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From the Publisher, I am thrilled and honored to share with you our most beautiful issue ever, the 15th Anniversary Edition of Ceremony Magazine. Packed with 75 stunning Real Weddings of Distinction and 35 jaw-dropping photo shoots, I am constantly humbled by the top-notch wedding vendors and venues that entrust our staff and our little piece of artwork to showcase their great passion for weddings. If you are fortunate as we are to work with any of these fine vendors, you can rest assured knowing that your wedding will be one that you and your guests will never forget. As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration — the .

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16 fashion & photography

30 planning & production

54 venues & destinations

116 catering & cakes

134 flowers & dĂŠcor

188 weddings of distinction

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weddings of distinction melissa & james

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shayla & michael

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keye & lawrence

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kimberly & lance

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jessica & evan

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cara & christiaan

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stephanie & kota

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lauren & nick

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alpana & sunny

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joey & enzo

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emily & sung

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jaimee & adam

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veronica & edgar

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krissi & ryan

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kate & isaac

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jessica & dan

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jackie & adam

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samantha & garrett

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wenjing & sheraton

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melissa & brandon

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tori & noah

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mckenzie & matthew

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elizabeth & taylor

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alyssa & jd

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chauncy & daniel

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annie & jian

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linda & justin

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luisana & jeremy

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tiffany & morgan

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roxanna & matt

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danielle & michael

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paige & justin

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whitney & farbod

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jennifer & tyler

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pauline & gregory

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lauren & glen

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asha & jason

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adria & sean

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la jolla

yasi & carlo beverly hills

lauren & dylan

anaheim

nancee & michael westlake village

kate & max

rancho santa fe

kaajal & tarang

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coronado

evette & matt

temecula

maria & edgar

buena park

sima & shar

newport coast

monique & ryan bahareh & arsham michelle & scott natalie & david

temecula

antonette & john niki & amir dana point

cerise & jackie

los angeles

beverly hills

mandeep & sanjay pleasanton

jen & nick

san francisco

marianne & kevin los angeles

allyson & kyle san clemente

palos verdes estates

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andrea & brett

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ania & david

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redwood city

sophia & jeffrey

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los angeles

samantha & alee calabasas

cassidy & nima yorba linda

seema & peter

huntington beach

ali & andrew san clemente

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huntington beach

priyanka & krish

avalon

julia & nikil

malibu

sarah & phillip

carmel

jazmin & josh

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rei-ling & dave

laguna beach

solana beach

san clemente

robin & lars del mar

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mozhgan & jacob

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san francisco

hollywood

lauren & brian

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nashville

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carnelian bay

temecula

heather & trent

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carlsbad

coto de caza

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la quinta

san juan capistrano

santa monica

rancho santa fe

rancho santa fe mission viejo dana point

rancho palos verdes westlake village

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melissa & blake

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sara & joel

san diego

santa ana

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long beach

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san clemente temecula

san juan capistrano

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pasadena

newport coast

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temecula

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santa barbara

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long beach

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la quinta

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yorba linda

huntington beach fullerton

escondido

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aliso viejo silverado

san juan capistrano

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huntington beach guatemala rutherford

pleasanton

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las vegas

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temecula

san francisco

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Strotz Photography Fashion Week Superstar Photographing New York Bridal Fashion week for Ceremony Magazine has proved to be one of the most rewarding weeks of hard work I experience each year. It’s an intensive week of photography packed not only with fashion shows, but also meeting some of the incredibly talented designers backstage or one on one in private showroom presentations. The overall excitement and energy during the week is non-stop, just like the big, beautiful city of New York itself. strotzphotography.com 775.831.8898

What is it like being at New York Bridal Fashion Week?

How do you capture a fashion show?

Since I was a young girl, I’ve been obsessed with fashion, particularly with the designs

As a photographer, you really only get one chance to get each of the gowns presented at

of the flowing and feminine shapes of evening and bridal gowns. New York Bridal

the best possible moment. Ideally, your capture is made when the model is in the perfect

Fashion Week overflows with industry giants like Galia Lahav, Berta, Reem Acra, Ines

light, at the perfect angle for her figure and the form of the dress, and with any luck you’ll

Di Santo and Morilee, and having the opportunity to meet many of the designers behind

get a beautiful look or expression. Arriving early and getting the right vantage point to

the scenes and hear personally about the inspirations for their collections makes it

photograph each show can make or break your resulting images. Your photographic

easy to be enthusiastic about capturing their creations in photographs. These talented

equipment must be ready to go at a moment’s notice for the start of each show, and the

souls all work tirelessly toward the goal of making each of their brides feel that on their

camera settings must always be dialed in prior to the show for perfect results from the

wedding day they are the most beautiful woman in the world. Designers know that the

first model to the last.

right dress allows their brides to feel beautifully confident and very much like royalty on their wedding day.

For me, the excitement prior to each fashion show is the equivalent of waiting for the curtain to open on a much-anticipated Broadway production. The big difference is that

I have gained a great deal of respect for not only the designers I’ve met during

the NYBFW runway show only happens once! Being the first to witness a top designer’s

NYBFW, but also for their incredible teams who all stand behind the singular goal of

new collection is a completely exhilarating. You know it’s going to be great, but in most

delivering princess-worthy gowns to their clients. The effort that is put into one brand

cases, your expectations are exceeded. New York Bridal Fashion Week is definitely an

is extraordinary and goes way beyond the actual design work. There is considerable

important part of my year, and I look forward to photographing future bridal fashion

time and effort put into the design of the dresses, but we might take for granted the

weeks for years to come. ’Til next year…

detailed work in choosing fabrics and custom materials for the gowns, as well as the physical creation of the gown on fit models or mannequins to final production. Whether the dresses are one-of-a-kind pieces or in a ready-to-wear line, the time involved is

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Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers Engagement Session Extraordinaire Brianna is the girl who has dreamt of her wedding day since she was 10 years old — maybe even younger. She remembers countless occasions sitting on the floor in her best friend’s room drawing their wedding dresses and talking about their future husbands. She loves what she does. Brianna is living her dream career and every moment of it makes her feel fulfilled. She knows she is truly fortunate in that respect. Brianna really enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and building friendships with them all if she can.. Her business is built around her hopes, dreams, and loves of her life. Brianna's mother and sister both work with her along with some of her very dear friends, and she is so proud of that! She is a daughter, sister, aunt, girlfriend, and friend - and she loves each of those roles even more than she could love her career. Brianna just happens to be fortunate enough that she can combine them all together. briannacaster.com 714.658.1124

What's your favorite part about shooting engagement sessions?

What should they wear?

My favorite part of photographing engagement sessions is getting to know my couples

I always suggest that you wear what makes you feel your absolute best! How do you feel

and seeing how they interact with each other as well as with me. We spend time getting

your sexiest? Whether it's in a flowing gown, a cute skirt with boots, or your favorite pair

to know each other, laughing, and the entire session is relaxed and easy! There is no

of jeans - find something to wear that makes you feel confident and attractive to your

timeline pressure like we have on the wedding day, so we get to go at our own pace and

partner. The only thing I ask you to avoid is mixing patterns as this can distract from the

become friends.

overall image. Find something for you each to wear that compliments the other, without

What should couples do to prepare for their session?

being too matchy-matchy.

I encourage my couples to start with imagining a space in their home that they want

Should the couple bring anything?

to decorate with wall art from this session. I invite them to think about what they want

Bring an open mind and a good attitude! I welcome props if they are desired, but most

to be doing in that image above their fireplace. Are they snuggling? Are they running?

importantly just come prepared to have a good time. If you need a little liquid courage,

Laughing? Where are they? An open field? A coffee shop? A park? A rooftop? This helps

to help you relax - bring it! (Responsibly of course) Your only real job is to have fun - it's

them get inspired for their session and helps me come up with ideas for where their

my job to make you look good.

session should take place.

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What's your favorite part about capturing weddings?

How long does it take to turn around a fully completed video for couples?

Being able to be part of amazing stories is such an honor for us. We take so much

We take a ton of pride in how fast we turn around our work. We have been turning our

pride in re-telling every unique story from couples from all around the world. Knowing

final edits around within three to five weeks on average. At times, we have been able to

that we are part of this for the rest of their lives is something we would never take for

finalize our work within two to four weeks.

granted. How should couples prepare to be in front of the camera? Can you cover all the details and events leading up to the big day?

We never want our couples to feel that they have to be a certain way. We encourage

Absolutely! We have been blessed to travel coast to coast with our couples and capture

our couples to be real. To be who they are. We want every tear and every emotion to

these amazing love stories. We have been doing a ton of love story engagement shoots

be what they want it to be. In the end, it’s their story. We want our relationship with

and coverages on many wedding related events before and after the big day.

our couples to be like family and not as a vendor-client relationship. Be who you are and nothing more.

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Mood Photo & Video Capturing Every Detail Mike’s style is most appreciated by the bride that wants artwork; not just snapshots. It all begins with a well-planned, highfashion engagement shoot. Mike works with his clients to develop their custom style by using color swatches, mood boards and themes. The day of the wedding is well planned and his team knows when to lead the client and when to step back and capture once-in-a-lifetime moments. Whether the client is stiff or a natural with posing, Mike knows how to create an atmosphere that is fun and enjoyable so his clients feel relaxed and stay “in the moment” throughout the day. His company services all of Southern California and also specializes in destination weddings around the globe. moodpv.com 714.406.2151

How do you set up a great bridal shot? It starts with the photographer's understanding of the client's style. Does the bride want bright and airy, moody and dramatic, fashion-inspired style, natural candids, or a combination of all of them? The venue, styling of the details, weather, lighting, and details that accompany the event all play into the vision. We typically discuss this prior to the wedding; it's called a Mood Board Meeting. We create a style profile for the client, then discuss what the final product should look like. We also discuss what they don’t like by going through samples of our work to really understand their style. How do you help a bride or couple relax in front of the camera? An engagement or pre-wedding shoot is the best way to try and get to know our couples. That way when we show up the day of the event, they know what to expect from our team. It’s a friend showing up, not a stranger. We also give a lot of direction in creating the shot. We first decide on the location, then the lighting, then the posing. Clients feel confident in our shooting because we are very hands-on and talk constantly during the shoot.

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We also start the engagement shoot with a 10 minute tutorial on dos and don’ts. Teaching them when we say “-blank-” this is what we mean. We start the shoot taking traditional portraits of them together. Then, we show them the photos, and ask them to tell us what they see. If they bring out something they dislike, we address it in camera, then reshoot. Their confidence skyrockets because they see we have fixed the issue right

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on the spot. We do this for around 10-15 minutes, or until they continually say: ”OMG, I love it!" Then, we just do the shoot, play, and have fun. That way they are training us on what they like and dislike about themselves, and their anxiety goes way down because they have seen what we’ve got so far. The first 15 minutes are just throwaways. We use that time as training for all of us, then we play. On the wedding day, sometimes we will also play music they like while we shoot. We bring a small bluetooth Bose speaker. We will also clear out the room during specific shoots so the client doesn’t feel self-conscience in front of friends and family. This is really important. How do you suggest that couples prepare to be in front of the camera? The biggest part is managing their expectations about how the shoot is going to unfold. This is a product that most clients have never purchased. We spends hours educating our clients on the booking process, the planning process, the shooting process, the post-wedding process, and the fulfillment process. Our couples are not surprised by the engagement shoot or wedding day because we discuss in detail the process so they are prepared. We will discuss chemistry dynamics with each other, preferences they have in their portraits, stylistic preferences, ideas they bring to the table, etc. Typically, we learn more from what they don’t want during the planning stage.

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Grand Ideas Tips & Trends from Planners and Designers

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Be flexible! If the food is finished early and ready to come out, it’s alright to move speeches to after the food is served. Your guests will have no idea that the speeches were moved, but they will know if their food is cold.

Make sure your photo package includes an engagement session. It's very important for the photographer to get to know you and make you feel comfortable so they get the best and most natural pictures on your wedding day.

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first look Both ways work and are equally as special. But, couples who choose to do a first look are able to spend more time at their receptions enjoying the party!

Day-of pampering and grooming is no longer just for the bride. Many grooms are now making sure they take time on their wedding day for some beautification as well. Whether its a hair cut at a specialized salon or a mobile grooming truck providing whiskey tastings and shaves, this is a fabulous new trend!

design Trends come and go, but good taste and common sense always prevail. A glorious floral extravaganza on each table will be of little value if your family and guests can’t see you across the room, find it challenging to converse with one another, or worry about sending the table toppling over with one errant move.

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Grab a nice bottle of wine and buckle in for a ride! Believe it or not, you may find this one of your most challenging tasks. Draw or print out your table and chair setups and begin with post-its for easy adjustments.

There will always be new colors and trends. Choose a theme that best represents who you are as a couple; a theme that you can look back on 30 years later and still think to yourself: “Ah, that’s us.”

Go alone on the very first trip. This will give you a chance to see what you like before you bring others into the experience with you. The consultant can write down your favorites and you can return with your entourage when you are ready!

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Couples are using family-style service more now than ever. Dishes are served at the table and passed around as if eating a family meal. Don’t forget to design centerpieces with a smaller footprint so the food dishes have room on the table.

Smaller bridal parties are trending, even as small as just best man and maid/matron of

Shopping for your bridal gown is so special, and it is the most significant article of clothing you will ever wear! Your bridal gown sets the tone and emotion for your wedding. Pay attention to how you feel, and select what makes you feel beautiful, amazing and excited.

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Simple Little Details

white bridesmaid dresses Go for it! Having the glory of an all-white dress ensemble is very joie-de-ve-vre! The bride will always stand out, so don't worry about that! Keep the bridesmaid dresses simple and plain. Just make sure that there is some contrast in the bridesmaid and bride's dresses, in fabric, accessories, or even the shade of white!

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Do not skimp on enlisting the help of a professional to setup and breakdown. The wedding party and family should enjoy the day and leave the reception without having to breakdown, cleanup or pack their vehicles with branches, water-filled arrangements, or rented items.

Instead of doing a traditional sit down rehearsal dinner for VIPs only, consider doing a larger welcome reception for all or most guests. For about the same cost, you can skip the full-course dinner and opt for casual bites or appetizers to welcome your guests and set the tone for the weekend. This also takes a lot of pressure off the wedding day and leaves you feeling more relaxed and ready to party on your big day!

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Keep it simple! Minimize scheduled events that require getting people’s attention. One event should flow seamlessly onto the next without pulling people away from socializing.

Not only should your wedding food taste good, but it should also enhance the overall guest experience. Rent flatware and china instead of using the in-house options to start wowing your guests from the moment they sit down. Further emphasize the experience by offering unique proteins with eye-catching dish presentations. Amazáe Events

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the day after

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If you have a lot of out of town family attending your wedding and you are concerned that you might not get in enough socializing with them on your wedding day, having a day after brunch is a great way to have focused time with them. Just don’t make it to early!

Sunny beaches, dreamy landscapes, ancient castles, destination weddings can serve as an extraordinary backdrop to celebrate your union.

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trends

jewelry

Go with matte for sure! Sequins are so 2018! Matte looks clean, modern and sophisticated.

Plan out and pack all accessories for each event in advance!

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FOOD beverage Having a cocktail menu makes for a unique themed wedding as well as avoids purchasing a wide variety of liquor.

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formalwear

first look

floral design

First looks are not a must, but when you get all of your romantics out of the way before you tie the knot, you’re able to actually join your cocktail hour and visit with your guests without feeling like you’ve missed your entire party!

Go with your personal aesthetic; you don't have to be trendy. Try and be timeless since you want to look back on the photos years later and not question what you were thinking.

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More grooms are opting to have a custom suit or tuxedo made for the wedding instead of renting or buying off the rack. Amazáe Events

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donation

Say hello to the escort card

It's a beautiful gesture to donate your flowers and leftover cake! Make arrangements with nursing homes or rehabilitation centers for pick up after the wedding reception is over. A staff member from the facility of your choosing can pick up the arrangements once the reception is over.

tree! Build, buy or rent a themed tree to hang name tags from. This gives your guests an enchanting first

photography

impression.

If you have specific photos you want, especially with family members, don't be afraid to voice them to your photographer ahead of time.

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dress shopping

seating

details

Designer gowns do not use vanity sizing. Expect

Arrange a few extra seats at the ceremony because people do not naturally sit next to each other.

Couples can get so focused on the big pieces of planning that they often overlook opportunities to personalize their wedding day and make it their own.

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Focus on the smaller details to make your wedding unique and true to your personalities. From the styling of the napkin, to how you display your place cards, to specialty glassware and china, these smaller design components can really make an impact in your overall wedding design.

Go for an unplugged ceremony! Reassure guests that you’ll share the professional photos, and that they’ll have plenty of opportunities to get that Instagram-worthy snap later in the day.

Remember to bring gratuity for vendors who have gone above and beyond. Tosca Productions

destination wedding Cabo it's a short flight from Southern California and yet feels far away. Flights are inexpensive, pricing is competitive, and they have some amazing venues like the One and Only Palmilla with new venues opening up all the time.

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seating Create reserved seat cards for the first row or two at the ceremony when you make reception place cards. You always want to be sure the people walking down the aisle have a place to be seated after they finish walking down the aisle.

décor Use a raised platform to walk down the aisle and be seen by everyone. For your grand entrance, plan a pathway that leads directly to the dance floor without needing to weave through tables.

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special moment

décor

FOOD lighting

Factor in some alone time for yourselves just before the grand entrance. In the most highly orchestrated day of your life, a few minutes alone with just the two of you are extra special!

Build in two timing safety nets. 1: Getting everyone to the location. 2: After per-ceremony photos. This helps if anyone is late, and it allows everyone to catch their breath and not feel rushed before the most sacred part of the day.

Please, no pink up-lights! Spotlight, pint-spot, and accentuate the cake and centerpieces. Try using amber because it makes the space look warm and romantic.

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reserving rooms

first look

color palette

The first look was dreamed up by photographers to give them extra time for photos of the couple and family prior to the wedding. A seasoned photographer can adapt to any schedule. It’s about what’s most important to you. Traditional couples view walking down the aisle as one of the most special moments of their wedding. Other couples view their wedding as a big party and don’t want to miss a moment of their reception.

Pantone, the company that decides trending colors for textiles and prints, announced that the 2019 color of the year is living coral, a beautiful peachy orange color. Even with this decision, pastels will continue to dominate as well. They aren't going anywhere in 2019, especially the all-popular millennial pink! Pastels will just be paired with other fun colors depending on the season. For spring and summer weddings, you'll see hues of peach, pinks and soft blues. For fall and winter weddings, pastels will be paired with nudes, creams, and sage.

It's helpful to reserve room blocks. Friends and family appreciate the hotel recommendation and love the discount often associated with a room block. Keep your hotel blocks to one, maybe two. That way you’ll be sure to fill the block and not be subject to the attrition clause. Neon Carrot Events

schedule

beauty

You spend months planning

This year is all about candles! From lining the aisle to clusters at the foot of your sweetheart table, adding a romantic ambiance to your spaces will be a worthwhile expense.

enjoy a stress-free wedding day!

Please do not find a make up artist that only does make up for social media. They usually do not understand the concept of timing or natural lighting. Some tend to over do it and too much make up is worse than not enough.

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At Your Door Events

your wedding down to the last detail, and the last thing you want is for it to not be executed the way you envisioned it. Hire a day-of-coordinator to handle

lighting

linens

those smaller details so you can

toasts

Linens are often overlooked. Having a specialty linen can enhance the design of your dining tables and the overall space. Don't be afraid to bring in textures and patterns to create a unique look.

design Think about what your guests see first when they enter your event space. Make it special with that ’wow’ factor!

Do them before dinner. That way, you have everyone’s attention, and those giving the toasts get to enjoy their meal instead of fretting about their upcoming speech.

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Aquafuzion

Amazáe Events

Los Angeles

San Diego

Los Angeles

San Francisco Bay Area

Deborah James is the Owner, Event Visionary and Producer of Bella Vita Events. With nearly two decades of professional event planning, design and production experience validating the abilities of her boutique firm; Deborah has been accredited as one of the most respected event producers in the U.S. She possesses a ‘big picture’ perspective honed from years of success as a producer and performer in the music, television and film industries, in addition to her successful careers in bridal merchandising and catering management. She has a meticulous eye for detail and she’s renowned for her professional, gracious and eternally “happy heart” demeanor.

Susanne Duffy is originally from the UK and had an extensive background in international hotel management before establishing the company in 2000. Crown Weddings & Events offers full service wedding coordination and event design. Susanne feels blessed to work with great vendors and really wonderful clients to create amazing heart warming celebrations — she really has the best job ever!

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Crystal was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in the Bay Area. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. When she realized her love for planning events and passion for design, she took her business savvy and management skills to create Amazáe Special Events in 2005. Amazáe’s top priority is to fulfill the clients’ desires.

The mission of Bella Vita Events is simple: “Be a guest at your own event and have a stress free, fun and quality controlled experience that is delivered seamlessly on budget, every time.” Bella Vita Events, which means “beautiful life” events, is a full-service event planning and visionary design studio. Through vision boards, color selections, location architecture, culture, personal style and budget, they combine all the pieces of the puzzle, to make one complete event story line, that is individual to the client’s personality. Respecting that many of us have more vision, than budget, their trusted and developed strategic relationships with top quality vendors, is what makes Bella Vita Events so valuable.

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Crystal makes this happen by understanding clients’ event vision, learning about their values and personality, and designing an event that is one-of-a-kind. “Seeing clients smile because we’ve turned their vision to reality is the best part of my job,”expressed Crystal. “I am thrilled when clients can’t stop talking about the event we created together.” Crystal collaborates with her team and brings in top-notch event industry vendors to ensure that all events are flawless. When she is away from work, Crystal loves spending time with her two beautiful daughters and her husband, dances, and plans to visit all of the continents.

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Anaïs Event Planning & Design

Orange County

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Francisco Bay Area

Mikii refuses to believe that wedding planning should be an overwhelming experience. As your partner in planning, Neon Carrot Events will recruit the ideal team of vendors, provide you with expert advice, imaginative ideas and orchestrate the logistical details. You get to enjoy the fun aspects of planning your wedding, while avoiding the stress of the behind the scenes work.

Jenny is an experienced creator, logistical genius, time saver, gem finder, money manager, patience director and dream maker. She is a cofounder of At Your Door Events, a full service event company. Jenny is best known for her success as a wedding planner and event designer in Southern California.

Wendy opened Chic Productions in 2004 in both OC and Palm Springs. Things got so busy in the dessert, and Michelle joined the team in 2014. They are local destination wedding experts that have worked with Hollywood stars, sports figures, Fortune 100 CEO’s and some pretty amazing people along the way.

Amrit has been creating art in one form or another since age five (doodling instead of eating at the dinner table, much to her family’s dismay). With advanced degrees in Graphic Design and Business Management, She has been able to pair her organizational skills with an artistic background, love for travel, creativity and passion for design to develop unique solutions that are a perfect fit for her clients!

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Denise Lillie O’Neal is the Owner and Lead Event Stylist of Denise Lillie Engagements, which she founded in 2008. She is a professional full-time planner with over 20 years of government, corporate and wedding planning experience. The oldest of five children, Denise grew up in the midwest where she studied philosophy and political science at Michigan State University. Her event planning career began with campaign work and political organizing. She went on to work for United States Senator Carl Levin for seven years as a Community Affairs Specialist, where she was able to truly hone her diplomatic, logistic and production skills. Working in politics gave Denise the opportunity to impact people's lives in a meaningful and personal way, yet she still craved a more creative outlet and sought out opportunities in the wedding industry and fell in love with it!

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XOXO Weddings was established in 2013 and currently has eight lead coordinators. They're a group that loves love, and they can't wait to help their clients with their happily ever after.

Simple Little Details is a boutique event design and coordination company offering a wide range of services for any event. We feel honored to be a part of our customer’s special celebrations. We create unique events that highlight the distinct personalities, culture, traditions and sentiment of each client. From the moment you hire Simple Little Details we work with you to evolve a vision into reality that goes above and beyond your expectations. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re ready to bring it to life. We will stay focused on the “simple little details” after all, it’s the details that turn a special occasion into an unforgettable event that’s uniquely yours.

Melissa Rizk is married to her best friend and forever Laker date. She has three beautiful boys that push her on a daily basis. Melissa originally began her career in the hospitality business, and then transitioned into a corporate position creating launch events for seven years. After planning her own wedding, and having a trying experience with the wedding coordinator that came with the hotel package, she knew this was what she wanted to do forever! The Boutique Event Planning team loves what they do, and they know how important this day is for any of their clients.

Tosca Productions is San Francisco’s Premier Wedding Planning & Coordination company. Their extensive knowledge and expertise about the industry have been proven with over two decades of producing unique and personalized weddings. Tosca Clark, entrepreneur, innovator, and producer of Tosca Productions, has carved out a niche in the wedding and event industry, incorporating culture, tradition, and couples’ interests into each love story. “Love is my inspiration and weddings are my passion, ” shares Tosca. As a self-starter, Tosca worked as gown-fitter and consultant in a couture bridal salon, which led her to producing weddings as a full-time career. Her fun, calm, and professional demeanor has won Tosca Productions many industry awards, including “WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award” seven years in a row. Tosca is also renowned for authoring the industry’s best seller By Recommendation Only, 7th Edition and owning one of the Peninsula’s luxurious wedding salons. As a pioneer in the wedding industry, her expertise on the ins-and-outs of business has made her a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant.

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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point

With its waterfall lawns, stately ballrooms and even a Chinese pagoda, this hotel provides an array of beautiful backdrops.

Perched on a golden hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, Monarch Beach Resort is Orange County’s most luxurious coastal playground.

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines La Jolla

Terranea Rancho Palos Verdes

L'Auberge Del Mar

A historical craftsman property situated on La Jolla's coastline with panoramic views of world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, this is a setting unlike any other.

Perched on 102 acres of oceanfront, walk down the aisle inches from the Pacific and exchange vows with the horizon as your altar.

Ranked among the top resorts in the world by Condé Nast and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, L’Auberge Del Mar offers the perfect balance of beachy casual and upscale chic.

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Wynn | Las Vegas

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Wynn Las Vegas and Encore offer 260,000 square feet of beautiful and unique settings for any size meeting, convention or event. Their expert consultants, wedding planners, conference managers and catering staff are at your service to assist you in planning an event that is not only memorable, but unforgettable. wynnlasvegas.com

Marbella Country Club | San Juan Capistrano

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons | Anaheim

Marbella Country Club is an elegant, Mediterranean style, private clubhouse in San Juan Capistrano surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, large estates, lush greenery, and landscaping that overlooks our gorgeous waterfall with the Marbella crest.

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Rancho Las Lomas | Silverado

The Westin St. Francis | San Francisco

Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere.

Located in the heart of Union Square, this exceptional landmark hotel will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration that is both modern and timeless.

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Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach

Wiens Family Cellars Temecula

The MODERN Long Beach

Serving as the only luxury waterfront hotel in Newport Beach, the California coastal resort provides stunning waterfront views.

At Wiens Family Cellars, enjoy your ceremony surrounded by lush vineyards and the rich textures of a winery setting. Celebrate your Temecula wedding with unforgettable food and wine in a fully enclosed event pavilion, outdoor patio or intimate barrel room.

A modern chic loft space.

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Serra Plaza San Juan Capistrano

Newprt Dunes Newport Beach

Noor Pasadena

A grand Spanish Plaza.

Surrounded by the scenic upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and encompassing eight indoor and outdoor waterfront event spaces, Newport Dunes offers highly customizable settings for your big day.

NOOR is a function-dedicated property featuring a collection of elegant spaces designed specifically with transcendent celebrations in mind.

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Los Coyotes Country Club | Buena Park

Tustin Ranch Golf Club | Tustin

With 6,000 square feet of event space, both indoor and outdoor options available, and capacities of 50 to 350— Los Coyotes specialize in creating one-of-a-kind Weddings and Special Events that reflect your personal style and create memories to last a lifetime.

Expect the unexpected at Tustin Ranch Golf Club with a graceful palm-lined entrance, cascading waterfalls, lakes, and lush year-round greenery. countryclubreceptions.com

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The Abbey on Fifth Avenue | San Diego

[AV]Irvine | Irvine

Originally constructed as an Episcopal church, this elegant 1910 landmark is San Diego’s only remaining Classic Revival structure and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

[AV] Irvine, Orange County’s most exclusive venue… unlimited possibilities. avirvine.com

SeaCliff Country Club | Huntington Beach

The Colony House | Anaheim

Located only a few blocks from Huntington Beach’s sandy shores, SeaCliff Country Club provides the perfect destination for couples to start married life with a Sea Breeze.

Rustic event venue operated by 24 Carrots featuring versatile indoor and outdoor spaces influenced by Anaheim’s craftsman style architecture.

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coastal places + dreamy spaces Begin your forever together at The Waterfront Beach Resort. Take your vows in one of our romantic ocean view event spaces with the view of lapping waves and glowing sunset behind you. After your reception in one of our elegant coastal ballrooms or outdoor spaces, retreat to your dreamy suite and enjoy luxurious amenities as you celebrate your union. It’s an unrivaled wedding experience and it’s only at The Waterfront.

21100 Pacific Coast Highway • Huntington Beach, CA 92648 • 714.845.8000 • waterfrontresort.com

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Celebration Locations

Hornblower Cruises & Events | San Diego

Huntington Bay Club | Huntington Beach

Set sail to celebrate your special day on the water. From intimate ceremonies to large-scale nuptials, engage in a uniquely amazing experience aboard a Hornblower yacht.

Surrounded by glistening marine waters and set amidst the picturesque Huntington Beach Harbour, the Huntington Bay Club offers understated sophistication and ambient Southern California comfort in classic nautical style.

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Los Verdes Golf Course | Rancho Palos Verdes

Coyote Hills Golf Course | Fullerton

At Los Verdes, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind weddings and special events that reflect your personal style.

From our wisteria draped ceremony site to our elegant banquet rooms, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, Coyote Hills will provide the picture perfect setting for your wedding day celebration.

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Lomas Santa Fe Country Club | Solana Beach

Orfila Vineyards & Winery | Escondido

At Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind weddings that reflect your personal style.

A spacious permanent tent housed on the lush San Pasqual agricultural preserve provides idyllic vistas of a quaint rose garden and grape arbors.

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Happily Ever After Starts Here

With stunning open air courtyards and three ocean view ballrooms, you’ll enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Pacific from start to finish. Whether you envision a simple gathering with family and friends or an elaborate formal affair, our team of professionals is dedicated to giving you the wedding you have always imagined. For more information, or details on special offers, visit huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com or call 714 698 1234.

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La Venta Inn Palos Verdes Estates

Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club Coto de Caza

The Estate on Second Santa Ana

The beautifully restored 1920s Spanish villa is a historical landmark on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The country club is host to several romantic backdrops, cascading waterfalls, natural terrains and an endless sea of green golf course.

The Estate is a full-service venue designed with versatility in mind. Think of the space as a home, equipped with plenty of beautiful rooms for entertaining

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Hangar 21 | Fullerton

The Ebell of Los Angeles Los Angeles

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The Richard Nixon Library Yorba Linda Sculptured gardens and reflecting pools highlight the landscape, while inside you will find a faithful replica of the White House East Room with stunning crystal chandeliers. nixonlibraryevents.com

With a large open floor space, accommodations for up to 1200, and versatile indoor and outdoor entertaining options, our hangar provides the ultimate blank canvas designed to let you create the wedding or event you’ve always dreamed of. Impress your guests with a grand entrance in a helicopter and even a ride of their own! hangar21venue.com

Indulge in Hollywood decadence at this landmark location, known for its regal courtyard and dining venues. ebellofla.com

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; ZOOM THEORY; KRISTINA ADAMS; MIKE ARICK; DAVELLO PHOTOGRAPHY; ALEXANDRIA MONETTE

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We Make Your Dream Wedding Come True

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Celebration Locations

The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel Huntington Beach Allow your guests to enjoy this breathtaking and multifaceted event space while you take your vows with the sparkling pool, palms and the vast Pacific Ocean as your wedding backdrop. Nothing could be more perfectly California on your special day!

Morgan Run Club & Resort | Rancho Santa Fe Unique wedding venue and boutique resort reinvented with state-of-theart renovations in the picturesque and peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe. morganrun.com

Seven-Degrees | Laguna Beach

Towne Park Brew | Anaheim

Seven-Degrees is the juxtaposition of refined luxury and modern angles. From the smallest, seven-degree corner after which it’s named, to the native succulent landscaping and contemporary rooms, the venue has many facets and limitless opportunities.

Towne Park Brewery and Taproom is located along the train tracks in Anaheim, California – a city quickly becoming one of Americas craft brew capitols – when the industrial doors are rolled up, a space devoted to hops and good times fills the train station-inspired tasting room that hosts any size event.

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Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn | Temecula

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | Dana Point

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, this location is home to winding vineyards and a 180-degree view of Palomar Mountain.

Among the magnificent cliffs in Dana Point, this oceanfront resort’s enchanting Victorian-style setting is perfect for romantic celebrations.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; JIM KENNEDY; KATRINA JAYNE; VERA IN AUGUST; BRAEDON FLYNN; TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY; DPARK PHOTOGRAPHY

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Celebration Locations

Palm Event Center in the Vineyard | Pleasanton

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate | San Diego

Featuring picturesque, panoramic views of lush green views and rolling hills, and nestled in Livermore Valley wine country, the Palm is the ultimate romantic setting for a beautiful wedding in the vineyards.

The hills are alive at this country estate, which is home to a spacious terrace room overlooking the mountains.

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery Pleasanton A Mediterranean villa in the heart of the picturesque Livermore Valley Wine Country. Featuring a dramatic entry hall, rustic ceremony room, grand salon and lush courtyard, Casa Real is Old-World luxury for any occasion. casarealevents.com

The Bridges Golf Club | San Ramon Defined by their majestic surroundings, this property has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. thebridgesgolf.com

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Aliso Viejo Country Club | Aliso Viejo Nestled in one of the newest coastal hill communities, this country club welcomes a special event setting that serves up memorable celebrations of all kinds. alisogolf.com

Hyatt Regency Buntington Beach Resort & Spa Huntington Beach Elegant courtyards and grand ballrooms fill the resort, which is encompassed by the dazzling Pacific. huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; BRITTANEE TAYLOR; STUDIO LUXE; HAZY LANE STUDIOS; TYLER VU; MICHELE SHORE

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We Do / Unlimited Possibilities

Orange County’s hottest wedding destination. Synonymous with technology, [AV] is located just blocks from the Irvine Spectrum Center and encompasses over 25,000 square feet of customizable space on two floors.

16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618 / 949.491.8626 / avirvine.com /

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Care To Join? The Art of Celebration

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Toast To The Yost Welcome to the Yost Theater

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On-Site Catering I Top-10 Four Diamond Hotel I Upgraded Ceremony & Reception Amenities Temecula Wine Country I pontewinery.com I 951.694.9444

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Soaring To New Heights The Westin St. Francis Unveils St. Francis Heights and Colonnade

Welcome to San Francisco's newest luxury event spaces at The Westin St. Francis. Formerly known as the Imperial Floor and the Roosevelt Room and being unveiled in time for The Westin St. Francis' 115th anniversary, this grand San Francisco stunner is debuting two fully renovated event locations: St. Francis Heights and Colonnade. St. Francis Heights is a 32nd floor beauty, which includes two private event rooms. These jaw-dropping spaces have floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the essence of San Francisco and flood the rooms with light and views. As the only hotel on San Francisco's famed Union Square, The Westin St. Francis' Colonnade offers an unmatched view of this downtown gem. This room evokes a sense of the city, and you'll feel the heartbeat of San Francisco between these walls. Wellappointed and incredibly luxe, The Westin St. Francis' newest renovations will surely make their way onto your must-see list! location:

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Paradise Found SLS Baha Mar

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With azure water beyond imagination, creative details straight out of a movie set, and luxurious amenities at every turn, the SLS Baha Mar is a picture of perfection. One of three branded resorts that make up the all-new Baha Mar complex on New Providence Island, The Bahamas, the SLS Baha Mar lives up to its lifestyle-inspired brand. The SLS brings a sexy, edgy vibe to the three-resort property, all while providing an atmosphere of elevated relaxation. From the fabulously designed lobby to the well-appointed rooms, every detail at the SLS Baha Mar was intricately pieced together to evoke a sense of sophistication and leisure, while still allowing you to bask in the natural beauty of The Bahamas. Luxury, lifestyle, and relaxation are perfectly combined for the ultimate experience while at Baha Mar. Guests of all three resorts are welcome to indulge in each hotel’s amenities, providing exceptional options and endless activities. Whether pool hopping, lounging ocean side, being pampered in the spa, golfing at the course designed by Jack Nicklaus, or spending some time in the Caribbean’s largest casino is on your agenda, the resort offers an incredible experience for its guests. Complete with Instagramable locations at every turn and top-notch DJs laying it down, the SLS Baha Mar is a premiere bachelorette party destination. From the relaxing, pastelcolored paradise of the Bungalow Pool Bar & Grill to the exclusive and glamorous Privilege Pool, the SLS has a watery retreat for your every mood throughout the stay. And, with a bevy of affable waiters ready to take your order, a poolside drink (try the Sky Juice for a fabulous taste of The Bahamas) or delicious dish is always within reach. If a club-style, poolside afternoon piques your interest, reserve a lounger or cabana at Privilege, and indulge in the sexy experience that comes with their exclusive space, private DJ, and champagne-spraying waitresses. After a day of poolside parties, reserve your table, grab your girls, and head to BOND, the Baha Mar nightclub, for an evening of bottle service at this opulent club. With everything you need on the property, Baha Mar provides the perfect setting for a phenomenal bridal bash. If the turquoise Bahamian water is your dream wedding backdrop, the SLS Baha Mar will make it a reality. Complete with cotton candy-colored buildings that play off the stunning ocean, there are fabulous rooftop spaces that allow guests to enjoy the scenery while keeping their toes, and heels, out of the sand. Of course, if a beachfront ceremony is your desire, the SLS team will meet and exceed your expectations for a celebration on the sand. Perhaps you want a bit more seclusion? Baha Mar is happy to welcome you and your guests to Long Cay, a private key just off the resort that can be rented for a wedding or event and is sure to amaze! The property’s “I do” options are impressive and ever so accommodating. Pairing perfectly with the luxurious and plentiful resort amenities, the hotel’s restaurants are diverse and unmatched. Whether craft cocktails in the chic lobby or fine dining experiences are your preference, the SLS Baha Mar has tailored their culinary choices to thrill and impress every guest. The stylish interior of the Japanese restaurant, Katsuya, sets the stage for their mastery of the seafood world, with each dish captivating both eyes and taste buds. Each course is a work of art. If a Mediterranean meal is your heart’s desire, then Cleo’s expertly crafted cuisine will fit your fancy. Be sure to try the Haloumi Cheese Saganaki with its impressive tableside flambe! With still more dining options, Italian lovers will adore Fi’lia’s charming interior and delicious, handmade dishes. Don’t forget to order the Caesar Salad, hand crafted at your table, for a real treat! To ensure that your evenings are as fabulous as your days, the rooms and suites at SLS Baha Mar are just as dreamy as the surroundings. A clean color palette allows for the colors of the resort to play off the room and create a relaxing and lavish experience. Should you prefer a suite to share with your best gals, or to indulge in for your romantic honeymoon, the SLS offers a two-bedroom residence with 1,790 square feet of expertly appointed luxury and breathtaking views. If you’re bringing your bride tribe to The Bahamas for a bachelorette bash, be sure to inquire about the Sisterhood’s Latest Sin package for the ultimate girls’ getaway! Exceptional in every way, the SLS is a hotel worthy of your life’s most meaningful events. It will leave you and your guests breathless and in anticipation for the next opportunity to enjoy the Bahamian paradise that is the SLS Baha Mar. — Morgan Votaw

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Orfila Vineyards and Winery

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Where your dreams come true. 760.738.6500 x 314 · orfila.com · 13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido, California

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Sonoma County Daydream Sonoma County

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From the rolling hills to the eye-catching vines, Sonoma County is made for romance. Imagine sipping on divine wine while watching the sun dip past the horizon and casting its dreamy, golden light through the lines of vines. Perfection! Whether looking for a honeymoon destination or wedding day location, Sonoma County has everything you could ever hope for. Abounding with luxurious private estates, romantic wineries, and every imaginable locale in between, the possibilities are endless. A wine connoisseur’s dream and a foodie’s paradise, you’ll be amazed with the quality of cuisine and beverages offered in the region. As a strong community full of inspiration and passion, Sonoma County will embrace your unique love story and provide the resources necessary to create an experience far beyond anything you could ever imagine. AMBIANCE & WEDDINGS: If you’re daydreaming about a private estate affair, you will find a vast array of stunning properties that each offer something special and can accommodate intimate to grandiose events. Be sure to check with Off the Beaten Path Weddings, Distinct Locations, and K Group to find the perfect property! Imagine a beautifully set table at a stunning estate, delicious courses being served, delectable wine being poured, lights strung overhead, and a musician adding to the romantic ambiance; all this, and even more, can be tailored to fit your wedding day desires. Just let Off the Beaten Path Weddings know what you’re dreaming of, and it will become a reality! As a region well-known for its superb wine and luxurious properties, Sonoma County offers no shortage of spectacular wedding options. If you’re looking to create a once-in-alifetime experience for your guests, dazzle them in every way with a Petroni Vineyards wedding. Complete with an incredible 20,000 square foot wine cave, this unique location leaves a lasting impression. With a magical ceremony site overlooking the Petroni vines, your guests will certainly be wowed. After the ceremony, guide everyone down to the wine cave and indulge in delicious courses and wine pairings that will be remembered long past the wedding day. ACTIVITIES: Although often visited because of its fantastic wine, Sonoma County offers a little bit of everything! If you’re ready for a day of pampering and relaxation, Osmosis Day Spa will be your perfect slice of heaven. As the only spa in North America offering an enzyme cedar bath, which is heated by natural fermentation, this experience is one you won’t want to miss while in Sonoma County! You’ll leave the treatment refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of the stunning property, which includes zen gardens, a field of hammocks, and much more. Bring your bridal party and spend the day indulging and luxuriating! I f your sweet tooth has taken hold, make sure and stop by Wicked Slush. Colorful and creatively-crafted, Wicked Slush takes chilled desserts to a whole new level with their soft serve and Italian ice, which you can also combine to create an epic explosion of flavor. Plus, the eye-catching colors will make you pull out your camera for a few photo-ops! hen looking at wineries to enjoy, think outside the box and stop at an urban tasting room like K Squared Cellars. After finding your favorite wine, why not have it served at your W wedding for an even more personal touch? TIPS & TO-DOS: As agricultural powerhouses, Sonoma County farms provide high-quality, fresh ingredients to local restaurants and companies, like Off the Beaten Path Weddings, who can tailor a locally-sourced wedding menu to your liking. With farm-fresh ingredients and quality cuisine, you’ll certainly be spoiled, and oh so happy for it. And, even though this region is known for its wine, craft distilleries and breweries have made a name for themselves as well. Masterful mixologists, like the team at Alley 6, can intrigue your guests with their creative concoctions. I f navigating unknown roads is not your preference, let Beau Wine Tours be your personal chauffeur while in Sonoma County. Any vehicle and driver in their luxe fleet will allow you to sit back and fully enjoy the wineries, region, and time with your guests. Whether you desire an intimate affair or a full-scale celebration, Sonoma County can be the heaven on earth you’re looking for. With rolling hillsides full of vines, country charm, and luxurious amenities, treat yourself and your guests to a magical getaway in Sonoma County. — Morgan Votaw

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Defined by our majestic surroundings, The Bridges Golf Club has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. Our professional staff will cater to your every need to ensure your vision for this most special of occasions is an unforgettable celebration.

San Ramon, CA

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Unplug & Unwind Vista Verde Ranch

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All-inclusive, rustically luxurious and four-diamond awarded, unwind and relax at Vista Verde Ranch. Tucked into the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this dude ranch is beautifully remote and incredibly awe-inspiring. Perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, Vista Verde Ranch is a destination you’ll instantly fall in love with. From the stunning scenery to the expansive lodge, the jaw-dropping beauty of Vista Verde is truly enchanting. Whether you’re enjoying snow flurries or green pastures, the Vista Verde Ranch is a dreamy destination. If a wintry honeymoon escape is your desire, a snow-covered Vista Verde Ranch will take your breath away. Exuding romance and rejuvenation, you’ll never want to leave. Imagine taking a dip in the spa on your private deck, with a glass of wine in hand, watching the snow fall, and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. This is Colorado and Vista Verde at their finest. Add in a cozy fireplace, a sleigh ride, and an on-site massage, and you’ve found heave on earth. With spotty service at best, this retreat invites you to unplug and focus on each other. If you had an unplugged wedding ceremony, then enjoy this continued break from social distractions. The ranch invites intentional interaction, and this focused attention on your marriage will be the perfect way to start your life together. A wide variety of activities, even in the winter, await you at Vista Verde. From horseback riding to snow-shoeing, to yoga, explore something new and take on a challenge with your Mr. or Mrs. You can even go on a hayride to feed the horses. Snow tubing more your style? Go in style with snowmobile rides up the hill. And for crafty relaxation and inspiration, the leather makeing class is fun for even the not-so-artsy. You’ll enjoy the easy company of the dedicated ranch hands, and the camaraderie of other guests will be a pleasant surprise. And, with three gourmet meals served each day, opportunities abound to get to know your fellow thrill (or chill) seekers. Most every activity and all meals are part of your all-inclusive stay, so dine and explore to your heart’s content. With this wild and wonderful world at your cabin door, why not try everything that piques your interest? Fresh air and revitalizing experiences are sure to awaken your love for picture-perfect Colorado and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Experience, romance, and Western hospitality reign supreme at this luxurious ranch. After the hectic wedding planning process, this mountain retreat will be your perfect hideaway. No matter the season you visit, the region is gorgeous and the activities are plentiful. With accommodations that renew, company that recharges, and activities that excite, Vista Verde Ranch will be your new favorite escape. -M.V.

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The Hidden Gem of Hollywood The Garland

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thegarland.com

Welcome to your slice of heaven in Hollywood. Designed to mid-century modern perfection, The Garland is a perfect romantic getaway location or wedding day dream come true. Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles yet evoking a cool, relaxed vibe, indulge in a time of celebration at The Garland, a boutique Los Angeles hotel. Searching for a city-based space with a sense of quaint romance? The Garland’s outdoor wedding spaces are expertly fashioned to tune out the noise of the city and focus the attention on your special day. There are thirteen event locations on-site, so you’ll have no problem finding a spot perfectly suited for you. Imagine lights strung overhead, your favorite music playing, your most important people dancing, and taking it all in with the one you love. Designed with retro details that create an inviting atmosphere, The Garland will play host to your every wedding wish and whim. Dream to your heart’s delight, and then bring that vision to life with your personal wedding planner. From a menu with farm-fresh ingredients to personalized touches everywhere, make the day all yours. And while you’re there, don’t forget to schedule in some time to unwind. Lounge poolside, cuddle up by one of the multiple fireplaces, enjoy the perfect Southern California weather, or order some room service. If you want to explore the surrounding sights a little, grab something to-go from the Front Yard and enjoy top-notch cuisine anywhere you’d like, including out and about in star-studded Hollywood. The hotel offers a complimentary trolley to its guests, so no need to worry about navigational nightmares in the city. Sit back and travel easy; The Garland has it covered. A gem tucked away in the heart of Los Angeles, The Garland has a laid back, carefree style that allows you to slip away from the hustle and bustle outside. Whether it’s your wedding day location or your honeymoon hotspot, indulge, relax and enjoy. -M/V.

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Casually Cool & Luxuriously Laid-Back W Fort Lauderdale

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Fresh and ultra-glamorous, the W Fort Lauderale packs a fabulous punch with its newly restyled property and impeccable location. Stroll the waterfront resort, craft cocktail in hand, and luxuriate in the sophisticated and seductive energy that is the hallmark of the W brand. Contemporary luxury paired with oceanfront scenery, the W is the perfect wedding or wedding-related locale. Whether you have an intimate affair or a larger gathering in mind, the W Fort Lauderdale’s expert team will create a chic and inviting event that’s perfect for you and your significant other. An ideal location that provides city and ocean views, design your perfect day with just the right vibe. Plus, the highly awarded food offerings available on-site will allow your event to be catered to perfection, leaving your guests in culinary heaven. With breathtaking views, divine sips and bites, and fabulous festivities, you’ll want to pause for a minute, take it all in, and really enjoy the celebration. Whether you’re visiting the W Fort Lauderdale as a bride, groom, or wedding guest, be sure to schedule in a little “you” time at this re-energizing resort. Relax at Bliss Spa, or join in on a complimentary beachfront bootcamp and yoga class. And, don’t forget to enjoy the full-service poolside bar, complete with lounge chairs, day beds, and vibrant views. From the beach to the pool to the spa, what better way to rejuvenate than with a little pampering, courtesy of the W Fort Lauderdale? Arrive early and stay a few extra days for the ultimate in stylish, sexy getaways. A modern paradise awaits you on the South Florida coast. Dine, sip and take a dip to your heart’s content. Whatever you choose to do, indulge, enjoy, and repeat at the W Fort Lauderdale. -M.V.

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The Journey And The Destination JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

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Many tourists visiting Cusco do so because they are en route to Macchu Picchu. At just 50 miles but a three-hour-plus Belmond Hiram Bingham luxurious train ride away, Cusco is the heavenly archeology wonder’s closest city. And while taking in the views of the ruins of a seemingly impossible Incan village and UNESCO World Heritage Site could never disappoint, it is the pleasant surprise of Cusco that will draw your heart back. The city, steep in its history, romance and splendor, is a true testament to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s adage, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, reveling in the center of town just steps from Plaza del Armas, may just be the world’s hidden wedding venue gemstone. Built amongst the ruins of a 16th century San Augustin Convent, the hotel is a rich blend of ancient and modern, Incan and Spanish, seamlessly blending authentic preIncan walls throughout the hotel with magnificent newer décor. The Colonial Spanish courtyard is a perfect place for a wedding and reception, and boasts a generous guest capacity of 400. The courtyard’s arches, taken apart brick by brick and reassembled to its original stature during construction, offer a beautiful authentic backdrop for photos. Interior event spaces are plentiful and offer a brilliant backup, as the average monthly high temperature lies around 70 degrees year-round, with rainier months being November through March. If you’re a foodie couple, Executive Chef Heivel Bedoya is at the helm of the hotel’s innovative menus, combining culture, local ingredients, nutritious qualities and flavor. Not only will you and your guests enjoy delectable fare on your wedding day, but Chef Heivel and his crew offer fun walking tours of the local market, ceviche making classes, and Pisco Sour “learn, make and drink” events. If you’d rather leave the drink-making to the mixologists, Freddy is a must-meet. Every cocktail is thoughtful and detailed and crafted with pride. If you’re not in a rush, the making of the Old Fashioned Smoked Bomb at just over 8 minutes is a show in itself that will wow your guests! Last mentioned, but certainly not least, is the hotel’s house resident Panchita, a darling little llama as impeccably dressed as a happy bride on her wedding day. Could there be a sweeter selfie than Panchita with a couple on their wedding day? While Panchita’s caretaker lovingly brings her daily to the lobby for brief meet-and-greet

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A DESTINATION AS SPECTACULAR AS YOUR LOVE

YOUR LUXURY OCEAN VIEW ESTATE IN THE HILLS OF PALOS VERDES, CA

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The Journey And The Destination

photo opportunities and does not accept tips, it is polite and expected to tip if wanting a photo of or with llamas belonging to Peruvian women throughout the town and countryside. Step out of the hotel and stroll into the bumpy-stoned, narrow and sometimes steep streets of Cusco where quaint restaurants, bars and shops abound and Incan history is around every corner. Or take the adventure a little further and tour out to the countryside where indigenous Incans enthusiastically show their craft such as making and dying yarn or weaving blankets. Wherever your Peruvian adventure takes you, sometimes the journey becomes the destination. Cusco is the quintessential locale for a destination wedding, and The JW Marriott Cusco is the perfect place to begin your married journey! –A.H.

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This exclusive wedding venue, offers an enchanting destination for your romantic Rancho Santa Fe wedding. We offer 68 boutique-style rooms that features lush landscaping, fresh local dining, golf, tennis, fitness, pool and spa facilities. Visit clubcorp.com/Clubs/Morgan-Run-Club-Resort/Host-an-Event/Weddings

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Surf’s Up Ceremony W Punta Mita

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Vibrant sunsets, local Huichol artistry, warm hospitality, surfer culture, unabashed fun, casual luxury. This, is W Punta Mita, both inside and out. From the moment you walk into the upbeat lobby, the Camino Huichol walkway beckons you back outside and ends with a glass-walled patio over the pool and expansive views of the ocean. You’ve found a perfect spot for a ceremony. Head down a little further to stick your toes in the sand and take in the expansive views. Twinkling lights, a beach fire, ocean waves crashing; now you’ve found your setting to tie the knot. On the way back to your room you discover gardens with the jungle as your backdrop. Could this be the one? After you decide which of W Punta Mita’s many site options will host your wedding ceremony, it’s time to think about the reception. Perhaps a luxe-casual traditional Mexican Fiesta, or a beachy surf’s-up ceviche feast? Or, opt for a gourmet three-course dinner with gorgeous wedding flowers and décor. Whichever you choose, W packs a vivid punch of vitality into all of its weddings. After the wedding day festivities, you and your guests will want to venture to Sayulita, the area’s most laid-back bohemian vibe beach town. Cruise the streets by feet in search of the perfect margarita (we’d give you our faves, but it’s much more fun to conduct your own taste tests), shop true local Huichol jewelry and art at from vendor kiosks in the town square, or watch the numerous experienced surfers catch waves. After your ride back to W, your own private honeymoon beach house, The Extreme Wow Suite, welcomes you home. Invite your wedding guests in for a night cap, or call it a night and indulge in newlywedism. When you’re at the W, you know it’s going to be a good night. –A.H.

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With a bevy of wedding options to satisfy your every dream, Las Vegas may be your perfect wedding destination. Luxe and glamorous or chic and elegant, a Las Vegas wedding will excite your guests and give way to the most memorable of days. Pair incredible style with tantalizing culinary and cocktail menus, and you’ve created an experience that won’t be forgotten. Beautifully appointed and exuding luxury, the Wynn Las Vegas is perfect for a swoon-worthy celebration. Their Wedding Salons have been carefully curated with precise attention to detail, and their high standard of excellence shows. Whether you’re dreaming of an indoor or outdoor affair, the Wynn Las Vegas can make your vision a reality. And, with an in-house team of professionals, you’ll be expertly guided through the planning process from engagement to “we do.” Every bit of the property is impeccably maintained, and it will leave you breathless with excitement and amazement. Complete with stunning floral and creative installations, let your imagination soar with the wedding inspiration found on-site. If a non-gaming property is your preference, then bask in the beauty that is the Waldorf Astoria. Renowned for their phenomenal service and amenities, including a five-star restaurant, a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria will surpass any expectations. If you’re hoping to have all your wedding-related events on one property, consider hosting your rehearsal dinner in a suite, or perhaps celebrating the arrival of your guests poolside. Whether a full-scale celebration or an intimate affair, the stunning Waldorf will provide you with personalized service for a magical and ultra-luxe affair. Bringing your best babes to Las Vegas for a bachelorette bash? The sexy and vivacious Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be your perfect escape. Right on the Strip and equipped with luxurious amenities, enjoy the Pool District, the spa and the heartbeat of the city. If a trip to famous nightclub, Tao, is on your agenda, consider staying at The Venetian Resort or The Palazzo Tower at The Venetian Resort. Opulent and inviting, The Venetian’s ambiance is sure to impress and set the stage for an incredible getaway. Exhilarating, world-famous, and tailored to your tastes, a Las Vegas wedding will be the perfect pairing of refined luxury and exciting celebration. -M.V.

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Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psalm 23:5

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It's More Than A Meal An Interview with 24 Carrots Catering

PHOTOGRAPHY: LANE DITTOE

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Congratulations on the opening of the fabulous new 24 Carrots Catering HQ! What is your favorite part about the new space? Our favorite part about our new 24 Carrots home (affectionately nicknamed The Patch) is how much it reflects who we are – both aesthetically and logistically. Aesthetically, it tells our story of food and family, from the 60foot mural that includes all our venues, to the break room where we gather for family meal, it’s truly a place to call home. Logistically, it’s built for efficiency. A lot of thought and planning went into the way the building was laid out, from receiving deliveries to packing up trucks to go out onto events to the kitchen set up. It truly works for the way we operate, it allows for a more efficient team, and therefore, an even better client experience. What should couples expect when they visit 24 Carrots Catering for a tasting? Tastings are important to us because we believe in not only telling, but showing our services. Most of our weddings are booked by referral or word of mouth, so we value the experience of tasting and trying, which is why all of our tastings are personalized private tastings, never a group tasting! Some of our clients choose to have a tasting prior to booking our services. The benefits of this includes making sure we’re a right fit for your wedding or special occasion. During this time, we’ll get to know your tastes (quite literally!), and we’ll have the opportunity to share the 24 Carrots process and figure out how it best integrates with your plans. Another approach to tastings is one we highly recommend: having a tasting a bit closer to your wedding date. This format works best if, for example, you’ve booked a venue by 24 Carrots so you already have the date confirmed. This allows you to taste your menu within the season of your date, which makes sure that the seasonal items taste the freshest.

Any tips on picking the menu? We have an extensive menu that we are proud to specialize in! Having so many great options may seem overwhelming at first, but we are happy to take the time to guide you through it. It’s really a wonderful opportunity to personalize your final menu into one that reflects the best of you. How does service play into a wedding day? Service excellence is one of our 24 Carrots core values. We define it as “combining experience with a friendly, team-driven attitude allows us to proactively identify and meet the needs of our colleagues, clients, and communities”. We serve purposefully (with experience). We serve with the bigger picture in mind (team-drive attitude). And we serve not only the day of a wedding or event, but our service comes standard from the very beginning (proactive). Service excellence is not limited to reacting to the events on a timeline. Service excellence is every single moment leading up to and closing off a wedding, because service excellence is hospitality in action. How far in advance should a couple book you for their wedding? Absolutely reserve your date with us as soon as possible. We want to make your wedding a priority, so we don’t overcommit ourselves with events. This means we can close dates off to new events, so get in for a tasting, sample the menu, and then book the full experience with us!

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Family & Food An Interview with Jay's Catering

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Let’s hear some creative hors d'oeuvres ideas!

How far in advance should a couple book you for their wedding?

Getting creative during cocktail hour is our favorite; it’s when guests are the most hungry! We like having a mix of tray passed and stationery items, that all fit well together. For example, tray passed Black Bean and Sweet Potato Empanadas with Avocado Crema, paired with our Nacho Station including Homemade Tortilla Chips, assorted Fresh Salsas, and our famous Queso Fundido with Chorizo!

We are lucky enough to have the capability to service as many as ten weddings on one given day. Because of this, we often find ourselves booking couples as close as a month to their wedding date! Of course, we recommend booking at least six months out to give our brides and grooms time to attend the Taste of Jay’s, make menu selections, meet with our inhouse designer, and simply enjoy the process!

How far in advance does a couple usually have their tasting?

What kind of menu is most exciting to you?

We offer a unique tasting experience for our clients called the Taste of Jay’s. As opposed to a sit down tasting at our headquarters, we invite brides and grooms to join us at our exclusive venues for a tasting experience unlike any other. Lighting, music, lounge furniture, florals, and of course, stunning food stations, come together to create a perfect environment for tasting. Since we host these events multiple times a year, we find that our couples taste right at the beginning of their planning process, and often come back a couple months before the wedding to make their final selections! For custom menus, we do offer private tastings that typically take place about six months to a year before the wedding.

For us, the most exciting menus are the ones that challenge us to create something new. We just put the finishing touches on a vegan family style menu that we are very excited about!

If you recommend signature drinks, what are your favorite ideas?

We love seeing them through the process. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and being able to help our couples not only plan a successful wedding, but enjoy the process as well, makes it all worth it!

We do recommend signature drinks and offer a long list of options to choose from! However, our favorite alternative is our Craft Cocktail Bar. With this special add-on, guests muddle their own drink, using fresh fruit, syrups, and aromatics. Then our bartenders top it off with the liquor of their choice!

Do you have a favorite dish to serve? It’s hard to choose a favorite when we have so many! Right now, we love our melt bar. the brie, blackberry, bacon and jalapeño melt is our favorite. What is your favorite part about being part of a couple’s wedding day?

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Savory & Sweet An Interview with New York Food Company

PHOTOGRAPHY: RACHEL STETLER

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What should a couple expect when going into their tasting? Our couples will enjoy tasting a wide variety of gourmet menu items, and if they’ve requested something special, we’ll create that for them to sample. NYFC menus feature an eclectic mix of traditional favorites fused with current trends. We offer exquisitely served, plated meals to beautiful yet casual buffets. Fresh. Delicious. Creative…that’s NYFC.

What is your favorite part about being part of a couple’s wedding day? The best part of the wedding planning process is getting to personally know each client. The NYFC team never tires of being a vital part of our clients' special days, whether it's watching couples exchange vows, hearing the toasts, or watching the couples’ first dance. We love that we are able to help create beautiful memories for one of life's important events.

How far in advance should a couple book you for their wedding? The most popular day to tie-the-knot remains Saturday, so if a couple wants that day, they should reserve up to a year in advance. Our venues are available seven days a week, so Fridays and Sundays may be viable options.

If you were to serve the last meal on earth, what would it be? A tapas tasting featuring a little bit of everything. That means surf and turf and delicious vegetarian and gluten free too – one of our favorites is the vegetarian portobello stuffed mushroom. It’s delicious and satisfies those guests with a restricted diet. - Mini ahi tacos with cucumber mango salsa and wasabi crème. - Tater tots tossed in garlic parsley butter, dusted with freshly grated parmesan cheese, served in individual paper cones. - Bacon-wrapped dates on Belgian endive with blue cheese aioli. - Braised short rib sliders - Soup sips with mini grilled cheese bites

What kind of menu is most exciting to you? Every menu and every event is customized to fit the style and taste of each couple. We really like the global fusion cuisine trend that continues to evolve. Couples today are interested in trying new flavors and especially adding a new twist to comfort classics. What signature drinks do you recommend for a wedding? Signature cocktails are a great way to start the party. They can be prepared and ready to tray pass to guests as they arrive. This avoids long lines at the bar. Couple seems to gravitate towards fresh takes on margaritas and mojitos, like adding a zesty ingredient like ancho chile and garnishing with fresh herbs. Consider serving one signature cocktail per guest. There will be guests who won’t imbibe and others who may want a second sip! What is the most unique and fabulous combination of cake flavors you have ever created? Most couples go with traditional favorites. A trend that’s popular is featuring three or more individual cakes instead of just one large wedding cake. This gives them more options on types of cakes, sizes, shapes, filling and frostings, and décor.

What type of details, besides the wonderful meal, can your team provide for the couple? Each couple has a dedicated coordinator who helps with planning their event from start to finish. Our venues are turn-key, providing round tables, classic chiavari chairs, linens, stemmed glassware, porcelain plates, fine quality utensils, and serving pieces. We have built-in dance floors, wireless sound systems, ambient lighting, and customizable signs. We also have a tried and true list of preferred vendors that we can refer if needed, including DJs, bands, photographers, videographers, floral designers and more. Presentation is everything. Our tabletop designers create exceptional seasonal displays using fresh produce and natural elements while complimenting the couples color palette.

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RACHEL STELTER

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THE HIGHEST QUALITY CATERING AND PRESTIGIOUS EVENT VENUES FOR WEDDINGS IN THE LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING AREAS. NEWYORKFOOD.COM | 310.643.6151

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Gather Around The Table An Interview with Canyon Catering

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNA LEE

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Tell us about yourself! Canyon Catering is a family-owned, full-service catering and events company in Orange County that’s proudly been in business since 2010. We’re a family-owned business not because we have to be, but because we want to be. Canyon’s success can be attributed to Steve’s central motto: Treat your employees like family. We rely on our “family” for a few things: - We rely on them to help us grow our business, to keep us honest, and to make sure we’re having fun while doing it. - We don’t accept mediocrity from anyone on the team, including senior management, and we expect our family members to hold us all accountable - When we run into a problem or an idea isn’t executed quite as well as we had hoped, we don’t point fingers. - We problem-solve carefully and identify how or what happened, why it went wrong, and what we can do to fix the situation and create a procedure that allows for success. Where do you source your ingredients? We source local products as well as working with a lot of specialty suppliers for certain cuisines on our menu, such as the Asian cuisine. We have great relationships with our food vendors and have a strong purchasing power. What is your favorite part about being part of a couple’s wedding day? Sounds corny, but I love getting to be a part of their process from the time we have our first phone call, to our tasting where we meet, to eventually seeing them on the day taking their vows in front of friends & family. That gets me every time. It’s really what it’s all about. Obviously, I love working with couples who appreciate and love food, since food is what we specialize in, but overall, it’s the whole process. Forming that relationship, finding common ground to connect on, identifying the vibe/vision/flow of the overall event with out clients, and then delivering and executing it on the wedding day.

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What was your biggest food fail (but was worth trying!)? A small plate with too many steps for a large event at a busy station. It was a crispy pork belly with a foam finish. Although it was a good appetizer in theory, we quickly realized we could not keep up with the crowds at our booth while building an eight-step appetizer. It was especially tricky constantly whipping the foam and finishing the app with the fresh foam. It was a true team effort .

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What’s the best thing a couple can do to help your team on the wedding day? Communication is key overall. It will help us be successful when making changes or adjustments leading up to the day. We can’t fix or plan out a situation we don’t know about, so I always ask my couples to keep me informed and always ask questions. There are no dumb questions when planning events! Besides a wonderful meal, what does your team provide for the couple? That is a great question as many clients assume caterers only handle the food. The reality is, we are likely the first ones on site & the last ones to leave once the clean-up is over. We can help with the timeline, lighting, ordering and selecting rentals and linens, as well as connect our clients with incredible vendors that we love to work with (DJs, florists, event coordinators, photographers, etc.). We also have a décor department in house at Canyon, so we can always add items to buffets or stations to match the setting of the venue or esthetic of the event overall. What kind of menu is most exciting to you? Simply put, one that my client is passionate about. I spend most of my time post-tastings working with clients to try and fit as many cuisines and food experiences for their guests, without compromising the budget or the clients desire to bring ‘themselves,’ into the menu. When your friends and family sit down to enjoy your wedding meal, they should see you reflected in the plate. I generally start the menu process by asking questions such as: "How did you meet? Did you grab a specialty dessert or snack before or after the first date? Is there a food or dessert tradition you have together?" We’ve had couples ask us to re-create dishes from their first date. How far in advance should a couple book you for their wedding? About six months to a year allows us to properly plan & execute any event. The more time we have is always appreciated, but we have also planned a wedding in less than 12 hours, so anything is doable with the team of creative, genuine people we have here at Canyon.

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Chef's Table

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I’d rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

MARYANNE MCGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHY Floral design by Los Angeles Floral Couture See more of this photo shoot on page 146.

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Wine Country Romance Charming & True

floral design:

Los Angeles Floral Couture losangelesfloralcouture.com

formalwear:

Friar Tux Shop friartux.com /weddings

photography: brian labrada photography | coordination: novelty events | location: avensole winery | furniture rentals: sweet salvage rentals & baker party rentals | gown designer: eddy k bridal | bridal salon: mary me bridal | hair & makeup: glamarazzi girl | tableware: cherished rentals | linens: mod mix studio | stationery: paperplum | calligraphy: the kimi collective | cake: love cakes | ring box: the mrs box

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wine country romance

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Luxurious Love Affair Come Away With Me

coordination & floral design:

Aquafuzion

aquafuzion.com

photography: chris seid photography | location: millennium biltmore los angeles | linens, chairs & charger rentals: elegant designs specialty linens | caking: sarie cakes | lighting: peterson event lighting | bridal gowns: jinza couture bridal | hair & makeup: grace lin makeup & hair

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Luxurious Love Affair

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That's Amore To Have and to Hold

location:

Morgan Run Club & Resort morganrun.com

photography: cate batchelor photography | coordination: back patio event design | floral design: sugar rose flowers | linens & rentals: cc vintage rentals | rentals: not my dish & platinum event rentals | lighting: sd socialights | invitations & stationery: everything smitten | cake: sweet as bliss | bridal salon: mia bella couture

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The Music Of Love Palm Springs Perfection

floral design:

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Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. Friar Tux Shop

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photography: maryanne mcguire | coordination: winner circle events | location: twin palms frank sinatra estate | rentals & linens: adore folklore | ceremony backdrop: paper moon shoppe | paper goods: details beyond design | bridal salon: the proposal bridal boutique | gown designer: pronovias | shoes: ron white | jewelry: marrow fine | candles: yummi candles | synchronized swimmers: aqualillies | beverage & bar service: mia's martini | hair & makeup: bre payton designs | laser cut details: happily ever etched

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Jennifer Cole Florals

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Views & Vows Love Me Forever

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photography: gina purcell photography | coordination: winski weddings & events | floral design: with love floral co. | linens: bbj linen | rentals: collective rentals & mtb event rentals | invitations: adaria designs | cake: grace & honey cakes | dessert bar: sift it sweets | bridal salon: the dresser bridal | hair & makeup: frantastic faces | laser cut details: creative amme

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JENNIFER FUJIKAWA PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative and Unique Floral Decor for your Special Day Los Angeles Please contact us at: 310.480.6464 | winnie@florunique.com | florunique.com | @floruniquedesigns

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Let's Go For A Ride Taking Love to New Heights

location:

Hangar 21 hangar21venue.com

catering, desserts & beverage: formalwear:

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Jay's Catering jayscatering.com

Friar Tux Shop friartux.com /weddings

photography: christine bentley photography | coordination: leilani weddings | videography: luxury lifestyle studios | floral design: rogue and fox | rentals: oceanic flowers & luxury rentals | linens: bbj linen | lighting: waveform events | cake: rossmoor pastries | hair & makeup: diamond beauty hair & makeup | jewelry: robbin's brothers | bridal salon: mon amie bridal salon | gown designer: berta

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DOUG MIRANDA PHOTOGRAPHY

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Designer: Allen Lichaa 760.846.0922 | pictureperfectpetals@yahoo.com | pictureperfectpetals.com

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Colors Of Love An Affair to Remember

floral design:

Picture Perfect Petals pictureperfectpetals.com

photography: liz zimbelman photography | location: scribner bend | coordination: events by kristina | rentals: simple country weddings & celebrations | catering: paesanos | videography: david james productions | beverage: cheers bartending | bridal gown: miosa bride | stationery & graphics: blush & birch paper | hair & makeup: b gorgeous | cake: something sweet bakery

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Colors Of Love

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Emerald Elegance Once Upon a Jewel-Toned Dream

coordination: location:

Bella Vita Events bellavitaevents.com

Four Seasons Westlake Village fourseasons.com /westlakevillage

photography: lucas rossi | floral design: belle of the ball designs | rentals: edge design decor & a rental collection | linens: la tavola | bakery: bella donna special events| hair & makeup: cheek to cheek artistry | jewelry: rosa van parys | stationery: emily rose papers | calligraphy: shelby creative design | gown: nordstrom | carpet: primo xl event flooring specialists

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Emerald Elegance

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Pink Perfection It's All in the Details

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Tange Design tangedesign.com

photography: herman au photography | location: nobu malibu | lighting: mijo entertainment | cakes: frost my cake

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Fine Linen & DĂŠcor Rentals

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Time To Shine For the Sake of the Show

floral design:

Los Angeles Floral Couture losangelesfloralcouture.com formalwear:

Stitch & Tie

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photography: visuals by arpit | location: mountain meadows golf | coordination: erika's elegance | linens & rentals: 2create designs | rentals: e & e party decor | invitations & stationery: my luxe weddings | desserts: dunkin donuts | bridal salon: garnet & grace | hair: kylar handy makeup: diamond beauty hair & makeup

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time to shine

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Punchy & Pretty Color Me Loved

coordination & floral design: formalwear:

Aquafuzion aquafuzion.com

Friar Tux Shop friartux.com /weddings

photography: duke photography | location: vibiana | rentals: revelry event designers, casa de perin, elegant designs & vibiana gown: rachel & rose bridal | hair: studio mm&b

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QUALITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE INNOVATION

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bright.com Los Angeles • Santa Barbara • Orange County • San Diego • Palm Springs • San Francisco • Sonoma • Saint Helena • Healdsburg • Phoenix

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Romance At The Rancho

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coordination: Crown

Weddings & Events crownweddings.com

cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. sweetcheeksbaking.com | stationery: Four Things Paper fourthingspaper.com photography: clove & kin | location: rancho valencia | floral design: splendid sentiments | rentals: apr boutique event rentals | linens: nuage designs mirror calligraphy: wendy ware designer

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Romance At The Rancho

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Bountiful Beauty

floral design: Los Angeles Floral Couture losangelesfloralcouture.com linens & rentals: Bright Event Rentals bright.com photography: simpson portraits | location: the langham huntington, pasadena | stationery: paper plum

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Better Together

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coordination: Neon Carrot Events neoncarrotevents.com photography: ashley paige photo | location & rentals: sundrop vintage | floral design: the tangled vine | linens: bbj linen stationery: jen simpson design | favors: b toffee

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coordination: XOXO

Weddings xoxowed.com

location: The Ebell Of Los Angeles ebellofla.com rentals: Bright Event Rentals bright.com photography: visuals by arpit | floral design: little grey events | stationery: simply stated stationery

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Come What May

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Grand & Glamorous

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com location: millennium biltmore los angeles | coordination: carpe diem special events | floral design: mille floral | cake: roobina’s cakes rentals: theoni collection | stationery: posh paper boutique

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design, rentals & linens: Glow Concepts glowconcepts.com coordination: At Your Door Events atyourdoorevents.com stationery: TangĂŠ Design tangedesign.com photography: sam lim studio | floral design: wen floral | location & cake: the clubhouse at anaheim hills | lighting, dance floor & staging: tmmpro

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Luxe & Lovely

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Heaven On Earth

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coordination: Crown

Weddings & Events crownweddings.com | floral design: Jennifer Cole Florals jennifercoleflorals.com tent & chameleon chairs: Bright Event Rentals bright.com

photography: clove & kin | ceremony location: our lady of the lake, lake arrowhead | reception location: private estate | carpet, draping & platform: hire elegance | tabletop rentals: cheri’s vintage table | linens: la tavola & nuage designs | chair covers: wildflower linen | lighting: peterson lighting | stationery: wendy ware designer | catering: coast catering | cake: sweet & saucy shop

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Sunset Serenade

floral design: FlorUnique florunique.com rentals: Bright Event Rentals bright.com photography: visuals by arpit | stationery: jasmin michelle designs | location: shade hotel redondo beach | coordination: first pick planning

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Poised & Perfect

location: The Richard Nixon Library nixonlibraryevents.com photography: chloe atnip photography | floral design: flowers by coley | rentals: baker party rentals | videography: water tree events linens: wildflower linen

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AllSAVOIR That FAIRE Shines

design, linens & rentals: Glow Concepts glowconcepts.com stationery: TangĂŠ Design tangedesign.com floral design: Aquafuzion aquafuzion.com photography: herman au photography | location: hotel maya | lighting: mijo entertainment | cake & desserts: mr. & mrs. creamery

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Showered In Roses

design, linens & rentals: Glow Concepts glowconcepts.com stationery: TangĂŠ Design tangedesign.com floral design: Aquafuzion aquafuzion.com photography: herman au photography | location: hotel maya | entertainment & lighting: mijo entertainment | cake & desserts: mr. & mrs. creamery

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rentals: Bright Event Rentals bright.com photography: rachael smith photogrraphy | coordination: lavish weddings | floral design: artquest floral | linens: chiavari chair rentals san diego | rentals: apr boutique event rentals | stationery: whimsique | sweets: ms. kellie nguyen & sweets with betty | cart: enticing tables

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Raining Romance

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As our heart soars, we fly with it! Let love take you places! Bryant H. McGill

MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO Location: The Modern See more of this wedding on page 312.

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Melissa & James Baby, You’re A Firework

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LA JOLLA, CA Melissa loves fireworks, so James’ mother surprised her with indoor fireworks during the bride and groom’s first dance!

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coordination: Crown

Weddings & Events crownweddings.com

location & catering: The Lodge At Torrey Pines lodgetorreypines.com floral design: Jennifer Cole Florals jennifercoleflorals.com photography: half full photography | linens: la tavola & luxe linen | rentals: apr boutique event rentals, farm tables and more & adore folklore | dance floor: chiavari chair rentals | lighting: brilliant event lighting | invitations & wedding day stationery: wendy ware designer | cake: michele coulon dessertier | entertainment: brandt jacobs & the mighty untouchables | photo booth: pixster photo booth | videography: anthology films | hair: cathy bursh | makeup: beauty by claire | indoor fireworks: cyrofx

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Yasi & Carlo Forever Kind Of Love

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA Yasi and Carlo each have their own version of how they fell in love. According to Yasi, they took it slow and developed a strong friendship in the beginning. Carlo, however, says it was love at first sight with no question that he would be with Yasi forever.

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com coordination & floral design: Aquafuzion aquafuzion.com location: greystone mansion | linens: elegant designs specialty linens | rentals: harry’s party rentals | lighting: dj hessam | catering: masrour catering and event | cake: sweet and saucy | videography: impressive creations

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Lauren & Dylan Cheers To Love

ANAHEIM, CA In November of 2017, Dylan surprised Lauren with a romantic picnic set up alongside a secluded lake on a private property in Silverado Canyon, not too far from where they had their first kiss at a 2011 music festival. After the proposal, Dylan surprised Lauren with a small group of close family and friends at Rancho Las Lomas to celebrate the engagement.

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ceremony location: Rancho Las Lomas rancholaslomas.com reception location: Towne Park Brew towneparkbrew.com photography: jim kennedy photographers | coordination: brooke wolfsberger | floral design: cargo creative | rentals: signature party rentals & archive rentals | lighting: signature party rentals | catering: mission ranch catering, lucille’s bbq, in-n-out | cake: jg confestions | videography: luxury lifestyle studios | gown designer: sofia cali | hair: paige davenport | makeup: sarah sagud | formalwear: ted baker

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Nancee & Michael Love In Spades

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA Nancee and Michael met in Aspen, Colorado, and two years later, Michael proposed at the same restaurant, Peaches.

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coordination: Bella Vita Events bellavitaevents.com photography: gloria mesa photography | location & catering: north ranch country club | floral design: belle of the ball designs | linens: la tavola | rentals & lighting: a rental connection | invitations & wedding day stationery: fla de dahs | cake: bella donna special events | entertainment: phil birdsell entertainment | videography: matrimony films | gown designer: pronovias | bridal salon: panache beverly hills | hair & makeup: beau ideal beauty productions | formalwear: nordstrom | bridesmaid dresses: free people, rent the runway, macy’s | flowergirl dress: david’s bridal | rings: xiv karats beverly hills | cappuccino bar: black sand coffee company | photo booth: hollywood photo booth

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Kate & Max To Have & To Hold

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Kate’s favorite place in the world is Lake Powell, so Max proposed to Kate while they were on a cliff overlooking the lake. When they walked back to their houseboat, her whole family was on the top of the houseboat with champagne in hand.

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floral design: Jennifer Cole Florals jennifercoleflorals.com photography: chard photographer | ceremony location: village church rancho santa fe | reception location: private estate | coordination: details defined | linens: la tavola | rentals & lighting: abbey party rentals | invitations: carol smith invitations | catering: culinary concepts | dessert: vgs donut & bakery | entertainment: rembrandt | videography: enjet media | bridal salon: white dress newport beach | makeup: thorne artistry sd | rings: rohit sacheti

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Kaajal & Tarang Such Sweet Memories

CORONADO, CA To throw Kaajal off, Tarang proposed mid-week and told her they were attending a business dinner. Instead, Tarang led her to a balcony with a gorgeous San Francisco view and a collage of their memories, and it was there that he popped the question. He surprised her even further by having her siblings there, and then he topped it off by bringing in more of their families from Southern California as well! coordination: Boutique Event Planning boutiqueeventplanning.com | cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. sweetcheeksbaking.com

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photography: lin & jirsa | location: coronado island marriott resort & spa | floral design: organic elements | linens: synx events | rentals: baker party rentals | tenting: opus rentals | lighting & entertainment: 3d sounds | videography: avec lumiere | hair & makeup: dolled up by lulu

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Evette & Matt All Of My Heart Forever

TEMECULA, CA The proposal came when Evette and Matt were on a family vacation in Cancun to celebrate her parent's birthdays. They took a stroll on the white sand, and Matt surprised Evette with the proposal in the most beautiful location. Her sister and brother-in-law were hiding behind trees and capturing the moment. photography & videography: A Touch Of Soul Productions atouchofsoulproductions.com location & coordination: galway downs | events by floral sensations | bouquets: mother of the bride | linen, rentals & catering: wedgewood | cake: bo’s cakes | entertainment: austin murray entertainment | gown designer: simply bridal | makeup: domenica beauty | groom’s suit: asos | groomsmen formalwear: dolce vita suits | bridesmaid dresses: pretty plum sugar | rings: robbin’s brothers

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Maria & Edgar So In Love

BUENA PARK, CA Maria and Edgar met while both undergrads at UCLA. Although they interacted with each other at school, they lost touch after graduation. Five years later, they reconnected at a New Year’s Party, shared a New Year’s Eve kiss and never looked back.

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reception location: Los Coyotes Country Club countryclubreceptions.com photography: michelle flores photography | ceremony location: saint philip benizi church | coordination: angel’s touch events | floral design: mireya’s flowers | linens: elegant designs specialty linens | invitations: woo paperie and press | cake: patty’s cakes | videography: young and direct entertainment | bridal salon: marisa bridal | hair: soreya hair and makeup | formalwear: giovanni testi | flowergirl dresses: vera wang by david’s bridal

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Sima & Shar Lush & Lovely

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NEWPORT COAST, CA With the help of Shar’s sister, he proposed to Sima in the same place and in the same way that he first told her he loved her.

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photography & videography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com location: the resort at pelican hill | coordination & catering: besharati group | floral design: bloom box designs | rentals: harry’s party rental | entertainment: deejay al & island inspirations | gown designer: pedram couture | hair & makeup: nancy cialdella hair & makeup | formalwear: hugo boss | rings: jean pierre jewelers

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Monique & Ryan Meet Me In The Desert

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LA QUINTA, CA Palm trees, pink flowers, and desert vibes completed this joy-filled celebration.

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coordination: Boutique Event Planning boutiqueeventplanning.com photography: brett hickman photographers | location: la quinta report & spa | floral design: salted blooms | rentals: signature party rentals | dance floor: hcd dance floors | linens: la tavola | invitations & printing: river and bridge | cake: confectious pastry shop

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Bahareh & Arsham Chic As Can Be

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CARLSBAD, CA With fresh and fabulous details at every turn, Bahareh and Arsham’s luxurious Park Hyatt Aviara wedding was one for the books!

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location: Park Hyatt Aviara parkhyattaviara.com photography: ether & smith | coordination: a prestige planning | floral design: flowers by cina | catering: bahador catering | rentals: chiavari chair rentals | lighting: amber event productions

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Michelle & Scott Perfect For Each Other

CARNELIAN BAY, CA From their first conversation to their first date, it just seemed easy. Initially, Scott thought someone like Michelle was unattainable. She had it all: intelligence, humor, wit and beauty. Michelle thought he was absolutely dreamy. Before they ever spoke, she confided to a friend, for whatever reason, that he was ‘the one’. They quickly learned they shared just about everything in common: they were both teachers; they love to ski and après ski; they enjoy fine dining; playing frisbee on the beaches from Tahoe to Hawai’i; and most all, a passion for riding their mountain bikes. photography: Strotz Photography strotzphotography.com

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Natalie & David Magical Memories

TEMECULA, CA David secretly planned the proposal with Natalie's best friend, Stacy. David brought her to the Disneyland Resort, her favorite place, and Stacy set up the spot where it would happen. On top of the bridge at California Adventure, David asked Natalie to marry him. It was perfect. The proposal went viral, and they even became a meme! photography & videography: A Touch Of Soul Productions atouchofsoulproductions.com location & coordination: lake oak meadows | floral design: gina aragon & stephanie rodriquez | invitations: vista print | cake: lil miss shortcakes | candy bar: angela camarena | entertainment: goodtime entertainment | gown designer: sapphire wedding collection | bridal shoes: badgley mischka | bridal salon: alfred angelo | hair: kimberly moreno | makeup: bryttanie say | bridesmaid dresses & rings: vera wang

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Antonette & John Lucky In Love

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Antonette’s favorite moment of the wedding came while she was on the dance floor. She looked around and saw the most important people in their lives all having a blast together. In that moment, she understood how truly lucky they were.

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floral design: Picture Perfect Petals pictureperfectpetals.com photography: ken kienow wedding photography | ceremony location: st. ignatius church | reception location: golden gate club | coordination: jennifer tang events | catering: toast catering & event management | cake: susie cakes | entertainment: niel casquejo, lucky devil’s band & piper jonas | gown designer: enzoani | bridal salon: glamour closet | hair & makeup: lepique beauty | formalwear: hugo boss | bridesmaid dresses: david’s bridal | chair covers: seko’s events decor | dance: ben lau dance

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Niki & Amir Let Love Soar

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DANA POINT, CA Pairing tradition with modern details, Niki and Amir’s luxe Monarch Beach Resort wedding was an event to remember!

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location: Monarch Beach Resort monarchbeachresort.com photography & videography: dmitry shumanev production | coordination: after 8 event planning | floral design: square root | rentals: la best rental | lighting: the lighter side | hair: avenue beauty boutique | makeup: dolled up by lulu | gown: monique lhuillier

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Cerise & Jackie Meet Me Under The Trees

LOS ANGELES, CA Cerise and Jackie meet in 2003 when Cerise was producing a show for Animal Planet: "Adoption Tales." Jackie and her LAPD bomb dog JJ, a beautiful chocolate lab, were starring in the show. They've been together ever since! 14 1/2 years later, Jackie proposed underneath a gorgeous oak tree while on a walk in their neighborhood.

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photography: michael anthony photography | location & catering: mountaingate country club | coordination: joie de vivre weddings | floral design & rentals: luna garden events | linen: luxe linen | rentals: tmmpro | lighting: in the mix events | cake: hansen’s | entertainment: vox djs | videography: shutter & sound | hair: courtney prisco

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Robin & Lars Take Me to the Tropics

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DEL MAR, CA Robin was raised in Hawaii and Lars in Denmark, and yet they were destined to meet. All it took was a challenge from Robin’s co-worker to get her on match.com. After their immediate connection, for both them and their children, they knew it was meant to be. Lars took Robin to Denmark to meet his extended family, and he proposed to her during a candlelit dinner in the very dining room that his parents were married in years before.

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floral design: Jennifer Cole Florals jennifercoleflorals.com location & catering: L’Auberge Del Mar laubergedelmar.com/weddings cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. sweetcheeksbaking.com photography: david manning photography | coordination: lavish weddings | rentals: hire elegance | gold flatware: platinum rentals | linens: apr boutique event rentals | draping & dance floor: chiavari chairs of sd | lighting & entertainment: party people sd | wedding day stationery: take note creations | gelato: sicilian breeze gelato | videography: russell john films | bridal salon: garment gourmet | hair & makeup: love p beauty | arch: enticing tables | aisle runner: designing the aisle | photo booth: pixster photo booth

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Julia & Nikil Completely In Love

SOLANA BEACH, CA Nikil proposed to Julia in front of the castle at Disneyland. Their friends helped him pull it off and recorded the whole thing.

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location & catering: Lomas Santa Fe Country Club countryclubreceptions.com rentals & linens: Concepts Event Design conceptseventdesign.com photography: tnk photography | coordination: lindsay dean weddings & events | floral design: evermore floral | rentals: tbd san diego | rentals & lighting: platinum event rentals | invitations: minted | wedding day stationery: fawn creative | cake: whole foods | favors: custom made in india | entertainment: eliana strings, let the music play & mariachi mi san diego | transportation: san diego charter | bridal salon: bhldn | second gown: custom made in india | hair: najat | makeup: juna beauty | formalwear: custom made in india | officiant: ceremonies by bethel | photo booth: muzzii events | henna: henna san diego | bollywood dancers: studio k

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Rei-Ling & Dave Our Favorite Love Story

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CARMEL, CA During the reception, the groom hopped on the drums and played with the band while the bride danced on stage.

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coordination: Amazรกe Events amazae.com photography: amanda wei photography | floral design: fionna floral | location & catering: carmel valley ranch | linens: wildflower linen & napa valley linens | rentals: chic event rentals | invitations: shine | wedding day stationery: marizette paperie | cake: the buttery | entertainment: pure ecstasy | videography: iq videography | transportation: corinithian transportation | gown designer: berta | hair & makeup: beauty by cherise

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Priyanka & Krish All That Shines

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REDWOOD CITY, CA Glitz and glam reigned supreme at Priyanka and Krish’s luxe affair.

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coordination & floral design: Anaïs Event Planning & Design anaisevents.com wedding day stationery: Shaadi Papery shaadipapery.com photography: tyler vu photography | location: pullman san francisco bay hotel | rentals: hackney horse & sybex booth | catering: sakoon, jai bharat | cupcakes: kara’s cupcakes, sprinkles cupcakes | entertainment: krista strader & wicked entertainment | gown designer: manish malhotra | bridal salon: bhldn | hair: glam by angelique | henna: neeta sharma | priest: pandit nilesh pandya | videography: studio msv

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Sophia & Jeffrey Where You Go, I Will Go

LOS ANGELES, CA Sophia and Jeffrey met on their move-in day freshman year at UC San Diego. They were on the same dorm floor, became fast friends, and continued to live life together through all the changes and moves that came their way.

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coordination & floral design: Aquafuzion aquafuzion.com photography: studioluxe | linens: elegant specialty linens | dessert bar: the sugar philosophers | videography: fond production

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Samantha & Alee Vibrant Vows

CALABASAS, CA Pops of color brought extra exuberance to this happy day.

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coordination: At Your Door Events atyourdoorevents.com photography: kristina lee photography | location: king gilette ranch | rentals: rental avenue | invitations: social savvy | entertainment: business entertainment | hair & makeup: face it sugar | coffee catering: conscious bean

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Cassidy & Nima Blissfully In Love

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YORBA LINDA, CA Cassidy and Nina’s love affair was celebrated in presidential style at the famed Richard Nixon Library.

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location: The Richard Nixon Library nixonlibraryevents.com photography: brett hickman photographers | coordination: blissfully styled events | floral design: shawna yamamoto | rentals: signature party rentals | lighting: elevated pulse | invitations: minted | catering: jason’s catered events | cake: grace and honey cakes | entertainment: night owl productions | videography: plug video productions | gown designer: calla blanche | hair: the painted nest studio | makeup: made by narcissa | formalwear: Joseph abboud | calligraphy & seating chart: heidi davidson designs | sofre: bel events | photo booth: dj bebo entertainment

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Seema & Peter Forever My Darling

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Seema and Peter’s luxurious wedding was full of gilded details, traditional elements, and perfect petals.

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location: The

Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel waterfrontresort.com coordination: Chic Productions chicproductions.com

photography: jim kennedy photographers | floral design, linens & rentals: 2 create designs | catering: natraj | cake: sweet traders | entertainment: 3d sounds

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Ali & Andrew Sunshine, Saltwater, & Smiles

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Ali and Andrew met while working for Facebook in New York. Before the wedding, they relocated to Los Angeles, so their Southern California affair was a destination wedding for most of their guests, including the bride’s father. He flew for the first time in twenty years to go to the wedding.

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location: Ole Hanson Beach Club olehanson.com catering & lighting: 24 Carrots Catering 24carrots.com photography: mike arick photography | coordination: engaged events | floral design: bella blooms | linens: luxe linen & la tavola | rentals: archive rentals & signature party rentals | invitations: yellow and lace | dessert: sidecar doughnuts | favors: foto vibe photo booth | entertainment: jukebox productions | videography: wedding cinematics | transportation: best vip transportation | hair: ian maxion | makeup: beauty by britt | calligraphy & seating chart: heidi davidson design | officiant: bevin prince

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Shayla & Michael Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Michael and Shayla dated for 15 months before getting engaged. On the day of the proposal, Michael took Shayla to one of their favorite places, Corona del Mar Beach. He had her family hiding, a picnic set up, and a violinist playing as he got down on one knee to propose.

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location: Marbella Country Club countryclubreceptions.com photography: sisterlee photography | coordination: events by the cea | floral design: flowers by azhar | linens: luxe linen | rentals: bel event productions | lighting & entertainment: dj braulio | catering: house of kabob | cake: it’s all about the cake | videography: your truly media | hair & makeup: flawless faces

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Kimberly & Lance Puppy Love

COTO DE CAZA, CA Kimberly and Lance’s adopted puppy, Mei Mei, was diagnosed with kidney failure at one year old, and she was only given six months to live. The weekend of the wedding, Mei Mei was very sick, and Kimberly and Lance’s one wedding wish was that she would be with them on their wedding day. Mei Mei was, and she is now doing better than ever!

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location: Coto De Caza Golf & Racquet Club coto-de-caza.com photography: tugether photography | coordination: my beloved events | floral design: susan’s floral design | cake: king’s hawaiian | videography: christian samson studios | bridal shoes: michael kors | hair & makeup: beach bridal beauty

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Cara & Christiaan The Perfect Love Story

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TEMECULA, CA Cara and Christiaan were introduced to each other on Bumble, and they first met in person at a coffee shop in New York. Cara asked Christiaan what book he was currently reading, and to her delight, it was the same one she was reading and had a copy of in her purse: “For Whom the Bell Tolls.� That date lasted all day, from coffee to museums to dinner, and they quickly knew their relationship was something very special.

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photography: Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers briannacaster.com location, catering & coordination: Ponte

Winery & Vineyard Inn pontewinery.com

floral design: flowers by coley | lighting: sterling productions | invitations: hoover printing & lithography | cake: laura marie’s cakes | entertainment: christiaan smith & classic chamber players | videography: amber exposure | transportation: temecula cable cars | gown designer: lazaro | bridal salon: mon amie bridal salon | hair & makeup: sandra michelle artistry | formalwear: men’s wearhouse | bridesmaid dresses: bella bridesmaid | rings: diamond image by vicki | signage: oaky designs

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Lauren & Nick Love On Fire

NASHVILLE, TN Nick and Lauren were in the backyard with the dogs when he proposed. They had just returned from a trip to the Carolinas, and Lauren was sitting outside watching the fireflies. As a California native, she couldn’t get over them. Nick had her look in the opposite direction, and when he turned her around, he was down on one knee with the ring in hand. coordination: Tosca Productions toscaproductions.com

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photography: nyk + cali | location & floral design: mint springs | lighting: quest drape | invitations & wedding day stationery: nesting project | catering: catering by g | cake: dulce desserts | entertainment: snyder entertainment & emerald empire band | videography: matt g video | transportation: signature transportation | bridal salon: white dresses | hair & makeup: one 10 beauty | rings: genesis diamonds

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Joey & Enzo Chic Celebration

HOLLYWOOD, CA Enzo is of nearly 100% Italian decent, but he was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland complete with an Irish accent. Joey, on the other hand, is half Irish and half Italian, making him more Irish by blood than his native Irish husband. photography: visuals by arpit | location: w hollywood | floral design: flower gypsy girl | rentals: smart party rentz | catering: chef joey giorgianni | cake: chef josette | formalwear: ermengildo zegna, proper cloth & galliano

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Mozhgan & Jacob Travel The World For Love

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA Mozhgan and Jacob had very different upbringings, and they spent their childhoods on opposite sides of the world. Mozhgan is an Iranian American, born as a Muslim in Iran. She moved to the US with her family when she was 12 years old. Jacob is a Jewish, Russian descendent born in San Francisco. They did not let their cultural and religious background impact their relationship. Instead, they embraced and respected each other’s upbringing and took the beauties of both of their cultures and made it their own.

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com location: the london west hollywood beverly hills | coordination: best bride | floral design: kevin lee | rentals: rental avenue | lighting: yoav entertainment | cake: roobina’s cake | gown designer & bridal salon: galia lahav | bridal shoes: jimmy choo | hair: angelina panelli | makeup: angee garibyan | formalwear: suit supply

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Heather & Trent Cheers To Forever

SAN CLEMENTE, CA With ocean views from the ceremony site and Southern California charm throughout, Heather and Trent’s special day was simply perfect.

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coordination: Neon Carrot Events neoncarrotevents.com catering: 24 Carrots Catering 24carrots.com photography: chard photographer | location: casa romantica | floral design: petite bouquet | linens & rentals: signature party rentals | cake: plumeria cake studio | entertainment: epic1 dj | videography: love is cinema

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Lauren & Brian In Seventh Heaven

LAGUNA BEACH, CA The proposal happened when the couple went to Mammoth to celebrate Brian’s 29th birthday. When they got to the top of the mountain, Brian got down on one knee and asked Lauren to be his forever! She said yes, and they skied down the mountain to call family.

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location, coordination, lighting & catering: Seven-Degrees seven-degrees.com photography: vallentyne photography | floral design: oliviasmum | cake: simply sweet cakery | entertainment: eddie arias | photo booth: pixarity

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Mandeep & Sanjay A Lifetime Of Love

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PLEASANTON, CA For the proposal, Sanjay booked a private boat for he and Mandeep. They were on the Hudson passing the Statue of Liberty when he popped the question.

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coordination & favors: Simple Little Details simplelittledetails.com reception location: Casa Real At Ruby Hill

Winery casarealevents.com

portrait photography & videography: bola productions | detail photography: majesta patterson | floral design: amy burke designs | linens: white night design | rentals: white night design & standard party rentals | lighting: fantasy sound event services | catering: silver spoon catering | cake: jen’s cakes | entertainment: wicked entertainment | gown designer: vama designs | bridal shoes: manolo blahnik | signage: sweet & crafty

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Jen & Nick The Search Is Over

SAN FRANCISCO, CA A mutual friend introduced Jen and Nick to each other at a party in San Francisco. Little did their friend know, but Nick and Jen had actually met briefly six years earlier when they were studying in Beijing. A few days later, they had their first date at the San Francisco Exploratorium and they searched for the parrots of Telegraph Hill at the Filbert Steps. They didn't find the birds that day, and Nick has called them the "fabled parrots" ever since. Nick took Jen back to the steps to propose, and of course she said yes.

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coordination: Simple Little Details simplelittledetails.com photography: jake and necia photography | location: conservatory of flowers | floral design: amy burke designs | linens & rentals: hensley event resources | rentals: standard party rentals | lighting: jl imagination | catering: mccalls catering & events | cake: cake coquette | transportation: corinthian transportation | gown designer: mira zwillinger | bridal shoes: sigerson morrison | photo booth: night owl photo booth | signage: blushtype

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Jazmin & Josh Romance At The Ranch

MALIBU, CA From the resident giraffe to the purple details, Jazmin and Josh’s big day was a true celebration!

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photography: Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers briannacaster.com location: saddlerock ranch | coordination: wish wonder dream | floral design: beautiful savage flowers | rentals: a rental collection & pretty vintage | sweets: sweets by kacy | entertainment: vox djs & black noise | videography: d.p. weddings | gown designer: hayley paige | hair & makeup: blushing beauty | formalwear: hugo boss | rings: j.b. diamonds | late night snacks: dedicated danny

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Marianne & Kevin Regal Romance

LOS ANGELES, CA The Ebell of Los Angeles was dressed to the nines for Marianne and Kevin’s memorable wedding day.

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coordination: XOXO

Weddings xoxowed.com

location: The Ebell Of Los Angeles ebellofla.com photography: for the love of it | floral design: blossom floral | tree rental: jackson shrub | gown designer: sarah seven | hair & makeup: kohnur | entertainment: the organic string quartet & dart dj | ice cream cake: carvel cakes | cake: erin mckenna’s bakery

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Allyson & Kyle Island Vibes

AVALON, CA Just off the coast of California, this Catalina wedding was the perfect nearby destination wedding.

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com coordination: Boutique Event Planning boutiqueeventplanning.com location: descanso beach, catalina island | photo location: botanical gardens | floral design: white sakuras | linens: bbj linens | armoire rental: lounge appeal | hair & makeup: flawless faces

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Melissa & Brandon Moody & Magical

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Styled to perfection, Melissa and Brandon’s Casino San Clemente affair was memorable and wonderful.

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coordination: Neon Carrot Events neoncarrotevents.com photography: matthew morgan photography | location: casino san clemente | floral design: lynne lucente floral designs | linens: signature party rentals | rentals: sundrop vintage | catering: iva lee’s catering | dessert bar: cowbell carts ice cream | cake: family friend | entertainment: dj corey brindley | photo booth: union photo booth | videography: tim wong videographer

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McKenzie & Matthew Forever & Always

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA Although they met in high school, McKenzie and Matthew renewed their friendship while she was in Los Angeles for a layover on a flight to Maui. They saw each other again a few months later, and from there they became both best friends and a couple.

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location: La Venta Inn laventa.com catering: New York Food Company newyorkfood.com photography & videography: figlewicz photography | floral design: be buds | invitations: shine invitations | entertainment: nyc djs | bridal shoes: badgley mischka | bridal salon & bridesmaid dresses: bhldn | hair & makeup: nicol artistry | formalwear: jos a bank

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Alyssa & JD Fools For Love

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Alyssa and JD were married on April Fool’s Day because JD loves playing jokes on people!

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location & catering: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com rentals: Bright Event Rentals bright.com photography: christopher todd studios | coordination: christina currie events | floral design: fantasy floral design | bridal salon: mon amie bridal salon | bridal shoes: jimmy choo | makeup: flawless face & erin brown | rings: steve korshak | gown designer: berta | linens: bbj linen | rentals: glam events | cake: creative cakes | entertainment: golden coast all stars & dj dominiq

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Sarah & Phillip Take Me To The Tropics

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SANTA MONICA, CA Phillip proposed exactly one year, to the date, before the wedding. He surprised Sarah with her favorite meal, shrimp tacos, and a ring.

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floral design: FlorUnique florunique.com photography: taylor kinzie photography | location & catering: michael’s restaurant santa monica | coordination: bluebird events | invitations: vine wedding | wedding day stationery: riverstar paperie | cake: hansen cakes | gown designer: claire pettibone, seychelles dress | hair: melissa schaefers | makeup: adamua | formalwear: zegna

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Andrea & Brett The Sweetest Of Memories

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Growing up in San Diego, Andrea missed having seasons throughout the year. Because of that, Brett set up a snow machine on their roof patio, along with music from concerts they enjoyed together, and proposed to Andrea. Both families came into town to celebrate their engagement.

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coordination: Crown

Weddings & Events crownweddings.com

photography: lillywhite photography | location & catering: rancho valencia resort & spa | floral design: adorations botanical artistry | linens: la tavola | rentals: apr boutique event rentals, hire elegance & chiavari chair rentals | lighting: brilliant event lighting | invitations & wedding day stationery: wendy ware designer | cookies: cravory cookies | gelato: frosted gelato | entertainment: bonnie foster productions & eliana strings | videography: theatre 10 films | gown designer: idan cohen | bridal salon: the white dress corona | hair & makeup: the makeup box

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Ania & David Traveling Through Life Together

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Being an event planner herself, Ania knew that she didn’t want a big wedding. So, Ania and David eloped to Las Vegas, which has a special place in Ania’s heart as an UNLV alumna. Instead of spending money on a ring, Ania and David put that money towards traveling the world together, and they went on a month-long trip through Europe, and then also jetted off for nearly a month in Thailand. Once they returned, their moms insisted on a larger wedding, and of course, they got their way.

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photography: true photography | location & catering: fairbanks ranch country club | coordination: ania blood | floral design: sugar rose flowers | rentals: tbd rentals & abbey party rentals | lighting: san diego socialights | invitations: minted | cake: twiggs bakery | dessert bar: vg donut & bakery | entertainment: dancing dj productions, jerome dawson & marlena copada | videography: amari productions | bridal salon: couture bride las vegas | bridal shows: badgley mischka | makeup: beauty by stacey | photo booth: union photo booth

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Tiffany & Morgan Forever Falling In Love

MISSION VIEJO, CA As high school sweethearts, Tiffany and Morgan began dating in 2008. On the day of the proposal, Tiffany thought something was up and jokingly asked if he was going to propose. Morgan tried to play it off, but later that night, he popped the question! photography: chloe atnip photography | location, linens, catering & coordination: arroyo trabuco golf club | floral design: flower allie | lighting & entertainment: dj mikey p | cake: debbie dapena | gelato cart: mangiamo gelato caffe | dessert bar: honey & butter macarons | videography: all because he asked | gown designer: martina liana | bridal salon: blush bridal couture | hair & makeup: beauty on the block | bridal shoes: david’s bridal | formalwear: the black tux | bridesmaid dresses: azazie | mc: bettercalljoey | photo booth: pixster photo booth

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Danielle & Michael My Whole Heart For My Whole Life

DANA POINT, CA Elegant details and perfect petals brought this Orange County wedding to life!

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location: Laguna Cliffs Marriott lagunacliffs.com photography: jim kennedy photographers | coordination: engaged events | floral design: elegant by design | rentals: signature party rentals | cake: it’s all about the cake | hair & makeup: design visage | officiant: don johnson | entertainment: visions entertainment | stationery: minted

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Whitney & Farbod A Grand Day For Celebration

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA Fusing tradition with modern trends, Whitney and Farbod’s wedding was the perfect expression of their love.

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location: Los Verdes Golf Course countryclubreceptions.com pre-wedding photo location: Terranea terranea.com photography: lin & jirsa | coordination: tessa lyn events | floral design: butterfly floral | rentals: palace party rentals | lighting: mj lighting | videography: moe haj

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Pauline & Gregory Once Upon A Fairy Tale

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA Pauline and Gregory’s luxurious Four Seasons Westlake Village wedding was full of gorgeous details, perfect petals, and happy hearts.

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location: Four Seasons

Westlake Village fourseasons.com/westlakevillage

photography: dmitry shumanev production | coordination: events by neda | floral design: petals la | entertainment: liv entertainment group

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Melissa & Blake Made For Each Other

SAN DIEGO, CA Crisp, chic, and elegant, Melissa and Blake’s wedding day was dressed to perfection!

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location & catering: Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate cmrestate.com photography: dear lovers photography | coordination: nicole manalo events | floral design: siren floral co. | linens: raphaels party rentals | rentals: the chiavari chair guys | cake: cute cakes | entertainment: battleson entertainment & innocent strings | gown designer: sarah seven | hair & makeup: kg hair & makeup | videography: scene motion films

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Sara & Joel Love Me Forever

SANTA ANA, CA From the moody colors to the lush flowers, Sara and Joel’s stylish wedding was picture-perfect.

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reception location: The Estate On Second estateonsecond.com catering & beverage: Jay’s Catering jayscatering.com photography: lauren cate | floral design: lavenders flowers | ceremony location: newsong church | hair & makeup: design visage | entertainment & lighting: vox djs | gown designer: alexandra grecco | bridal salon: the dress theory | formalwear: groom’s grotto | videography: theater 10 films | stationery: love light paper | cake: geneva stone cakes | rentals: signature party rentals & sundrop vintage | bridesmaid dresses: david’s bridal | ribbon: tono & co

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Keye & Lawrence The Most Magical Of Days

LONG BEACH, CA Magical and oh so romantic, Keye and Lawrence’s wedding day was designed to perfection and overflowing with love and joy.

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com location: The Modern themodernlb.com coordination: carpe diem events | floral design: blue iris florist | gown designer: pronovias | makeup: pure glamour

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Jessica & Evan Home Is Where Your Heart Is

SAN CLEMENTE, CA With every detail in place and each petal perfectly arranged, Jessica and Evan’s big day was full of sweet celebration. floral design: Los Angeles Floral Couture losangelesfloralcouture.com photography: brian labrada photography | coordination: confetti skies | location: la ventura event center | rentals: signature party rentals | catering: iva lees catering | entertainment & lighting: vox djs | valet: streamline valet | photo booth: super fly photo | videography: your truly media | cake: boys republic | hair: gabi lopez hair | makeup: rya ramirez | gown designer: watters | bridal salon: lovely bride | stationery: minted | formalwear: the district | bridesmaid dresses: asos

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Stephanie & Kota Vineyard Vows

TEMECULA, CA Stephanie and Kota love to travel, and they named their reception tables after destinations they have been to. Stephanie’s sister designed the invitations and did all the calligraphy and watercolor for all the signs. Stephanie folded 1,000 paper cranes, and a family friend shaped them into Kota’s family crest. Their wedding was a true labor of love. location & coordination: Wiens Family Cellars wienscellars.com photography: the studio at leah marie photography | floral design: sweet pea floral creations | linens: luxe linen | catering: vineyard gourmet catering | cake: elegance on display | entertainment: c squared events | hair & makeup: blush by m. marie

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Alpana & Sunny Together As One

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Sunny and Alpana had a traditional Hindu wedding with modern influences. Alpana practices Hinduism while Sunny is Sikh, so it was extremely important to fuse both their cultures into their wedding day. They mixed elements of each of their lives and cultures to create the perfect celebration of their love.

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location: Serra Plaza serraplazaevents.com catering: Jay’s Catering jayscatering.com photography: melissa gayle photo | coordination: intertwined events | floral design: inviting occasions | linens: la tavola | rentals: town and country event rentals, found rentals, baker party rentals & signature party rentals | lighting: 3d sounds | invitations: itchha talreja designs | entertainment: 3d sounds & ronobir lahiri music | videography: white rose production | transportation: five star military vehicles | gown designer: saira shakira | hair & makeup: flawless faces | formalwear: sia importer | bridesmaid dresses: the peach project by ayesha | henna: gopi henna | calligraphy: piroutte paper

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Emily & Sung Ultra Glam

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PASADENA, CA In true Los Angeles style, Emily and Sung’s Noor wedding was full of glamorous details that set the tone for their fantastic wedding.

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location & catering: Noor noorevents.com photography: andy seo studio | coordination: charis events & design | floral design: designer dana lee | rentals: soiree8 | invitations & wedding day stationery: color and creation | cake: baby bea | favors: bottega louie | bridal salon: bella wedding salon | entertaiment: dj/mc simon park | hair & makeup: kohnur premier bridal beauty

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Jaimee & Adam Luxe Love Affair

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NEWPORT COAST, CA Adam proposed to Jaimee on a private jet runway. Right before he popped the question, several cops, who were part of the surprise proposal, showed up to arrest Adam and take the couple in for questioning. Jaimee was asked if she was willing to spend the rest of her life with him even after he went to jail, and she said: “Yes.� Right then, Adam dropped to his knee and proposed. Their friends and family were aboard the plane to celebrate with them!

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coordination: Bella Vita Events bellavitaevents.com photography, photo booth & videography: boone studios | location, lighting, catering & cake: the resort at pelican hill | floral design: the pink daffodil | linens: la tavola | rentals: above the top | invitations and wedding day stationery: fla de dahs | chairs: signature party rentals | entertainment: josh vietti, krieger entertainment & legends in concert by coty alexander | gown: nektaria | bride’s shoes: louboutin | hair: brooke green | formalwear: isaia | bridesmaid dresses: nookie | flowergirl dress: itty bitty toes | rings: polachecks | candles: vogue candles | dancers: groovaloos | officiant: rabbi rubenstein | cigar rollers: the cigar guys | karaoke: east meets west entertainment | magician: george tovar | tables: tm oceanic inc

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Veronica & Edgar Reflections Of Love

TEMECULA, CA Complete with a mariachi band, Veronica and Edgar’s wedding day was full of sweet celebration.

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location, coordination, linens, catering & lighting: Ponte

Winery & Vineyard Inn pontewinery.com

photography: whiskers & willow | floral design: tre fiori | videography: alexis lauren | hair: the blonde cave | makeup: makeup by tawnie

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Krissi & Ryan Sweet As Can Be

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SANTA BARBARA, CA Krissi and Ryan met while both working at a country club and resort in Rancho Santa Fe. He was in the food and beverage department, and Krissi was the private events director. Ryan proposed in their living room, which he had their wedding florist fill with over 25 vases of flowers!

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desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. sweetcheeksbaking.com linens: Concepts Event Design conceptseventdesign.com photography: half full photography | coordination: lindsay dean events | floral design: evermore floral | ceremony location: alice keck park memorial gardens | reception location: santa barbara club | linens: fantasy vintage bridal & la tavola | rentals: to be designed | invitations: american golf | catering: santa barbara club | favors: k crook designs | entertainment: jason sulkin & the groove | videography: joe park | calligraphy: everthine designs | transportation: santa barbara trolley | bridal salon: blush ivory | hair: jessica hanley hair | makeup: andrea mae | formalwear: men’s wearhouse | rings: kay jewelers | photo booth: starlight

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Kate & Isaac Forever My Love

LONG BEACH, CA Even though Kate and Isaac live in California and were wed in California, the wedding was a destination wedding for the majority of the guests who flew in from all over the US.

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coordination: XOXO

Weddings xoxowed.com

photography: alexandra wallace photography | location: the ebll of long beach | floral design: little grey events | linens: la tavola | invitations & wedding day stationery: dana ghesser | catering: tresla | cake: lark cake shop | entertainment: extreme dj & angelica strings | photo booth: not another booth | videography: boffo video | gown designer: vera wang | bridal salon: sakes fifth avenue | bridal shoes: louboutin | hair & makeup: kohnur | formalwear: the black tux

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Jessica & Dan Oh So Serendipitous

LA QUINTA, CA Dan proposed to Jessica while on Catalina Island. They rented golf carts and took the scenic route around the island. When they got to the highest and most scenic part of Catalina, Dan asked Jessica to take a picture of the view. When she turned around, he was down on one knee.

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photography: Mood Photo & Video moodpv.com coordination: Boutique Event Planning boutiqueeventplanning.com location: la quinta resort & spa | floral design: flower allie | linen: bbj linen | rentals: signature party rentals | dance floor & lighting: tmmpro | invitation, stationery & printing: jasmin michelle designs | cake: over the rainbow desserts | entertainment: red hot band | hair: marina | makeup: mirror mirror | formalwear: groom’s grotto

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Jackie & Adam Meant To Be

YORBA LINDA, CA Lucky enough to be spending her days working at The Richard Nixon Library, Jackie knew that it would be the perfect location for her most memorable day.

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location: The Richard Nixon Library nixonlibraryevents.com formalwear: Friar Tux Shop friartux.com/weddings photography: jim kennedy photographers | coordination: engaged events | floral design: jenny b floral design | lighting & entertainment: visions entertainment | invitations: vista print | catering & cake: white house catering | videography: plug video productions | gown designer: stella york | bridal salon: deborah’s bridal | hair & makeup: flawless faces | photo booth: viral booth oc

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Samantha & Garrett Bayside Beauty

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Samantha and Garrett met each other at a wedding where Samantha was a bridesmaid. When Garrett proposed, he set up a styled shoot where they posed as models. He popped the question at the end of the styled shoot date.

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location: Hungtington Bay Club huntingtonbayclub.com catering: 24 Carrots Catering 24carrots.com photography: oana foto | coordination: simon says design | floral design: the flower story co. | rentals: archive rentals & found rentals | cake: lucky treats| entertainment: elevated pulse | videography: firelight production | gown designer & bridal salon: casablanca bridal | formalwear: groom’s grotto | ring: happy jewelers | botanical necklaces: the tangled vine | hair: beautyfull by molly | makeup: beauty by melina

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Wenjing & Sheraton Pastel Perfection

FULLERTON, CA From the draping to the details, Wenjing and Sheraton’s wedding was a day to remember! location & catering: Coyote Hills Golf Course coyotehillsgc.com photography: ether and smith | coordination: blissfully styled | floral design: violette’s flowers | linens: elegant design linens | cake: some crust bakery | entertainment: soundwave productions | videography: anything everything productions | signage: simply flourished

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Tori & Noah Love Among The Vines

ESCONDIDO, CA It was important to Noah that both of their families be at their proposal, so he secretly arranged for both sides to celebrate Christmas and their engagement together in New Mexico. Tori’s parent’s flight was delayed, forcing Noah to do a little last-minute plan change, but in the end, he proposed after a snowshoeing adventure. location & coordination: Orila Vineyards &

Winery orfila.com

photography: justice photography | floral design: simply adina floral design | rentals: event party rentals | invitations: minted | catering: crown point catering | cake: vg bakery | favors: chapparral honey | entertainment: dj phreek | videography: jeffrey lascola films | transportation: rancho bernardo sedan | bridal salon: bhldn | bridal shoes: toms | hair: jen saenz | makeup: amber bebe | formalwear: men’s wearhouse | bridesmaid dresses: david’s bridal

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Elizabeth & Taylor To Honor And Cherish

ALISO VIEJO, CA From their crisp invitations with a lovely custom monogram that was used throughout the day, to their all white and gray color palette, Elizabeth's wedding vision for a classic and romantic day was realized. To honor Elizabeth’s heritage, the bride and groom had Lebanese appetizers at cocktail hour with a photo of Elizabeth’s grandparents on their wedding day. More generational family wedding photos were incorporated into their seating chart wall, which only added to the romance of the day.

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location Aliso Viejo Country Club alisogolf.com photography: kaysha weiner photography | coordination: agape planning | floral design: flower allie | linens: luxe linen | rentals: archive rentals | cake: simply sweet cakery | dessert bar: chunk n chip | entertainment: visions entertainment & rico entertainment | videography: mcduff productions | transportation: cli worldwide | hair: design visage | formalwear: the black tux | dance floor: impulse event lighting

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Chauncy & Daniel Designed To The Nines

SILVERADO, CA Chauncy and Daniel were set up by a friend. They befriended each other on social media, and from the first day they were hooked!

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location & lighting: Rancho Las Lomas rancholaslomas.com catering: 24 Carrots Catering 24carrots.com photography: chard photographer | coordination: engaged events | floral design: flower allie | linens: luxe linen | rentals: signature party rentals & found rentals | invitations: robinson design & paperie | wedding day stationery: yellow & lace | cake: simply sweet cakery | entertainment: margaret klemm, visions entertainment & stanley butler trio | videography: rachel petersen | transportation: white rose limo | hair: amy clarke | photo booth: foto vibe | neon sign: best buy neon signs

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Annie & Jian Be Mine Forever

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Little did Annie know when planning Jian's birthday outing, she was actually partially planning her own proposal. She had planned for a special dinner for two at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, with drinks beforehand at the outdoor bar. Annie didn't realize Jian had planned a proposal. While walking the cliff side of the hotel and overlooking the ocean, Jian began to talk about how excited he was for their upcoming trip to Spain. At that moment, he got down on one knee and proposed. photography: Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers briannacaster.com

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Linda & Justin Written In The Cards

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Justin proposed to Linda in Big Sur while on a camping trip with Justin’s sister and brother-in-law. During one of the days, they biked down to a little cove overlooking the ocean and had lunch. After they finished eating, Justin took out 23 handwritten letters and gave them to Linda. For nearly two years, Justin wrote a letter to Linda each month during their long distance relationship. Reading each letter was like reliving highlights in their relationship, with the last letter being the proposal letter. Linda, of course, said yes. location & coordination: SeaCliff Country Club countryclubreceptions.com photography: sarina love photography | floral design: violette’s flowers | linens: bel event productions | rentals: linens by celina | cake: pacific patisserie | entertainment: vox djs | videography: xposure films | gown designer: essense of australia | bridal shoes: paradox london pink | hair & makeup: kelly zhang studio | formalwear: indochino & ecco

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Luisana & Jeremy Guatemalan Daydream

GUATEMALA Luisana and Jeremy consider Guatemala to be “their spot,” so it’s wonderfully fitting that they were both engaged and married in this beautiful country. On Luisana’s way to the church in a traditional tuc-tuc, the train of her dress fell out and was dragged through the mud. The entire village showed up with small buckets of water and soap to help her mom clean her dress before walking down the aisle. Her dress may have been wet, but it was also spotless!

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photography: fotoh services | ceremony location: iglesia santa catarina palopo | reception location & catering: casa palopo | coordination: muckay ixcamparij | floral design: garcia archila decoracion | lighting: mr. music and mr. films | invitations: minted | fireworks: espectacular, sa guatemala | videography: all over again films | transportation: antigua tours by elizabeth bell | gown designer: donatella piccarreta | bridal salon: opera d’arte bridal | bridal shoes: schutz | hair & makeup: majo quan | formalwear: ike behar

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Roxanna & Matt Wine Country Romance

RUTHERFORD, CA This Northern California affair was full of perfect petals and white haute details.

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floral design & coordination: Jennife Cole Florals jennifercoleflorals.com photography: t.j. salsman photography | location: l’auberge du soleil | gown designer: monique lhuillier | bridal shoes: ysl | hair & makeup: carrie aldous | bridal salon: joan pillow bridal salon | linens: la tavola | cake: elegant cheesecakes | entertainment & lighting: wine country entertainment

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Paige & Justin Love Among the Vines

TEMECULA, CA Paige and Justin’s Ponte Winery wedding was full of thoughtful details and nods to their beautiful location.

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location, coordination, rentals & catering: Ponte

Winery & Vineyard Inn pontewinery.com

photography: whiskers & willow | floral design: isari flower design studio | entertainment: caprice strings | videography: ryan films san diego | hair & makeup: knight & veil

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Jennifer & Tyler Moments To Celebrate

PLEASANTON, CA After getting Jennifer’s father’s permission to propose, Tyler knew he wanted it to occur organically. He also figured that Jennifer would want to start decorating the Christmas tree they had in their living room. It was their first year of using their childhood ornaments on the tree, so Tyler snuck the ring box into the box of her ornaments. She found the ring box, and their Christmas-time proposal will bring wonderful memories each year when they decorate their tree. location, coordination & catering: Casa Real At Ruby Hill

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Winery casarealevents.com

photography: bel inizio photography | floral design: nicole ha design | entertainment, lighting & videography: fantasy sound event services | cake: cake creations by bev | officiant: clay jackson | harpist: krist strader | rentals: pleasanton rentals | bridal gown: maggie sottero | bridesmaid dresses: david’s bridal | groom’s formalwear: vera wang | rings: baron’s jewelers | stationery: minted

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Lauren & Glen We Do

PLEASANTON, CA A fabulous floral chandelier finished off the gorgeous reception space at Palm Event Center in the Vineyard. location: Palm Event Center In The Vineyard palmeventcenter.com photography: hazy lane studios | coordination: eighteenth avenue events | floral design: lc floral design | linens & rentals: pleasanton rentals | lighting & entertainment: fantasy sound | invitations & wedding day stationery: minted | cake: la vie douce designs | hair: rhea san diego | makeup: sonia hui

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Asha & Jason All In For Love

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Asha and Jason’s memorable Bently Reserve affair was full of fresh, fabulous flowers and tried and true traditions.

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coordination: Denise Lillie Engagements droyalengagements.com photography: you + we photography | location: the bently reserve | floral design: flowers by edgar | rentals & draping: fine linen creation | videography: wedding documentary | catering: new delhi

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Adria & Sean Together Forever

Las Vegas, NV Adria and Sean's Wynn Las Vegas wedding was full of glitzy and glamorous details.

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15th Anniversary Edition! | 75 Real Weddings Of Distinction | 35 Gorgeous Photo Shoots | 100 Venues & Destinations | Pure Wedding Ingenuity