we are creatives and story-tellers

We find inspiration in art, music, fashion, travel and the beautiful mountains we call home. We strive for organic design bringing our clients individual vision to the forefront of our work.

Melissa Hoffman - Beau and Arrow Event Co.

Meet Melissa

Home

Bay Area native turned mountain dweller

Husband

Laid back. Amazing. My biggest supporter.

Life

Mom of boys.

Love

All of the above. Hawaii. Live music. Football season.

Flower

Even split…. Peony + Protea

Been doing this

Over a decade

Saving grace

A glass of red wine

From a very early age, I was always drawn to my imagination and what I could create. I was given the platform to be a dreamer and designer in everything I did throughout my childhood. What started as a fascination with the world of fashion design quickly transitioned into a love for event design and production. With a meticulous eye for detail, I bring to each event a design perspective that is thoughtful, stylized and is truly personal.

After attending school in Chico, CA I moved to Lake Tahoe for what was supposed to be one Summer – Over ten years later, I’m still blessed to call these mountains home. I established my career managing a high-volume event rental company. Soon after I transitioned into private coordination, followed by venue coordination at one of Lake Tahoe’s premier lakefront venues. When it comes to my craft, I consider my clients collaborators and friends. It is my passion for storytelling, custom detail and showcasing who my clients are that inspired me to cultivate Beau & Arrow.

For me everything in life is a chapter and with each new chapter, brings new memories. It is a privilege for me to be a part of those moments in time with my clients.

Partnering with local businesses
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Giving Back

At Beau & Arrow, we believe in an event that makes a difference. In addition to supporting artisans and local businesses whenever possible, we strive to give back. A percentage of all full-service event planning contracts are donated to our client’s local non-profit of choice.

We are honored to support the following in our local community:

League to Save Lake Tahoe • High Fives Foundation • Sugar Pine Foundation • Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care • Live Violence Free

now that it’s may, that just means the official countdown to summer has started right?
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2022 couples, it’s almost your time! wedding season starts in 3, 2, 1……
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creative team
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
photo • @vildphotography 
video • @wildoakfilms 
floral • @twinefloralco 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
music • @musicintahoe 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco
if it’s not snowing, it may as well summer right? 
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creative team
venue • @westshorecafe 
photo • @karihenrichsen 
video • @worldloveweddings 
floral • @goldenfieldsfloristry 
music • @brianhessmusic 
linen • @creativecoverings 
rentals • @theonicollection 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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dude details deserve love too. 
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creative team
catering • @blendcateringreno 
photo • @courtneyaaronphoto 
video • @chair7films 
floral • @zurifloraldesign 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @thickandthinlines 
music • @mercyandtheheartbeats 
rentals • @celebrationseventrentals 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
venue • private estate 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #groominspiration #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #groomswear #groomfashion
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… and just like that, it’s 2022 and almost february? eeeekk, guess we’ve been a little quiet on here! but, we’re back! 
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our last month was spent with family, traveling, celebrating and being present for the moments we sometimes miss during our busy summer seasons. 
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it was also spent jumping into all things planning; tastings, floral meetings, site visits and dreaming up new designs. looking at the year ahead, we couldn’t be more excited + grateful! 
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with some of the sweetest couples, a few of our favorite venues and spending days with vendors we’re lucky to call friends… our calendar for the summer season is officially closed; 2022 we’re ready for you! 
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photo • @kaykroshus 
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some blooms need no introduction. ✨
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creative team
venue • @westshorecafe 
photo • @karihenrichsen 
video • @worldloveweddings 
floral • @goldenfieldsfloristry 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #weddingbouquet #bouquet #westshoretahoe #westshorecafewedding 
#destinationwedding #westshorecafe #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding
mauve is most definitely a mood. 
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creative team
catering • @butterandsaltgatherings 
photo • @minaretphoto 
video • @chair7films 
floral • @thransflowers 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @musicmagicdj 
linen • @bbjlinen @latavolalinen 
rentals • @celebrationseventrentals 
bar • @petite.street 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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after this storm, we may be chasing the sun for a bit…. 
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creative team
venue • @resortatsquawcreek 
photo • @chriswernerphoto 
video • @jasonchesebroughfilms 
floral • @artinbloomfloraldesign 
music • @musicintahoe @miltonmerlos.weddings 
beauty • @honeysalonsacto 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #laketahoeweddingplanner 
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this week is a little bittersweet as our event season would have been just finishing up at @sierra_at_tahoe…. but, as many know mother nature certainly had other plans. 
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but the thing is; marriage is bigger than obstacles out of our control. it’s bigger than a pandemic, a smokey sky or in this case a wildfire. the core of the day remains; a commitment, even through the toughest of times. 
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so, major couple kudos & shout out to D + D! despite everything, they got married this week! as a couple with strong sierra ties, it’s my hope that you both get the opportunity to celebrate back up there in the years ahead… getting first chair at your favorite mountain as husband + wife! 
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creative team
venue | @sierra_events  @sierra_at_tahoe 
photo | @josiahhassler 
planning | @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationwedding #sierraattahoe #sierrawedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #sierra
well hello, fall! while we love summer, it’s officially hoodies, football and all things pumpkin around here. 🍂
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creative team
venue | @hyattlaketahoe 
photo | @coreyfoxphotography 
floral | @thransflowers 
planning | @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #fallbouquet 
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it’s been a full month that we’ve been away from these little photo grids of joy. so, in full transparency i’m okay with saying… life has been really overwhelming both personally + professionally. living in south lake and a meyers resident perhaps i knew the evacuation was coming for our neighborhood. the whole town & beyond? not so much. 
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so, needless to say; it’s been a whirlwind few weeks for our community. the closure of USFS land, coupled with the effects of the caldor fire have sadly ended our 2021 event season and all our remaining weddings for this year far too early. we’ve spent the last few weeks working with couples on cancellations and postponements. some being covid couples, dealing with a second round of natural disasters changing their plans. heartbreaking is an understatement. there are certain moments we wish we could solve as planners, it’s in our nature after all… but sometimes we just can’t. 
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this weekend we returned to tahoe. ready to put caldor fire behind us and move forward. ready to get back to work and a little normalcy. endless thanks to all of my clients and vendors for your patience in my response time. immense gratitude to all of the firefighters and all agencies involved, local and from afar. we’re so grateful for all that was done to save our homes, our community and the place we all love so much. 
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looking forward to getting back to planning and what 2022 may bring. after 2020 and now 2021, dare i say we may be ready for anything at this point?
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creative team
venue | @edgewoodtahoe 
photo | @tzabalaphotography 
video | @six50productions 
floral | @goldenfieldsfloristry 
sweets | @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher | @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music | @benmallareentertainment 
live painting | @taliakovalart 
planning @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #fireseason #weddingseason
#destinationwedding #edgewoodwedding #californiaeventplanner #tahoestrong #californiawedding #caldorfire #laketahoestrong #grateful
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