Cooper Carras couldn't have done a better job capturing this gorgeous Lake Tahoe wedding. The bride's classic style is seen in all the details throughout the wedding, from fish and chip hors d'oeuvres by North Tahoe Catering to the vintage decor from Celebrations! Party Rentals. The summer rains loomed nearby but didn't deter this couple from having their dream Lake Tahoe wedding!
From the bride ~ Justin and I knew Lake Tahoe would be the perfect place to bring our friends and family to celebrate our wedding. Being from Northern California, we both have fond memories of winters and summers spent in Tahoe, and as a couple, we have spent some of our best times there. September is a usually a great time for an outdoor wedding -- although we were VERY lucky the day of our wedding, as it rained everywhere on the lake except over us! The Dollar House at Chinquapin was built in 1920?s and definitely has a rustic vintage feel to it. We wanted to add to that and bring in some modern touches as well. I collected old skeleton keys and found vintage shutters to nail the keys to for our escort cards, vintage mason jars for flowers and candles and antique windows for photos. When I was in London the year before I went to the Mayfair antique market and found cameos for my bridesmaids' bouquets, and I used my Mom's cameo for mine. We had originally planned to tent the patio, but our guest list grew too quickly and it wasn't possible, so to add lighting and ambiance, we hung chandeliers. The beautiful backdrop of Lake Tahoe, farm tables, mason jars, lanterns and gorgeous flowers and lighting created an amazing setting for an amazing day and night with our family and friends.
Vendors: Wedding Photography | Cooper Carras
Event Planning | Joy de Vivre
Ceremony Venue | Chinquapin
Dock, Tahoe City Reception Venue | Dollar House at Chinquapin
Caterer |North Tahoe Catering
Cake & Desserts | Christine's Cake Works
Flowers | NLC Productions
Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals
Lighting and Stage | Crux Events
Farm Table and Bar | Camelot Party Rentals
Linens | La Tavola
Musicians | The String Beings & Chuck Grossman
Wedding Invitations | Lazaro Press
Hair & Makeup | Lee Gonzalez
Wedding Gown | Vera Wang "Ethel"
Bride's Belt | Vera WangBride's Shoes | Valentino
Birdcage Veil | Haute Bride (Borrowed from the Bride's Sister)
Bridesmaids' Dresses | Azadeh Couture, Alice + Olivia, J.Crew, Bella Bridesmaid
Cake Topper Figures | Legacy Antiques and Interiors
Transportation | Bell Limo