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With a few close friends and family this sweet couple from Atlanta exchanged their wedding vows. The garden at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe in Incline Village was a perfect setting for this intimate ceremony, with the colorful autumn leaves and warm light. Captured by the talented  annie X photographie, this Lake Tahoe wedding ceremony is not to be missed.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer:  annie X photographie | Event Venue: Hyatt Lake Tahoe | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JCrew | Officiant: Rev. David Beronio

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Mark and Aime chose to celebrate their union at a private estate along the shores of Lake Tahoe and, with the help of One Fine Day Events, their day was everything the couple could have hoped for. We especially love the pale pinks of the bridal party dresses, textured table cloths, and cork board table assignments.

Also, a big thank you to As You Wish Catering, Mike Larson Photography, Celebrations! Party Rentals, and La Tavola Fine Linen for helping the day go off without a hitch.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Planning & Design: One Fine Day Events | Florist: Botanica Floral and Event Design
Catering: As You Wish | Hair: House of Blackbird | Makeup: Kiss and Makeup | Cake/dessert: Sugar Pine Cakery | DJ: Brett Neumark/North Shore Entertainment | Photographer: Mike Larson Photography | Rentals: One Fine Day Events, Celebrations! Party Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen | Venue: Private Estate

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Mountaintop Proposal

So imagine this, your boyfriend says let’s go get coffee and suddenly you are whisked away by helicopter to a recreation of your first coffee date with your favourite beverage prepared and waiting for you but ON TOP OF THE WORLD. You stand next to each other, snuggled up keeping warm and admiring the millions of miles ahead of you. The moment is finally here; he gets down on one knee and asks those 4 little words you’ve been waiting to hear for so long. You scream yes, place that gorgeous rock on your finger and walk hand in hand over to your picnic to celebrate before flying back down. That is exactly how it happened for Beth and Allan. See all the special moments below:

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From the planner, Sweetheart Events  ~ Living on the West Coast surrounded by mountains I feel so lucky to go explore and use the outdoors as my backdrop. This mountain top coffee date turned proposal was a mixture of highlighting the beauty of our surroundings here in Vancouver and my love for personalizing every proposal as a reflection of the couple’s love story together. Using a combination of Allan’s love for flying (he’s a helicopter pilot), Beth’s love for coffee and their mutual love for adventure this mountain top proposal came to life with the most perfect sunset captured by Simply Sweet Photography by Nomo Akisawa.

Wedding Vendors: Photographer: Simply Sweet Photography by Nomo Akisawa | Planning + Design: Sweetheart Events | Floral Design: Celsia Florist | Transportation: Sky Helicopter | Ring: Harling’s Jewelers

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I’ll just start with saying that some of my favorite wedding themes are bohemian, alternative, indie, and woodsy. And that’s just the reason I’m loving today’s wedding! Karen and James’ Lake Tahoe wedding at The HideOut would fit any one of my favorite themes. From the diverse array of botanicals to the macrame dreamcatchers,  Kate Whelan Events created a day that lives in boho-indie wedding heaven. The spectacular gallery from Sarah Maren Photography depicts a day filled with love, creativity and spontaneity.

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A surprise rainstorm joined the wedding day just before the ceremony. The couple and their guests waited out the showers while sipping cocktails under the pine trees.

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From the wedding planner,  Kate ~
Karen and James were married at the gorgeous Tahoe-area venue, The HideOut in Kirkwood. Karen’s bohemian dreams were realized by adding handmade dream catchers in ever nook and cranny, pheasant feathers tucked into textural flowers and even a mini teepee. The couple and their guests endured some stormy Tahoe weather by having their Cocktail Hour first, followed by their Ceremony and rocking’ into the Reception, entertained by their many musical guests.

From the photographer,  Sarah ~
Karen and James had an AMAZING wedding at The Hideout in Kirkwood, California. It was seriously one of the most incredible weddings ever! Yes, there was hail and rain RIGHT when the ceremony was supposed to happen. But Karen and James had the Alchemy team on hand, and we moved things around and had a cocktail hour first and then once the rain passed we got these two MARRIED! It was a great night with a fantastic group of people and holy cow I LOVE this wedding!

Wedding Venue : The HideOut, Kirkwood, CA | Photographer : Sarah Maren Photography | Wedding Design, Stationary and Planning : Kate Whelan Events | Rentals : Celebrations! Party Rentals and Forever Vintage Rentals | Reception Music : The Blank Tapes | Cake : Matthew Rogers, Coracao |Catering : Beth Sogaard Catering | DJ : SJ’s Disc Jockey | Florist : Flourish Designs | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music : Jesse Hendricks | Hair : Renee Brooks-Marquez, Hello Glam | Makeup : LeiLani Miladi, Hello Glam | Officiant : Abigal Doolittle

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Anne and Pete worked closely with Truckee based wedding planner, Summit Soiree and Tahoe City based D’lish Catering  for their summer Lake Tahoe Wedding. Together, they decided on Tahoe’s historic Thunderbird Lodge as the backdrop for their summer wedding which incorporated an intimate ceremony of subtle nautical blues and whites with a lively after-party, at Incline Villages Hyatt Regency, complete with signature cocktails, life size Jenga and music by Brian Hess.  Photographer, Melina Wallisch braved the elements and adapted to last minute weather related changes to capture their day perfectly.

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From the photographer ~
Anne and Pete reside in Portola Valley, CA and married at the historic Thunderbird Lodge… Anne’s love of travel coupled beautifully with Pete’s adventurous spirit… their nautical themed wedding was a weather infused mountain soiree! The pouring rain was a happy welcome after Lake Tahoe had been engulfed in smoke all week from fire… many day-before and last-minute decisions were made… the entire ceremony and reception were rearranged and moved the to night before! We were so happy to have an outdoor ceremony, and nobody would’ve guessed anything had been changed… the day was pulled off splendidly with a seamlessly awesome design team… I am so thrilled to share this wedding with you… xo

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Melina Wallisch Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Summit Soiree | Wedding Venue: Thunderbird Lodge | After Party Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort | Event & Floral Design: :  | DJ & Instrumental Band: Brian Hess Music | Catering: D’lish | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Lauren and Jon were married in a beautiful mountaintop ceremony at Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge. Everyone made a grand entrance via the ski gondola to the stunning ceremony site, then enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck before dining in the rustic mountain ski lodge. Love is in The Hair, some of our favorite beauty professionals, were on scene to ensure all the ladies looked completely stunning. And wedding photographers, The Nichols, captured the day beautifully. Check it all out in the gallery below.

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From the photographer ~
Lauren and Jon choose a color palette of navy blue, with the bridesmaids wearing mis-matched floral patterns in blues. It all paired together so nicely! The beautiful ceremony chuppah was constructed of birch trees with floral accents of white peonies and and pale peach antique roses. It was sunny skies and a cool breeze, with a stunning mountain view. All in all, it was a picture perfect day for the newlyweds!

Vendors:
Venue and Catering: Zephyr Lodge from Tahoe Wedding Collection | Photographers: The Nichols | Florist/ Planner: Blake’s Floral Design | Band: The Poprocks | Hair: Love is in The Hair

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We are so incredibly excited to share Tahoe Unveiled photographer, Catherine Hall’s Lake Tahoe wedding at Pinecone Manor, a stunning lakefront private estate. Catherine’s artistic DNA came into play during planning, and she and Erik envisioned a wedding that represented the couple: warm, modern and unique. For the two, being completely present on their wedding day was also important. That meant working with a team, and Lake Tahoe wedding vendors, that they could trust completely.

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The couple collaborated with wedding planner Melissa Panico of MAP Events, event designer Asiel Design, and rental company Camelot Party Rentals to work with the natural beauty of their Lake Tahoe venue. “The environment of Tahoe and the lake is so beautiful that we wanted the design to complement, not compete,” Catherine says. With the couple’s direction, the team created a stunning, secluded retreat on a charming lakeside manor owned by a close family friend. It was a perfect blend of romantic and rustic: elegant white roses paired with natural greenery, tiny glass vessels filled with wildflowers, tables adorned with pinecones and knotty wood accents. The talented photographer JB Sallee captured the day beautifully in the gallery below.

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As a photographer and creative director of Catherine Hall Studios, Catherine knows how to capture the moment. And so when she spotted Erik on the dance floor at a yoga festival, she knew that she had to take action. After some urging from her sister, Catherine asked Erik to dance. They stayed up until 3 in the morning, and the rest was history. “I knew she was the one after our first kiss that night,” Erik says.

It was on a trip to the Redwoods that Erik, owner of Strategic Event Evolution and Design, made it official. He led Catherine to a secluded redwood grove, the very spot where they first realized that they were both falling deeply in love. Surrounded by towering redwood trees, Erik proposed. “I was so shocked that I did not even answer yes for a long time,” Catherine recalls. “He had to ask me twice!” Of course, she happily accepted the ring, a sparkling vintage piece carefully chosen by the groom.

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For her “something borrowed” and “something blue,” Catherine wore her grandmother’s favorite aquamarine ring, and her grandmother’s wedding band was displayed on the bouquet.

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Catherine wore a delicate fluted lace dress from Pronovias while the groom donned a handsome blue Ted Baker suit. The bridesmaids wore floor-length BHLDN dresses in a pretty shade of periwinkle, paired with JBalducci moondrop earrings gifted by the bride. The groomsmen wore gray suits, complete with matching Michael Kors ties gifted by Erik. Personal touches made the big day all the more special.

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With the serene waters of Lake Tahoe as their backdrop, the couple exchanged their vows.

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For drinks, they served cocktails, both hilariously named by Erik: The Bridezilla and The Yes Man.

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The gorgeous swirled white cake sat atop a tree stump, and lights twinkled from above.

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Erik also surprised the bride with a heartfelt gift that symbolized their relationship. “When we first started dating, we were at a gallery and I noticed an art piece that showed an extreme, most beautiful connection between the couple,” she says fondly. “I remarked that this connection reminded me of us. He surprised me with the original painting.” Through the excitement, Catherine and Erik treasured being in the moment on their wedding day, and Catherine had a word of advice for other brides-to-be: “Be present on the wedding day,” she says. “Don’t stress out. Enjoy every minute.”

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: JB Sallee | Planner: Melissa Panico, MAP Events | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Pinecone Manor, Perry’s Private Estate in Lake Tahoe | Event Designer: Asiel Design | Dress Designer: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: BHLDN | Wedding Dress Boutique: Novella Bride | Groom’s Wardrobe Designer: Ted Baker | Shoe Designer for Bride: Bagley Mischka | Shoe Designer for Groom: Cole Hann | Designer, groom’s wedding band: Jewelry by Johan | Designer for engagement ring: Vintage | Hair + Makeup: Sarah Hyde and Mili Simon, SHE artists | Invitations: Starboard Press | Wedding Paper Goods: The DIYStore, Etsy | Officiant: Robert Novogratz, The Novogratz
Florist: Asiel Design | Caterer: As You Wish Catering | Cake Designer + Desserts: Sugar Pine Cakery | Rentals + Lighting: Camelot Party Rentals | Linen: Napa Valley Linens | Ceremony + Reception Music: Mixx Company Band
 | Wedding Cinematography: David Ethridge, AVR films | Transportation: Northstar Transportation

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After meeting on the dance floor in the Bahamas, Megan and Justin continued a long distance relationship for a year before moving to Texas together. While on vacation in Lake Tahoe Justin popped the question during a walk on the lake one quite morning. It was in that moment the couple knew the shores of Tahoe was the perfect location for their wedding, and West Shore Cafe was their venue of choice.

With gorgeous elements from B&B Flower DesignCelebrations Party RentalsLa Tavola Linen and designed by Merrily Wed, Megan and Justin had the wedding they dreamed of. Scroll down to see all the details from the day, captured by Heather Anderson Photo.

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Vendors:
Photographer: Heather Anderson Photo | Wedding Planner: Merrily Wed | Florist: B&B Flower Design | Wedding Venue: West Shore Cafe and Inn | Musician/DJ: Jeff Jones | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Make-Up: Jennifer Ergut of Kiss & Make-Up | Hair: Tara Morrissey of Bella Vita Salon

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