A Natural, Rustic Winter Wedding at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada

The snow-capped mountains around Lake Tahoe provide a breathtaking view on any day, but for a winter wedding, they make for an especially romantic bac

The snow-capped mountains around Lake Tahoe provide a breathtaking view on any day, but for a winter wedding, they make for an especially romantic backdrop. That’s why Lissette Carlson (28 and the owner of Dolled-Up Cakes by Lissette) and Justin Carlson (30 and in the US Coast Guard) celebrated their marriage at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, a stunning rustic venue with an incredible uninterrupted view of the natural scenery. Lissette dressed for the season in a pretty tea-length wedding dress that had perfect snowflake-shaped buttons down the back, which she paired with a vintage fur stole and her mother’s snowflake brooch. To make sure their 45 guests were comfortable and warm, Lissette and Justin had Mexican hot chocolate available at their cocktail hour. (Plus, Edgewood Tahoe provided local brew beers and wine into their reception package.) Lissette and Justin’s wedding was full of DIY details that made the day entirely heartfelt. Lissette’s mother made her natural wildflower and pinecone bouquet, which looked like it had just been swept up from the surrounding woods. Justin made DIY wooden centerpieces, stained wooden signs for the bride and groom chair signs and a carving of their names and wedding date. To top it off, Lissette made her own three-tier red velvet naked wedding cake (and it was a perfect match for the natural wooden decor). See the prettiness below, captured by the talented Blair Nicole Photography.
-- Shelby Simon 

Romantic Bridal Updo and Winter Jewelry
Cushion-Cut Halo Engagement Ring
Lissette carried a DIY bouquet of purple wildflowers and pinecones that tied in the natural winter scenery at Lake Tahoe.
Justin wore a rustic, wintery boutonniere with a pair of mini pinecones and a sprig of evergreen, tied with hemp.
Lissette and Justin's heartfelt ceremony took place overlooking the clear Lake Tahoe and snow-covered mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe.
Edgewood Tahoe Wedding Venue
The views at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, are incredible: From Lissette and Justin's reception room, they had a panoramic view of the mountains, lake and woods.
Lissette wore a vintage fur stole she found on a previous trip to Lake Tahoe with a snowflake brooch from her mother (her "something old") to complete her winter bridal style.
Evergreen Winter Escort Cards
Justin made and stained the wooden chair signs on his and Lissette's chiavari chairs. He added pinecones and greenery for a totally Lake Tahoe touch.
Pinecone Rustic Wooden Advice Box
Justin made the wooden centerpieces, which held the flowers (roses, hydrangeas, baby's breath and succulents). Each table was named after a theme park treat or detail from Disneyland (where Lissette and Justin met—at a lemonade stand).
Hot chocolate is a must at any winter wedding, but Lissette and Justin added a little Southwestern flavor and served Mexican hot chocolate. Naturally, it was a hit!
Lissette is an expert baker and owner of Dolled-Up Cakes by Lissette, so naturally, she made her own wedding cake. This stunning red velvet naked cake matched the birch wood cake stand and the rustic, natural surroundings.
Red Velvet Naked Wedding Cake
Lake Tahoe Winter Wedding