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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 


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 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!

Press & Events | One Fine Day's Wedding featured in Tahoe Quarterly

Yay! One of our gorgeous lakefront weddings from last Summer has been featured in the latest Tahoe Quarterly Magazine! Paige and Mike's wedding took place at Chambers landing by the beach - complete with a bagpiper! It was incredible to watch these two lovebirds tie the knot and we had a blast planning every detail of this Martha-Stewart-meets-Tahoe soiree! To see the full wedding gallery click here.  

Vendors: Photographer | Christa Hoffarth Planner and Designer | One Fine Day Events Florist | Bellissima Floral Venue | Chambers Landing  Rentals | Celebrations Linens | La Tavola Linens Catering | D'lish Table Cards | Heart Paper Soul



Tahoe Unveiled Juice!

Here's our weekly juice scoop from Tahoe Unveiled. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

For all the lovely ladies looking for bachelorette ideas around the lake, you have come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of activities and ideas to help the bride-to-be and bridesmaids relax, hit the slopes, read the rest of the post click here!


Oh Italy, you’re just gorgeous! I think my dream wedding be an Italian themed dream. Limoncello signature drinks, intimate table settings here to read the rest of the post!


Silver is subtle but can go with anything, so it’s the perfect wedding color decor for a winter, here to read the rest of the post!


We have a sneak peak video clip today of Colby & Chrissy’s beautiful August wedding designed and coordinated by none other here to read the rest of the post!


In the magical last few moments before the honeymoon begins, there is the send off to end the soiree. Send offs are meant to help begin your journey together here to read the rest of the post!

To read any of these posts in full, please visit Tahoe Unveiled. Thanks for stopping by!


The Weekly Juice from Tahoe Unveiled!

Our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, is an online resource for the tahoe bound bride and groom seeking fresh, innovative, and inspiring wedding ideas. Complete with a coveted vendor list of Tahoe's super talented wedding vendors, a guide to Tahoe's many entertaining activities, and a juicy blog oozing with inspiration, the site is full of fun and fabulous ideas for a completely unique tahoe wedding. Every week day, we blog about a real wedding, an inspiration board, or helpful tips! Here are some little slices from this week's Tahoe Unveiled posts. Enjoy!

Tents provide lots of protection and a great Plan “B” for potentially inclement weather. With a tent you can provide shelter against rain and cold while keeping....Click here for the rest of the post!


There’s something about a short wedding dress; it’s playful, it’s flirty, and it just feels fun! It’s here for the rest of the post!




I am totally in love with hair accessories! I just think there is something so romantic and ..... click here for the rest of the post!




With the traditional wedding cake becoming less common, dessert tables seem to be the latest bright idea! Dessert tables are the best of both worlds here for the rest of the post!




I think a dressed-up farm wedding is so very lovable. Farms remind me of family, friends, here for the rest of the post!


To view any of these posts in full, please visit Tahoe Unveiled. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a great weekend!




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.

Lakefront Wedding | Playful Paradise

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. We will be closing our office for the rest of the year and will reopen on January 2nd with lots of exciting new and savvy wedding content! To end the year on a nice note, we have this uber gorgeous wedding from the one and only, Catherine Hall Studios!

The ceremony took place on the private beach. Crux Events & Party Rents built custom wooden benches designed to reflect the shape of a tree trunk on its side. White cushions and gold ribbons adorned the benches to add a little comfort with style!

Angela and Jeremy spend a chunk of their summers traveling to Tahoe with their dog Murphy. So, they felt it only appropriate to celebrate their wedding on the shores of Tahoe. After viewing a few estates, we decided on the perfect private lakefront. Several decks, a small lawn, and a private beach provided the perfect grounds for their circus themed wedding. Angela and Jeremy really didn't want a routine and traditional wedding. They felt it had been done far too many times and it was time to shake it up a bit and provide more than just dinner and dancing. Instead, we offered guests an interactive photo booth, ping-pong, horse shoes, bocce ball, corn hole, dancing, drinks, and soooo much food! From ice cream cones to pancakes, the guests were wined and dined to perfection!

We worked closely with Bellissima Floral to create a design that reflected the modern couple, while complimenting the 100 year old estate. Lanterns in different shapes and sizes hung from the grappling tree branches, lounge furniture provided comfortable seating throughout the venue, and oodles of unexpected elements added to the creative and playful theme.


Photography | Catherine Hall Studios

Florist | Bellissima Floral

Music | We Ain't Saints

Linens | La Tavola Fine Linens

Rental Furniture | Crux Events & Party Rents

Transportation | North Tahoe Executive Shuttle

Catering | Blue Onion Catering

Squaw Valley Wedding Highlight

I have been quite terrible lately with my blog posts - sorry! Now that the busy season has come to an end, I have time to post all of this past summer's gorgeous weddings and events. This particular wedding took place on June 26th at the Resort at Squaw Creek and Squaw Valley Chapel. Snow covered the mountain tops and the sun finally came out to shine - it was the very first non-snowy weekend of the summer!

Tahoe Unveiled | Catherine Hall is a Keynote Speaker

One of the highlights of Tahoe Unveiled's, A Day in the Mountains, is a fabulous presentation by Catherine Hall, a photographer recognized worldwide for her artistic brilliance! Today, Catherine has written noted her upcoming presentation on her blog. You can view a clip below, or go to her site to read the entire article.

In conjunction with One Fine Day, an event planning company, Tahoe Unveiled is hosting a weekend of "splendor, luxury, and education" at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. The occasion--called A Day in the Mountains--offers brides and grooms the opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway and develop relationships with some of Lake Tahoe's finest photographers, florists, planners, and venue coordinators. I'm pleased and honored to be a keynote speaker for this event, at which I will deliver a talk about how to craft utterly elegant, wholly exquisite pictures of your wedding day.

I invite you to read a description of my talk for A Day in the Mountains: "Did you know that it's a bride's loss to select a standard hotel room for her bridal chamber? Has anybody warned you against sitting in front of a window during your reception? Have you heard about the critical Golden Hour yet? Are you curious to learn how you can look, well, absolutely stunning in your pictures? In her discussion, Catherine reveals an elite photographer's tricks of the trade, which will enable you to make the right decisions before your special more

Private Estate Wedding | Lakefront Soiree

I am so excited to see the images from Angela and Jeremy's wedding! The fabulous, Catherine Hall has done an unbelievable job of capturing the emotion, the artistic creation, and the story of this wedding. Here's a sneak peak, you can check out Catherine's blog to see a few more images. I'll post the whole wedding soon!