From the photographer, Charlotte Allegra:
Melissa & Kasey met while traveling, and decided to incorporate their love for travel and beautiful places into a gorgeous destination wedding at Lake Tahoe. Pops of grey and yellow against the the famous “Tahoe-blue” made for stunning portraiture. Their love for travel was showcased in the details – the wedding tables were named for places they had traveled together. The groom’s ring was made with gold they had panned from the Yuba river. The bride’s love of design was showcased in the flower arrangements – specifically the boutonnieres, which she designed herself. The couple did not have a bridal party, because they felt that all of their guests were equally special to them. The intimate wedding was perfect. You could tell that everyone there had a great love for both the bride and groom, and each other.

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Photographer: Charlotte Allegra Photography  //  Event Planner: Blue Sky Events & Destination Management  //  Floral Designer: Thran’s Flowers

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Jessica & Joe | June 23rd | Lake Tahoe, California

From the bride, Jessica:
We both love the mountains and lakes. I skied in Lake Tahoe as a kid and remembered the picturesque landscape, the large pine cones and the relaxed atmosphere.  So, when it came to deciding on where to have our big day, Lake Tahoe had everything we were looking for.

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I wore a gown by Alyne and purple Jimmy Choo wedges.Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

We held our short and charming ceremony on the lawn with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

The aisle was lined with red rose pedals, purple ribbon and pine cones.

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

We hung several family photo collages and used chalkboards to create a rustic feel.

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 Our escort cards were pine cones with ripped purple cardstock.Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

For decor, we used lots of lanterns and mason jars along with a summer mix of flowers that were simple yet gorgeous.  

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Joe’s favorite board game is Scrabble and those who know him would consider him obsessed and unusually talented at this game.  So we used Scrabble letters for the table names that were all places we have been along with pictures of us at that destination.

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe weddingOur first dance song was “She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel.  I  listened to this song over and over again as a child.

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

Tahoe Wedding, Lake Tahoe wedding

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Photographer: Blue Lotus Photography  //  Venue: FitzHaven Estate  // Caterer & Cake:  D’lish  //  Florist: Stems by Diana  //  DJ: Lake Tahoe DJ  //  Invitations & Programs: Wedding Paper Divas  //  Guest Lodging: Northstar Lodge  //  Hair: Kolor by Kori   //  Makeup: Kiss & Makeup 

Honeymoon Location: Hawaii

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