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Merrily Wed®

Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Tahoe City, California 96145

Contact: Merrily Rocco
Phone: 877/933-8246 or 530/581-3522
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Service Area:

Based in Lake Tahoe, will travel

Cyrus + Karen’s Gatsby-esque Lake Tahoe Wedding

Cyrus and Karen wanted the best of both worlds: an outdoor ceremony in Lake Tahoe, followed by a formal black-tie reception with a Gatsby feel.

The bride breaks up her all-white look with a champagne colored sash.

Peony pink, ivory, gold and touches of champagne comprised the color palette.

Karen wore her mother’s lace cathedral-length veil.

Tables were draped with white linens and gold table runners, then named after some of the bride and groom's favorite destinations.

Touches of gold were sprinkled throughout the reception décor, including these gold-rimmed chargers and gold chiavari chairs.

Crystal chandeliers and clear tents allowed guests to enjoy the gorgeous Tahoe outdoors from inside.

Draping reminiscent of the bride's gown.

The wedding cake was topped with fresh, white hydrangeas.

Wedding Planner: Merrily Wed
Wedding Venue: Sunnyside Lake House, private lakefront estate
Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Young Weddings
Wedding Flowers: Art In Bloom Florals
Wedding Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Wedding Party Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals
Wedding Invitations: Gigi Press
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Real Wedding Ideas: gold, hydrangeas, lake, metallic, outdoor ceremony, outdoor reception, peonies, pink, roses, tent, tulips, white

Chris + Katie at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The bride and groom wed under a natural birch ceremony arch.

The wedding had a rustic theme with many organic elements running throughout the décor, including these wooden table numbers.

Tree stumps flank the outdoor ceremony aisle.

Wedding flowers on lanterns add to the rustic décor.

Adorable escort cards propped up with their own mini tree trunk.

Wooden family-style tables.

A green and white bridal bouquet.

The bridesmaids wore lacy dresses from Anthropologie.

A burlap bunting spells out the bride and groom's names.

The wedding centerpieces are flower arrangements set atop thick branches to look like trees.

Chalkboard Mr. & Mrs. signs framed by branches.

Cardboard menu cards and chilled, bright green soup await each guest at their place setting.

Even inside the sailcloth tent, this reception still has an outdoor feel.

A burlap sash and rosettes adorn this rustic card box.

Wedding Planner: Merrily Wed
Wedding Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Wedding Photographer: The Youngrens
Wedding Flowers: Bellissima Floral
Wedding Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Wedding Tenting: Zephyr Tents
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie

Real Wedding Ideas: birch, branches, lake, menu cards, outdoor ceremony, rustic, signs, tent

You Need To Know...
Vendor Type { Coordinator / Wedding Planner }
Company Founded { 2004 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Brides considering Merrily should know that they will get a talented, passionate, professional and skilled planner who gives nothing less than 110% to every single client.”

“I enjoyed every moment of our wedding day and I never worried about a thing. I didn’t stress along the way either. I knew that Merrily had everything under control.”

“Merrily is amazing. Her eye for detail is so keen and she is so creative. She just has great vision and execution.”

“The day of the wedding was one of the best of my life, and I owe a lot of that to Merrily.”

“She really got to know my husband, myself, and our hobbies and gave suggestions that truly were perfect for us.”

“She was an excellent listener, and provided me with everything I wanted and everything I didn’t know I wanted!”

“She offered suggestions based on her experience and provided us with a wealth of expertise. She was always in contact with me. She’s responsive and incredibly organized and kept us updated on the budget every step of the way.”

““All of Merrily’s vendor recommendations were homeruns.”

“Merrily has lived in the Tahoe area for many years and knows all of the best locations like the back of her hand, as well as the best local vendors.”

“She knows exactly what she is doing and how to make every bride and groom 100% happy.”

“Merrily and her team were hugely instrumental in ensuring that our wedding was a success. The day ran smoothly and seamlessly thanks to all of Merrily’s thoughtful planning and organization.”

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