations
The beauty of using a floral invitation theme is that each element of your invitation can have many or as few flowers as you want. We practically loved this invitation set because they were able to use the floral theme without going overboard. For example, the RSVP cards have only a few floral notes, while the event invitation and envelope are stunning and loaded with beautiful pink flowers.

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stationary provided by: elli 

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Lake Tahoe wedding vendor, Butter + Salt, are our go to caterer for the most delicious craft cocktails. Today they bring us a refreshing summer treat that your guests are sure to love, the Earl Grey Arnold Palmer.

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Earl Grey Arnold Palmer

Infusing tea into gin is very simple and can create a classy take on the well-loved Arnold Palmer. Simply infuse a good gin with any tea leaf for 45 minutes and strain. We enjoy ours with Earl Grey. Fresh lemon juice is key.

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2 oz Gin
1 tbsp Earl grey tea leaves
2 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp Simple Syrup
Large ice cube
Lemon twist

• Place Earl Grey tea leaves into gin and infuse for 30 minutes
• Pour lemon juice and simple syrup into gin. Stir with ice cubes until chilled
• Strain + pour over large ice cube
• Garnish with lemon twist

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