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Jennifer and Scott Kingston

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Love opens us up to the universe with all its passion, excitement and vulnerability. When Jennifer Kupka Kingston and Scott Kingston allowed her best friend, Sadie Darsie, to arrange their blind date in 2013, the couple quickly opened their hearts as well. “Our first date went from only being drinks but moved on to dinner, more drinks, and dancing,” Jennifer smiles. “The rest is history.”

Jennifer is a Lodi native; after graduating from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California, with a degree in history and a minor in nutrition in 2011, she went on to pursue holistic medicine, Ayurveda and yoga. She moved back to the area in 2012 and began to work in the family business at the Lodi Airport Cafe, running the catering and dinners. Scott and Jennifer relocated from Sacramento to Lodi in October 2016 with their four dogs and two cats. In 2016, Jennifer opened Flow + Function Yoga | Barre | Wellness.

Scott Kingston grew up in Sacramento, attended Sacramento Country Day School and graduated from UC Davis, and works for Turton Commercial Real Estate in Sacramento. In his spare time, he races road bikes, plays with their family menagerie and loves sharing a glass of wine or two with Jennifer.

Scott’s proposal included the elements of romance and surprise, a perfect combination. “We took a trip to Maui in April 2016 and Scott proposed on the beach there,” reminisces Jennifer. “I could tell something was up because he was very anxious to get to the beach and after 11 hours of travel and not eating, all I wanted to was to get some fresh poke. I’m glad he made me go to the beach!”

The blissful couple tied the knot June 10, 2017. Jennifer’s best friend, Sadie Darsie, served as Maid of Honor; bridesmaids were Kelsey Ellis, Leslie Gerard, Lauren Katzakian and Jessica Burns. Standing with Scott as Best Man was John Lockwood; groomsmen were Zac Ellis, Aaron Marchand, Chris Espy and Steve Showler.

Jennifer and Scott created a feeling of intimacy with whimsical flowers, floating tea lights, a live cellist and violinist, and a lot of greenery. “Everything was very natural and the staff at Oak Farm Vineyards was phenomenal, from passing out champagne at the ceremony to making sure every detail was covered,” Jennifer notes.

The couple spent ten days honeymooning in Hawaii. “Maui was on our list because it was where we were engaged, and Kauai is just a laid-back place where we could relax,” they share. “We both have demanding jobs so somewhere we could really just veg out was
much needed!”

Photography
Dee Yates Studios: Dee Yates, David McGladdery & Stephanie Briggs-Wilkie

Bridal Gown
Joan Gilbert Bride

Bridesmaids Gowns
Bella Bridesmaid

Hair Styling
Rachelle Kroll, Stained Hair and Nail Salon

Videography

Stillwater Cinematography

Florist
Annie Zunino, AZ Floral Design

DJ
Elite Entertainment

Violinist
Amy Lindsey

Caterer
Angelina’s Spaghetti House

Cake
Kim Duke

Venue
Oak Farm Vineyards

Invitation and Stationer
Minted

Jeweler
Patina Estate Jewelry
David Yurman