Greta Gard, of Juneau, and Michael Eadington, of Crystal Bay, Lake Tahoe, were married May 23, 2009, on the Big Island of Hawaii, on the beach of a freshwater lagoon, at Kiholo Bay. The couple combined their names, becoming the Gard-Eadingtons. Their reception luau was held south of the ceremony in Kona, at a sacred old Hawaiian village, on the point of the King Kamehameha Hotel.
All music was Hawaiian, played and danced by special local friends. Another reception was held at the couples' home in Nevada in June, accompanied by a Celtic rock band.
The bride is the daughter of Dick and Sylvia Gard. A graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, she is a high school art and English teacher and a fine art photographer. She holds two honors bachelor's degrees from the University of Nevada Reno, a Master of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and she just completed a secondary teaching credential with multiple endorsements through Sierra Nevada College.
The groom is the son of Bill and Margaret Eadington. He was trained in photography at the University of Nevada Reno and the San Francisco Academy of Art. He owns and runs Great Basin Color and Conservation, a digital imaging business, and High Mountain Imagery, a gallery that specializes in its owner's fine art landscape photography.
A local wedding reception will be held July 11 at the Gard's home in Juneau. All friends of the bride, groom and her family are invited to attend. The couple currently make their home on Mount Rose, between Lake Tahoe and Reno. They plan to live in Hawaii and Juneau as well in the future.