I went to a wedding a few months ago where the bride asked her grandmother to be her flower girl. I’ll give you a moment to fishing awww-ing.

The grandmother wore a lilac dress and large sun hat, and she so proudly scattered the rose petals as she walked down the aisle, beaming. The congregation loved it, and her performance was irrefutably a highlight of the day, and a gesture her granddaughter will never forget.

This got me thinking about unique flower girl ideas, and how minor changes can make the world of difference. I researched outside-the-box things your flower girl can do, and here’s what I found. Try one, or something similar, at your Lake Tahoe wedding. It’ll give your guests just one more thing to swoon over.

Use a Grandparent, or TWO!

Swap Petals for Balloons

Swap Petals for Bubbles!

Spice Up their Outfits

Let them Team Up

Make her Teeny Tiny

Let her Dance!

Let her Walk your Dog

Put ’em in a Wagon

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Zephyr Lodge Wedding at Northstar California

Lauren and Jon were married in a beautiful mountaintop ceremony at Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge. Everyone made a grand entrance via the ski gondola to the stunning ceremony site, then enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck before dining in the rustic mountain ski lodge. Love is in The Hair, some of our favorite beauty professionals, were on scene to ensure all the ladies looked completely stunning. And wedding photographers, The Nichols, captured the day beautifully. Check it all out in the gallery below.

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Lauren and Jon choose a color palette of navy blue, with the bridesmaids wearing mis-matched floral patterns in blues. It all paired together so nicely! The beautiful ceremony chuppah was constructed of birch trees with floral accents of white peonies and and pale peach antique roses. It was sunny skies and a cool breeze, with a stunning mountain view. All in all, it was a picture perfect day for the newlyweds!

Vendors:
Venue and Catering: Zephyr Lodge from Tahoe Wedding Collection | Photographers: The Nichols | Florist/ Planner: Blake’s Floral Design | Band: The Poprocks | Hair: Love is in The Hair

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These high school sweethearts have a love so apparent, it almost jumps off the page. Clane Gessel Photography  did an incredible job at capturing that love, along with the dreamy details and beautiful linens from La Tavola Fine Linen. Check out more in the full gallery below.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | Caterer: As You Wish Catering | Band:Chuck Wansley After Hours | Professional: Clane Gessel Photography | Dress Designer: Katie May Bridal | Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Fine Linen | Event Planner: Merrily Wed | Transportation: Northstar Transportation | Caterer: Sugar Pine Cakery | Other Location: The Quest Estate, The Carousel Estate

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You could opt for pinks and creams and roses and all the other classical wedding elements, but when your marriage is being held in one of world’s greatest wonders–Lake Tahoe–why stop at ordinary?

With all the wilderness and beaches, Lake Tahoe can’t help but be associated with camping. Just the smell of the area itself immediately makes visitors yearn to camp. Roll your car windows down upon arrival in Tahoe and you’ll instantly inhale what smells like burning wood, irrefutably one of the best scents on earth.

In turn, we think there’s no better theme for your Lake Tahoe wedding than “campout.” And what guest to your Tahoe venue wouldn’t love s’mores and tents and campfires? A campout Lake Tahoe wedding would go down in history as one of the best, if not the best, wedding your friends and family will have attended.

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Instead of wearing a wedding band, my friend has a tattoo in the shape of a ring. Why? For one, his work is extremely physical and a band could  be hazardous, and two, he says he’ll never lose it. Plus, a tattoo is quite a bit cheaper than your traditional piece of metal. But would you go straight from your Lake Tahoe wedding venue to the tattoo parlor to get inked?

If you’ve yet to be convinced by the equation, “ink + marriage = forever,” we’ve gathered some inspirational photos that may convince you to join the inking bandwagon. It seems even Beyonce and Jay Z got matching tattoos after their marriage in 2008. If they did it, why not you?

To go along with your wedding-in-Lake-Tahoe theme, perhaps one of you could get the lake while the other gets the sky (Lake Tahoe is “Lake of the Sky,” after all), or one could get a pine cone while the other gets a pine tree. Just throwing out ideas!

“Hugs ‘n kisses for life”

“Because your lives revolve around each other like the sun and moon”

“When one cannot be without the other”

“The molecule of serotonin, because you make each other happy”

“The Key to my heart”

“The joint heart”

“Each other’s King and Queen”

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Romantic Summer Wedding at West Shore Cafe

After meeting on the dance floor in the Bahamas, Megan and Justin continued a long distance relationship for a year before moving to Texas together. While on vacation in Lake Tahoe Justin popped the question during a walk on the lake one quite morning. It was in that moment the couple knew the shores of Tahoe was the perfect location for their wedding, and West Shore Cafe was their venue of choice.

With gorgeous elements from B&B Flower DesignCelebrations Party RentalsLa Tavola Linen and designed by Merrily Wed, Megan and Justin had the wedding they dreamed of. Scroll down to see all the details from the day, captured by Heather Anderson Photo.

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Vendors:
Photographer: Heather Anderson Photo | Wedding Planner: Merrily Wed | Florist: B&B Flower Design | Wedding Venue: West Shore Cafe and Inn | Musician/DJ: Jeff Jones | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Make-Up: Jennifer Ergut of Kiss & Make-Up | Hair: Tara Morrissey of Bella Vita Salon

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To go along with the rustic Tahoe wedding theme, here’s one suggestion: opt for mismatched chairs.

Mismatched chairs are sometimes thought of as shambolic, but what people truly mean when they’re commenting as such is that they’re charming. There’s just no alternative. Vintage chairs are, after all, a symbol of lasting love; they’ve been passed on from generation to generation, and, like marriage, they’ve stood the test of time.

Filling your ceremony with vintage chairs that don’t match adds so much dimension and intrigue. What’s more, they create an intimate, cozy, homemade feel, and who doesn’t appreciate that. We’re all about the warm fuzzies.

To inspire you on how to decorate your wedding with mismatched chairs, we’ve collected some of our favorite inspirational photos. Your Lake Tahoe wedding is about to be taken to the next level.

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Just when you thought nothing could be as cool as Lake Tahoe, literally and figuratively, patterned groomswear happened.

Let your husband-to-be have some fun with his wedding day attire by swapping solid ties and shirts for something patterned. We’re talking flowers, stripes, polka dots, paisley, the whole kit and caboodle.

Patterned groomswear not only spices the ceremony up, it also adds to pictures, pictures you’ll have on show for life. No wall or mantlepiece doesn’t love a little extra color.

To get your creative juices flowing, here are some of our favorite cases of patterned groomswear. Feast your eyes!

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