Real Wedding | Erin + Alexander

Fresh, fun and flirty! That’s how I would describe Erin and Alexander’s Lake Tahoe wedding. At the reception, unique details like their San Francisco Giants themed cake and monogrammed corn hole game created a festive atmosphere for guests to let loose and celebrate. But my favorite elements of this lakeside wedding are the charming bridesmaids’ dresses (different than any I’ve seen) and Erin’s gorgeous gown. A dramatic necklace and lovely veil were the perfect compliments to her Rosa Clara dress. Truly beautiful!

Erin + Alexander | July 15, 2011 | Lake Tahoe, California

The ceremony

We knew we wanted a wedding in Lake Tahoe because we both love to ski and love the out doors. We got really lucky to have a sunny and warm lake side wedding at the Ehrman Mansion (it had snowed only two weeks earlier). We had a very relaxing ceremony with lemonade and champagne served as the guest were seated. The most important part of the ceremony for us was having our parents perform the blessing of the rings.  We wanted to bring some catholic traditions into our wedding so we had a dear family friend marry us who used to be a priest. Instead of unity candles, we used sand from the beach by our San Francisco home because we couldn’t use open flames and the bride walked down the aisle to Ava Maria.

The reception

The reception was just up the hill from the Lake at the Ehrman Mansion. To keep with our festive Mexican theme we served burritos, fajitas, and mexican hot chocolate. We got lucky with a full moon that was mirrored off the lake as we danced the night away.

How Erin found her dream wedding dress

I was on a mission to find a beach style dress that flattered my large bust and apple shape. I found that with this gorgeous Rosa Clara gown. The craftsmanship and structure of this dress nipped and tucked in all the right places and gave my short torso the nice lean look I needed.

How Erin felt in her wedding dress

Stunning, Classic, and Comfortable

Why Erin decided to sell her wedding dress

I know the feeling of trying on a million strapless dresses and they all were so unflattering for someone with a large bust. I would be happy if this dress made another large bust bride feel just as amazing as I did.

Erin’s wedding dress: Rosa Clara, Marcela

Photography: Tara Sierra Photography