Romantic Vintage Soirée in Lake Tahoe: Featured on Borrowed & Blue/Carats & Cake/

If the phrase “Asset Management Conference” doesn’t immediately make your heart skip a beat, Christine Ong Kashkari and Neel Kashkari’s story might just leave you feeling otherwise. After all, that’s where this twosome met in the summer of 2012, and after a year of bi-coastal dating, they were engaged and living together in California. But where would they tie the knot? “We loved the idea of getting married at a California state park,” the bride says. “California has been home to my husband for over a decade, and he’s had a cabin he loves up in the mountains of Tahoe for over a decade.”

The question quickly became, “How do we transform one of the nations most beautiful parks to become a wedding venue?” The answer was by not doing much! With a sprawling lawn, distant mountains, and picturesque Lake Tahoe all on the grounds, Hellman Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point Park in California put this bride and groom way ahead of the game when it came to breathtaking wedding décor. “We wanted to work with the natural beauty of the place,” Christine explains. “We didn’t want to transform it, but just to enhance it” And so, on August 15, 2015, with planner Scott Corridan there to create a space that was somehow both effortless and awe-inspiring all at once, Christine and Neel became husband and wife. Lucky for us, Melina Wallisch Photography was there to capture it all.

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 photographer: melina wallisch photography // wedding planner: forget me knot events // getting ready venue: aston lakeland village // ceremony and reception venue: edgewood // string quartet: the string beings // florist: thrans // dj: lake dj //  videographer: video quest productions // hair and makeup: salon bella vita // transportation: discover lake tahoe

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