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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 


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. 


Tahoe Unveiled's Best Of 2015


Every year our sister company, Tahoe Unveiled, culls through the many gorgeous weddings they publish and creates a series of 'Best Of' winners from the entire year. This year we are honored to be chosen for at least one wedding in every category!  In the category of BEST LAKE TAHOE WEDDING CEREMONIES OF 2015 - we were selected for BEST LAKEFRONT CEREMONY

In the category of BEST LAKE TAHOE WEDDING ELEMENTS OF 2015 - we were selected for HANGING CENTERPIECES and DINNER MENU  

In the category of BEST LAKE TAHOE WEDDING PHOTOS OF 2015 - we were selected for  MARTIS CAMP WEDDING


Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Keyhole Bridal Gowns

Whether it's cut out as an oval, a square, a round or a rectangle, the keyhole back is the epitome of subtle sexiness. I love the lace background and whether you are looking for a black-tie affair or a casual soiree, a keyhole back is a beautiful twist on bridal gowns.

First Row: Bridal Bliss Design | Pinterest Second Row: Engaged and Inspired

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 lakefront properties.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Get Your Sparkle On!

I know I've said this before, but I absolutely love sparkle! It's glittery, it's glitzy, and I'm in love with the fanciness of it all!! For a Lake Tahoe gal, one of the few times it's totally acceptable and maybe even *encouraged* is New Years. It's a new year, a new beginning, and the perfect time to bring out your sparkliest self! So put on the dress you've been eyeing or have stashed in your closet, grab your closest friends and party-going people, and create a night to remember!  

First Row: Yours truly via iphone Second Row: Bridal Musings | Southern Weddings Third Row: Utterly Engaged Magazine 

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

Lake Tahoe Lakefront Wedding | Behind the Scenes

This summer we had quite the wedding season! It was filled with beautiful Lake Tahoe lakefronts, sweet ceremonies, loving and cute-as-can-be couples, heart-felt speeches, and some of the most touching father-daughter & first dances ever! As we look back on our super amazing summer season, we wanted to let everyone in on a little of the "behind the scenes" action that contributes to these gorgeous events! The following few pics are from an absolutely stunning wedding we had at the West Shore Cafe last July. Our bride was one of those dream lovelies that let us do what we do best - create and design! The inspiration behind this wedding was "Fanciful Whimsy", as the bride had oodles of whimsy and playful ideas! She loved unexpected natural elements and as she put it, "moments of drama"! We incorporated lots of greenery, succulents and even veggies (enter lots 'o romanesco!)  in architectural and innovative ways.

One of our inspiration boards

One super awesome detail that took lots of time and man-power (thank you strong muscle men!) was a customized photo booth for all of the guests. This 2-day construction was filled with lots of plants and Bloxes to create a super funky and customized party-sized photo booth!

Making it Happen!

Zephyr Tents has some of the most wonderful & magical tents, and nothing says a party like a flag flying in the wind on top! This beauty is not the easiest to put up but it creates a "wow" factor like no other!

We can't wait to share this whole wedding with you, and with Catherine Hall Studios behind the lens you know it's going to be great!!

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from One Fine Day Events!

While everyone is whipping up mashed potatoes and masterfully crafting pumpkin pies tomorrow (or buying them.....your secret's safe with me!), I hope everyone finds the time to thank someone special in their life - afterall, what's a holiday without friends, family and loved ones?

Image courtesy of Pinterest

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

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Sweet as Honey

It's meant to Bee! I love this inspirational idea - you could incorporate butter yellow flowers, mini honey dippers for place cards, and delicious little honey jars for favors!  

First Row: Pinterest | Bridal Guide Second Row: Justin and Mary Third Row: The Bride's Cafe

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Gold Accents

Gold is one of those colors that evokes feelings of luxury, glamour and style, especially when weddings are involved. And total side-note: I have a major crush on gold jewelry - I think it really warms up everyone's skin tone and is a great accent for complimenting pretty much anything! Adding in pops of this beautiful metal is sure to enhance any color palette.  

First Row: Jose Villa Photo Second Row: Wedding Chicks | Vitalic Photo

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Cozy Comforts

Fall is officially here! The Aspens are turning their gorgeous colors and I just put the heavy down comforter on my bed - I'm ready! Fall is all about the cozy creature comforts: a hot cup of cocoa, a warm jacket, a snuggly blanket....and toasty fires with marshmallows of course. If you decide to have Fall nuptials, be sure to bring the cozy into your decor by having warm drinks, pashminas to wrap around those chilly shoulders, and maybe even a smore's bar -  your guests will thank you for it! a;lskdjf

First Row: Jen Fariello Photography Second Row: Lauren LedBetter Photography 

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Pearls

These are not your Grandma's pearls! Pearls are back in a big way, and for good reason. They are simple yet gorgeous, classic yet charming. Try incorporating pearls in a different way - either through your shoes, earrings, a beautiful clutch, or woven into your decor.

First Row:  Polka Dot Bride | Briana Moore Photography Second Row: Sparkle & Hay

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Beautiful Bordeaux

Bordeaux is just one of those's rich, sexy, and bold. It also happens to be very complimentary of most ,if not all skintones. And last but not least, it's the total "it" color for Fall, so make sure to add pops of it in your decor!

First Row: Meet the Burks | La Dolce Vita Studio Second Row: Kay Meyer Photography | Robin Nathan Photography

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | French Fabulousness

There is a certain  je ne sais quoi  about the French culture that I absolutely adore. They know how to cook, they know how to relax, and they create things that have a certain sensuality about them without being overly risque or crude. Today's inspiration is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette - and no party of Marie's would be complete without the most over-the-top dessert bar! So whether you are going for a soft, sensual, or just plain pretty look for your wedding, try weaving in a few French influences and you're sure to create a soft & sweet atomosphere. And don't forget to have lots of forks on hand so you can "let them eat cake!"  

Chelsea Nicole Photography | Michelle Warren Photography Style Unveiled | The Collective Photographers Michelle Warren Photography | Style Unveiled Chelsea Nicole Photography | Michelle Warren Photography


Press & Events | Lake Tahoe Photography Workshop with Bret Cole & One Fine Day Events

I am just tickled pink with excitement and so honored to be a guest speaker for Bret Cole's Photography Workshop this fall!!!

The workshop is taking place all over our beautiful  Lake Tahoe! Bret will be teaching photographers the art of her fantastic eye and skills, while the guest speakers will be lending a hand on the many other aspects involved with wedding photography. We have some fantastic venues picked out for the photo shoots AND a few more locations for the speaker sessions - and of course wining and dining!! I will be talking about what wedding planners are looking for in their photographers, how to continue to receive referrals from wedding planners, and a few other topics!!

For more information and to sign up, go to 

The Idea Board | Summer Welcome Bag Essentials

A great way to welcome your guests to a destination wedding weekend is to curate a great little welcome package with important items and notes that help all of your guests feel instantly comfortable in their new home for the week. I've come up with a *Summer Essentials* list to help perfectly welcome your guests & make sure they have everything they need to breeze through the wedding weekend in style!  

Essentials to include in Summer Weddings:

  • Sunscreen for the strong mountain sun
  • Water Bottle to take on hikes
  • Restaurant and Activities guide to help decide what to do and where to eat
  • Important Numbers to have on hand for emergencies

Extra Goodies that are fabulous to add in:

  • Champagne to sip on while at the beach
  • Snacks to munch on after a long hike
  • Facial Mist to cool off with after a hot day
  • Baked Goods to eat late night after cocktails
  • Lake Tahoe Souvenir to take home and remember all the great memories

Fab Find | Mix & Match Dinnerware

I hear the wedding registry calling..... These cute-as-can-be mix and match plates from Anthropologie caught my eye today and I just love them! They are fun, festive, and perfect for the cute & quirky couple that loves to have fun in the kitchen!  

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week on our sister site we were inspired to twist our tendrils into an intricate up-do, found great ways and ideas to make the ladies of our life - our mothers - look fabulous on the wedding date, weighed the benefits of matching vs. non-matching bridesmaids fashion, and got the munchies from our milk & cookies late night snack idea!  






Thanks for stopping by; to view any of these posts in full please visit Tahoe Unveiled.

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

In case you missed it, here's what happened on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled this week! Our blog posts were filled with sailing and sea-worthy inspiration. From stripes to yachts, marrying on or by the water is the way to go!  Luckily, with Big Blue, we can accomplish both things with a mountain backdrop to boot! We also received some great tips for elevating your dress with a bridal belt and got all the scoop on the hottest color of the year!





Thanks for stopping by; to view any of these posts in full please visit Tahoe Unveiled.


Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week on Tahoe Unveiled we were enveloped with Spring Fever!! We also had a whole "bohemian" wedding theme going, which I just love! The Bohemian vibe is all about laid back glamour with rich colors and vibrant decor. We also got a dose of swoon with a fabulous real wedding that took place amongst the mountains on the valley floor of Squaw - Gorg!  

Since we're on this whole Springtime Bohemian vibe this week I've decided to cap this lovely week off with a beautiful inspiration from one of our very own wedding planning vendors, One Fine Day Events! This lovely inspirational here to read the rest of the article!

With spring in full swing, it’s the season for embracing bold prints – namely, florals.  And though bridesmaids’ dresses seem the ultimate here to read the rest of the post!

Today’s gorgeous real wedding is brought to us by super talented Sasha Coben Photography. This Squaw Valley Stables stunner captures everything our here to read the rest of the post!

With thoughts of Coachella fresh in my head and coasting through every image gallery on the internet, it seemed the perfect time to do a post here to read the rest of the post!

I love shoes. All of them. But shoes that sparkle – I adore. Every time I come across a gorgeous photograph of glittering wedding pumps, I re-think my here to read the rest of the post!

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Behind the Scenes | Design Research

Here at One Fine Day Events we are constantly trying to stay on top of the latest trends and styles, and with that requires really fun "research" projects! We scour bridal events, paper shops, design stores and clothing boutiques to research and perfect each client's dream vision for their wedding. A few weekends ago we had the pleasure of attending the Soolip Bridal Event in San Francisco. Afterwards, we took full advantage of being in the city and visited lots of shops, boutiques, and stores to make sure we have every option available at our fingertips to create the perfect design + details for each client's wedding. We gathered inspiration from fabrics, stationary and paper goods, food stores, flower shops, and even bed linens! Here are a few pics of us hard at work!

We were just a tad bit overwhelmed with Paper Source's reams of patterned paper...but we managed to select a few beauties for our upcoming photo shoots and weddings!! Looking forward to see what we put together!