The Perfect Lake Tahoe Summer Wedding


We are still in awe of how cozy and absolutely perfect Errica and Brett’s Lake Tahoe wedding was. Their nuptials were lakefront at the beautiful Fairwinds Estate in Lake Tahoe. It was such a pleasure to be their Lake Tahoe wedding caterers and create a family-style wedding menu for this couple. 


Family-style is one of our absolute favorite serving styles at weddings. We love how family-style involves the guests and creates conversations between the table, and not just about the food. You never know - while passing a platter of our famous cumin roasted carrots, the bride’s grandpa could strike up a conversation with the groom’s uncle and little did they know they shared a mutual love of great bourbon. Soon they’re at the bar then cutting a rug out of the dance floor. Note, this is not a true story but we’d love to think so. 

We loved working with this lovely couple to create little touches throughout our Lake Tahoe weddings, in addition Jordan managing their day of wedding coordinator. To start, guests were greeted to the wedding with a welcome beverage table set with lavender lemonade and peppermint iced tea. 


During cocktail hour on the Lake Tahoe shore, we passed corn doughnuts with heirloom tomato jam, and spring pea and ricotta crostinis. We also passed roasted cantaloupe sorbet with crispy prosciutto, brown butter dipped radishes, and lastly, house-made potato chips with citrus crab salad and micro greens. 


For the family-style dinner, family and friends visited over house-made butter and salts, grilled romaine salad with pecorino, lemon vinaigrette, fava beans and mint, and spring pea pappardelle. We also served a perfectly grilled flank steak with burst cherry tomatoes, crispy parmesan panko and basil oil, and pan roasted pork tenderloin with stewed apricots, shallots and mint, and roasted asparagus. 

Thank you, Erria and Brett for letting be your caterers for your Lake Tahoe wedding. We are looking forward to our next lakefront wedding filled with friends, family, and of course, great food. 


Photos courtesy of Annamae Photo

Butter + Salt is a private chef and catering company specializing in Reno and Lake Tahoe weddings, corporate events and prepared meals. Butter + Salt offers wedding and event planning services. To learn more, please call 775-450-9111.

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