This couple chose a family home for their wedding and did many of the wedding decor items themselves, with the help of family and friends. Set against the back drop of gorgeous Lake Tahoe, the amazing mountain and valley views are breathtaking and make a case for outdoor weddings. The incredible images were captured by onelove Photography.
How sweet is the first look moment, where the bride-to-be is so overcome with shyness she hides her face in her gorgeous bouquet? We also like the mismatched bridesmaids dresses in the same color palette. The bride purposefully allowed her friends to choose their own dresses so that they would all feel comfortable and beautiful.
The groomsmen wore a more casual look with vests, colored shirts, pants, and dark camel colored accessories. Their boutonnieres had a playful and romantic look with petite garden roses and gold painted animals.
The bride wore an ivory silk Tadashi Shoji dress and carried a bouquet of juliet garden roses with delphinium, spring blooms, and foliage.
The floral and event design was the work ofworking in tandem with the couple. “We have backgrounds in art and flowers and wanted to infuse that into our decor. Woodland Watercolor best describes our wedding style. We used garden roses, peonies, tulips, delphinium, and loads of spring blooms. I scoured the grounds and foraged for specialty foliage, lilacs, and hellebores,” says the bride.
Before the wedding, the wedding party helped create hand dyed napkins & table runners. The bridesmaids even helped to create lots of little geometric shapes for a modern accent to the decor.
For their altar, the couple used a reclaimed wood wall backdrop. “This was the groom’s project! After finding reclaimed wood at local shops, Tyler and his groomsmen Chris set to work on building. Our cousins jumped in to help paint- it truly was a family affair!“
At the end of the ceremony the couple performed a ‘hand fasting’ – an old traditional wedding ceremony where family and friends fasten ribbons around the hands of the betrothed. “The hand fasting ceremony was beautiful and special. We had the chance to touch everyone at the start which made the whole day feel personal and intimate.“
How amazing is the dessert table? The hutch was made by a local wood-worker from 100+ year old cabin and barn wood. Talk about historical!
Photography: Onelove Photography // Event Designer: // Florals: // Cake: Roundabout Catering // Stationary: Minted // Lighting: Tahoe Entertainer // DJ: Last Resort DJ // Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Venue: Lake Tahoe // Dress Designer: Tadashi Shoji // Rentals: Tahoe Entertainer