Destination wedding

Venuelust Interviews Stephanie Martin of One Fine Day Events


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. 


In the Press: Whimsical Lakefront Wedding Published on The Wedding Chicks

The lovely ladies over at Wedding Chicks coined this wedding, "Quirky Lake Tahoe Wedding" and they couldn't be more spot on! Lauren and Kyle are hilarious and perfectly quirky! Lauren asked us to create unexpected moments of drama, jungle leaves, and a wedding full of life! Let's just say even we didn't want this wedding to end. If I could have figured out a way to abolish Tahoe's 10pm noise ordinance I would have...just to hear the Father of the Bride rock out for a few more songs with the band...or to watch the giant Sasquatch dance around and pounce out of trees...or to soak up all the incredible beauty of the infinite design details. Seriously, it is so hard to break down a wedding at the end of the night when it's this amazing! To view the full shebang, click here! Thanks so much Wedding Chicks for featuring our work! whimsical jungle style wedding published on Wedding Chicks wedding blog WeddingChicksQuirky2 WeddingChicksQuirky3 WeddingChicksQuirky4

I could see that bouquet everyday for the rest of my life and still gasp every time! Thank you Stems by Diana for this beauty! And Thank You Catherine Hall Studios for these gorg photos!

Unique Wedding Favors

A little Tahoe Unveiled advice & inspiration for you today - unique wedding favors!

From wearable to edible, these unique wedding favors are some of the fun useful ways to thank your wedding guests!

For a destination wedding:

Help your guests out by providing favors that they may have forgotten such as, flip flops for a beach wedding, shawls for a chilly mountain setting or, hats for a where it is nice and sunny. Another fun idea is to create visitors packages using a cute container like these little red suitcases. Fill them with locally made treats and visitors information or even a candle with a scent that will remind them of the wedding's local.

clockwise: jones sodasmast brothers chocolatesuitcase gift boxesflip-flops personalized beerposh pocket puzzle booksshawls

For a personal touch:

If you want to add a personal touch to your gifts, consider creating your own beer, wine, matchbooks or sodas with your photos as labels. You could even give a classy key shaped bottle opener. Some other favors that can be personalized to your wedding motif include soaps, cookie cutters, or even posh puzzle books that come in a variety of styles.

clockwise: pear cookie cutterskey bottle openervintage hatsmatchboxesxo soaps B.R. Cohn olive oiltatine candle

Day 1 of the Wedding Festivities ~ Gift Bags

As guests rolled in and checked into their hotel rooms, they were greeted with a lovely gift bag. This was not your generic gift bag - it was a beautiful bag complete with Tahoe House Bakery goodies (grill seasoning, fruit preserves & crackers), a lovely letter explaining all of the various activities, and a card made by One Fine Day that noted the various things to see and do in Tahoe. Four hours and 115 miles later, all bags have been delivered to 110 very excited guests!

Queen of the Snows Wedding | Warm & Cozy

Carolyn and Ken were married on a perfect, crisp winter day in North Lake Tahoe. The families rented large cabins in Squaw Valley equipped with hot tubs, numerous bedrooms, pool tables, foosball, and large refrigerators. The in-house entertainment assisted in keeping this destination wedding's cost to a minimum. The ceremony took place at Queen of the Snows Catholic Church in Squaw Valley. As a huge storm delivered 6 feet of snow a few days prior the bride entered through a roofless tunnel of snow and into the back door.

The reception was held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. As guests entered from the cold, they were greeted by a warm candle-lit foyer with a beautiful glowing place-card table. Bellissima Floral created a gorgeous 3 tier display of red cherries, floating candles, red berries, and white roses, which made for a welcoming ambiance that set the intimate and romantic setting for the evening. This ambiance continued in the reception room with aspen trees lit up with white lights and pictures of the couple growing up hanging from the branches; votive candelabras on the tables; and a 13 piece band to entertain the guests all night long.

Ceremony: Queen of the Snows

Reception: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

Florist: Bellissima Floral ~

Photographer: Heidi Wilson Photography ~