It all started with a splash! Marc and Christina met at the Durham Pool in 2010 and spent 3 summers working together - Christina as a lifeguard and swim instructor, and Marc in the after school program. Their love heated up during those warm summers and eventually, they were inseparable. These two continued to bond over their shared passion for CrossFit. Marc is a trainer and yes, Christina takes his classes. They love to call themselves “swolemates” and that couldn’t be closer to the truth.
Marc proposed to Christina during a beautiful day in Upper Bidwell Park where he secretly tucked a new dog tag onto their pup, Obi’s collar. It read “Will you marry me?” and when Christina turned around, Marc was already on his knee. He didn't need to say anything else, and didn't really have a chance since Christina yelled "YES!" right away. When you know you know!
Shooting the photos for Christina and Marc’s wedding was a dream. The ceremony and reception appropriately took place at Canyon Oaks Country Club, with those same breathtaking views of picturesque Upper Bidwell Park. Vibrant foliage and pops of color used for the bouquets, boutineers and venue decor was the icing on the cake.
Christina’s bridesmaids stood by her side in beautiful shades of mint and Marc’s groomsmen in handsome slate suits with mint bow ties. Walking down the aisle, Christina looked indescribably stunning and there was not a dry eye as Marc saw his bride to be for the first time.
The celebration continued long into the night, with delicious food, donuts, Shubert’s ice cream and a group of joyous people excited to watch these two’s love story unfold. From first dance, to cutting the cake, it was clear that Chrstina and Marc were taking in and enjoying every new minute together as husband and wife. I feel so lucky to have met and been chosen to photograph the wedding of these two amazing people, who are truly made for one another. Cheers to the Mr. & Mrs. Macaluso!
Photographer: AVH Photography
Venue: Canyon Oaks Country Club
Cater: Canyon Oaks Country Club
Day of coordinator: Stephanie Le'Claire
Welcome Signage: Chalk Gypsy
Hair: Jessica Maybee - The Cutting Room
Makeup: Jen Nerren - Nurture Skin and Body
Dress: Rebecca Ingram
Bridal Boutique: Always Elegant Bridal
Jewelry: Olive and Piper
Bridesmaid dresses: Sorella Vita - Essence of Australia (Sea Mint, Sage, and Evergreen)
Groomsmen: Men's' Wearhouse rentals
Father of the bride: Formal Education
Rings: Julianne's Jewelry - Alli Babb
Florist: Cambray Rose Florist
DJ / Band: The Wedding DJ - Jackson
Cake: Lovely Layers Cakery
Icecream: Shuberts Ice Cream
Donuts The Donut Nook
Photobooth: Snapshots Photo Booth