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15 Lake Tahoe Wedding Ideas

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If you are planning a Lake Tahoe wedding, you have most definitely come to the right place! Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular destination wedding locations in the world and there are many reasons why. Lake Tahoe is mountainous and surrounded by beautiful lakes, trees, and breathtaking scenery. If you envision a destination wedding in the woods or in the mountains, Lake Tahoe is one incredible place to add to your list. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite Lake Tahoe wedding ideas including invitations, outdoor games, decor, and more. Enjoy!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Ideas

1.  These Lake Tahoe wedding invitations from Wide Eyes Paper Co.

 

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Check out our wedding invitation pinterest page for more ideas

 

2.  These laser cut, wooden save the dates from Bullfrog Laser Cut

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3. These adorably elegant wedding survival kits from Jenna Lam Events.

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4. These cute hangover kits for the wedding party from Finch and Fox.

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5.  This sign is a perfect photo prop for your save the dates! By Heartcrafted Co.

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6. These Tahoe heart canvas wedding welcome bags from Jenna Lam Events.

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7. These incredible Lake Tahoe wedding programs from Wide Eyes Paper Co.

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8. These Lake Tahoe wedding favor bags from Finch and Fox.

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9. These bottle openers. Perfect as groomsmen gifts or wedding favors. By Iron Maid Art.

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10. This corn hole game from colorado joe’s

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11. This cute pillow from Eko Kreations. Sew a small ribbon to the side and use as your ring pillow. After the wedding, use as a throw pillow in your living room.

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12. This Lake Tahoe guest book from Compass Rose Studio.

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13. This cool 3D map art for decoration from Origin Artwork.

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14. These cool custom water bottles for favors (or wedding party gifts). By Wide Eyes Paper Co.

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15. These eco-friendly, hand embroidered napkins. Can be used as napkins at dinner and as favors. By Eko Kreations.

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See also: our Lake Tahoe wedding pinterest board and our Lake Tahoe pinterest board

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Roses and peonies may be the most popular flowers for wedding centerpieces, but did you know that they pair well with exotic blooms such as protea and air plants? Whether you’re a seasoned florist, or a DIY bride, you can never run out of ideas for creative floral pairings.

 

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Luckily, these 7 wedding centerpiece ideas, inspired by themed color palettes, will help you choose the perfect flowers and colors for your Lake Tahoe wedding. From stylish and feminine, to wild and rustic, we’ve included mood boards that feature the unique flowers that are included within each centerpiece so that you can easily recreate them. You’ll be sure to get inspired by these unique wedding centerpiece ideas and find a style that will suit the theme of your wedding!

 

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This tablescape utilizes natural elements like geodes, quartz, and reclaimed wood, blending neutral colors with the soft pinks and greens of the centerpieces. These wedding centerpieces were designed by Arrangements Design and photographed by Katie McGihon. They consist of garden roses, protea, dusty miller, kangaroo paw, and air plants.

  • Protea – Protea, also known as sugarbushes, are tropical flowers that are native to South Africa. There are over 2000 species of these flowers, which are known for their large, dome-like center with surrounding spiky, colorful petals.
  • Kangaroo Paw – The fine hairs that surround kangaroo paw flowers give them their pollen-like appearance. These flowers are native to Africa, and they grow in a variety of colors including black, red, yellow, and orange.
  • Air Plants – Air plants are great for warm weather weddings because they can withstand heat and do not need to be kept in water. Because of this they can easily be placed around the centerpieces or be incorporated into table settings as well.

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This beautiful whites and succulents centerpiece came together nicely to grace the tables of a gorgeous outdoor spring wedding. The wide-lipped vase allows the lush flowers to showcase their natural volume and texture, creating a cylindrical centerpiece that mimics the the shape of the most prominent flowers — dahlias, lisianthus, and roses.

The collaboration between photographer The Big Affair, event planner LVL Weddings, and floral designer Florals by Jenny really helped this wedding centerpiece compliment and enhance the clean tablescape. This centerpiece consists of English roses, succulents, dahlias, lisianthus, dusty miller, passion fruit vine, snow on the mountain, and eucalyptus.

  • English Roses – English roses, also known as David Austin roses, are famous for their pleasant fragrance, repeat flowering capability, and wide range of colors. Their flowers have a cupped shape and many petals. They grow best in hardiness zones 5 through 10.
  • Succulents – Succulents are available year-round, but are an especially good addition to warm weather weddings because they can stand heat well and won’t wilt. Their soft greens, blues, and greys are great accents to light-colored centerpieces like the one above.
  • Dahlias – Dahlias can be used to add texture to a bouquet because of their many small, rounded petals. These flowers bloom in mid-summer, and will continue to bloom into the fall until the weather gets cold.
  • Lisianthus – Lisianthus flowers are great for centerpieces because of their long lifespan as cut flowers — many can last in a vase for two to three weeks. Their loose, ruffled petals are a welcome contrast to more structured flowers like dahlias.
  • Dusty Miller – Dusty miller can grow year-round in hardiness zones 7-10. It produces yellow flowers during the summer, though people are often most interested in its lacey, silvery foliage, which is commonly used in bouquets and centerpieces.
  • Passion Fruit Vine – The passion fruit vine is a unique addition to the centerpiece above. It grows best in subtropical environments, and produces aromatic purple or yellow fruits. The vines grow quickly and should be guided along a fence or trestle.
  • Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus’ long stems and many leaves are a great way to add depth to your centerpiece. The trees grow quickly, and are hardy and adaptive. Most species are evergreen, making them a good filler for bouquets and centerpieces year-round.

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This rustic wedding used the deep purple and pink centerpieces to play up the natural brown tones of the table and gold accents of the glassware. The vases in varying heights gave the table some variation, while still keeping a consistent aesthetic. Each centerpiece was designed with care by Marie Floral Stylist and photographed by Gaile Deoso of Wanderlust Creatives.

The centerpieces consist of carnations, spray roses, kale flower, eucalyptus, statice, veronicas, dianthus, and amaranthus.

  • Carnations – Carnations are great flowers for centerpieces because of their long life as cut flowers, usually two to three weeks, and their vast color assortment. Red and pink carnations symbolize love and admiration, making them fitting for a wedding.
  • Spray Roses – Spray roses usually have smaller blooms than typical roses, making them a good accent flower for centerpieces. Because they grow from small stems attached to one large stem, they’re often used for boutonnieres and corsages as well.
  • Kale Flower – Ornamental kale plants, which cannot be eaten, are grown for the vivid color of their ruffled leaves. For optimal color, they must be grown in cool weather and kept well watered. They grow best in spring or fall in hardiness zones 2-11.
  • Statice – Statice are used on both fresh and dried floral arrangements. They begin blooming in summer, and bloom into fall. Statice are relatively easy to grow because they are hardy plants that are drought tolerant and deer resistant.
  • Veronicas – Veronicas are known for their narrow, spiky shape. They have a long bloom time — six to eight weeks — and bloom throughout the summer. They’re also known as speedwell, and known for their vivid blues and purples.
  • Green Trick Dianthus – Green trick dianthus is a unique flower that has a fuzzy, globe-like appearance. It was bred in Japan, and is relatively new to the cut flower market, but works well in bouquets and centerpieces because of its long vase life.
  • Cascading Amaranthus – Amaranthus is known for its elegant appearance and vibrant color, which remains even when the plant is dried. It does best in warm weather and is drought tolerant.

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This pink and white centerpiece adds a soft touch of color to the white tablescape. The low, wooden box allows the flowers to come to life, while subtly complementing the curly willow branches.

This beautiful wedding was put together by Couture Events. The centerpiece was arranged by Stephanie Grace Design and captured by One Love Photography. It consists of hydrangeas, roses, curly willow, and snow on the mountain.

  • Snow on the Mountain – Snow on the mountain is known for its showy leaves, which have white accents. The leaves are often used as fillers in centerpieces because of their unique appearance. This plant grows best in hardiness zones 3 through 9.
  • Curly Willow – Curly willow, or corkscrew willow, is known for its curling branches, which are available year-round. These trees grow best in hardiness zones 4 through 8, and produce beautiful buds in the spring.

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This summer brights wedding centerpiece steals the show, adding a welcome pop of color to the white tablescape. Foster’s Flower Shop strategically incorporates pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, and purples, to beautifully showcase the colors of the season.

The centerpiece was perfectly captured by Tina Jay Photography, and is made up of hydrangea, garden roses, ginestra, anemone, ranunculus, tulips, clematis, and dahlia.

  • Ranunculus – Ranunculus are popular for their bright blooms and delicate, layered petals. They do best in hardiness zones 8 to 10, and bloom in the summer. They’re great for adding texture to a bouquet or centerpiece, though they only last about a week as cut flowers.
  • Tulips – Tulips are popular because of their unique shape and wide variety of colors, from bright reds and yellows to nearly black purples. They bloom from spring into early summer. Red tulips are great for weddings because they symbolize true love.
  • Clematis – The Jackman clematis is the most popular type in North America. The flowers grow on a vine and bloom in mid to late summer. These purple blossoms do best in hardiness zones 4 to 8, and can grow in full sun to partial shade.
  • Hydrangeas – Hydrangeas are great statement flowers because of their voluminous, round clusters of blooms. They bloom from summer into fall in shades of white, pink, purple, and blue. For some species, the color is determined by the pH of the soil.
  • Garden roses – There are two types of garden roses — Modern Garden Roses and Old Garden Roses. Modern Garden Roses are the most common. They bloom continuously and have a long vase life, making them good for centerpieces.
  • Ginestra – Ginestra are great accent flowers, because of their many tiny buds attached to a long stem. They are known for their strong, sweet fragrance and typically come in shades of pink, purple, yellow, and white.
  • Anemone – There are many species of anemone, which are also known as windflowers. The fall blooming varieties are taller with cup-shaped blossoms, while the spring blooming varieties grow lower to the ground. They grow in a variety of colors including pink, red, purple, and white.

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The bride and groom’s chairs can be an eye-catching decoration. We are loving everything from wooden signs to flowers and ivy. Some couples choose to go with formal decor and others decide on a more casual and fun look. You can easily make or order special order these decorations for your Lake Tahoe wedding. Here are some of our favorite signs for the new Mr. and Mrs.

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Green Wedding Shoes // Mrs. to Be
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Woven // Nouba

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Blair Nadeau Millinery 2017 Collection

We are in love with Blair Nadeau and her stunning new collection of hair accessories and bridal adornments ‘Celestial Wanderer’. An exquisite range inspired by yesteryear but created for today’s modern brides, featuring modern rose-gold headpieces, heavenly vintage veils, divine statement necklaces & shoulder adornments, garters so beautiful you won’t want to take them off and even a few deliciously alternative black creations.

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The shoot is, if possible, almost as beautiful as the pieces themselves! Full of natural light with an ethereal almost Edwardian feel, it is full of romance, and the fine art photography of Whitney Heard is just flawless. Ladies you will most definitely want your pinning finger ready before scrolling any further…..

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Each piece is designed and created by Blair herself in her Toronto design studio to maintain the highest level of quality and craftsmanship possible, creating heirloom quality bridal art that can be passed down for generations to come.

Established in 2009, Blair Nadeau uses traditional techniques applied in a modern fashion to create timeless pieces. And when you see them, it will come as little surprise to learn that her designs have, over the last 8 years since launching, been worn by celebrities, featured in Vogue, graced the covers of numerous magazines, appeared on countless top wedding blogs and are regularly worn on the hit television show REIGN! So, if you weren’t familiar with Blair’s name before, you surely will be after seeing this vision of bridal perfection!

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“Upon designing this collection, we discovered ourselves. Our history, our past and our future. As we gaze off into the stars, it is our wish that each of our brides can also discover themselves in our adornments and look forward towards their own future with warmth, love and discovery.”

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“Recently, a dear friend discovered her roots again after a pilgrimage of sorts to her home country of the Ukraine. She brought back spoils and riches from her culture, traditional dress and craft, and it inspired us.

We saw the love in her eyes as she spoke of her history, the warmth in the textiles she held tight in her hands and the pride she had for a home she never truly knew until now. We saw in her smile, that there was a world of love out there dedicated to their craft, their textiles and their treasures and we wanted to embody that love for home in our 2017 collection.”

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“We truly scoured the world to find these inspired riches and transform them into little works of art. Rich golds, blackened silvers and antiqued rose golds warm the palette. Dark rich ebony fit for royalty creates a sense of intrigue. The softest tulles from Scotland create cascading flowing veils edged with embroidery and corded lace from Latvia, shrouded in mystery.”

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Bridal Accessories & Adornments: Blair Nadeau | Photography: Whitney Heard | Makeup: Maya Goldenberg | Hair: Ladylyn Gool | Wedding Dresses: Catherine Langlois | Florals: Living Fresh | Model: Ivy from Lang Models | Venue: Peter House Photo Studio 

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Elegant Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration

To La Lune took to the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe for this organic, minimalist styled shoot and we absolutely cannot get enough of the design. The simplicity of muted neutral colors against the Lake Tahoe backdrop is enough to make any heart melt because even on an overcast day this place, that we are lucky enough to call home, makes for the perfect backdrop.

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From the event designers, To La Lune ~
Lake Tahoe was the perfect backdrop for our organic minimalist editorial shoot. Sprawling open fields, wooded rocky paths, and that ever so stunning blue lake enabled us to tell a story of raw beauty taking multiple forms.

When designing an event or shoot it is so important to take the existing landscape into consideration. With such a dramatically gorgeous natural setting, we chose to keep our design elements as neutral and unobtrusive as possible. It is so easy to go overboard for design, but when you are gifted with such incredible views, ultimately less is more!

A favorite element from the day, which added a surprise shift in form, ended up being the shift in weather. Starting the day with blue skies, the weather quickly transition to the most magical thunderstorm that swept over the entire lake! Watching the thunder clouds roll in we were reminded of the ever evolving beauty in mother nature.

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Carmen Santorelli | Event Planning + Design: To La Lune Events | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon | Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu

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The trend of featuring a signature drink at you wedding is becoming increasingly popular and with a signature drink comes the opportunity to showcase it with a beautiful menu. Here we have outlined a few of our favorite cocktail menu design ideas, perfect for anyones Lake Tahoe wedding. Insider tip: a cocktail menu is the perfect DIY project because it will be fun, save you money, and will not not break the budget.

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Camille Styles // Ever Mine


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Any of you on the hunt right now for a Tahoe wedding photographer for 2017 or 2018? Or do you know a fab couple who is? Our photographer friend Justine Grajski Photo is putting on the most amazing photo shoot giveaway in Lake Tahoe. The elopement, engagement or couple shoot will take place at a time and place in the Tahoe area that works for both you and Justine. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out how to enter!

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From Justine: I like to let the day unfold naturally, while I document it in an artful, meaningful way. You could say my style is a blend of photojournalism meets art. 

Above all, I strive to create authentic, emotive, intimate images, that truly captured the love between two people. Thus, my intention is to craft a space for you to let your guard down, because that’s when the magic happens.

 

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ENGAGEMENT OR ELOPEMENT GIVEAWAY

One couple will win a complete engagement or elopement sessions in the Lake Tahoe / Truckee Area:

  • 2 hours of  coverage with Justine Grajski Photo
  • Shoot to happen in the spring or summer of 2017
  • Hi-resolution images
  • Online gallery filled with all the photos from your session (prints + albums will be available for purchase)

Here’s how to enter:

  • Head over to our instagram account:@tahoeunveiled
  • Look for the giveaway image, like the image and tag a friend, your bridesmaids or a couple you think would also be interested in the comments
  • Follow @tahoeunveiled and @justinegrajskiphoto
  • Send an email to justinegrajskiphoto@gmail.com with your name and contact info, instagram handle, plus a quick write-up about you and your love!
  • Winner will be announced on Friday, April 21.
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Wedding Signs for the Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom signage at your table and reception is an eye-catching wedding decor piece. They are super fun and cheerful and you can also tailor them to your personal style. For your Lake Tahoe wedding, try mixing it up with fun and unique materials such as wood or copper.

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wedding signage Erin Jean Photography | Jose Villa

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