Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Weekend Part 5 - All the little details

It's finally here the wedding weekend breakdown. Our goal was to pull in natural elements that surround us everyday in Tahoe, without going overboard. I think we accomplished just that.

The boutiques and boutineers were beautifully arranged by Thrands Flowers. While my friend Lauren was the mastermind behind our Save-the-Date and Invitation/RSVP.

Before the wedding our party headed to a local meadow to snap a few photos. I rocked a lovely strapless number by Marisa. The bridesmaids wore silk chiffon dresses in graphite from jcrew. They each picked out there own style - LOVE! Shoes: Nina 'Forbes' Peep Toe. The groomsmen rocked charcoal grey suits from a local shop -- Side Street Boutique. Everything came together beautifully!

Wedding decor... who knew we would DIY our own centerpieces, guest book and cupcake stand? Guests climbed A Mountain TOGET+HER and dined at tables named after various mountain peaks in Tahoe! Yours truly burned each name into mini rounds Nick cut from Aspen branches (there might be an Etsy shop in my near future). Instead of a traditional guest book we had a wishing jar (top left) and provided our guests with colored pencils to write sweet nothings or draw pictures. Next to the card basket (lower right) were pictures of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day (lower left). Oh and I can't forget the party favors -- local spices Tahoe Blend or Tahoe Taco from Heart Rock Herb and Spice Co. (upper right).

As mentioned above our cupcake stand was made by Nick and I. Aren't we crafty! Guests had their pick of treats between mini cupcakes and cake truffles from Cakes by Grace

The flavors went something like this: 
  • Red velvet cake truffles with white chocolate and red coral design
  • Champagne cake truffles with white chocolate and white glitter
  • Almond mini cupcakes with italian buttercream and ganache drizzle
  • Chocolate mini cupcakes with raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream 
  • Lemon mini cupcakes with lemon mousse and zested italian buttercream cream cheese frosting. 
 *Plus, we cut a vanilla cake with mousse filling and Italian buttercream.

Whew! That's a lot of details.. I'll leave you with a few family shots and us on the beach by our lovely photographer Melina Wallisch.

Down and dirty detail list:
venue: edgewood // floral: thran's // makeup and hair: elysa // cake: cakes by grace // paper goods: lauren // bridesmaids dresses : jcrew // guest favors: heart rock herb and spice co. // bridal dress: marisa // centerpieces: handmade by bride and groom // flower arrangements: bride's mom // dj: lake dj // photography: melina wallisch photography

Psst. want more wedding details? Check out part 1, 2 3 or 4.

Linked to: Something Charming 


  1. Love all of your wedding details! Such a sweet wedding!! xo

  2. gorgeous wedding!!

    found you on wedding wednesday! :)

  3. SO so beautiful! Every little detail is perfection!

  4. This blog caught my eye because I am pregnant and crave ice cream (mcflurries) and french fries every so often! Gosh what wonderful wedding details!! the little details are my favorite part of weddings.

    1. I too love ice cream and french fries more than I should and I'm not pregnant :) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Champagne cake truffles?!? YUM! Love your dress and the bridesmaid colors! Congrats on your marriage!