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One Fine Day Photo Shoot featured on Mountainside Bride!

Today we had the incredible honor of being featured on one of our favorite wedding blogs! Mountainside Bride is an absolutely fabulous blog dedicated to all things mountain + bride and we could not be more excited to have our photo-shoot featured today! This photo-shoot took place at the Manzanita restaurant in the Ritz Carlton and was a combination of "Rugged Meets Refined" elements. Click here to read the full article!

We combined rugged elements found in nature with more refined pieces to create a blend of contrasts. A few of our favorite design pieces included incorporating barbed wire wrapped around glass jars with unexpected floral elements such as cotton and dried seed pods. We also spray painted tin cans different metal tones and paired them with mercury glass wrapped in lace to create a unique centerpiece. We finished the tables with a bright turquoise napkins and rugged natural slate stone used as chargers. Be sure to watch the video (below) and you can see how we put it all together!

Rugged Meets Refined Fix-VIMEO HD from One Fine Day Events on Vimeo.


Planner & Designer: One Fine Day Events Florist : Stems by Diana Venue: Manzanita Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Photographer | Johnstone Studios Linens | Creative Coverings Cinematograher | Doxa Studios

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 pivate estates and resorts.

How Important is an Engagement Session?

Not too long ago, I met with Tourine Johnstone of Johnstone Studios to discuss the meaning, purpose, and importance of engagement photo shoots. The final interview was posted on Tahoe Unveiled's blog. Here's a little teaser, to read the entire interview, click here.

What is an engagement session?

An engagement session is an opportunity to receive an informal series of professional images of you two as a couple. The goal being to capture you as a couple: having fun, being yourselves, and capturing a moment in time as you are starting your venture as a new family. It's a relaxed practice run that provides you the experience of being in front of the lens and having professional photos taken.

How is an engagement session beneficial? This is a prime opportunity to critique and assess what you love and don't love about yourself in photos, while anticipating what will come on the wedding day. Working with your photographer ahead of time undoubtedly provides you with confidence in their abilities,professional direction, and an intimate look at yourself through the eye of a photographer.

Part of the beauty of engagement sessions is that they are candid, real time, non- studio events focused on evoking emotion and capturing you in a beautiful setting with flattering more.