24 Oct

Posh Paperie invitation suite

Did you guys read yesterday’s ESB post on how to handle the haunting guest list? It’s still on our minds after hearing about Lauren + Greg’s big wedding. With large families and an even bigger guest list of friends and co-workers, they decided that a destination wedding in Lake Tahoe was the way to go in order to create the intimate atmosphere they craved, with 180-200 people in attendance. Can’t even imagine what that number would have been if they kept it to their hometown. Either way, it was beautiful and intimate, says the photos by Annie McElwain.

Valentino bow shoes and Amsale Cecily wedding dress

white florals and succulent boutonniere

Posh Paperie print signs

embroidered handkerchief

white and ivory bouquet

forest wedding ceremony

One of the ways they created a natural, cozy, and inclusive feel to the day, where everyone in attendance would know how important they were to them – creating a semi-circle ceremony so that everyone felt included, and close to the couple.

family wedding portrait polaroids garland

Family wedding pictures of our grandparents, parents and four married sisters were strung along a “timeline” behind the escort card table. Capturing moments on camera is an important part to our relationship so we asked all of our guests to replace their escort cards with Polaroid pictures of themselves.

pocket bible and peony bridesmaid bouquet

outdoor Lake Tahoe wedding ceremony

beach wedding portraits

Amsale Cecily wedding dress

ribbon adorned chairs and rows of centerpiece florals

roses and lamb's ear

table setting menus and printed cards

ribbon streamer dessert table backdrop

cupcake tower and decorative paper flag

Lake Tahoe wedding

lace art deco wedding cake and banner topper

romantic Lake Tahoe wedding

Thanks for sharing Annie! And cheers to Lauren + Greg!

Photographer: Annie McElwain Photography / Venue: Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Lake Tahoe / Videography: Medici Studios / Event designer + coordination: Before I Do Events / Makeup + hair: Christine Martinez at Acqua Hair Design / Cake + dessert: Dee’s Bakery / Catering: Hyatt Regency Incline Village, Lake Tahoe / Florist: Hattie Reed of Art in Bloom / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Officiant: Groom’s Brother-in-Law / Ceremony musician: Avalanche Violin and Guitar / DJ/band: Hip Service / Photo booth: Rose Street Studios / Bride’s dress: Amsale (Cecily dress, modified) / Bride’s shoes: Valentino / Veil: Amsale veil with lace added by Margaret at Bridal Veil Falls (NYC) / Hair pins: Lovely Bride / Bridesmaids’ dresses: JCrew (various styles in Dusty Shale) / Groom’s suit: Custom by Astor & Black / Groom’s shoes: Ferragamo / Groomsmen’ suits: Custom by Astor & Black / Stationery: Posh Paperie

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Comments

  1. Lake Tahoe wedding: Lauren + Greg http://t.co/SzsayrMk

  2. Lake Tahoe wedding: Lauren + Greg http://t.co/gFebMyzs

  3. There is something about rustic wood and pretty pale pink that is just perfect for mountain weddings. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely!

  4. Sharing: Lake Tahoe wedding: Lauren + Greg http://t.co/bl1xVtTT via @100LayerCake

  5. Gorgeous outside setting.. really stunning.

    Love that dress also.. congrats oxox

  6. Beautiful wedding and amazing pictures!

  7. Such a cute couple and the video is amazing!!

  8. Love this! Where can I get those ADORABLE robes she and her bridesmaids wore!

  9. What beautiful wedding photos@1fabday @100LayerCake. Lakeside perfection http://t.co/Kd7ET1cW

  10. I’m so moved by this lovely video! I actually just loved their flowers and played the vid to see more of them, but despite not knowing them or being very into wedding schmultz, I somehow found myself really touched. Congrats, you guys, and may your marriage be as wonderful as this beautiful looking day.
    ps. A couple of the robes are from plum pretty – I know, I want them too!

  11. yea! up on 100 layer cake today!! love sweet lauren!! :) http://t.co/NbDjplT8

  12. Love this country theme. Peach is such a soft color and blends in so well with this design.
    The cake, roses, table settings help to create such a soft and relaxed feeling. Done very well. Oh and the shoes.

  13. I’m not usually a wedding sap, but man this video of a #Tahoe wedding is gorgeous. http://t.co/VweDywwu via @100LayerCake

  14. How adorable is this cake (and entire sweets table for that matter)? http://t.co/CP6f4vIZ

  15. awww such a beautiful wedding!

  16. You are the BEST, Karrie!! “@KARRIEPDESIGNS: yea! up on 100 layer cake today!! love sweet lauren!! :) http://t.co/YUMmFykd

  17. Hi Admin,

    I want to say that its such a beautiful wedding pictures and dresses.

  18. Sweet dessert table! Use stacks of antique plates as stands – very creative! http://t.co/X8hKLh35

  19. oh¡ It is the perfect video for a wedding¡

  20. Beautiful wedding.

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