Completed in 1903, the beautiful and historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion on Lake Tahoe (Tahoma, Ca) served as the stunning backdrop for Olga and Michael’s wedding last August which we had the pleasure of being part of. The lakeside ceremony and intimate reception on the lawn created an unforgettable day for our bride and groom and we are so excited to see their wedding featured in print in Real Weddings Magazine!
The long-awaited day started with Olga and Michael getting reach with their closet friends and parents in nearby rental homes where they sipped champagne, listened to music, and prepped for the big moment leading up. Once onsite, the groomsmen got to hang on the mansion terrace and enjoy the view with beers in hand while the ladies put their finishing touches on their look for the day while tucked away in the bridal cottage. Guests arrived and enjoyed the lake front view with refreshments and gathered hand-made ribbon wands to usher the couple down the aisle following their ‘I Do’s. The bride was escorted by her mom down the aisle to see her groom. Following their vows, they and guests transitioned into the reception on the lawn overlooking the lake. Hors d’oeuvres and dinner flowed along with toasts from friends and family featuring a family style dinner from Blend Catering. Guests found their seats for dinner with hand-made celebration poppers by the bride, which included paper head crowns and small treasures for each guest to enjoy during dinner; it was such a fun and festive addition and made for an extra joyful toast at dinner as guests donned their paper crowns. Following dinner guests enjoyed donuts from Doughboys Donuts and danced the night away to personal favorites like ‘3005’ by Childish Gambino. ‘It was one of my most played songs from college. When it came on everyone was so excited and started dancing and singing along, and it just really was exactly what I wanted the night to be,’ remembers Olga.
Their dreamy, unforgettable wedding that they happily shared with their family and friends is a memory they will both love and cherish for years to come. The bride remembers, ‘It wasn’t that long ago, but I can still picture the whole scene so vividly, and I hope that never changes.’ “ - Real Weddings Magazine
Thank you to Olga + Michael for including us in your special day in such a magical place, and thank you to Real Weddings Magazine for sharing all of the details of their day. See more in the full online feature HERE or pickup a copy of the magazine on stands now!