Lake Tahoe is such a breathtaking place and the images onelove photography captured from Janelle and Jamie’s wedding have made it a definite location to visit on my bucket list. I love everything about this wedding, especially how beautifully Elise Events complemented the woodsy surroundings by incorporating rustic tones and creamy whites that stand out beautifully amongst all of the greenery. And let’s not forget those pops of navy dotted all over the wedding! I’m talking in particular about those stunning Adrianna Papell dresses. If you’re ever looking for a way to have a color strewn in to your wedding effortlessly, have your bridesmaids wear the shade of your choice. Brilliant idea!
From the bride, Janelle: Jamie and I are a very easy going couple. We wanted our day to truly reflect our personalities- casual, fun and outdoorsy. We chose Tahoe as it is one of our top three favorite place to visit in summer time. Since it was a destination wedding, we wanted our guests to be able to make a weekend out of the trip, so Tahoe was the perfect weekend getaway for our guests. We kept the ceremony short and sweet, and went away with some of the traditional wedding moments such as the bouquet toss and the parents dances. Cocktail hour was casually held on the grass while our guests sipped moscow mules and old fashions.
Jamie is a police officer, so it was fun adding little touches as a nod to his profession throughout the day. The chair signs, Officer Hall & His Partner In Crime, were my favorite. We also walked into the reception to the Cops theme song, which got everyone giggling! We kept the decor & flowers to a minimum because the venue was so beautiful. The lake was the backdrop to the ceremony, and the tall trees surrounded cocktail hour & dinner. We also got creative with the favors we left at each place setting. We love s’mores, so we wrapped up each ingredient into a cute bag. There were fire pits right next to the lake where our guests could roast their marshmallow and make their s’more! One of our favorite highlights was when Jamie and I took a canoe ride at sunset. It was the one time we were truly away from everyone, by ourselves. We could see the reception from afar and just got to float around in the lake and enjoy the moment! The sparkler exit was also a highlight. It was a picture perfect way to end the evening, running through a tunnel of our friends cheering and yelling!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Come up with a list of your “must haves” and always stay true to the list when it comes to planning the big day! Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and it is going to be stressful, but once the day comes, enjoy it! It goes by way too quickly.