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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!

Scroll the entire gallery from Gagewood Photo below:

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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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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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