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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

Real Weddings

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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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Sarah & Scott’s Zephyr Lodge Wedding

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This year, in lieu of the annual trip that I take with my fiancé, I spent my labor day weekend coordinating a Zephyr Lodge wedding. Lucky for me, Sarah + Scott were one of my favorite couples to work with this year. Their laid back approach to wedding planning made them so fun to meet […]

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Planner | Zephyr Lodge Wedding

This year, in lieu of the annual trip that I take with my fiancé, I spent my labor day weekend coordinating a Zephyr Lodge wedding. Lucky for me, Sarah + Scott were one of my favorite couples to work with this year. Their laid back approach to wedding planning made them so fun to meet with. In fact one of our first planning meetings together took place at a local brunch joint. They had been up late the night before housesitting for friends, and had decided that they preferred bloody mary’s and mimosas over the original coffee date we had planned.

Going in to their wedding, I knew they had a clear vision. Traditional. But fun. Corn hole was to line the deck during cocktail hour. Koozies were at the bar for the friends and families who preferred PBR. They insisted that their alma mater’s football game to be playing in the bar. But they also envisioned blush and ivory floral covering the entire interior of the lodge. Intricate lace runners ran the down the lengths of the dining tables. The invitations were delicate, with Sarah and Scott’s names etched in letterpress calligraphy. Guests were greeted by flutes of champagne, as they stepped off of the gondola. The mountaintop venue that Zephyr Lodge provided was the perfect setting for the couple to exchange their vows, overlooking Lake Tahoe’s national forest.

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Venue: Zephyr Lodge   /   Photography: Kay Kroshus   /   Videography: Dax Victorino Films   /   Music: Blue Forest Duo + Clean Slate   /   Floral: Stems by Diana   /   Hair + Make-Up: Love Is in The Hair   /   Dress: Swoon Bridal   /   Dress Designer: WTOO by Watters   /   Cake: Isabel’s Bakery

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Dancing Pines Elopement // Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration

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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.

The Talent

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

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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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