Casual Beach Wedding Ceremony

Guests sat on white lounge cushions strewn with Mexican serape blankets. Flower girls in locally made linen dresses tossed hot pink rose petals onto the white sand.

Katie's father, Joe Knoernschild, cofounder of Billabong USA, officiated. "He's a spiritual person, a teacher, and a very cool guy," says the groom. Chris and Katie (she in a Monique Lhuillier wedding dress) spoke from the heart. "I talked about all the highs and the lows of our relationship, including a breakup," she says. "We kept it very real."

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

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