Archive for 2007
July 28, 2007
Featured Wedding Slideshow
Published In: Modern Bride
Kate Dietrich and Kevin Davis met in Lake Tahoe when they lived there several years ago. It was only natural that they chose this breathtaking area for their wedding. Top choice for a location was the lakefront historical Thunderbird Lodge on the East Shore. This magical stone castle was the playground of 1930′s notoriously eccentric millionaire George Whittell famous for his all-night parties (with Bill, his pet lion), colorful celebrity guests and high stake card games. Wedding guests were shuttled to this lakefront location and, before the wedding ceremony, treated to a tour of the unforgettable property including the quintessential rock gazebo and secret underground tunnels.
Soft, feminine accents contrasted by natural, organic elements delighted guests in all the details from the first oh-so-important Save the Date complete to Kate’s Wedding Cake. Tahoe tradition was included in the Ceremony by tossing flowers in remembrance of family into the Lake. The Ceremony and Dinner were both held lakeside maximizing the unforgettable views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra Mountains. The color scheme of salmon, gold, chocolate brown and cream complimented the stone castle and granite boulders perfectly. The famous, crystal clear Lake Tahoe blue water was echoed in the Wedding Favor – a nest with robin blue soap eggs at each place setting. Lake Tahoe’s alpenglow (sunset) was captured in their Signature Drink – a pear-melba martini, a stunning salmon color.
Not one guest will leave Lake Tahoe without feeling as if they had been a part of something truly special and magical – the meaningful, loving marriage of their friends in an unforgettable setting. Kate and Kevin couldn’t have been more radiant and in love through out their special day.
Feature Verbiage by: Merrily Rocco
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Last week we had an exhibit of gorgeous 20 x 30 inch prints of lifestyle portraits of persons using John Deere products in rural Maryland. The exhibition was sponsored by John Deere and included images created for Catherine Hall Studios by Catherine Hall and Curt Littlecott.
June 30, 2007 Highlands Inn, Carmel
Sarah, 25, a Marketing Specialist, and Kevin, 32, an Everglades National Park Guide, met while Sarah was doing an internship in Naples, FL for her last remaining credits towards a Communications degree from Michigan State University. The pair clicked instantly on their casual first date over sushi, and a shared love for the beach and being on the water. Truly, it was love at first site, so after graduating from school, Sarah moved to Naples. After two wonderful years together, Kevin asked Sarah to be his wife on her 25th birthday while the couple was sharing a romantic evening overlooking the Gulf of Mexico at twilight.
When it came time to plan the wedding, the couple decided that they wanted something intensely romantic, dramatic and intimate. The found everything that they were looking for at the renowned Park Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn, on the picturesque coastline of California. Carmel is known for its world-class golf featuring Pebble Beach and Spy Glass golf courses, as well as a quaint, downtown area filled with art galleries and small cafes. Sarah had fallen in love with the spot while vacationing there with her parents as a teenager and witnessing an outdoor wedding on the hotel balcony which overlooked the cliffy, white-capped Pacific Ocean.
Sarah planned each detail of the wedding to be simple, elegant and personalized for the 30 family members making the journey out to California. The invitations and cake incorporated iridescent tones, pearl finishes and rich creams. The outdoor ceremony included a lemon leaf, eucalyptus and orchid garland draped over an archway framing the couple during the marriage ceremony. Pale pink peonies, tulips, orchids and hydrangeas were tied all throughout the wedding in the table’s cape, cake decor, boutonnieres and bouquets.
The ceremony commenced at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on a perfect June day. Sarah chose a classic sweetheart cut Mon Cheri Couture gown and complimenting scalloped veil adorned with Swarovski crystals. Kevin wore a timeless Ralph Lauren tuxedo and soft pink vest and tie; to accomplish the look of a classic gentleman. During the ceremony, Sarah’s young cousins stood up in front of the congregation to read a special poem about the personal meaning of love and marriage to Kevin and Sarah.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed champagne, native Californian wines and artisan cheeses while listening to the live acoustic guitarist who had also played softly as Sarah graced down the aisle with her father. The party then moved into an intimate reception area with a long conference style table, fireplace and windows lining the walls looking out towards the Pacific. Their dinner menu reflected Californian cuisine, incorporating artichoke hearts, Dungeness crab, local sea bass, and lots and lots of wine!! Dessert was a delicate, chocolate buttermilk cake filled with layers of chocolate panache and fresh raspberries, and covered in a white fondant with a cascade of orchids for decor.
The party lasted until 7:30, and the guests danced the night away to the sounds of Motown and Nat King Cole while looking out over the water and feeling the overwhelming love that a close knit family can collect when they join together in the joyous celebration of marriage.
Venue: Highlands Inn | Event Coordinator: Erna Clay at Highlands Inn | Dress Designer: Mon Cheri Couture | Florist: Fleurish | Cake Designer: Parker Lusseau Pastries
Classical Guitarist (during outdoor ceremony): Terrence Farrell | DJ: Peter Burkhard | Caterer: Highlands Inn