Tish and Kevin’s Sugar Pine Point wedding is a wonderful example of a small destination Lake Tahoe wedding. She is a lawyer from the UK who passed the bar and now practices law in California. He’s a regular guy from the midwest who flies an F/A-18 Super Hornet in the United States Air Force. They met while living abroad in Japan, exploring hot springs and snowboarding in Nozawaonsen.

Although they planned their day from a great distance, they did a wonderful job putting their Lake Tahoe wedding together! When the day finally arrived, close family and friends joined them from far-off places like London and Chicago. A close friend officiated a small ceremony by the water at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. Cocktail hour followed next to the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. After drinks and cake-cutting, the gang headed to Graham’s Restaurant in Squaw Valley.

Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point Weddings

If you are planning a wedding at Sugar Pine Point State Park, it is helpful to know ab0ut the “bridal suite” cabin. I love the rustic mountain feel of this cabin, and it was fun documenting Tish’s family and friends hanging out before the ceremony. Across the lawn, Kevin’s smiling teary-eyed mom pinned his boutonniere to his jacket lapel. This was one of my favorite moments of the day. I also loved the photos we made on the pier. This was the first time I have seen a sailboat moored next to the pier, but it made was a perfect addition to their photos. If you are planning a wedding at Hellman-Ehrman mansion, you are in for a treat. Compared to other Lake Tahoe wedding venues, this historic venue has a very different feel. The granite lodge (originally known as “Pine Lodge”) stands proudly on the hill. If you pause for a moment, you can imagine families swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking on the property at the turn of the last century. There aren’t any other homes or properties in sight. And as for views,  Lake Tahoe is front and center.

One of the main considerations for a Sugar Pine Point wedding is the logistics for food and drink. An experienced Lake Tahoe catering company will have generators capable of meeting their needs. On that note, working with a good Lake Tahoe wedding planner is a good idea as well. They will take charge and handle these types of logistics, along with many other details you may not even think of.

More Outdoor Events like this Sugar Pine Point Wedding

Are you planning an outdoor wedding in Lake Tahoe? Check out this Sand Harbor wedding for more photos from a wedding next to Lake Tahoe. If you are an outdoorsy couple that adventures together, swing over to see photos from a Tuolumne Meadows elopement in Yosemite National Park!

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