This past Saturday we watched as Nick and Jenny said ‘I do’ on the shore of Meeks Bay. They had their ceremony and reception at the rustic and enchanting Kehlet Mansion. This house was built in 1934 and provides a natural romance to any beachside wedding. Kehlet Mansion is perched on the water of Lake Tahoe and has a must see observation deck. The sun shined down on the sand at Nick and Jenny’s ceremony and the crashing waves provided a spectacular backdrop for their photos.

 Immediately following, guest were served delicious appetizers and enticing drinks while they gazed out at the emerald water. Kehlet Mansion is not only an amazing venue but it has 7 bedrooms to create a homebase for your wedding weekend. The fun doesn’t stop after the wedding! With Meeks Marina neighboring the mansion you gave the option of renting out tons of fun toys to play with on the lake. With the closing of a successful wedding day Kehlet Mansion gets our stamp of approval for Lake Tahoe Venues!


Photo Credit: Ciprian Photography

The burlap mason jars, those gorgeous lanterns, and that stunning cake stand. As much as we liked to keep all of these items, most just sit in boxes in our garage. These pieces created the theme and atmosphere of our wedding, they are the cornerstone for our decor and let’s not mention the amount of money that was invested into these items. So why are they now collecting dust in a box?  It is time to put a stop to our wasteful ways and pass down the torch for future brides to be.00559c4600cd6db7701264865d6dd3cb

Wedding Recycled, is an amazing website that provides the tools to do just that. Take all of the items that brought you happiness on your wedding day and sell them to a future brides. This website is the perfect way to give back after your big day and help keep beautiful mercury votives out of your garage and the trash.

This creative idea is heaven for DIY brides to be. Don’t stress about spending hours creating a pallet wood sign when you could find one already made for half the price. Search through different listing and discover pieces that will bring that perfect sparkle to your wedding day.

Whether you are a bride to be or your wedding day is coming to a close, Wedding Recycled brings brides together to share in the beautiful wedding day decor.


Venues in Reno


Reno is a trove for unique and elegant wedding venues. The Lavender Ridge is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains with a breathtaking view of the sunset. Establish a relaxing tone to your big day with the aroma of thousands of lavender plants. The gorgeous wooden buildings provide a rustic theme to your reception and many photo opportunities. Another hidden gem of Reno is The Grove. It’s convenient location gives your guest multiple different lodging options in the Reno area. The unforgettable wood, glass and stone provide so much beauty to your big day.  Another amazing piece of The Grove is it’s superb catering. Indulge on your delicious, locally grown food while served by one of the best staffs in Reno. Reno’s venues provide multiple opportunities to create an affordable wedding day while only being a half an hour from gorgeous Lake Tahoe.


As you pack your bags for your Tahoe wedding weekend, don’t forget your swimsuit. With tons of activities to do in and around Tahoe, the most enchanting may be the activities you and your bridal party can do on the lake. For a peaceful yet challenging adventure, grab your girls and hit the paddle boards. One of the best spots to paddle board is Kings Beach. This location, in North Lake, gives you the option to venture off with your friends and explore some of the best hidden beaches Lake Tahoe has to offer. Relax and find your center as you gaze out at the beautiful blue water to clear your mind.

Another enticing adventure is parasailing. Soar over the lake and embrace the breathtaking view of the amazing mountains. Share this unforgettable experience 600 feet above the lake, with the love of your life.

The guys can skip the standard trip to the golf course and feel the brisk wind against their face on a speed boat. Spend the day exploring the lake while jumping off Rooster Rock, tubing the wakes, and soaking up the Tahoe sun. One of  Lake Tahoe’s largest marina’s is Ski Run. After a long day on the boat stop by one of their many delicious eateries in the Ski Run Marina Village. Lake Tahoe has many exciting adventures that can give your wedding weekend the true Tahoe experience.


The I do’s have been said, the cake has been cut and at the end of the night hundreds of wedding reception venues are full of gorgeous floral arrangements with no where to go. We decided that these beautiful flowers can no longer go to waste. We reached out to Sierra Senior Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supplying healthy meals to seniors in the Truckee area. Sierra Senior Service was overjoyed with the idea of providing beautiful flowers to their residents. We are hoping that these bright and vibrant arrangements will provide happiness for residents and show them genuine compassion. Brides and Grooms will also get the satisfaction that they are giving back on one of the happiest days of their life. With the busy summer season well underway we can’t wait to start dropping off arrangements every week for the senior community of Truckee to enjoy.

Child's hand giving flowers to her friend