Lake Tahoe Summer Inspiration

I'm heading up to Lake Tahoe this weekend with my husband, our pup, and some friends for a much needed mini vacation, so I've had summer in the mountains on my mind. Lake Tahoe is one of my very most favorite places in California, especially in the summer. A freezing cold, crystal clear lake. Amazing views of snowcapped mountains. Ice cream cones. The smell of hot pine needles and fresh mountain air. As I write this, the Sound of Music is running through my head...are we there yet?!

It's no surprise that Lake Tahoe is such a popular destination for weddings each year. What's not to like? Beautiful environs, a laid-back vibe, and in the summer, gorgeous wildflowers. A few of my favorite ideas for a summertime celebration up in the mountains, by the lake: 

1. Keep your guests cool with delicious ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus 2. Glamp it up out in the woods in a well-appointed tent form Shelter Co. 3. Sunset wine and cheese cruise to Emerald Bay. Rehearsal dinner - check!  4. Make your get-away across the lake in vintage style on a Chris-Craft boat 5. A faux birch bark cake gives a nod to the woodsy setting. Photo: Troy Grover 6. Two words: bruschetta bar. The folks at Shelter Co. are geniuses. Photo: Matt Armendariz 7. Go frolic in a field of flowers with your betrothed. Capture it on film. Photo: Dylan and Sara Photography 8. Hire Camper Cocktails to show up in their Airstream trailor and make craft cocktails for your guests 

1. Keep your guests cool with delicious ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus
2. Glamp it up out in the woods in a well-appointed tent form Shelter Co.
3. Sunset wine and cheese cruise to Emerald Bay. Rehearsal dinner - check! 
4. Make your get-away across the lake in vintage style on a Chris-Craft boat
5. A faux birch bark cake gives a nod to the woodsy setting. Photo: Troy Grover
6. Two words: bruschetta bar. The folks at Shelter Co. are geniuses. Photo: Matt Armendariz
7. Go frolic in a field of flowers with your betrothed. Capture it on film. Photo: Dylan and Sara Photography
8. Hire Camper Cocktails to show up in their Airstream trailor and make craft cocktails for your guests 

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