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.

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wedding signage Erin Jean Photography | Jose Villa

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Many of us associate twinkle light with college dorm rooms and patio decor but we’re here to tell you that they can be the perfect final touch to your outdoor wedding. The ambiance created with the soft light given off by these tiny bulbs is hard to match and makes for a cozy, yet sophisticated atmosphere.

There are so many different way to incorporate these lights into your wedding, be it draping them in a canopy over your guests, using them as centerpieces, wrapping them around tree limbs, or even haphazardly hanging them behind your cake or welcome station — you will not regret adding twinkle lights to your outdoor wedding decor.

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Knot and Nest Design // Mod Wedding

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ciao! Newport Beach // Mospen Studio

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Deer Pearl Flowers // Style Me Pretty

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Inside Weddings // Bohemian Wedding

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Style Me Pretty // BHG

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Holy-Craft // Ruffled Blog

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2016 Wedding Style and Trends

Spring has sprung and we’re ready for all of the beautiful weddings that are to come! For the bride, finding the dress is something she’s dreamed of since her Disney Princess days, and 2016 is sure to be a year of dream worthy gowns, glamorous accessories, and beautiful hair and makeup. Curious to see what’s coming down the aisle? We teamed up with one of California’s most sought after wedding stylists, Krystel Tien of Elle Bridal Boutique & Couture Events, to get the scoop on this year’s wedding trends. Check out some of her 2016 wedding style predictions below:

Mismatched Bridesmaids Gowns

“Traditionally, perfectly matched bridesmaids have lined the bride’s side at the altar, however, the trend of mismatched gowns seems to take the stage (or altar) these days. Switching up the cuts, lengths, and shapes of bridesmaid dresses is a great way to add personality to each bridesmaid while remaining cohesive through the matching color scheme. 2016 is sure to see this new, modern way to personalize wedding fashion.”

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Hair Jewels

“They’re luxe, they’re modern, and they add that final polished, yet playful touch. We are all for pairing them with a perfectly placed bohemian bun. Jewels around your neck will always be timeless, but jewels in your hair are a new, unexpected twist on a wedding accessory.”

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Open Back Dresses

“Open back anything has been all the rage in the past few years. Something about the conservative neckline and awe of an exposed back screams classy and sophisticated, yet utterly sultry. The modest high-necked front of a dress, with a low dipping back makes such a statement. It’s perfect for pictures and walking down the aisle!”

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Post in collaboration with San Diego’s most sought after wedding stylists, Krystel Tien, owner and founder of Elle Bridal Boutique & Couture Events, turns brides’ dreams into realities. With over 7 years experience in the bridal industry and having planned weddings for reality TV royalty and NFL CEOs, it’s safe to say Tien is quite the expert in the bridal world.


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Wedding Trends | Spring Flowers

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Caroline Tran | Ashley Nguyen Photography & Munster Rose via Elizabeth Ann Designs | Laura Ivanova Photography & Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry via Style Me Pretty | Ryan Ray & Bows & Arrows

Although I woke up this morning to a white blanket of snow, the mini daffodils in the yard are starting to peak their way through. This gave me the inspiration to focus today’s blog post on the most gorgeous spring flowers and what meaning they have at your wedding.

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Peonies | Known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

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Anemone | Thought to bring luck and protect against evil, legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it’s a signal that rain is approaching. mythology connects the anemone to magical fairies, who were believed to sleep under the petals after they closed at sunset. Perhaps it’s because of this magical and prophetic tales that today in the language of flowers, anemones represent anticipation

Coral-White-Wedding-Bouquet-600x400 Ashley Nguyen Photography & Munster Rose via Elizabeth Ann Designs

Daffodils | Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. As the 10th wedding anniversary flower, a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch – the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.

ranunculus wedding flowers Ryan Ray & Bows & Arrows

Ranunculus | Celebrated for its medicinal properties as well as its bright beauty, ranunculus ranges from white to pink, red to yellow to orange. In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says, “I am dazzled by your charms.”

Blog content & curation by Andria Gutierrez

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Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

Like the fashion industry, the wedding business is ever-changing. The must wear and must-do trends to make your dream wedding special for your guests almost change with the seasons. There are five wedding trends that anyone planning a wedding should consider to bring that extra element to their guests.

Adventure Weddings. With the rise of #liveauthentic and adventure photography, I believe there will be a shift in locations for weddings, more camp-, outdoor-, or travel-themed locations.

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Specialty Linen Napkins. This is a new statement piece that can help the overall feel of your special day. This design element gives you a lot of bang for your buck and adds such ambiance to any setting

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Style Me Pretty

Lighting Galore. The key to setting a romantic mood? Ambience. “Every couple wants to create a more romantic and intimate environment,” says Los Angeles–based event designer Trish Stevens of Classic Party Rentals. “Wedding lighting is the best — and simplest — way to establish both.” Event designers say they’re using more pendant lights with bare “Edison” bulbs, chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow.

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Same Day Edit. Sharing has become such a hot commodity, so more couples are valuing the short highlight films that are easily shared online. Take it one step further and show your video the day-of at your reception, while everything’s still fresh in guests’ minds. The fully edited film comes later.

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Desserts Other Than Cake… and Infused with Alcohol. Of course everyone gets wedding cake. But, by the time you dance all night, more dessert are a must. That’s why alcoholic-infused desserts are becoming a hit. Ideas include Fudgy Bourbon Balls, Grapefruit Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet, and Zeppole with Caramel Whiskey Sauce.

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Mountain Wedding Invitation Ideas & Inspiration

Living full-time in the mountains, we love to embrace our culture and style. For couples looking to marry in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, we suggest incorporating the unique feel of your wedding into your wedding invitations. To get your creative juices flowing, below are some of our favorite mountain inspired stationary suites.

These screen printed invitations for Briana and Jason’s wedding weekend in the mountains feature awesome illustrations and hand lettering – all without taking themselves too seriously.

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This couple was married at an elevation of 11,500 feet, high up in the mountains of Keystone, Colorado. Their outdoor summer wedding is a nature lover’s dream. The venue is truly rustic and romantic, surrounded by mountain views and open sky. Guests had to hop on a chair lift to reach the lodge ceremony site. The designer used illustrations to help capture the picturesque surroundings and the mood of their unique wedding weekend.

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Our next set of wedding invitations comes from Molly at Paisley Quill and was created for a Vermont mountain wedding! Molly dove into the rustic wedding theme with a nature-inspired color palette, a fold out map, and fun envelope liner. Whimsical calligraphy from Lettered Life and vintage postage completed this rustic invitation suite.

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This invitation suite was letterpress printed in charcoal gray ink and accompanied by a reproduction of a vintage postcard that included additional wedding invitation on the reverse side. Accents of moss green and chartreuse were brought in as accent envelopes for the thank you card and rehearsal dinner invitation. An aspen leaf motif was carried through all the pieces, from the reply card to the chalet inspired monogram.  As well, the mountain imagery was carried through to the day-of paper with program booklets (designed to fit inside the coat pockets of male guests), menus, and escort cards.

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The idea of rustic-chic is becoming more and more popular amongst stylist and wedding planners alike. The Lake Tahoe region lends itself perfectly to be complimented with the wanderlust attitude that goes along with tipis and tent decor.

For this post we’ve outlined some unique ways you can incorporate chic-camping with your Lake Tahoe wedding. Some vendors that provide both tent and rustic decor rentals include: Under Canvas, Shelter Co., and California Vintage rentals.

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 Shelter-co via 100 100 Layer Cake

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Make-Out Tents

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Tipi Bathroom

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Large Structure Event Tent

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Overnight Guest Glamping

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Wedding invitation trends are no different than design, fashion or art trends. Incorporating multiple elements, striving for uniqueness and pushing the limits of design, there is so much that can be said with your wedding invitations. For one, they give your guests the first glimpse into the style of your wedding. No matter your invitation choice they most definitely get everyone excited for what’s to come. Here are our top 5 wedding invitation trends:

1- Custom Illustrations

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Wedding Party App | 100 Layer Cake


2- Wooden

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Style Me Pretty | Designed with Amore


3- Gold Foil

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4- Cutouts

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5- Bold Colors and Geometric Cutouts

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K . Lynx Designs | up up Creative

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