Here at One Fine Day Events, we love all things "wedding". But one of our favorite things is pretty paper! From the save-the-date down to the place card, we believe the paper details have the power to set the tone for and elevate an event in lovely ways. So, we love to collaborate with talented designers that help our couples create the perfect paper suite for their wedding or event. When it comes to the invitation though, what it says is just as important as how it looks. Your invitation must honor the right people, convey all the right information, and do it all in the right way. There are so many rules, and unless your name is Emily Post, you'll likely need a bit of help finding the right words for your perfectly polite invite.
Cue: Aerialist Press. Not only are they talented designers, but they're also experts on invitation etiquette. Today we are so excited to have Alexandra here on the One Fine Day blog to share her wisdom with us!
Happy Engagement season! Alexandra from Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations here. A big thank you to the One Fine Day Events team for having us guest post with them today.
The time has come for you to plan your dream wedding and you’ve chosen the fabulous One Fine Day Events team to bring your big day to life! There are so many experiences through the planning process to get excited about, like selecting a beautiful save the date and wedding invite. But wait, are you thinking, how in the world do I word this? Not to worry! We’ve got you covered.
If you’re like most couples, you might find yourselves a little stumped when it comes to writing the proper verbiage on your thoughtfully designed wedding invitation. Our team wanted to make the process a quick and easy task on what we know is a long list of wedding to do’s! We created a pretty little info-graphic and guide explaining the different elements of a traditional wedding invite and what is involved in making sure your wedding invitation is etiquette-approved and true to your style. We also added in some tips and tricks providing an understanding around how many postage stamps are needed and a list of attire options.
Need more inspiration? We created a full list of 21 wording examples for every celebration style we could think of. You can take a peek at the mega post up on “The Aerialist Blog”. We are also happy to answer any other questions you might have in the comments!
We are SO excited to announce our work has been published on Martha Stewart Weddings ! See how we turned a private estate in Lake Tahoe to a summer camp-inspired wedding. You won't want to miss the 13 pound trailing bouquet, the rings, the lakefront estate, or the "something blue" 1961 corvette. Over the moon on how this wedding turned out!
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Photographer: Lexia Frank Photography
Florist: Natasha Kolenko
Dress: Yolan Cris
Paper: From Paper Chase
Estate: Private Estate, Lake Tahoe
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Featured Photographer: Mike Larson - Private Estate & Vineyard Wedding Photographer
When you team up with a couple that has a love for the lake and a craving for color in addition to Mike Larson’s keen ability to capture all the details, good things are bound to happen. So kick back, relax, and enjoy some of this design magic and remember: The power of love is a curious thing. Happy Friday!
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.
At One Fine Day Events we are constantly searching for fresh and vibrant spaces for our events to take place. It's the best feeling to completely fall in love with a new venue and get excited about all the possibilities for making an event there an experience that everyone will remember forever. One Fine Day's founder, Stephanie Martin, was recently interviewed by Venuelust - a company that shares our passion for unique celebration spaces around the globe. If this type of thing sparks your fancy as well, check out the full Q & A to hear Steph's advice on finding and transforming the perfect Lake Tahoe location for your wedding.
Venuelust is a digital media company that specializes in marketing “Off the beaten path” luxury venues for celebrations, getaways and experiences. It makes me giddy with excitement to visit their website and dream about what it would be like to, say, rent a private island for a family reunion. I really dig the site because similar to the philosophy behind One Fine Day Events, the website provides a customized experience. Depending on your style or event type you can search for venues that speak your language - from secret haciendas to castles to luxury safari camps! Here are a few that completely knocked my socks off.
Every year our sister company, Tahoe Unveiled, culls through the many gorgeous weddings they publish and creates a series of 'Best Of' winners from the entire year. This year we are honored to be chosen for at least one wedding in every category! In the category of BEST LAKE TAHOE WEDDING CEREMONIES OF 2015 - we were selected for BEST LAKEFRONT CEREMONY
This wine country wedding from One Fine Day Events exudes sophistication and elegance. Their romantic ceremony site incorporated draping and greenery with the vineyard as the backdrop. After a rockin' al fresco cocktail hour the guests moved inside the barn, which looked glam and chic with a canopy of overhead lighting and a lot of gold accents. Check out all the stunning details in their wedding video from Reel Eyes. You can feel the emotion behind this stunner of a wedding that took place in the very place Alex and Marissa first fell in love.
Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Planning & Design: One Fine Day Events | Photographer: Jon M Photography | Videographer: Reel Eyes Media | Dessert: Momofuko Milk Bar | Catering: Beth Sogard | Florist: Botanica Floral Design | Music: Tainted Love & Steve Moon Sound | Paper: Forever HeyDay, Heart Paper Soul, & Stylish Scribe | Rentals: Botanica Floral Design, One Fine Day Events, Celebrations & La Tavola | Venue: Amador Cellars | Hair & Makeup: Jill Briggs and Krystle Sheehan
We are delighted to announce that one of our weddings is currently featured in the Spring 2015, Destination I Do Magazine! We really enjoyed working with David, Maureen, and their families and are SO happy to see their gorgeous wedding in print!!! Take a little peak below to view this beauty.
The first is dear, sweet McKenzie and Kenny's wedding. The ceremony took place at the top of Squaw Valley....and not just the top of the cable car - guests took a lovely 20 minute hike with their orange parasols and the greatest Irish trio, All Folk'd Up, escorting the way. Following the ceremony was an incredible vintage reception at the Squaw Valley Stables. Thank you to Larissa Cleveland for capturing this incredible day so beautifully!
Our second beauty to make the Top 5 Real Weddings of 2014 would be Jessica and Brian's utterly gorgeous wedding at a private estate on the lake. You can't get any closer to the lake than this...and it doesn't get any more beautiful! Thank you to Mike Larson for these incredible images.
We have been featuring our weddings that made the Best Of list on Tahoe Unveiled! Today, we have two stunners that made the Top 5 Wedding Photography list. Thank you to our super talented photographers, Catherine Hall and Mike Larson for capturing these couples and their amazing weddings SO beautifully! You may recognize the photo below from the cover of Coastal Living Magazine.
To view this entire wedding, click here.
To view this couple's gorgeous day, click here.
Elisa and Ryan had one of the most romantic ceremonies I have ever witnessed. Maybe it was the forested setting with the outdoor chapel, or the ombre aisle, or just these two amazing people! So happy this made the Top 5! To view the entire wedding, click here.
The winners are in! Every year Tahoe Unveiled selects the Top 5 Favorites for Best Wedding Video, Best Ceremony, Best Reception, Best Photography, and Best Wedding Decor. I am SO excited to share our weddings that made the Top 5!!! We will start with our video that made the Top 5 Wedding Videos of the Year! This amazing highlight reel from the incredibly talented Reel Eyes Media, captures Page & Ken's wedding so so sooooo well. Romance, tears, laughter, and so much love! Turn up the volume and enjoy this beauty!
To view all the Top 5 Videos click here.
Stay tuned for the Best Real Wedding, Best Wedding Decor, Best Ceremony, and Best Reception!
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.
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.
Step 6 - Add additional decor. Add a garland, craft runner, whatever you fancy! Light the candles and enjoy your decor!
Happy Holidays from all of us at One Fine Day Events!
Our private estate tour continues! Today, we have another gem located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, tucked into Hurricane Bay. A gorgeous pier, lush lawn, and great patio make this the perfect estate to host all of your friends and loved ones for an amazing night of celebration!
With your own private pier, beach access, and quiet cove, the lake and all of its surroundings are all yours!
Whether you choose to host a beach-side ceremony, cocktails on the patio over looking the lake, or dancing amongst the pine trees, this property is the perfect backdrop for your Lake Tahoe wedding!
This property also offers lodging for the week of your wedding - stay, relax, and host the wedding of your dreams at your own private lakefront.
Please don't hesitate to give us a ring if you'd like to learn more about this gorgeous lakefront property! You can contact us here for details. If you are interested in viewing our other estates click here.
Our private estate tour continues today with a property that invokes visions of tropical isles, Caribbean beaches, and warm sun. The Gold Coast Estate is nestled down in the quiet and tranquil cove of Rubicon Bay. The golden sandy beaches and tropical water meet pine trees and meadow making it the perfect place to have a wedding isolated from the rest of the world.
With toes tucked in the sand for the ceremony and dinner amongst a canopy of pine trees, this venue really showcases everything that is so wonderful in Tahoe.... all wrapped up in one luxuriously private lakefront venue.
Lounge furniture sprinkled on the beach with dancing amongst the stars, this is the perfect lakefront wedding celebration estate!
If you would like to see more of our private estates, click here to view the whole collection!
Please don't hesitate to give us a ring if you would like to find out more details on this gorgeous private estate.
Photos courtesy of Mike Larson Photography