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West Shore Cafe Wedding FEATURED in Tahoe Unveiled

We've been a little bit behind in blogging the lovely weddings that we've had for our beautiful couples, but we're going to get back on it!  We'll kickstart our blog features with this beautiful wedding that was featured on Tahoe Unveiled, one of our favorite blogs specializing in Tahoe weddings!  This wedding is also so fitting to be shared right now as the 2016 Olympics are currently happening in RIO and our groom was previously qualified to represent the US in skiing!  This was a beautiful wedding featuring the artistry of Nancy Liu Chin Designs, shot by Clane Gessel.

The bride and groom absolutely adore Lake Tahoe, they spend a lot of time there as they spent a season retrofitting a condo that they had purchased there.  They love being outdoors and as Lake Tahoe holds a special place in their hearts, they chose to have their wedding lakeside at Westshore Cafe.  They love being by the water and wanted to incorporate lake hues and blues into their wedding and the result was an unforgettable one!


The ceremony backdrop that Nancy Liu Chin created was just b-e-y-o-n-d!  Collectively, we draped the arbor on site and created an asymmetrical ceremony design that was so beautifully lush!  This is one of my favorite ceremony designs to date!

Inspired by lake hues, we created an escort wall that emulated the movement and colors of the lake.  The mountain scape that you see was hand drawn by the groom and was such a personal way to customize their day.  One of the most fun components of cocktail hour was the boat that they rented to take guests out for a spin on the lake!  We created a pendant flag system that encouraged guests to take a number for their turn on the boat.  It was a hit!

I Looooooooved this lounge that we created on the end of the dock with a custom cloth banner, personalization is key to any good wedding!

This bride and groom are a power couple.  The groom is an ex-skier for the US Olympic team and our bride is a custom jewelry designer!  She created custom rings and jewelry for her big day and it really doesn't get more personal than that.  You can check out her amazing work here.

The reception was a beautiful, modern mix of lake blues and fresh crisp whites!  Long tables filled both sides of the pier and we set a very special,  head table out on the dock.  Each guest received a customized seaglass with their names written on beautifully by A Fabulous Fete and we custom made acrylic table numbers with the groom's drawing to complete the look.

The lake at sundown was such a sight to see, with all the twinkling lights from the boats and the entire lake lit up by the setting was absolutely magical and breathtaking!

Congratulations to V+Z, your wedding was so full of love and filled to the brim with personal touches, just as you wanted.  It was certainly an affair to remember for all your guests that traveled to celebrate this special day with you!

Fabulous Vendors of the Day:

Planning, Design and Stationery:  Charmed Events Group, Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs, Photographer:  Clane Gessel, Event Rentals:  Classic Party, Linen Rentals:  La Tavola, Calligraphy:  A Fabulous Fete