Lake Tahoe Wedding | Truckee River Elegance Part I

This charming Lake Tahoe wedding, brought to us by the brillant Summit Soiree and captured by the ever-so-talented Catherine Hall Studios, has Summer written all over it….and I for one don’t want Summer to go away! This beautiful wedding embodies those last days of warm weather and gorgeous sunshine with a lovely wedding that took place on the Truckee River. Stay tuned for part two!

From the Bride ~

John and I chose Lake Tahoe for our wedding because from the start of our relationship it was our favorite weekend getaway spot to spend time together. We wanted an outdoor wedding in a unique and beautiful setting, and because I was looking to create the opposite of a “factory wedding”, the Baker Estate on the Truckee River proved ideal. The owner only rents his property for two weddings a year, and the huge green lawn with beautiful landscaping directly abuts the Truckee River.

I wanted to create a sophisticated, clean and modern feel. I didn’t have a lot of time to plan the wedding and did things very last minute, so I focused on the few details that were really important to me. I wanted pretty wooden tables with no table cloths to support that clean look, and since I couldn’t find what I was looking for at the typical wedding furniture rental companies, I found a furniture rental company that doesn’t typically do weddings and had more unique stuff. Flowers were also incredibly important. I like really saturated, vibrant colors like fuchsias and reds, and I wanted each table to have different arrangements. I also thought it was really important to have the bar right next to the dance floor, and I chose a distressed white bar that had a bar back that we filled with small flower arrangements and candles. To top off the look we also rented a few beautiful crystal chandeliers that were hung from the trees by the bar and in the tent.

We were so happy with how everything turned out. The weather was gorgeous, everything looked beautiful and the food was delicious. Most importantly, a year later we are still hearing what a great time people had!


Wedding Planner | Summit Soiree
Venue | Baker Estate
Photography | Catherine Hall Studios
Catering | D’lish
Hair & Make-up | Friend of the Bride
Ceremony Music | Ben Fuller
DJ | Sean Evans
Flowers | Stems by Diana
Rentals | Crux Events & Blue Print Studios
Tent | Camelot Party Rentals



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  • Shelly

    Your wedding was beautiful! Could you please let me know how to get in contact with the owner of the Baker estate?


  • shelly

    Beautiful wedding! Could you tell me how to get in contact with the owner of the estate? It is everything I am looking for in a location for my wedding.

    • Andria

      Hi Shelly! Thank you for your comment. To book the Baker Estate please contact Heather Spear at Summit Soiree. Stephanie Anderson with One Fine Day Events is also a great resource for similar estates.

  • Angela

    I love this venue! Could you provide me with the address or contact information for the Baker Estate? I can’t seem to find it anywhere! Thanks!