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Shelton-Gerosa

Shelton-Gerosa / Shawn-Paul Luchin photo

Kirsty Shelton of Napa, daughter of Colin and Selma Shelton of Yountville, and Phil Gerosa, son of Joe and Marlene Gerosa of Napa, celebrated their marriage on May 25, 2013, at Sierra City, Calif.

The couple stood on the shore of Sardine Lake, flanked by tall pines and in front of a snow-topped cliff, and professed their love through a myriad cultural ceremonies, from Native American to Scottish and Irish. The bride was given away by her father, Colin Shelton.

After the ceremony, guests rode rented boats around the mirrored glass of the lake and enjoyed dinner at the Sardine Lake Lodge, before dancing under a full moon into the wee hours of morning.

Their wedding was a three-day celebration, including boating, fishing, hiking and barbecuing with friends and family. The couple is planning a honeymoon for the fall to Croatia, while visiting their families in England and Italy.

They graduated from local rival high schools in 1993, but never knew each other. Phil and Kirsty met when he opened the door for her at Laundroworld on Main Street.

Kirsty earned her master of engineering degree from Massey University in New Zealand in 2001. She works as a land-use planner for Napa County and is active in sustainability efforts and in the community.

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Phil earned his general contractor license in 2001 and works for Gerosa Construction based out of Yountville, focusing on metal fabrication, specialty concrete work and high-end remodeling. Phil volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and has built homes locally and internationally in Mexico, Ethiopia and Guatemala.

The couple will live in Yountville.

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