Planning & Design: Elise Events | Videographer: Reel Eyes Media | Hair: Kari Addison Beautiful | Makeup: Kari Addison Beautiful | Music: HIP Entertainment | Flowers: Art in Bloom | Dress: Marina Morrison Bridal Salon | Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera | Men’s | Suit: Wilkes Bashford Store | Suit Designer: Zegna | Invitations: Paper Caper (in Burlingame, CA) | Wedding Day Paper Goods: Forever HeyDay | Rentals: La Tavola, BluePrint Studios, Classic Party Rentals | Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
From the Bride:
After growing up 20 minutes from each other, but only meeting after being on Match.com, Erika and Elisa knew they were meant to be together. While dating, Tahoe became a go-to place to get away from the Bay Area, relax and be together. It was an easy decision, once engaged, to choose Tahoe as a destination wedding.
When thinking about the type of wedding they wanted, Erik and Elisa knew they wanted it to be a big weekend of celebration that was fun and felt intimate. Fall is their favorite month and planning kicked off once they reserved the Ritz-Carlton in Tahoe for a special October weekend. Quickly after, Elisa and Erik chose Elise Events to help them pull off their vision for a special weekend and fall wedding.
Danielle from Elise Events helped us select the BEST vendors, from makeup with Kari Addison Beautiful to photos with Theilen Photography, flowers with Art in Bloom, and video with Reel Eyes Media. We couldn’t have asked for better people to surround ourselves with and help pull of the big day. Danielle also helped coordinate the rehearsal dinner at Martis Camp, which was a beautiful setting in which to start the weekend.
Personal touches included blankets to keep everyone warm during the ceremony, use of the bride’s mom’s lace from her wedding dress in the chuppah, moscow mules in copper mugs (the bride and groom’s favorite drink!) during cocktail hour, a doughnut bar (the groom’s favorite!) in the evening for folks to take with them after the wedding. These touches, along with a beautiful ceremony, helped make it a weekend to remember.
We love looking at our album now and remembering what a special weekend it was. Having Elise Events allowed us to enjoy and be present in the weekend with our family and friends. We were worry-free and, to this day, are thankful for the wonderful support we had during our wedding weekend.