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One Fine Day honored to receive Best Of B&B 2016 Award

Turns out it is not only award season in Hollywood! Borrowed and Blue is one of our favorite wedding blogs that is designed to inspire and guide brides and grooms from across the US in 66 specific markets. Every year they come out with the only exclusively vendor-voted wedding industry awards. It’s so unique (and fun!) that B&B allows the vendors themselves to hand-pick their very favorite companies to work alongside. We believe that your vendor team needs to be comprised of people who are not only talented and fit nicely into your budget, but that they are also a joy to work with! For example, it’s difficult to get a sense of a photographers communication style if you are only viewing images in their online gallery, but it’s absolutely essential to have the person capturing all your precious moments be someone who you feel comfortable interacting with – not to mention smooching and crying in front of.


At One Fine Day Events we strive to ensure that the dream team we help you build is comprised of individuals that make you smile. And it makes us smile that our colleagues have chosen us for this prestigious award. We are honored to receive an award for being one of the top three Best Wedding Planners in Lake Tahoe.

Best Of B&B 2016 – Lake Tahoe 


Holiday Decor Idea with Gold and Copper Bottles

Every year I create the holiday table decor for our very large family holiday dinners. All of us chip in to help my mum in some way. I am not a good cook so my skills cannot be used in the kitchen…well I suppose they could but I don’t think anybody would eat my food. This year, the theme for the table was copper, gold, and glitter!!! I always make an effort to use supplies I have lying around or left over from other projects. As we are big into celebrating and that often…who am I kidding, always involves a few bottles of wine and champagne, I gathered all the empty bottles and removed the labels. In addition, I gathered some votive candles, spray paint cans, glue, and glitter. Although waiting for the paint to dry is a bit time consuming, everything else is pretty quick. The end result provides a really pretty and festive look.

Holiday Decor

Step 1 – Paint the bottles. Lay out the bottles in your driveway on a garbage bag or a rag. Be sure to keep a good 6 – 10″ distance from the spray paint can and the bottle…if the spray paint gets too close to the bottle, you will have paint dripping down the can. I like to wave my can back and forth as I spray up and down…it creates even coverage. Let the bottles fully dry before you touch them. You may have to add a second coat of paint.


Step 2 – Adhere the glue to the bottle. I tried an expensive glue and a plain old cheapo stick of glue – the cheap glue stick worked the best. Apply it to the specific area.


Step 3 – Add the glitter. Shake the bottle of glitter heavily over the bottle. Don’t be afraid to add too much glitter – you can always pour the excess back into the jar. Let the bottles sit for an hour to dry.

Step 4 – Place the tapered candles into the bottles. You will probably have to shave off the base of the candle with a knife. Do this outdoors – candle wax can be a beast to clean up on the kitchen floor. Scrape just enough off so that you can screw the candle into each bottle.


Step 5 – Place your bottles. I scattered the tall and small bottles in threes to provide a nice dimension down the table. 7

Step 6 – Add additional decor. Add a garland, craft runner, whatever you fancy! Light the candles and enjoy your decor!Gold decor


Happy Holidays from all of us at One Fine Day Events!

A Celebration for our Vendors

We LOVE all of our vendors so much and REALLY value their hard work…so we threw them a party! And it wasn’t just any party…we designed an evening of merriment with live music by the very talented Brian Hess Band, delicious cocktails & appetizers by PlumpJack, and because we can’t just throw a party in an empty space, we designed an intimate rustic-chic outdoor cocktail party full of pretty little details from our Signature Decor Collection!  It was such a great way to start the summer and thank everyone for working their little booties off for our clients. Take a little peak at the decor below: 


We created a rustic chic entrance to the Creekside party with our old wooden ladders, olive branches, shabby chic pots, and lots of candles…who doesn’t love a candle lit entrance?

Forever Heyday made the most beautiful invitations for the party! It was the perfect way to set the scene and let everyone know this is a “must attend” party!



We built this organic chandelier with grapevine balls, rosemary, and olive branches.

hors d’oeuvres were provided by Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn

Chef Wyatt from PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn provided delicious appetizers to keep us mingling all night long.







 Brian Hess Music serenaded the crowd with an eclectic mix of music!


Bending Branch Studio Booth created an amazing reclaimed wooden backdrop with Edison bulbs hanging on either side.


A special thank you to Theilen PhotographyBrian Hess Music, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, and to Jiosia Designs.

Lake Tahoe Vendor Mixer for Tahoe Unveiled

Last night we had our first vendor mixer for our sister company, Tahoe Unveiled.  Tahoe Unveiled is an online resource providing all of your inspiration and vendor needs. We decided to get all of the our wonderful vendors together to enjoy an evening of mingling, networking, and of course enjoying some vino! It was a great success and it was so nice to get together with all of our favorite companies in the area. Thanks so much to The West Shore Cafe for hosting this great event!!
Here are a few pics from the night! Check out that gorgeous view we are so lucky to have as our backyard!!

The view at the West Shore Cafe

Below, two gorgeous and very talented makeup artists – Kari Addison of Kari Addison Beautiful and Laura Garcia with La Di Da Makeup.

Kari Addison and La Di Da Makeup

Our fabulous Paige with Ilana Heyne from PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn.

Tahoe Unveiled vendor mixer

Yup these guys all showed up wearing the same shirt! Gotta love it! Trevor with Johnstone Studios, Mike with As You Wish Catering, Brian Hess with Brian Hess Music, and my hubby Greg with Bending Branch Studio Booth.

The men of Tahoe Unveiled

Thanks to everyone for attending!


Press | One Fine Day Events Interviewed by CNBC

CNBC Interview with One Fine Day EventsHoly Moly!!! I am SO excited to share this news! A few months ago we received an inquiry from CNBC….yup that big massive network! They requested to interview me regarding scams in the wedding industry and the article is now live on their site! Unfortunately, we are quite familiar with these scam artists and the ugly side of planning a beautiful celebration. From gift theft, to inflated irrational pricing, to blatant money thieves, we have witnessed it all! A few years ago we created a post on our blog to warn our fellow wedding planners and vendors about this lovely fella pretending to be a groom. It has since attracted the attention of over 60 planners across the country and hopefully prevented anyone from falling victim to this scam artist!

The CNBC article is a great read for both brides and grooms planning a wedding as well as vendors involved in the industry.
Read the entire article here – we are on page 2 – scam number 5!

Five Wedding Planning Scams

I am so incredibly proud and excited to be featured in this article. What a great way to start 2014!!



One Fine Day Events featured on 100 Layer Cake!

Yippee!! We are so honored to have been featured on 100 Layer Cake! The fabulous Bret Cole produced a gorgeously rustic & elegant photo shoot in Sierraville, CA and we were asked to help plan the workshop. Click on the image below to see all the lovely images that were captured from the workshop.


One Fine Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company based in Tahoe City, CA. We specialize in hand made weddings at private estates and lakefront properties in Lake Tahoe.