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Leyla & Stephen 
Gorgeous Lake Tahoe Backdrop Wedding

Leyla and Stephen met on an online dating site in 2010, where she says that she "got lucky!" After dating for 6 months they fell in love and knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Their wedding took place at the Beautiful Chateau at Incline Village in Lake Tahoe, California. The overlooking view of the enchanting lake and mountains set their rustic and outdoorsy tone for the wedding. Leyla wanted the theme to incorporate the natural beauty of their Tahoe backdrop, along with simple and soft romantic colors; including beautiful blush tones for the lovely bridesmaids and natural nature tones for the table settings.

Their day was filled with many memorable moments, such as having the Indiana Jones theme song play after the ceremony as the couple walked back down the isle. It was goofy, fun and a little inside joke for the newlyweds, that added a touch of uniqueness. However, according to Leyla, the most memorable part of the wedding was of the beautiful words that Stephen recited and had kept secret until the big day.

Because Leyla and Stephen wanted to incorporate both their cultures, they also had a beautiful traditional Persian ceremony, focusing on the Sofreh, covered with symbols of love and marriage.

Blessings, Leyla & Stephen!

Leyla & Stephen's Destination Wedding Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Don't stress on the big day! Everything will fall into place eventually.
  • Do make sure that you enjoy yourself.
  • Don't let your DJ tell you what songs are best, you should be sure to pick some songs.
  • Do have good communication with everyone involved in the wedding planning process.

Venue: The Chateau at Incline Village in Lake Tahoe, California, Coordinator:  Christina Perry, Quality Event Design, Florist: Lavish Floral, Dress: Swoon Bridal, Videographer:  Johnny B Films, Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes, Paper Designs: The Sylish Scribe, Photographer: Kendall Price Photography

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