Quirky Lake Tahoe Wedding

Lake Tahoe Wedding

Ok, aren’t you a whee bit curious about the couple whose save the dates are as amazing as these!? Kyle and Lauren’s relationship began in quite an exciting way and it is fair to say they have equally as exciting plans to continue the adventure well into their future. You really cannot miss the unbelievably exotic floral decor at the reception as well as two heart melting flower girls. Oh, and keep an eye out for Sasquatch, he enjoys a good dance party when he can find one.

How could you not be itching to see more!? Keep scrolling and don’t forget to stop by the full gallery to see all of the details from this quirky Lake Tahoe wedding captured by Catherine Hall Studios.

branches wedding sign

Save the dates by Hello Lucky

From Catherine Hall Studios:
Lauren and Kyle knew from the very beginning that they wanted their special day to be nestled in the scenery of one of their favorite places, Lake Tahoe, CA. Both are avid skiers, and nature enthusiasts, who thrive in the adventure of their active lifestyles. Professionally, Lauren utilized her passion for architecture and design in San Francisco, CA, while Kyle braved the wilderness of Tahoe’s National Forest as a rural fire fighter.

As the wedding date neared, coordinator, Stephanie Anderson of One Fine Day Events put together the final details on their outdoor reception, and made sure that their easy going-chic theme was illustrated in every inch of their decor. Before they knew it, Lauren and Kyle’s wedding day had arrived, and amongst the smell of fresh pine trees and soft summer air.

yellow white and succulent bouquet

flower girl wedding dresses

flower girl bouquet

After an emotional ceremony and effervescent cocktail hour, everyone dined on exquisite catering from West Shore Cafe. There was a delicious assortment of summer cocktails, including ginger beer, and Lauren’s favorite the Moscow Mule! If you are needing a summer wedding cocktail, do we have a treat for you!

lemonade cocktail

This lemon mojito is classically refreshing and the perfect signature cocktail! You will need: 15 mint leaves, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 1 oz of fresh lemon juice, 2 oz of white rum, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, soda water, mint and/or lime wedge for garnish.

Directions:
1. Add mint, lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.
2. Add rum and bitters to the shaker, fill with ice, and shake.
3. Strain into an ice-filled highball or Collins glass.
4. Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and lime wedge.
5. Enjoy!

easy wedding decor ideas

outdoor wedding decor ideas

Their first date included skiing at Kirkwood, and while it ended rather inauspiciously for Lauren, Kyle just happened to be the perfect remedy to her in her time of need. Hitting the slopes seemed like the perfect way for the couple to get to know each other until that is; Lauren fell and broke her leg. Kyle, being the perfect gentleman, went above and beyond to visit and care for Lauren during her recovery in San Francisco.

Miniature bright floral arrangements, hung suspended in glass jars throughout the venue, compliments of Stems By Diana. They provided the perfect compliment to the mineral inspired undertones of the luxury linens which draped their outdoor reception tables.

seating arrangement hanging from trees

wedding reception tent ideas

gold table numbers

air plants on escort cards

wedding centerpiece ideas

As the night fell on their beautiful outdoor party, Lauren and Kyle said goodbye to their guests and departed in a vintage Mercedes convertible. Not off to their honeymoon just yet, they had to wait until the end of fire season of course. Lauren predicts it will be a trek through Nepal, or indulging in some authentic pizza tasting in Italy, maybe even both!

If she could leave one piece of advice behind for brides to be, it would be “don’t sweat the small stuff, family and friends always step up to help out, so enjoy your day!.” Judging by the amazing energy that surrounded their entire celebration, I would say her philosophy certainly paid off.

wedding dancing

Photography: Catherine Hall Studios
Coordinator: Stephanie Martin, One Fine Day Events
Stationery: Hello Lucky
Flowers: Diana Thale, Stems By Diana
Venue & Caterer: West Shore Café
Hair: Kori Walker, KOLOR by Kori
Makeup: Jennifer Ergut Makeup
Dress designer: Anna Meier Ulla Maija Couture
Shoe designer: Glint, Nordstroms
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic, J. Press Madras Neckwear & Vans
Jewelry: Melissa Joy Manning
Ceremony Music: Ike and Martin
Reception Band: Hip Service
Escort Cards, Place Cards, & Menus: Hello Tenfold
Rentals: Zephyr Tents & Celebrations Party Rentals

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, white, yellow
Styles: diy, indie, rustic

Jae Photo and Design

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

Jae Photo & Design is a Photography and Design boutique based in Southern California. After a degree from FIDM in Los Angeles, Christa went on to excel in her graphic design education and passion for photography. As a lover of all things creative Jae Photo strives to reach couples and fellow artist all over the country with her passion and love for design and photography.

View all of her breathtaking work here and don’t forget to take a peek at her Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

Jae Photo and Design

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Florida Shabby Chic Black Tie Wedding

wedding photography by Concept Photography

Inspired by the beautiful things she was surrounded by at her mother and grandmother’s houses growing up, Lindsay and Brandon’s ethereal pink wedding is sure to delight! With an adorable flower girl carrying a giant paper anemone, elegant pink depression glass, milk glass centerpieces, and three (yes, three) wedding cakes from The Sugar Suite; There is a lot to be seen. We highly recommend you keep on scrolling…

In need of more shabby chic black tie wedding ideas? Did you know that there is a whole gallery of images just waiting for you to fall in love with them? Check out all of the details captured by Concept Photography in the full gallery here.

retro save the date

wedding flats

wedding dog

getting wedding ready

floor length pink bridesmaids dresses

junior bridesmaid ideas

white and pink wedding bouquet

Your flower girl will love carrying an extra large paper flower in lieu of a bouquet like Lindsay and Brandon’s flower girl! Add a touch of whimsical magic and also make her feel extra special in her exciting role in your wedding day!

fun flower girl ideas

a gift for the groom

blue suit groom and his men

navy blue groomsmen ideas

From the Bride:
We designed the wedding based on things we love and things that mean something to us. My mom always had vintage milk glass pieces growing up and my grandmother always used pink depression glass. Those vintage, yet classic pieces inspired a romantic and intimate theme that just fit us perfectly.

elegant wedding ideas

ring bearer bird nest ring pillow

church wedding

just married

reception sign

easy elegant drink station

A good majority of the design detail was DIY! My mom and many other members of our family played a big role in creating the special elements of our wedding that made it so amazing. For our sweetheart backdrop we built a frame out of Birchwood and hand made small flowers out of scrapbooking paper and large flowers out of crepe paper and strung them over the frame.

We made the flags behind the candy table, painted and distressed the antique windows that we used for the seating chart, handmade the jumbo-sized anemone that the flower girl carried…and the list goes on. Although it was a lot of work, it is neat that we were able to hand-pick or hand-make almost every design element of our special day!

old window used for seating chart

please sign our guest book

black pink and gold wedding ideas

gold and pink wedding ideas

white and pink milk glass floral centerpiece

gold and pink wedding ideas

plate table numbers

sweetheart table ideas

sweetheart wedding table ideas

Personally, the cake table was a favorite of mine. We had three cakes that sat on antique cake stands that belonged to my mother and great grandmother. For the table itself, we used an antique dresser that was from my childhood bedroom. It all had a lot of meaning, making it very special to us. We had three cakes with two flavors: lemon poppy seed cake, lemon curd, vanilla butter cream and vanilla buttermilk cake, vanilla custard, vanilla butter cream.

shabby chic cake table

vintage cake table

fresh flowers on wedding cake

vintage cake table ideas

classic white wedding cake with rose accents

first dance

sparkler exit

Photography: Concept Photography
Coordinator: Nave Event Design
DJ: Blue Skies Entertainment
Chairs, Chargers & Linens: Orlando Party Rentals

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, white
Styles: classic, modern, vintage