Photo: Annie Robillard/Annie X Photographie
"We wanted our wedding to be 'Gatsby meets Tahoe,'" says Christina. She and Will met at the birthday party of a mutual friend and decided to host their wedding at Will's family home on Lake Tahoe. "We spend a lot of free time there, so it's become a special place for us as a couple," says Christina. "We couldn't think of a more beautiful or meaningful place for our wedding."
Christina wore an Anne Barge gown and an Oscar de la Renta necklace, both from Marina Morrison Bridal, and carried a bouquet of white roses. Her bridesmaids wore blue dresses by Two Birds and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and hypericum berries. Will sported a custom-made tux.
The ceremony was held in a wooded area near the house, and afterward, the wedding party took a lake cruise on a friend's boat.
The reception was held under a clear-top tent on the property's lawn. Tables were set with silver-rimmed china from Classic Party Rentals and adorned with arrangements of hydrangeas and roses by Stems by Diana.
The couple's 230 guests enjoyed a three-course family-style Italian meal that included pici pasta with wild mushrooms, pine nuts, and truffle oil, as well as pan-roasted chicken with oven-dried tomatoes and shallots. Dessert consisted of slices of tiramisu wedding cake. All of the food was provided by D'lish Catering.
Photos: Annie Robillard/Annie X Photographie
During dinner, the groom, the bride's father, the best man, and the maid of honor gave memorable toasts. "They were all wonderfully witty and heartfelt," says Christina. The couple's first dance was to "Caravan" by Van Morrison. "Will and I have sung the song many times during drives to and from Tahoe," says the bride. Live music was provided by the Robert Vickers Orchestra, who played Motown and classic rock throughout the night.
Photographer: Annie Robillard/Annie X Photographie || Bride's Gown: Anne Barge from Marina Morrison Bridal || Bride's Necklace: Oscar de la Renta from Marina Morrison Bridal || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Two Birds || Programs: Paper Source || China: Classic Party Rentals || Floral Design: Stems by Diana || Catering: D'lish Catering || Reception Music: Robert Vickers Orchestra