let them eat cake…or not!

Cake! Everyone loves it, babies smash it for their first birthday, and a happy couple cuts it at their wedding. However, a lot of couples are starting to stray away from it and coming up with alternatives. One round, sugary, and oh-so-delicious alternative…you guessed it, donuts! Whether it’s a donut wall or delicious artisan donuts on a plate, our guests will be happy! Another cake substitute is pies! For a summer wedding you can have berry and citrus based pies. For a fall or winter wedding you can go with pumpkin and pecan galore! Now if you want to add a little dash of “français” to your special day, then look no further than macaroons. These little guys make anything look classy and cute and can be styled in a way that mocks a cake. Lastly, if you need a way to feed and cool off your guests then an ice cream is the way to go! Either a self serve ice cream bar or ice cream sandwiches are sure to be a hit!

Photo Credits: Donuts | Macaroons | Pies | Ice Cream Sundae | Ice Cream | Ice Cream Bar

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trish + brad

Trish had a clear vision for her wedding from the beginning. She wanted the day to be classic and timeless, but still have a modern flare. White and gold were the main colors, with greenery accents and a hint of amsale ice in the bridesmaids dresses and bridal bouquet ribbon.

The ceremony took place early in the day in a beautiful church with floor to ceiling windows that showed off the impressive scenery behind the couple. After the ceremony the guests boarded the Tahoe Paradise, a private yacht, which took them on a 2 hour cruise around the lake. From the cruise the guests arrived at Edgewood, a stunning venue right on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The reception also showcased floor to ceiling windows where guests watched the sun set right over the water. Their photos and video are a prime example of why sunset photos during golden hour are an absolute must!

Photography: Audrey Normam Photography | Rentals: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals and Botanica Events and Classic Party Rentals | Reception: Edgewood Tahoe | Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | DJ: Lake Tahoe DJ | Flowers: Lavish Florals | Video: Mabble Media | Makeup: Miss Mariss Artistry | Hair: RAH Hair Studio | Ceremony: Saint Francis Assisi | Cruise: Tahoe Paradise Cruise | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Cupcakes: Tahoe Bakery

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paige +theo

Paige + Theo’s wedding was fulled with glamorous details throughout. Their seating chart so gorgeous and unique, it was definitely a beautiful focal point. Theo is from Greece, so the wedding was filled with personal touches from the delicious Greek food to the awesome Greek band! Along with the delicious Greek food, they also had a Gelato station that was to die for, a decadent candy station, and an ice cream truck. And to top it off, each guest was given a personalized bottle of wine! No detail was overlooked, it was such a special day!

 

Ceremony: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church | Reception: The Old Sugar Mill | Photography: Green Vintage Photography | Beauty: Christine Conklin, Korynn Gonzales + Sophia Anderson | Caterer: The Hidden Table | Flowers: Bella Bloom Flowers | Dress: Miosa Bride | Gelato: Lori Bella Gelato | Ice Cream Truck: Cowtown Creamery | DJ: Apollo Entertainment | Band: Jaime Smith of the Hohlax Trio | Transportation: Vintage Carriage Company and Baja Limo | Photo Booth: Giggle and Riot | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Margarita Machine: Rent-A-Drink Machine

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kim + matt

What do you get when a wedding photographer gets married? You get the most incredible whimsical forest wedding photos! Kim knew photography was one of the most important aspects of her wedding, and boy did she plan her photos perfectly. She hired a wonderful photographer and they nailed that golden hour. Kim and Matt were married in the mountains and you felt like you were in a fairytale. Also, Kim’s bouquet was major GOALS! The colors were the perfect accents for the beautiful nature that surrounded them.

Venue: Pinecrest Chalet | Dessert: Alicia’s Sugar Shack | Beauty: All Dolled Up Hair & Makeup | Flowers: Dixon Florist | Photography: Kroshus Photography | Video: Kroshus Films | Rentals: Porter Rents & Sells | Catering: Sonora Taqueria | Entertainment: Vision Entertainment

 

 

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