bohemian messy braid

Want your Lake Tahoe bridesmaids to have the oh-so-stylish bohemian look? Opt for the Rodarte-inspired bohemian messy braid. Although we always suggest you (most definitely you!) and your wedding party have your hair professionally styled, your wedding party may decide not to. If so, they can always follow the instructions below and style each others hair.  A perfect look for your bohemian Lake Tahoe wedding.

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Pro tip: “It’s best to start on wavy or second-day hair to give the look added texture. It also doesn’t hurt to spray a little hairspray or spray wax in it beforehand to add a little grip and grunge. Here’s how to get the look…”

1. Beginning on wavy hair, take a medium to large section (depending on how thick your hair is) close to your right ear.

2. Braid the section going from the front to the back.

3. Repeat on the opposite side.

4. Bring both braids to the back and secure them with an elastic.

5. Loosen and mess up both braids by pulling on them gently with your fingers.

6. Take one braid and wrap it up and around itself, creating a small braided bun.

7. Secure with bobby pins.

rodarte inspired braid

images from latest-hairstyles.com

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Top 5 Groomsmen Gifts from Bespoke Truckee

As a man, if you are not an avid shopper, groomsmens’ gifts can be hard to decide on. Bespoke Truckee makes it easy with gifts for every kind of man. Whether your groomsmen enjoy the outdoors or prefer the city lifestyle, we found 5 killer groomsmen gift ideas that will fit in perfectly with your Lake Tahoe wedding.

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from top to bottom, left to right:

Antler Fire Starter : Don’t let your men be caught out in the woods without one of these bad boy fire starters.  ($24)

Hand Forged Hatchet : From kindling maker to the beginning of a family heirloom, this hand forged hatchet is the gift your men will have for a lifetime. ($315)

Leather Belt and Lake Tahoe Belt Buckle : Personalize this gift by engraving the leather belt with your wedding date and location ($45, $35)

The Nickel Knife : For the groomsmen that have it all! From work of art to fully functional knife, the perfect addition to your Lake Tahoe wedding. ($415)

Faribault Woolen Mill Throw : A blanket that is a great addition to a design centered home or for the stylish camping trip ($145)

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Having a wedding in Lake Tahoe can be like a honeymoon. Most couples either spend the week before, or the week after, their wedding in Lake Tahoe to catch up on relaxation and rays. For an added bonus take another honeymoon to either the complete opposite environment, the tropical beaches of Maldives, or if you are a mountain lover we have a destination for you. This is our Top 5 Honeymoon Locations:

BEST SPLURGE: Richard Branson’s Private Necker Island at $62,000 per night!

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MOST SPORTY: Surfing and Yoga retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica

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MOST ADVENTUROUS: Iceland

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MOST EXOTIC: Le Red Sand in the desert of Morocco

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MOST ROMANTIC: Baros, Maldives

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Lake Tahoe Wedding at Homewood Mountain Resort

We were thrilled to find Nicole and Jason’s wedding in our inbox earlier this month. This amazing couple wrote to tell us all about their gorgeous Lake Tahoe wedding at Homewood Mountain Resort. It really made our week to read this special note from Nicole, “From finding amazing vendors (As You Wish Catering, Camelot Party Rentals, Art in Bloom and Brian Hess Music) to beautiful details, Tahoe Unveiled really helped us create the wedding of our dreams! ”

Nicole and Jason, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with us!

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From the bride, Nicole ~
Jason and I love Lake Tahoe and one of our favorite things to do in the winter is to take off early on Friday mornings and head up from San Francisco to our favorite ski resort, Homewood Mountain. So what better place to say “I do” then over looking the gorgeous Lake Tahoe at 7,000 feet! The minute we found out we could take all our guests up to the top on the chair lift we knew Homewood was the place we would tie the knot. The view from the top is absolutely breath taking and as if that wasn’t enough, the South Lodge was an ideal space that we could make our own for the reception.

We could not have asked for a more perfect Lake Tahoe day! The sun was shining without a cloud in the sky and there was a gentle breeze to keep every one cool at the top. Our guest loved the chair lift ride to the top and they were stunned when they saw the incredible view of the lake and surrounding mountains! Being the last one up on the chair lift and seeing all our family and friends anxiously waiting for the bride made me bubble over with excitement, I just couldn’t wait to see my groom!

It was very important to Jason and I to incorporate as many friends and family members into our wedding as possible since they are such a huge part of our life and relationship. Our dear friend James officiated the beautiful ceremony which brought tears to everyones eyes, Jason’s sister did a reading, and my mother read a Welsh Wedding Blessing in honor of our Welsh heritage. Our groomsman Damien MC’d the entire reception. He had every one laughing and smiling from the moment he took the mic! Then, for our parent and first dance we had my incredibly talented friend, an rising artist in Nashville, Cameron sing with two of my bridesmaids while Brian Hess and his band played. It was wonderful to bring together so many amazing people to help us personalize our wedding day!

We feel blessed to have been so fortunate to work with so many incredible vendors! From Mike at As You Wish Catering, who made the most amazing wedding food, our guests are still talking about it, to our fantastic day of coordinator Rachael from RSVP Events, she never missed a beat. I don’t have enough words to praise how incredible she was! Our photographers, Amy and Dusty Droz from Drozian Photoworks, went way beyond just taking photos, they made sure we had everything we needed and they captured every single moment! Brian Hess, musician and DJ, is an absolute pro. The dance floor was jumping all night long; I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding. Hattie Reed, from Art In Bloom designed the most stunning tables I have ever seen, the flowers were gorgeous! August 16th was the best day of our lives and we will never forget the incredible amount of love we felt from all our guests and everyone who helped make our Lake Tahoe wedding uniquely us!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer : Drozian Photoworks | Wedding Venue : Homewood Mountain Resort | Caterer : As You Wish Catering | Cake & Cupcakes : Sugar Pine Cakery | Florist : Art In Bloom | Rentals : Camelot Party Rentals | Music : Brian Hess | Wedding Planner : RSVP Events | Invitations : Whoa Nellie Press | Makeup : Jennifer Ergut Makeup | Hair : Laura Seegmiller of Bella Vita Salon | Wedding Dress : Lazaro | Bride’s Shoes : Badgley Mischka | Bride’s Rings : Verragio | Bride’s Jewelry : Freida Rothman | Bridesmaid Dresses : Adrianna Papell at Nordstroms | Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire : Alfani at Macy’s | Groom’s shoes: Puma | Groom’s Ring: Lorien Powers in Truckee, CA

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With the desert environment so very close by we thought we should embrace this incredible landscape of Nevada and Utah and show you how to incorporate desert design details into your Lake Tahoe wedding.

Think Virginia City. Black Rock Desert. Bonneville.

Include succulents and cactus; muted, warm colored decor mixed with bright florals; elements from the environment, such as feathers and antlers; and don’t forget the Tipi Marquee from Under Canvas!

mountain desert wedding ideas

clockwise from top left : ring from Clayton Austin via Ruffled | chair from California Vintage Rentals | tablescape and wood box from The Modern Romance | invitation via The Knot  | tipi marquee from Under Canvas

Blog content and curation by Andria Gutierrez

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Kari Addison Beautiful teamed up with  Elise Events to bring us a Lake Tahoe wedding styled shoot like we have never seen before. Donning a color palette of prussion blue and ages gold, this majestic design was inspired by the hit show Game of Thrones. The rich textures are balanced by the romantic beach setting of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Let the gallery below inspire your Lake Tahoe wedding.

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From the wedding designer,  Elise Events ~
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village, Nevada provided a fitting venue for this Prussian blue and aged gold inspired shoot. Gentle blue waters and soft organic sand painted the perfect romantic backdrop for our regal ornate inspired shoot.

A great deal of this inspired shoot drew from the HBO hit series ‘Game of Thrones’. Settings and elements derived from much of European History, inspired a great deal of the details and design. Much of the shoots vision was focused on a sense of feeling and emotion. We wanted to create and inspire an experience surrounded by elements conveying: royalty, majesty, warmth, romance, history, regal and elegance.

Rich dark woods, heavy decorative furniture and intricate patterned linens created a kingly affair. Lenox imperial gold flatware accompanied the magnificent china duo. Lenox vintage jewel and Vera Wang guilded weave china draped the dining table. Tablescapes highlighted patterned copper chargers, dupionique iridescence platinum napkins, hand calligraphed menus, individual gold place cards, personal macaroons and floral embellishments. Soft ivory and white hues, with splashes of poppy white anemones created the perfect floral tones for this palette.

This inspired shoot longed for a bride with flawless pale skin and vibrant red hair. The bride was styled to exhibit her gorgeous locks with a vintage-inspired look and a stunning jeweled headband. Her flawless look was a combination of both classic and bold, while covered in a delicate lace detailed gown with an exquisite keyhole back. The bridesmaid required a sun-kissed inspired face, draped in a flowing empire waist gown. The groom was styled in a soft grey suit, navy bowtie paired with rich caramel accessories.

The couple, Kourtney and Nate, husband and wife, were so very much in love which made our job that much easier! We ended the wonderful day by walking down the private pier and taking the last shots overlooking the beautiful blue water of Lake Tahoe. The bride and groom sealed the day with a kiss and glowing lanterns in hand.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer : Kari Addison Beautiful | Event Design : Elise Events | Wedding Venue : Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Beach | Floral : BandB Designs | Linens : La Tavola Fine Linen
Dress & Accessories : Swoon | Invitations : Dauphine Fine Stationery | Calligraphy : Bright Room Studio | Paper Goods : Bright Room Studio | Hair : Hello Darling
Make-up : Hello Darling | Macaroons : Grace Bake Shop

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As a wedding blogger, it’s hard not to focus on just the decor details of a wedding. So when we received Aubrey and Tyler’s day after session from Annamae Photo, we were thrilled. We could fully enjoy just the couple, the photography and the gorgeous Lake Tahoe landscape. The couple headed out into the wilderness with Annamae, the day after their Lake Tahoe wedding and returned with some unforgettable wedding portraits.

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From the photographer, Annamae Photo ~
When we heard Tyler and Aubrey’s story of how they met in culinary school in NYC we knew they were going to be so much fun to photograph. Coming from Florida we didn’t know what to expect of the Tahoe climate in summer. We had beautiful sunny days leading up to our day after session and of course the morning of a storm decided to roll through. They were leaving for their honeymoon the next day and luckily Tyler and Aubrey were troopers and were willing to brave the potential downpour to get these photos.

The overcast skies ended up being in our favor and luckily the rain held off. Aubrey grew up in the Tahoe area and is the executive chef at the Thunderbird Lodge so she was happy to show us some of her favorite spots all around Tahoe. We had such an amazing time exploring and being adventurous with these two. Tyler and Aubrey were so much fun to capture, they have some of the most contagious fun loving personalities that we have come across and are so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with them and show their love for one another!

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Jenn and Jon wed at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe and it was absolute perfection. Not only is this couple completely adorable they also have a blast! The wedding, planned and designed by Tahoe Unveiled vendor Scott Corridan Design, was as romantic and beautiful as can be; from the guest’s parasols to the bouquets filled with hydrangeas and garden roses and vintage-glam inspired rentals from Camelot Party Rentals and  Red Carpet Events and Design.  Johnny B Films captured the day and all the details in their wedding video below:

Cinematographer : Johnny B Films | Wedding Venue : The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe | Wedding Planning, Design and Florals : Scott Corridan Design | Paper : Union Street Papery | Photographer : Theilen Photography | Hair Stylist : Melissa Dyk of Tahoe Beauty | Makeup Stylist : Jennifer Ergut Makeup | Officiant : The Reverend, Mark Frady | Rentals : Camelot Party Rentals and Red Carpet Events and Design | Entertainment : Jumpstart

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