Are you planning a Lake Tahoe wedding? Congrats! There’s nothing quite like a Tahoe wedding, you’re going to have the best time! Choosing the perfect look and feel for your wedding is no small task! With so many amazing Lake Tahoe wedding venues to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect location for your dream wedding.
We’ve put together some mood boards and styling ideas inspired by our favorite wedding venues in the area. Of course, you’re not limited to any of these looks or themes by venue, all of these locations have a great mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, decor options, and more to help you create the perfect wedding day look and feel!
Glam Rock Weddings
We’re calling this mood board a Glam Rock wedding, perfect for anyone with the heart of a rockstar or soul of an edgy artist. When planning or attending a glam rock wedding, embrace your creative side and rock on!
Opt for high-contrast color combinations, moody colors, and unexpected details. Minimalist wedding dresses with casual hairstyles and bold glam makeup or sparkly accessories. A black suit and tie combo is a classic and timeless choice but paired with a moody maroon tie or totally unique boutonniere can make the classic look a bit edgier! A perfectly curated playlist, local house band, or alternative wedding reception activities like a casino night (hello, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) or karaoke party will be a great way to celebrate your love!
History in the Making
Obsessed with vintage Tahoe style and roaring 20s parties? A timeless wedding at Valhalla is perfect for couples looking to start their own happily-ever-after, storybook style! Give classic looks a modern update for an unfailing (and unforgettable) wedding day!
Whether you’re finding inspiration from the grandest royal weddings or planning an elegant and simple affair, there are so many ways to style your big day! Refined color schemes (embrace those neutrals!), lace dresses, sleek tuxedos, and vintage jewelry are all great ways to showcase your timeless style. You’ll love the charm and vintage vibe at Valhalla. Check out their Pinterest page for more inspiration when planning your enchanting, romantic wedding!
Your wedding is a day you’ve been looking forward to for a long time, the perfect celebration of your love! If you’re keeping the focus on that love and planning the ultimate romantic wedding, cheers to you! Lake Tahoe offers the perfect backdrop for the most romantic weddings! With jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe and the dominating Sierra Nevada Mountains, your love story can take center stage at The Landing Resort & Spa!
You’ll fall head over heels for bold florals, pink or pastel color schemes, and delicate details for your big day! Think floral crowns, garden-inspired decor, and long trains. A white tuxedo coat with black pants will invoke Prince Charming-vibes.
The stunning blue of Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters is perfect wedding inspiration for many happy couples! Take the concept of carrying “something blue” a step farther by planning a blue-tiful wedding here in Lake Tahoe, with the most gorgeous natural blue Lake Tahoe backdrop to the event! Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s all-suite accommodations and heart-of-everything location is a great spot to plan your ideal wedding, and they promise blue-tiful memories for all!
Romantic blue suits with colorful ties and a wildflower boutonniere are sure to make you swoon as you plan your blue-themed wedding. Navy blue and grey is a classic color combination, while bright blue suits will really stand out and make a statement! Looking for a more subtle way to incorporate blue into your big day? Lake Tahoe is often called the sapphire jewel of the Sierra, and sapphire jewelry will make the perfect accessories for your wedding. Blue hydrangeas and blue grape hyacinth can add a blue pop to your flowers, or talk to your florist about incorporating native Lake Tahoe wildflowers in blue hues!
Looking to plan a more intimate wedding, away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Tahoe’s busiest attractions? Focus on your partner, family, and friends by planning an intimate event at Tahoe Ridge Resort! The beautiful and secluded 11-acre resort offers spectacular views of the Tahoe mountains and the Carson Valley. Planning an intimate wedding can mean you’re keeping the guest list smaller, or just that you’re more focused on your family and friends than you are on the “show” elements of a wedding.
Keep your intimate wedding cozy, any time of the year! Curate the perfect welcome box with all of your local favorites so everyone feels at home as you celebrate. Keep your wedding day style casual and ditch the traditional groom’s jacket, opting for a white dress shirt and jeans instead. Or go all out with a maroon suit and black bow tie! Maybe a white jumpsuit is more your style or you’ve chosen the perfect classic wedding day ball gown. There’s no right or wrong, just a perfect mix of everything you love!
Beauty on the Beach
Dreaming of a Lake Tahoe beach wedding? This board is for you! The fresh air, crystal clear waters, and sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe are the perfect setting for starting your next chapter as a married couple! Beach weddings are not your standard wedding affair, and your look can and should reflect that! The Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe is an idyllic destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions any time of year, so start planning your beachside event today!
Dress yourself up as much as you want for a beach wedding, a groom in a smart linen suit looks just as handsome as a groom in khakis and a button-up on the beach! Beach brides don’t typically choose ball gown wedding dresses, instead opting for lightweight, flowy designs. You may choose to skip shoes altogether, or choose some great accent sandals during the warmer weather months! Remember that the wind may blow a long veil or loose hairstyle in your face during a beach wedding. Consider adding some nautical elements or accessories to your big day, and of course, make sure to have plenty of sunscreen on hand for your wedding party and guests!
All-Aboard the Love Boat
Getting married on a yacht is the ultimate dream! Lake Tahoe Cruises & Zephyr Cove Resort has a two-story yacht available for private charters and is the perfect love boat for couples looking to get married on the water! Think clean lines, classy accents, and lavish styles for a yacht wedding in Lake Tahoe!
When choosing your look, look for pieces that are as glamorous as you want them to be, but keep practicality in mind, too. You will be on a boat after all! Many boat brides choose form-fitting dresses that they don’t have to worry about blowing around in the wind. Mermaid-style dresses are very popular for open-water weddings! Blue hues are classic picks but don’t feel like you have to choose a blue color palette, Lake Tahoe’s pristine waters will add a blue hue to your event no matter what!
Start your happily ever after with a memorable mountain-themed wedding here in Lake Tahoe! We’re thrilled that both rustic and winter weddings are becoming more and more popular, and there’s no better place to say I Do in the mountains than right here in Lake Tahoe! Any of our amazing wedding venues offer picture-perfect ceremony and reception options for a breathtaking mountain-themed day!
Prepare to stun your guests with breathtaking wedding day looks, while keeping comfort and practicality in mind! Planning a winter mountain wedding? Pair a lace wedding dress with a cozy cardigan or opt for wool or tweed suits! Capes are another wonderful mountain wedding accessory that add a dramatic flair and extra warmth. Embrace flannel accents and seasonal greenery for extra mountain memories. Mountain-themed weddings certainly don’t have to be a wintertime-only affair. Choose a wide-brimmed hat or wildflower crown and deck your wedding party out in great sunglasses for a warmer weather mountain wedding!
When you think of Lake Tahoe, it’s hard not to picture a skiing adventure. Choose a ski-themed wedding to really make the most of your Tahoe surroundings! You don’t have to hit the slopes to say I do to inject a little ski time fun into your nuptials, but a post-wedding photo shoot on the slopes is a great way to make sure you never forget your big day. Don’t forget to carve out some time for a gondola ride in your wedding day looks!
Make the most of your wedding venue by embracing the cozy ski resort vibes, historic charm, or upscale spaces and enhance them with the ski-themed elements you love! Whether you go subtle with neutral color schemes and mountainscape decor or you go all-in with a ski-slope-inspired cake and skis to sign instead of a guest book, there’s no wrong way to celebrate your love for skiing and each other. If you are going to ski in your wedding dress, be sure it’s not too restrictive! Bring your gear to your fittings to make sure everything fits. Grooms have a wide range of options when it comes to winter wedding looks! From plaid shirts and bow ties to cable-knit sweaters to scarves, the possibilities are endless!
For help planning the perfect Lake Tahoe wedding, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is the perfect place to start! They have a complete list of wedding resources, including caterers, wedding planners, photographers, and complete wedding packages!
Lake Tahoe is a magical place to get married, no matter what your vision for your big day!