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Lake Tahoe Elopement Planning

So many of our lovely couples seem to be opting to elope lately. Elopements are special in the most basic way: an elopement allows you to focus on your partner and your love together. At its heart, a marriage is about committing yourself to your love, your partner. An elopement allows you to do this as a couple without any distractions.

At Events by Daydream, we love love. We love it! This is why we plan weddings and celebrations for our amazing and unique couples. Each type of our wedding services, whether it is a full planning package in a beautiful ballroom or a Lake Tahoe elopement overlooking the lake with us as your witness, is customized and bespoke to each couple.

Many couples looking to elope are hoping to add intimacy to their day and focus on the two of them as individuals. We are happy to customize a package to each elopement. From barefoot beach dreams to hiking boots or kayaks, we want to dream big with you for your intimate ceremony.

Eloping in California means sunny blue skies, lakes in abundance, mountain ranges of staggering heights, palm trees and beaches just hours from ski hills and high elevation desserts. The close proximity of everything makes it easy to get to all of these awe inspiring locations. When we choose to work together with a couple, we commit to that couple’s vision for their elopement; we will happily join you in Yosemite or sail into the deep depths of Lake Tahoe with you.

Lake Tahoe is truly one of the most magical places in the world. There is a comfort in the beauty and nostalgia in the mountains, and that draws people here year after year to celebrate their love. We cannot wait to help you plan your Lake Tahoe elopement and hope to see you in the years to come when you return for your anniversaries and other big life celebrations.

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Planning Your Lake Tahoe Elopement

We love Lake Tahoe elopements and intimate wedding ceremonies because they offer the opportunity to integrate unique details, and make your Lake Tahoe wedding all about the two of you.

Events by Daydream will help you find a Lake Tahoe (or any other California destination) wedding venue or ceremony location, an officiant, something fun to enjoy after the ceremony, a photographer, Tahoe wildflowers to hold, food & libations, and more. From your rustic family cabin on Donner Lake, to a lakefront or mountaintop hideaway near Emerald Bay, we will work with you to create a beautiful, Lake Tahoe elopement wedding.

As a boutique wedding planning company, Events by Daydream will help you find and secure your venue, and plan all of the exciting, big and small details in between. We will make planning and event design easy for you, because after all, eloping in California should be fun!

Lake Tahoe Elopement Inspiration

“His world; her adventure.” This was one of the points of inspiration for a laid-back, California bohemian couple, who opted to hike to the cliffs overlooking Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous East Shore for their personal moments before hosting an intimate reception at a nearby venue for their closest family and friends. They included mountain sage and macrame as two key decor items in their beautiful and casual celebration.

We love working with our amazing couples to create bespoke ceremonies and receptions, tailored to each desired style or theme.

Summer Lake Tahoe Elopement

Picture an intimate beach ceremony at sunset, the colors of the Tahoe sky bathing you in a warm, pink light. As a couple, you’ll hold Lake Tahoe wildflowers and lupines, the smell of pine in the air… we love to dream about Lake Tahoe elopements.

One of our favorite elopements was a hike overlooking Donner Lake, just the couple and two close friends, with Lake Tahoe wildflower bouquets and dusty cowboy boots. The wind kicked up and swirled around, as if dedicating the vows of the couple to the majestic mountain scape. Eloping in California is always beautiful, always fun, and offers couples endless possibilities for their ceremonies, receptions, and elopement experiences.

Winter Lake Tahoe Elopement

While we all love the beach in summer, we can overlook the snow covered wintry beaches that are some of the best places to elope in Lake Tahoe. Winter elopements in the mountains gift us with a beautiful palette for photographs, and oftentimes not another soul in sight for miles.

Snowy elopements are wonderful, and really, what else can compare to a romantic indoor fireplace with fluffy blankets, champagne and a curated charcuterie platter?

Beautiful Locations for a Lake Tahoe Elopement

Our Lake Tahoe canvas is a majestic place to create lifelong memories and rituals and most of our couples are drawn to the Lake Tahoe area for the nostalgia and relaxation it invokes. Events by Daydream knows all the best places to elope in Lake Tahoe and we’re happy to recommend places to our couples or explore new places to elope in Tahoe with them. The serenity and peace in our beautiful location ensures our couples fully saturate in and savor their momentous day.

While we know Lake Tahoe provides the most photogenic backdrops, it also provides gorgeous temperate weather, sunny skies, starry evenings, and beaches that provide a refreshing places to jump into the lake by day, and by night, are just brisk and crisp enough to lead to a chill on your toes in the sand. In Tahoe, there is constant, subtle scent of pine in the air and views of turquoise waters galore.

At Events by Daydream, we live for the Tahoe area and fully immerse ourselves in all seasons. We hope you also will too, and that you will pick your favorite season here and help us cultivate an intimate ceremony that will bring you back to celebrate your memories (while making more) with your partner, year after year.

Our Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages

Inspired by a love of Tahoe adventures and the natural beauty of our mountains and lake, we specialize in elopements and small ceremonies. Whatever the reason to elope, we can create a customized package specific to your daydreams and needs

All Lake Tahoe Elopement Packages Include:

*Unlimited communication

*Customized Vendor Recommendations

*Lodging, Activity & Dinner Recommendations

*Scouting and securing of location or Venue

*Design Assistance

*Coordination of Rentals

*Wedding Day Timeline

*Vendor confirmations prior to your Wedding Day

*On-site coordination during the Ceremony

*Set up and toting of any personal and decor items

*Use of Planner’s Wedding Emergency Kit

*Celebratory drink of choice

A la Carte Services:

*Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere


*Acoustic Guitar (Coming soon!)

*Gourmet Picnic

*Gear rental

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Just as each couple is unique, each quote is also tailored to each desired experience. Please contact us for a custom quote for your Lake Tahoe elopement.

Eloping in California and Seeking More Locations?

We love to travel! We are lucky that our elopement planning services have taken us to many awe inspiring locations and we have become mountain trailblazers and ocean catamaran fanatics. A few favorites range from the Gold Lake loop North of Lake Tahoe to a rustic fisherman’s island off the coast of North Eastern Maine.

Considering eloping in California outside of Lake Tahoe? Great! Invite us to come along and plan and execute your event design.