From the bride, Kaleolani:
I knew I wanted a mountainous winter wedding. After checking out a few venues in Northern California, I decided to stop in Tahoe to see a few more. I immediately fell in love with everything. The view, the hotels, the skiing, the activities, the lake, the location to the airport, everything!
I chose a color palette of the dark greens of a forest or mountain, the white of the ski runs, and the golden glitter when the sun sets over the lake. I wanted the mountain cabin feel but at the 5 star resort level.
Our ceremony was short and sweet and perfect.
We nailed a wooden wine box shut. The box had a bottle of wine, love letters to each other, and advice cards from all the guests inside. The box is not to be opened for 10 years.
I hated how fast the night went by! And how Jose and I hardly had a moment to sit back and enjoy! Everyone wanted to take a picture, talk to us, sit with us, dance with us, drink with us! I wish it could have lasted longer.
Jose and I had been practicing a Viennese Waltz for almost a year. We were excited to finally perform! It was perfect and a surprise for most of the guests.
My advice: Hire a wedding planner. My planner made my day perfect.
Photographer: BTW Photography // Venue, Caterer, Lodging: Hyatt Regency Incline Village // Event Planner: Blue Sky Events // Band: The Mixx // Flowers & Linens: Thrans Flowers // Lighting: Celadon Events // Officiant: Dave Beronio // Favors: Howe House, custom Christmas bulbs // Hair & Makeup: Studio 89 Salon