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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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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.


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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In honor of spring time and all the beauty it brings, today we’re sharing some wildflower inspired floral arrangements. A great accent to more traditional choices or a beautiful statement on their own, wildflowers are an easy way to add a unique touch to your wedding flower design and pay homage to your Lake Tahoe wedding.

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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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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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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.

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

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

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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!

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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