Name an extreme sport -- kiteboarding, skiing, snowboarding -- and chances are April and Kerisimasi have tried it together. The couple, both resident physicians living in Berkley, Michigan, met in 2006 at medical-school orientation in California. And though initially drawn to each other, they didn't kindle a romance until two and a half years later. "We became such good friends, we didn't want to risk losing that if it didn't work out," says April. Fortunately, they took the gamble, and Kerisimasi popped the question just eight months later atop a powdery Squaw Valley peak near April's hometown in Lake Tahoe, California.
Here, Kerisimasi and April, wearing leis of ti leaf and pikake (otherwise known as jasmine), shine radiant smiles on the 70 guests who came to wish them well.
Catering: Consuelo's Catering
Flowers: Paradise Flower Farms Inc.
Cupcakes: Cake Bakery
Music: Galen Gifford (DJ); Fred Lacar and Pema Ayers (ukulele)
Rentals: Island Rents
Photography: Lauren Ross and Nancy Cohn
Gown: Alix + Kelly
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Gypsy 05
Menswear: Marc Wallace, London (suit); Seven for All Mankind (shirt); and Banana Republic (groomsmen)
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