June 9th, 2012 Shingledecker/Villareal Wedding

Joanne & Carlo’s Wedding was a Success! They had a 5:00PM Ceremony in the Grand View Garden followed by a Reception in the Ridge Tahoe Wedding Venue. Their Guests were Pampered with a String Quartett, Tray Passed Appetizers, Delicate Chocoloates, & a Full Course Dinner prepared by our Executive Chef.

Fall Specials at the Ridge Tahoe Resort

Book you’re wedding at The Ridge Tahoe between September 4, 2012 – March 31, 2013 and receive complimentary services
50 people or less – Choose 1 service
51-100 people – Choose 2 services
100 or more people – Choose 3 services
Service Options:
Complimentary Hair and Make-up for the Bride
Complimentary Champagne Toast for your guests
Complimentary 60-minute Spa Treatment
Complimentary Five (5) consecutive overnight stays in a One-bedroom Suite at The Ridge Tahoe
Complimentary Bridal Bouquet
*Only available on new bookings. Not applicable to weddings already confirmed at The Ridge Tahoe.

Wedding Inspiration and Helpful Planning Tool

Surfing the web the other day I came across this website www.dessy.com which is an easy to navigate and super helpful wedding website. You can browse all kinds of wedding dresses, accessories, get help with your wedding planning and make colorful and fun  inspiration boards like this one:

You can even search by your wedding colors as well as make your own wedding website, time line and more. Very helpful for the bride to be. Happy planning:)

Sneak Peak of the New Anthropologie Wedding Dress Collection

Urban Outfitters is releasing a brand new wedding line to be released on Valentine’s Day….as if you don’t already have enough to love about Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, flowers and now a fabulous new wedding line! So excited to see the debut!! Check out the sneak peek photos and the press release below for more information.

Thank you to www.Glamour.com for the sneak peak

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands today announced wedding brand BHLDN will debut on Valentine’s Day.

For the day that celebrates a woman’s personal taste and style, BHLDN provides a confident and guiding voice to help create an extraordinary experience for brides to share with their family and friends. BHLDN’s first collection is scheduled for February 14, 2011 through its online boutique, www.bhldn.com. It will bring together a curated collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, and lingerie.

Inspired by the very brides BHLDN will serve; the Anthropologie creative team began dreaming up a wedding brand after hearing tales of its customers’ nuptials. “We know our customer, and we know she’s looking for a brand that reflects her unique perspective. She may have interests common to her friends, but she’s looking to create a moment that’s all her own… it’s not so much about our point of view as it is about capturing hers,” explains Managing Director, Kristin Norris.

BHLDN’s online boutique is at the heart of this offer. Each gown is introduced with soulful photography, while a short video captures the ebb and flow of silk habotai, pleated tulle, and veiled organza. MyBHLDN offers a personalized area where brides can create mood boards to share with friends and family (or the broader BHLDN coterie), while how-to’s advise on the perfect bow and what to look for in a wedding photographer.

The collection will feature own-brand designs, as well as established and up-and-coming guest designers — its point of edit being a twist on tradition. Gowns pay respect to the old, new, borrowed and blue, but each with a wink and a nod. Fleur Wood, Tracy Reese, and Catherine Deane contribute exclusive designs to the tailored and voluminous, soft and draped, embroidered and embellished assortment, complete with refinements like built-in boning and corsets. Retail prices for the brand range from $1,000 to $4,000 for gowns, and $200 to $600 for event dresses.

The accessories assortment is vintage-inspired, but decidedly modern. Artisans, ateliers, and milliners including James Coviello, Jennifer Behr, and Yestadt Millinery craft feathers, tulle, and jewels into luxe headpieces. And jewelry designers like Erickson Beamon, Katie Diamond, and Petra Domling offer baubles, from delicate to bold.

Following in the tradition of Anthropologie, BHLDN puts emphasis on not just apparel, but the imagination and detail of every element that makes up a wedding. Decorations will round out the collection later in the year, encompassing varied interests and themes. BHLDN will carry everything from cake toppers and lanterns, to lovely DIY-type items that are already made, as well as more aspirational items like candelabras and mouth-blown glassware.

A wedding may be the biggest and most important party a woman will ever throw or attend, and BHLDN plans to be there for all of the special moments throughout its customers’ lives.

The first store is expected to open its doors in the second half of the year. BHLDN will become the sixth brand to join the URBN family.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com

SOURCE: Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Welcome to our new Wedding Blog!

Now that we are in the throws of our winter, we here at The Ridge have decided that a new wedding blog is in order. Please check it out and let us know what you think! In the meantime, we will leave you with a taste of the summer to come with I will leave you with some photos of Morgan and Preston’s wedding held here on August 6th. They had their ceremony in the Grand View Garden with the reception immediately following at The Eagle’s Nest.

All of these wonderful photos were taken by Jaime and Jason of

Rosestreet Studio.

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.