Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Your Wedding Website: Fun and Functional!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Flower Girls and Ring Bearers, Northstar Style!
What about your boy pup? Well, he can be the ring bearer of course! I loved how Heidi and Steve put a bow tie on their pooch (courtesy of Emily Main Photography):
You could also consider tying rings around his neck (not the real ones of course- those should stay safe with your maid of honor and best man).
Do you have two male dogs and you just can’t bring your self to make one the guest book attendant? Here is an interesting description of a Coinbearer from Wikpedia:
Quick reminder, our lodging is generally not dog friendly because the next guest may have an allergy. However, we can make special accommodations for our Weddings, such as a deep cleaning fee after you depart.
“The coinbearer is similar to that of the ringbearer. The coin bearer is a young boy who marches on the wedding aisle to bring the wedding coins. The wedding coins are more commonly known as wedding arrhae.
The coins are presented to the celebrant to offer their blessing upon the coins for prosperity, and unity. Once the minister administers their blessing to the coins, they hand the coins over to the groom to give to the open hands of his bride as a symbolic gesture that the couple will always be provided for.
The coins usually consists of thirteen gold and silver coins which represent Jesus and his apostles. The gold and silver brought together symbolises harmony and unity. Images on the coins can be simple or very artistic, images such as doves, hands holding, sun and moon, to mountain ranges.
Historically, Spanish colonizers started this custom. Initially performed only at Roman Catholic ceremonies, most other Christian wedding ceremonies have also adopted this tradition.”
P.S. Real Weddings Magazine just announced their Cover Model Contest for the next issue and she could be YOU! Entries are due by January 31st.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Date Change Anyone?
Remember: Cold nights = more snuggling, yeah!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Turkey Day, Who's Hungry?
Well, Grape Video has been kind enough to provide us with a sample of their fabulous work from this summer. You may need your tissue boxes, it's pretty sweet!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Wedding Package Standards and Details
Standard table setting:
Teaspoon (if plated will be set on the table. If buffet, will not)
One of our standard centerpieces (fishbowl, rocks, floating candle) and /or votives
Wine glass (universal)….able to house a red or white wine
Champagne flute if there is a toast
Dessert fork will be served with cake (or whatever dessert you are serving)
Complimentary ceremony beverage station:
The pre-ceremony beverage station is designed to refresh the guests when they arrive at the ceremony and will be broken down thereafter. It is not intended to be the non-alcoholic beverage at the reception.
When the ceremony is at Dustin’s or the Daylodge, we will serve in 12 oz plastic. When the ceremony is at the Overlook, we will serve in 12 oz glass.
All dining reception tables
Linens for cake, gift and guestbook tables
Black linen for DJ table
Up to 6 cocktail tables if at the Daylodge or Overlook, two if at Martis
Overlays will be an additional charge
Up to six, you may request all of one color and we can usually accommodate
Questions? Drop me a line, I love to hear from you!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tahoe Weddings- In Harmony with Nature
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wedding Faire Date
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
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.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The ancient practice of a man or woman folding 1,000 cranes for their wedding is called "sembazuru". The tradition itself is called "tsuru wa sennen". It is said that the time and energy put into the project symbolizes the patience and faith necessary to support a happy marriage.
Origami crane colors at a Wedding may have meaning to the couple. Sometimes the cranes are strung on garlands to decorate the venue, while some are used as place markers or table favors. Here is a recent real wedding from the Overlook in which the groom folded 3000 cranes for use in their table décor (look closely as the cranes are in the vases, on the willows and placed around the table). I guess they will be blessed with a happy marriage x 3!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
P.S. If you haven't been to our website in a while, there are new photos in the online Wedding gallery: http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/groups-meetings/wedding-gallery.asp
Thursday, September 10, 2009
What a Grape Idea!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Meet the Wedding team!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Congratulations Tara and Matt!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Who likes the orange lounge furniture? Well this Wedding tied directly into that which created a smooth transition of color throughout the venue, and added a hint of turquoise which really made it pop:
My favorite touch was the antique buttons, each different and unique (like their loving friends and family) that were carefully tied with ribbon around each napkin as a special napkin ring holder.
Enjoy these ideas and I hope they inspire you!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Let's Talk Decor
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Calling All Cover Models!
On a side note, I have plenty of copies of their most recent issue, so shoot me an email or give me a call next time you are in the area to swing by and pick one up.