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Kevin Dowell & Tony Ring

August 4, 2012 | Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Lake Tahoe

“When I’d just met Kevin, I realized he was everything I was looking for,” says Ring (right). The pair wore Kenneth Cole suits with handmade ties.

The bands were promise rings bought on a trip to Peru.

The cake by Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet sat atop a wooden stand that Ring had engraved.

The grooms’ mothers look on as their sons say “I do.”

Just like the grooms, Ring’s dog, Mickey, wore his own custom-made tie.

The grooms designed the invitations for their 100-plus guests.

The Couple
In 2010, Ring won a trip to England on The Price Is Right, a getaway he extended to include a stay in Scotland with Dowell, where he proposed to his love atop a volcano.

The Venue
“When I saw the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, my heart exploded,” Ring remembers. “I wanted the wedding to be next to the lake, and the fact that we could have the reception only 100 feet away was great.”

The Details
Magic happens. Dowell and Ring’s vows featured readings from Harry Potter and Jack Johnson’s song “Better Together.” 

The Party
Though they spent a lot of time on the day’s details with the help of wedding planner Felicia Gantar of Felicia Events, “More than the food or the cake, the best part was being around the people we love,” Ring gushed.