Please join us on the shores of Payette Lake as we celebrate our wedding at Shore Lodge on October 12.


Our Story

We were set up.

How often does that work? Our first date was at Juniper in Downtown Boise and there was a certain sparkle to the evening. A nice dinner, a few drinks and great conversation pointed toward possibilities ahead.

Kara was done with guys. Don was frustrated with girls.

But somehow this… this made sense.

With smart friends who encouraged them not to screw it up, and a sense of adventure - something pretty great developed. Trips to Miami and Italy and the Oregon Coast and of course McCall followed.

Plus, they both dumped over their lives, quit their jobs and moved to California together and lived in 1,000 square feet for ten months. If you can do that…

They’ve built a life together with their dogs Lola and Dora - filled with laughter, love, respect and the enduring sense of adventure.

On October 12th, 2019, they will stand in front of all of the most important people in their lives (plus Lola and Dora of course) and make it official.

We are excited for the day, and hope you will join us.

Photos by Gina Borud photography


All events at Shore Lodge - 501 Lake St., McCall, ID 83638


5:00 pm mdt

Lower Pavilion

Cocktail hour

5:30 pm MDT

Upper Pavilion


6:30 pm MDT

Upper Pavilion


BRIDE’s party

Katie Jackson Schwartz
Sarah Downs
Brittany Asher
Jamie Kinshella


Aletia Flaherty
Elissa Day
Shaun Flaherty
Abe Jackson