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Thanksgiving Dinner from Butter + Salt

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Relax, Butter + Salt is taking care of your Thanksgiving dinner. All you’ll need to do is pour a glass of wine, simply reheat using their detailed instructions and serve.

This year Butter + Salt wanted to do more than take the stress away from their clients who purchase their Prepared Thanksgiving Packages. The team is excited to be donating a full Thanksgiving meal for every package purchased to seniors in our community that are apart of the National Commodity Supplemental Food Program Association, an extension of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

 

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Have a specific dietary request? Email Butter + Salt to see if we can accommodate your needs: hello@butterandsaltgatherings.com

 

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There’s no doubt about it—your friends and family are going to make lasting memories at your Lake Tahoe wedding. And what better way to ensure they have a token of the special day than with The Traveling Photo Booth’s photos.

For the past four years, Jesse and Lindsay Hildebrandt of The Traveling Photo Booth have been infusing weddings with that much more fun. The couple started out working from their one bedroom apartment at Squaw Valley, but they relocated to Reno after their photo booths took off—they now serve the Sacramento area, too—and they had two children. When Jesse and Lindsay aren’t working, you can find them doing what all Reno/Tahoe locals do best: skiing, snowboarding, playing softball, camping, hiking, and hanging by the beach.

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6 Reasons The Traveling Photo Booth Makes Tahoe Weddings:

1. It fosters lasting memories: You’ll find something new and entertaining each time you look at your book of photos. It’s sure to become a wedding highlight…that isn’t the chicken dance. And for those who can’t remember the night’s events, The Traveling Photo Booth’s got their back.

2. You can INSTANTLY text your photos and Animated GIFs through the booth, adding personalized messages. This way those both near and far can see just how much mischief, I mean fun, you’re up to.

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3. It brings overwhelming joy: It’s hard to keep track of everyone at weddings, and The Traveling Photo Booth is the most fun way to see how much your friends and family are enjoying themselves. TTPB captures all the smiles, and it’ll make you go weak at the knees laughing.

4. It brings guests together: Sure, there’s the beautiful ceremony and delicious food, but what really helps break the ice between guests who may have never met is The Traveling Photo Booth. Before you know it, Naughty Aunt Sarah and Crazy Cousin Bob will be pecking each other on the cheek while wearing giant sunglasses and flamingo hats.

5. It keeps kids entertained: Whether you’re 4-years-old or have lived some nine decades, you’ll go gaga over The Traveling Photo Booth. The booth’s a great way to keep kids (and kids-at-heart) entertained for hours, and to help them remember the day. Nobody forgets a TTPB moment!

6. It adds a little something unique: Guests will be talking about their turn in The Traveling Photo Booth for years to come, recalling the belly laughs and how they were able to release their inner kid.

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We are excited to announce that Tahoe Unveiled vendor, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, has a new lakefront wedding venue. The Lake Club is the perfect setting for intimate wedding ceremonies and events year-round. The stunning lakefront property, which opened in June 2017, adds another unique venue to an exceptional event space repertoire already in place at the resort’s mountainside property.

 

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“We’re thrilled to offer our new Lake Club as a wedding and events space for our resort guests,” said Bruce Seigel, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. “The property’s intimate design, stunning views, and unprecedented access to the waterfront make the Lake Club a perfect setting for exquisite events and lasting memories.”

 

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Combining stylish elegance with fun and functionality, the multi-level Lake Club features amenities that include an indoor gathering area and bar, a ground-floor dining terrace, an upper-level dining deck, a private boat dock, and an expansive lawn extending to the water’s edge. Designed by Tahoe City-based Walton Architecture + Engineering (Walton AE), Lake Club was meticulously designed to fully optimize its unprecedented proximity to the water’s edge. Artful use of natural materials such as ledgestone and cedar wood provides a warm, welcoming and sophisticated counterbalance to the clean, contemporary lines of the steel and glass structure. Floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides allow arriving guests a stunning preview of the breathtaking views that await before they even enter the front door.

 

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Summer Season (mid-June to mid-October)

During the peak season, Lake Club will be available in the evenings for intimate ceremonies and cocktail receptions (90 guests maximum), which can take place on the waterfront lawn or within the indoor spaces depending on guest count. The breathtaking upper-level dining deck with unobstructed views of the lake will be available for rehearsal dinner buffets (36 guests maximum).

 

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Winter Season (mid-October to mid-April)

During this time frame, Lake Club will be available for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions that can take place throughout the location, including the exterior spaces dependent on weather (90 guests maximum). Additionally, the venue can be booked for rehearsal dinner buffets and post-wedding brunches (36 guests maximum) on the upper level or interior spaces as a reception-style event.

 

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Lake Club is available exclusively to our resort guests who reserve a minimum room block of ten rooms for the event date. Throughout the year, formal wedding dinner receptions are required to take place at the main resort following Lake Club ceremonies and events. Lake Club hours of operation are subject to seasonal changes.  Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located in Tahoe Vista, CA (approximately 15-20 minutes from the resort).

 

For more details on hosting your wedding at Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and to request an event proposal, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or contact the resort’s catering sales department at (530) 562-3014.

 

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Yes, weddings are all about the love between two people, but they’re also all about getting down and having a good time.

To encourage the latter, Jason and Kate Abraham started Elevated Photo Booth. Their booths have a charming vintage feel, blend into the venue, and produce high-end images. Most importantly, they generate laughter and fond memories.

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Here are 10 Elevated Photo Booth tips and tricks that’ll give your wedding that extra “wow:”

 

1. The more, the merrier: Invite up to 15 of your friends (both old and new) and family into the booth. The more faces to capture, the more opportunities for deep belly laughs.

2. Embrace the props: Silly props make the photo booth experience. But avoid feather boas! They can get messy.

 

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3. Strategically place the booth: Set up the booth near the main action. This way, it won’t be overlooked. Elevated Photo Booth’s booths are attractive, so there’s no need to keep it out-of-site.

4. Take advantage of commonalities within the guests: See five ladies in red dresses? Bring them together for a group shot. What about five guys wearing pink ties? Tell them to do something unconventional with them, and bam, that’s another fun photo. Bonus: encouraging guests to find similarities amongst one another is a great ice-breaker.

 

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5. Use decorations as props: Strike a pose while holding the wedding menu in front of you, or borrow the centerpiece flowers for a quick snap or two. This way, you’ll get a unique photo and integrate a personal touch that’ll remind you of the beautiful venue.

6. Shake up your pose: Always tilt your head to the left and smile? Try a serious face instead. Diversity is priceless.

7. Jump for joy: If you’re in the booth with just a few others, say, “Everyone jump on the count of three!” Action shots are some of the best. Pro-tip: avoid large group jumps; these can often end with knees in places knees shouldn’t go, or heels on unappreciative toes.

8. Direct your attention to one person: For medium-sized group shots, tell everyone to lift one person while pretending they weigh as much as an elephant. Or, ask everyone to look like they’re fainting while the smoking hot bride and groom kiss.

9. Engage your inner animal: If you’re in the booth with upwards of 10 people, stick to expressive faces. Tell everyone to pull their best monkey face, or to stick out their tongues while widening their eyes as much as possible.

 

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10. Act: Instead of posing, tell a story. Pretend your friend’s a shark chasing you, or act as though you’re on a rollercoaster after having just eaten half (!) the wedding cake. Organized actions create a story, and who doesn’t love a good tale?

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Sailing with Tahoe Sailing Charters is our go-to wedding event. From welcome parties to day-after Sunday sails, don’t visit Lake Tahoe and miss this opportunity!

From Captain Tyler: The snow is sticking around, but we are sailing every day! With the prevalent weather swings we have had to break out the jackets and blankets a little more often than we would like. Sometimes, when the weather isn’t its normal –always perfect– self, the level of adventure increases. Our guests get a little more than they bargained for and the result is often a significantly more profound and indelible experience. We encourage you to grab some layers, brave the cold and come out with us for some chilly springtime sailing. In the meantime, we are going to pray for summer…

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Sugar Bowl Resort, known for world-class skiing and nestled atop Donner Summit near Lake Tahoe, offers expansive views, private settings and a weekend destination wedding unlike any other. Not just for the avid skiers, Sugar Bowl is a Lake Tahoe wedding venue for any couple looking for a true mountain wedding. Accommodating weddings up to 500 guests, indoor and outdoor locations, three different sites and lodging for 80 people.

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Perched high atop Tahoe’s Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort has been a historic Tahoe destination since 1939. Known for world-class skiing and ample snowfall in the winter, Sugar Bowl is equally well known as a popular and attractive summer spot to host corporate outings, family reunions and of course memorable weddings, complete with world-class cuisine and gracious hospitality stemming from a guest-centric staff. Sugar Bowl offers alpine charm and first-rate service for your magical day.

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Sugar Bowl’s historic lodge serves up a unique setting where the resort grounds can be all yours for an unforgettable private wedding. Sugar Bowl is known world-wide for its picturesque setting, gourmet food, imaginative menus and beautiful presentations. With accommodations for 80 people in the lodge and more available on-site and nearby, you’re sure to accommodate everyone comfortably for your special day.

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Options are vast and varied for your ceremony and reception. The famous Sun Deck atop Mt. Disney, complete with breathtaking mountain vistas, glorious sunsets and a well-manicured lawn area for you and your guests to bask in the fresh, crisp alpine air, is a perfect choice for an on-mountain outing. For indoor receptions, you’ll find no finer than their Four Peaks Restaurant, where Executive Chef Al Davis and the rest of the staff work tirelessly and diligently to provide an outstanding menu and a wedding day that is uniquely yours. Lake Mary provides a unique, secluded private lake or ceremonies or parties, and the Judah Lodge serves up a modern banquet room for events and ceremonies on a grand scale

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From the moment you arrive at The Lodge at Sugar Bowl, you are greeted as guests to this amazing resort, and can anticipate the ultimate alpine experience. At Sugar Bowl, you and your special guests can choose accommodations ranging from slopeside hotel rooms to magnificent lofts, and from newly built condominium units to well-appointed suites with mountain views. Whatever your ideal accommodation, we’ve got it for you.

The friendly and experienced staff at Sugar Bowl will work with you to make sure your wedding day is uniquely yours, and utterly unforgettable. Their on-site Wedding Coordinator will provide personalized, detailed and professional service, complete with passionate attention to detail, ensuring all of your wedding wishes come true.

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We are very excited to welcome Tahoe Unveiled vendor, florist Brandie Chisholm of  B&B Designs. Brandie has been creating gorgeous floral designs for Lake Tahoe weddings for years and we absolutely love her creativity and style. Here are Brandie’s top tips for choosing your wedding flowers.

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1. Where to begin. Create a folder or Pinterest board and place images that you like in it. You should start to notice a pattern or a theme through these images that will ultimately help you decide on your style, theme and color palette.

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2. Choose your color palette. Pick your main color/colors based on colors you have always liked. Remember that not every flower comes in every color, so if a specific flower is more important to you then the color, then you may want to pick your color based on that flower. Couples should also be open to a range of colors, due to the fact that flowers come from nature and may come in shades of your color but not the exact color.

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3. Decide on a style or theme that fits YOU. The flowers are the perfect way to relay your theme to your guests. How your flowers are designed should have a reflection on you the couple. A couple should think about what style best describes them, whether it be elegant, classical, rustic, vintage, country, etc and choose that style that best fits them. Also, keep in mind the venue you have selected because it too may influence this decision.

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4. Set aside a floral budget. Most people don’t realize the expense of flowers and often cut this part of the budget short. Couples, however, should remember that the flowers are what brings everything together. They add the extra beauty to your space and photos, and are a way to transform your venue, represent your style, and create the “wow” effect that your guests will remember.

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5. 2015 wedding flower trends. This year in color I am seeing a lot of whites, creams, and blushes with a marsala/burgundy accent and touches of gold. I am also noticing that bouquets and arrangements are loosening up and overall vases are moving toward a more elegant container. Garland is also making a huge appearance in this year’s wedding scene.

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Welcome Bag

Your guests have traveled a long way to see you marry the love of your life. Welcome them to your Lake Tahoe destination wedding with the perfect goody bag that is filled with thoughtful gifts and useful items specific to a weekend in Tahoe! I’ve put together a list of welcome bag musts that can be found at local stores including the incredible Bespoke in downtown Truckee, Fine N Funky and Tahoe House in Tahoe City.

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1.  You want to thank your guests for travelling to Tahoe to celebrate your marriage. Include a welcome note and an itinerary with all the weekend details. Find great cards from Lark Press at Bespoke.

2. Help your guest’s satisfy their sweet tooth with a homemade cookie or baked good from Tahoe House. Also great as a midnight snack!

3. You can never have too much chocolate, throw in some more sweets with a bar of Mast Brothers Chocolate from Bespoke. The packaging is so gorgeous you won’t want to eat it!

4. Whether it’s summer or winter, the sun is shining in Tahoe! Make sure to include a skin and nature friendly bottle of sunscreen. You can find Aveeno at Bespoke and Kiehl’s at Fine N Funky.

5. Lake Tahoe has a very dry climate. Keep your guests hydrated by including a glass water bottle from Lifefactory.

6. A great looking map (print) of Lake Tahoe. This map was commissioned for the Basecamp Hotel in South Lake Tahoe by Wendy Macnaughton and can be purchased on Etsy.

7. Stay warm with an American-made wool blanket from Bespoke. Perfect if your guests have a moment to picnic at the lake.

8. Support the Keep Tahoe Blue Organization and include a snazzy blue sticker in your bag. Stickers can be purchased at many local retailers along with a Tahoe Quarterly Magazine. Perfect for keeping up with local events and all the hot spots in Tahoe.

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