An Outdoor, Bohemian Wedding at the Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City, California

Erika Johnson (29 and a dental hygienist) and Anthony Carruesco (29 and a fly fishing guide) hosted a rustic summer wedding on the grounds of the Gate

Erika Johnson (29 and a dental hygienist) and Anthony Carruesco (29 and a fly fishing guide) hosted a rustic summer wedding on the grounds of the Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City, California. To honor their love of the great outdoors, the couple incorporated nature-inspired elements like wildflowers and wood into their decor. “We knew we wanted it to be casual but still charming and classic,” Erika says. When it came to flowers, Erika wanted everything “bright and wild.” Bouquets of violet, burgundy and peach blooms added some vibrant color to the open-air venue, which showcased the lake as the backdrop for the ceremony. At the reception, Erika and Anthony filled an antique guest book table with vintage wedding photos of family members to honor those they love. Honoring the couple’s affinity for fly fishing, the cutting cake was topped with two rainbow trout—kissing, of course.

Simple Invitation with Kraft Paper Envelope
Bride Getting Ready with Bridesmaids in Custom Tank
Blue Tuxedo with Fern and Wildflower Boutonniere
Bride in Backless Dress Wearing a Hair Clip with Flowers
Ceremony Aisle Decoration with Wildflowers and Candles
Outdoor Ceremony in the Mountains
Rustic Bouquet with Ferns, Dahlias, Carnations and Wildflowers
Seating Chart Display in the Woods
Bohemian Outdoor Reception with Wooden Folding Chairs
Floral Centerpiece with Roses, Ferns and Wildflowers
Outdoor Dance Floor with String Lights
Sweetheart Chairs with Personalized Name Signs
Vintage Dresser with Guest Book
Terrarium Vase Filled with Bright Flowers
Single-Tier Cutting Cake with Custom Fish Cake Topper