Stylish Lake Tahoe Wedding

You are going to love our next wedding.

The bride is a lovely photographer who was featured here: Courtney Wilson Photography. The groom I happen to know personally and is childhood friend of mine. So, it is quite lovely that I get to showcase this wedding. It does not hurt that Courtney and Sean’s wedding is filled with thoughtful details and personal touches.

To read more from Courtney on how they pulled off this vintage inspired Lake Tahoe wedding click here. Of course there a ton of more beautiful photos to check out.

Steal Worthy Idea:

One of our favorite details was the place cards. We searched the internet for any pictures we could find of our guests. Using the beauty of facebook, we found snapshots, from safe to totally embarrassing, but if it was on the web, it was fair game! We turned them into Polaroids and with DIY magnets favors including vintage pictures of Lake Tahoe. Guests were laughing hysterically when they saw their old prom photos and Halloween costumes from years past as their place card. We’re still hearing comments about them!

Photographer: Emily Main & Melissa Vossler
Venue: Valhalla Grand Hall
Makeup: Natalie Cusson
Hair: Margit Aaron
Cake & Desserts: Hungry Girl por Vida
Caterer: Elegant Affair
DJ: DJ Maestro
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet
Floral Design: Holly Fleur
Officiant: Rev. David Beronio
Shoe Designer: Fornarina
Rings: AAA Family Gems
Shoes: Seychelles
Photo Booth: Reno Photo Booth Company
Ceremony Musicians: Avalanche Violin & Guitar
Event Rentals: Event Masters
Table Cloths: Creative Coverings
Accommodations: Deerfield Lodge
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy Group and Priscilla of Boston

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  1. Those escort cards are totally steal worthy! What a fun, quirky, and thoughtful idea. I’m sure it sparked lots of conversation too!

  2. -100. Kamie says:

    Love the place cards idea- what a beautiful wedding!

  3. I loveeee the place cards! What a fun, creative and affordable idea!

  4. -100. Megan Blaine says:

    Those place cards are to die and this photography is so dreammmmmy… love.

  5. -100. Jaclyn says:

    Everything about this wedding is gorgeous, especially the bride!

  6. -100. Laura Leslie says:

    Ummm, wow, that’s amazing!

  7. -100. Courtney Wilson Aaron says:

    Thanks for such lovely comments everyone!

    I’ve got to give credit to one last detail. With all the last minute madness in the week leading up to the wedding, we almost went without ceremony programs. A friend sent me this link and in an hour, we had them printed. We couldn’t just let our guests sit there without something to look at and this was the perfect way to tell everyone the story of us….when you’re in a pinch for time, you do what you gotta do! We certainly can’t take credit for that fab idea :)

  8. -100. Rachael says:

    Everything about this wedding was perfect! It was a true reflection of the bride and groom… the attention to detial was impeccable, it was artistic and beyond creative! The photos truely capture the essence and magic of the day!

  9. -100. Courtney Wilson Aaron says:

    p.s. This Melissa Sweet wedding dress is for sale at :

  10. Love the great contrast in the floral design. Amazing!

  11. -100. Cocroft & Delbridge says:

    1) I LOVE the place cards…how fun! :)

    2) I also adore way that natural elements are woven throughout the day…this wedding is so wonderful! I will definitely be looking at these pictures again before making final arrangements for my day!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. -100. Dana Searcy says:

    Thanks for sharing! This is wedding is fresh and full of good ideas. I live in close to Tahoe and have never heard of Valhalla Grand Hall. I will have to check it out.

  13. -100. Lenny says:

    What a day to remember. I could look at these photos all day and what a great memory. Could not have wished for a more beautiful day for “my daughter”

  14. we love the snapshot table settings! that is a perfect touch to make guests feel right at home at the wedding..and a great conversation starter!

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  15. -100. rebecca says:

    Courtney, I am dying to know how you printed out the polaroid place cards? I would love to “borrow” your idea I think it is the perfect way to inject some energy!


  16. -100. Andria says:

    Where did you get your flower hair clip? It is beautiful!

  17. -100. maura says:

    hello. how did you make the Polaroid escort cards? i love the idea and would love love to steal it…

    is there a certain computer program?



  18. -100. Courtney Wilson Aaron says:

    Mas and Rebecca, the polaroids converter came from here: although there are many other programs online to do this. I layered in my own picture and resized in PS. I printed them out on 4×6 paper and cut to size. Easy Peasy!

    Andria, the hair flower was a H&M find and then we attached a swatch from my wedding gown. It cost all of $3 to make :)


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