Hunter and Company’s Ritz-Carlton Wedding

This bride and groom had a vision for their wedding to be a personal, intimate affaire — all about love and sharing the day with close friends and family. Hunter & Company brought this day together perfectly and photographer Anne Ciotola made sure to capture an event they would never forget.

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Wedding Vendors~
Photography: Anne Ciotola | Cinematography: Light The Moment | Event Planning: Hunter & Company | Floral Design: Art In Bloom | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Hunter & Company | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Bride’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Hair + Makeup: Laurie Jones Hair | Lighting: Red Carpet Events And Design | DJ: Will Magid | Groom’s Attire: Christian Dior | Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe | Cufflinks: Van Cleef & Arpels | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Veil: Rime Arodaky

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Grey and Neutral Winter Wedding Ideas

Grey is the perfect base color for creating a gorgeous palate of warm and neutral tones for a fall or winter wedding in Lake Tahoe. We like to add rich textures and soft candlelight to top off an overall ethereal look and feel. You can also incorporate these beautiful neutrals into your flowers, bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding day makeup, table linens or even desserts! See all the grey and neutral winter wedding ideas here.

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Top to Bottom: Max Koliberdin with  Special Day Agency // Ruffled Blog // Confetti Daydreams // Anthropologie // Adrianna Papell // The Event Group


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Lakefront Wedding from One Fine Day Events

This lakefront wedding from One Fine Day Events incorporates all our favorite Lake Tahoe wedding elements, from the bright color floral palate to the wedding parties ride on the Wild Goose II, Shannan and John made lifelong memories– captured by Mike Larson Photography— along the shores of Tahoe. And thanks to the help of D’lish Catering, Greco Rose BeautyCelebrations! Party Rentals the couples special day went off without a hitch.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Planning & Design: One Fine Day Events | Photographer: Mike Larson | Videographer: Reel Eyes | Wooden Boat: Wild Goose 2 | Catering: D’lish Catering | Florist: Jiosia Designs | Music: Tahoe Bagpiper & Brian Hess | Invitations: Bride’s Father | Rentals: Celebrations La Tavola | Venue: Private Estate | Hair: Greco Rose | Makeup: Kari Addison

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One glance at the gowns on the Haute Couture runways in Paris, and you’ll believe in magic. With thousands of beads sewn on by hand, the most luxurious fabrics money can buy, and designs worthy of a place in the Louvre, Haute Couture gowns are as enchanting coming down the aisle as they are coming down the runway. So tell us, which of these looks would you want to steal for yourself? Here are 4 gowns we’d be more than happy to wear at our wedding (if we have the chance to do it all over again, same hubby of course!).

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A model walks the runway at the Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show with Disney Weddings at EZ Studios on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo) Style 2626: Magnificent strapless tulle wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a natural waist bodice that has been fully embellished with metallic embroidery, crystal beading, pearls, rhinestones, silver beads and sequins. The full gathered skirt features a dramatic hi-low tiered overlay with horsehair trim and a chapel length train.


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Style 8572: Beautifully draped wedding gown that features sheer tank straps and a dramatic back. The bodice is heavily beaded with pearls, crystal beading and sequins that drip down onto the skirt. The skirt features a slim fit and flare liner with a fully-gathered tulle skirt overlay and chapel train.


Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show With Disney Weddings Style 2601: Modern fit and flare wedding dress of chantilly lace and tulle over satin with sheer straps and a low V-shaped neckline. The gown has been decorated throughout with hand-placed cotton embroidered lace and sequin beading. The gown is finished with a plunging back neckline, matching self-covered buttons and a chapel length train.


NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A model walks the runway at the Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show with Disney Weddings at EZ Studios on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo) Style 403: Dramatic crepe wedding dress with a sheer nude color bodice, bateau neckline and an inverted basque waistline. The entire bodice has been embellished with hand-placed embroidered lace, glittering crystal beading, rhinestones, pearls and

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This fun-loving couple chose to get married at Lake Tahoe because they enjoy laughing, hiking, water skiing, and paddle boarding in the beautiful mountain town. Summit Soiree planned and executed a quintessential Tahoe wedding, complete with an outdoor ceremony at The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, chairlift ride, and s’mores. In turn Tahoe fashion, the couple came prepared with a tent from Celebrations! Party Rentals. The day was captured annie X photographie.

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Wedding Vendors~
Photographer: annie X photographie | Floral Designer: Bloomers Floral Design | Dress Store: Bride to Be Couture | Event Planner: Summit Soiree | Event Venue: The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe | Tent Rental: Celebrations! Party Rentals | Hair: Jenny Kenny Rabe | Makeup: Malisa Evets

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Katie and Grant’s Zephyr Lodge Wedding

We love everything about this wedding — the beautiful locale, the bright color palate, the bride’s dress — it all just works. This is thanks, in-part, to the combination of earthy tones and bright pops of color. Photography Candice Benjamin and videographer Jordan Claverie beautifully captured the magic created by Art In BloomKiss And MakeupEvent Masters RentalNorthstar Zephyr Lodge, and Brian Hess.

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Wedding Vendors ~
Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography | Videographer: Jordan Claverie | Coordination: First Pick Planning | Florist: Art In Bloom | Makeup: Jen With Kiss And Makeup | Hair: Sam Harris | Lighting: Event Masters Rental | After Party Bar: Mikuni Sushi | Ceremony and Reception: Northstar Zephyr Lodge | DJ/Musician: Brian Hess | Desserts: Treat Box Bakery | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth| Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals

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Icy Blue Winter Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Today’s styled shoot comes from our friends in the Rocky Mountains at Rocky Mountain Bride:

When describing today’s feature, photographer Sarah Jozsa says, “The aim of this inspirational shoot was to juxtapose vintage glamour with rustic details to create a perfect pairing of city glamour and rugged rustic style.” Needless to say, she succeeded with flying colors. Pairing rustic and glamorous elements is one of our favorite looks and we love the contrast of lace, rich furs and dapper menswear with the natural elements of the table greens and frozen Canadian lake. Stunning pale blue, cream, and blush florals pop against the groom’s cranberry bowtie and pocket square – an amazing winter palette!

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Photographer: Sarah Jozsa Photography | Venue: Beauvais Lake | Floral Design: Funky Petals Flower Shop | Cake Design: Sugar Bakeshop | Floral Ribbon: Adorn Company | Stole: A Vintage Affair | Menswear: Gentleman III Menswear | Wedding Dress (Designer): Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress (Store): Chantilly Bride | Hair + Makeup: Chelsey Auer: Bridal Beauty 

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There are lots of traditions associated with weddings, but toasting of the bride and the groom with Champagne (or sparkling wine) is one of the most historic traditions that we honor. Sparkling wine is truly the wine of celebration and your wedding is the ultimate time to celebrate! So I never suggest you skip the champagne toast. I have to say, it’s actually one of my favorite parts of the evening. If high end Champagne is a bit too rich for your blood, then here are 3 of our favorite alternatives:


Evolution Sparkling Wine, $20 – Bursts of citrus and aromatics of apricot, green apple and Bosc pear, this bright, delicious glass of bubbly starts off dry and finishes crisp. Pairs well with just about anything and is the ideal match for hors d’oeuvres, especially salty dishes.

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, $35 On par with entry-level bottles from Piper-Heidsieck, Veuve Clicquot, Laurent-Perrier, and Moët & Chandon. The Blue Label is crisp with hints of peach and green apple overtones.


NV Le Grand Courtage Grande Cuvee Brut Rose, $20 – A pink blend of Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc, and Gamay. Fresh and fruity, with clear strawberry notes on the nose. A bracing and lasting acidity comes along quickly on the palate, offering some floral elements — almost green and grassy at times. The finish is clean and inviting, that strawberry element lingering, along with some rose petal notes. Lovely and difficult to put down


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