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Guest Speaker for Bret Cole's Photography Workshop

I am tickled pink with delight to announce my speaking engagement with Bret Cole Photography!!! Bret is hosting a workshop for photographers and has asked me to be a guest speaker to educate photographers on various wedding details including what planners expect out of their photographers, how to get continuous referrals, and SO much more! Registration closes on April 2nd, so if you're interested go to  

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!

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Back to Black

Black is classic in all the ways a wedding wants it to be - it's neutral, complementary on the bodice, and lets all the other colors shine. And speaking of shining....have you seen those shoes?! I think they may just be the cutest, lovable, and most sexy stilettos I have seen in ages!

First Row: Troy Grover Photography | Katie Neal Photography Second Row: Inspired By This

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.

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Our Favorite Bouquets

I adore beautiful flowers and because we work with some of the best florists around we were privy to some absolutely stunning wedding bouquets last year. Being surrounded by such gorgeous flora we get so spoiled with all of the pretty  - it's a little overwhelming! Since we are all SO ready for color, Spring, Summer, and more flowers, I wanted to share some of our favorites from last year!

First Row: Court Leve Photography &  Bellissima Floral |  Christa Hoffarth Photography & Bellissima Floral Second Row: Christa Hoffarth Photography & Bellissima Floral Third Row: Fiona Sarn Photography & Bellissima Floral |  Catherine Hall Studios & Bellissima Floral Fourth Row: Court Leve Photography & Bellissima Floral Fifth Row: Fiona Sarn Photography & Bellissima Floral | Kate Webber Photography & Stems by Diana Sixth Row: Court Leve Photography & Bellissima Floral Seventh Row: Kate Webber Photography & Stems by Diana |  We Heart Photography & Art in Bloom Eighth Row: Kate Webber Photography & Bellissima Floral | Christa Hoffarth Photography & Bellissima Floral

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week on our sister site we were challenged to think outside the box with an inspiration on beautiful colored wedding gowns, were encouraged to see our sweetie before the vows with "first look" tips, saw an absolutely stunning real wedding brought to us by Hattie Reed of Art in Bloom, and were introduced to the latest Tahoe Unveiled vendors, Balance Body Works!  


Today’s gorgeous and elegant affair was brought to us by Hattie Reed of Art in Bloom. Hattie’s work is stunning, beautiful, and everything you could dream of for your wedding floral fantasies! I love here to read the rest of the post!

Today we have the pleasure of introducing to your our latest massage therapists,Balance Body WorksJenna Minnes and her team of professional therapists, reiki specialists, here to read the rest of the post!

I love a man in a bow-tie, and a printed, playful bow-tie adds all the more character and whimsy.  Modern weddings have even gone so far as to offer bow-tie bars here to read the rest of the post!

Although white dresses have long been considered the “traditional” wedding color, did you know that they have only been popular for about two hundred years? Queen Victoria wed in white in 1840, setting in here to read the rest of the post!

The first time you see your partner on your wedding day is going to be beautiful, memorable moment no matter how you do it. Tradition holds that it's bad luck to here to read the rest of the post!

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



Press & Events | Bohemian Photo Shoot Featured on The Wedding Chicks

Last Friday One Fine Day Events was featured on the super fabulous wedding blog, The Wedding Chicks, for a photo shoot we created at the West Shore Cafe! The whole ensemble was inspired by a stripy shower curtain! We were so excited to work with such a vibrant color palette and design this exotic Bohemian wedding shoot and work with Bellissima Floral, Matt TheilenThe West Shore Cafe, Celebrations! Party Rentals, and La Tavola Linen.

To see all the images and read about the details, click here!Exotic Bohemian photo shoot designed by One Fine Day Events


Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week on our sister site we got the scoop on all the latest trendy and classic up-dos from Kolor by Kori, we were inspired by the movies to create a perfect fairytale soiree, were provided lots of tips for how to be prepared for rain on your wedding day, and learned all about the importance of engagement photos from guest blogger Lexi and Tahoe Unveiled Vendor Melina Wallisch! I guess all our hard work praying for snow finally paid off - Hello Winter! I hope everyone has a great (and safe) weekend!



Engagement photos have become a major part of the wedding industry.  Most brides waste no time in the first few months of planning to hunt for that perfect photographer and just the here to read the rest of the post!


Choosing how to style your hair can be difficult for the big day – you need to decide if you’re wearing a veil or putting in a headpiece here to read the rest of the post!


Speaking of engagement shoots - today we have a super cute engagement shoot that took place by Fallen Leaf Lake on the West Shore here to read the rest of the post!


Calling all film fans! If you’re looking for that perfect wedding theme, or just need a unique twist to throw in the mix, why not look to Hollywood for a here to read the rest of the post!


When my parents were planning their wedding over thirty years ago, they dreamed of a gorgeous backyard wedding. All summer long, they planted flowers of every color and groomed the trees here to read the rest of the post!

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

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Wedded Bliss

Photographs are one of those unbelievable things that can transport you back in time to a special memory or occasion and it's almost like you're re-living that day all over again. I really love wedding ring photography, with both rings intermingled amongst one another. There's something so special and sweet about it- it's pure wedded bliss, just like the bride and groom!

First Row: David Abel Photography | Jenny DeMarco Photography Second Row: Luna Dulce | Harwell Photography Third  Row: Pinterest | Studio Ainsley | Ruffled Blog

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

This week we had a glimpse of a super cute and charming engagement session from Indigo Photography, got shiny with a glitter and gold inspiration, were waaaay too tempted to eat the screen with scrumptious fall dessert ideas and learned all about the latest Tahoe Unveiled vendor, Melina Wallisch photography! I hope everyone had an absolutely fabulous Turkey Day with family and friends! Have a great weekend!  

It's everyone's favorite (and your personal trainer's worst) day of the year, Thanksgiving! This year I thought I would give you an eyeful of delicious, and most certainly here for the rest of the post!


Nothing says the holidays like sparkle! Metals, whether silver or gold, lend their shiny metallic hue to celebrations, holidays, here to read the rest of the post!


Today we have the beautiful engagement session from Indigo Photography of Cherae & Derrick. This charming shoot took place in the lovely little town here to read the rest of the post!


I love the vintage 50's look; I think it's dramatic and incredibly classy with a hint of sultriness. I can think of nothing more photo-worthy here to read the rest of the post!


We sat down with Melina Wallisch, our newest Tahoe Unveiled Photographer, to discover what makes this professional passionate here to read the rest of the post!

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


Fab Finds | B. Gall Designs

If you want a customized wedding from head to toe (literally!), B. Gall Designs fuses high end wedding couture with fine art by custom painting classics by Van Gogh, Monet, & Renoir onto your wedding shoes! Each shoe is hand painted with professional grade acrylics on Italian silk satin. Coordinating handbags are available for many of the designs as well. So if you want a beautiful shoe to showoff and dance around with into the evening, look at B. Gall Designs!

All images courtesy of B. Gall Designs

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

Here's your weekly juice from Tahoe Unveiled! This week we unveiled the different diamond types, saw the beauty in a neutral wedding palate, and styled the kiddies to the nines in wedding couture!  

As everyone knows, diamonds are the quintessential engagement jewel. There are so many cuts however, how do you know which one you want?! Here is a quick overview of the different styles here to read the rest of the post!


The Fleur De Lis, or “flower of the Lily” has been used in French royalty and is said to symbolize perfection, light, and life. Help bring your celebration here to read the rest of the post!


Gone are the days of shellacked helmet hair for your wedding day! Think lose waves, undone braids and soft curls for your bridal coif. Although the new modern looks appear soft and undone, most require loads of hidden pins, products here to read the rest of the post!


Are you ready for cuteness overload? Kid friendly couture will make any little girl excited to be part of the event and thrilled to be twirling around in a mini Cinderella gown here to read the rest of the post!


Fall is escaping us and winter is creeping in with snow in our very near future. But no matter what time of season, neutrals make for an here to read the rest of the post!


Thanks for stopping by, to view any of these posts please visit Tahoe Unveiled. Have a great weekend!

Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

Take a sip of our weekly juice with a wrap-up of Tahoe Unveiled's posts from the week! We went in search of the perfect bridal back for dresses, showcased winter wine and seaside charm inspirations, and revealed the importance of lounge furniture for your guests. Enjoy!

Nothing can compare to those first few moments when you are walking down the aisle and everyone is admiring you and your beautiful dress. A few seconds later you turn your back to everyone here to view the rest of the post!



Sprucing up chairs is an economical and festive way to add decor to the wedding. It also helps the bride and groom locate their seats and make them feel here for the rest of the post!



Lounge furniture is great for an array of reasons. For one thing, your guests don’t want to spend four hours sitting at their dinner table talking to the same people, they’re at a wedding here for the rest of the post!



This East Coastal inspiration is not your typical beach theme, it’s more about the cool colors, hurricane lanterns (perfect for an outdoor affair), and driftwood. Coastal blues would look great here to read the rest of the post!!



Rich, velvety and lush, wine colors are just plain gorgeous! They evoke thoughts of relaxing, breathing and soaking in the scene, which is the perfect way here to read the rest of the post!

Thanks for stopping by, if you would like to view any of these posts in full please visit Tahoe Unveiled. Have a great weekend!


Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Pumpkins

Pumpkins are just the cutest things! They can be dressed up (in lace!), dressed down, or used as the quintessential Fall decor piece. Here in Tahoe yellow Aspens, red Birch leaves, and green Pines lend to the Fall color scheme with pumpkins providing pops of beautiful color. You can use these cute little gourds to hold candles and line stairs for a beautifully lit staircase, hollowed out and filled with sprinkles for a cupcake bar or as a rustic and organic flower vase for tables.

First Row: Pinterest | Carrie Richards Photography via Style Me Pretty Second Row: Jennifer Young Photography via Green Wedding Shoes Third Row: Pinterest Fourth Row: Jennifer Young Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Pinterest

Lake Tahoe Real Wedding | Glenbrook Beauty

Today we have the beautiful wedding of Anna & Steve from earlier this June. The venue was the bride's gorgeous Lakeside home in the Glenbrook neighborhood on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. Anna & Steve's ceremony was on the beach and the wind calmed down just in time for their ceremony! Thanks to the very talented Court Leve for the images and Sara Spurlock with Bellissima Florals for all of the wonderful flowers!


Photographer: Court Leve Venue: Private Glenbrook Estate Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Caterer: Edgewood Tahoe Restaurant Florist:Bellissima Floral Event Design & Planning: One Fine Day Events


Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

We're experiencing an Indian Summer here in Tahoe and I am loving it! I hope everyone's week was great; here's the weekly juice from Tahoe Unveiled. Happy Weekend everyone!  

I love the movie Alice in Wonderland.  It’s whimsical and fun, playful and full of fantasy, amusing and cheery. For a wedding I imagine..... click here to read the rest of the post!



Oh, how I love Ombre! It’s so intriguing and beautiful. Today I have a collection of ombre cakes to drool over. It would be such a delight here to read the rest of the post!



I love the month of October. I always think October smells different than the other months; it’s crisp and fresh and smells like Fall.  I also here to read the rest of the post!



Turquoise and purple, what a lovely color combo! I think both of these colors complement each other in the best ways with purple bringing out the turquoise and really making it pop. This reminds me here to read the rest of the post!


Just because Winter is approaching and things will begin to lose their color doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the neutrals and greys that will come with the here to read the rest of the post!


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



Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Altars

Technically speaking, the entire wedding celebration is meant to commemorate one thing, your ceremony. During the ceremony you say vows to your soon to be sweetie-for-life, and the "altar" of sorts is what you stand before to immortalize your love for one another. Here are a few unique altar ideas; I hope you get inspired to make your ceremony site something special!  

First Row: Pinterest Second Row: Matthew Morgan Photography via Ruffled Third & Fourth Row: Pinterest


Tahoe Unveiled's Weekly Juice!

Here's the latest squeeze from Tahoe Unveiled!  

Farm tables have become increasingly popular. They provide a great intimacy from the size of the table and here to read the rest of the post!


I love the colors of a Fiesta; they’re bright and poppy with hints of tropical and spicy tones. They are also filled here to read the rest of the post!


PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn has some wonderful 2011-12 specials for all you lovely brides and grooms looking to get married here to read the entire post!


Antique lace, soft pinks, peonies & vintage wedding dresses….these are the things that would make up a magical affair in my mind. And I am absolutely in love here to read the entire post!


I love bike riding; it’s flirty, freeing, and just plain fun! I came across a few bike inspired weddings here to read the rest of the post!


Lake Tahoe Wedding | Snowflakes & Revelry

Just before Christmas, we coordinated a lovely wedding for Genevieve and Ryan at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. It was a very festive weekend complete with skiing, santas in the village, and lots of parties. The celebration started with a rehearsal dinner at Casa Baeza in Truckee - a tiny little hole in the wall restaurant with the best margaritas in town! Just for kicks, we hired a mariachi band to greet and entertain guests all night long!

Resort at Squaw Creek Wedding | Spring Fling

A few weeks ago I posted a couple sneak peaks of this wedding on our we have the entire collection ready for you to view! Lots of bright, fresh, and vibrant colors (courtesy of Annie X Photographie and A Bud and Beyond); organic accents, and an amazing band (The Cheeseballs) are just a few of the many highlights!

Sam and Tim were looking for a great party in an atmosphere that reflected the mountains. Guests traveled from all over the US to enjoy a three day celebration including golfing, swimming, eating, drinking....and the World Cup! Sandy’s Pub, the resort’s sports bar, turned out to be the stomping ground for this party – guests were glued to their bar stools watching the game. On the wedding day, the game went into overtime…which happened to be photo time! I pinned the groomsmen’s boutonniere’s as they watched on in anticipation. Fortunately, the game ended right before the ceremony....not so fortunately, the US lost.

We started the day with a beautiful ceremony lead by their family priest at the Squaw Valley Chapel. Fruitwood chivaris and delicate wreaths (designed by A Bud and Beyond) added rustic elegance to the very 70's style chapel. After the ceremony, shuttles transported guests to the cocktail reception, which took place on the balcony at theResort at Squaw Creek. A little bit later, The Cheeseballs knocked the socks off each individual guest! Dancers, singers, and hits from the last 3 decades kept the party going all night. To ease the hangovers and hungry tummies, guests were invited to a lovely brunch the following day on the resort's deck. A perfect way to end a weekend of festivities!

Vendors Photography  |  Annie X Photographie Wedding Coordination | One Fine Day Venue | Resort at Squaw Creek Flowers | A Bud and Beyond Music | The Cheesballs

Brides, Save the Date for Tahoe Unveiled

Hello lovely brides! One of our latest and greatest projects this summer is Tahoe Unveiled, an online resource and an event designed to reveal the luxury side of Lake Tahoe as a wedding destination. We have hand selected fabulous vendors to participate and be featured on our blog and website. Tahoe Unveiled is the place for you to find all things brilliant about Tahoe: how to get here, what to do when you are here, who to book for your wedding, inspiration boards, tips, and beautiful weddings.

On October 16th, 2010 we will transform the walls, ceilings and floors of PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn to display the finest talent available for your wedding. Highlights include wine and champagne, tastings from local catering companies, opportunities to meet with our featured vendors, vignettes of various styles, presentations by Scott Corridan and Catherine Hall, beautiful gift bags, and many more treats. It will be a beautiful, relaxing, and inspiring day in the mountains! To attend, purchase your tickets before the event sells out.