In keeping with today’s unofficial theme of lakeside celebrations, this next rustic wedding is one you won’t forget. Photographed by Joel Serrato, filmed by Elysium and planned to the nines by Laurie Arons, it’s a day set on California’s Lake Combie which just so happens to be the spot this couple shared their first kiss years earlier. We’re tipping our hats to A Day In May, Valley Flora, TEAM, La Tavola, Curlicue Designs and all the vendors who made it happen, and heading straight to The Vault.
From Laurie Arons Special Events… Water is an essential element for Kristina and Devin. Both grew up around the water (he spending a lot of time in his mothers home state of Hawaii and she at her family’s summer lake house in Northern California) and each later became talented water polo players.
So it was only natural that the couple chose Kristina’s family home on Lake Combie in Auburn, California because they wanted a fun and relaxed lake front wedding. It was also the spot where they first kissed years ago as teenagers.
When it came time to say I Do, the bride and groom were married on a reclaimed wood platform surrounded by lush white and green florals. The clear blue lake served as the backdrop for their vows.
At the reception, guests dined under the stars and string lights in the family’s backyard. A mix of wood farm tables with runners and fully draped tables with wedgewood blue linens were set with gold china and flatware, and fresh natural centerpieces. Kristina and Devin cleverly named the table after bodies of water with special meaning to them.
DJ Chris Clouse kicked off dancing in front of a custom “wood wall”, assembled and cut like a beautiful stack of firewood. The Perfect Endings wedding cake with its birch bark look completed the rustic reception.
Photography: Joel Serrato Films + Photographs | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Event Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events | Floral Design: Valley Flora | Wedding Dress: Rita Vinieris | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: A DAY IN MAY DESIGN | Catering: Jackson Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs Calligraphy | Lighting: Illusions Lighting | DJ: Chris Clouse | Ceremony Music: Synchronicity Strings | Venue: At Home | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Sound: Delicate Productions | Tailor + Steamer: Heidi Johnson