Katie and Matt in Lake Tahoe, CA

Real Weddings

Heather Powell Photography

Katie Schultz's expertise, as a pastry chef and owner of Katie Cakes, is making weddings sweet. For her own autumn nuptials to Matt Hogan, the couple chose to marry at the Valhalla Grand Hall, a lodge surrounded by pines on the Lake Tahoe's picturesque shore.

"I wanted everything to be rustic, but with a feminine touch," says Katie, who softened mocha and chocolate linens with pink centerpieces. Following a lunch that included potato leek soup and herb-crusted chicken, guests sampled an assortment of treats from the couple's favorite bakeries. Front and center in the spread was a pink-frosted chocolate confection with cream cheese filling that Katie made for the occasion.

Get more details from this new real wedding here, and plus browse more rustic affairs.

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