Lake Tahoe Real Wedding

Fitzhaven Wedding | Lake Tahoe Wedding with One Fine Day Events

We have a lively bold lakeview wedding for you today! The fabulous Liz and Sierra said their I do's at the Fitzhaven Estate overlooking the big blue lake! Their wedding was bright and stylish with playful touches of rustic elegance. And when you peel back the layers of the day you will see that this lovely couple was surrounded by friends who can dance, family who loves them dearly, and a beautiful celebration that was enjoyed by all!

I LOVE this guy's dance moves!!!

About the Wedding ~

With their saucy salsa first dance, Liz and Sierra kicked off their first moments of marriage with a splash of fun! We loved planning and designing this soiree! They had a super bold and bright color palette, a fresh design style that mixed in lots of organic and slightly rustic elements, and not to mention they are such a great and fun couple! Congratulations Liz and Sierra - we wish you all the best!


Venue: Fitzhaven Estate Photography: Kate Webber Photography Planning and Design: One Fine Day Events Catering: D'lish Catering Flowers: Stems by Diana Ceremony Music: String Beings Reception Music: DJ Dave Gillis Hair and Makeup - Friends of the Bride Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals  Photobooth: Reno Photobooth  Transportation: Northstar California  Mobile Restrooms: Nevada Johns

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.

In the Press | One Fine Day Events featured in Grace Ormonde

We're so excited to share our winter wedding that was featured in Grace Ormonde's Fall & Winter 2012 issue!!! Liisa & Ethan's  Lake Tahoe wedding was magical in all the ways a winter wedding could be - complete with freshly fallen snow and a gorgeous couple! With the help of the magnificent Catherine Hall capturing the day's events and PlumpJack providing the beautiful venue this wedding was absolutely stunning!  

 From our Grace Ormonde feature ~

When convincing her to move into the vacant room in his San Francisco home, Liisa Hunter’s best guy friend promised that she would never see their third housemate. And indeed, the ghost man—an investment banker, competitive sailor, skier, biker and surfer—was hardly ever around … until the accident.

Ethan Doyle says that shattering his leg and ankle while skiing changed him from the person who was never home to the cripple living on the couch. “My guy friends were great for the first week or so,” he says. “But then Liisa took on the role of friend and nurse. She helped me survive.” Ethan and Liisa were falling in love, but neither were ready to ruin the friendship, so Liisa moved out.

For the next year and a half, Liisa kept comparing every other man she met to Ethan, and when she went to visit him they decided to start dating. Two years later, and the night before moving together from San Francisco to New York City, Ethan took Liisa to their favorite French restaurant. He had the ring and her parents’ permission, and says, “It finally all came together. It was the right time and the right place.” And the going away party their friends had planned quickly turned into an engagement party.

For a sports-loving couple, a ski weekend at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn was the ideal winter wedding setting. However, mountain blizzards raged for weeks leading up to their date. Then, three days before, the weather cleared and left perfect snow and almost spring-like temperatures. The day before the celebrations, Liisa, Ethan and 30 family members and friends spent a “glorious” day on the slopes together. On their wedding day, while Liisa and the girls were in hair and makeup, Ethan and his buddies hit the trails again.

The ceremony, as written by the bride and groom, centered on the Buddhist philosophies of contentment and kindness and made for a meaningful service. With overtones of a James Bond movie, the atmosphere of the reception was relaxed, but with exquisite food, high-quality wine, gowned women and men in black-tie. Candlelight and the dramatic dark red of Ingrid Bergman roses punctuated the ambiance. In a nod to the mountains, birch wood bark wrapped the altar, a large chandelier, candles and the base of the cake.

As a sweet gesture of hospitality, Ethan learned to welcome members of Liisa’s family in their native tongue. “He told them that he loved me and can’t wait to visit Finland,” says Liisa. To honor the couple, members of the wedding party read poems and brought humorous props to support their “incredible” speeches. A big hit of the night was a groomsman who had secretly arranged to sing a song with the band. “He was so good we didn't even realize it was Rob until someone pointed him out,” says Liisa.

After dining and dancing, the bride and groom slipped away to get just a little sleep before an early morning flight to Hawaii where they windsurfed, soaked up the sun and enjoyed their newlywed status.


Venue | PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Photography | Catherine Hall Studios Event Planner and Design | One Fine Day Events Catering & Cake | PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Floral Design and Lighting |  Bellissima Floral Entertainment | Tainted Love Invitations | William Arthur Tuxedo | Ralph Lauren Make-Up | Josefine Wissenberg Hair | Letisha Hill Wedding Gown | Elizabeth Fillmore

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's Weekly Juice!

This week on our sister site we fell in love with the Chevron pattern (not that we weren't already crazy about it - it's our website background!), we were introduced to some great summer recipes and flavors courtesy of Moody's Catering, and got lot's of great advice and tips from our newest paper vendor, Wedding Paper Divas! We also saw what an incredible freshness and summery feel you could get by incorporating peaches into wedding decor  - but we kind of already knew how absolutely stunning that could be!  






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Fab Find | Wax Seals

Today's fab find is perfect for the label savvy couple looking to "brand" their wedding and create a beautiful theme that can be carried throughout the Save the Dates, Invitations and into the wedding celebration! These great wax seals can be custom designed with your initials and have over 70 different color combinations to choose from so you are sure to get exactly what you are looking for to create that extra special touch!

Tony Schreiber Photography

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week on Tahoe Unveiled we saw a snowy filled winter wedding from November, which was the last time we've seen snow up until now! We also got all the latest 2012 tips and trends for bridesmaids this season from Swoon Bridal and loads of beautiful inspiration in the form of ruffled themes and doily lace!

The styles have arrived! We asked our resident Tahoe Unveiled bridal expert, Michelle from Swoon Bridal, for the new year’s latest here to read the rest of the post!


This cute little number was brought to us by Ashley Shivley Photography! Taken place at MontBleu on the South Shore, country & very charming come to mind here to read the rest of the post!


There is absolutely nothing more delicate or feminine than lace, so why not decorate your dream soiree in a beautiful & lacy doily! It's so gorgeous and just here to read the rest of the post!


Today we have a beautiful wintery wedding with stunning views of Squaw Valley USA in the background. Held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, a featured vendor on Tahoe Unveiled, the ceremony looked like a real here to read the rest of the post!


Ruffles add the ultimate feminine flair; they’re girly, womanly, and sexy all at the same time! Try weaving them into your soiree in the form of here to read the rest of the post!

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Rachel & John | Sneak Peak

Today we have a little wedding teaser for you with Rachel & John's lovely beach wedding held on the shores of Lake Tahoe. We were a tad bit worried about the wind but planned for it just in case and had a tent to keep the wind out and everyone cozy! This wonderful day was captured by Fiona Sarn, an amazing photographer based out of San Francisco and took place at the Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Tahoe Vista. Images of Rachel & John's Beachfront Wedding

Images courtesy of Fiona Sarn Photography

Flowers: Bellissima Floral Creations