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Melissa + Greg // Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Wedding

Real Weddings

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Melissa + Greg’s Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding was one for the storybooks. Their wedding day was a modern day fairytale, filled with smoke bombs, confetti cannons and a first dance choreographed straight from Dirty Dancing. Though, they had to leave their beloved pup at home, they were able to give tribute to her with customized […]

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Melissa + Greg’s Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding was one for the storybooks. Their wedding day was a modern day fairytale, filled with smoke bombs, confetti cannons and a first dance choreographed straight from Dirty Dancing. Though, they had to leave their beloved pup at home, they were able to give tribute to her with customized cocktail napkins and cocktail stirrers. Their welcome prayer left all eyes in the room full of tears, with a heartfelt thank you to their friends and families. It included a special thank you to Melissa’s cousin who had donated his kidney to her just the year before. As if all the fun and small details surrounding their big day weren’t enough fun, they were truly one of the most joyous and genuinely kind couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with. The love that they share for one another truly mirrors fairytale romances. We’ve compiled some of our favorite highlights below!

The Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe Resort was the perfect backdrop for such an occasion. Vintage rentals came from Botanica Events, while tables were draped in linens from La Tavola. Taryn of Twinkle + Toast calligraphed beautiful blue and gold watercolor paper goods. Red Carpet Event designed floral elements, as well as produced lighting and draping inside the ballrooms. They chose to hire an electric violinist to play alongside their DJ, keeping guests on the dance floor all night.

Personal touches included watercolor cocktail napkins with an image of their fur-baby, Hannah, who sadly could not attend the event. Their guestbook was a beautiful Artifact Uprising lay flat photo album, with photos from their engagement session. The Hyatt’s bakery designed a beautiful blue + gold tiered cake to match the paper suites.

Melissa + Greg’s wedding day was so full of love of and joy. We couldn’t have considered ourselves more fortunate to play such a large role in their special day. Cheers to the happy couple!

See the full Hyatt Lake Tahoe Wedding gallery here.

Creative Team // Venue: Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe // Planning + Design: Audere Events // Photography: Eric James Photo // Videography: Heavenside Studios // Music: DJ Brock + Chris Waechter // Photo Booth: Traveling Photo Booth // Lighting, Draping + Floral: Red Carpet Events // Hard Rentals: Botanica Events // Linen: La Tavola // Paper: Twinkle + Toast // Beauty: Kiss + Make-Up // Officiant: Mark Frady //

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Ruffled Featured Post // Sand Harbor Elopement

Wedding Inspiration

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Just in time for the start of fall, Ruffled featured one of our favorite styled photo shoots from this year! This Sand Harbor elopement photo shoot was designed by Lake Tahoe wedding planner Audere Events, and shot by the talented Lily Red Creative. Wooden lanterns and purple votives from adorned the snowy floor, while a lounge area […]

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Sand Harbor Wedding | Audere Events | Lake Tahoe Wedding PlannerJust in time for the start of fall, Ruffled featured one of our favorite styled photo shoots from this year! This Sand Harbor elopement photo shoot was designed by Lake Tahoe wedding planner Audere Events, and shot by the talented Lily Red Creative.

Wooden lanterns and purple votives from adorned the snowy floor, while a lounge area held large romantic canopy chairs. Delicate china patterns from Anthropologie’s Home collection made up a lovely table setting. Whimsical linens from La Tavola dressed the table. Paper goods came from Fig + Flourish and lush floral cam from Petal to the Metal. Gourmet hot cocoa and treats from Homage Bakery made up a yummy dessert table. The stunning gown was designed by Hayley Paige, on loan from Swoon Bridal. Meanwhile, hair and make-up was provided by Greco Rose. The gorgeous models were real life couple Cheyenne Kjessler and Matthew Soudan, just recently engaged themselves at the exact spot. In fact, they just exchanged their own vows in Bend, Oregon this last August. You can check out the full feature post on Ruffled’s blog here. 

See more photos from our Sand Harbor Elopement gallery here.

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Trendy + Fabulous Lake Tahoe Wedding Favors for 2017

Planning Tips

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As we gear up for another fantastic wedding season, I can’t help but get incredibly giddy about all the pretty little details that surround a couple’s special day. One of those details are the favors that a couple gifts to their guests at the end of the evening. Although I’m the first to say that […]

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As we gear up for another fantastic wedding season, I can’t help but get incredibly giddy about all the pretty little details that surround a couple’s special day. One of those details are the favors that a couple gifts to their guests at the end of the evening. Although I’m the first to say that not all favors are good favors, I’m certainly a fan of wedding favors that don’t contribute to vast amounts of waste at the end of the evening. When these small gifts can be eco-friendly and trendy at the same time, it’s a win for everyone. For some inspiration for your own Lake Tahoe wedding favors, take a peek at some of my favorite ideas below.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Favors

Of the Earth

What says “Thanks for attending our beautiful Lake Tahoe wedding” more than a gift your guests can take home and plant directly into their backyard. Seeds and saplings are a great way to add color, reduce waste and promote the beautifying of our planet.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Favors

Nibbles + Treats

I love the idea of guests taking home something that they can put together later – like your favorite cookie recipe or a special spice that you love to cook with yourself. Individual champagne bottles are another fantastic option for guests to toast in your honor when they get home!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Favors

Keep Cozy

Providing flannel blankets for cooler nights are a Tahoe wedding staple. They’re a fantastic gift for guests to take home at the end of the night. I’m also a fan of gifting your guests coffee beans from a favorite tropical vacation spot.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Favors

Beauty Products

Enhance your wedding colorscape by adding a wedding smell. How many weddings have attended lately that have their own scent? Guests can take your wedding scent home in the form of adorable soaps or small

For help with your own Lake Tahoe wedding favors, drop us a line below or contact us for a complimentary consultation.

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Artfully Wed Feature Post // Bohemian Desert Whites

Wedding Inspiration

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We are quite thrilled to announce that our Bohemian Desert Whites creative shoot, with Gagewood Photography, from this last May has been featured on Artfully Wed this morning! Talk about an exciting thing to wake up to! Check out the feature post on the Artfully Wed blog for more details.

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Bohemian Desert Whites | Audere Events | Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner

We are quite thrilled to announce that our Bohemian Desert Whites creative shoot, with Gagewood Photography, from this last May has been featured on Artfully Wed this morning! Talk about an exciting thing to wake up to! Check out the feature post on the Artfully Wed blog for more details.

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A Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner

Personal

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On this blustery December morning, I thought I would fill my Tuesday with a blog post about yours truly and how I got my start in this wonderful industry of wedding and event planning. My name is Kyleigh and I am a Lake Tahoe wedding planner, the owner of Audere Events. I got my start in […]

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On this blustery December morning, I thought I would fill my Tuesday with a blog post about yours truly and how I got my start in this wonderful industry of wedding and event planning. My name is Kyleigh and I am a Lake Tahoe wedding planner, the owner of Audere Events.

A Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner

I got my start in the event and wedding industry when I was 19. It started as a summer job, to fill my weekends with while in between the spring and fall semesters. I was working a gorgeous mountain lodge, which was also owned by another event company in the area. Pretty soon I was floating back and forth between mountain weddings at the lodge and weddings on the lake.

Production days were my favorite. I loved walking in to a massive empty space at ridiculously early hours of the morning and knowing that by early afternoon, it would look like an entirely different space. I loved the feeling of accomplishment, when a completely ordinary space finally looked like something out of an extraordinary fairytale.

When that first summer was over, I chose to continue pursuing my degree in Psychology, with the addition of two minors in Business Administration and Communications. Coupled with my two years of work experience in weddings and events, I felt I had a well balanced education. After graduation, I took a position as a full time wedding planner in Truckee.

It seems silly to say but there was a fairly large world of difference between planning weddings as a venue coordinator, versus planning weddings as a wedding planner. Despite the initial learning curve, I couldn’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I was helping couples, from start to finish, with the day that they would look back most fondly on. Helping them create memories and create something that was so uniquely them. I loved the emotions and reactions that I would see from my couples, as they day they had dreamed about had finally arrived.

It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work alongside such wonderful people during such a joyous time in their lives. After five years of working as a Lake Tahoe wedding planner, I know that I have found my calling and I feel so grateful to have found it.

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Non-Paper Escort Card Trends That Double As Favors

Trends

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I am not a fan of wedding favors. I find them wasteful and oftentimes a total oversight. However, with that being said, I am a fan of wedding favors when they are well thought out and serve a significant purpose. Wedding favors that can double as escort cards are just that. They are resourceful while providing a personal […]

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I am not a fan of wedding favors. I find them wasteful and oftentimes a total oversight. However, with that being said, I am a fan of wedding favors when they are well thought out and serve a significant purpose. Wedding favors that can double as escort cards are just that. They are resourceful while providing a personal touch that your guests can take home with them. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite non-paper escort card trends below.

Non-Paper Escort Card | Audere Events | Lake Tahoe Wedding + Event Planner

Photo Credits: Nikki Carlson, Michelle Boyd, + Tec Petaja

Edibles + Beverages

We’ve all seen the custom mini-champagne bottles that serve as favor cards, but take it one step further and tailor it to your theme. These vintage soda bottles with personalized labels and camping thermoses with name tags are a super rad fit for the ‘Burgers’ and ‘Summer Camp’ themes.

Non-Paper Escort Card | Audere Events | Lake Tahoe Wedding + Event Planner

Photo Credits: Acqua Photo, Prim + Pixie, + Irish Grzanich

Glass

Tiled, sea and modern shaped glasses all provide a very different aesthetic, each appropriate for a different kind of event. However, the overall aesthetic the hand written calligraphy provides is elegant and whimsical, perfect for a touch of romance to any wedding or event.

Non-Paper Escort Card | Audere Events | Lake Tahoe Wedding + Event Planner

Photo Credits: Jessica Burke + Jose Villa

 Trinkets

Whether you are hosting a casual dinner or an elegant affair, trinkets of all shapes and sizes can be used as a seating indicator. I especially love the arts and crafts feel that the engraved leather strips and azurite rocks have. But the clear glass boxes with name cards and greenery sprigs are easily repurposed at home. A cassette tape can be a great throwback gift, and host a few of your favorite songs to be played throughout the evening as well, to serve as a wonderful reminder of how fun your reception was.

All in all, it’s really up to your own imagination to create something unique to your personal style. But I’d love to help you along the way! Drop a line in the comment box below and let us know your ideas for your favor-escort cards.