Hellman-Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park in Lake Tahoe will always be one of my favorite venues. I will never forget Mandy and Steve’s wedding because I have never experienced so much wind! There were boats washing ashore as we drove along the west shore to the venue. The ceremony usually takes place lakeside with the reception in the courtyard area of the main home. You will notice that neither of those two locations were used on their big day because the wind was so bad and it dropped the temperature down to what felt like about 20 degrees! They had to obtain last minute permits to relocate the ceremony to the upper level and the reception to the tennis courts area. What was so amazing was that no matter what Mother Nature threw at them, they continued to smile and enjoy their wedding day. Enjoy and make sure to take a peek at the mother – son dance. Best one I have ever photographed!