This wedding is a gem! The bride is a fantastic wedding planner based out of San Francisco and co-founder of A Touch of Grace. But on her wedding day she turned the reigns over to her team, the Hyatt Regency and some of the best Lake Tahoe vendors so that she could relax and enjoy her special day to the fullest. They did a beautiful job bringing her vision to life. Photographer Chelsea Nicole captured the essence of a Lake Tahoe summer day beautifully. Her images are glowing with periwinkle, violet and rose hues. Her creative eye literally didn't overlook a single detail. Lake Tahoe Wedding at the Hyatt Regency by Chelsea Nicole Photography At the Hyatt Regency guests were greeted at the lakeside ceremony with lavender champagne, chilled grapes and parasols to shade the sun. The Tahoe Star whisked the wedding party away in style. Kari Addison Styling made the already gorgeous bride ever more enchanting. Red Carpet Events provided the creative, elegant decor that fits in so perfectly at the Hyatt. And then there are the flowers by Green with Envy; astilbe, garden roses and lavender were used in the bouquets and mixed with Lake Tahoe moss for the centerpieces. 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It’s not only where they spend their summers boating and relaxing at Derik’s family lake house, but also happens to be the place where he put one knee down in the sand and proposed. From the planner ~ The ceremony began on the beach in the warm sunshine, with Bobby Jo Valentine serenading them with his acoustic guitar. Close friend Joey officiated the wedding and was able to incorporate personal details to make the ceremony extra special. It was funny and emotional all in one. The flowers were beautifully done by Heidi Gellerman. She made a special trip to San Francisco to gather some of Amber’s favorite flowers, Astilbe, and Garden Roses. Lavender was the special flower that tied the whole wedding together; accented in Amber’s bouquet, Derik’s Boutonnière, and a single stem at each guest’s place seating. Heidi designed beautiful Grapewood centerpieces, using the roses and Lake Tahoe Moss. The table names were thoughtful, creative and made from love. Amber and her team of coordinators took the glass out of antiqued picture frames, lined the cardboard on the inside with lace, and then twisted a wired twine by hand into different towns and places in Lake Tahoe that Amber and Derik had been. Amber and Derik are so lucky to have had an amazing photographer, Chelsea Nicole, who was able to capture all of these special details. When Amber received the images just a short month after the wedding, she couldn’t believe that Chelsea had been able to get pictures of every part of the day. So much time goes into planning a wedding, but the actual wedding day goes by so quick. To be able to reflect back on every moment is something that Derik and Amber will have with them forever. They could not have been happier with Chelsea and everything she did to make their wedding feel extra special. But even more important to them was celebrating the day to the absolute fullest with all their loved ones. From getting ready with their dog, Hurley, and sneaking him out for a few photos (despite the ‘no dog’ policy) to hopping aboard the Tahoe Star for a celebratory boat ride and cocktails with their wedding party immediately following their ceremony, they included lots of special touches to make the day their own – and it was absolutely perfect. Vendors: Wedding Photography | Chelsea Nicole Photography Wedding Venue | Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Wedding Coordination & Design | A Touch of Grace Flowers | Heidi Gellerman at Green with Envy Decor & Lighting | Red Carpet Events and Design Linens | Wildflower Linens Makeup | Kari Addison Styling Hair | LuLu Hair Salon Wedding Dress | Claire Pettibone ”Romantique” Boat | Harrah’s Tahoe Star, Sr. Captain Doug Teakell Guitarist | Bobby Jo Valentine Videography | Scinema Productions