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moroccan-styled-15 Meghan Kay Sadler 

As a global society, we are finding design inspiration from all parts of the world. Designs from places like Turkey, Morocco, and India are especially popular due to their intricate patterns, rich colors and unique textures. Often seen in interior design and fashion, this trend can easily transcend into wedding design. Take a hint from wedding professionals and draw your inspiration from global sources for your Lake Tahoe wedding. Here are 3 ideas to get you started:


1. Turkish Kilim and Moroccan boucherouite rugs. These colorful rugs can be seen adding an extra dose of color to modern or bohemian weddings everywhere.

global rugs wedding ceremony rugs via Green Wedding Shoes | turkish kilim rug via Style Me Pretty


2. Layers of global print, patterns and textures. From African patterns to Moroccan textiles, this trend is often seen in interior design.

global textiles weddings Simplified Bee | Heart Home Magazine


3. Textile art.  Textile art was huge in 2014 and we are just seeing this design make it’s way into wedding design.

fiber art for weddings  Sketch 42 | “Magma Y Lava” by textile artist Marianna Werkmeister, from Arte Textile


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Traditionally, when the words flowers and weddings are used in the same sentence our minds immediately go to bridals bouquets and table centerpieces. Floral trends, and specifically summer floral wedding trends, have recently expanded their reach far beyond their original realm and into more unique venues.

We have compiled a list of 4 of these seemingly non-traditional ways to incorporate flowers into you summer wedding, because lets be honest: is their anything more summery than fresh flowers? EVERYWHERE!!

floral post header-1 Emily Scannell Photography 

1-Bridal Party Dresses
Over the years we’ve seen trends where bridal parties wear different style of a dress in the same color, or dresses in variations of the same color tone. This summer we are noticing a trend in floral bridal party dress, often the same shape, as seen in this image, but in different colors of the same floral scheme. We love this trend for your summer wedding!

Floral Brides Maids Dresses photos provided by: White Magazine 


2- Hanging Décor
We gravitated toward this beautiful summer floral wedding décor specifically because of the simple, mostly white table centerpieces. That way, your eye is immediately drawn to the hanging flower arrangements. By hanging your flowers from the ceiling you are able to incorporate more color than you originally thought possible, without being too overwhelming.

Hanging Floral Decor-1 Hanging Floral Decor from top, left to right: the knot | wedding lovely | Style Me Pretty


3-Floral Hair Pieces
This flower hairpiece is a new take on the ever-popular floral crown. We especially love the idea of having the bridal party wear their bouquets in the hair, rather than carrying them down the aisle.

Floral Hair left to right: Style Me Pretty | Mod Wedding


4- Invitations
The beauty of using a floral invitation theme is that each element of your invitation can have many or as few flowers as you want. We practically loved this invitation set because they were able to use the floral theme without going overboard. For example, the RSVP cards have only a few floral notes, while the event invitation and envelope are stunning and loaded with beautiful pink flowers.

floral invitations-1 Side by Side

stationary provided by: elli 

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Wood, chalkboard, glass, paper, linen… there are numerous options when it comes to designing your wedding menu. Give your guests a peak at the meal to come with a design and presentation that will wet their palette and jumpstart their appetite. Here are some of our favorite elegant menu designs and ideas for your Lake Tahoe wedding:

lake tahoe wedding menu ideas Wedding menu ideas wedding menu design ideas left to right, top to bottom: menu wrapped with napkin from Just My Type | pallet menu via Ruffled | bread bag menu via Style Me Pretty | linen napkin menu via Once Wed | illustrated menu and framed menu from Elisa Bricker

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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.

wood wedding menu

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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