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

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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.

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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

View more from this modern and gold white wedding here.

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

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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.

Our Favorite Moments

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

View more from this whimsical mauve & blush wedding here.

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Michelle & Mike’s 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.

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View more of this rustic industrial mountain top wedding here.

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Kyleigh & Jason’s Whimsical & Moody Lakeside Wedding at Gatekeeper’s Museum

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A very busy 2019 has really kept me from staying on top of blogging our 2018 weddings. However, with the sudden arrival of winter and departure of wedding season, I’m excited to finally get caught up on back of house things. The first wedding I’m getting caught up on is special for personal reasons. Jason […]

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Whimsical & Moody Lakeside Wedding

A very busy 2019 has really kept me from staying on top of blogging our 2018 weddings. However, with the sudden arrival of winter and departure of wedding season, I’m excited to finally get caught up on back of house things. The first wedding I’m getting caught up on is special for personal reasons.

Jason and I were married in October of 2018 at Gatekeeper’s Museum, in Tahoe City. Our whimsical and moody lakeside wedding was heavy on good food, music and a cozy atmosphere.

We opted for a cocktail style reception in lieu of a traditional sit down dinner, with a menu inspired by our many travels together over the years. Guests were greeted with pre-ceremony rosé, with a sign giving a subtle nod to our fave guilty pleasure – The Bachelor. Signature cocktails included a gin and tonic and a dark and stormy.

We utilized a lot of dark colors in our palette, complimented with softer hues to help soften the look. As the reception was cocktail style and there was no formal seating for guests, we designed the tent with this in mind. We made our bar a focal point, with a super stylish bar back draped in greenery.

Hands down, our favorite part of the night, was when we came back from sunset photos with our photographer. Jason’s family and our bridal party had organized a flash mob, which totally took us by surprise. It was the perfect way to get everyone on the dance floor.

Our Favorite Moments

The Talent

Photography: Gagewood Photo    /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Entertainment: Epik Weddings   /   Catering: Blend Catering  /   Hair + Make-Up: Greco Rose   /   Stationery: Prim + Pixie   /   Rentals: CelebrationsTheoni Collection   /   Linen: La Tavola Linen

View more of our moody and whimsical lakeside wedding here.

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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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