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Carats + Cake Feature Post // Zephyr Cove Wedding

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We were so excited to see one of our favorite weddings from last year featured on Carats + Cake last week! Christy and Dennis exchanged their “I Do’s” at South Lake Tahoe on a gorgeous September afternoon. Their Zephyr Cove wedding was full of beautiful industrial chic details and accents of lush greens and bold […]

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We were so excited to see one of our favorite weddings from last year featured on Carats + Cake last week! Christy and Dennis exchanged their “I Do’s” at South Lake Tahoe on a gorgeous September afternoon. Their Zephyr Cove wedding was full of beautiful industrial chic details and accents of lush greens and bold burgundy. No detail went unplanned, with extensive personal decor coming from Christy and Dennis’ impeccably decorated home. The Enchanted Florist designed all floral elements and rentals came from Celebrations and Theoni. Lex + The Lotus photographed the day, with Woo Nguyen filming the details. All the beautiful sugar treats came from Flour Girl. Our bride’s stunning gown was designed by Essense of Australia and her beautiful bridesmaids wore gowns from Weddington Way.

Reminiscing on this perfect day already has us dreaming of the warm summer afternoons to come ahead. Check out the lovely details from the feature here!

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A Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner Gets Married // Part One

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As a Lake Tahoe wedding planner, planning your own wedding can be straight up weird sometimes. I’m so often used to being on a more logical side of planning, which has left me more readily able to make decisions not based out of emotion. Being the bride, though? I would be lying if I said […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding PlannerAs a Lake Tahoe wedding planner, planning your own wedding can be straight up weird sometimes. I’m so often used to being on a more logical side of planning, which has left me more readily able to make decisions not based out of emotion. Being the bride, though? I would be lying if I said it didn’t make me uncomfortable at times. I’m not always the best at being the focal point of attention and I do feel a little jaded going through this process as it is a very familiar process. However, there are quite a few things that I feel I have learned throughout the process so far:

  1. We’re both a little uncomfortable behind the camera. Huuuuge thanks to Gagewood Photo for her patience with us on this one!
  2. How incredibly supportive our friends and family have been of our unwillingness to have a normal ceremony and reception.
  3. How lucky I am to be marrying someone that so wholeheartedly supports me, my dreams and my career. And who also occasionally has a few opinions on wedding decisions of his own!

We’ll be tying the knot this October 6th at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City and we couldn’t be more excited. For our engagement session we opted for a more casual approach to things and had our photographer tail us around some of our favorite local spots in Midtown Reno. We walked by the river sculptures, had cocktails at Death & Taxes and finished with some shots at the new Renaissance Hotel.

Take a peek at some of our favorite photos from our engagement session with Gagewood Photo below!

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Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

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One of the more popular trends we see these days, is the general concern of brides and grooms to keep their overall costs for guests down to a minimum. This rings especially true for members of their bridal party. One might even say that the days of reasonably expecting a bridesmaid to pay $300+ for […]

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Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious BrideOne of the more popular trends we see these days, is the general concern of brides and grooms to keep their overall costs for guests down to a minimum. This rings especially true for members of their bridal party. One might even say that the days of reasonably expecting a bridesmaid to pay $300+ for a one time dress are pretty much over. Luckily, the wedding industry has begun to pay attention to this and options are plenty abundant for couples to outfit their brida   l party. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite affordable, and still stunningly stylish, options. Check out our favorite Tahoe bridesmaid dress options for the cost conscious bride below!

Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

Weddington Way

Stemmed from the concept to keep things simple, letting the dresses look amazing on all body types, Weddington Way makes their dresses to order. Dresses come in a variety of colors and textures, as well as at many different price points. For the bride that likes the mismatched look, it’s the perfect way to let bridesmaids choose the dress that they feel most comfortable in, without feeling like they need to break the bank. In case that doesn’t already convince you, Style Me Pretty recently designed a collection for them. Need we say more?

Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

Vow To Be Chic

We like to think of this as the “Rent the Runway” for bridesmaids. Carrying brands like Jenny Yoo, Monique Luihllier and Watters, it’s a great way to keep your bridal tribe looking fly while still keeping their costs down. Most dresses are rentable for less than $100. Our favorite part about this option? They help to eliminate environmental waste by increasing the life cycle of each dress. It’s a wonderful bonus for a Tahoe bride concerned about conservation.

Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

Show Me Your Mumu

For the boho queen, Show Me Your Mumu has an amazing selection of non-traditional bridesmaid selections. From off the shoulder, to crazy prints and patterns, they have truly reinvented the term “bridesmaid dress”. Their gowns come in yummy shades of neutral colors with jaw dropping backs and stylish cuts. The only accessory needed here is a lush flower crown, perfect for any Tahoe wedding. The best part of these? You really COULD wear it again.

Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

Shop Revelry

Initially started as a way to stylishly outfit sororities for chapter events, Revelry quickly found a niche in the wedding market as well. They boast a variety of dresses and separates that come in a plethora of textures and styles.  And holy moly, the colors. They really nailed it there.

Not sure which floral to pair with your stunning gown choices? Check out our favorite Fall Floral Trends here.

Photo Credits: Weddington Way, Vow to be Chic, Shop Revelry, + Valerie Darling Photo

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Wedding Chicks Featured Post // Dancing Pines Wedding Elopement

Wedding Inspiration

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It’s official. Our first Christmas present is here in the form of a blog feature, on one of our favorite blogs for bridal inspo! Wedding Chicks gifted us the honor of featuring our Dancing Pines Wedding bridal inspiration on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was the perfect opportunity for us to relive those summer boho […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Wedding | Dancing Pines Elopement

It’s official. Our first Christmas present is here in the form of a blog feature, on one of our favorite blogs for bridal inspo! Wedding Chicks gifted us the honor of featuring our Dancing Pines Wedding bridal inspiration on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was the perfect opportunity for us to relive those summer boho vibes!

Planning and design was done by Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner, Audere Events. The talented Red Poppy Photo took all of the stunning shots of newlywed couple, Morgan and Taylor. A dress on loan from Swoon Bridal stole the show, while Camryn Lane designed floral arrangements that were to simply die for. Confections Cookies baked sweet treats, while Kimberly Collins donated the sparkling jewels. Both the riverside lounge and table for two boasted a retro glam theme. Lush details included velvet linens from La Tavola and a floral chandelier. You can check out the full feature post on Wedding Chicks here. 

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Wedding | Dancing Pines Elopement

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Wedding | Dancing Pines Elopement

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Wedding | Dancing Pines Elopement

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Wedding | Dancing Pines Elopement

View the full Dancing Pines Wedding gallery on our website here.

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Sarah + Scott’s Zephyr Lodge Wedding Highlight Reel

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In case you’re like us and can’t get enough of Sarah and Scott’s fantabulous Zephyr Lodge wedding, then do we have some good news for you! The wonderful cinematography team at Dax Victorino Films just put the final touches on their highlight reel from our favorite lovebirds’ big day. From their heart felt vows, to […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Zephyr Lodge WeddingIn case you’re like us and can’t get enough of Sarah and Scott’s fantabulous Zephyr Lodge wedding, then do we have some good news for you! The wonderful cinematography team at Dax Victorino Films just put the final touches on their highlight reel from our favorite lovebirds’ big day. From their heart felt vows, to the incredible performance by their 10 piece band, there is no emotion that goes unfelt. We could seriously sit and watch it on repeat all day long. For any couple who is still on the fence about hiring a wedding day videographer, we can’t recommend the choice enough!

See more from Sarah and Scott’s Zephyr Lodge wedding day gallery here.

Photo by Kay Kroshus Photography.

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Christy + Dennis // Zephyr Cove Wedding

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Christy + Dennis’ Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove wedding was a design heavy cocktail party, where they matched style with fantastic bites and cocktails. From her first day of wedding planning, blogger bride Christy had a very clear vision in mind. She and her sister once ran a travel blog, so it only made sense to […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Zephyr Cove WeddingChristy + Dennis’ Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove wedding was a design heavy cocktail party, where they matched style with fantastic bites and cocktails. From her first day of wedding planning, blogger bride Christy had a very clear vision in mind. She and her sister once ran a travel blog, so it only made sense to incorporate her sense of wanderlust into the decor. She sought an industrial look, but something that still fit within the rustic and organic nature that Lake Tahoe offered. They both wanted something nontraditional, where guests weren’t trapped at assigned tables, and instead could mingle with one another throughout the duration of the evening.

A stunning tent housed large wooden farm tables paired with gunmetal bistro chairs. White metal cocktail tables sat with gunmetal barstools. Plush velvet lounge furniture offered additional seating options to dining guests. Christy and Dennis chose a globe as their guestbook for guests to write well wishes, while photos of the couple in front of world famous landmarks accented tables. A styled dessert station offered gourmet cookies, bite sized cupcakes and a cutting cake for the bride and groom.

The weeks leading up to the wedding included several DIY projects, their favors being only one of them. Her love for succulents, and the importance that they played in Christy and Dennis’ first kiss story, lent itself to the creation of their wedding favors: adorable little cement jars with potted succulents.

“After dinner he asked her to come to his hotel room as he had a surprise. Reluctant at first, he promised it was ‘PG’, and so she agreed. Upon entering the room, she noticed that the coffee table had glass vases, colored sand, rocks and succulents. He remembered that she was in love with succulents. As they created their first succulents and enjoyed the evening together, they couldn’t help give each other a kiss. Their first kiss.”

As if the stunning details surrounding their day weren’t enough, the September weather was as perfect as can be. The toasts were full of laughter, while guests danced all night long under the stars.

Check out the full Zephyr Cove Wedding gallery here.

Creative Team // Planning + Design: Audere Events // Venue: Zephyr Cove Resort // Photography: Lex + the Lotus // Videography: Woo Nguyen Films // Floral: Enchanted Floral // Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola Linen // Votives: Theoni Collection // Desserts: Flour Girl // Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way // Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic //

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