Thursday, May 27, 2010

Snowy Overlook Wedding!

photo courtesy of Ciprian Photography

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Lu- our very first Overlook Wedding of the season! And yes, it is still snowing here- unbelievable! But have no fear, summer is here, and right around the corner. Looks like we are going straight from winter to summer and skipping spring all together. Nothin but sun starting Saturday! Keep up on the latest predictions at the Tahoe Weather Discussion.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Guest Book Idea!

Last weekend there was an adorable wedding at Baxter's and I fell in love with this simple guestbook:

Get, it? "Leaf" your thumbprint? Now they will have a unique piece of art after they have this framed!

Plus, check out these fun favors doubling as place cards via vintage soda bottles. The spontaneous part is that they planned their wedding in two weeks! Congratulations Kristy and Jeff, I hope you have a beautiful life together!

Friday, May 21, 2010

There's a New Rental in Town

Crux Events, a local company, recently partnered with celebrity wedding planner Scott Corridan to assist them with adding to their stock. And wow, did they add a boatload of great new inventory! Their new brochure is filled with many new and unique pieces to create a Sierra / Tahoe environment, and lots of gorgeous linens that we haven't seen in this area before. Cool factor: for those of you not having your ceremony on the lawn, they have bocce, croquet, horseshoes and badminton for your cocktail hour - how fun!

Apparently, there is more to come: chuppahs, garden structures, sofrehs, garden gates, ceremony seating, cake tables and stands, and specialty spiritual and religious objects. Thanks Crux, keep it coming!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sabrina and Conor - Published!

Their Northstar wedding was recently published in Real Weddings Magazine, check it out!

Also, FYI, the Overlook tent went up today, so the Pavilion is really starting to take shape for Wedding Season!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rehearsal Dinners or After Glow Brunch

I know your main focus has been on planning the wedding (as well it should!), but have you given thought to a rehearsal dinner and / or after glow / farewell brunch yet? Obviously, the lake has plenty of great options, and we can provide Northstar shuttles for a fee.

But if you want to stick closer to home, you can host intimate affairs in Northstar restaurants, or throw a larger event (20 or more people) in one of our catered spaces.

We just rolled out a new rehearsal menu with special pricing for Northstar Weddings. Take a look at the upper left corner of your screen under "Useful Links". Or if you prefer a more formal affair, check out Baxter's new menu also listed under "Useful Links". They can provide private dining indoors or out for up to 85 guests. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tahoe Favors

In an effort to personalize your wedding further, consider localizing your favors to Lake Tahoe or Northstar.

Tahoe Trivia tins are a creative and somewhat vintage gift packaged in silver tins. Each tin features fifty playing cards with interesting questions, answers, and fun facts about the people, events, and history of the Lake Tahoe area. Tahoe Trivia tins can also be custom made as a wedding favor or perhaps as a nice surprise in your welcome gift bags for guests. Available trivia tins include: Truckee Trivia, Lake Tahoe Trivia, and Tahoe Ski Trivia. Custom wedding trivia tins start at $10.00 per tin with a minimum order of 100 of more. For more information, email them at or visit or web site .

There are also many cute options for winter weddings at Beau Coup. Check out the gold pine trees that can double as place card holders.

Another option is to consider your venue when contemplating favors. For example, we have a Logo Company that can make customized glassware, candles, clothing, blankets, and more with not only your names and the wedding date, but the Northstar Resort logo as well. See the flier below for discounts.

Make it personal and guests will truly have a memorable souvenir from your wedding weekend!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Circle of Love and it's VIP Transportation

A wedding ring symbolizes eternity and something that can not be broken. Wedding rings are given as a token of unending love for each other. But what vessel will you choose to carry these all too important pieces of jewelry on your wedding day?

Sure, you can get a fluffy little white pillow with a silk bow, but what about this custom pillow from K Studio? Choose the bride and groom that look like yourselves, add a ribbon in your wedding color scheme, and voila! You have a trendy, custom pillow not only for your wedding day but for your wedding bed too!

I also LOVE the idea of ring bowls that you can keep as an ornament or a piece of wall art after the wedding. Check out all the styles, sizes, and shapes at Paloma’s Nest.

My personal favorite (because it’s what I did at my wedding of course) is the teddy bear ring bear(er). So, I asked my stepson, the ring bearer, to select his favorite teddy bear that he loved the most. We tied the ring on in a bow around his neck that we also used on the bouquets and he walked down the aisle with him. Sooooo cute!

Tip of the day: If you have any concerns at all about who / what is transporting the rings, use fake ones for the ring bearer and let the maid of honor and best man hold the real ones for exchange during the ceremony.