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Kristy & Blake’s Modern Fairytale Wedding at West Shore Café

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Kristy & Blake's Modern Fairytale Wedding at West Shore Café

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Kristy and Blake were married at West Shore Café in late June, among their closest friends and family. Their sweet daughter was able to partake in the ceremony as their flower girl. Kristy often used the word “modern fairytale” to describe her vision, which consisted of dusty blues, pinks and ivory with touches of gold. […]

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Kristy & Blake's Modern Fairytale Wedding at West Shore Café

Kristy and Blake were married at West Shore Café in late June, among their closest friends and family. Their sweet daughter was able to partake in the ceremony as their flower girl. Kristy often used the word “modern fairytale” to describe her vision, which consisted of dusty blues, pinks and ivory with touches of gold.

We mixed long wooden tables with long tables draped in ivory linen, and paired dusty blue napkins with modern gold flatware, personalized menus and blush votives. Floral design consisted of lush greens and blooms of blush and ivory, with pops of a brighter pink and peach. Color was certainly abundant on our tables! A friend of our sweet bride’s watercolored the invitations herself, creating a stunning portrait of the lake with the weekend’s events detailed on the map.

Following a heartfelt and emotional ceremony, guests dined outside at West Shore Café’s lakeside patio. In lieu of a traditional cake, guests were presented with a donut cake to enjoy, before spending the rest of the night celebrating with dancing. 

Our Favorite Moments

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Photography: Kay Kroshus   /   Videography: Kroshus Films   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: Epik Weddings   /   Cake: Flour Girl   /   Hair + Make-Up: Greco Rose   /   Stationery: Sugarpine Calligraphy   /   Rentals: Theoni Collection   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Year in Review: 2019

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Whimsical & Moody Lakeside Wedding

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Wellllllllllll it’s officially 2020, which means that I’m a little late to post my year in review. However, I do suppose it’s better posted late than never! December of was a slower month for me as I had quite a bit happening personally. I was sure to take plenty of time off to catch up […]

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Wellllllllllll it’s officially 2020, which means that I’m a little late to post my year in review. However, I do suppose it’s better posted late than never!

December of was a slower month for me as I had quite a bit happening personally. I was sure to take plenty of time off to catch up on some needed R&R. Despite December being his busiest month at work, my husband and I were able to spend five full days visiting his family in Las Vegas. I took a trip to visit my own family in Northern California. It was also the first time in 20 years that I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with both my mom and my dad together.

Through some serious weeks of reflecting upon 2019, it’s hard to pinpoint any one wedding as our favorite, or any one moment as the best moment. Through both the good and the bad, last year was quite good to us and there were many wonderful moments to be shared.

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Planned & executed 23 weddings.

Our team successfully planned and executed twenty-three weddings this year. I was personally at twenty-two of them! The one missed wedding was due to attending my little brother’s graduation from OSU. I am so grateful to my team of workhorses for never complaining about our long days and always treasuring our clients as much as I do. This would have been an entirely different year without them!

 

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Celebrated one year of marriage.

On October 6th, my husband and I celebrated one full year of marriage. Although we both largely worked through the bulk of 2019 and we were unable to take some time to significantly celebrate it together, we’ve purposefully set aside some time for traveling in 2020. Fingers crossed we’ll be abroad when celebrating our second year of marriage!

 

 Rebranded with a new brand, website & brand message.

It was a HUGE undertaking, but this was the year that I finally was able to spend some time developing the Audere Events brand. Shout out to Saffron Avenue for her beautiful design skills and Gillian Griffith for her amazing way with words. I am so in love with how everything turned out and couldn’t have imagined a better duo to help bring this vision to life. For a girl who hates blogging, our new format actually has me excited to commit to a few posts a month! 😉

 

For 2020

Though 2019 was an incredibly productive year, I’ve come to realize that I don’t think I’ve ever been as busy as I was this last year. It was such an eye opening experience and I’ve certainly learned a lot about setting personal boundaries and the importance of sticking to them. For 2020, our team is planning to scale down and cap our weddings at 15, which will allow us to provide a more elevated planning experience to our Audere Events couples. As service providers, time is the most valuable resource we have to give to our clients. It’s my hope that by limiting the amount of weddings we take on, we’ll not only have more time for our clients, but have more time for ourselves which will allow us to be better refreshed for those clients. With that said, I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings to our team!

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Alison & Will’s Romantic Lakeside Wedding at West Shore Café

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Alison & Will’s romantic lakeside wedding at West Shore Café was held in early July. Few couples put as much detailed thought into pulling off a destination wedding as Alison and Will did. It was a weekend full of well-thought personal details, meaningful and genuine moments and expressing gratitude. Their weekend events included a Welcome […]

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Romantic Lakeside Wedding

Alison & Will’s romantic lakeside wedding at West Shore Café was held in early July. Few couples put as much detailed thought into pulling off a destination wedding as Alison and Will did. It was a weekend full of well-thought personal details, meaningful and genuine moments and expressing gratitude.

Their weekend events included a Welcome Party held at their family home in Tahoe City, a wedding day full of liveliness and a Beach Day to close out the festivities. Wedding attendants on both sides consisted of siblings and the officiant was a close friend of the couple.

A color neutral color palette served as the basis for decor that was simplistic, natural and complimentary to the panoramic lakeside views. A custom mountain monogram was created and used consistently throughout the weekend’s paper and signage.

True to their thoughtful personalities, the bride and groom wrote personalized thank-you notes to each guest, which served as escort cards prior to the reception. Guests were treated to an al fresco plated dinner, followed by a dessert course from La Cocina, a favorite non-profit of the bride and groom. Guests were ushered inside for dancing and enjoyed s’mores around the firepits outside.

Our Favorite Moments

The Talent

Photography: Cassie Valente Photo   /   Videography: Paperweight Films   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: Brian Hess   /   Cake: Flour Girl   /   Hair + Make-Up: Greco Rose   /   Stationery: Brown Fox Calligraphy   /   Rentals: Forever Vintage   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Monique & Jason’s Modern White & Gold Wedding at Resort at Squaw Creek

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Modern Gold & White Wedding

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Monique and Jason hosted their modern gold and white wedding at the Resort at Squaw Creek in late June. It was a celebratory wedding that combined multiple aspects of multiple cultures throughout the weekend. We saw traditions from Jewish, Puerto Rican and Moroccan cultures come together in a beautiful twist of traditions. From day one, […]

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Modern Gold & White Wedding

Monique and Jason hosted their modern gold and white wedding at the Resort at Squaw Creek in late June. It was a celebratory wedding that combined multiple aspects of multiple cultures throughout the weekend. We saw traditions from Jewish, Puerto Rican and Moroccan cultures come together in a beautiful twist of traditions.

From day one, Monique’s vision of her big day was clear in her mind – all white and gold, with modern touches and lavish textures. We primarily kept our design elements white, adding accents of gold where we could. We added in some light blush and champagne hues for additional texture in our floral elements. Varying gold chandeliers held southern smilax, casting beautiful shadows on the wall later in the night.

Our blushing bride is a baker herself, so naturally the wedding cake and its accompanying desserts were an important an important element. We had a lavish dessert display that stuck within our color palette.

Escort cards were alfajores, a traditional Puerto Rican cookie, made by our baker bride. They were then placed into clear boxes, affixed with custom stickers and wax seals.

Their ceremony took place on the golf course of Resort at Squaw Creek, with the mountain still covered in late spring snow. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’eourves on the spa deck before being ushered into the ballrooms for dinner and dancing. Their evening concluded with a fun surprise for guests, a late night “La Hora Loca” performance with live drummers and tray passed grilled cheese on mallorca rolls from Puerto Rico. Their weekend concluded with a sunrise session with their photo team on the lake.

Our Favorite Moments

The Talent

Photography: Kay Kroshus   /   Videography: Kroshus Films   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: Brian Hess   /   Cake: Flour Girl   /   Hair + Make-Up: La di Da   /   Stationery: Twinkle + Toast   /   Rentals: CelebrationsTheoni Collection   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Aly & CJ’s Whimsical Mauve & Blush Wedding at Gatekeeper’s Museum

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Whimsical Mauve & Blush Wedding

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Aly & CJ were married at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City in late August. With warm summer temps, the open air lakeside venue was the perfect spot for their whimsical mauve & blush wedding at Lake Tahoe. Their lakeside ceremony was designed with colorful and rich florals in mind. A sweet ceremony was followed by […]

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Whimsical Mauve & Blush Wedding

Aly & CJ were married at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City in late August. With warm summer temps, the open air lakeside venue was the perfect spot for their whimsical mauve & blush wedding at Lake Tahoe.

Their lakeside ceremony was designed with colorful and rich florals in mind. A sweet ceremony was followed by a spirited cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed tray passed hor d’oeurves and a Paloma as a signature cocktail.

Our couple had a vision of all their guests taking a shot together to kick off the party. To make this vision come to life, we worked this into their escort card display. Himalayan sea salt shot glasses with calligraphy were used for guests to take a tequila shot as they walked in to the reception tent.

They wanted a celebratory reception to match their own fun-loving energy. Guests feasted on a family style dinner that played up seasonal summer offerings. After dinner, guests were treated to late night tray-passed desserts. The celebration ended with a packed dance floor and a live saxaphonist accompanying the DJ into the late night.

During the planning process, we selected a color palette of dusty purple, mauve, blush and greens to set the summer feel. Aly’s initial vision consisted of lots of lighting. Consequently, we were sure to work plenty of it into our sail cloth tent and throughout our tabletop design. Our install team draped market lighting, chandeliers and oversized lanterns to add to the whimsical feel.

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The Talent

Photography: Janine Licare Photography   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: Sounds Elevated   /   Catering: Blend Catering  /   Hair + Make-Up: Status Salon   /   Stationery: Sugarpine Calligraphy   /   Rentals: Celebrations Party RentalsTheoni Collection   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Michelle & Mike’s Rustic Industrial Mountain Top Wedding

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Rustic Industrial Mountain Top Wedding

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We spent just over a year planning Michelle and Mike’s rustic industrial mountain top wedding. They exchanged vows and said “I do” atop Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge in early August. Their vision included a warm celebration that made their out-of-town guests feel right at home at the ski resort. We combined industrial elements to work with […]

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Rustic Industrial Mountain Top Wedding

We spent just over a year planning Michelle and Mike’s rustic industrial mountain top wedding. They exchanged vows and said “I do” atop Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge in early August. Their vision included a warm celebration that made their out-of-town guests feel right at home at the ski resort.

We combined industrial elements to work with the refined rustic charm of the interior of the lodge. Wooden tables were left exposed and were paired with velvet napkins, rose gold flatware and metal wire votives. An Edison bulb served as the place card at each guests’ place setting.

Prior to the ceremony, Michelle and Mike took some time to exchange their vows in private, following a First Look with their photo team. Guests sat down to a plated dinner and were treated to a live violinist performance. A cheesecake took the place of a traditional cutting cake, adding a bit of personal flair to the additional spread of deserts. Finally the evening concluded with our DJ spinning vinyl records for guests to dance into the night.

Our Favorite Moments

The Talent

Photography: Gagewood Photo   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: DJ Eli Freshmode   /   Cake: Flour Girl   /   Hair + Make-Up: Greco Rose   /   Stationery: Sugarpine Calligraphy   /   Rentals: Theoni Collection   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

View more of this rustic industrial mountain top wedding here.