Sparkvites is a design and printing studio specializing in wedding stationery, greeting cards, and stamps based in Findlay, Ohio. Founded by Irene and Blake, a husband and wife team of designers, opened Sparkvites for business in February 2012 working with brides on custom wedding stationery and developing an illustrated stationery and gift line. All of their letterpress products are drawn and printed by hand in their studio using 100% cotton papers. View all of their incredibly talented designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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Lake Tahoe Navy Wedding With To Die For Desserts

Lake Tahoe Wedding

This adorable Lake Tahoe navy wedding was not only surrounded by gorgeous views but also features some to die for gluten free desserts!

Keep scrolling to find out more and be sure to check out the full gallery here to see all of the fabulous details captured by Angie Capri Photography. Plus you can also see how much was spent on the big ticket items and get a little wedding day advice from the Bride.

navy blue bridesmaid dresses

cascading orchid wedding bouquet

Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue Decisions

From the Bride: We got married in Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Tahoe. We chose Tahoe for the incredible scenery, and we wanted a “destination” but not be too far. Edgewood sits right on the water. The golf course is so green and also drops back into this beautiful pine forest. The architecture of the building itself is amazing. Classic Tahoe cabin feel with huge windows. The patio overlooks the lake and golf course. It is on the southeast side of the lake so the sun sets across the water and made for an incredible sunset.

welcome chalkboard sign

lakeside wedding ideas

Lake Tahoe Wedding

navy bridesmaid dresses

Navy Tahoe Wedding

wooden Mr. & Mrs.

Desserts and Pie Pop How to

Not only was this rustic Lake Tahoe wedding beautiful, but it had a mouth watering dessert table. The treats included a red velvet cake topped with orange orchids, gluten free cupcakes and adorable little pie pops. And speaking of pie pops, we just so happen to have a super simple recipe for making your own. Just click here and start baking! Plus if you are looking for more great gluten free dessert ideas click here for tons of recipes.

rustic gluten free dessert table

pie pop ingredients

pie pops

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

1 ½ cup almond flour
¾ cup coconut flour
2/3 cup stevia
3 ½ tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp cocoa
½ cup Smart Balance® Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter
1 ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs

-Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners.
-Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.
-In separate bowl, beat eggs. Mix in remaining wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
-Add approximately ¼ cup of the mixture to each of the prepared cupcake liners.
-Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out dry.

1 cup Smart Balance® Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter
2 cups confectioner sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
-Frost cupcakes after they are cooled completely.

gluten free cupcakes

orange orchid topped wedding cake

Gluten Free Desserts To Die For

Photography: Angie Capri Photography
Coordinator: Melissa of A Touch of Grace
Venue: Grand Residence Marriott
Flowers: Thrans Flowers
Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Movement
Dress shop & Jewelry: Kinsley James Bridal Couture
Dress designer: Lian Carlo
Bridesmaid dresses: Lilac Dress Boutique
Custom hanger: Hanger Design Center
Custom ring holder and Table Numbers: That Family Shop

Read on to get some great wedding day advice from the Bride and to see the big ticket budget for this Lake Tahoe wedding. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, grey, orange
Styles: classic, rustic

Classic White And Pink Wedding in NYC

white and pink wedding ideas

Victoria and Matthew knew NYC was the only place for them to combine their love, and they did so in a glorious way. Elegance and tradition lead the way with plenty of nontraditional elements to make the day truly theirs.

A pink and white color palette perfectly echoed an atmosphere of romance and elegance. Feel free to drool over all the swoon-worthy details from this classic white and pink wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Casey Fatchett Photography. Keep reading for tips on how to create and capture all the intimate moments on your big day!

how they met the bride signs

floor length blush bridesmaids dresses

Why you should have two videographers

From The Bride: I had one videographer for the day, who came to my moms house while the girls and I got ready, and the getting ready footage is some of my favorite from the day. I only wish I had hired a second videographer to do the same at my husband’s family’s house. I would have loved to have video footage of him and the boys getting ready! When I began to think of the vision for our day, two words kept coming to mind, romantic and whimsical. I wanted our love to be present in every detail. I wanted warm hues, tons of candles, and classic, traditional flowers. With the help and guidance of our talented wedding planner, Danielle Elder, of Classic Events NYC, my vision started to come to life.

traditional church ceremony

rose petal toss exit

pink and gray nyc wedding

stray from the traditional

We also strayed from some “traditional” wedding things — after the ceremony, instead of hopping on the party bus with our wedding party, Matthew and I drove to pictures and then on to the reception venue in our own car – this gave us a chance to have a moment to ourselves to celebrate just the two of us. We did not have our band introduce our whole wedding, just us. We also made sure our pictures were finished in time for us to enjoy our cocktail hour with our guests because – let’s be honest – that’s usually the best part! We cut our cake off to the side of the party – the photographer & videographer were there, but we didn’t want to stop the band and the party for it, and we had a cute intimate moment together amidst the celebration. My advice would be, don’t feel like you have to do traditional wedding procedures just because you’ve seen them done over and over again. Your wedding is about you and your significant other, and you should mold it to fit exactly what you like!

elegant escort card display

gold escort cards

classic gold and rose reception

NYC wedding venue

customized wedding poster

naked cake with berries

Sneak a peek at even more of Victoria and Matthew’s classic elegant wedding in the video below, filmed by Casey Fatchett Photography.

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Photography & Cinematography : Casey Fatchett Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from Bella Bridesmaids

Coordinator: Classic Events NYC
Venue: The Liberty Warehouse
Stationery: Village Invites
Flowers: City Iris
Cake: Nine Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Jackie K Styles
Dress Shop: L'Fay Bridal
Dress Designer: Berta
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire: Advance Formal Wear
Church: St Francis Xavier Church
Band: The Frank Simmons Band, Hank Lane
Transportation: Romantique Limousines & Silver Star Limousines

Read on to hear more from the bride about the love story, the planning, and how the day turned out!


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, pink, white
Styles: classsic