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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.

Wedding Cocktail Menu 2 Martha Stewart Wedding // Style Me Pretty
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etsy // Wedding Chicks
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Cocktails Details // Ruffled Blog
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Camille Styles // Ever Mine

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Style Me Pretty // Wedding Party App

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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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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.

bride and groom signs Sarah Kate Photo | Hello Love Photography

jessica burke Jessica Burke Photography

wedding signs bride groom Rebecca Yale Photography

wedding signage Erin Jean Photography | Jose Villa

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Menus are one of my absolute favorite details at a Lake Tahoe wedding. There are so many ideas and they are a great way to add eccentric design and creativity to your wedding decor.  Whether you decide to go with an individual menu for your wedding guests or a large scale option, there are plenty of options from simple to elaborate. Here are some wonderful ways to include wooden details in your wedding.

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clockwise from top left: Blue Dahlia Events,  Five Dot Design, &  Nathan Peel Photography via Style Me Pretty | Blue Pool Road &  Bonnie Tsang Photography via Snippet and Ink | Melangerie & Docuvitae | Paper Bark,  Alise Taggart Wedding Styling & Event Design & Paula O’Hara Photography via Magnolia Rouge

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If you’ve ever visited Lake Tahoe it will come as no surprise that people here love their dogs and consider them an important part of the family. So, if you have a man’s-best-friend, you will probably want to include them in your  Tahoe wedding. Here are some ideas we love for incorporating your furry friend into your special day …

1. Include them in you photos.

2. Incorporate them into your cake — be it as cake toppers or something more unique as seen below.

3. Use them to deliver the rings are you recite your vows.

4. Have them be the star of your save the date cards.

5. If they are really well behaved, have them stand up there with you as you recite your vows.

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There are so many things you have to think about when planning out your wedding day beauty regimen. Most likely, you will choose to go with makeup that makes you look fresh and natural, but, we love the idea of using your nails as a place to add a little funk to your wedding day look.

Below we highlight some pairing we are loving right now. Our favorite, probably, having to be pairing two shades of blue (for your something blue). But, what we really love about all the below pairings is that they can be flip-flopped for nail and toes, but our idea was the more neutral color goes on your nails with the more bold color on your toes.

Finally, a little secret, you don’t have to save these polish pairings for your wedding day, they will look great at any time. Any, some expert advice: when getting you wedding day manicure splurge for the gels because you don’t wany something like a chipped nail bumming you out right before walking down the aisle.

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Meet the Parents // Mots Bleus
Orange:Grey Polish
Gray Matters // Le Orange
Red:Nude Polish
Born This Way // Come to Bed Red
Red:Pink Polish
Pink Valentine // NUIT 1947

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Orange Wedding Color Palette Done Right

There are many ways to use the color orange and I think we can all imagine the overuse. But orange and shades of tangerine is the perfect color to create a fabulous fun splash of Spring. Using this color wisely is not only a new trend in the wedding world but can also be infused into your daily wardrobe. Why not use this juicy color on your heels? Or maybe snag the next gorgeous tangerine clutch for a super fun night out? Not to mention the combination of bright ranunculus with green leaves and colorful cake pops as dessert is design perfection.

orange wedding ideas Photo: Sally Pinera | Planner: Esoteric Events

orange wedding inspiraiton Left: Sally Pinera | Right: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography

orange wedding colors Photos: Rebecca Yale Photography

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