South Lake couple wed at Tahoe Keys
Brooke Shively and Justin Bartimioli exchanged wedding vows July 13 at a Tahoe Keys residence on the water. The double-ring 7:30 p.m. tropical-theme ceremony was performed by Pastor Terry Edwards and witnessed by 125 family members and friends.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Shelly Shively and the bridegroom’s parents are Kenny and Stephanie Bartimioli, all of South Lake Tahoe.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white satin, off-the-shoulder, A-line gown with white feathers on the bottom half of the skirt. She wore a red tropical flower in her hair and carried a single, long-stemmed red tropical flower.
Maid of honor was the bride’s cousin, Brittany Kilpatrick of Fair Oaks, Calif., and bridesmaid was Andrea of Froyum of South Lake Tahoe. Each attendant wore a fushia, tank-style, knee-length dress and carried a single long-stemmed light pink tropical ginger flower.
Groomsmen were the bridegroom’s brothers, Chris Bartimioli and Paul Bartimioli, and the bride’s brothers, Aaron Shively and Matt Shively, all of South Lake Tahoe.
The feather girl was the bridegroom’s cousin, Hope Bartimioli, who tossed white feathers instead of flowers. The torch bearer, Micah Herman, carried a tiki torch and lit the tiki torches at the altar, and treasure bearers were the bride’s twin cousins, Steven and Douglas Fenyes, who carried a chest that held the wedding rings.
Following the ceremony the bride’s parents hosted a sunset reception which carried out the tropical theme. The invitations were a message in a bottle and had a map designed to look like a treasure map giving directions to the wedding and reception site.
Upon their return from a wedding trip to Mendocino, Calif., the couple established their home at South Lake Tahoe.
The bride graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1999, and is employed by Starbucks as a barista. She is a member of Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship.
The bridegroom was homeschooled at South Lake Tahoe and in 1999 received an associate of arts degree in marketing and management from Lake Tahoe Community College. He is a self-employed Web designer and technical assistant. He also is a member of Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship.
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