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Favorite Tahoe Bridesmaid Dress Options for the Cost Conscious Bride

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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

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Elopement

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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

Real Weddings

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Zephyr Lodge Wedding

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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

Real Weddings

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

Wedding Inspiration

Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Elopement

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Taking place at the breathtakingly beautiful Dancing Pines just outside of Lake Tahoe, the rustic nature of these woods allowed our imaginations to run wild. Our creative team designed a tablescape with a soft and neutral palette in mind, while combining elegant touches with an underlying retro theme. We paired mid-mod elements with brightly colored blooms, […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Dancing Pines Elopement
Taking place at the breathtakingly beautiful Dancing Pines just outside of Lake Tahoe, the rustic nature of these woods allowed our imaginations to run wild. Our creative team designed a tablescape with a soft and neutral palette in mind, while combining elegant touches with an underlying retro theme. We paired mid-mod elements with brightly colored blooms, varied textures and a floral chandelier. Velvet linens complimented lush floral design, while a menu of sweets sat on the table that was (just almost!) too pretty to eat. Charlie Whiskey Design delicately calligraphed the soft handmade paper details. Likewise, a stunning ring of morganite and rose gold complimented the color scheme. A gown designed by Tiadora was the perfect feminine fit for our look, while giving off a flirty retro flair. The intimate riverside lounge was curated from World Market’s furniture selection. Hues of peachy pinks and dusty corals offered a stunning contrast to the surrounding lush greenery and the rushing waters.

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Photo: Red Poppy Photo // Venue: Dancing Pines // Planning & Design: Audere Events // Floral: Camryn Lane // Dress Designer: Ti Adora // Dress Boutique: Swoon Bridal // Rings: Kimberly Collins Gems // Hair + Make-Up: Lokal Salon // Paper + Calligraphy: Charlie Whiskey Design // Sweets: Confection Cookies // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Models: Morgan + Taylor Bittner

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

Planning Tips

Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

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Congratulations! If you’ve begun looking for your Lake Tahoe wedding venue, you’ve found the two magic numbers. Your budget and your guest count are set in stone and it’s time to choose your wedding venue. These two magic numbers are the key ingredient in narrowing down any venue search. But what other elements might be […]

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Congratulations! If you’ve begun looking for your Lake Tahoe wedding venue, you’ve found the two magic numbers. Your budget and your guest count are set in stone and it’s time to choose your wedding venue. These two magic numbers are the key ingredient in narrowing down any venue search. But what other elements might be important when else are you needing to take into consideration?

Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

Plan B When Bad Weather Hits

We all want sun and perfect temperatures on the big day, but sadly enough weather is one of those things that we have no control over. Does your potential venue have any limitations or restrictions when it comes to setting up a tent? Or might they have an alternative option for you? Regardless of what that option is, if you can’t hold your nuptials outdoors due to inclimate weather, you’ll need to be sure you can live with the back up plan.

Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

Food + Beverage Flexibility

Are you a complete and utter foodie? If so, it’s possible you’ll want the flexibility of bringing in your own caterer to allow for more control over choosing your menu. Although most venues that ask you use their food and beverage in Tahoe allow couples quite a bit of control, the ability to bring in a caterer of your choice gives you the most flexibility.

Choosing Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

Proximity to Lodging Locations

There are so many fabulous locations in the area that give wedding couples privacy for their group. However, with this secluded privacy it can be difficult finding lodging locations within a reasonable driving distance for guests. If providing transportation to and from your wedding venue is not an option, picking a location near a large enough lodging option is likely a good move.

For other considerations to be taken into account when choosing a wedding venue, consider hiring a Lake Tahoe wedding planner to assist in your search. Contact this Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner today for a free consultation.

Photo Credits Top to Bottom: Justin DeMutiis Photography, Jose Villa Photography, Amy Arrington

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