An Enchanted Winter Wonderland Wedding
Updated: May 25
Imagine a romantic winter wonderland wedding at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe during one of the largest snowfalls in California's history. This magical multi-day event, brought to life by Blueprint Studios, beautifully planned by Andrea Eppolido, with stunning florals by Javier Valentino, in a structure crafted by Hensley Event Resources, was an unforgettable experience for the lovely couple and their guests.
Aprés Ski Reception
The weekend celebrations kicked off in style with an aprés ski reception that was positively retro! Guests entered through a rustic yet chic canopied archway and were transported back in time. A variety of vintage activations, from old-fashioned gondolas to classic ski equipment mixed with white geometric woodland creatures adorned the perimeter of the room. Despite the nostalgic theme, the furnishings were decidedly contemporary and luxurious, with plush chairs and cozy throws inviting guests to settle in and enjoy the festivities. Overall, the combination of the retro and modern elements created a truly unique atmosphere that set the tone for the rest of the weekend's events.
The next day, as the snowstorm continued to blanket the surroundings, wedding goers made their way to the ceremony which took place within a custom constructed pavilion nestled within a forest of snowladen trees. 38 miles of cascading LED fairy lights, reflected from the clear walls of the pavilion, and the mirror like wedding aisle, casted a romantic glow upon this enchanted evening. The wedding ceremony was performed under 3 oversized custom build grand trees beautifully adorned with delicate floral.
Following the wedding, guests made their way through a snow filled path to the Grand Ballroom Foyer where they warmed their fingers and toes with delicious delectables and custom curated cocktails within a luxurious pure alabaster space. Overszied white barn doors camouflaged the existing entryways to the Ballroom, and as they opened, attendees experienced a transition from pure chic to bold glam. Dazzling silver chandeliers and candelabras, dripping with crystals, accented majestic mirrored archways and table tops throughout the room. Rich and highly reflective black flooring shimmered from the sparkling gems throughout the space while pure white velvet chairs and elegant florals accented the long black kings tables. These beautiful yet chic textures, lavish flowers, amazing reflections, and dazzling lighting created a truly magical ambiance.
This enchanting winter wonderland wedding was an extraordinary event that showcased the creativity, dedication, and expertise of Blueprint Studios. Even amidst the logistical challenges posed by the destination and snowstorm, we expertly managed to transport, build and install three custom spaces for a weekend of celebratory festivities. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be cherished by the couple, their guests and by us for years to come.
Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito.
Venue: Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe. Photos: Nicole Hernandez. Floral: Javier Valentino. Event Design, Production, Custom Fabrication & Rentals: Blueprint Studios.
Atrium Custom Tenting , Fabrication, Tabletop Luxury Rentals : Hensley Event Resources Lighting: Jacob Creative. Band: Jordan Kahn Orchestra
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