Guest Post: Aerialist Press


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!


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 


Private Estate Tour | Rocky Pine Estate

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! View More:

With your own private pier, beach access, and quiet cove, the lake and all of its surroundings are all yours!


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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.

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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.

Private Estate Tour | The Gold Coast Estate

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. Brian Jessica-0113 Brian Jessica-0586

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.


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Lounge furniture sprinkled on the beach with dancing amongst the stars, this is the perfect lakefront wedding celebration estate! Brian_Jessica-0770

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 

Private Estate Tour | Lakefront Cottage

Over the last few days and for the next couple weeks, we are introducing you to our collection of Private Estates for weddings and events. Today we would like to highlight another one of our lakefront properties along the shores of Lake Tahoe - The Lakefront Cottage Estate! This estate, tucked along the coast of the West Shore, has a gorgeous green lawn, and a panoramic backdrop of the lake. See below for a few images of one of our weddings from the past Summer that highlights everything this beauiful estate has to offer. View More:   View More:

A flat, lush lawn accomodates the perfect ceremony, with plenty of room for all of your guests to settle in and listen to your vows as you become husband and wife.

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A beautifully appointed tent protects your guests from the elements while letting them enjoy an al fresco dinner amonst the fresh mountain air.

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With bistro lights swaying overhead, your guests will be dancing under the stars and enjoying the Lake Tahoe Summer that we all love so much!

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To view more of our Private Estates, click here. If you'd like to learn more about this gorgeous lakefront estate, please give our studio a ring or fill out our contact form.

Photos courtesy of Mike Larson Photography

Private Estate Tour | Sandy Shores Cove

A few days ago we teased you with a little sneak peak into a few of our gorgeous private estates. Today, we are starting our tour by introducing you to one of our favorites, The Sandy Shores Cove Estate! Nestled atop a bluff and protected by the wind, Sandy Shores Cove boasts a gorgeous lawn, a lodge-style home, and access to a private sandy beach. Tall old growth pine trees surround the perimeter of the property, creating the perfect overhead canopy for an open air or clear tent reception. The long stretch of lawn creates plenty of space for spreading out the ceremony, cocktails, dinner,and dancing. Plus, no matter where you are on the property, you have a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe! View More:  View More:

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This property really captures the essence of what Lake Tahoe has to offer - beauty, comfort, and a secluded space for you to enjoy a night of celebrating your wedding! View More:  View More:

Dancing under the stars is the perfect ending to a wonderful day filled with your friends, family, and loved ones.

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We produced several stunning weddings at this property this year and these are a collection of a few of the images. We will be revealing more of the images very, very soon!  If you are interested in this property or even just chatting with us about our services, please give us a ring or email us. You can find our contact information by clicking here.

Photos courtesy of Mike Larson Photography

Lake Tahoe Wedding Photography | Bret Cole Workshop Wrap-Up

Last month I participated in the first Bret Cole Photography Fellowship and I am SOOO very excited to reveal a few of the behind the scenes photos from the workshop! The purpose of the workshop was to provide both amateur and professional photographer’s with a weekend of inspiration and education to further their careers in the wedding industry. The event included four beautifully styled photo shoots and class time with lectures by myself, event designer Scott Corridan, Don Weinstein of Photo Impact Imaging film lab, Bret Cole of Bret Cole Photography, and Alexandra Tremaine of Tremaine Photography. Home base for the workshop was at the lovely Cedar Glen Lodge in Tahoe Vista and the photo shoot locations stretched from the top of Eagle Rock on the West Shore to a ranch out past Sierraville. Our favorite is the Sierraville wedding shoot which we helped design, of course! Such a gorgeous and amazing place – the shoot took place near an amazing old barn surrounded by fields, cows, horses, and nature…what more could you want? Take a peek below to see some of the behind the scenes photos of the engagement shoot, lectures, kids portrait shoot, and wedding shoot.

Above photos: Kristie Marie Photography shooting Bret assisting the models and teaching the photographers!

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From Bret Cole ~ I came out of the experience with an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion and euphoria. The team effort and support I received brought tears to my eyes. The interest in film was widely apparent from the attendees….much more than I expected. And it was so wonderful to see them learn more about the wedding and portrait industry. They were like little sponges! It’s an awesome feeling to know I was able to help them and make a difference just by sharing my passion!!

Above - our lovely model, Mel, getting styled by the fabulous Elyssa Corson (Greco Rose Creative) and Me quickly lighting the candles for the photographers.

Below - behind the scenes with Johnny B FilmsKari Addison, Elyssa Corson, and all the photographers shooting!

From workshop attendee Kirstie Frydenlund ~ What an inspiring few days it was! Bret did an incredible job creating beautiful shoots, transferring her knowledge, keeping everything positive, and teaching us all her ways! I feel so blessed and humbled for the opportunity to learn from her! Tahoe is the world’s most beautiful place. 

Love this picture of Coco, (also known as Alexandra Tremaine) flashing a sassy smile for the camera!

Above - the fabulous owners of California Vintage Rentals - Jan and Pam!

From workshop attendee Kelly Wozniak ~ I walked away with a lot of information and a new out look on photography! I can't wait to keep moving and growing with photography. Thank you, thank you!

From workshop attendee Brianne Keeney ~ I wanted to thank Bret for encouraging me in so many ways. I am so happy I came because, surprisingly (to me), connecting with other photographers actually helped my confidence. I feel more motivated and I am going to make a goal list!

We can't wait for the next workshop!!!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding production company specialized in private estate weddings in Lake Tahoe.

Our Favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we were yearning for a relaxing massage. Luckily, we have one of the best masseuses around - MK from Boddy Maintenance! While we are sitting at our desks dreaming of our next hour on the massage table, we decided to find out all about Boddy Maintenance's services so we'll know just what to order for next time! Take a peek at the blog post to find out all of MK's bridal relaxation tips and & why she loves what she does!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding planning company specializing in beautiful Lake Tahoe weddings!

Our favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we highlighted a photography contest sponsored by Tahoe Unveiled in collaboration with Theilen Photography - and we are participating as one of the judges! See below for all of the details.  


Wedding photography takes enormous amounts of dedication. It’s not about the type of camera you have or what lenses you use; it’s about YOU, the photographer! It’s about the time it takes to get to know a couple and capture some of their most intimate moments. We want to celebrate our love for wedding photographers. We will be compiling a collection of the most stunning 20 images and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Submit your best Lake Tahoe wedding photographs to our very first Best of the Lake contest.

With industry judges: Stephanie Anderson of One Fine Day Events, Matt Theilen  of Theilen Photography.

Submissions | Please email your most creative and gorgeous wedding photos to with the subject “Lake Tahoe Wedding Photos”. Please label your photos with a keyword and a number so your photos are kept anonymous from the judges.

Image Sizes | Please send up to 5 .jpg images that are 600 pixels on their longest side, without watermarks. Images can be placed in a .zip file that is no larger than 10MB.

Processing | 5 photos per photographer may be submitted for free, or a processing fee of $5 per photograph will be charged for submissions of 6 – 15 images. Please let us know if you would like to submit more than 5 images and we will send you a Google checkout.

Eligibility | Open to everyone, 18 years of age or older at date of entry. Photographs should be from a real wedding that took place in Lake Tahoe who are your clients. (No engagement photos, photos of models, or images from styled shoots, workshops or commercial shoots, please. If you have questions about eligibility, please read our Official Rules or write to for more clarification).

Deadline | Photos will be accepted from 12:01 am Pacific Time, Monday, May 20th, 2013, until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Monday, June 17th, 2013.

Prize / Exposure | If your photo/s are chosen you will receive a winner’s badge to display on your website or blog, your copyright—including your name and business name—will be prominently displayed as part of our Best of Lake Tahoe Photo Collection on Tahoe Unveiled’s website and blog, with a link to the photographers website or blog. Your photos will be part of our marketing campaign to promote Lake Tahoe as a world class wedding destination.

Notification | Winners will be determined by Friday, June 21st and notified by Monday, June 24th. Winners will be notified through the email address provided in their submission form and will be asked to approve the caption to be shown in our Best of Lake Tahoe Weddings Photo Collection.

Disclaimer | By submitting any photographs to Tahoe Unveiled and entering the contest, you agree that Tahoe Unveiled has the perpetual right to publish the Photographs on its websites and its affiliated web-based social media outlets. Tahoe Unveiled will credit you by name and/or company if it publishes your Photographs.

Our favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we discovered we could  have a spa day of our own right in our home! Now through the end of May, Balance Bodyworks Tahoe is bringing wellness into your home, vacation rental or any place of your choosing. Book before June and receive a 60 minute yoga session for $50, normally $75! Check them out on their website or by calling (530) 386-1643 for details on how you can turn your living room into a private yoga studio.Their services include therapeutic massage, BodyTalk, acupuncture and in-home Yoga Privates.  Also offering services for the entire wedding party, they will turn your Lake Tahoe wedding into a personal retreat, catered specifically to your needs.


Our Favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we were thrilled to find out that one of our paper vendors, Minted, now offers the most luxurious of printing options - letterpress!! And... *bonus alert*, they are giving away a gorgeous letterpress suite worth $1,200 to one lucky bride! You can view all the details and sign up to win on's website. Deal or no deal, we could not be more excited that this great company is now offering such a beautiful print option!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding planning and production company based in Lake Tahoe. We specialize in hand tailored weddings at private estates and resorts in North Lake Tahoe.

Fab Finds | Wed Buddy

Wedding Website are great for so many reasons! Not only do you get a chance to share your engagement story or sweet photos of you two as a couple, you can also keep your guests informed on everything there is to know about your wedding celebration. We have come across this great company called Wed Buddy - it's a free program that guides couples through the website building process. See below for a few highlights of this great company!  


WedBuddy gives you great tips for adding things you might forget to your website.



You can also send out e-invitations, manage your guest list, and share your favorite photos & stories. Best of all? It's Free!



Be sure to check out WedBuddy when you're creating your wedding website!!


One Fine Day Events is a wedding planning and production company based in Lake Tahoe. We specialized in hand tailored weddings at private estates and resorts in North Lake Tahoe.

Real Wedding | Ritz Carlton Wedding Sneak Peak!

Oh do we have a sneak peak for you!! Darren with Reel Eyes Media is such a dreamy cinematographer and we could not have been more thrilled that he captured and created a stunning video of our lovely couple Mark & Alena who tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton in March. Take a peak below and get the tissues ready!

Alena & Mark | Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe from Reel Eyes Media on Vimeo.

One Fine Day Events is a Lake Tahoe wedding planning company based in the heart of Tahoe City. We specialize in hand tailored Lake Tahoe weddings at private estates and lakefront properties.

Engagement Session Giveaway from Bret Cole Photography!

Gather 'round all you beautiful brides - The super fabulous Bret Cole is giving away a *free* engagement session to one lucky-in-love couple! To enter, simply email Bret a picture of yourselves along with your engagement story + a little about your life together. See below for all the details. Hurry, submission deadline is April 7th!!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding production company specialized in private estate weddings in Lake Tahoe.

Our Favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we were sooo very excited to be introduced to the newest Tahoe Unveiled vendor, Bending Branch Studio Booth!!

Not only does Bending Branch customize their booth to tailor to each clients style, design & decor, they have hundreds of backdrops, props, and amazing lighting so everyone looks fabulous! It's also a large area so you can invite all of your friends into the "booth"!! Click here to learn all about Bending Branch Studio Booth!


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.

Our Favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we were introduced to the newest photography vendor, Charleton Churchill Photography. Charleton's style of photography is very beautiful and seems to capture the grander scale of the scene which contributes to a very ethereal and romantic photograph. Click here for the interview of Charleton & to find out what makes his style of photography so unique!  

Image courtesy of Charleton Churchill Photography 

One Fine Day Events is a wedding planning company specializing in beautiful Lake Tahoe weddings!

Behind the Scenes | Mike and Vanessa's Lakefront Soiree

We are so excited to show you a little sneak peak of Mike and Vanessa's wedding from this Summer! Their wedding took place at Vanessa's parents' beautiful lakefront estate. From the blush & cream toned colors to the wicker and wood accents, their wedding was simply perfect!  

Vanessa walked down their family's pier and they were married under a beautiful chandelier-adorned pine tree.

After the ceremony, guests indulged in Season'd's delectable appetizers (formerly Moody's Catering) & signature cocktails while enjoying the view from the deck. In the midst of cocktail hour a large group of kayakers paddled by and wished Mike and Vanessa Best Wishes!

Dinner was under a beautiful clear tent dressed up with pewter draping, market lights, and gorgeous blush toned linens. It always takes a big group effort to set-up the tent and design all the details - but the end result is breathtaking!

Be sure to check back tomorrow - we have been featured on one of our favorite blogs and we can't wait to share all the pretty details with you! You can also view our gallery for more pics of this gorgeous wedding!


Photographer |  Theilen Photography  Planning & Design | One Fine Day Events Venue | Private Estate Florist | Bellissima Floral Ceremony & Reception Music | Dave Gillis Catering Company | Season'd Catering (formerly Moody's Catering) Hair | Kolor by Kori Make-up | Kiss and Makeup Tuxedos | Fine and Funky Dress Designer | Monique Lhuillier Linens | La Tavola Invitations & Paper | Alee & Press

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.

Our Favorite this week from Tahoe Unveiled

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled,  we were thrilled and delighted to get to know the latest Videography Vendor, JohnnybFilms! Johnny's attention to detail and ability to capture the emotion of the day and preserve it forever in a beautifully captured film is incredible! Take a peek below for some of his work - and click here to read all about him!

One Fine Day Events is a wedding planning and production company based in Lake Tahoe. We specialized in hand tailored weddings at private estates and resorts in North Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Photo Shoot | Rugged Meets Refined

Yippee - We have a photo shoot to share with you! We had the pleasure of working with some of our very favorite vendors, including Johnstone StudiosStems by DianaDoxa Studios, and the Ritz-Carlton to create a beautiful table inspiration filled with rugged and refined elements. We are often asked for inspirational ideas on what we like to call "rustic elegance" - elegant ideas with touches of rustic appeal. Well, You ask - we deliver! We designed a table of intertwining elements that consisted of rugged textures juxtaposed with elegant and soft touches. We also curated elements not normally found on dinner tables - rugged slate we fashioned into beautiful chargers, different sizes of tin cans spray painted rich metal tones, and unique floral choices such as dried pea pods and cotton.  The Manzanita Restaurant a the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe was the perfect locale for our shoot, especially because it has a large leather accent wall that provided the perfect backdrop to our rugged meets refined shoot! Take a peek at the video below to see how it all came together.

Thank you to our fabulous crew of talented vendors for helping us bring this idea to life!

Featured Vendors: Planner + Designer | One Fine Day Events  Cinematographer | Doxa Studios Venue | Ritz Carlton Florist | Stems by Diana  Photographer | Johnstone Studios

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Fave!

This week on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, we were privy to an absolutely stunning Squaw Valley Wedding hosted by a bevy of Tahoe Unveiled's vendors including PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Celebrations! Party Rentals, and Darren Baca of Reel Eyes Media. This beautiful ceremony and celebration was captured by the super talented Jon M. Photography and we could not be more excited to share it with you today! See below for a peek at a few images and be sure to click the link below for the full feature on Tahoe Unveiled! Have a great weekend everyone - Pray for snow!!!

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One Fine Day Events is a wedding production company specializing in private estate weddings in Lake Tahoe.