lake tahoe winter wedding ideas

Spring Wedding Favor Ideas from Beau-Coup | Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration

Spring has sprung and with the warmer weather, happy couples are getting out and taking advantage of the sunshine for their big days. And why not? Spring is the perfect time to host a wedding, and Beau-Coup knows just how to accessorize a good spring theme with fun wedding favors!  

Garden Party Wedding Theme

Host a garden party and ditch the formal décor – after all, there is hardly a better decorator out there than Mother Nature in the springtime! Love is in bloom and the outdoors is practically exploding with color! Host your garden party wedding outside among the greenery, and serve light refreshments your guests can enjoy while taking in the sights and smells of the season. Accent place settings with beautiful hand-painted butterflies and mini garden pails filled with pastel candy to help calm spring fever.

Love Birds Wedding Theme

The happy couple can fly off into the sunset with a cute love birds theme. This theme builds on the garden party, and can be hosted indoors or out. Dress up your décor with a pastel color scheme and serve light finger foods. For the reception, set a few bird cages on risers at different heights for a unique and simple centerpiece. Spruce up tabletops with mini bird nests filled with colorful candied almonds, then mix up some sweet springtime cocktails and watch your party truly take flight!

All images courtesy of Beau-Coup 

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.

Fab Find | Little Borrowed Dress

Did you ever have a moment of panic wondering if you've chosen a dress that your 'maids love or will hopefully wear again? Fear no more because I've found the perfect company for you! Little Borrowed Dress allows you and your maids to pick a designer quality dress to accommodate your color palette and style, and everyone can return the dress after your wedding day! You can rent designer bridesmaids dresses starting at just $50 - what's not to love? 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.

The Idea Board | Bridal Sleeves

Winter is coming and there is definitely a chill (and some rain~snow)  in the air! One way to stay ultra glamorous and warm at the same time is encasing those beautiful limbs in lace sleeves! Sleeves provide the perfect balance of warmth, beauty and classic femininity.  

First Row: Snippet and Ink | Marion Heurteboust Photography Second Row: Jen Huang Photography

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

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

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

Real Wedding | Fred and Betty Sneak Peek

Today we have a few gorgeous images provided by the super sweet and ultra talented duo, We Heart Photography! Fred and Betty were lovely, charming, and oh so photogenic - Here are a few sneak peek images from this past weekend!

Images courtesy of We Heart Photography


Ceremony Venue | Cottonwood Restaurant Reception Venue  | Cedarwood Sport Hotel Photographer | We Heart Photography Planner | One Fine Day Events Florist | Bridal Art in Bloom Catering | Stella

Lake Tahoe Holiday Tips!

The Holidays are here and everyone loves a party! We've compiled two different inspiration boards on our sister site, Tahoe Unveiled, for everyone to draw inspiration from. We've also thought up a few fun ways to incorporate your community into your fabulously decorated soiree along with a few tips and tricks to make sure everyone has a great time at your bash! First up; everyone loves silver and gold! Whether throwing on a fabulous silver party dress or having your guests sip out of gold-rimmed glasses, silver and gold are the ultimate holiday colors. Here are a few images to inspire your next Holiday party!

To view any of these inspiration boards in full, please visit Tahoe Unveiled's Blog!

To really make the most of your Holiday party this year, try helping your community out and giving your guests a real reason to celebrate! Make the party into a charity donation by asking guests to bring in a canned good in exchange for a drink ticket or special snack. You could also create a beautiful box in which to ask guests to donate a gently used jacket or sweater for the community shelter. To really bring a little life to the party, try throwing a festive and fun competition in which everyone contributes a small donation to & the winner gets to donate the earnings to his or her favorite charity.


*Tell all of your loved ones how much you care about them this Holiday - tis the season of joy, love, and celebration. Happy Holidays Everyone!


Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Holiday Sparkle

The Christmas Holidays are right around the corner, and with that means friends, family, and sparkle! Whether shiny, shimmery, or sparkly, decor pieces with a bit of sheen are perfect for Holiday Weddings. Try putting white lights in your pipe and draping, tossing shimmery sprinkles on your wedding cupcakes, or add a little glamour south of your ankles with a gorgeous sparkly shoe. The holiday season is here, let's celebrate!

First Row:Jalanis Fishe | Lauren Brooks Photography Second Row: Elle |Jimmy Choo Third Row: Cupcakes and Cashmere | The Studio B Photography Fourth Row: Live What You Love Kris | Ritzy Bee Fifth Row: Etsy Shop Ida Estelle

Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration | Fall Veggie Love

With the greatest Holiday of all time upon us, Thanksgiving, I thought I would give everyone a delicious inspiration of Fall Veggies. Vegetables make the perfect accent decor pieces; from radishes or baby heirloom carrots to artichokes in your bouquet, veggies offer a fresh and organic take on traditional decor. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and don't forget dessert!!

First Row: Elegance and Simplicity | Once Wed Second Row: The Wedding Shoebox Third Row: First Comes Love Photography via Style Me Pretty | My Wedding Fourth Row: Dandee Designs | Nicole Hill