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A "Glamping" Themed Wedding at a Lake Tahoe Estate

Because Nick and Hannah both love backpacking, and Hannah loves glitter and sparkle, this couple decided that "glamping" would set the tone of their August wedding. From the miniature tent that topped the cake to the gold glitter washi tape that secured the trail mix, they tried to implement equal parts glamour and camping into the theme.

Planning the wedding was an exercise in Google documentation and the involvement of family and friends, since Nick and Hannah were living 500 miles apart during the entire process: He here in the city and Hannah in San Diego, with Nick's parents and now sister-in-law. The flowers were done perfectly by the couple's friend Pat Hayes, and mutual friend Owen Cunningham and an iPad officiated the ceremony. Hannah's parents tracked down and transported vintage blue and clear Mason jars from Portland and made the runners for the tables.

Despite getting married at a private estate on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Nick and Hannah wanted to use as many San Francisco vendors as they could, so Hannah's gorgeous dress, the desserts, the chocolates for the s'mores and the groomsmen's pants were all made locally.

The couple hosted a 3-ish mile "Fun Run" along the lake the morning after the wedding in lieu of a more traditional brunch, to atone for the previous night's shot-skis and as a nod to Nick and Hannah's love for running (and mid-run engagement under the Golden Gate Bridge).


Wedding Cake and Cookies: Jasmine Rae Bakery
Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel
Groomsmen's Pants: Betabrand
Chocolates: TCHO
Photographer: Jon M. Photography

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.