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Darling-Berke-Smith wedding

It is with great pride and pleasure that Mr. Bruce Darling and Mr. and Mrs. William Athow announce the marriage of their son, Luke Alan Darling, to Ishtar Diana Berke-Smith on April 29. The two were united in holy matrimony during an intimate ceremony on the shores of LaniKai Beach in Kailua, Oahu. The bride’s gown was of white satin with empire waist and a bodice of silk in seafoam green. She stepped onto the sand to meet her groom, carrying a bouquet of pink star lilies and plumeria with stems wrapped in native palm. The bride and groom, who honeymooned at the Kahala Resort Hotel, were joined by the groom’s cousin, Andreas Zappacosta, and the bride’s lifelong friend, Sarah Mikus. Following the ceremony, the party dined together in LaniKai.

The bride is the daughter of Walter Smith of Enterprise, Ore., and Jasmine Berke and Scott Roseman of Santa Cruz. She Is a 2002 graduate of Soquel High School and a recent student at Hawaii Pacific University in Oahu, where she majored in visual communications. She will complete her bachelor’s degree on the mainland. The groom is the son of Bruce Darling of Santa Cruz and Kathy and Bill Athow of Grass Valley. He is a 2004 graduate of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations. He is the director of Patron Services for the Carmel Bach Festival.

The couple will reside in Carmel-by-the-Sea throughout the summer, establishing their permanent home in Santa Cruz this fall.

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