Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful areas in the world for your destination wedding. Now that you’ve chosen the area, how about the season? With the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the stunning blue waters of Lake Tahoe, any season is Tahoe season. But the true beauty of Tahoe might possibly be seen in winter, when blankets of white cover the ground and spill over the surrounding mountains. Why not celebrate your love and the season with a winter wedding in South Lake Tahoe?
Think Lake Tahoe is only for amazing weddings in the spring and summer? Winter weddings in South Lake Tahoe are nothing short of stunning. The icy blue waters of Lake Tahoe take center stage, and the snow adds a certain sparkle to your surroundings. Edgewood Tahoe offers stunning views of the lake and the winter landscape outside, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you enjoy the snow without being cold. After the “I dos”, take your wedding party outdoors for a photo op — yes, in the winter! Your photographer can capture some of the most incredible shots with the snow setting the romantic scene. Let’s just say the moonlight glowing on the snow-covered ground has stirred up more than just a few kisses to remember.
You may be concerned that the unpredictable winter weather might make your wedding day crazy, but not to worry. South Lake Tahoe may be anything but predictable, but they know how to throw a great party. Your wedding venue hosts will have thought of every detail for you, from unexpected snowfall to unusually cold temperatures.
White, or bright?
Nothing says “white wedding” quite like a winter wedding in South Lake Tahoe! While bridal gowns are typically white or cream-colored, why not take the white theme all the way to the attendants and décor? A winter wedding reception at Monte Bleu Resort Casino & Spa would be beyond elegant with white-on-white flowers and décor. Picture bridesmaid’s gowns in off-white or cream to complement your white gown. Holding your winter wedding at Monte Bleu also means you never have to leave. The beautiful facilities at Monte Bleu Resort Casino & Spa can host your whole wedding party, making your wedding a party to remember.
But winter weddings don’t have to be all about the white. Let the snow outside be the background for vibrant wedding flowers in red or pink, for a pop of unexpected color. Many December brides bring holiday colors into their wedding, favoring bright reds and crisp whites. Or picture bridesmaid gowns in rich, jewel tones that warm the room. Be creative with how you bring in color, and see just how dazzling a winter wedding can be. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is a great resource for finding the perfect florist to work with you on creating amazing flower accents — white, or bright.
Steal some deals
Winter weddings are beautiful and unique, but did you know they can also be cheaper? Considered off-season, many facilities offer discounts on wedding packages during the winter months. Check with your chosen venue to see if they offer an off-season discount. For example, Edgewood Tahoe offers complimentary house wine, champagne and beer during your entire event if you book a wedding between November 2013 and March 2014.
Thinking of a winter wedding? We think South Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to be.