Emerald Bay Elopement | Andrew & Erin

“All of our gratitude and love to our family and friends who have supported, nurtured, and cheered us on. We felt your love and presence the entire magical weekend we had in Tahoe.”- Andrew + Erin

Andrew and Erin’s ceremony was so beautiful to witness and document. Their compatibility and loving energy was so strong, it felt like I could reach out and touch it.

I’m beyond honored to have documented a little portion of Andrew and Erin’s grand life. Enjoy a peak of their intimate elopement in Lake Tahoe, CA.

getting ready moments

the details

first look

Favorite moments from the wedding include:

  • “The beautiful, beautiful vows”

  • “The sunshine, epic backdrop”

  • “Erin seeing me, seeing her, for the first time”

  • “Feeling the adrenaline and excitement of actually writing the vows to paper (we both felt this a lot!!!).

  • “Seeing our families coming together and the sheer joy on their faces (and crying :-) )”

  • “That we totally just bootlegged the site and made. it. happen.”

the ceremony

Future goals involve: traveling the world together, having a loving and nurturing family, supporting each other as they evolve to come better versions of themselves, and both Andrew and Erin would like to still be able to jog to their favorite brewery when they’re 70 years old :)

after ceremony celebration and hugs

“We're back to the real world for a bit here, but starting in June 1st we're hopping over to the British Virgin Islands and sailing with some friends! We've never done this before and we look forward to a wild, ocean adventure. THEN!!!! We've bought a little camper van and will be traveling the entire United States (and a bit of Canada!) for over 6 months... we are doing the just married van life!”

Tips for brides planning an intimate elopement: “Spend money to have your hair and makeup done, but keep the wedding small! Find your own location that you both love, make that for you.”

A few fun facts about Andrew and Erin:

  • “We were just friends for a few years before our relationship blossomed... we got to know each other through a "running club" that priorities good beer and good runs equally.”

  • “We dressed in wedding attire the day after and skied down the slopes of Heavenly! This may seem a bit different, but in other years, we've dressed in Pickle Costumes (really) and skied down Heavenly!”

  • “When they were just friends, Erin was watching Andrew's dog, Willow. While in his house, sleeping in his bed, Erin had made a list of all the things she needed and wanted out of a good partner. A year later, Erin found her dairy and realized that Andrew had checked off all the items she had written down. (Andrew note: I love this story, I feel so honored :-) ).”

Wedding Details

Dress: Daughters of Simone

Hair + Makeup: Salon Be

Dessert: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes (best cake they’ve ever had)

Special thanks to South Lake Brewing “for being so kind about us just showing up after our wedding and having a mini reception there”

Flowers: Enchanted Florist

Dinner: Evan’s American Gourmet