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A Rustic DIY Wedding in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Karli & James in South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Karli used a felt flower-making kit to stitch each bloom and decorated the centers with brooches that had belonged to her grandmother.
Felt flower kit from PrincessLasertron.com
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A single felt boutonniere matched James’s dotted tie.
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Karli paired her tea-length dress with bright-teal heels.
Steve Madden, Famous Footwear
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Karli’s bridesmaids wore boatneck dresses for a Mad Men–inspired look.
After Six, Brides ’n Maids, Santa Rosa, CA
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The couple exchanged vows in front of a stone fireplace, which they decorated with white lights and pinwheels.
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Karli and James cut into a two-tiered cake with multicolored fondant flowers and a wax figure bride and groom topper.

Karli & James in South Lake Tahoe, CA

The Bride Karli Bruneel, 25, a wedding gown sales consultant at Brides ’n Maids in Santa Rosa The Groom James Warren, 24, a restaurant manager at Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar The Date September 5 Teal is Karli’s favorite color, so she wanted it to play a big role in the wedding décor. As all of the DIY elements came together, a playful carnival theme emerged.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Matt Theilen Photography, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Valhalla Grand Hall
  • Felt flower kit from PrincessLasertron.com
  • Steve Madden, Famous Footwear
  • After Six, Brides ’n Maids, Santa Rosa, CA
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