Canyon Oaks Country Club Wedding With Shades of Mint & Slate

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! 

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Vendors:

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