2022 ended with one of the prettiest Fall weddings we have ever done. Fall in the mountains of Reno is something to behold!
Mallory an incredibly talented surgeon, reached out to us to help plan her wedding as she was located in Seattle. Her fiance, Travis, an environmental scientist, was born in Winnemucca and the couple decided to get married here in Reno. They had seen a few pictures of the Tannenbaum and liked the look of the venue. Once we had the venue on lock, for a Sunday in October, we got to designing.
When discussing design, Mallory expressed the love of the colors terra cotta and rust for her main colors with white pumpkins as accents. She wanted a romantic feel, so we went with LOTS of hurricane vases and pillar candles scattered throughout the entire venue. She also loved the look of eucalyptus. So we came up with the design above and the couple was thrilled.
Mallory and Travis expressed their must haves for their day, which are so important to making sure you get exactly what you want fo your day! They wanted a party where everyone had a great time with music chosen by the couple, a pretty wedding that made everyone feel comfortable, the bride did not want to be cold, and the food had to be epic.
The party…that one was easy. We welcomed Justin from Justincredible entertainment to our team. He and Travis hit it off immediately. They composed a great list of music to play on the day.
Tannenbaum has the incredible food of Roundabout Catering, and they never disappoint.
The day had come…October 23rd. If you live in Reno, you know the weather here in October can be warm and sunny or chilly but fall like. Well as luck would have it, the bride who did NOT want to be cold on her wedding day, had a wedding day with a high of 46 degrees. It was Sunny but very very chilly and the wind was also a bit of an issue. We went to work to make their day everything that they had envisioned.
The front of The Tannenbaum was decorated with pumpkins cascading both sides of the stairwell. Two planters filled with terra cotta and rust florals, some pampas grass and white pumpkins completed the entryway.
A custom sign created by the Groom’s sister pointed the way to the ceremony site.
The ceremony site had another custom sign for the seating. It was draped in beautiful terracotta fabrics. Sheer organzas dripped from the wooden arch. The wind was not our friend on this very chilly day but we made it work. Florals from Ling’s Moment capped off the arch itself. At the base were the bride’s signature white pumpkins to complete the fall feel.
The inside aisle were draped in a terracotta tulle and rust satin floral ties and white pumpkins dotted the aisle. The beginning of the aisle had barrels capping each side with white pumpkins eucalyptus and pillar candles for that romantic fall touch.
The outside of the aisles were decorated with similar floral ties with pampas grass to tie in the front planters.
It was time for the wedding to begin. Mia, Mallory and Travis furbaby, tried to steal the show. She was adorable in that emerald dress!
Travis had a surprise for Mallory. He played a song for her-I’ve just seen a face by the Beatles along with the String Beings quartet. When Mallory heard it she was visibly moved.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful. The couples’ vows to one another were funny, touching, moving and full of true emotion. One moment you were laughing and the next you were tearing up from such sweet sentiments by the two.
The kiss and Mr. and Mrs Axe were announced! It was truly a special moment for all in attendance!
Cocktail hour commenced, Justin took over the tunes and Roundabout at Tannenbaum put the appetizers out and the bar was open. The couples guests mingled and both sides came together as if they were one big happy family! Making the guests comfortable was so important to the couple.
Cocktail hour was complete! Reception time!!
The reception was filled with tables embellished pillar candles, the bride’s signature white pumpkins, eucalyptus, and pops of burgundy florals. The sweetheart table was draped with a blush organza and a terracotta,burgundy, blush table spray with eucalyptus. The front of the table was adorned with white Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkins. Terra cotta napkins, custom made charger thank you’s atop gold chargers gave a rich feel, custom table numbers, escort cards and creative guestbook completed the personal touches. The venue felt romantic and cozy.
The formalities were over! Time to party! Grand Entrance, fantastic food, touching toasts, shoe game, epic first dance, and a great party completed this incredible wedding.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Axe! IT was an incredible day and we are so blessed to be able to have helped you make your dream a reality!
- Planner/ Designer: Elite Elegance
- Venue and Catering: Tannenbaum Events Center & Roundabout
- Photography: Harmony Hilderbrand Photography
- DJ and Photobooth: Justincredible DJ Entertainment
- Videography: Ridpath Productions
- Bridal Party Florals: Twist Flowers
- Cake: Cs Mad Batter Cakery
- Quartet: String Beings
- Transportation: Amador