North Shore Lake Tahoe Wedding | Hellman-Ehrman Mansion | Liz and Alan

Sometimes love at first sight takes a moment to sink in. And so it was the case with Liz and Alan. Two self-confessed “nerds”, their first meeting at a friend’s party was anything but magical…and yet it was. A conversation about Radiohead’s sophomore album (I love Thom Yorke for the record) and an awkward goodbye was exactly the start of something very, very special. And when Liz felt the urge to email this interesting man, little did she know that he would turn out to be…the most interesting man….in HER world. These people are cool I tell you!

So, almost nine years later (really Alan, nine years for this amazing woman?!?!!) a wedding was planned. Bay area transplants on the East Coast, they both adored Lake Tahoe. And so they started planning their Lake Tahoe destination wedding. Here’s a copy of one of Liz’s first emails to me about the day:

We’re very excited about Sugar Pine Point — the scenery is grand but the vibe is still casual and rather “old-timey,” as I like to say. It’ll be a short beachside ceremony with no tie on the groom and no train on the bride! (I may or may not wear white.) Our colors are gray and green (a la stone and moss), and we’ll put on a big barbecue and (hopefully) a bluegrass band. There will be children (nieces and nephews) running around.

So yeah, you can imagine I was stoked, and for very good reason. Their wedding was so…..serene. And cool. Did I mention it was cool? I didn’t get to meet Liz and Alan until the day of the wedding, but I already knew they were special. And my instincts were completely reaffirmed as I was documenting the wedding. Liz and Alan vowing to live every week of their lives together like it was shark week….now THAT’S something that will always bring a smile to my face when I think about it. And when the immensely talented Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band played it was the icing on the cake. And so with the soundtrack set, the Lake in the background, and friends and family surrounding Liz and Alan, the magic was sealed.

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Venue: Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Band: Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band/
Florist: Flowers by Terri (of South Lake Tahoe), and she was spectacular!
Dress: Martin McCrea
Bride’s Shoes: Hey Lady.
Grooms Suit: Ted Baker suit
Groom’s Shoes: Donald J Pliner
Caterer: The Cork & More (also of South Lake Tahoe).
Officiant: Bride’s brother, Jake Feldman
Rings: Serjeo co-designed by the groom
Print Collateral: Designed by the groom

13 thoughts on “North Shore Lake Tahoe Wedding | Hellman-Ehrman Mansion | Liz and Alan

  1. Great post! I read a lot of business books, but often I find I get the best irpainstion from fiction. I think it stimulates the brain in ways that non-fiction never can. One of my recent favorites was Sophie’s Choice: definitely not wedding/event related, but OH! the stunning word choices, OH! the imagery! I love to read and it’s inspiring to hear that others feel the same way!

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