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

love in the sunshine. swim in the sea. drink the wild air. - emerson 
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creative team
catering • @tablenectar 
photo • @jemerlingweddings 
music • @heartofgolddjs 
venue • @thehideoutweddings 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationwedding #bridalgown #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #vintageweddingdress 
#bridestyle #vintagewedding #vintagestyle
springtime in tahoe sure is wild! in the last few days we’ve gone from gorgeous sunshine, to crazy wind, then to a few fresh inches of snow on the ground... all of which has already mostly melted! 
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with 70* weather on tap for the weekend ahead, we sure hope mother nature calms down a bit! this cold weather is zero fun when we’re dreaming of spring gardens, beach days and summer weddings ahead! 
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creative team
catering • @butterandsaltgatherings 
photo • @minaretphoto 
video • @chair7films 
floral • @thransflowers 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @musicmagicdj 
bar • @petite.street 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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we are less than 1-month away from kicking off our wedding season! after last year, it’s okay to admit our excitement and nerves - even after 11-years in the business after that long of a pause it kinda feels like those first day of school jitters! 
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and to all my amazing friendors - better get in wedding season shape; if you know, you know! 
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creative team
catering • @butterandsaltgatherings 
venue • #whitewolftahoe 
photo • @rose_street_studio 
floral • @twinefloralco 
music • @heartofgolddjs 
bar • @tahoesomm 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationwedding #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #bridesmaids #bridalparty
#destinationwedding #whitewolftahoe #whitewolftahoewedding #squawalpine #californiaeventplanner #alpinemeadows #californiawedding #destinationweddingspecialist
let’s talk inspiration; where do you find it? we could be talking about a bathroom remodel, a new outfit or you guessed it... wedding design! 
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we love finding inspiration when traveling, in places opposite of where we call home. and the islands are just that! cue the hulihe’e palace; a piece of history that’s caught our eye every time we visit. this simple location sure does pack a punch. maybe it’s those windows, expansive lawn or that welcoming terrace, it’s easy to see why hawaiian royalty used to call this home - can you imagine the parties once held here?
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as we finish our our last few days out of the office, a big thank you for your patience given our slower than normal responses... and if you see a beau & arrow hawaii location soon, don’t be too surprised - it’s been a dream for years! 
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just because the date didn’t happen (thanks covid!) doesn’t mean these sweet invites can’t live on the gram’ forever! this custom lake tahoe suite by the gals at @swellpress deserves it’s forever scroll spot! 
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photo + design • @swellpress 
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new week, new guidelines and we are ready! it’s safe to say we’re beyond excited after this year long wait and can’t wait to see these weddings take place! 2021 couples, are you ready to celebrate? 🥂
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creative team
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
photo • @tzabalaphotography 
video • @six50productions 
floral • @goldenfieldsfloristry 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @benmallareentertainment 
rentals • @celebrationseventrentals 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationwedding #edgewoodwedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding
monday: no heels required. 
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creative team
venue • @thunderbirdlaketahoe 
photo • @lunaleephotos 
floral • @love_and_lupines 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #elope #laketahoe 
#destinationwedding #thunderbirdlodge #thunderbirdlodgewedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #tahoeelopement #elopementwedding
cue the music... “it’s friday & i’m in love” 🎶
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photo • @kaykroshus 
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#destinationwedding #engagementphotos #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding
well hello, spring! we sure did miss you... and now we’re that much closer to summer! 
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creative team
venue • @westshorecafe 
photo • @joce.noel 
video • @chair7films 
floral • @love_and_lupines 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
music • @wonderbread5band 
rentals • @theonicollection 
beauty • @missmarissartistry 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #westshorecafewedding #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe
#destinationwedding #weddinginspo #bouquet #californiaeventplanner #westshorecafe #californiawedding #bridalbouquet #bridestyle
after a busy week in the office talking with newly engaged 2022 couples, we’re headed into a weekend of site tours & tastings! planning is very much in full swing for many... and we are loving it!
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dare we say it feels normal?! 
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creative team
catering • @tablenectar
venue • @thehideoutweddings 
photo • @jemerlingweddings 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #thehideout 
#destinationwedding #adventurewedding #californiaeventplanner #hideoutwedding #californiawedding #hideoutkirkwood
feeling lucky? us too. 🍀
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creative team
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
photo • @ronessexphotography 
video • @johnnybfilms 
floral • @thransflowers 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @musicintahoe 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #groomgoals 
#destinationwedding #stpattysday #edgewoodwedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #edgewood
adventure + sunshine - our kinda saturday! with more spring snow pushing in, we’re loving every second of this gorgeous weekend weather!
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creative team
venue • @thunderbirdlaketahoe 
photo • @lunaleephotos 
floral • @love_and_lupines 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #bridalinspiration 
#destinationwedding #weddinginspo #mountainelopement #tahoeelopement #californiaeventplanner #mountainbride #californiawedding #elopetahoe #bridestyle
you are not in the mountains, the mountains are in you. - john muir
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creative team
venue • white wolf tahoe
catering • @butterandsaltgathering 
photo • @rose_street_studio 
floral • @twinefloralco 
music • @heartofgolddjs 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe
#destinationwedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #mountainbrides #adventurewedding #couplegoals #mountainwedding
happy valentines day! whatever this day may look like for you, we hope it’s filled with lots of love! 
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creative team
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
photo • @tzabalaphotography 
video • @six50productions 
floral • @goldenfieldsfloristry 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @benmallareentertainment 
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #weddinginspo #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #laketahoeweddingplanner #edgewoodwedding 
#destinationwedding #engaged #californiaeventplanner #engagedlife #californiawedding #tahoewedding #weddinginspiration #weddingrings
i have loved her, my little wanderer, with a mind full of wild forests and eyes that await adventure. - c. cernik
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creative team
venue • @skiheavenly 
photo • @indigophotography 
floral • @twine_floral_co 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
beauty • @rahhairstudiotahoe 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #weddinginspo 
#destinationwedding #bridalbouquet #southlaketahoewedding #weddingsunset #heavenlyskiresort #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #heavenlywedding
we put a pause on all things social for the month of january. last year was an odd one to say the least, so we wanted to intentionally press reset and start this new year off on a simpler note. perhaps it’s our version of a dry january! 
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but, insert awkward happy dance here! we’re back right in time for one of our favorite months; february - it’s basically the month of love and well... we love LOVE. 
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creative team
venue • @hyattlaketahoeweddings 
photo • @coreyfoxphotography 
floral • @thransflowers 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #weddinginspo #hyattlaketahoe #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #laketahoeweddingplanner
#destinationwedding #weddingdress #tahoe #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding #tahoewedding #weddinginspiration #weddingdresses
well hello, 2021! it’s safe to say everyone was eagerly awaiting your arrival and we made it! 
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while we don’t know what the next year may bring, we hope it involves more smiles, cake & celebrating! wishing everyone the happiest of new years! 🥂
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creative team
venue • @edgewoodtahoe 
photo • @tzabalaphotography 
video • @six50productions 
floral • @goldenfieldsfloristry 
sweets • @flourgirlweddingcakes 
calligrapher • @sugarpinecalligraphy 
music • @benmallareentertainment 
rentals • @celebrationseventrentals 
planning • @beauandarroweventco 
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#destinationweddinngplanner #tahoeplanner #tahoeweddings #tahoebride #laketahoewedding #mountainbride #laketahoe #edgewoodtahoe #edgewoodwedding #weddingplanner #weddingcake
#destinationwedding #californiaeventplanner #californiawedding
merry everything from our family to yours. no fancy photo this year... just us, at our favorite place attempting to get a semi-decent picture while wrangling two little ones. real life 2020 folks. 
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wishing you a healthy, joyous + love-filled holiday. 
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