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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!

The holiday season is one of the most magical times of the year and one of the best times to plan a wedding! As you enjoy your holidays this year, just picture yourself surrounded by your nearest and dearest in stunning Lake Tahoe next year, celebrating your love story. Here are some of our favorite holiday wedding trends to inspire your wedding planning!

Frame the Altar with Garland and Christmas Trees

Placing Christmas trees at both ends of your wedding altar will frame your backdrop perfectly for a holiday winter wedding ceremony. Decorate the trees with festive holiday ornaments in your wedding color scheme, or leave them natural and undecorated for a fresh, clean, rustic look. Your wedding attire will definitely pop in the pictures with the dark green trees in the background. Bonus points if the trees are real and smell like fresh pine needles!

Festive Centerpieces

Get creative with your centerpieces and embrace the holiday decor! White candles with greenery, pinecones, poinsettias, birch tree branches and even mini Christmas trees make the perfect holiday wedding centerpiece as you celebrate your big day. Here in Lake Tahoe, there is no shortage of stunning holiday scenery to use as your inspiration.

Holiday Color Palette

Deck your wedding out with a full-on holiday color palette. Everything from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the bridesmaid dresses and venue decorations, your wedding should pop with all different shades of the season! Whether you envision a classic red, green, and white color palette, or a more modern look with jewel tones or metallics, go all in and get festive!

Jingle Bells

You can’t plan a holiday-themed wedding in Lake Tahoe without jingle bells! Jingle bells are a fun holiday element to add to any part during your special day. Have your guests jingle their bells as you walk out of your ceremony, during your reception when they want you and your partner to kiss, or have them jingle you right out the door once the night has come to an end. Jingle bells could really be the highlight of your guests’ night and tie your holiday wedding theme together throughout the day and night!

Holiday Welcome Bags

Set the stage for an incredible wedding weekend with the ultimate welcome bags! Throw in some meaningful mementos or snacks that tie in your families’ holiday celebrations. Include an ornament keepsake for your guests. Don’t forget to include information about the amazing Lake Tahoe holiday festivities happening while you’re in town so guests can enjoy all that we have to offer while they’re here!

String LightsLake Tahoe Wedding at Valhalla Historic Estate

There’s no such thing as too many sparkly lights at a Lake Tahoe holiday wedding! Twinkle lights, string lights, Christmas lights, whatever you call them, they can really bring people together and make every wedding venue feel a bit more magical. Set the mood with great seasonal lighting at your holiday wedding!

Traditional Holiday Goodies

What are your family’s holiday culinary traditions? Work those into your holiday wedding to keep everything feeling comfortable and personalized. From your favorite snacks and Christmas cookies to traditional holiday meals and treats, your wedding caterers can help you set the stage for an unforgettable holiday feast at your wedding!

Festive Cocktails

Festive wedding cocktails like a Christmas Sangria, White Chocolate Snowflake Martini, and even Cranberry Mimosas would really be a great way to add some fun to your holiday wedding. Your cocktails will fit perfectly with your holiday-themed celebration and your guests will love the extra holiday touch!

Gingerbread House Card Box

A small but simple way to add to your jolly celebration is to go with a gingerbread house card box! This is a small but incredibly cute wedding detail to set your big day apart. Get creative and design a gingerbread card box replica of your Tahoe wedding venue, your first home as a happy couple, or even a classic gingerbread house design for nostalgia!

Festive Lake Tahoe Wedding Venue

Lastly, you’ll definitely need a festive holiday wedding venue to bring your inspiration full circle. All of our venues are unique from one another and are great places for those looking to plan a holiday-inspired wedding here in Lake Tahoe. Explore our venues today and contact us with any questions. We’re ready to start planning your holiday-themed wedding!

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