The first time that Tim met Malissa he had just recently taken a job at Hume Christian Camp in the Sequoia National Forest where she worked as a school teacher. He heard her singing a Taylor Swift song while walking down the hall of the local school and it was love at first sight. What better place to tie the knot than where they fell in love hiking, fishing, and adventuring. Her mother created the natural floral designs for their rustic day, and details of moss, ferns, forest creatures, and glass cloches created a fairytale ambiance perfect for the location nestled between the lake and mountains. We’re a little obsessed with their woodland cake! Carly Short Photography captured the day beautifully and we’re so excited to share it with you!
From the Photographer:
After they met, the two spent many days hiking their favorite trail, watching the sun set over Lake Hume, and sitting by the local streams where Malissa read and Tim fished. Tim proposed on Dec. 1st on a bridge overlooking Lake Hume as the snow softly fell around them. Surrounded by so much natural beauty their love story is one meant for a story book.
Malissa knew right away that the “Natural” theme was the only way to go since they were after all, up in the mountains. Her mother is a florist and went to work creating the perfect centerpieces, bouquets and cake toppers. This was her time to let all of her creative tendencies to shine and all the guests were blown away by the attention to every last detail. The night ended when Tim and Malissa drove off in their historic car into the mountains.
Photographer: Carly Short Photography / Venue: Hume Lake Christian Camp / Flowers: Karylina England (owner/designer at Chocolates & Posies) / Dress Top: Elandra Lace Wedding Top from Etsy shop Leanimal / Hair: Cadey Fenn, independent stylist / Bride’s Shoes: Nordstrom, Steve Madden flats / Bridesmaid Dresses: forherandforhim.com, Multi-wear Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress, Dusty Coral / Groom outfit: J.C. Penny, JF J. Ferrar / Groom shoes: Macy’s, Stacey Adams / Photo booth photographer: Nathan Pearsey / Cake: Sarah Dixon, independent baker; Karylina England, designer at Chocolates & Posies