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THE PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the inaugural edition of Ceremony California! When we created and introduced the first issue of Ceremony Magazine Orange County 14 years ago, we did so with two mantras in mind: weddings are visual, so photography is key; and collaborate with the highest quality vendors and the magazine will follow suit.

Those principles still reign true today. Ceremony Magazine has always been big on pictures and short on words, and it seems social media is emulating the same. With Instagram the go-to social media site, the whole world can communicate in a language that has no barriers: pictures. Now more than ever, it’s the perfect complementary platform to view the bestof-the-best of Ceremony’s thousands of timeless inspirational wedding and photo shoot images. We hope you will follow us at @ceremonymagazine and find inspiration for your own wedding.

While we revel in the limitless amount of ideas we can digitally find, we know that the most beautiful image is no substitute for finding quality vendors who can execute your vision. That is why we indulge in the pure Wedding IngenuityTM from Ceremony’s own family of wedding professionals that are right here in California. It is the work of this Great List of vendors that makes up a large part of this magazine, including 65 real weddings in this issue alone. Throughout the entire magazine, their web addresses are listed alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. We are excited for what we know you are about to experience: meeting, collaborating with and perhaps even befriending some of the most creatively talented people you will ever know. We have done the same for 14 years.

As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage

Congratulations!

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Your ideal wedding is waiting at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Impeccable service, world-class cuisine and unique local flair complement all your wedding activities. From the engagement party and bridal shower to the reception and accommodations, one of our trained wedding consultants will assist in crafting the perfect celebration for you and your guests. 2015

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COVER CREATIVES Ceremony is a twice-annual magazine with bi-monthly cover changes.

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Ceremony thanks its many quality professional contributors. While Ceremony has made every effort to bring you only the finest professionals’ expertise and advertisements, opinions expressed are solely theirs and all ads are published based on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents thereof. Ad content is not the responsibility of Ceremony. All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. Any reproduction of this publication in whole or in part, photographs, text or otherwise, without written permission of Ceremony Magazine is strictly prohibited. Printed in China. Offices, production, and pre-press in California. Those who wish to submit artwork, images, editorials or weddings for publication should visit our website for submission guidelines. To order back issues of the four 2017 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website. Ceremony™ 2018 © 2018 Wedding Ingenuity Inc All rights reserved

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great list PHOTOGRAPHERS

PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY

CHLOE ATNIP PHOTOGRAPHY

MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO

CHRISTOPHER TODD STUDIOS

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Simply put, photography is what Paul does best. In the twenty years he’s been photographing weddings, he has seen big hair, giant bows, grand veils, and overthe-top opulence. He’s seen the varied popular color schemes, the ”hottest” decor, and of course those dresses. All those dresses! From royal elegance, to classic vintage, or to the mere after-thought dress, what truly matters? In the end, it is the people - you, your family, and your close friends. Those few precious moments when we toss our cares aside for just a few hours and enjoy the small group of people we love so much. Those photographs are both priceless and timeless.

Chloe Atnip has 15 years of experience photographing weddings, beauty, and boudoir. She started her career on the other side of the camera, modeling, and transitioned to photography while attending college at CSULB. The opportunity to help enrich people’s lives through photography brings her great passion and joy. Chloe’s diverse style captures beautiful photos that showcase the true essence of her subjects. She has found success by creating lasting relationships providing high quality photos and customer service while exceeding client expectations.

Mike’s style is most appreciated by the bride that wants artwork; not just snapshots. It all begins with a well-planned, high-fashion 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 oncein-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.

Christopher approaches his work as a storyteller with you as the main character. His images capture unrepeatable moments to reveal stories of love, commitment, fun and laughter. His contemporary style and creative knowledge elevates photography to art. Clients love Christopher for putting them at ease and making photographs that show their personality, chemistry and love for one another. Christopher believes an heirloom wedding album begins long before a photo is taken. Christopher works to understand your story and capture every detail. His craftsmanship and expertise is based on over 15 years of experience photographing hundreds of weddings throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and destinations worldwide.

Weddings still excite Paul. Each weekend as he packs his camera bags, runs through his rituals, check lists, and itineraries, he nervously anticipates the next round of human observation. From the deepest love to brutal animosity, each wedding provides a cornucopia of beautiful human emotions. Paul loves his work; he has the best job in the world! BARNETTPHOTO.COM 619.285.1207

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It is the combined images from the great list of photographers that make up a majority of Ceremony. Their unique blend of personalities and photographic styles are brought to life, detail after detail, wedding after wedding, emotion after emotion, on the pages of Ceremony. This coveted short-list of Ceremony advertising partners is kept exclusively to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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Say “I Do� at The Langham

Quietly nestled just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena, The Langham Huntington captures the style and elegance of classic Southern California. With 23 acres of lush gardens and historic ballrooms, this iconic landmark hotel has been an exclusive wedding venue for more than 100 years.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

ERIN SHIMAZU PHOTOGRAPHY

OANA FOTO

KELLY WATERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Erin is a professional wedding photographer from Los Angeles, whose greatest photographic hope is to use art to touch the world in a positive way and make people happy. She has always been an artist at heart, from a very little girl drawing alongside her Dad at his art table, to later picking up his old, fully-manual Nikon F and falling ecstatically in love with photography. She is now the proud owner of her own business and has shot commercially both in the US and internationally, while her work has been published both in print and online in the United States. "I care deeply about the well being and happiness of my couples and clients. This is why I believe it's so important for me to take the time to understand their needs and personalities, not only so I will know how to best create photos that speak to them and to their story, but also help make them feel as relaxed and as at home as I possibly can. I absolutely love shooting with them, and it means so much to me that they feel the same way!" Erin has a degree in Fine Art and has studied at UCLA, Art Center, Otis College of Art & Design, and Santa Monica College.

Oana Foto's talent of translating a wedding into stunning photographs has kept her clients returning, well after they've tied the knot. A master of her craft, Oana Sweeney is proud of her ability to capture the intimacy of a wedding day while making sure her clients feel relaxed in the process.

Originating from New Jersey, Kelly tends to bring out her accent when she gets really excited in a photographic groove. It makes everyone smile, which takes the edge off and relieves the stress. With a background in professional dance, Kelly brings variety, grace and a solid work virtue to beautiful, sunny California. She is an optimist who believes in perfection. She loves high quality in goods and believes you should have the same. Kelly is a nut for action movies and she loves classic romantic period pieces. She can dance to all music genres, she loves animals and classic American muscle cars, but she loves a Lambo and Ferrari too! Kelly’s goal is to provide perfection for your special day while capturing timeless imagery for you to cherish for a lifetime.

California native born and raised, Ralph's love for film started at an early age. Constantly filming on his VHS camcorder, Ralph created movies in which his family could gather around the TV and reminisce on all the good times. Ralph shot his first wedding film at his sister in law's wedding "just for fun" and it was from there that his childhood love for videography would spark A Touch of Soul Productions.  

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GILMORE STUDIOS ORANGE COUNTY

Gilmore Studios is a wedding photography and video company located in Costa Mesa, CA. Their creative team is ready to document your wedding day! The studio and gallery has been in business since 2003. Most of their couples continue to use their photographers as their families grow. Gilmore Studios pictures your life!

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Founded in 2012, Ralph owns and operates ATOS. After the sudden and heartbreaking loss of his cousin (who was considered like a brother) in 2015, Ralph realized just how important life is and recognized the value of creating memories to last a lifetime. In 2015, Ralph dedicated to the business full-time and has grown exponentially. The ATOS team averages 200 weddings a year and still continues to grow.  The services offered include videography, photography, and photo booth services.  Ralph strives to offer professional services and high quality products for his couples because he truly believes that each individual has their own life story to remember. ATOUCHOFSOULPRODUCTIONS.COM

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JESSICA ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHERS

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SAN DIEGO

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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.

Rachael Smith Photography is based out of beautiful North County San Diego. She strives for every session to feel like a special occasion, encouraging her clients to bask in the feeling of the moment. Whether it’s a proposal or a wedding reception, she channels those inner feelings, heartfelt smiles, and glances into her photography. Her imagery is bright and full of natural light, keeping the main focus on the subject and the details of the occasion. Maintaining a balance of styled and candid charm, Rachael's photography yields an honest and genuine feeling. There is an unmistakable flutter that fills her heart knowing she is there to take part in a one of a kind story and provide a piece of it back, presenting digital libraries of images and printed goods to enjoy for years to come.

Jessica Elizabeth is a full-service wedding photography and cinematography studio founded in 2008 by husband and wife duo, Jessica & Robert. Today the studio has grown to include a team of talented photographers and cinematographers who are passionate about their work and the clients that they serve. At their core, they are storytellers. Their photographic and cinematic philosophy balances contemporary with traditional, where fashion, fine art, photojournalism, and vintage appeal come together in perfect harmony. JESSICAELIZABETH.COM 562.201.9494

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VISUALS BY ARPIT ORANGE COUNTY

Arpit was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Growing up, he had the opportunity to travel around the country, as well as parts of Southeast Asia, Australia, and the U.S. (where he would eventually relocate to in 1998.) In the eighth grade, when his science class took a field trip to hear from scientists returning from Antarctica, Arpit found himself fascinated by a singular image: the aurora australis. Little did he know that nearly a decade later, he would find a passion for photography and pursue it as a career. In 2008, Arpit started out  as an assistant to a local photographer. By the end of the following year, he had already traveled as far as Singapore to capture his second  destination  wedding. Over the years, he has developed and honed  his  own unique style own unique style, hyperrealism, a visual aesthetic where the images produced are a blend between photorealistic paintings and editorial photography. He takes an artisanal approach to his work, capturing the intricately beautiful dance between the couple, the space they occupy, and the light that showers them. VISUALSBYARPIT.COM 949.922.8426

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wedding departments CEREMONY MAGAZINE 2018 | PURE WEDDING INGENUITY

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FASHION & BEAUTY

CATERING & CAKES

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PLANNING & INVITATIONS

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weddings of distinction DANIELLE & KEVIN

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mood photo & video

ELIZABETH & TONY 252 jax connolly photo

AVIE & DEEPAK

lin & jirsa

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NINA & DARREN

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YESENIA & URI

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STEPHANIE & BRIAN

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SAYEMA & CHARLES

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JENNY & SCOTT

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mike arick photography lin & jirsa

jessica elizabeth photographers holly shankland photography shewanders

lance skundrich photography jenna joseph photography lin & jirsa

jessica claire photography honey photographs

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LAURA & JASON

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JILLIAN & COLE

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VENEZIA & KYLE

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ATRIA & ARMIN

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june cochran photography

brianna caster & co. photographers jim kennedy photographers kelly waterman photography steve cowell photo

chloe atnip photography erin shimazu photography sixpence

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LINDSEY & NICK

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LAURA & ANDREW

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BRITTANY & RYAN

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HEATHER & MARTIN

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JULIE & JASON

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JILLIAN & COLIN

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SANAZ & DAVID

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DAWN & MICHAEL

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LINDSAY & SCOTT

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KATJA & CHARLIE

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TANIA & DEAN

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PHOEBE & GUILLERMO

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EMILY & KYLE

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ASHLEY & COREY

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GINA & MATT

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MARITZA & SARAH

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JENNIFER & MICK

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KAITYLN & JAMES

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EMETISSE & PAYUM

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CARLY & DAVE

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JACQUELYN & GARY

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kelly waterman photography oana foto

mood photo & video jodi b photography

aga jones photography paul barnett photography gilmore studios

visuals by arpit

rachael smith photography mood photo & video

paul barnett photography marc kayne & paula kayne stephanie fong photography wheeland photography

mike gillmore photography christopher todd studios dave richards photography wheeland photography lin & jirsa

alexandria monette photography ashley strong photography figlewicz photography

SHEERIN & CRAIG

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KACIE & KEVIN

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MELISSA & KYLE

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BARBIE & FRANKIE

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TAYLOR & BRIAN

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ANNA & GEOFF

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emma hopp photography celina kenyon photography france photographers

christine skari photography lillywhite photography

brett hickman photographers

MARSHA & CHRISTOPHER 366

judy and gavin photography

SHELLY & MATTHEW

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CHANTEL & TOM

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CHRISTINE & JARED

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LAYLA & ANTHONY

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CHRISTINE & AMIR

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JESSICA & BRENT

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MARIA & RYAN

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SARAH & CHRIS

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KHATIYMA & FRANK

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NICOLE & TYLER

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KENDALL & PJ

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JESS & BRENDON

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SOGOL & FRANCIS

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KATIE & RYAN

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melissa vossler photography carrie mccluskey encor studio

studio 23 photography visuals by arpit

katie shuler photography jamie b photography mink photography

dmitry shumanev production lily rose photography mood photo & video

the brides and the bees stefcam photography

mike arick photography

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THE PERFECT ONE

how do you know?

How do you know…he’s the one? You may have been asked this question by your parents, your friends, even yourself. The answer isn’t always perfectly clear; he may or may not be ‘ideal’ on paper; you may have known him for only two months or perhaps you’ve been hanging in there a good five years; he may be a cowboy while you were visualizing a business man. The so-called ‘signs’ aren’t always there, but somehow, you just know. At Ceremony, we feel the same way about our Great List of wedding professionals that we recommend and invite to join our family of advertising partners. We take this vendor collective very seriously, which is why we don’t put arbitrary consideration requirements in an antiquated form. We don’t have a scholastic checklist to help us come up with an ‘A’ grade. We don’t even have a job application type form to fill out. You see, when it comes to choosing our Great List of recommended professionals, we believe there is no specific formula for choosing who we invite to join our family. Probably not unlike you, we take a look-see at Facebook, we inquire with their friends and colleagues and, most importantly, we get to know them by social networking the old-fashioned way (in person). In the end, we go with our gut. We just…know. You will find that some of these recommended vendors have refined their businesses over the past twenty years, while others bring fresh ideas after having recently started their own businesses. Many of our recommended venues are on the AAA Five-Diamond Resort list; others include charming private estates and everything in between. Additionally, the esteemed planners on the following pages each approach weddings in their own unique way, and we have interviewed each of them in order to give you an up close and personal look at their backgrounds, their ideas, and their wedding ingenuity. We hope that you will find this varied Great List vendor collective to be helpful in finding your wedding day professionals. There is no single vendor that is perfect for everyone, but there are vendors that are perfect for you. And when you meet them, you will just know.

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GRAND IDEAS tips & trends from planners and designers BUDGET

FASHION

VOWS

Ombre veils are absolutely stunning! For a bride who wants to infuse some color into her look without going with a full color dress, the veil is an excellent way to do just that.

Nothing is better than writing your own vows. Guests physically lean in with interest when this

Stick to it. Don’t overspend just to impress others. NEON CARROT EVENTS

COLOR

happens! Keep it under two minutes to keep your guests’ attention though.

FOOD

HOT: Floral chandeliers are great for a wow factor. NOT: Bright or colorful groomsmen vests. Stay classy!

Don’t be afraid to use non-traditional colors on your wedding day. Some of the best designs have been with entirely neutral palettes, black accents or unusual color accents like citron.

GB WEDDINGS

MOANA EVENTS

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

XOXO WEDDINGS

TRENDS

DESSERT

GUEST LIST

Small cakes, dessert buffets, and gourmet coffee stations are the way to go. Pinkberry or gelato carts during the summer are a great hit.

Your guest list directly affects your budget. Keeping the guest list concise allows you to have more of what you want to have at your wedding and enjoy it with those who are truly close to you.

CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS

CONFETTI SKIES

LATE NIGHT SNACKS

When booking entertaiment, take into consideration how long your event is and if the artists have a minimum amount of hours. For example, a string trio or mariachi will usually have a two hour minimum, so make sure you have them stay for cocktail hour or before ceremony in order to make the most out of your time with them.

Only​ ​in​ ​California​ ​can​ ​you​ ​ expect​ ​to​ ​find​ ​an after-hours​ ​ In-N-Out​ ​truck at​ ​a​ ​wedding. It’s​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​surprise​ ​ your​ ​guests,​ ​and​ ​fresh burgers​ ​ ​are​ ​truly​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​ way​ ​to​ ​end​ ​your​ ​wedding​ ​ night​ ​with​ ​a​ ​bang.

EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS

AQUAFUZION

Table service, buffet, family style, food truck? The options are limitless, but it really depends on the type of event you’re aiming for.

FOOD FAVORS Favors have been replaced by welcome bags. CHIC PRODUCTIONS

Remember, these photos will be in your home forever. Always pick a photographer who has a style you connect with. The price can be negotiable. BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

HONEYMOON

DÉCOR

Opt for a non-traditional honeymoon like an Alaskan cruise. You can do spa and pool days, eat delicious food, and also get to adventure and see a

FASHION Lace, lace and lace! Strapless and less skin are out, and silhouettes are in. Dramatic long veils are back. Changing into second dresses is still a trend. Less lips and more lashes. BELLA VITA EVENTS

AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

on the feel of your reception.

EVENTS BY CORI

enjoy ocean views all day. You

LIGHTING

service will have a huge impact

PHOTOGRAPHY

ENTERTAINMENT

Lighting is the key element that sets the ambiance of the event. If soft lights are used, you have the ability to create a fresh, airy, and romantic ambiance.

Keep in mind that the style of

new place together! PERFECTLY MADE WEDDINGS

Always think of your dance floor! Not upgrading this décor piece is typically a mistake, as this is where so many photos are centered. The first dance alone is reason enough to budget for a beautiful rental. White, black, custom decals, round shape, etc., the options are endless! The floor will make a huge impact on your reception space and it's the center of your celebration all night long. ENGAGED EVENTS

COLOR

BEAUTY

Bold jewel tones are gorgeous. Having a strong color palette will make your photos pop!

Include bustling your dress in the timeline.

BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS

NEON CARROT EVENTS

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Crown Weddings & Events Beautifully Designed Events

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GRAND IDEAS tips & trends from planners and designers FLOWERS

BUDGET

ENTERTAINMENT

Figure out what's most important to you. For example, if you and your fiance love donuts, don't go overboard on getting a wedding cake.

A current ​obsession​ ​is​ ​lush​ ​

Music is so important!

greenery​ ​paired​ ​with​ ​geometric​ ​

Combining a band and a DJ is

shapes.​ ​Natural​ ​foliage

a great mix so that everyone

complemented​ ​by​ ​mixed​ ​metal​ ​

involved has a great time.

structural​ ​elements​ ​emanates​ ​

Always hire a band that can

the​ ​picture-perfect​ ​modern​ ​

play everything but focuses on

romantic​ ​vibe.

your style of music.

COLOR

BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

AQUAFUZION

BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Capri, Italy and Monte Carlo, Monaco are the front-runners for unique destination weddings.

PHOTOGRAPHY

While there is still plenty of soft palettes of blush, ivory and rose gold, there is a rise in bold colors and patterns as well. Shades of fuchsia and burnt orange were used a lot this year.

Photo booths have been and continue to be very popular at weddings. It is a fun and interactive way to entertain your guests; however, they can also be a distraction. Consider starting your photo booth after all the major events. After cake cutting is usually a great time as guests are beginning to move around and the most important events such as dinner, speeches, first dance, and parent dances have already occurred.

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS

CEREMONY

BEVERAGE

FOOD TRENDS

A circular arch symbolizes eternal love and can be used throughout the rest of the wedding décor.

Consider sangria stations. They’re colorful and delicious for the guests.

Two elements to incorporate are marble and watercolor. These can especially be used for wedding cakes and invitations.

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AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

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RECEPTION

COLOR

FASHION

A smart color scheme is the place to start for much of your wedding planning. Whether you'd like a subdued, elegant wedding or the bold party of the century, colors can help tell your story. While there are still limitless color combinations, there is a balance between the individual client’s taste and seasonal design elements.

Trends are constantly changing, so be you on your wedding day. But, kick it up a notch! There are so many styles out there now that you are sure to find one that is beautiful and shows off the real you.

EVENTS BY CORI

CONFETTI SKIES

TRANSPORTATION If you are providing transportation for your guests, include a boarding time and a departure time, that way you're not keeping guests waiting for that one friend who is notoriously late.

Plan to sit down and eat dinner. Guests will come up to you to say hello. NEON CARROT EVENTS

FOOD

CEREMONY

Do you want a buffet while still keeping the event formal? Consider serving the appetizer and salad courses and then having your guests get up for two or three really wonderful entrée stations.

Unplugged ceremonies are a must-do. Having your guests present and enjoying the moment with you is far superior to looking out onto a sea of iphones instead of faces.

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MOANA EVENTS

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

FASHION

TRENDS

Long, floral print bridesmaids’ dresses are so romantic!

LOVE IT: Gold OVER IT: Blush

ENGAGED EVENTS

PERFECTLY MADE WEDDINGS

BUDGET There are surprises when it comes to the budget. When building a budget, there should be about 10% wiggle room. That way when anything goes slightly over it’s not a deal-breaker! XOXO WEDDINGS

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GRAND IDEAS tips & trends from planners and designers CEREMONY

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY

Make sure ceremony audio visual is at the top of your priority list. Guests want to hear your ceremony and especially your vows. If your microphone does not work, or if the quality of the sound is bad, then the guests walk away from the ceremony not knowing what you just promised to each other. It is impossible for them to completely share in the moment if they are not able to hear what is going on at the altar.

Never skimp on photography and make sure your contract includes proofs being delivered in eight weeks or less.

NEON CARROT EVENTS

FOOD

HONEYMOON

Have fun with your wedding menu! Instead of going with something safe, share your favorite foods with your guests,

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

ENGAGED EVENTS

Give your friends & family plenty of notice so they can join you. Your wedding is the perfect excuse for a vacation.

highlight ethnic cuisines, have fun with the service style,

DETAILS Consider incorporating some of your family heritage into the event,

and serve something they will remember.

whether it's in the food, entertainment or favors.

Make sure to check the weather of where you will be honeymooning as the time of year will dictate what location would be the best. Remember, just because it is sunny where you live doesn't guarantee it will be where you honeymoon. It is okay to postpone a honeymoon if your budget does not allow, but as a general rule of thumb, just make sure to go within the first year of your marriage.

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VENUE

TRENDS

Couples are looking at weekday wedding dates more now than ever. They can get into the hotel they want for a better price and still have money left over to create a unique luxury experience.

OVER IT: Burlap & mason jars

EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS

WEDDINGFOOD PARTY GIFTS

LOVE IT: Marble & velvet

Matching robes for the bridesmaids and personalized flasks for groomsmen.

CONFETTI SKIES

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

BELLA VITA EVENTS

COLOR

FAVORS

LIGHTING

Tile​ ​place​ ​cards​ ​double​ ​as​ ​an​ ​ escort​ ​arrangement​ ​and​ ​a​ ​ favor,​ ​so​ ​what’s​ ​not​ ​to​ ​love?​ ​ They​ ​are the​ ​perfect​ ​way​ ​to​ ​ add​ ​flair​ ​to​ ​your​ ​special​ ​day,​ ​ they​ ​are​ ​easy to personalize, and the style options are endless.

It’s all about ambiance. Every couple wants to create a more romantic and intimate environment. Wedding lighting is the best, and simplest, way to establish both. Consider using more pendant lights with bare strands of bulbs, chandeliers (both vintage and modern) and candelabras to cast a soft glow.

AQUAFUZION

EVENTS BY CORI

REHEARSAL DINNER Keep the rehearsal dinner intimate and enjoy spending time with your close family and friends before it gets overwhelming with all your guests on the wedding day.

Fresh French blue, blush, and white will go with any wedding in any location. AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

TRANSPORTATION

DÉCOR

You can never go wrong with a classic car! It’s absolutely timeless and puts your wedding on a whole other level.

Do not spend all your budget in one area. A slightly smaller centerpiece will have more impact on a beautiful linen. Spend a little money creating a wow factor with flowers, whether it's an arrangement on the place card table or a stunning floral or greenery chandelier over the dance floor. These elements will be remembered by your guests.

XOXO WEDDINGS

CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS

BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

BEAUTY

PHOTOGRAPHY

TRENDS

Hire a stylist to stay through the reception for touch-ups or to change your hair style.

Consider a first look! This allows for enough photographic coverage and couples can feel more relaxed and have the edge taken off before walking out in front of family and friends.

AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

BELLA VITA EVENTS

LOVE IT: Outdoor venues where you can completely build your dream wedding design! OVER IT: Gobo lights are so last year! Opt for a nice vinyl sticker on the dance floor instead! BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS

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GRAND IDEAS tips & trends from planners and designers LIGHTING

HONEYMOON

CEREMONY

Bali! ​Named​ ​the​ ​greatest​ ​ destination​ ​on​ ​earth​ ​by Trip Advisor this year, this exotic island is just so rich in culture and experience. Lush vegetation and panoramic views create the most breathtaking moments, and it's hard to dream of a better way to kick-start your marriage!

Spend some time personalizing your ceremony at least 2-3 months beforehand. The details of the ceremony set the scene for the rest of the wedding day. Incorporate a favorite poem, a small verse from a grandparent, or even a verse from a romantic song. Something that touches you will also be enjoyable for your guests. CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS

AQUAFUZION

LINENS Linen companies have expanded their lines into so many directions for 2018, and it will be exciting to design with new textures and colors!

The correct lighting is so important! Sometimes having too much lighting can wash out every detail in the room, beautiful linens, flowers, etc. Making sure everything is well balanced is key. BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

BUDGET

GUEST LIST

Spend your money where you want to spend it and be true to who you are and what you want your guests to experience. If you’re a big foodie, put your money into catering and see if your caterer can craft a custom menu for you. If you love music, invest in a DJ that does amazing mixes or a band that you and your fiancé love.

Always make sure to have an (A) column and a (B) column. Also make sure to order at least 20 percent more invitations so that you may be able to send a invitation to anyone in your (B) column if you get no's from you (A) column.

CONFETTI SKIES

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

FOOD

ENTERTAINMENT

Customize an item on the menu to represent a memory together. For example, if your first date was on Taco Tuesday or to a cooking class, consider incorporating that into your menu.

A violin accompanying the DJ is an unexpected but delightful form of entertainment.

BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS

AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS

FOOD CEREMONY Don’t print a start time on the invitation that is earlier than you really plan to start the ceremony. You are punishing guests who show up on time! NEON CARROT EVENTS

TRENDS

PHOTOGRAPHY

GUEST LIST

Photography is important; these are your tangible memories of the day and you want someone with a great reputation whose style you will still love a decade from now.

The first step in planning your wedding should be the guest list. This way when searching for a venue, you can ensure that your venue has the capacity to hold all of your guests.

MOANA EVENTS

BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

BEVERAGE Crafted cocktails are everything at weddings. It takes signature drinks in a clever new direction.

LOVE IT: mirrored tables, a classic, clean palette that’s timeless, and gold accents OVER IT: candy bars and large bridal parties BELLA VITA EVENTS

TRADITIONS

VIDEOGRAPHY

Couples have more fun creating their own wedding traditions versus doing what has always been done. While the framework of the wedding day remains intact, couples are incorporating exactly what they want (or don’t want) to do.

Make sure to add on an Instagram highlight of your wedding day to your videography package! It is a quick, fun snapshot of the event that you can share with family and friends typically just a few days after the wedding!

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

ENGAGED EVENTS

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

BUDGET

TRENDS

TRANSPORTATION

A successful designer is one who can be creative and unique while staying within the budget given.

HOT: Velvet NOT: Aisle runners

Consider setting up a complimentary Uber code for your guests to use.

AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

ENGAGED EVENTS

AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

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PAGEANT OF THE WEDDING MASTERS Paying tribute to the legacy of Laguna Beach’s love for the arts, the #CeremonyEvent was alive with color and artistic expression. Our floral designers drew inspiration from a self-chosen piece of fine art that they love and created stunning tables for guests to enjoy. It was a delicious, captivating and celebratory evening for all!

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BEAUTY & THE BEAT Ceremony Magazine was proud to welcome our esteemed guests to Envy Lounge for an evening of beauty and entertainment. It was our pleasure to mix and mingle with such a talented group, and we toast to the accomplishments of the collective vendors who created an inviting atmosphere among which to sip, savor, and celebrate.

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great list COORDINATORS

BELLA VITA EVENTS

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS

LOS ANGELES

SAN DIEGO

The mission of Bella Vita Events is simple: They believe in letting you be a guest at your own event, and to have a stress-free, fun and quality-controlled experience that is delivered seamlessly on a budget every time.

Victoria Schroeder has been expertly coordinating and designing weddings for over 15 years since moving back to San Diego from New York City. She brings a wealth of experience and resources to her brides and their families with her great relationships with venues and vendors. Her sense of style, sophistication and humor give her a unique edge to her style of wedding planning, which she describes as a hybrid of quick and efficient, paired with a mellow, easy-going personality. In the last five years, Victoria Weddings and Events has expanded to include an incredible, experienced team of coordinators who share Victoria's love of creating beautiful memories for their clients.

Bella Vita Events, which means “beautiful life” events, is a premiere full service event planning and visionary design studio. Bella Vita Events loves to co-create with their clients, and they believe that the inspiration is already inside of you...they just need to help pull it out. Bella Vita Events is all about you, and together with you they can turn your dreams into a reality. They are professionals with personality. They are experienced wedding producers. They are money manager, nerve calmers, logistical organizers, resource gem locators, and most importantly, they love what they do, and they are the real deal. The place that inspires me most is: My home. It's where I feel safe to create/inspire and be surrounded by influences of travel, family, and purpose. My design aesthetic: To create a space where my client is inspired through color, vision boards, linens, etc and then to use my experience of travel, design and resources to make their dreams a reality. I’m a stickler management.

for:

time

BELLAVITAEVENTS.COM 818.874.0776

AQUAFUZION LOS ANGELES

For​ ​the​ ​past​ ​15​ ​years,​ ​the​ ​team​ ​ at​ ​Aquafuzion​ ​has​ ​created​ ​and​ ​ brought​ ​visions​ ​to​ ​life​ ​for​ ​people​ ​ from​ ​all over​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​​ ​Whether​ ​ it​ ​be​ ​the​ ​couple’s​ ​ideas​ ​or​ ​their​ ​ creative​ ​designers’,​ ​Aquafuzion​ ​ can​ ​make​ ​it​ ​happen. What​ ​started​ ​ off​ ​as​ ​a​ ​small​ ​design​ ​and​ ​planning​ ​ company​ ​has​ ​now​ ​expanded​ ​ into​ ​an​ ​all-encompassing, onestop-shop.​ ​At​ ​Aquafuzion,​ they​ ​ plan​ ​events,​ ​create​ ​unique​ ​ floral​ ​designs​ ​for​ ​any​ ​occasion,​ ​ and​ ​they also​ ​house​ ​their​ ​own​ ​ stationery​ ​print​ ​shop.​ ​Together,​ ​ the​ ​team​ Aquafuzion ​can​ ​provide​ ​ extensive​ ​knowledge throughout​ ​ any​ ​step​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wedding​ ​planning​ ​ process​ ​as​ ​they​ ​have​ ​for​ ​so​ ​many​ ​ of​ ​our​ ​previous​ ​couples.

CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS SAN DIEGO

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! My design aesthetic: Classic, elegant, beautifully designed events. I’m a stickler for: Details, details, details and cohesion throughout the event. On my bucket list: Visiting New Zealand and Dubai.

The best chill day includes: Sailing.

The place that inspires me the most is: Paris, France. Trademarked as “The City of Love”, and rightfully so, there are just so many design elements to draw inspiration from. Every street corner elicits feelings of intimacy, luxury, and romance, and the architecture and culture provoke us to push the boundaries on our designs.

If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: Santa Margherita Pino Grigio.

The best chill day includes: Family, friends, good conversation and food.

One thing I will not tolerate: Vendors that are not team players.

Something I’d like you to know about me: I really love what I do and I have a wicked sense of humor.

If I had a superpower: To never have to sleep! There never seems to be enough hours in a day, and Debbie is always on the go. Can you imagine what she could do with all that extra time? The possibilities are endless.

If I won the lottery: I would give a big chunk to charity or start one of my own.

My design aesthetic: Mix of feminine and masculine. I’m a stickler for: Details. My secret (or not-so-secret) fetish: The British Virgin Islands.

If I could have coffee or dinner with any one person: Brian Regan. VICTORIAWE.COM 619.887.4915

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My biggest Instagram obsession: Sacks Productions — their events are out of this world. The best chill day includes: Great lunch, a walk on the beach, and a movie with my husband. If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: Rombauer Cabernet. My favorite charity: 100friends.org

My proudest accomplishment: The charitable works I do with 100 Friends. CROWNWEDDINGS.COM 619.571.6515

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MELANIE OSORIO

Romantic · Unique · Memorable 949.322.1091 · eventsbycori.com 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E - #204, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Visit our website for the boutique bridal show locations we produce in Orange County.

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ENGAGED EVENTS

CHIC PRODUCTIONS

MOANA EVENTS

AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

ORANGE COUNTY

HAWAII

ORANGE COUNTY

LOS ANGELES

Engaged Events was established in 2010 and has since grown into a passionate team of dedicated, professional wedding consultants. One of the most sought-after coordination boutiques in Orange County, Engaged provides couples with a personalized and collaborative approach to planning the wedding of their dreams. With years of wedding, hotel, catering and management experience, Candice Sanders and Jenna Wesseln consistently provide their clients with the peace of mind that they deserve along their planning journey. As preferred coordinators at some of SoCal’s most popular wedding venues, the Engaged team boasts a vast portfolio of event styles from extravagant affairs to intimate gatherings, all reflective of the unique needs and individual styles of their couples.

Morgan is passionate about celebrating life's occasions and believes that they should be filled with personality, beauty and joy. She got her start planning and producing events over sixteen years ago in New York City where she was blessed to work with some of the best names in the industry. A decade ago, Morgan moved back to her home state of Hawaii and opened her own event planning firm where she has had the pleasure of designing and producing beautiful weddings, celebrity events, directing editorial shoots and speaking, writing and coaching on event styling & planning. Most recently, Moana Events has expanded the brand to include gorgeous elopement collections, Modern Elopement. Morgan is the fourth generation of her family to be born and raised in Hawaii, and she knows how fortunate she is to do the job she loves and call this paradise her home.

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.

After Eight Event Planning & Design is a premiere planning company based in Los Angeles. The After Eight team specializes in consulting, designing and planning upscale social events, including but not limited to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversary and birthday parties, as well as corporate events, holiday parties, theme parties, appreciation dinners, and much more. As experienced designers, their mission is to execute the vision of their client and turn it into reality.

If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: Coffee.

My favorite charity: The International Princess Project.

My design Elegant.

Island

The best chill day includes: A book, a fire and a blanket.

I’m a stickler for: Timeless design.

My proudest accomplishment: My 3 amazing children I call “The Crew”

Three words to describe the best wedding day ever: Effortless, beautiful and heartfelt.

CHICPRODUCTIONS.COM 714.596.4455

The place that inspires us most is: Nature! Being outside is the best form of inspiration. Color, texture, sound, temperature and lighting all can awaken the senses and stir up creative ideas! Our design aesthetic: Classic, timeless, personal and romantic. We love personal details, great lighting, romantic draping, fluffy garden flowers, and anything that sparkles! Each wedding is unique though, and we work to weave our clients’ personalities and personal style into their events. Sometimes that is more edgy, bold, modern, or even rustic based on the wedding décor they are dreaming of. ENGAGEDEVENTS.US 562.639.9623

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If I had a superpower: Time travel. My go-to Pandora or Spotify play lists: Frank Sinatra. The place that inspires me most is: Disneyland. My design aesthetic: Classic with a modern twist. I’m a stickler for: Kindness. When you are kind to others, they will go the extra mile for you. If I could have coffee or dinner with any one person: Walt Disney. All-time favorite movie: Pride & Prejudice.

My go-to Pandora or Spotify play lists: Blackmill. My favorite charity: Compassion International. MOANAEVENTS.COM 808.354.0307

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My secret (or not-so-secret) fetish: I always vision myself as the client on the day of their event to make everything excellent. The place that inspires me most is: Paris, the city of fashion, art, love and history. Something I’d like you to know about me: My name “Shadi” in Farsi means happy and in Indian language means “wedding”. I am known for my happiness and I am in a job where we deal with weddings, so I guess my name suites me! You may be surprised to learn: I am very flexible and fair. On my bucket list: Make a difference in the wedding industry. Three words to describe the best wedding day ever: Fresh, airy, heavenly, smooth and soft. My favorite app for fun: Gilt My f avo r i t e charity: International Society of Children My big ges t obsession: Up Stylish

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COORDINATORS

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ESTHER SUN

LUCAS ROSSI

ESTHER SUN

We’re a bunch of gals that love LOVE and phenomenal parties. Serving Southern California and beyond! JENNY SMITH

213.422.7002 I XOXOWED.COM I HELLO@XOXOWED.COM

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BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS

AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING

CONFETTI SKIES

LOS ANGELES

ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

Sara and Jenny are experienced creators, logistical geniuses, time savers, gem finders, money managers, patience directors and dream makers. They are the co-founders of At Your Door Events, a full service event company. They are best known for their success as wedding planners and event designers in Southern California.

BEL Event Productions began back in 2008 as a wedding planning company and has grown into a full production rental, floral design and event planning company.

Aimee has been in the industry since 2007 and was a venue manager, catering sales rep, and assistant wedding planner prior to opening Confetti Skies. Being on the venue and catering side prior to opening her business, she understands the back-ofhouse details and the importance of having a solid timeline.

The place that inspires me most is: Grocery store magazine aisle/ rack. I will wait in a longer line just to peak at all the interior design magazines!

All-time favorite movie: The Wedding Planner or The Princess Bride... for obvious reasons!

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.

My design aesthetic: Modern, clean and fresh. I’m a stickler for: Good movies. I will not watch anything unless there is Oscar buzz. My go-to Pandora or Spotify play lists: On repeat, Big Little Lies soundtrack! All-time favorite movie: Forrest Gump. Just a great classic! You may be surprised to learn: I drive about 25K miles each year. I live on the road! On my bucket list: To learn calligraphy. My favorite app for weddings: National Weather Service App gives you hourly weather forecast. You can’t play around with Mother Nature on wedding days.

I’m a stickler for: Being on time! My secret (or not-so-secret) fetish: We love candles and anything that sparkles!

On my bucket list: Producing a wedding in Santorini, Greece. My favorite charity: ISCC is a charity that supports children with cancer, across the US and around the world. This past year we had the opportunity to work with them in benefit of their foundation. The most important thing in my life: Creating a legacy and those we share it with. If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: We love drinking champagne, our personalities become as bubbly as the drink in our glasses! I am a huge advocate for: Stay on the dance floor as long as possible, party the night away! BELEVENTPRODUCTIONS.COM

714.544.7526

ATYOURDOOREVENTS.COM 888.489.9671

I could listen to these bands all day: Garth Brooks, ColdPlay, and Nora Jones. My signature Chardonnay.

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The most adventurous thing I’ve done: Becoming a mom and skydiving. A design element I never tire of: Flowers! Vacation home: We have a home in Big Bear and it’s my happy place. BOUTIQUEEVENTPLANNING.COM

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Her philosophy is that a wedding planner is a reliable expert that can help take your day to the next level. Even if a couple wants to do all of the planning up front, a month-of coordinator is worth the investment to tie up loose ends and ensure your day runs smoothly. Even as a wedding planner herself, Aimee hired a month-of planner to coordinate her own wedding, showing just how strongly she feels about the necessity and benefits of hiring a planner! Best advice I’ve ever received: Be your authentic self because you’re the one who will be by your side every step of the way. I’m a stickler for: A well run timeline and vendor teamwork. The best chill day includes: Disneyland with the family. If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: Coffee! CONFETTISKIES.COM 949.701.7132

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Events by Cori is an innovative planning team focusing on the fresh, the fun & the memorable. From curating custom design elements to selecting top-tier team, we have decades of experience handling the details so you can enjoy your special day! My design aesthetic: Classic and timeless. | All-time favorite movie: Something’s Got to Give. | On my bucket list: A visit to Mt. Rushmore. | My favorite charity: Working Wardrobes. | The best chill day includes: Coffee and a good book. | One thing I’ve never done: Skydiving. | Recent great book I’ve read: Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes. | Best advice I’ve ever received: “Just be yourself” solid advice from my mother.

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everything

because this moment means

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Wedding Planning & Coordination www.engagedevents.us | 562.639.9623

JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Carmen has been in the wedding industry for over a decade, beginning as a floral designer and owner of a boutique floral shop in Orange County and then transitioning into an event designer. With an eye and passion for design, she has been able to help countless couples create the wedding of their dreams. Carmen believes what makes an event special is the little details that tell the story of the couple. This is why she makes sure to sit down with every couple getting to know them, their style, likes, dislikes and passion. The expression is in every detail. My role model: Is my mother. She is such a hard working business woman. | I am a huge advocate for: Animals, especially dogs. I just recently rescued my third dog, a cute shepard, labrador, pit mix. | You may be surprised to learn: I not only speak Spanish but also French and can understand some Italian and Arabic | My biggest Instagram obsession: I am secretly obsessed with anything food related, especially desserts.

EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS

EXPRESSIONARYEVENTS.COM 888.881.0558

ORANGE COUNTY

PERFECTLY MADE WEDDINGS

XOXO WEDDINGS

GB WEDDINGS

ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE COUNTY

LOS ANGELES

SAN DIEGO

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.

Niloufar began her career as a pharmacy technician, worked at a pharmaceutical company and then became owner of her company, Perfectly Made Weddings, LLC. Her good friend, Summer McLane, who was also starting her career as a wedding coordinator, inspired Niloufar Gibson’s jump into wedding and event planning. From that time on, Niloufar has created and planned the wedding events for couples in Southern California.

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.

Grecia always had a dream of opening her own business and sharing her creativity with the world. After successfully planning her own wedding in 2010, she found her passion in weddings and events. Her go-getter personality helped her open doors and build relationships with experts in the wedding and event industry. She has collaborated with renowned vendors in San Diego and has worked side by side with some of the most talented wedding and event planners in the area.

I’m a stickler for: Starting the ceremony on time. On my bucket list: To stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden. If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life: Iced coffee. I am a huge advocate for: Marriage equality. If I could have coffee or dinner with any one person: Steve Martin. If I won the lottery: I would pay off family & friends' mortgages. If I had a superpower: My hugs would heal illnesses. The smartest person I know: My dog, Ruby. NEONCARROTEVENTS.COM 949.285.2043

My biggest Instagram obsession: Anything that has to do with Disney! I am a huge Disney fan! I follow all the Disney lifestyle bloggers. Best advice I’ve ever received: Communication! C o m m u n i c a t i o n ! Communication! It is the key to any relationship, including marriage. It is what helps with any type of issue/problem, or idea that comes. Listen, I have been married almost 13 years, and that is what has really made us grow and get closer together. One thing I will not tolerate: When someone is late for meeting up with me and doesn’t give me notice about it. If you tell me you are running late, that is fine. But otherwise, I think it is disrespectful and frankly, rude. PERFECTLYMADEWEDDINGS.COM

888.988.4625

The place that inspires me most is: For Melissa B, it’s anywhere she can put on her headphones and turn up the volume! Music is her happy place! My design aesthetic: For Kelly P, it’s basically anything by Magnolia Market. You may be surprised to learn: That all of our coordinators were once previous clients! They loved planning their weddings so much that they chose to work with us! Bonus surprised to learn: Mel L used to be a stunt person! On my bucket list: For Christine, it’s to travel all over the world! Visits would include Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. The best chill day includes: Kaci will always hit up a Korean spa! It’s the best way to relax and unwind after a crazy weekend of work. If I could have coffee or dinner with any one person: For Kaci, it’s Betty White! She loves those Golden Girls! XOXOWED.COM 213.422.7002

Her attentiveness to detail and outside of the box thinking makes her events unique. She customizes her work to her client’s taste while providing them with her professional guidance and advice. Her efficiency, honesty and calm personality makes her events flawless and her client's special day memorable. Something I’d like you to know about me: Most of my brides tell me they feel calm after talking to me. Best advice I’ve ever received: Let go and things will flow. The best chill day includes: A couple movies, warm blanket, and a hot cappuccino. GBINDERWEDDINGS.COM 619.302.5422

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I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all. I love you in the winter, summer, spring and in the fall. I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore. I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore. ~ Words by F.B. Silverwood, Music by A.F. Frankenstein

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS The diversity of California’s countless venues is here at your fingertips. With a myriad of offerings, from historical landmarks to hidden city nooks, you will find the perfect wedding backdrop in this Great List of Southern California venues.

MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY LAHAINA, HAWAII

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE

L'AUBERGE DEL MAR

At this romantic beachfront setting, the spirit of Hawaii adds even more joy to your wedding day with lush lawns, captivating indoor and outdoor spaces, and the legendary Cliff House perched over the sea.

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

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

FOURSEASONS.COM/WESTLAKEVILLAGE

LAUBERGEDELMAR.COM

THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES LA JOLLA

BALBOA BAY RESORT NEWPORT BEACH

THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON PASADENA

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

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

The Langham Huntington captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California. With 23 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and historic ballrooms, this iconic landmark hotel is the perfect wedding venue where your fairytale begins.

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LANGHAMHOTELS.COM/PASADENA

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For special waterfront wedding packages, call 855.241.7671 or visit BalboaBayResort.com

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

PARK HYATT AVIARA | CARLSBAD

MONARCH BEACH RESORT | DANA POINT

With its airy oceanfront terrace and striking regal ballroom, the resort promises lavishness and romance.

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

AVIARAWEDDINGS.COM

MONARCHBEACHRESORT.COM

THEBEACHCOMBERCAFE.COM

DISNEY’S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS ANAHEIM A dream is a wish your heart makes and whether your wish is for a wedding that's classically elegant or distinctly Disney, there is a venue that will make your dreams come true. DISNEYWEDDINGS.COM/CALIFORNIA

CASINO SAN CLEMENTE | SAN CLEMENTE

SEVEN-DEGREES | LAGUNA BEACH

An iconic event space in the heart of San Clemente with a history of music and dancing is the ultimate location to celebrate your vows.

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.

THECASINOSANCLEMENTE.COM

SEVEN-DEGREES.COM

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; PAUL BARNETT; KRISTEN BOOTH; DPARK PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEACHCOMBER CAFE | CRYSTAL COVE Tucked away in the Historic District, The Beachcomber Cafe’s multiple event sites with panoramic waterfront views present unlimited possibilities.

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A place this special needs to be shared ...

rancho las lomas is one of the most elegant event locations in america. this restored early california rancho offers a private and intimate atmosphere, surrounded by an exquisitely manicured botanical and zoological garden. we welcome you to visit our special location.

19191 Lawrence Canyon, Silverado, California 92676 (949) 888-3080 • Fax (949) 888-3084 • www.rancholaslomas.com Corporate

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

WIENS FAMILY CELLARS | TEMECULA 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.

LUXURY ESTATE WEDDINGS & EVENTS | SOCAL Magnificent private estates of extraordinary grandeur set in Malibu, Orange County, Palm Springs and San Diego. LUXURYESTATEWEDDINGS.COM

THE LOFT ON PINE | LONG BEACH

TALEGA GOLF CLUB SAN CLEMENTE

Built in 1903, this chic urban venue boasts 10,000 square feet of wood floors, iconic columns, old brick walls, and vaulted "barn-like" ceilings with skylights, and an impeccably restored Great Hall.

Spanish archways, lush landscaping, courtyard, waterfalls and unique underground tunnels make a picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception.

THELOFTONPINE.COM

TALEGAGOLFCLUB.COM

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

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; EVOKE PHOTOGRAPHY; TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY; CLICK CHICKS; JIM KENNEDY

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SAN DIEGO ZOO AND SAFARI PARK SAN DIEGO & ESCONDIDO The unique and lush venues at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park create the perfect backdrop for your special celebration. It's a one of kind experience you and your guests won't soon forget!

LOSCOYOTESCC.COM

SANDIEGOZOO.ORG/WEDDINGS

THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE | RANCHO SANTA FE

ENVY LOUNGE | NEWPORT BEACH

This private country estate is its own enchanted village offering ambiances from expansive green lawns and garden nooks to ballrooms and banquet settings under the starry sky.

Envy Lounge, a lavish speakeasy-style bar and restaurant located near the John Wayne Airport, is Orange County’s newest best nightlife scene and special event venue.

THEINNATRSF.COM

ENVYLOUNGEOC.COM

SEACLIFF COUNTRY CLUB | HUNTINGTON BEACH

RANCHO LAS LOMAS | SILVERADO

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.

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

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RANCHOLASLOMAS.COM

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; CHRISTOPHER TODD; JAIME CRAIG; BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY; SARGEANT PHOTOGRAPHY; ACQUA PHOTO; DAVINI PHOTOGRAPHY

LOS COYOTES COUNTRY CLUB | BUENA PARK 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.

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DOCUVITAE

stablished in 1927, the Ebell of Los Angeles is an architectural masterpiece that brings incomparable history, glamour and elegance to each of its special events and weddings.

743 South Lucerne Boulevard Los Angeles California 90005 inquiry@ebelloflosangeles.com www.ebelloflosangeles.com 323-931-1277 Facebook @EbellofLAEvents

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HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS | SAN DIEGO, MARINA DEL REY, NEWPORT 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.

PALA CASINO SPA RESORT | PALA Storybook lawns and gardens with views of Palomar Mountain serve as scenic and secluded ceremony settings. PALACASINO.COM

HUNTINGTON BAY CLUB | HUNTINGTON BEACH

FIVE CROWNS | CORONA DEL MAR

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.

Inspired by a traditional English country inn, this lovely spot will provide a romantic backdrop for your most important occasion. THEFIVECROWNS.COM

HUNTINGTONBAYCLUB.COM

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON | LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY | ESCONDIDO

The tranquil Kyoto Garden offers a unique venue for romantic weddings in the city.

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

DOUBLETREELADOWNTOWN.COM

ORFILA.COM

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HORNBLOWERWEDDINGS.COM

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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

Mink Photography + Plum & Oak Photo

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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

COTO-DE-CAZA.COM

ESTATEONSECOND.COM

HANGAR 21 | FULLERTON

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES

LAVENTA.COM

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. EBELLOFLOSANGELES.COM

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VENUES; IMAGERY IMMACULATE; KRISTINA ADAMS; JIM KENNEDY; DAVELLO PHOTOGRAPHY; ALEXANDRIA MONETTE

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The perfect wedding of style and service. All delivered seamlessly.

Celebrate your big day at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Choose from delightful indoor and outdoor venues for your ceremony and reception, and allow our wedding specialists to thoughtfully address every detail and assist in creating a customized event that reflects your personal style and preferences. We’ll help you make memories for yourselves and your guests in one of the most scenic locations in Southern California. Plus, you’ll receive complimentary honeymoon nights to celebrate your new life together simply by hosting your wedding with us. Become a World of Hyatt™ member and redeem the points you earn at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide. To book your wedding or for more information, call 619 221 4830 or visit missionbay.regency.hyatt.com. HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY SPA AND MARINA 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, California, USA 92109

The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2018 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY SPA & MARINA SAN DIEGO

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!

A unique and picturesque wedding site that will have the bride beaming and your guests staying to enjoy the surroundings until the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean.

WATERFRONTRESORT.COM

MISSIONBAY.REGENCY.HYATT.COM

SUMMIT HOUSE | FULLERTON

TOWNE PARK BREW | ANAHEIM

This Old English Tudor Manor fascinates with incredible views of the countryside, impeccable service and masterful cuisine.

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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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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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

CAPE REY CARLSBAD, A HILTON RESORT | CARLSBAD

CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH | SAN DIEGO

A luxury ocean front resort, Cape Rey Carlsbad offers a magnificent wedding venue for you and your guests. We want your special day to be absolutely perfect and with our gorgeous location and attentive resort staff, your wedding is sure to be unforgettable

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

CASA GUADALAJARA | OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO

ALISO VIEJO COUNTRY CLUB | ALISO VIEJO

Get into the fiesta spirit at this Old Town icon with vibrant décor, lush patios and award-winning Mexican cuisine guests will rave about.

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.

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HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA HUNTINGTON BEACH

Experience the romance and warmth of Old Mexico at this San Diego icon, while treating guests to award-winning Mexican cuisine, serenades from strolling mariachis and frothy margaritas.

Elegant courtyards and grand ballrooms fill the resort, which is encompassed by the dazzling Pacific.

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Dreamy suites and luxurious amenities. More beginnings.

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE SAN DIEGO

MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT RANCHO SANTA FE

THE WESTIN SAN DIEGO GASLAMP QUARTER HOTEL | SAN DIEGO

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.

Unique wedding venue and boutique resort reinvented with state-of-the-art renovations in the picturesque and peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe.

From city chic ballrooms to terraces under the stars, the revitalizing venues at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel promise a beautiful celebration that is uniquely you.

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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC | LONG BEACH

NEWPORT DUNES | NEWPORT BEACH

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VERANDAS BEACH HOUSE | MANHATTAN BEACH The Cape Cod style venue overlooks thriving gardens, koi ponds and the Pacific Ocean. VERANDASBH.COM ad_testing_2015-spcos.indd 1 Ceremony 1113 V7.indd 1

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Your big day deserves a special venue A four-diamond hotel, a world-class casino and a majestic mountain backdrop. Whether you are envisioning a simple gathering or a grand celebration our dedicated wedding specialist will take care of everything you need for your perfect day.

For booking, call our Group Sales Office at 1-760-510-2182 PALACASINO.COM | 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252) Located in Northern San Diego County. From San Diego County and Riverside County: Take I-15 to Hwy 76, go east 5 miles. From Orange County and Los Angeles County: Take I-5 South to Hwy 76, go east 23 miles.

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

COYOTE HILLS GOLF COURSE FULLERTON

MOUNTAINGATE COUNTRY CLUB LOS ANGELES

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.

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

GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU | SONOMA A timeless setting between the Pinot and Merlot grape vines connects couples to the beauty of this family owned and operated winery. GUNBUN.COM

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LOMAS SANTA FE COUNTRY CLUB | SOLANA BEACH

MARBELLA COUNTRY CLUB | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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

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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LOS VERDES GOLF COURSE | RANCHO PALOS VERDES At Los Verdes, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind weddings and special events that reflect your personal style. LOSVERDESGC.COM

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON, MANDALAY BEACH HOTEL & RESORT | OXNARD At Embassy Suites by Hilton, Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resot, unlimited sunshine and a gorgeous sandy beach blend with superb cuisine and service to bring you the ideal venue for your special day. MANDALAYEMBASSYSUITES.COM

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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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SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary Wedding Splash Package (includes table setting upgrade, red carpet, & chocolate truffles)* *Some minimums apply. Ask your Wedding Sales Manager for details.

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YOUR DAY. YOUR VISION. THE PERFECT PLACE. private parties: sales & marketing manager Alison Robbins (949) 760-1115 ARobbins@LawrysOnline.com general manager Kenyon Paar

A romantic garden, a greenhouse perfect for dining and dancing... the setting and the cuisine to create forever-memories. Five Crowns is a favorite for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. And it’s our specialty. Come for a tour. Choose your date. We’ll take care of everything else.

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MAJESTIC MARRIAGE MIRAMONTE RESORT & SPA MIRAMONTERESORTCOM BY AMY HARRICK

THERE’S SOMETHING MYSTICAL ABOUT THE DESERT. The majestic mountains and towering palms co-mingling with the expansive sky create an enchanting vibe that calls the names of even the most avid surfer and San Francisco city dweller. If you want to tie the knot right in the center of it all, look no further than Miramonte Resort & Spa. You and your guests can take in all the splendor of California’s sunny haven with Miramonte’s beautiful garden settings boasting impeccable landscape, mature trees and radiant sunsets. And she’s just as beautiful on the inside, as this 11-acre Hilton Curio Collection property recently completed an $8 million makeover that includes all of the event spaces (yes, all 20,000 square feet of indoor space alone!), restaurant, bar, lobby and spa.  The dapper new Citrus and Palm restaurant and Tavern bar areas are modern-industrial, showcasing contemporary clean lines juxtaposed with a strong dark ceiling (white for Tavern), rich woods and a mixture of metals. The wall of French doors leading to the dining terrace bring the desert air in, making it a perfect match of dark and cozy meets light and airy. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and take on the resort’s California casual feel, and the nice upgrade offerings that don’t break the bank are worth it for the ground level rooms with patios and garden views or suites with balconies overlooking the pool.  There are plenty of options in the area to interest your weekend wedding guests; that is, if you can peel them away from the activities available at the resort. The main pool, complete with classy cabanas and poolside bar, is as immense as the sky glistening in its reflection, and the fire pits and lawn games offer perfect scenes to enjoy time with your friends and family before and after the big day.  For a little pampering time, The Well Spa is perfectly cozy with unique indoor and outdoor amenities, including the River Bench Water Therapy. Consistently ranked as one of the desert’s top spas by prestigious media, they offer creative events and services that are not typical of every spa. Start your marriage off with a Sage Intention Burning Ceremony, or indulge in a Painting Party Treatment that begins with colorful mud painting on each other as you sip champagne, followed by a couple’s massage. Rather do spa time with your tribe? They will customize a bachelorette party and also offer pre-wedding hair and makeup services. If all the resort’s experiences leave you feeling hungry, the food is as top notch as any on the desert scene, and Executive Chef Paul is as ingenious as he is humble. The new California cuisine and cocktail menus utilize their on-site herb garden and plethora of citrus trees, and include, of course, California craft beers and wines. Chef Paul brings the menu further home-grown by incorporating Coachella Valley’s date farms. The date shake is a dessert not to miss (think late-night reception snacks), and since no California wedding menu should be without avocados, you’ll want to ask Chef Paul about his “avocado three ways.”   When planning your desert wedding, remember that the daytime temperatures can heat up well into mid-fall, but Miramonte’s indoor and outdoor spaces have you covered anytime of year. INSIDER TIP: Be sure to visit the expertly curated gift shop while you’re there! The tiny shop packs a huge shopping punch with fabulous curiosities. Spoil your bridesmaid besties with their super cute and comfy Pretty You slippers paired with a pretty pedi at the spa (adorable Instagram op!).

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VALLARTA VOWS MARRIOTT PUERTO VALLARTA RESORT & SPA PUERTOVALLARTAMARRIOT.COM BY AMY HARRICK

One Tequila Two Tequila Three Tequila Four! 1. With blue agave grown on site in the cactus garden, they are one of only a few resorts in the world with a tequila line, CasaMagna, produced exclusively for the resort.  2. The on-site Ceviche & Tequila Bar features more than 180 different tequilas! 3. Wow your guests with a tequila tasting with the resort’s tequilier, Audrey Formisano!  4. Sunset guacamole and margaritas make the perfect Mexican rehearsal dinner.

Put the words Marriott and Puerto Vallarta together, and it spells out a quintessential destination wedding location. THE SCENE Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is an ideal venue to anchor your Puerto Vallarta destination wedding. The superbly beachfront property offers views of The Atlantic and mountains on one side and is located just steps from Marina Vallarta on the other. Say your vows on the beach and celebrate with an intimate “Dine Around Mexico” six-course tasting menu in the herb garden, or treat your guests to a fiesta on the adjacent, lush lawn.  MEXICAN HOSPITALITY  The warm and welcoming Mexican hospitality which the country is famous for does not get lost in the grand size of the resort. The entire staff at this TAG Approved Hotel, from the restaurant hosts to the on-site wedding planners, are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Perhaps that is partially due to the way the hotel’s management encourages, supports and treats their employees like family. Outside the Marriott, your guests will relish in all the area has to offer. FOOD TOUR Puerto Vallarta is bursting with flavor, but sometimes it takes going off the malecon to find it. Vallarta Food Tours is a great way to explore the options. Whether your guide takes you to Gaby’s for mole and margaritas, the historic Tortilleria La Gloria for fresh, hot corn tortillas, or Sabor Azteca for handmade, old school and indigenous candies, you’ll get to feel a bit like a local in the know for a day. For your own self-guided tour, you can’t go wrong at the marina. Grab tasty tacos and a drink for about $5 at many of the restaurants. Even better, head there on a Thursday night for the Marina Vallarta Art & Market with seemingly endless food stands and art offerings.  DOWNTOWN DELICIOUSNESS For a dinner on the finer side, El Arrayan is everything. It’s open air and verdant, rustic and vibrant. It’s off the beaten path yet close to the malecon. Its founders and well-traveled female owners hail from foodie Mexico City. Its thoughtful Mexican wine list pairs perfectly with its regional dishes from around Mexico, and its signature El Arrayan Margarita made with local arrayán fruit pairs perfectly with their out-of-this-world salsa negra (or cricket tacos for the more daring). Indeed, it is everything anyone would ever want in a Puerto Vallarta restaurant. (Be sure to take a piece of this haven home by purchasing a jar of the salsa negra!) THE FINE POINTS As with many participating Marriott brand hotels, mention the “Vow to Get Away” promotion when you book your wedding or room block and you’ll earn triple Marriott Rewards® points for every dollar spent. First anniversary here we come!

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ROMANCE AT THE RANCHO RANCHO VALENCIA RESORT & SPA RANCHOVALENCIA.COM BY MORGAN VOTAW

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Luxurious, rejuvenating and stunning, Rancho Valencia is an oasis of romance tucked among and atop the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Full of Mediterraneaninspired charm and Southern California character, this lush property is the perfect location for the most important day of your life, all the special days leading up to it, or a relaxing honeymoon getaway. Whether an indoor or outdoor celebration strikes your fancy, Rancho Valencia can accommodate large and intimate guest lists alike in impressive fashion. For a smaller event like a rehearsal dinner, the wine cave is a spectacular and beautiful option. If an airy, indoor-outdoor vibe is what you desire, the Sunrise Room and Sunrise Patio are perfectly suited for a charming event. Of course, if you want to take advantage of the ideal San Diego climate, then the Croquet or Upper Lawns will impress! And who can forget a classic, ballroom affair? Rancho Valencia’s unique ballroom is full of thoughtful, luxurious details and offers an accompanying deck for additional space. No matter your guest list or ambiance preference, Rancho Valencia can exceed all expectations! Not only does Rancho Valencia offer exquisite on-site celebration locations, the service and staff of this luxury resort are unmatched. Having received impressive accolades like #1 resort in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and a Forbes 5-Star ranking, their attentive staff is well-equipped to meet your every need. In fact, Rancho Valencia boasts an impressive staff to guest ratio of six to one. And you can tell! The perfectly manicured property, spotless and stunning rooms, and every other part of the resort speaks to the meticulous attention to detail provided by this incredible team of Rancho employees. You can be confident that an event at Rancho Valencia will be taken care of in the best possible way. The perfect pairing to a stunning location, Rancho Valencia’s award-winning cuisine is sure to impress and delight everyone on your guest list! Whether it’s a fireside cocktail or an exquisite entrée from The Pony Room or Veladora, both of which are on-site, the presentation and taste of Rancho Valencia’s dining options will not disappoint. The chefs often make daily stops to a location farm to source ingredients for daily meals, and the unique textures and tastes add to the elevated dining experience. Imagine arriving to Rancho Valencia and checking into an impressive, 1,000 square foot casita for the wedding weekend. Fresh juice delivered to your door in the morning will start your day off just right, and the gorgeous styling of the room, sitting area and bathroom will delight your senses and encourage you to explore more of the beautifully designed property. If a spa or tennis day is just what you need to decompress before your big day, Rancho Valencia can deliver in a huge way. Their 1.5 acre spa offers a variety of treatments, work out classes, lounge spots, and a serene pool area. If tennis is on your list, you’ll be impressed with Rancho’s award-winning tennis facility. In fact, Rancho Valencia was ranked #1 Tennis Resort in 2008 by Tennis Magazine. After just one stay at Rancho Valencia, you’ll be eagerly awaiting your next visit, perhaps on your first anniversary, to this luxurious, award-winning, stunning and tranquil San Diego resort!

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he Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach provides both a beautiful and unique atmosphere for ceremonies and receptions, from intimate gatherings to groups of 500. Dine under our Blue Whale, enjoy harbor views from our roof-top Veranda, and explore breathtaking exhibits. Let the Aquarium provide the most memorable location for your special day.

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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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TOWNE PARK BREW GRAND OPENING great beer, good times, and grand celebrations

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort brings casual elegance to every event with an unbeatable backdrop, private beach, and 50,000 square feet of customizable waterfront function space. For more information call our Sales Office at 949.729.3800 or email: events@newportunes.com 949.729.3800 | 1131 Back Bay Drive | Newport Beach, CA 92660 | www.newportdunes.com

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The perfect setting for your special day. We offer all-inclusive packages which may be customized to your tastes and needs. Capacities range from small intimate experiences up to 250 guests. Jennifer Wolf at (949) 248-3700 ext. 307 or email: JWolf@Marbellacc.net 30800 Golf Club Drive, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 www.marbellacc.net

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Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean... crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the backdrop to your Southern California dream wedding. The Beachcomber offers exquisite menu options paired with stunning views.

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The Perfect Place to Say “I Do” by an Ocean View We specialize in creating memories to last a lifetime.

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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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At MountainGate Country Club, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind weddings and special events of all sizes and types that reflect your personal style. From small intimate weddings to grand receptions, we offer unrivaled amenities and comprehensive event management services. Our experienced, on-site catering and event specialists are available to assist with every detail, so you can focus on what’s really important: celebrating your special day with family and friends.

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TO CREATE AND INSPIRE An interview with 24 Carrots Catering

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Your company has seen impressive growth the past few years, especially in venues! What is the secret sauce to creating and building such an acclaimed catering company and what do you foresee in the next few years? Our vision statement is “To Create and Inspire.” Whether it’s inspiring our clients, our peers, or even (especially!) our own team, we know that success comes with keeping the big picture in mind and making sure that each choice we make propels us towards that goal. The other significant element of our growth is an open heart. Norm, the owner of 24 Carrots, has always been open to making space at 24 Carrots for the right fit – including our amazing staff and team, and notably, our venues. That in turn continues to allow us to create and inspire. It’s an exhilarating cycle that keeps us going.

Whether it’s a simple adjustment or having a completely vegan menu, specialty meals are a part of our standard service to ensure that you’re celebrating to your fullest party-potential!

Eight years ago, you fashioned a “milk and donuts” themed table for a Ceremony Magazine photo shoot. It was a first look at what has since become a donut phenomenon at weddings and events everywhere. What themes are you styling now that might have the same staying power? We’re in a season where styling and aesthetics are a huge part of the guest experience, and also a time where food is more interactive than ever. Interaction sometimes means chef-interactive, where guests get a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes production. Sometimes interaction is the form of a display like our brunch wall, where we built out a backdrop with shelves for guests to “grab and go” mini brunch bites. Regardless of what the next food phenomenon is, you can definitely bet it’ll be something that guests are excited to talk about, snap, and share!

What are today’s most underrated dishes or ingredients? Vegetables! And great side dishes in general. We have become such a protein-centric community, and while we’re big fans of our classic filet, we also know that some of our client favorites are the side dishes. Full of flavor and personality, don’t overlook the vegetables on your dish.

What is the best approach to serving food for specialty diets? Depending on what restrictions your guests may have, most caterers are able to easily adjust menu items, or may have a dedicated menu for specialty diets. Regardless of the severity of the allergy or dietary preference, the most important part is communicating that information to your caterer. Who has the allergy, where they are sitting, and it is also essential to distinguish whether a guest has an allergy, or a preference (i.e. gluten), so we may prepare accordingly.

What are some unique rehearsal dinner ideas? We always encourage our couples to integrate their style and personality into their whole wedding, including the menu and bar! The rehearsal dinner is the perfect opportunity to showcase your relationship – whether it’s a cocktail party at the local brewery where you met, or having your caterer create a fusion menu of your two cultures. We like to view rehearsal dinners as another opportunity to integrate some of your wedding wish list ideas that didn’t make the cut for the big day, but still worth celebrating.

What’s the next big thing in wedding catering? We’ve seen a demand for restaurant-style menus. Instead of picking a standard wedding buffet, our clients have been asking for chef-selected dishes with items that already pair well together. Brides and grooms have been more open-minded in allowing the chef to suggest what will taste best and be the best culinary experience. Needless to say, we’re big fans of this trend! Do you have any at-home cooking tips for newlyweds? If you’re new to cooking in general, start with your favorite foods. You’ll know what flavors you’ll want to achieve and you’ll be familiar with the profile, so it’s a good place to work towards. If you’re new to cooking together, be sure to give each other tasks, extra room, and a lot of grace! Just like life and marriage, you’re both cooking towards the same goal, but you may just get there differently.

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CHEERS TO 50 YEARS An interview with Jay's Catering

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What’s your favorite part about both being the caterer and the venue operator? We love so many aspects of being both the caterer and the venue operator, however our favorite part is how seamless we are able to make the wedding day for our couples. It allows us to focus on our clients, as opposed to focusing on the unknown logistics of a wedding day. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary! Please share more about this amazing milestone! Thank you! This is a very exciting year for us as we share the celebration of 50 years with our staff, our clients, and our family. Jay and Eleanor Mastroianni founded Jay’s Catering with the idea that catering should be available to everyone, not just the wealthy. From our humble beginnings as a one-stop-shop for catering truck companies, to our current status as one of Southern California’s largest caterers, our goals and values have remained the same. Our delicate mix of tradition and innovation has allowed us to withstand the test of time, and we are proud to celebrate this monumental achievement. What are some unique rehearsal dinner ideas? This may not be the most unique idea, but serving dinner (or lunch) family style is definitely fitting for a rehearsal day. It is a prefect way for the two families to get to know each other over a great meal! What are today’s most overrated food trends? Anything that aims to change the molecular composition of the food, with no impact on the taste. We are fairly traditional in this way, the taste of our food is very high in our book!

What are today’s most underrated dishes or ingredients? One of the most underrated ingredients is vinegar. A little touch of acid can make a huge difference in a dish. You will find white, red wine, balsamic, apple cider, and pretty much every other type of vinegar in our pantry. What’s the next big thing in wedding catering? Couples want their catering to represent them. We have seen this trend in the last few years, but it is stronger than ever. We first saw this with fusion menus, but now we are seeing it throughout the entire event. Couples are specifically requesting for their favorite foods to be the focal point of the day, even if it is an unconventional mash up! For example, one of our couples had a mac & cheese station, a taco station, and a custom Thai curry station for their reception. What is a meal or dish you’ve never served but would love a shot at? Over the course of 50 years we have been able to try almost everything. However, we have never been able to learn and master the art of traditional seven-course Vietnamese dining. This is definitely on our list! If you were to serve the last meal on earth, what would it be? We would have to go with Eleanor’s original lasagna, which has been on the menu for 50 years. Who is the person you would most want to join you at dinner? This is simple, we would love to sit down to dinner with our founder, Jay Mastroianni. Having the opportunity to celebrate 50 years of success with him would be priceless.

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CREATIVE CUISINE An interview with New York Food Company

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What are some unique details about both La Venta Inn and Verandas Beach House? La Venta Inn and Verandas Beach House have three special things in common. Both offer exclusive use of the entire venue and property with all of the amenities, they both offer ocean views, and they feature the finest gourmet cuisine by New York Food Company. La Venta Inn is an historic estate perched on a hillside with expansive Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles city views. Verandas Beach House is a contemporary two story venue with a private garden complete with a lush koi pond and an elegant yet comfortable beach vibe. How did NYFC get started with La Venta Inn and Verandas Beach House? New York Food Company was known in the Los Angeles beach cities for producing amazing catered events. In 1992, NYFC was invited by La Venta Inn’s owners to become the management team and exclusive caterer for the historic venue. The NYFC team helped restore the estate to its original luster. Verandas Beach House was formerly a popular Manhattan Beach restaurant that had fallen on hard times. New York Food Company saw this as an opportunity to create a distinctive wedding venue steps from the sand. What’s your favorite part about both being the caterer and the venue operator? We like being a one-stop-shop for wedding planning for busy couples. Offering them a fine-tuned, turnkey operation makes their wedding planning so much easier. Our favorite thing to hear is that we made our client’s wedding day a seamless, easy, and delicious experience. What is the best approach to serving food for specialty diets? The best approach is to listen to each client’s needs and cater to each and every special request. We have grown accustomed to creating delicious vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, and kosher-style custom menus. Creative presentation is also key to elevating any plate. What are some unique rehearsal dinner ideas? We like causal rehearsal dinners that promote mingling among the guests so friends can meet relatives and people traveling from out of town. Interactive food stations like a raw bar with oyster shucking, a

variety of soup shooters for guests to savor and sample, and s’mores dessert bars are fun ways to promote guests intermingling. Rehearsal dinners should also end early and serve light alcohol so everyone is fresh for the next event – the big day! What are today’s most underrated dishes or ingredients? Locally sourced, quality ingredients should always take center stage. Fresh meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, grains and herbs are the foundation for the perfect meal and presentation. What’s the next big thing in wedding catering? Create your own food stations like pho noodles, crostinis, tater tots, rollyour-own sushi are fun ideas, and then offer various accoutrements and garnishes for them too. Beverage bars will be popular as well: bubble bar, whiskey bar, and build your own cocktail featuring a variety of flavored liqueurs, juices, fresh fruit and herb garnishes. There are limitless possibilities. Smaller scale wedding cakes surrounded by a variety of dessert bites are also trending. Everyone enjoys the ceremonious cake cutting, but with a variety of desserts guests are treated to an array of sweets instead of just a piece of cake. What is a meal or dish you’ve never served but would love a shot at? Osso bucco – it’s delicious but very expensive and it is trickier to plate and make it look appealing. Do you have any at-home cooking tips for newlyweds? Add a couple of really good cook books to your wedding registry. Cooking together is fun. We suggest prepping the ingredients as a team. Then, let one person cook and the other can handle clean up. A celebrity chef you would most want to cook for you and your staff? We are fans of Michael Symon from the Chew! We like his use of bold flavors and new twists on classic dishes. Mustard, tarragon and panko crusted prime rib with roasted vegetables and his baked potato casserole, yes please! Who is the person you would most want to join you at dinner? We’d have loved to have dinner with Julia Child…she was a classic!

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The Tangled Vine Designs specializes in gorgeous flowers and event design. For us it’s all about the pure love of flowers and how they bring so much joy to any environment with color, texture and style. It’s simple, we love flowers and we love what we do.

KELLY WATERMAN

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COLORS OF LOVE bright & beautiful

coordination: BELLA VITA EVENTS bellavitaevents.com formalwear: FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com

photography: elizabeth burgi | floral design: xo bloom | location: the gardens at los robles greens | rentals: a rental connection, luna party rentals, bbj linen | linens: luxe linen | bakery: bella donna special events | bridalwear: bella bridal couture | hair & makeup: lishma patel | jewelry: jewelry couture | videography: tsi video productions | calligraphy: shelby creative design

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COLORS OF LOVE

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BOTANICAL BEAUTY where flowers and jewelry become one

floral design: THE TANGLED VINE thetangledvinedesigns.com gown designer & bridal salon: CASABLANCA BRIDAL casablancabridal.com location: plaza de magdalena | photography: wheeland photography | hair: lois kinsey | makeup: lettie mix makeup

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GOLDEN PICTURE

You can rest assured that here at Chocolato we pride ourselves with the creation of custom wedding centerpieces of all sizes and shapes with beautifully designed floral arrangements, floor decals, chocolate favors, and cakes for all different types of events. 1434 W. Glenoaks Blvd Glendale CA 91201 | 818.935.7307 | chocolato.com | stella@chocolato.com @chocoolatoo

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YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE happy hues

floral design & custom aisle: THREE PETALS threepetals.com location: OLE HANSON BEACH CLUB olehanson.com catering: 24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com rentals: BAKER PARTY RENTALS bakerpartyrentals.com gown designer: CASABLANCA BRIDAL casablancabridal.com formalwear: FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com

photography: lovisa photo | coordination & styling: perfect the event | videography: cloud 9 cinematography | cake: love cakes | favors

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YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE

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ORANGE COUNTY LOCATION 13011 Newport Ave Ste. 105 Tustin, CA 92780

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FLIRTY & FUN paradise awaits

coordination & styling: NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com formalwear: FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com

photography: kate noelle photography | location: la ventura event center | floral design: lynne lucente floral designs | linens: wildflower linen | rentals: signature party rentals, sundrop vintage rentals | lighting: epic 1 sound & lighting | invitations: jen simpson designs | cake & desserts: plumeria cake studio | gown & bridal salon: blush ivory gowns | hair & makeup: salon bleu | balloons: missy's pop up shop

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Party Rentals & Decor

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F l o w e r s

Trendee Flowers | Floral Event Design for your most Trendee Affair 619.204.3920 | trendeeflowers.com | trendeeflowers@gmail.com | @trendee_flowers

AGA JONES

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MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO I hope we’ll be able to see that in our lifetime: the end of the camera! When I’m in Paris, I’ll buy a big bottle of champagne and I’ll save it for that day, for the day when they’ll be no more camera. ~ Bill Viola, Contemporary Video Artist in New Media

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

DMITRY SHUMANEV

CHRISTOPHER TODD

JESSICA ELIZABETH

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BRIANNA CASTER

MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO

RACHAEL SMITH

JESSICA ELIZABETH

CHLOE ATNIP

fashion & beauty

The dress, the shoes, the diamond - those fashionable details that make your special day so stylish.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

engagement

photography CHRISTOPHER TODD STUDIOS christophertoddstudios.com

Cheers to a new chapter, a lifetime of love and finding the one who makes you the happiest.

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briannacaster.com | brianna.caster@gmail.com | 714.658.1124

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

boudoir

photography CHLOE ATNIP PHOTOGRAPHY photosbychloe.com

Flirty, sexy and gorgeous, an album, or a few prints, of your boudoir session is the perfect wedding gift for your partner.

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Specializing in Wedding and Boudoir Photography photosbychloe.com | 949.923.8811 | Wedding Instagram: @ChloeAtnipPhoto | Boudoir Instagram: @BoudoirByChloe

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

proposal

photography RACHAEL SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY rachaelsmithphotography.com

Although Bethany and Malachi grew up in the same town in Oregon, have mutual friends and Bethany’s mom even worked for Malachi’s parents at one point, they didn’t truly know each other until both attended Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Malachi’s family now lives in San Diego, so after taking many trips to California together, he knew that a beach proposal would be perfect for the two of them. After location scouting with his brother and friends and coordinating the details, all that remained was to finally propose. As the waves crashed and family and friends hid, Malachi got down on one knee and proposed to Bethany, pulling off the best surprise of her life.

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rachaelsmithphotography.com | 760.643.8655 @rachaelsmithphotography

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Wedding Photo, Video and Photobooth Services Serving Orange County and Destination

Inquiries: ralphandcreations@gmail.com | atouchofsoulproductions.com atouchofsoulproductions @atouchofsoulprod

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FAST TRACK TO LOVE let's go for a ride

photography: VISUALS BY ARPIT visualsbyarpit.com formalwear: FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com

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MELODIES OF LOVE magical memories

photography: VISUALS BY ARPIT visualsbyarpit.com formalwear: FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com

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location: ralph brennan's jazz kitchen | floral design: dizzy daisy | linens: wildflower linen | rentals: signature party rentals | lighting: dj keekez | stationery: house of colored pens | bridal salon: ferndales bridal | hair & makeup: drea nicole

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310.795.8812 | erinshimazuphotography.com @erinshimazuphotography

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88 HEARTS STUDIOS Cinematography for Weddings & Special Events 949.572.5280 | vimeo.com/88hearts | 88hearts.com | info@88hearts.com

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

boudoir

photography KELLY WATERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY kellywatermanphoto.com

location: ENVY LOUNGE envyloungeoc.com | videography: 88 HEARTS 88hearts.com

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hair & makeup: belo blow dry bar | wardrobe & lingerie: ann summers

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Orange County | Los Angeles | San Diego | Destination Weddings

949.294.0794 | kellywatermanphoto.com | info@kellywatermanphoto.com @kellywatermanphoto

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MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO

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WEDDINGS OF DISTINCTION A wedding, a great wedding, is just a blast. A celebration of romance and community and love... What is unfun about that? Nothing. ~ Ariel Levy, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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DANIELLE & KEVIN take a chance on love

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HIDDEN HILLS, CA Danielle and Kevin met at a friend’s house one evening. Kevin was playing a game unsuccessfully, and Danielle offered to kiss him if he made the next shot. Kevin stepped up to the challenge and made the next one, and their love story began!

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photography MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO moodpv.com floral design THE HIDDEN GARDEN hiddengardenflowers.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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ELIZABETH & TONY serendipitously in love

CARLSBAD, CA Although Tony was trying to be secretive about the proposal, Elizabeth knew one was coming, and she was even pretty sure he had the ring. After watching and laughing together over a movie at home, Elizabeth finally couldn’t wait any longer and said to Tony, “Just ask me.” So, he did! And the proposal was perfect.

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location PARK HYATT AVIARA aviaraweddings.com coordination GB WEDDING gbinderweddings.com photos by jax connolly photo See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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AVIE & DEEPAK happily ever after

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IRVINE, CA On the Sunday of the proposal, Avie and Deepak met their close friends for brunch at The Montage Laguna Beach. Deepak pretended to receive a call from a client, so he excused himself from the table. Their friend suggested that they go walk and watch for dolphins while they waited on Deepak. As they strolled, Avie saw Deepak, now in a suit, with photos of the two of them and rose petals around him. After the proposal, he took Avie to a surprise celebration at her parent’s house!

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floral design THREE PETALS threepetals.com coordination, linens & rentals BEL EVENT PRODUCTIONS beleventproductions.com photos by lin & jirsa See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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ZEENA & KENNY friends to family

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Zeena’s parents and and Kenny’s uncle have been friends for years, and they decided to set up Zeena and Kenny. They threw a big dinner just to get the two to meet, which Zenna and Kenny didn’t realize was the intent at the time. But, sparks flew, and the plan worked!

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coordination ENGAGED EVENTS engagedevents.com location MARBELLA COUNTRY CLUB marbellacc.net rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com photos by mike arick photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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NINA & DARREN chic & glamorous

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PASADENA, CA On the night of their New York engagement, Nina and Darren planned on celebrating at a nice restaurant. Instead, they were so excited to tell their friends and family that their phone calls lasted long into the night, and they decided to skip the fancy dinner in favor of their favorite food, empanadas. It was their perfect engagement evening!

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coordination & floral design AQUAFUZION aquafuzion location & catering THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON PASADENA langhamhotels.com/pasadena invitations & stationery JASMIN MICHELLE DESIGNS jasminmichelledesigns.com photo and video by lin & jirsa See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JANELLE & STEPHEN let your love shine

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Although it was an Orange County wedding, there was thunder and rain on Janelle and Stephen’s wedding day. Just as Janelle was about to walk down the aisle though, the clouds parted and they said their vows in the sunshine. photography JESSICA ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHERS jessicaelizabeth.com location CASINO SAN CLEMENTE thecasinosanclemente.com | catering, linens & cake JAY’S CATERING jayscatering.com

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JENNA & LOGAN dana point dreaming

DANA POINT, CA Logan proposed to Jenna at a Buffalo Bills tailgate. Attending Bills games is a tradition of theirs, so it was the perfect place to pop the question! To make it even more memorable, their family and friends joined them for the engagement and football game! coordination PERFECTLY MADE WEDDINGS perfectlymadeweddings.com photos by holly shankland photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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MELISSA & RYAN brewing romance

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CARLSBAD, CA Ryan is a brewer, and he opened his first brewery, Battlemage, right before the wedding. Guests received beer glasses and cookies with a hop design on them, and the florist incorporated hops into their huppah and cabana designs.

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location & catering PARK HYATT AVIARA aviaraweddings.com | coordination CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS crownweddings.com cake & dessert bar SWEET CHEEKS BAKING CO sweetcheeksbaking.com | formalwear FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com photos by shewanders See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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YESENIA & URI glamorous affair

MALIBU, CA After dating for six years, Yesenia started anticipating a proposal at any celebration they attended. She was beginning to take the fun out of it, so she decided to let it happen when it was meant to. Eight months later, Uri surprised her with a nice dinner in San Francisco and a proposal, and then they celebrated with their closest friends and family. It was the perfect evening!

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coordination & location LUXURY ESTATE WEDDINGS & EVENTS luxuryestateweddings.com photos by lance skundrich photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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STEPHANIE & BRIAN california chic

TEMECULA, CA Stephanie and Brian’s wedding was wonderful, but Stephanie’s favorite moment was waking up the next morning and realizing that they were now finally husband and wife.

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location PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN pontewinery.com invitations & jacket calligraphy FOUR THINGS PAPER fourthingspaper.com photos by jenna joseph photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SAYEMA & CHARLES let love grow

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Sameya and Charles love nature and going on walks, so Charles chose one of their favorite spots, the LA Arboretum and Huntington Library and Gardens, to propose. He led her to his favorite tree, got down on one knee, and she Sayema to marry him!

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location & dessert bar THE WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT, A HILTON HOTEL waterfrontresort.com coordination CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com photo and video by lin & jirsa See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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GILDA & SHAHIN sweetly luxurious

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA Gilda and Shahin met when Gilda’s best friend introduced the two of them at a party. Eight months later, Shahin proposed to Gilda at Terranea Resort. He even had their friends and family join them to celebrate!

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coordination AFTER EIGHT EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN after8eventplanning.com location FOUR SEASONS WESTLAKE VILLAGE fourseasons.com/westlakevillage photos by jessica claire photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JENNY & SCOTT love is an adventure

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Although Jenny and Scott lived a few minutes from each other in San Diego and both worked in Escondido, they first met on Tinder. As they got to know each other, they spent time outside sailing, paddle boarding and exploring Mammoth. It wasn’t long before they moved in together, and then shortly thereafter Scott proposed!

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coordination NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com photos by honey photographs See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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RODA VANNESSA & EDWARD eat well, travel often, love always

FULLERTON, CA Roda Vannessa and Edward got engaged while in Venice, Italy. Upon arriving, Edward led Roda Vannessa to the top of St. Mark’s Campanile to watch the sunset. Once they were there, Edward got down on one knee and proposed!

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photography & videography A TOUCH OF SOUL PRODUCTIONS atouchofsoulproductions.com ceremony location COYOTE HILLS GOLF COURSE coyotehillsgc.com reception location SUMMIT HOUSE summithouseweddings.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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DENISE & BRIAN hawaiian dreams

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KAPOLEI, HI Denise and Brian both love Hawaii, so Brian proposed while they were in Oahu for a cousin’s wedding. After having lunch, Brian led Denise to a beach, where he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

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coordination MOANA EVENTS moanaevents.com photos by june cochran photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JILLIAN & JAKE let ’s celebrate

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YORBA LINDA, CA On the morning of the proposal, Jake picked up Jillian and they spent the day at the beach and then dined at The Mission Inn in Riverside. They had visited The Mission Inn on their first date, it was the location where Jake asked Jillian to be his girlfriend, and it was the perfect proposal location as well. Their families joined them to celebrate, and the next night Jake surprised Jillian with an engagement party!

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photography BRIANNA CASTER & CO. PHOTOGRAPHERS briannacaster.com location THE RICHARD NIXON LIBRARY nixonlibraryevents.com floral design THE PINK DAFFODIL pinkdaffodil.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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LAURA & JASON ringing in the new year

DANA POINT, CA It was important to Laura and Jason to incorporate their cultures into the wedding. They are Armenian and Persian, so prior to their New Year’s Eve wedding, they had a traditional gift exchange at the mother of the bride’s house with drummers, a meal and both families. coordination & videography EXPRESSIONARY EVENTS expressionaryevents.com photos by jim kennedy photographers

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CORTNEY & BRIAN two is better than one

COTO DE CAZA, CA Cortney and Brian had one of their first dates at The Montage, so it was the perfect proposal spot. Brian invited Cortney’s parents to join them, and they hid in the bushes to capture the proposal. When Brian popped the question, he had rings for both Cortney and her daughter! photography KELLY WATERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY kellywatermanphoto.com location & catering COTO DE CAZA GOLF & RACQUET CLUB coto-de-caza.com |formalwear FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JILLIAN & COLE los angeles love story

LOS ANGELES, CA Jillian and Cole attended high school together and started dating their senior year. They attended rival colleges, Jillian at USC and Cole at UCLA, and they dated all through college. After graduation they moved in together, got a puppy, and then shortly thereafter Cole proposed!

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coordination XOXO WEDDINGS xoxowed.com photos by steve cowell photo See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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VENEZIA & KYLE let the sparks fly

LAGUNA BEACH, CA Originally matched together as a bridesmaid and groomsman, Venezia and Kyle hit it off on the 4th of July, and the sparks flew. Two years later, at her grandmother’s surprise 80th birthday party, Kyle proposed to Venezia!

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photography CHLOE ATNIP PHOTOGRAPHY photosbychloe.com location, lighting & catering SEVEN-DEGREES seven-degrees.com formalwear FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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ATRIA & ARMIN it ’s a small world

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SILVERADO, CA Although Atria and Armin met while they were in their early teens, it took seven more years and social media to bring them together. They are both part of a small religion that actually brought their families together back in Iran, and after learning more about each other and their similar histories, their friendship quickly grew into a romantic relationship.

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photography ERIN SHIMAZU PHOTOGRAPHY erinshimazuphotography.com location RANCHO LAS LOMAS rancholaslomas.com catering & linens 24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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CAMILLE & DAVID pink perfection

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA With most of their family and friends flying in from Taiwan for the wedding, this luxury Orange County destination made the perfect setting for Camille and David’s special and intimate affair.

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coordination, floral design & invitations AQUAFUZION aquafuzion.com rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com photos by sixpence See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KIM & BRYAN the hunt is over

ANAHEIM, CA Bryan proposed to Kim through a scavenger hunt with pictures of past dates and fortune cookies along the way. The final, proposal destination was the location of their first date, and the ring was in a fortune cookie. photography KELLY WATERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY kellywatermanphoto.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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LINDSEY & NICK purple reigns

LONG BEACH, CA Lindsey’s favorite color is purple, so this pretty hue was infused throughout the event design and details. photography OANA FOTO oanafoto.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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LAURA & ANDREW love takes flight

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DANA POINT, CA Andrew pulled off an epic proposal for Laura! Andrew convinced Laura that he was unable to attend an awards ceremony for his brother and asked Laura to fly to San Francisco in his place. She was bummed he couldn’t be there and kept asking for him to change his schedule, although he was secretly going to be there. Because of her persistence, Andrew bought a second, fake flight just to show her a ticket and pretend he was going to barely make it in time. In actuality, the “awards weekend” was a guise to get her to San Francisco, and Andrew surprised her completely by being there and proposing.

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BRITTANY & RYAN new year’s rainy romance

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SILVERADO, CA Brittany and Ryan met when Brittany was opening her swimwear store in Corona Del Mar and visited Ryan’s wine bar to ask if he would pour at the opening event. Ryan was immediately smitten and agreed to help. They first became friends and then started dating a year later.

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floral design THE PINK DAFFODIL pinkdaffodil.com location RANCHO LAS LOMAS rancholaslomas.com rentals, catering & lighting 24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com photos by jodi b photography

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HEATHER & MARTIN once upon a fairy tale

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SAN MARCOS, CA Heather and Martin love traveling and have been to over twenty countries together. Heather always hoped that Martin would propose on a trip, and after celebrating their four year anniversary in Santorini without a proposal, Heather figured she would need to keep waiting. On their way back from that trip, they had a layover in Paris, and Martin surprised her with a proposal and a photographer to capture it all!

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JULIE & JASON all in for love

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Both the bride and groom are professional poker players, and they met at a friend’s housewarming party the day Julie moved to Vegas. They bumped into each other again at a table at the Aria and exchanged numbers. The rest is history!

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JILLIAN & COLIN go tell it on the mountain

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Telluride has always been a special place for Jillian, and Colin knew that it was the perfect spot to propose. In 2015, both families and friends boarded a flight to Telluride, and everyone was acting a little off. When they finally arrived, Colin whisked Jillian upstairs to their room’s balcony, with it snowing outside, and proposed! When they came downstairs, everyone was waiting to congratulate them! They had all been in on the surprise.

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photography GILMORE STUDIOS gilmorestudios.com rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SANAZ & DAVID wine, dine, and be mine

David proposed to Sanaz while on a picnic for her birthday. They were enjoying champagne, macarons and cheese while talking about the future, and David knew it was the perfect time to pop the question! photography VISUALS BY ARPIT visualsbyarpit.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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DAWN & MICHAEL family affair

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RANCHO SANTA FE, CA Dawn and Michael wanted their wedding to focus on the joining of their families all while enjoying quality time with their cherished guests. They chose to keep their guest list intimate, and they celebrated among beautiful flowers and romantic details.

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LINDSAY & SCOTT book of love

THOUSAND OAKS, CA Scott proposed to Lindsey on her birthday. They took a limo to dinner at Terranea Resort, where Scott decorated the room with rose petals, candles and one last gift -- a book of memories from their relationship. The last page had a note on it, and when Lindsay turned around Scott was on one knee! photography & videography MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO moodpv.com

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KATJA & CHARLIE modern elegance

SAN DIEGO, CA Katja and Charlie met when Katja arrived in the US after being an au pair in Germany for a year. A fellow German au pair introduced them to each other. Charlie was quickly smitten, and they have been together ever since! photography PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY barnettphoto.com furniture rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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TANIA & DEAN meaningful matrimony

THOUSAND OAKS, CA As Tania is a self-proclaimed die-hard football fan and birthday hater, Dean knew that both of those elements needed to a play a role in their engagement. He wanted to give her a special memory and a reason to celebrate on a day she so despised, and a proposal was the perfect thing. This particular birthday ended up being an amazing one, and now instead of Tania’s birthday they can celebrate their engagement every year!

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coordination BELLA VITA EVENTS bellavitaevents.com photos by marc kayne & paula kayne marcandpaulaphotography.com

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PHOEBE & GUILLERMO where dreams meet reality

San Diego, CA Phoebe has been a bridal hairstylist for over nine years, so she was already very familiar with weddings when it came time to plan her own. Their venue, Carmel Mountain Ranch, was the perfect host to their classic meets romance style, and Phoebe was able to bring her favorite vendors on board to help plan her own wedding!

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EMILY & KYLE to have and to hold

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Before tying the knot in Orange County, Emily and Kyle were high school sweethearts and best friends. They knew their love was something special and worth holding on to all these years. coordination EVENTS BY CORI eventsbycori.com | floral design THE TANGLED VINE thetangledvinedesigns.com photos by wheeland photography

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ASHLEY & COREY longtime love affair

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA While still in high school, Wayfarer’s Chapel caught Ashley’s attention, and it never quite left her mind. Once she and Corey were engaged, she finally got the chance to experience the beauty of the property. They both knew it was the perfect place for their special day. coordination BELLA VITA EVENTS bellavitaevents.com photos by mike gillmore photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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GINA & MATT coastal chic

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA Gina and Matt share a love for the beach, so the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach was the perfect venue choice. Plus, they wanted their guests to be able to enjoy the wedding and turn it into a vacation as well. For the wedding reception, they opted for beachy colors and brought the oceanic ambiance inside.

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photography CHRISTOPHER TODD STUDIOS christophertoddstudios.com location & catering HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com coordination CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com floral design FLOWERS BY CINA flowersbycina.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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MARITZA & SARAH love is like a heat wave

MALIBU, CA Maritza and Sarah’s wedding was held in gorgeous, and typically comfortable, Malibu, California. However, on the day of the wedding, Malibu experienced a heat wave. The temperate hit 105 degrees, which actually melted their wedding cake! floral design LOS ANGELES FLORAL COUTURE losangelesfloralcouture.com photos by dave richards photography

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JENNIFER & MICK love from coast to coast

ALISO VIEJO, CA Jennifer and Mick got engaged in New York over Labor Day weekend while on a trip with childhood friends. Mick and Jennifer were able to steal some time for just the two of them in Central Park, and when the crowd thinned, Mick took the opportunity to surprise Jennifer with a proposal. location & coordination ALISO VIEJO COUNTRY CLUB alisogolf.com photos by wheeland photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KAITLYN & JAMES seaside loveliness

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DANA POINT, CA James knew from the beginning that Kaityln would be his wife. While the family was out to dinner, he asked for her father’s blessing. A couple of weeks later, he had an opportunity to ask for her mother’s blessing as well. After receiving both, James proposed to Kaitlyn while watching the Disneyland fireworks.

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floral design FLOWERS BY CINA flowersbycina.com location LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT lagunacliffs.com photos by lin & jirsa See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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EMETISSE & PAYUM magical moments

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PALM SPRINGS, CA The Parker was an obvious choice for Emetisse and Payum’s wedding. It is one of their favorite weekend getaway locations, and they also enjoy spending the holidays there as well. Payum introduced the hotel to Emetisse, and it’s been a mutual favorite ever since.

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floral design IRISES DESIGNS irisesdesigns.com photos by alexandria monette photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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CARLY & DAVE beachside bliss

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Carly and Dave knew that they wanted a California wedding by the beach from the beginning. Their coordinator, Confetti Skies, perfectly timed their first dance to coincide with the sun setting over the water, creating a magical moment for them. coordination CONFETTI SKIES confettiskies.com | location OLE HANSON BEACH CLUB olehanson.com catering & linens 24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com

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JACQUELYN & GARY a legacy of love

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA Los Verdes Golf Course holds special memories for Jacquelyn’s family. Her parents hosted their own wedding reception at the property, her brother is going to be married there, and Jacquelyn even worked as the Los Verdes Private Event Manager for four and a half years. It was only fitting that this gorgeous venue play host to Jacquelyn and Gary’s big day as well! location LOS VERDES GOLF CLUB losverdesgc.com | photos by figlewicz photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SHEERIN & CRAIG falling in love across the world

SAN CLEMENTE, CA Sheerin and Craig met while both were living in Dubai, and then Craig proposed at their favorite place in Del Mar. Their wedding brought their Iranian and Irish cultures together, and Craig wore a kilt while Sheerin built a tradition Iranian Sofreh Aghd with symbolic elements to represent their new life together.

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catering JAY’S CATERING jayscatering.com location CASINO SAN CLEMENTE thecasinosanclemente.com photos by emma hopp photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KACIE & KEVIN home is where your heart is

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SANTA ANA, CA While they were wedding planning, Kacie and Kevin traveled the world together and visited six countries on four continents. When it came time to pick the venue, Kacie knew the style that she wanted for the wedding and had a picture to show the coordinator. The coordinator let Kacie know that the building in the picture was in fact The Estate on Second and that it was just down the street!

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catering, cake, dessert bar & linens JAY’S CATERING jayscatering.com location THE ESTATE ON SECOND estateonsecond.com photos by celina kenyon photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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MELISSA & KYLE destination destiny

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LA JOLLA, CA Melissa and Kyle’s gorgeous, destination wedding at The Lodge at Torry Pines was a reflection of the things they love the most – each other, the outdoors, peaches, and their pup!

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location THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES lodgetorreypines.com rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com cake SWEET CHEEKS BAKING CO. sweetcheeksbaking.com photos by france photographers See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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BARBIE & FRANKIE oh happy day

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BUENA PARK, CA Frankie proposed to Barbie during a surprise weekend trip to La Jolla, California. He led her to a cliff overlooking the ocean where he had balloons that read, “Marry Me.� As Frankie got down on one knee and proposed, friends and family who were watching from a distance started cheering.

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location & catering LOS COYOTES COUNTRY CLUB loscoyotescc.com formalwear FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com photos by christine skari photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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TAYLOR & BRIAN it was meant to be

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LONG BEACH, CA Taylor and Brian were introduced by a mutual friend, and they had their first date at a bar across the street from The Loft on Pine. When it came time to select their venue, they knew The Loft on Pine had to be their wedding location! And, the friend who introduced them served as their wedding officiant.

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location THE LOFT ON PINE theloftonpine.com linens, catering, dessert bar & cake JAY’S CATERING jayscatering.com formalwear FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com photos by lillywhite photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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ANNA & GEOFF that ’s amore

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RAMONA, CA On a whim, Anna and Geoff planned a trip to Italy and Switzerland for the two of them. Because it was booked so last minute, Anna had no expectations for a proposal. But, Geoff already had the ring, and he waiting for the perfect time to propose. He found it when they were overlooking the ocean after hiking through Cinque Terra on the Italian coast. It was there that he asked Anna to spend the rest of her life with him.

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floral design LITTLE HILL FLORAL DESIGNS littlehillfloraldesigns.com rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com photos by brett hickman photographers See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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MARSHA & CHRISTOPHER record romance

LOS ANGELES, CA On the day of the proposal, Marsha thought it was a Saturday like any other as she accompanied Christopher and his cousin, Jake, to Descanso Gardens under the guise that his cousin wanted to visit the property. Christopher asked Jake to take a picture of he and Marsha, but it was actually a video, and then Christopher got down on one knee and proposed as Jake recorded.

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floral design LOS ANGELES FLORAL COUTURE losangelesfloralcouture.com location & catering THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES ebelloflosangeles.com photo and video by judy and gavin photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SHELLY & MATTHEW burning love

REDLANDS, CA Shelly and Matt met in kindergarten and went to the same schools, but it wasn’t until Matt moved back home that they caught each other’s eye romantically. Shelly decided to make the first move, which was smashing a cake in Matt’s face at a New Year’s Eve party. Matt promptly returned the gesture with a kiss, and the rest is history! floral design LOS ANGELES FLORAL COUTURE losangelesfloralcouture.com | photos by melissa vossler photography

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CHANTEL & TOM vows in the vineyard

ESCONDIDO, CA Chantel and Tom’s fondest wedding memory was listening to the musicians play their favorite songs. They had been fans of the musicians for years, so it was perfect to have them play at the wedding. location & coordination ORFILA VINEYARDS AND WINERY orfila.com photos by carrie mccluskey See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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CHRISTINA & JARED forever my love

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DEL MAR, CA For their tenth wedding anniversary, Christina and Jared renewed their vows to each other in front of family and friends at the picturesque L’Auberge Del Mar.

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LAYLA & ANTHONY time for a celebration

LOS ANGELES, CA Layla and Anthony chose MountainGate Country Club as their wedding venue because of the gorgeous scenery. The couple wanted their wedding to be a fantastic party and celebration, and that it was! location & catering MOUNTAINGATE COUNTRY CLUB mtngatecc.com photos by studio 23 photography

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CHRISTINE & AMIR love overcomes

SUNOL, CA Both Christine and Amir were tragically heartbroken at the hand of cancer, yet they found one another and have created a wonderful love story to cherish and celebrate. photography VISUALS BY ARPIT visualsbyarpit.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JESSICA & BRENT truly, madly, deeply

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA Brent’s proposal actually started out as Jessica planning a surprise thirtieth birthday party for him. He caught wind of the surprise and decided to bring her friends and family to New York and propose to her instead. He thoroughly surprised Jessica with the proposal, and he had a full itinerary of celebrations planned for the weekend of their engagement.

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location & catering TERRANEA terranea.com photos by katie shuler photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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MARIA & RYAN marry and bright

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA Ryan and Maria live in Seattle but were in San Diego for a weekend getaway when Ryan proposed. They were walking along the beach in Coronado, and Ryan tapped Maria on shoulder and got down on one knee.

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reception location & catering TALEGA GOLF CLUB talegagolfclub.com rentals BAKER PARTY RENTALS bakerpartyrentals.com | transportation LAKE FOREST LIMOUSINES lakeforestlimos.com photos by jamie b photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SARAH & CHRIS a love amongst the vines

TEMECULA, CA Chris proposed to Sarah during their annual birthday trip to Big Bear. They birthdays are two days apart, so every year they celebrate with friends in the mountains. It was snowing heavily, but on the day between their birthdays the sun came out and Chris took Sarah for a walk. He suggested that his best friend take a picture of them, since Sarah always wants one, and he took that opportunity to propose!

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location PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN pontewinery.com photos by mink photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KHATIYMA & FRANK views and vows

MALIBU, CA Khatiyma and Frank traveled to the south of France for Khatiyma’s thirtieth birthday, and Frank knew that would be the perfect time to propose. They had a wonderful dinner and then strolled the Monte Carlo boardwalk, and as Khat was taking in the view, Frank got down on one knee and proposed.

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coordination, location & linens LUXURY ESTATE WEDDINGS & EVENTS luxuryestateweddings.com photos by dmitry shumanev production See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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NICOLE & TYLER forever & always

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LA JOLLA, CA Nicole and Tyler got engaged on a cold December day on a Lake Tahoe pier. Nicole had been under the weather at the time of the proposal, and it took her a second to realize what was happening!

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location & catering THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES lodgetorreypines.com | coordination CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS crownweddings.com floral design JENNIFER COLE FLORALS jennifercoleflorals.com | rentals & furniture CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN conceptseventdesign.com photos by lily rose photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KENDALL & PJ passionate paradise

LA QUINTA, CA Kendall and PJ’s favorite vacation destination is the Bahamas, and their gorgeous La Quinta wedding brought the tropics home to their guests, complete with custom print that was used throughout the wedding!

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photography & videography MOOD PHOTO & VIDEO moodpv.com coordination BOUTIQUE EVENT PLANNING boutiqueeventplanning.com chair & wall rentals BAKER PARTY RENTALS bakerpartyrentals.com furniture rentals BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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JESS & BRENDON santa monica sweethearts

MALIBU, CA After a successful “swipe right” on Tinder, Jess and Brendon met at the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica for drinks. They hit it off and decided to add dinner together to their evening plans. Over two years after that promising first date, Brendon took Jess back to the Hotel Shangri-La and proposed, followed by a night’s stay in the hotel’s best suite to celebrate their engagement!

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coordination AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS atyourdoorevents.com photo and video by the brides and the bees See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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SOGOL & FRANCIS the most perfect day

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA Francis surprised Sogol with a trip to Seattle, and she was especially excited about the possibility of visiting a tulip festival while there. Francis played it off, but he surprised her by taking her to the festival and finding a private area, among the red tulips, to propose. He set up a GroPro, gave Sogol a note (with another GoPro to capture her reaction), and then asked her to marry him.

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coordination CONFETTI SKIES confettiskies.com location FRANCISCAN GARDENS franciscangardens.com catering 24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com photos by stefcam photography See more of their love story, photos, and vendor contributors at ceremonymagazine.com/weddings

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KATIE & RYAN master of love

YORBA LINDA, CA Ryan proposed to Katie at Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Katie thought it was a celebratory affair because of her acceptance into a masters program, but then to Katie’s surprise, Ryan dropped to one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Then, both families surprised her with an engagement dinner.

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