A snow shoot in the Summer/Fall issue? Well, YES, we say! At Real Weddings, we’re all about breaking the rules, so why not! We know you are planning weddings all year around, for all seasons, so, yeah, we planned a snow shoot and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
But on the day of the shoot, there was a little hiccup: the weather!
While we expected that there would be snow on the ground in gorgeous Lake Tahoe, providing a beautiful background for the shoot, we didn’t expect for snow to actually be falling during the shoot. Plus, then two minutes later, the snow would stop and the sun would come out.
But Mother Nature knows what she’s doing, and these quick weather changes turned out to be a blessing in disguise — our design team, along with our beautiful real bride model Kimberly, just went with the flow, and made the magic happen!
So without further ado, we present our “Let It Snow” styled decor inspiration shoot…perhaps it will inspire you to add color, depth, texture and dare we say, snow, to your wedding day theme!
Produced by Sandy Stringer—Strings & Champagne Events, Brandon Bowman—Morningside Florist, Emily Peter and Wendy Sipple—Real Weddings Magazine.
VENUE PJ’s at Gray’s Crossing / Tahoe Mountain Club | 530-550-5094 | tahoemountainclub.com
PHOTOGRAPHER Leilani Paular Photography | 916-541-8191 | leilanipaular.com
With Additional Images Provided by Justin Buettner Wedding Photography | 916-220-0159 | jbweddingphoto.com
DESIGN, STYLING, COORDINATION AND SELECT DECOR Strings & Champagne Events | 916-397-9346 | strings-champagne.com
STYLING AND FLORAL DESIGN Morningside Florist | 916-635-9891 | morningsideflorist.com
CAKES AND DESSERTS Something Sweet Bakery | 209-745-9000 | somethingsweetgalt.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP Lisa Harter Hair and Makeup Artist | Lisa Harter, Hair and Makeup | Rachel Baldwin, Beauty Assistant | 530-559-7292 | lisamharter.com
KIMBERLY’S GOWNS Sparkle Bridal Couture | 916-538-6615 | sparklebridalcouture.com
PENDELTON PLAID SHIRT The Clothes Mine | 209-267-0417 | theclothesmine.com
JEWELRY Macy’s | macys.com | Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845 | Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333 | Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333 | Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333
JEWELRY Style Avenue Studios | 916-812-1114 | styleavenuestudios.com
PAPERIE Paper n Peonies | 903-780-7772 | etsy.com/shop/papernpeonies
FLATWARE, GLASSWARE, CHAIRS, ADIRONDECK CHAIRS AND LINENS Camelot Party Rentals | 775-355-9004 | camelotpartyrentals.com
LOUNGE TABLES AND SELECT DECOR Botanica Specialty Rentals | 916-673-8650 | botanicaevents.com
CUSTOM SIGNAGE AND DECOR PILLOWS Swoonable | swoonable.net
VIDEOGRAPHER Justin Buettner Wedding Photography | 916-220-0159 | jbweddingphoto.com
Special thanks to our real bride model, Kimberly, and all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!
Tune back in for more from the “Let it Snow“ photo shoot blog series!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Editor/Publisher Wendy Sipple.
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