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 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.
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 //