Old Man Winter is a little late in leaving this year, but soon we will be welcoming warmer weather in the North Lake Tahoe region. There’s something spectacular about Spring in the Sierra Nevada. We dust off the biking trails, don our wetsuits to paddle the lake and start working our golf swing again.
And it’s a wonderful time for a wedding! How lucky you are if you have chosen to get married in the season of abundant flowers, pastel palettes and edible garden delights. Here are some inspirations for you to consider.
When it comes to choosing what time of year to get married in the Lake Tahoe area, it pays to check out the value pricing offered during the spring season. While the snow covers the ski slopes from December through Easter, the hotels, restaurants and other services in Tahoe are at their peak season, and pricing is generally higher.
But during the shoulder season in Lake Tahoe – which is after Spring Break but before the schoolkids return to hit the beach in June – prices are typically less expensive. Wedding venues and service providers usually have more availability, making it easier for you to get your first choice. The winter and summer crowds are no longer here, making spring a pleasant time to get around the Lake with ease.
The grounds are awakening with spring and everything is coming up roses… along with your other in-season loves of peonies, daffodils, gerbera daisies, hyacinth, ranunculus and tulips. Selecting in-season flowers is a smart way of saving. Plant your ceremony aisles with potted blooms, garnish your glass of bubbly with edible petals, or adorn your beverage station in a plethora of florals. Always consult with your florist to get the most bang for your buck.
Farm to Table Culinary Expressions
If you have selected a Tahoe spring wedding you’ll be able to offer your guests a fresh seasonal banquet from the garden. Avoid the heavy comfort foods from winter and start with a bright, hearty mix spring salad. Add a colorful pop of rainbow carrots, heirloom tomatoes and top it off with a citrus vinaigrette. Wedding Brunches are perfect for spring, featuring action food stations that offer everything from vegetable omelets to Spring Lamb. Sourcing locally is huge in Lake Tahoe, whether it’s fresh produce or local beers, ask your catering pro to help you create a menu to remember.
So spring forward for a gloriously verdant Tahoe wedding! The members of Tahoe Engaged are here to help you create a delightful celebration.
Image #1 – Photography: Studio Ohlala
Image #5 – Photography: Julie Paisley
Image #8 – Photography: Greer Gattuso