Friday, October 30, 2009

Tahoe Weddings- In Harmony with Nature

Uh-oh, who was supposed to watch the cake?

I told everyone in my office that this happened at our last Wedding and they all believed me! LOL!

But, that's because I guess it really could happen, given that most of our Weddings have an outdoor ceremony and / or reception. It got me thinking that maybe I should point out a few things to consider regarding an outdoor Wedding at Northstar:

Sun: We will have a lovely ice cold beverage station for your guests at the ceremony site. This may be a good spot to place a few tubes of sunblock for guests that were not prepared. It also may be warm at the ceremony. Consider parasols and or fans with your program printed on them for your guests.

Sun: Be sure to tell your baker that your cake will live outside for a while. They may suggest fondant or marzipan over butter cream. Likewise, talk to your florist about more weather tolerant varieties of flowers.

Have I mentioned the Sun?: It melts chocolate, so if you are planning chocolate favors, please let us keep them refrigerated instead of decorating the dining tables with them. We can put them out as guests begin to leave instead.

Grass / cobble: Help your guests to wear proper footwear. You have all seen your venue and know that stilettos won't fly (but they may make your guest fly if they trip). This is a good tip for your Wedding website and / or welcome bags when they check in.

Wind: Consider low and / or heavy centerpieces. Also, candles, including unity candle ceremonies, need to be enclosed or the wind will blow them out. We've also seen many things on easels blow over. There is not usually strong winds as our slopes are protected, but there is usually a slight breeze and there is always the potential for a good sized gale. If you are worried about your veil, tiny fishing weights can be painted to match your attire and attached to the bottom of your veil to keep it from flying up during the big KISS!

Happy Halloween- have a Spooky time with your fiance this weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wedding Faire Date

Northstar brides and grooms, we have the official Wedding Faire date set. Drum roll please... Saturday, April 10th 2010!

Give yourself a break from all your hard work planning your Wedding and consider spending the weekend here instead of just the day for the Faire. April is prime for Spring Skiing and hopefully the weather will be spectacular! We will have discounted lodging rates and lift tickets for you and your guest(s) to enjoy. But on Saturday, plan on a full day of table sets, linen choices, upgrades and standard options, menu and wine tastings, Village retailers with Wedding services, lodging tours, and fun times chatting with other Northstar brides and grooms at this exclusive event just for you- a Northstar at Tahoe Resort Wedding!

The event planners are gearing up to make the Wedding assignments in the beginning of November and will be in touch with you soon. The invitation and more details for the Wedding Faire will follow from them. See you soon!

Brides Against Breast Cancer

In honor of October, national breast cancer awareness month, I thought I would ask, do you have your gown yet?

"Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sales continue to be important fund-raising events for Making Memories. Our more than 32 yearly shows provide brides-to-be with an opportunity to find their dream gown (at an incredible savings) while making wishes and dreams come true for women and men who are losing their fight against breast cancer.

The worldwide support of designers, manufacturers, bridal shops and individuals (who donate a most treasured possession) make possible our Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales. The proceeds from these events help bring a moment of joy into world of someone for whom a cure is too late.

This unique opportunity allows brides-to-be a chance to find the gown of their dreams at a remarkable price, while helping to make wishes and memory-making events come true. Most gown prices range from $99 to $799*, including hundreds of beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $8,000. *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings."

If you live near Northern California, the next sale is on Saturday, 10.31.09 in San Francisco, but there are other dates and locations throughout the country. Check out for more information and other ideas on how to help.