When I was in San Diego a couple of weeks ago (actually, was that a month ago? the summer is really flying by!), I stopped by the Film Is Not Dead workshop and got to meet a bunch of awesome photographers, including the talented guy behind today’s wedding, Braedon Flynn.  And today I bring you some of Braedon’s lovely work: Dottie and Jordan’s beautifully rustic Tahoe wedding (with lots of DIY details, too!). Says Dottie, “Jordan and I chose Tahoe because we have spent winters and summers there together ever since high school, and we love it. We thought we could make a long weekend out of our wedding to spend with close family and friends.

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Dottie created all of the stationery herself, including this RSVP postcard with a black and white photo of the wedding venue on it.

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Bridesmaids chose whatever dress they wanted, in any color (I love this bright yellow dress!).

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How fabulous are Dottie’s accessories? Love the lace-up shoes by Prada, and especially love the vintage headband. “I found the 1920’s French paste headband at a vintage bridal shop in Santa Monica called Paris 1900,” says Dottie. She also wore a ring that belonged to her bridesmaid’s grandmother as her “something borrowed.” (The groom also had something borrowed, wearing a suit that belonged to his brother.)

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As the bride walked down the aisle, her brother played the piano. Dottie and Jordan also wrote their own vows.

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Hello adorable pug dog in a little tutu!

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Dottie found two divided light French doors on Craigslist, and her mom wrote guests names on the glass for seating assignments. Dottie says that she plans on using the doors for the pantry in her future kitchen – I love the idea of incorporating wedding details into everyday things at home.

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Metal letters from Restoration Hardware – each one a different letter in Dottie and Jordan’s married name – took the place of table numbers. Rustic farm tables were decorated with flowers in mason jars, stacks of books tied with twine, old-fashioned oil lanterns, and burlap table runners. The overall look was country flea market meets French garden.

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Dottie purchased hem-stitch napkins at Napkins Online for the same price that it would have cost to rent them.

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Dottie’s mother made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, decorated with lavender sprigs.

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From the bride: Jordan and I remember looking up over all the tables while we were eating and just in awe of our day and how everything came together. It was very “us.”

Photography: Braedon Flynn

Venue: Painted Rock Lodge in Lake Tahoe, California

Bride’s dress: Lazaro

Bride’s shoes / headband: Prada / Paris 1900

Flowers: A Rose is a Rose

Rentals: EventMasters

Congratulations Dottie and Jordan! And a big thank you to Braedon Flynn for sending over these gorgeous photos – I hope to have you back on Snippet & Ink soon!

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  1. forget.me.knot.weddings

    Such gorgeous photos and a beautiful setting! Love Tahoe and they styled their wedding perfectly to really captured the outdoor rustic feel yet so beautiful at the same time!

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  2. Kelly Langner Sauer

    There is such a lovely gentleness to this wedding – their love is beautiful! What a feature!

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  3. Justin

    I’m a sucker for dogs dressed for a wedding and that tutu is way better than just a floral leash… The table assignments on the old window with the corresponding large wooden letters on the table was inventive. Way to go with the coffee take away. Things you will actually use are always a plus +

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  4. Carter & Cook Event Co.

    Beautiful! I love the location!

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  5. Bella Ink

    This is a fabulously designed wedding! One of Bella Ink’s employees has a Pug named Pele and he’d be very much in love with the gal in the tutu.

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  6. The Memory Journalists

    I am dying over this wedding! So original, so cool. Love, love, love it!

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  7. Mai

    I love the yellow bridesmaid dress! Can you tell me who makes it??

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  8. lydia {ever ours}

    such a gorgeous venue and lovely details as well. i’m loving her headpiece especially!

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  9. copywaitress

    I love Braedon Flynn photography. Amazing pics – like always:)

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  10. Lauren @ Every Last Detail

    Love everything about this wedding! The books, the seating chart, the colors- everything! I think my favorite is the dog’s tutu though. :) Adorable.

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  11. Kirby

    this wedding is beautiful! great details, beautiful dress! great inspiration

    xx Kirby

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  12. Annie

    What a beautiful wedding! I plan on doing the “book as centerpiece” thing myself, so Dottie and Jordan’s wedding is definitely an inspiration. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures!

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  13. Sara

    I’m not an outdoor-sy girl – but this wedding struck a chord with me. I love the airy feel, the details, her headband, the lavendar sprigs on the cupcakes. So beautiful!

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  14. Lauren

    Beautiful! Where did she get her headband? I’m in love!

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  15. Melissa M.

    I love her dress! I can’t find it on the Lazaro website. Can you tell me the style name or number?

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  16. Meghan

    GORGEOUS wedding! I’m getting married about 15 miles away from there next summer, and would LOVE to know who did your hair and make-up. They did a fantastic job!

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  17. Patty

    Melissa M…I think this might be the dress…http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/18716/Lazaro-3766-Size-2.html

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  18. a thousand mason jars

    if i had had my wedding on the west coast, this would have been the perfect place! also, i love her RSVP card idea…so clever!

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  19. weddingfavour

    So lovely and classy wedding! cosy atmosphere……… great pictures…

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