(Closed) Flowers in Tahoe?

posted 9 years ago in Reno/Lake Tahoe
Post # 3
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am getting married in Soiuth Lake Tahoe (and a local to boot!).  I am having Thran’s do all my flowers, and I couldn’t be happier with their service.  I also know the shop owner/manager, Katie, and she is totally willing to work with you on a price.  I think all the flowers for the ceremony, reception, and personal flowers came to a total of $1500.  We said it was too much, so Katie waved the transportation fees and tax, which took off $500! 

Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about the other two, but my experience with Thran’s has been awesome.

Post # 4
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My sister got married in Tahoe last year……. if you need more suggestions I could ask her- let me know!

Post # 5
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m going with A Rose is a Rose.  So far, Julie has been a pleasure to work with and her quotes were very reasonable!  She is located in Tahoe City.  I’ve also heard good things about Thran’s.  Good luck! 

Post # 6
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re going with Thran’s. I didn’t meet Katie, I met with Barbara who was wonderful.  She didn’t waive any of the fees for me though…must be a locals only deal.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You might just have to ask for some discounts.  I know we got more off because we know Katie personally, but I’ve heard from other people that have gotten discounts from Thran’s, too.  Whoever you go with, you should always ask if they have any discounts or specials or flowers substitutions that will lower your price.  The worst they can say is no, right? 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am a South Lake Tahoe local (only since last July), and I’m getting married here too!  We’ll have our ceremony at St.Theresa’s and then have the reception at Valhalla (here’s the website: http://www.valhallatahoe.com).  Where is everyone else? 

I’m excited to see so many Tahoe brides, as well!  I was on the Knot for a little while before this, but there weren’t many Tahoe brides there either.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wow, that looks beautiful!  You’re having everything outside then, right?  I would have loved to have an reception outside and really soak up the beauty of Tahoe, but with our date, we didn’t want to take any chances on the weather.  And we got a discount at Valhalla because we know the lady who schedules events out there. 

Our caterer is Jill from Two Sisters Catering in South Lake.  We were originally working with Elegant Affair down in Zephyr Cove, but he was super flaky about returning our calls and emails.  My fiance got fed up, so I told him if he did all the work, we could switch caterers.  Jill has been super to work with, though, and I’m really glad we’re with her now.

 I think catering from the Butcher Boy is an awesome idea!  What kind of dinner are you having (sit down, barbecue, buffet)?  We’re having a plated dinner.  The first course is either soup or salad and the second course is either roasted pheasant with pancetta and carmelized, rack of lamb with mashed sweet potatoes and raisin au jus, or (vegetarian) stuffed portabello mushroom.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Can I just say first off, that it’s really nice to be able to chat with another Tahoe bride?  I don’t know anyone up here who is getting married this summer, only people who have gotten married in the last few years.  I’m glad we found each other, doctorgirl!

I think your menu sounds great!  And I have only had great experiences with Butcher Boy.  I always go in there when I’m in Reno for their chorizo (it’s the best in the world!). 

Our photographer is Zinser (http://www.zinserphoto.com); he’s actually based out of Reno.  We won a free engagement session with him at a bridal fair, and we loved him so much we booked him for the wedding, too.  I hadn’t heard of Annie X, but her website is beautiful.  Your photos are going to be gorgeous!

Who’s doing your cake?  And what does it look like?  Ours is by Flour Gril Wedding Cakes.  It’s a square, three tier white cake with a brown ribbon on each tier and blue hydrangeas in between.  Kinda like this:

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Post # 15
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Mmmmmm, cupcakes.    And good luck with Thran’s.  I hope they work out for you.

I am getting my hair and makeup done by Marianna Lucido.  She is located on Kingsbury Grade (over by the casinos at Stateline), but I think she travels around the lake at no extra cost.  I chose her because she has a ton of experience (http://www.tahoeweddinghair.com) and her rates seem reasonable. I wanted a stylist who could do my hair and makeup, plus hair and makeup for my sisters (I’m not having a bridal party but all my sisters are going to the salon with me). 

I think this is one area where I really wanted to be sure I was hiring a professional.  It wasn’t an option for me to have a relative or friend do my hair and makeup because I want to look perfect that day.  I’m not confident a non-professional could do that for me.  I think flying your stylist down is a great idea!  Maybe to offset the costs, you could schedule more than just your hair for the day (maybe bridesmaids, mothers, etc… would like to join in too).  That way she might waive or reduce your costs if she is getting paid for other appointments that same day.

Otherwise, I might recommend looking around Tahoe for a stylist who will come to your site.  There are a ton of really talented stylists in every price range around just because so many people get married up here.  I have heard good things about Weddings A Go-Go, so that might be somewhere to start.  Or try one of the casinos/resorts/spas.  They always have a huge staff of people specifically gearded toward the wedding industry. 

Post # 16
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay Tahoe brides!

We’re having the ceremony at St. Theresa’s and reception at Edgewood. Aimee (who also works at Thrans) is our wedding planner.  We’re from the Bay but our families vacation in Tahoe a lot and FI’s family has a home there.  Fiance and I live in LA currently so it’s been a little difficult which is why we hire Aimee.  We’ve only been up there twice in the 2 years we’ve been engaged 🙁

We’re using Katie’s Cakes for our cake.  I had a hair trial at Lulu’s in Harrah’s but they would have been really expensive for my BMs and we would have had to go to the salon.  I hired Nina Barbosa, shes a freelancer for Mac from the Sac area and she’ll travel with a team if necessary for Tahoe for $100 + cost of HMU.  I have a bio with all my stuff on the knot, I’ll try to link it to my name here.  

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