Expo to showcase weddings at the lake

Tom Lotshaw
Grace Gore and daughter Elizabeth Gore of Tahoe Cakes by Grace preparing dessert samples for the Something Blue Wedding Expo on Sunday. They are one of 40 vendors and wedding professionals attending the expo.
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If you go

What: Lake Tahoe Wedding Expo

When: Sunday, Nov. 17,noon to 3 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Casino, Resort & Convention Center

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

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Grace and Elizabeth Gore have been busy baking and decorating a wide range of desserts and tasty treats these last few days.

The mother and daughter, co-owners of Tahoe Cakes by Grace, are among the 40-plus vendors and wedding professionals preparing for the Something Blue Wedding Expo at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Sunday.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Grace Gore said of the expo.

The fourth annual event showcases what Lake Tahoe and its businesses have to offer for anyone who’s thinking about tying the knot.

“All of the local businesses get together to show what they can do. If anybody knows of anybody getting married in the next couple years, it’s one-stop shopping, which is really cool,” Gore said.

The Something Blue Wedding Expo runs from noon to 3 p.m. It is organized by the Lake Tahoe Wedding and Honeymoon Association.

Vendors like the Gore family are coming to the expo from all around the Lake Tahoe Basin. They include bakeries, lodging establishments and resorts, equipment rental companies, event planners and coordinators, florists, photographers and videographers, dressmakers, deejays, musicians and makeup artists.

“There’s a great range of vendors,” said Kerry Hawk, owner of Blue Sky Events. “If a bride is coming to this she can book everything she needs and get some really good deals they can’t get anywhere else.”

Speakers at the expo will answer questions and discuss almost every aspect of a wedding, from planning and location to hair and makeup and music selection and how to make a wedding fun, special and stress free.

A fashion show by Sidestreet Boutique at 1:45 p.m. will showcase gowns, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses and tuxedos.

Brides- and grooms-to-be can figure out every aspect of their wedding by going to the Something Blue Wedding Expo on Sunday, said Sherrie Atkinson of Tahoe Weddings.

“It’s the best Tahoe brainstorm group they can go to and walk away with a great handle on what they hope to achieve,” Atkinson said. “Everybody plays a part in embracing these brides and we all have a common goal of delivering their dream.”

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