Thursday, December 10, 2015

Natalie + Andre- A real Tahoe wedding at Northstar California

This is one epic love story! Congrats to this gorgeous couple and thank you to studio THP for capturing their joy!

Natalie & Andre - Northstar Wedding Highlight Film (Truckee, CA) from studioTHP on Vimeo.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Heavenly Lakeveiw Wedding Featured on Borrowed and Blue

Nikki & Kevin -  Glitz & Glam Mountain Wedding
July 23, 2015 at Heavenly Lakeview
Photo Credit: Corey Fox Photography

Click here to read the full article: Heavenly Wedding Featured on Borrowed and Blue

Wedding Vendors:
Photographers | Corey Fox Photography
Cinematographers | Johnny B Films
Accommodations | Forest Suites Resort
Bands & DJs | Decoy
Cakes & Desserts | Sugar Pine Bakery
Florists | Thran's Flowers
Hair & Makeup | Kari Addison
Invitations & Calligraphy | Leen Jean Studios
Planners & Designers | Felicia Events
Tents, Rentals & Décor | Creative Coverings
Transportation | Discover Lake Tahoe Tours
Tents, Rentals & Décor | Tahoe Tuxedo Rentals

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

John + Laura, a Real Tahoe Wedding at Zephyr Lodge, Northstar California

Get out the kleenex, tears of joy for this beautiful couple, an awe-inspiring ceremony in an amazing mountain location, congratulations! - Bxo

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Real Wedding at Heavenly's Tamarack Lodge

Jill and Dan were the first couple to have their wedding ceremony at Heavenly's Blue Sky Terrace followed by a private mountain top reception at Tamarack Lodge!  Here are a few of the amazing images taken by Kelley Jordan Photography (  Congratulations to the happy couple!  What a great celebration it was!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Katie + Kyle = Beautiful Fall Tahoe Wedding

Congratulations to this gorgeous couple who wrapped up Northstar California's wedding season in style! Please enjoy the sweet photos from their Overlook Pavilion Wedding in the heart of the Northstar Village:


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Vendor Spotlight - Discover Lake Tahoe Tours

As you plan your wedding weekend, there are plenty of vendors that you will work with - cake, flowers, band, etc.  But one of the most important things to think about is transportation.  You do want your guests to get to and from your wedding as well as the weekend of events safely and timely.  We of course have a favorite shuttle service here at Heavenly and that is Discover Lake Tahoe Tours and Charters.  Janez Demsar is the owner and he recently took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss weddings and Lake Tahoe in general.  You definitely want to check out his website at to see the entire fleet of vehicles and options for your time here in Tahoe.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? 

What’s your favorite local charity? 
Salvation Army

What is your favorite fun thing to do in Tahoe? 
Mountain biking

What are you most grateful for in life? 
My family

If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what elements would be most important to you?
To have as much stress free time leading up to the wedding as possible - so hire planners. Or course a view of the lake would be important.

What advice would you give to brides and grooms getting married today?
Hire a wedding planner and get a venue with a view of Lake Tahoe.

Why Tahoe for weddings?
The beauty, services, amenities, and a friendly environment.

Check out Janez and his team at!  Thank you Janez!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sarah + Tim, New Tahoe Wedding!

Ahhh, another fabulous day for a real Zephyr Wedding at Northstar California. :) Big congrats to the lovely bride and groom and much thanks to the very talented Quinn Photography!

Best wishes! -Bxo

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Robin + Peter a real Tahoe Wedding

Oh happy day, and there is video AND photos of this beautiful celebration at Northstar California thanks to Muse Juice Media and Blue Lotus Photography. Big congrats to Peter and Robin!

Best wishes you two! -Bxo

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Trending in Lake Tahoe Weddings- Super Groovy Dancing Shoes for the Groom!

Not one, not two, but three dapper gentleman here in my office at Northstar California are setting footwear trends at their local Tahoe Weddings this summer:

Danny, Grey Chucks, 06.08.15

Chris R., Vans Checkerboard Slip-ons, 06.20.15

Chris B. Vans Van Doren Flamingo, 07.17.15

Thanks guys for keeping it cool this summer and congrats! -Bxo

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Inclement Weather Makes for Dramatic Photos

It is finally your wedding day!  You wake up and expect a beautiful Tahoe blue sky day.  Instead there are clouds.... and rain...  While rain on your wedding day is considered good luck, it wasn't quite what you had envisioned.  Well let me assure you that you can get some incredibly dramatic pictures when the weather doesn't cooperate.  Check out the images below from our good friend Vernon Wiley with Vernon Wiley Photography (  Almost makes you want rain on your big day.  Almost.

Amazing!  Thanks for sharing Vernon (!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Your Wedding Anniversary is on us!

Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Book your wedding with us (minimums apply) and come back next year for a FREE anniversary! Please contact Northstar, Heavenly, or Kirkwood for details. And don't forget the gift for the corresponding year you are celebrating- here is a handy reference sheet:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Blue Sky Events

Those planning a wedding will soon discover that it takes a great group of professionals to create an amazing wedding day.  As a bride and groom, you cannot rely solely on one vendor or another to make it all happen.  It is a huge team effort.  With that in mind we are going to regularly highlight some of the local vendors that make magic happen every time they come to our venues.

Our first vendor that we spoke with was Kerry Hawk, co-owner of Blue Sky Events, a wedding and event planning company in Lake Tahoe.  Check out her Lake Tahoe and wedding insights below, as she answers our questions along with some photos from a couple of the weddings she coordinated at Heavenly.  Learn more about Kerry Hawk and the Blue Sky Events team at

What’s your favorite local restaurant? 

Blue Angle Café on Ski Run Blvd is my favorite “go to” restaurant!  I love the healthy California cuisine and how they make everyone feel like family as you walk through the doors.  The lounge setting next to the fireplace is my favorite place to warm up in the winter with a latte and check my emails, and the nostalgic vintage ski décor makes me feel right at home!

What’s your favorite local charity? 

Valhalla Tahoe is very close to my heart.  I sit on the Executive Board and volunteer my time for this non-profit association, which restores three estates on the Tallac Historic Site and produces the only Arts and Music Festival on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.   The Boat House Theater is home to several local productions every summer, from a local Improve that packs the house to holding fundraisers such as Motherhood Outloud coming out in May on Mothers Day weekend.  My favorite events are free music on the lawn every week in the summer.  Over looking Lake Tahoe, we lay our blankets under the tall sierra pines, while enjoying a picnic and listening to local tunes!  I love knowing I am a part of supporting the local arts and theater along with assisting to restore a significant heritage area in the Lake Tahoe region.

 What is your favorite fun thing to do in Tahoe? 

My favorite activity is snowboarding!  I am fortunate to have the Tahoe Epic Pass so I get to enjoy Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood all winter long.  It’s a family affair; my husband and I love to snowboard together and our sons are learning to ski too.  When I am not spending time planning weddings in the winter you will find me on the slopes.  We spend as many days on the mountain as we can, whether we are watching our kids in a ski competition, having a work meeting on the lift or enjoying a few powder runs before the work day begins.  Other than planning events and weddings, my passion is being outside in mountains, snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer! 


Do you have secret vice or indulgence? What is it? 

A good bottle of wine while watching an amazing Tahoe sunset!


What are you most grateful for in life? 

I am most grateful for the love surrounding me every day from my family, including my husband and two boys, and my extended family near and far, and for the community of friends and associates we have here in Lake Tahoe.  

If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what elements would be most important to you?  

I didn't hire a professional videographer for our wedding, which I regret now.  I also decided not to have the photographer produce an album.  Now that it is many years later I would say that the video and a professional album would be nice to have to easily reflect on the memories.


What advice would you give to brides and grooms getting married today?   

I would advise you to understand your guest count and your budget first and foremost, before reserving your venue and booking your vendors.  If you do not know how to come to this, some wedding planners offer this a la carte service to start with. 

Why Tahoe for weddings?  

Tahoe is the perfect place for a destination wedding because it has something for everyone! The activities for your guests are endless, including outdoor mountain and water activities, shopping and nightlife, world class shows and music.  Tahoe offers every level of lodging from 5 star accommodations to camping.  For a destination wedding it is really easy for all your guests to fly into the newly remodeled Reno / Tahoe International Airport and either rent a car or take a shuttle to Tahoe, which is only 45 minutes away from the lake.  Some of your guests could enjoy Tahoe so much they might just decide to stay!  And, did I mention the stunning Mountain or Lake Tahoe backdrop for your wedding will be unforgettable!

Anything else you’d like to share with Tahoe Wedding Collection brides?  

When booking your venue with the Tahoe Wedding Collection, know that you are in great hands with the Adriann, Brett and Shannon!  They are true professionals that are passionate about what they do and where they live.  Congratulations on your beautiful Tahoe wedding!

Thank you Kerry!  Get more information on Blue Sky Events at

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ski, tōst & be Married in Tahoe!

This Valentine’s Day Northstar California invites skiers and snowboarders to profess their love, renew their vows, or seal the deal and become legally wed at the first Ski, tōst & be Married! group wedding ceremony. Brides and grooms should ski along East Ridge run just past the Rendezvous chair lift by 1:45 p.m. to recite wedding vows. Northstar’s daily tōst celebration will follow promptly at 2 p.m. and the newlyweds are invited to enjoy an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding. A reception will be held in The Village at Northstar featuring signature cocktail specials from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and guests are invited to ice skate and relax in the lounge areas with fire pits to the sounds of live music until 8:30 p.m.