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Set against a breathtaking Lake Tahoe backdrop, this romantic affair is all sorts of stunning. Think soft details, lush blooms and a beachfront ceremony that screams summer! The couple, Sidney and Greg, knew they wanted a mountain lakefront setting and booked their venue site unseen. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village was everything the adventurous couple dreamed of, a mountain location with the most gorgeous white sand beach. One of our favorite hair and makeup stylists, Greco Rose Beauty, was there to make sure the beautiful bride was looking her best. Watch how the day unfolded in the gallery captured by the lovely Chelsea Nicole Photography.

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From the photographer~
Sidney and Greg are that perfect mix of active, fun and adventurous. The outdoors are their idea of cozy comfort perfection! So when planning their ideal day, they simply let their fond memories of Sidney’s family lake-hours guide them to a different lake that they’d never been to before: Lake Tahoe.

Site unseen. Booked! Now that’s adventurous! Not to worry though; The Hyatt Regency Resort is a venue I’m very familiar with, and their mountain retreat in the beautiful Incline Village delivered the best of all worlds – breathtaking backdrops, fun activities for guests and plenty of adventure opportunities!

The day started getting ready in the private lakeside cottages followed by a romantic ‘first look’ where Sidney and Greg got to see each other for the first time before joining their families for pictures. Having spent a lot of time hiking and exploring with these two for their engagement shoot, I have to admit, seeing Sidney and Greg exchange first looks kind of made my heart flutter! I know they’ve been waiting years just to experience this perfect tiny little moment in time! Afterward they celebrated their ceremony lakeside, at the Hyatt’s beautiful stretch of private beach by the Pier surrounded by all their favorite people. This day was the perfect start of an amazing new adventure (the best adventure!) for Sidney and Greg. And I happen to think they rock the “Happy New Mr & Mrs” look quite well! :-)

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography | Ceremony/Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino | Hair/Makeup: Greco Rose Beauty | Wedding Dress – Watters Wtoo | Floral: Rose Petals Florist | Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band | Officiant: Mark Frady

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Calling all prepsters! Have we got a wedding for you! From koozies, camp mugs, and patriotism, to nautical stripes and sail boat table number, One Fine Day Events hit the nail on the head with the planning of Meagan and Kyle’s Gar Woods Lake Tahoe wedding.

The bride’s stunning up-do, styled by Greco Rose Creative, is as classic and beautiful as can be. The gorgeous rosy pink floral design from Jiosia Designs looks amazing against the navy and white stripe decor.  Sara & Rocky Photography captured the summer day in the gallery below:

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From the bride, Meagan ~
Kyle and I have been together for over 10 years, and we started dating when we were 19. Our history together played a huge part in this celebration. Kyle proposed to me on a sailboat and we’ve always loved boating and the water, so it was no question that our wedding was going to be unabashedly nautical. (Kyle called it ‘extreme nautical.’) So I was really inspired by boating culture and the water. Other than that, we both agreed that we wanted our wedding to be a joyful celebration with family and friends, so we tried to stay focus on that as the goal for the event.

Lake Tahoe is a special place for me and Kyle. We’ve been coming up to the mountains from the Bay Area since we started dating both to ski in the winter as well as adventure and enjoy the water in the summer months. We considered a variety of different locations in the area, but after Kyle’s company hosted an awesome Fourth of July party at Gar Woods, we knew it was the perfect fit. The lakeside location is unbeatable, but what made the location a good fit was the great attitude of the restaurant staff – we knew they’d help us achieve our ultimate goal which was to throw an awesome celebration with our family and friends.

One detail that was really special to me was my grandmother’s dress. I have had my maternal grandmother’s dress in my closet since I was a kid, and always wanted to wear it for my wedding. Since it is a tea-length dress, I opted to wear a classic long dress for the ceremony, and change into my grandmother’s dress for the reception. Putting it on was really special, and seeing the reaction of my family members (some who had even been at my grandmother’s wedding over 50 years earlier!) was really awesome. It was a special way to honor her. I wasn’t the only one with a costume change – Kyle and his groomsmen also changed into shorts, which was only fitting since he runs the American-made shorts company Chubbies Shorts (many of the guests were wearing shorts too). 

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer : Sara & Rocky Photography | Wedding Planner : One Fine Day Events | Venue : Gar Woods Pier and Grill | Makeup : Kari Addison Beautiful | Hair : Elyssa Corson, Greco Rose Creative | Floral Design : Jiosia Designs | Bride’s Dress : WToo Mimi | Veil : January Rose Boutique | Shoes : JCP, Brian Atwood | Groom’s Suit : Hugo Boss | Bow Tie : Kiel James Patrick | Shirt : J.Crew | Bridesmaids Dresses : Love Lane via Bella Bridesmaid | Groomsmen Bow Ties : Sperry Top-siders | Pants : J.Crew, Chubbies Shorts | Rentals : Crux Events | Band : Orella Entertainment Group, Smash City Band | Cake : One Divine Cake | Boat : Wild Goose II | Videography : Natasha Drobina

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Troy and Annika’s Al Fresco Wedding at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn was warm and welcoming. The whimsical lighting, and long, rustic feasting tables fit beautifully in the gorgeous garden and pool deck at PlumpJack. Top the design off with pretty as can be florals from Art in Bloom and romantic table runners from La Tavola Fine Linen and you have the most stunning elegant affair.

Lucky for us, we’ve got the entire day captured by Wild Whim Photography in the gallery below.

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Venue: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn | Planner: Sarah Renfro of With Grace & Love Events | Photo & Video: Wild Whim Photography | Photo booth: Rose Street Studio | Florist: Hattie with Art in Bloom | Ceremony & Cocktail hour musicians: Avalanche Acoustics | Rentals: Crux Events | Reception music: DJ Anthony Sanchez | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | Beauty: Hello Darlings

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What happens when a Texan and a New Yorker living in Los Angeles get engaged? They get married in Lake Tahoe of course! Rachel and Rob knew they wanted to have a destination wedding that was unique and would capture their love of the outdoors. They found both in Lake Tahoe.

From the lakeside ceremony to the reception at Homewood Mountain Resort, the wedding planners at Elise Events created an incredibly gorgeous scene. We especially love the colorful bouquets from Art in Bloom,  cross back chairs and farm tables from Celebrations Party Rentals and we know HIP Entertainment kept the dance floor full!

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From the bride… After four years of traveling near and far to attend the weddings of friends and family, Rob and I wanted something that would truly be unique and would capture our love of the outdoors. We knew that we wanted to have a destination wedding and upon my parents’ recommendation after having spent their 40th wedding anniversary there, we headed to Tahoe for a scouting trip the summer after getting engaged. When we saw the view at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Sugar Pine Point, we knew we didn’t need to see any more venues – this was the perfect spot to recite our vows.

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Because we were an 8 hour drive away and couldn’t regularly make the trip to decide every detail, having someone in the area with an intimate knowledge of Tahoe’s best venues and vendors was incredibly important to us. After interviewing several local wedding planners, my mom stumbled on the Elise Events website and we instantly fell for Danielle’s style, attention to detail, and her sweet, outgoing, take-charge personality. She was exactly who we needed to make our dreams of a fun, family-oriented wedding weekend come true.

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Sugar Pine Point is a California State Park, so it presented several challenges to hosting the entire night of events there. We decided after the lakeside ceremony & cocktail hour we would shuttle our guests to the nearby Homewood Mountain Resort South Lodge for sunset mountaintop views, dinner, and dancing.

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 Several of our married friends had advised us to find some time in the night to have a moment for just to the two of us, which we accomplished by arriving to the Lodge early and riding the chairlift to the top of the mountain, where we were greeted by an acoustic guitar player from the band, Apple Z. This was, to me, the most special part of our day. For a moment it was just us, as newlyweds, enjoying a beautiful sunset over Lake Tahoe for the first time as husband and wife with a sweet serenade in the background. We greeted our friends and family as they joined us at the top, and everyone took in the beautiful view, making sure to document it all on social media. Once enough wine was served with dinner, we opened the mic for live band karaoke, a must from our long list of little details that would make the night feel more “us.”

VENDOR CREDITS:
Photography: Gagewood Photo | Ceremony Venue: Ehrman Mansion | Reception Venue: Homewood Mountain Resort | Event Planning + Design: Elise Events | Video: Dax Victorino Films | Floral: Art in Bloom | Hair and Makeup: Hello Darling | Paper Goods: Vita Popov Studios | Dress: Shareen Bridal | Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN | Table Number Holders: Esselle SF | Silk Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic | Officiant: Jackie Phillips | Accommodations: Cedar Crest Cottages | Ceremony and Reception Music: HIP Entertainment, Apple Z Band | Rentals: La Tavola LinensCelebrations Party RentalsTheoni Collection

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Regina and Kris are one lucky couple! They won their wedding on Style Unveiled and were able to have their dream wedding planned by Davia Lee Events. Which incorporated rentals from Tahoe Unveiled vendor Camelot Party Rentals and a ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Chateau in Incline Village. Their prize also included photography by  Danielle Poff Photography  who provided the gallery below.

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Regina explains their venue, The Chateau ~
Kris and I met at a lakefront wedding, so we wanted to recapture the day we met in Lake Tahoe. We love visiting Incline Village, because it’s close to home. We found The Chateau and liked that you could see Lake Tahoe from certain windows, yet we also loved the wooded, deep in the forest feel. It sits up higher in the mountains and has a great view. We loved the view, the location, the rustic fireplace and beams on ceiling, the chandeliers, and that it was nestled in the woods.

The Chateau in Incline Village did all the catering. We loved the food. From the appetizers during cocktail hour to the dinner. A definite five stars for us. My favorite was actually the specialty cocktails! A traditional vanilla vodka espresso martini with chocolate drizzle and a Moscow Mule with candied ginger garnish. Kris had the New York Steak for dinner …. perfectly cooked. The potatoes au gratin were creamy and rich and paired perfectly with the steak. I had the ricotta and spinach stuffed shells in a tomato puree. I’m an Italian food lover, so these were a personal favorite. My mom had the pistachio crusted chicken, also delicious!

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Advice from the Bride ~
Plan the day around your style and your fairytale dreams. Try to pick your top ‘must haves’ and plan the rest around those decisions.  For us it was important to have all our friends and family there and the location.  Once you are there and in the moment don’t worry about anything else except the love in the room and the celebration!  It is a day of love and commitment and that is the most important thing.  Definitely get it on video … it goes by too quickly!  We used Joel VanZ and didn’t even notice he was filming … yet we know he captured some amazing memories.  Do the first look! It was so intimate and special.  Hire a wedding coordinator.  I don’t know how it could be done any other way … seriously!

Lake Tahoe wedding vendors:
Wedding Venue and Catering : The Chateau in Incline Village | Photographer : Danielle Poff Photography | Wedding Coordination and Design : Davia Lee Events | Event Rentals : Camelot Party Rentals and Embellish Vintage Rentals | Wedding Stationery : Copper Willow Paper Studio | Florist : Twigss Floral Studio | Linen Rentals : Creative Coverings | Wedding Cake : Delicious Designs | Makeup Stylist : All Dolled Up | Hair Stylist : Crystal Reyes | Reception Music : Shockproof Mobile DJ | Bride’s Dress : Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses : Swoon Bridal

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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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Anita Martin Photography captured Lindsey and Gordon’s wedding celebration on the shores of Lake Tahoe at Chamber’s Landing in Homewood. The contemporary beach wedding incorporated elegant, nautical elements and an American bistro style menu from  As You Wish Catering. This wedding shows Tahoe at its best and is not to be missed!

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I made my way to Homewood, Lake Tahoe for Lindsey and Gordon’s Chambers Landing wedding. The pine trees stood tall in the late summer sun. The alpine lake just beyond the venue was still and peaceful, blue as ever, and awe inspiring.

I first spoke with Lindsey about her wedding at the Barn and Chambers Landing last year. We chatted about her little dog and her new home in San Francisco. She was building a new life here in California with her then fiancé, Gordon. I was honored to photograph her welcome dinner the night before the wedding day. Her parents filled me in on their week in Tahoe. They just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary the week prior and Lindsey and Gordon took them out to dinner to celebrate. Gordon’s parents were equally as lovely, smiling and making the rounds with their closest family and friends. They invited everyone to the big welcome dinner to start the wedding weekend off with a bang!

When I arrived at the cabin the following morning I knew the day would be amazing. Lindsey was so calm, gracious, and her sweet demeanor kept the day’s pace enjoyable. She had planned her wedding to perfection and once she finally laid her eyes on Gordon I could tell she was thoroughly enjoying herself. Gordon had a great time with his friends from Duke and Lindsey’s bridesmaids surrounded her with so much love and support.

It was a sentimental day, one for the history books. Congratulations to the very happy couple! I wish Lindsey and Gordon the very best in their new life together as husband and wife.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer : Anita Martin Photography | Wedding Venue: Chambers Landing, Homewood, Lake Tahoe | Wedding Coordinator and Florist : Jiosia Designs | Officiant: Rev. Dr. James L Vande Berg (Bride’s Uncle) | Music : ALL IN (Cherie Shipley from Lake Tahoe Entertainment) | Caterer: As You Wish Catering | Cake Baker : Cake Tahoe | Hair and Make-up Styling : Love is in the Hair

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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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