Ashley and Nick both grew up coming to Lake Tahoe for summer and winter vacations at their respective families' homes and it was an easy decision to say "I Do" in Tahoe. Their original plan was an intimate wedding for just 15 people at Nick's family house at the lake, but when the invitation list grew to over 100 guests, the couple brought in boutique wedding planner One Fine Day Events.
While the celebration expanded in size, Ashley and Nick wanted to retain the natural and comfortable atmosphere of their original plan. The bride described their vision as an "elevated picnic," with touches of understated elegance. Throughout the event design, One Fine Day incorporated elements that reflected the couple's favorite things to do - cooking, walking with their dogs on the lake, and, of course, relaxing in Tahoe.
White and green florals by Love and Lupines accented the wooden tables and benches, with cozy sheepskin throws scattered throughout the seating. A darling vintage boat kept self-serve bottled beer on ice and the cottage-style bar offered craft brew on tap from Tahoe-based Alibi Brewing. Truly every detail was thoughtfully connected to Ashley and Nick's design vision, ensuring that all their guests felt relaxed and welcomed to the rustic cabin and lake.
Hand-torn, deckled-edge escort cards with gold calligraphy were tied with leather cord to mini bottles of rose from Ashley's favorite winery in Napa and this leather detail was also brought into the place cards. Ashley and Nick's dogs were incorporated into the signature cocktail signage (of course!) and As You Wish Catering created a delicious and relaxed summer menu, served family-style.
The smiling couple took a short cruise on the lake before dinner, with photographer Ruthanne Z capturing a series of stunning portraits as the sun set on Big Blue. Congratulations, Ashley and Nick - your timeless vision sets the standard for a classic Tahoe family affair!