Welcome Back!

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!
Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

Have your ceremony amongst the towering pines and majestic mountains at 7,500 feet, overlooking Carson Valley. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

A dream wedding can mean different things to different people, but for many couples a dream wedding has one major thing in common: natural beauty, and not just the bride’s. Whether your dream wedding backdrop involves a glittering lake, snow-capped mountains or bleach-blond beach, Tahoe South has you covered, but today we specifically want to showcase forest weddings. Here are four things to think about if you’ve been considering a forest wedding in Tahoe South.

The majestic natural scenery

Beaches are beautiful and mountains are enchanting, but there’s just something so grounding and majestic about a lush, gorgeous forest, isn’t there? Your wedding will feel like it’s taking place in its own little world when you’re saying your I Do’s amongst the towering pines of Tahoe South. You and your guests will fall under the spell of your private, quiet wedding site for a unique and unforgettable occasion that you will literally be able to breathe in.

Zephyr Cove Resort bridge wedding couple

Dance among the trees, stroll along the shoreline and stay in a cozy cabin in the woods. Photo Credit: Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises

The jaw-dropping décor opportunities

Your wedding site will be unspeakably gorgeous while the sun is filtering through the imposing trees, but be sure to picture it at night as well: a canopy of twinkle lights, old-fashioned lanterns, candles on actual tree stumps…it’s hard not to sigh just imagining it. Getting back to basics has never been less basic than it is in a Tahoe South forest wedding.

The exquisite bridal accessories

Admit it. You want flowers in your hair. Whether it’s a simple bloom at the base of your updo or a floral or vine crown, you probably want some form of flowers in your hair. And there is no wedding on earth that is more appropriate for flower accessories than a forest wedding. There’s a reason most fairy tales take place in a forest, after all.

The rustic menu options

Craft beer. Local wine. Luscious fresh fruit. A stocked grazing table. Hearty entrees. Rustic roasted vegetables. A s’more bar. Caramel apples. The list of delicious forest wedding appropriate food goes on and on, and we haven’t even talked about the cake yet. Let’s do that now. A stripped-down naked cake decorated with fresh flowers or sugar dusted fruit would be oh so perfect at your forest wedding. As would a towering fairy-tale inspired showstopper with lots of crisp white buttercream or a cake decorated to look like a birch or redwood tree with heart-shaped carvings. You’ll be able to find your exact style with a forest wedding.

Birch cake with wood-carved initials

Add a cute birch cake adorned with your wood-carved initials to complete your forest wedding. Photo Credit: The Ridge Tahoe

What do you think? Have you ever considered a forest wedding? We just love the idea of forever associating the scent of a rich pine forest with the best day of your life.