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THE PUBLISHER'S LETTER

When we created and introduced the inaugural edition of Ceremony Magazine 13 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 the likes of Pinterest and Instagram becoming the go-to social media sites, the whole world can now communicate in a language that has no barriers: pictures. Now more than ever, it’s the perfect complementary platform to view the best-of-the-best of Ceremony’s thousands of timeless inspirational wedding and photo shoot images. We hope you will follow us 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 the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area. This Great List of wedding vendors contains not only many of the best in the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area, but also some of the finest in the country. It is their work that makes up a large part of this magazine, including 40 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.

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

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HERMAN AU PHOTOGRAPHY Herman is a unique talent and a seasoned professional. His ability to work with both still image and motion picture gives him a unique perspective. His strong photography skills and deep understanding of light sets his work apart, and it shows in the variety of styles he shoots in - from his masterful use of both natural and artificial light, to his always creative composition, and his unique directing approach that make his work full of life and personality. HERMANAU.COM 323.274.2175

JENNY TAYLOR BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY After seven years of being in business, words will never be able to describe just how grateful I feel each day to know that we are the United States top choice for boudoir photography! Brides from all over the country fly in to work with us in our gorgeous studios headquartered in Chicago and Southern California. I am obsessed with hearing how all of our clients are just blown away by their five-star experience! My rock star team of over eighteen ladies transforms you into a bombshell bride with professional hair and makeup as well as help with posing and facial expressions. JENNYTAYLORBOUDOIRS.COM

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Mike’s style is most appreciated by the bride that wants artwork; not just snapshots. It all begins with a well-planned highfashion engagement shoot. Mike works with his clients to develop their custom style by using color swatches, mood boards and themes. The day of the wedding is well planned and his team knows when to lead the client and when to step back and capture 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.

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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 LOS ANGELES ADVERTISING PARTNERS IS KEPT EXCLUSIVELY TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF ONLY THE FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE INDUSTRY.

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It all began when I was 15. I picked up my dad’s film camera and my love affair with photography and capturing the beauty in the world around me began. I studied art and graphic design at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles and then I went to NYU to do a foreign language studies program. I had no idea that this was where I would find my inspiration. But that’s New York, a visually stirring glimpse of global diversity that spurred me to travel and take pictures. Whereas New York was my catalyst, Paris became my provocateur. It was there I learned the art of focusing on individual stories through my photography. After a nice long stint of traveling in Europe, I knew it was finally time to come home and work in Los Angeles to pursue my dream. I decided to take the plunge and start my own photography business, The Argus Image, where I've found a passion for shooting weddings. Each couple has such a unique story of who they are individually, and how they came together. I love to capture that narrative and delivering it visually so it can be enjoyed over and over again.

Erin is a professional wedding and portrait photographer from Los Angeles whose greatest photographic hope is to use art as a way to celebrate life and make people happy. She is the proud owner of her own business and has shot commercially both in the US and more recently internationally, while her work has been published both in print and online in the United States. Her first artistic passions were painting and drawing, but she fell in love with photography when she picked up her dad’s old film camera in high school. She has been shooting ever since. She has a degree in Fine Art and has studied at UCLA, Art Center, Otis College of Art and Design, and Santa Monica College. Other things that make Erin happy include: hula dancing, video games, good wine, people who are not afraid to be goofy with her, Dodger games with her Dad, and Almond Joys.

Alyssa views the world in a most unique and beautiful way. She is short on words and quick with her wit, but her eye opens an expanse of beauty where even the subject doesn’t realize its depth of life and character. Somehow, she suspends a moment, even a feeling in time and creates an image that is not just rich in its visual statement but rich in vibrant emotion. Alyssa’s work inspires so much admiration and joy that once viewed, you carry it with you — that perspective, and it becomes that by which all other images are measured and appreciated. Her inner light and faith wordlessly bring a soft and personal touch to every moment she captures. That joy she creates is returned to her in her work because she knows and understands that moment in time is an eternity to you. Alyssa’s keen and yet natural approach to pictures encourages a relaxed and candid atmosphere that even in portraiture conveys an unprecedented honesty to every frame.

Sadi is a hopeless romantic at heart, and that romance has blossomed into a love affair with photography. You can feel in her images the emotion of every moment captured. Her focus throughout the day is to document every last detail, combining both posed and candid moments for a complete memento of the day. Brides and grooms are always taken aback at the feelings captured in her still imagery. She maintains a specialized company geared towards providing high end whimsical wedding photography and videography. The Whimsie team has been praised time and again for their customer service, professionalism and high end wedding products. The passion behind the photographs stands out above others and brings the wedding day to life.

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I invite you to a personal photography session with me; it will change the way you see yourself. Sophia Loren said, “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful.” At Simpson Portraits, we specialize in beauty photography, including bridal couture, mother/daughter/ sister sessions, magazine-style portraits, and elegant bridal boudoir.. SIMPSONPORTRAITS.COM 626.335.1050

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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 from top california wedding planners & designers FOOD

BUDGET

Think outside the box when it comes to what you serve at your wedding. Think about what the guest will enjoy eating. Nobody remembers a rubbery plated chicken, but guests will remember chicken and waffles, or a sushi station, gourmet food trucks, or a family style dinner with vegetables from a local garden. The important part about selecting your menu is that it should reflect your style while at the same time thinking about the guest experience.

Creating designer events is not about going all out on budget; it’s about

being creative and taking advantage of every single available element to create artwork.

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BEAUTY

DÉCOR

Make sure to hire a reputable beauty team

Palazzo lighting, lots of candles, specialty linens for your

that specializes in everything from hair and makeup to draping and pinning! You don’t want to get to your wedding day and be struggling to drape your outfit five minutes before walking down the aisle.

sweetheart and cake table, lots of texture in linens, and theatrical lighting, vintage greenery and vines are all fabulous additions to wedding day decor! BELLA VITA EVENTS

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VOWS Write your own vows. It’s much more personal, and it’s truly a unique way to express your feelings for one another!

TRANSPORTATION More and more couples use Uber as a mode of transportation. You can contact Uber and set up a wedding code so that your guest can get a discount.

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COLOR PALETTE

2017 consists of various shades of blues, hues of greens, pale dogwood pink, soft hazelnut beige, and brilliant flame orange, yellows and everlasting bright pink. AQUAFUZION

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BUDGET

Invest in a good photographer above all else! Also, having the same

It is advised to have budget as your

photography/video team for all wedding and pre-wedding events will help

number one priority in starting out

to plan your wedding. Once that is

to make more consistent looking photo albums and photo walls after the

accomplished, then plan your other areas, such as guest list, venue, etc.

wedding.

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TRADITIONS

Brides can do a first look with their fathers too. The pictures that have been produced by this have been amazing! Plus, the dads get their moment as well!

DECOR Ambiance is everything. Décor elements are a great way to showcase

personality and to make your wedding more unique. Pinterest is a great tool for gathering ideas, but creating something tangible helps put things

into perspective. Visit your local fabric and flower store to really see and feel how things look together. Try making your own mock-up designs to decide what you love.

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DESSERT People love their sweets! The trend lately has been to give guests dessert options. This includes having cake as well as a dessert station. This way, guests can pick what they want for their third course. Plus, instead of favors, you can always gave to-go boxes so they can take home a second dessert. XOXO WEDDINGS

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PHOTO BOOTH

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

Photo booths are still

Two trends that can be implemented

hip! Provide your own

in wedding dresses of all cultures

personalized props and hats for the photos.

and styles are lace and off-shoulder details. They are both romantic elements that can be modified to each bride’s unique tastes.

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GRAND IDEAS from top california wedding planners & designers VOWS

ENTERTAINMENT

This is the meat and potatoes of the entire wedding! The reception is the dessert. So make sure you serve your guest a feast of good lovin’ during the ceremony. You can do this by presenting what is special about your love story. The processional should be a special song that reminds you of each other, the readings could be snippets of letters you’ve written to each other or quotes from your favorite movies. Your vows should be written down in a special booklet that you can keep after the wedding. The officiant should recount the story of how you met or how the proposal took place. Ceremonial activities done during the ceremony should only be done if it means something to you. Everything done during the ceremony should have a purpose related to your love story! If done with thought and care, your guests will certainly leave with a full and well-fed heart!

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French blue with anything! It’s such an overlooked classic color that pairs well with just about everything.

DESSERT Donut dessert walls have been taking social media by storm! They are so

unique and perfect for any couple that loves donuts. Late night snacks are best when customized to the couple: think a popcorn bar with all kinds of

seasonings, mini burgers with milkshake shots, or milk and cookie shots. Late night snacks should be easy to grab-and-go while taking a quick break from the dance floor.

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HONEYMOON Though more and more couples are waiting to go on their honeymoon, there is something really special about taking off after your wedding and cherishing those days after you’ve said your vows. Take the time to discover what it feels like as a married couple in a totally relaxed and romantic environment. If needed, take a one-day break between the wedding and honeymoon to rest your head and dancing feet! AQUAFUZION

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Mexico, Hawaii and Italy are the most popular destinations right now! BELLA VITA EVENTS

TRENDS

ENTERTAINMENT SETS THE TONE AND IS THE SOUL OF THE EVENT. AFTER EIGHT EVENT PRODUCTIONS

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Wedding guests love to commemorate the wedding day through social media with hashtags and now with Snapchat Geo filters. Couples can purchase a temporary Snapchat template for as low as $5 and then encourage guest to use it on the wedding day. This is just another fun way of collecting memories through the lens of many phones!

GUEST LIST When forming your guest list, consider how many people you truly believe you can talk to in one night. All guests want a piece of the couple’s time, but an average wedding is six hours long. XOXO WEDDINGS

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TRANSPORTATION

TRADITIONS

Grand arrivals and farewells are a very important beginning and end to a wedding. The mode of transportation is dependent on the trend or the couples’ likes. Some options are a classic car, exotic car, horse (and/or carriage), or an elephant.

Ask your families and elders about personal traditions or cultural

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GIFTS For the bridal party: robes For guests: shawls or sandals for the dance floor

elements to include in your wedding. Learn the history about why the tradition exists. A lot of couples know very little about their

families’ cultures and traditions and often rely on planners to tell

them about it, which makes it less personal when you can’t relate. MASTER PLANS EVENTS & DESIGNS

ENTERTAIMENT A DJ can make or break your party. They have to be able to guide the guests through the night without over powering the microphone. Plus, they have to be able to read the crowd. If the guests want to dance to oldies, but the DJ is only playing top 40s, the dance floor will be empty.

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FOOD

Extensive four courses are back, plated appetizers are chic, and duo meal options remain popular. BELLA VITA EVENTS

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We are a premier full service event planning, design and coordination company providing expert management. We combine our creative and production skills with your vision to ensure a seamless event from start to finish. SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & BEYOND 310.480.3848 | EVENTS@MASTER-PLANS.COM | WWW.MASTER-PLANS.COM

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Deborah James is one of the most respected event producers in the U.S. She possess a 'big picture' perspective honed from years of success as a producer and performer in the music, television and film industry. She has a meticulous eye for detail and she's renowned for her gracious, professional demeanor. Deborah has received numerous industry accolades, and has been featured in numerous publications. Bella Vita means beautiful life, and that's what Deborah and her talented team manage to evoke in every event. From weddings to intimate soirees, celebrations planned by Deborah have a grace and flair that colleagues and clients describe as flawless. ABC, NACE, ISES and IWCA member.

Aquafuzion was established back in 2004 with the fusion of creative talents, who specialized in event planning, graphic design and floral design. Since the beginning years, it has evolved into a professionally recognized team of individuals working in-house to bring unique visions to life.

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.

A day well spent includes: Selecting all the elements in a project, sitting down to create the piece and being totally satisfied with the final outcome I want a vacation home in: Paris, France

I’m a stickler for: Details and symmetry and passion

What I do to relax: Travel to beautiful destinations

My favorite part of a wedding is: The first look when the groom sees his bride for the first time

I have: A white maltipoo named Teacup

My coffee shop go-to drink: Mocha latte iced or hot; it’s all about chocolate to me A design element I never tire of: Mediterranean warmth and charm The best day of my life was: The day my son, Noah, was born My favorite charity: Make a Wish — it’s where I met my husband I obsess over: Details and wanting to please myself and people My favorite flower: Sterling rose My signature perfume: Michael Kors Classic BELLAVITAEVENTS.COM 818.874.0776

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You may be surprised to learn: Aquafuzion has been doing event flowers for the past 12 years and has just launched their special occasion “Couture de Fleur” line that is available on a daily basis. My wedding day emergency kit includes: So many items! A few of the unique ones are a battery operated fan, taper candle stick holders for unity candle, a stapler to repair broken shoes, door stops, boutonniere/corsage fix it kit and a cake knife/server set I’m a stickler for: Aligned details and accents My signature cocktail: Cucumber Stiletto – contact us for the recipe AQUAFUZION.COM 866.380.5709

I could listen to this singer all day: Beyonce My signature champagne!

cocktail:

Anything

with

A day well spent includes: Reading the LA times, coffee in bed, and Netflix marathons My favorite part of a wedding is: When the couple exits the ceremony; we’re normally the first ones to greet them. It’s an amazing feeling to see the joy and excitement as they exit out! My favorite flower: Orchids. They last a long time and are so intricate to see unfold. My favorite charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. They donate weddings to couples facing serious illnesses, like cancer, leukemia, etc. Being on the board of this organization has really put into perspective what marriage is really about. I obsess over: Magazines! Subscribed to almost every fashion and design magazine and there really isn’t enough hours in the day to read all of them. My favorite dish to cook: Cook? More like pros at knowing what restaurants have the best food delivery within a ten-mile radius! I really want to visit: Paris, capital of inspiration and swag! ATYOURDOOREVENTS.COM 888.489.9671

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My favorite part of a wedding is: You may now kiss the bride!

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“Come And Be A Guest At Your Own Event!”

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AFTER EIGHT EVENT PRODUCTIONS After Eight Productions is a premiere event planning company based in Los Angeles. They specialize in consulting, designing and planning upscale events. Payman, the president and founder of After Eight Event Productions, is a dedicated, insightful, energetic and sought after event designer, who exudes creativity and radiates positive energy. Payman understands the importance of life’s precious moments and dedicates himself to creating your vision. With years of experience working on event productions and designing largescale events from weddings to the entertainment industry, he earned great knowledge and experience in different aspects of production and design. It is with this passion for designing unique events as well as his sharp sensibility and attention to detail that After Eight Event Productions directs, coordinates, orchestrates and choreographs extraordinary events for some of the most elite clients. Payman says, “We are here to make every client's dream become reality. The most rewarding moment in the event production process for me is to see my client’s expression on the night of the event; it’s a priceless moment.” I’m a stickler for: Always coming up with new ideas and creating new things My signature cocktail: Old fashioned The best day of my life was: The day I got married I have: A dog named Missy I obsess over: Barcelona soccer team My favorite dish to cook: Sushi AFTER8PRODUCTIONS.COM 844.624.6688

AJITA CHOPRA EVENTS At ACE, they are inspired by the vision, style, and personality of each couple to create experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Ajita Chopra Events strives to provide the resources, creativity, and support to allow clients to be a guest at their own wedding. My favorite part of a wedding is: The bride walking down the aisle A day well spent includes: Sweet treats and a spa treatment You may be surprised to learn: I used to work for Disney A design element I never tire of: Boxwood hedge with accent flowers

MASTER PLANS EVENTS & DESIGNS Yingka’s wedding and event planning passion began as early as 1996 when she was given several opportunities to lead and fund raise for non-profits and event marketing companies. From there, she continued to hone her skills by working in hotel management as banquets and sales for Hyatt Hotels and floral design production companies. Her love for flowers and design combined with coordination skills has made each event extraordinary. Her list of events and designs include high-end galas, gift lounges and charity events such as Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, AMA’s, Grammy Museum, Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, the NBA All Star Party, and the Ritz Carlton.

My favorite flower: Peony My signature perfume: Chloe Eau de Parfum

My design aesthetic: modern, and classic.

My most-used app: Mail. The emails just never stop!

My coffee shop go-to drink: Soy chai latte — no water, no foam

My candy craving: champagne bubbles

My favorite part of a wedding is: The first look or the father-daughter dance

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Eclectic,

I’ve always wanted to plan a wedding at: The Palace of Versailles, France (or any chateau in France, I’m not picky) The must-haves in my purse are: Chapstick, pens, tissues and gum MASTER-PLANS.COM 310.480.3848

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XOXO WEDDINGS Kaci was born and raised in Wisconsin. From cows to alfalfa, this farm girl knows her roots. She ventured to Madison to major in dance and business as a UW Badger. After receiving a signed diploma, she packed up her Chevy Lumina and drove clear across the country, landing in the wonderful city she has called home for ten years, Los Angeles. When she’s not planning weddings, Kaci is teaching children how to dance their hearts out or watching the Golden Girls. She’s the blue cheese to Tanya’s chicken wings. Tanya was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. Ten years ago, she packed her suitcases and moved to the city she calls home, Los Angeles. When she’s not planning weddings, Tanya’s babysitting busy executives as an assistant in the marketing world or watching the Golden Girls. She’s the buffalo sauce to Kaci’s chicken wings. Xoxo Weddings was established in 2013 and currently has 7 lead coordinators. Everyone on the Xoxo team is excited about the direction the company is heading — straight to the top! My coffee shop go-to drink: Tanya needs her coffee strong, or it's hard for her to face the day. Kaci needs a little mocha in her coffee because it makes it more of a dessert. My favorite part of a wedding is: I love watching the groom's face when the bride walks down the aisle. This is even better when they do not do a first look. XOXOWED.COM 213.422.7002

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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

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. FOURSEASONS.COM/WESTLAKEVILLAGE/WEDDINGS

THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES LA JOLLA

BALBOA BAY RESORT NEWPORT BEACH

LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA | DANA POINT

A historical craftsman property situated on La Jolla's coastline with panoramic views of worldrenowned 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.

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

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.

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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.

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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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TERRANEA RESORT 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

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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 "barnlike" 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

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HOTEL LAGUNA | LAGUNA BEACH With its own private beach, the Spanishinspired hotel offers an array of oceanfront ceremony sites. HOTELLAGUNA.COM

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

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, La Venta Inn showcases a luxe, intimate ambiance and impressive views of the Los Angeles skyline and Pacific Ocean. Every inch of the estate including courtyard, bridal cottage, groom’s room, Great Room with domed ceiling and grand fireplace, and the outdoor ocean view ceremony area, is exclusively yours for your wedding celebration.

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For the chic, modern couple, Verandas Beach House is the perfect location for your momentous day. The private venue offers the best of both worlds for the bride and groom who want elegance with a contemporary beach house feel. Your ceremony will take place in the lush garden or on the beach before guests move to the chic indoor space for the celebration.

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A CHIC, TWO-STORY BEACH HOUSE, STEPS FROM THE SAND IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA VERANDASBH.COM ~ 310.546.7805

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SAN DIEGO ZOO AND SAFARI PARK SAN DIEGO & ESCONDIDO

Celebrate your special day in the heart of Liberty Station at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station. With multiple indoor and outdoor venue spaces, this one-of-a-kind brewery offers something for every celebration both intimate and grand. Cheers to a celebration like no other!

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!

STONELIBERTYSTATION.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

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FRANCISCAN GARDENS | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

RANCHO LAS LOMAS | SILVERADO

Share your first dance as husband and wife under the stars in the rose garden at this charming wedding venue.

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

FRANCISCANGARDENS.COM

RANCHOLASLOMAS.COM

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STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS - LIBERTY STATION | SAN DIEGO

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SWEET SCENTED BREEZE OF THE BLUE PACIFIC FIRST KISS AT SUNSET AMIDST A VIBRANT NATURAL LANDSCAPE YOUR EVERLASTING MOMENT

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

For more information contact us at +1 760 603 3670 or visit AviaraWeddings.com The trademarks HYATT™, Park Hyatt™ and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt International Corporation. ©2015 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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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

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CANARY HOTEL | SANTA BARBARA

FIVE CROWNS | CORONA DEL MAR

An unbeatable location grants effortless access to the downtown arts and culture scene and nearby beach, while the romantic Mediterranean style and rooftop lend just the right amount of luxurious escape.

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

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LA VENTA INN PALOS VERDES ESTATES

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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.

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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

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

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THE COLONY HOUSE | ANAHEIM

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES

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

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

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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.

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THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA | RIVERSIDE

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

With its breathtaking Spanish mission architecture and European charm, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa becomes a grand stage for creating unforgettable memories as you celebrate your new life together.

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THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON | PASADENA

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

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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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

OUE SKYSPACE LA & US BANK TOWER | LOS ANGELES

ALISO VIEJO COUNTRY CLUB | ALISO VIEJO

OUE Skyspace Los Angeles is California’s tallest open-air observation deck and the premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.

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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LOEWS CORONADO BAY RESORT | CORONADO Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views overlooking downtown San Diego at this newly renovated waterfront resort. LOEWSHOTELS.COM

HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA HUNTINGTON BEACH Elegant courtyards and grand ballrooms fill the resort, which is encompassed by the dazzling Pacific. HUNTINGTONBEACH.HYATT.COM

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THE RANCH AT BANDY CANYON | ESCONDIDO

MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT | RANCHO SANTA FE

Set deep in Bandy Canyon, this Southern California ranch is adorned with Unique wedding venue and boutique resort reinvented with state-of-the-art rustic cabins, a dramatic pool and an authentic 1930’s adobe lodge in renovations in the picturesque and peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe. 16251 Bandy Canyon addition Road, Escondido, CA 92025 | 760.871.6494 | www.bandycanyon.com to a charming terrace and ceremony site.

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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC | LONG BEACH

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The breathtaking BlueofCavern exhibit the Great to create a he Aquarium the Pacific in Longanchors Beach provides both Hall a beautiful majestic aura for gatherings large or small. The intimate Café Scuba, with its and overlooks unique atmosphere for and ceremonies and exhibit receptions, from intimateForest. sunset views, the Seal Sea Lion and Lorikeet

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

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The Cape Cod style venue overlooks thriving gardens, koi ponds and the Pacific Ocean.

Private and lavish yachts are designed to match your personal style and theme.

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We specialize in creating one of a kind weddings and special events of all sizes and types that reflect your personal style and create memories to last a lifetime. VISIT WWW.MTNGATECC.COM/WEDDINGS TO FIND OUT MORE TODAY!

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FAZELI CELLARS | TEMECULA

RIVERWALK GOLF CLUB | SAN DIEGO

Inspired by the ancient traditions of Persia, and rooted in the modern expressions of California, Fazeli Cellars, the newest member on the famed De Portola “Wine Row”, offers an exquisite setting – the perfect backdrop for the romantic wedding of your dreams.

Riverwalk Golf Club specializes in creating one-of-a-kind weddings and functions by offering a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces that are complemented by an experienced team of on-site catering and event specialists who are guaranteed to make every event truly unforgettable.

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VISIT OCEANSIDE | OCEANSIDE

THE FIFTH | ANAHEIM

Oceanside in North San Diego County offers many wedding and event venues that take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle, including locations that range from traditional meeting space to one-of-a-kind museums, historical buildings, parks, private garden estates and beach front venues.

The FIFTH is a 5,000 square foot rooftop venue located directly across the street from the Disneyland® Resort. With incredible views of the firework spectacular (on select nights) and delicious food prepared by our in-house chef, The FIFTH is the perfect location for any modern bride.

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THE WESTIN SAN DIEGO GASLAMP QUARTER HOTEL SAN DIEGO 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. WESTINGASLAMP.COM

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THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE | 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. ABBEYWEDDINGS.COM

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The Perfect Place to Say “I Do� by an Ocean View We specialize in creating one of a kind weddings and special events of all sizes and types that reflect your personal style and create memories to last a lifetime. Visit losverdesgc.com/weddings to find out more today!

Jackie Lowe at phone: (310) 377-7888, Ext. 21 or email: jlowe@americangolf.com

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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. MTNGATECC.COM/WEDDINGS

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-a-kind 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/WEDDINGS

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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BEAUTY & THE BALANCE AT TABACÓN GRAND SPA RESORT, COSTA RICA TABACON.COM/EVENTS-WEDDINGS

Balance. It’s what everyone desires. The modern couple looking for a once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding or honeymoon getaway can find that perfect blend of adventure and relaxation at Tabacón Resort. Located in the heart of Costa Rica at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacón offers ample opportunities for adventure including rainforest zip-lining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, nighttime rainforest hikes and waterfall excursions. Their 5-Star accommodations paired with natural thermal springs, exquisite dining and luxurious spa services then allow a couple to unwind in style from a day of thrilling activities. Set within the confines of the rainforest Tabacón Resort is in close proximity to adventure for all levels of thrill seekers. Nature lovers cannot miss taking part in activities that showcase the natural wonder of this gorgeous country. A daytime horseback ride meandering through the foothills surrounding the volcano is a must-do. The views of the volcano and the lush scenery are utterly breathtaking. However, a night hike may provide even better opportunities to spot nocturnal mammals that are often elusive during the day. Armed with a flashlight and ample determination, night time is the right time to spot one of Costa Rica’s symbolic creatures such as a red-eyed tree frog or a sloth. A short ride outside of the resort gets you to La Fortuna where a majestic waterfall plummets to a clear pool of water that is ideal for swimming after a 500-step hike down a scenic path to reach it. Looking to take nature up a notch? Jacamar Naturalist Tours take guests on an adventure of a lifetime. Venture out to the top of the canopy for an exhilarating zip-line ride through the rainforest. Then, swing through the rainforest like Tarzan swing to get the full jungle experience. Get closer to nature by hitting the rapids on a whitewater raft tour down the Rio Toro and possibly witness tropical birds and exotic animals winding through the canyons. Days filled with adventure build up an appetite. Explore a local soda in La Fortuna for comidas típicas (authentic Costa Rican cuisine) or venture back to the gorgeous confines of Tabacón for a casual meal at their restaurant, Ave del Paraíso, for Tabacón’s delicious take on Costa Rica’s famous dish, casado típico criollo, which is the customary meal a wife would make for her husband. A more relaxing option would include donning swimwear and slipping up to the Arenal Pool Bar where small bites such as ceviche and guacamole pair well a libation made from Costa Rica’s signature sugar cane alcohol, guaro. Ah, pura vida! Relaxation is what brings Tabacón Resort its renown. Arenal Volcano’s natural thermal springs flow through the resort providing guests with a luxurious locale to warm weary muscles that have been worked from a day of energetic fun. Meander through the spring’s pathways to a literal Shangri-la. The Shangri-la Gardens are an exclusive experience for only Tabacón’s adult guests. Its privacy, replete with cascading falls and the steamy springs, sets the stage for romantic interludes. The thermal springs are within close proximity to the resort’s luxurious spa accommodations where Costa Rica’s natural environment is incorporated into each spa treatment. From the local products infused into the massage oils to the outdoor bungalows, couples can escape to even deeper tranquility. ‘The Idyllic’ is the quintessential couples massage bringing the soothing sounds of the rainforest into the ultimate bonding experience. Be sure to request to take a plunge in a relaxing milk bath following the massage. While basking in the outdoor tub, you may even spot an exotic monkey lurking above you in the natural canopy. Top off your dreamy experience with a Private Gala Dinner where your personal chef freshly prepares a gourmet feast in an open air rainforest bungalow lit by shimmering candles. Each course is paired with sumptuous wines and champagnes that bring out the flavors of each divine dish. A romantic meal is the ideal way to create a lifetime of memories from your luxurious experience at Tabacón. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of outdoor adventure or a relaxing retreat Tabacón provides the perfect balance.

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A GRAND WEDDING AT SHERATON GRAND LOS CABOS, HACIENDA DEL MAR SHERATONHACIENDADELMAR.COM SUNSETMONALISA.COM FLORA-FARMS.COM CABO-ADVENTURES.COMS BY AMY HARRICK

From grand to grande, “Cabo” has it all! Cabo San Lucas has long been a favorite vacation destination for many Californians, including Hollywood’s elite. More recently, our Baja neighbor has become an equaling enticing go-to for weddings. Boasting an unparalleled combination of romance, adventure, serenity and family fun, Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda Del Mar is the idyllic destination wedding resort. Situated on its own private white sands beach, the resort offers expansive views of the Sea of Cortez and seemingly never-ending sunsets as colorful as its Mediterranean architecture. Spacious guest rooms and generously sized balconies tastefully outfitted in authentic Mexican textiles and terra-cotta floors exude Old Mexican charm. With five resort pools and two golf courses, this 270-room Starwood property maintains an intimate vibe typically seen in boutique hotels, with the gracious Mexican hospitality that beckons its visitors.

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A GRAND WEDDING

Whether you host an intimate wedding for 10 or a larger fiesta for 200, you have many ceremony and reception options, and your guests will have plenty to experience. Get married in a picturesque chapel, or beachfront with your toes in the sand. Celebrate under a grand palapa, in a large ballroom, or under the stars. Host a festive rehearsal dinner decked with tiki torches and mariachi. From beachside restaurants to Five-Diamond dining, the Sheraton Grand chefs cater to the most discerning palates. Fill your wedding weekend activities calendar for a truly memorable guest experience! Soak up the sun at Tortuga Beach, relax in the Hacienda-style Cactus Spa, or treat your best guys and gals to a tequila tasting. Beyond the resort, dining and adventure continues. The setting is hard to beat at Sunset Monalisa, Cabo’s only cliff-side restaurant with an amazing direct view of El Arco. Or add adventure to your dining with a drive to bucolic Flora Farms in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Now hosting pastoral weddings and events, this 25-acre organic working farm is also home to Flora’s Kitchen which serves a true farm-to-table menu and arguably the most unique and delicious Bloody Mary in all of North America. More of a water baby than a foodie? Check out Cabo Adventures for an array of water sports, but not to be missed is a private sailing charter for your group. The best part of a Cabo wedding? Direct flights from San Diego or Los Angeles make it an easy, quick and relatively inexpensive destination. So close, yet so far away.

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THE 1912 GRAND OPENING The 1912 is downtown Santa Ana’s newest and most stylish event venue for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. Operated by 24 Carrots, The 1912 has a vibe of exclusivity and aristocracy combined with a fresh and sophisticated aesthetic, making it a unique space for your next special event or celebration.

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CATERING & CAKES One of Beethoven's favorite dishes was macaroni and cheese. The girl I marry must be able to make good macaroni and cheese. ~ Charles M. Shulz

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CATERING CUSTOMIZED AN INTERVIEW WITH NEW YORK FOOD COMPANY

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT HOW YOUR COMPANY GOT STARTED AND WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS: New York Food Company (NYFC) started as a local, popular delicatessen in Hermosa Beach, CA more than thirty years ago. The demand for our delicious, fresh food grew as customers asked for it to be served at their business and social events, so Celebrations by NYFC was born. Ultimately, NYFC was invited to manage two exclusive coastal venues, La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates and Verandas Beach House, Manhattan Beach. In 2005, Chefs with Altitude was created, which caters exclusively to the private jets of celebrities, professional sports teams and dignitaries. The NYFC team continually adapts to the latest trends in cuisine, beverages, service, and event design. “The catering and event production industry never gets old,” claims Jim Wharton, NYFC Managing Partner. “There’s always something new and exciting for our team to learn and incorporate into our events.” OUR FOOD PHILOSOPHY: We always make it fresh and made to order, utilizing the freshest ingredients and sourcing locally as much as possible. We design menus to favor the clients’ tastes, not ours. Our menus are used to start the discussion with our clients, they aren’t meant to limit the offerings. WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH TO SERVING FOOD FOR SPECIALTY DIETS? We usually have an assigned server and one assigned chef handle the plates to eliminate any confusion or the specialty diet plates being confused with the regular plates. We also like to know the guests’ names and where they are seated. Special menu guest requests receive individual attention.

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HOW CAN COUPLES USE FOOD TO WOW THEIR GUESTS AND MAKE THEM FEEL SPECIAL? Interactive food stations are great for entertaining guests, oyster shucking or guacamole made onsite are great examples. Guests can watch the food being prepared while engaging with the chefs or other guests. In addition, interactive stations make guests feel special by creating dishes with the ingredients that they pick and choose like a pasta or omelet station. OUR SPECIALTY IS: Catering to you. Every wedding menu is created in collaboration with the utmost consideration of the tastes, styles, and special requests of our couples. No two menus are ever alike – although we do feature popular dishes that many couples enjoy! NYFC menus feature an eclectic mix of traditional favorites fused with current trends. We are also proud of our professional service team. We offer exquisitely served, plated meals to beautiful yet casual buffets. Every menu and every event is customized to fit the style and taste of each couple. IN WHAT WAYS DOES A VENUE PREDICATE A MENU? Venues predicate a venue in every way. Some venues offer no kitchen or simply warming capabilities. Sometimes complete “kitchen builds” are required. NYFC can build a kitchen anywhere and create delicious meals. This is where we shine. THE PAST DECADE TOOK US FROM THE CAKE TO CUPCAKES TO DONUTS TO CAKE POPS TO MACAROONS TO DESSERT TABLES…WHAT’S NEXT FOR DESSERTS? Ice cream carts, food trucks, and colorful, candy displays are trending now.

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SWEET SPOT AN INTERVIEW WITH 24 CARROTS CATERING

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TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT HOW YOUR COMPANY GOT STARTED AND WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS: In 2004, chef-owner Norm Bennett channeled his passion for culinary excellence and experience in both European and American kitchens into 24 carrots catering and events, where his elevated standards made the perfect foundation for success. His background is heavily infused into event menus, where fresh ingredients and memorable cuisine is top priority, and many of his secret recipes are long standing client favorites. Over the years, 24 carrots has built a stellar reputation based on our honest approach to business and unwavering commitment to excellence. We refuse to compromise on quality and our friendly, team-driven culture complements our award-winning food. We’re proud to have earned both the respect of our peers and the continued business of our loyal customers. Even as we’ve grown into an award-winning industry leader, 24 carrots has stayed true to our values as a familyowned business. Everything we do centers around our passion for bringing people together and creating unforgettable memories. We treat everyone like family, because for us, it’s all about personal connections. The friendly people on our team are genuinely interested in getting to know you and building friendships that continue long after your event is over. OUR SPECIALTY IS: We pride ourselves in being accessible to our clients. We’re not a big conglomerate that churns out cookie-cutter parties with no regard for your wishes and desires. And we’re not a small momand-pop shop that lacks the resources to ensure your event runs smoothly. 24 carrots is right in the middle – the sweet spot that provides you with the utmost personal attention and unlimited possibilities for your one-of-a-kind occasion.

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A wedding day gift for her groom is one to-do item almost every bride-to-be agonizes over. For those who want to surprise their partner with something extra special, and a little bit sexy, a boudoir photo shoot is the perfect present.

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A wedding day gift for her groom is one to-do item almost every bride-to-be agonizes over. For those who want to surprise their partner with something extra special, and a little bit sexy, a boudoir photo shoot is the perfect present. Jenny Taylor, owner of Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography, a popular photography company with studios in Chicago and Los Angeles, has compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for any bride-to-be considering a boudoir photo shoot: DO take the time to do your research. It’s important to find a photographer that not only has a solid reputation, but with whom you feel comfortable. Before booking your session, read through testimonials and online reviews of clients they’ve previously worked with. Ask to see examples of their work and schedule a phone call with them to get a concrete feel for their professionalism and personality, as well as if you feel comfortable in their setting; we don't recommend showing up to someone’s personal home or basement. DON’T spray tan. Tan skin actually counteracts the lighting used for boudoir photos, yielding a less-than-desirable look. Don’t use any self-tanning products at least five days before your shoot. DO steer clear of alcohol the day of your session. Having a few cocktails before you step in front of the camera might seem like a good idea, but don’t do it. Not only can alcohol make your belly bloat and your skin flush, but having it in your system will alter your entire experience. For these reasons, Jenny Taylor says: “We don’t allow any alcohol on set.” DON’T feel like you have to wear lingerie. “One of the biggest misconceptions about boudoir photography is that wearing super-sexy lingerie is a requirement,” says Taylor. While many of her clients do wear teddies, bra & panty sets or negligées, others opt for more playful looks, like a jersey from their guy’s favorite sports team, or even a gorgeous dress. DO put some thought into props. The addition of something simple and romantic like a red rose or bridal veil can make a big impact on camera. DO remember that this experience is as much for you as it is for your groom. Women spend lots of time (and, in some cases, big bucks) on amped-up fitness and beauty routines leading up to their nuptials. “Right before her wedding day is the perfect time for a bride to take a moment and celebrate herself with a boudoir photo shoot,” says Taylor. “Not only are most brides looking and feeling their best in the weeks leading up to their wedding, but the excitement and happiness they’re feeling during that time really shows through in photos.” DO remember to groom yourself pre-shoot. Any bikini or body waxing should be done a week ahead of time. A manicure and/or pedicure can be done the day before.

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BELLA VITA EVENTS bellavitaevents.com [coordination]

THE HIDDEN GARDEN hiddengardenflowers.com [floral design]

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE

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CLASSIC EVENT & TENT RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[location] hevadu estate vineyards [photography] joy marie photography [linens] la tavola [rentals] revelry event designers [rentals] bella vista [lighting] images by lighting [invitations & wedding day stationery] fla-de-dahs [dessert & favors] bella donna special events [entertainment] city connections [videography] matrimony films [transporation] chuck’s parking [gown designer] peter langer & mira zwillinger [bridal salon] mark ingram atelier [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair & makeup] beau ideal & umi kuru [formalwear] men’s warehouse [bridesmaid dresses] bhldn [flower girl dresses] child salon

love story

After three years of a long distance coast-tocoast relationship, Sophie and Brandon went on a European vacation to celebrate Brandon’s Naval Academy graduation. It was in the mountains of Asolo, Italy that Brandon got down on one knee and popped the question!

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Brandon and Sophie both felt their fondest wedding moment was when Sophie walked down the aisle and it hit them that they were about to be married.

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MICHAEL PURDY PHOTOGRAPHY studiopurdy.com [photography & videography]

AQUAFUZION

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THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON PASADENA

langhamhotels.com/pasadena [location, dessert bar & catering]

[floral design] elizabeth bailey floral design [rentals] designer 8 [rentals] elegant design [lighting] tmmpro [invitations] la paperie [wedding day stationery] carlson craft [cake] decuffa cakes [favors] bride and groom [entertainment] ceremony brass quintet & fanfare trumpeters [entertainment] cocktail hour jazz quarter [entertainment] traditional armenian band [entertainment] university of southern california trojan marching band [entertainment] elan artists project m [gown designer] reem acra [bridal salon] saks fifth avenue [bridal shoes] chanel [hair] sarah tevis [makeup] suzie moldavon [groom’s formalwear] jb clothiers

love story

Daniel and Christiana met at Disneyland, where they both worked. Christiana was the person who met Daniel at the gate to walk him in for his interview!

love note

Daniel is a musician, so live music at the wedding was very important to the couple. They had six live bands at their wedding and no-pre recorded music used at all!

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BECCA RILLO PHOTOGRAPHY beccarillo.com [photography]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

[location] private residence [coordination] krae events [floral design] unique floral designs [rentals & linens] party pleasers [invitations & wedding day stationery] diy [catering] command performance catering [dessert] skiff’s cakes [dessert bar] pastry girl 123 [favors] kate aspen [entertainment] skyeler kole [entertainment] brett lewis dj [videography] andrew fels production [kayla’s gown designer] mori lee [kaila’s gown designer] maggie sottero [kayla’s bridal salon] kay’s bridal [kaila’s bridal salon] the bridal collection [hair] dani schmidt [makeup] doubletake makeup artistry [groomsmen’s bowties, pocket squares, & fathers’ ties] rawhyde manufacturing company [bridesmaid dresses] david bridal [engagement ring & wedding ring] loyal jewelry

love story

Kaila and Kayla met through a mutual friend who set them up on a blind date. Neither of them had ever been on a blind date before, but from first glance, there was a true connection!

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The theme of Kaila and Kayla’s wedding was “Love Wins” and the amount of love shown to them by their family and friends was simply incredible!

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ssparkling parkling BRITTANY & GIOVANNI

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AMBIANCE DESIGNS BY SHAWN ADAMS ambiance-designs.com [floral design, linens & rentals]

THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA

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MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON monamie.com [bridal salon]

[photography & videography] cean one photography [coordination] classic touch events [cake] the bakers oven [reception entertainment] waveform entertainment [gown designer] berta gown [hair piece & bridal jewelry] maria elena [bridal shoes, bridesmaid dresses & mother’s dresses] bagdley mischka [hair] scarlett firrell [makeup] dana cummings [formalwear] men’s warehouse [honeymoon destination] bora bora [honeymoon hotels] hilton bora bora [travel agency] aaa

love story

Brittany told Giovanni that if she could be proposed to anywhere, it would be in Paris in front of the Eiffel tower. For the proposal, Giovanni recreated Paris at a venue with all their family and friends. He included murals, flower shops, and pastry shops to really make it feel like Paris in the United States. Giovanni planned it all, making it such a meaningful moment for Brittany.

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Brittany and Giovanni’s fondest wedding moment was walking into their reception as husband and wife and being able to see all the guests and how beautiful everything looked.

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love story

Mayu and Adam grew up across the country from each other with Mayu in California and Adam in New York. They didn’t meet until they were both attending medical school at the University of Vermont!

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Mayu and Adam wanted the most important aspect of their wedding to be the celebrating of joining families as they had guests from all across the country and world. Therefore, they focused on creating everlasting memories for both adults and children through the photo booth, a children’s activity table, personalized face painting and a dessert bar!

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THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES ebelloflosangeles.com [location]

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love story

Neda and Drew’s vision of their wedding was a balance of fun and playful mixed with elegant and classy!

love note

Neda and Drew wanted their wedding to be a blend of Persian and American cultures, and they represented this through the food and music.

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love story

Christina and Chris met in their high school musical academy. He plays viola, and she is a singer!

love note

Christina and Chris still remember their first class together — chemistry!

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THE ARGUS IMAGE theargusimage.com [photography]

[location] hartley botanica [coordination] charis events & design [floral design] designer dana [linens] luxe linen [invitation & wedding day stationery] color and creation [catering] command performance catering [cake] the butter end cakery [reception entertainment] jim sullivan [videography] tjr films [gown designer] julie vino [veil] vicky anglo [bridal shoes] karen millen [groom’s formalwear] the black tux [bridesmaid dresses] henkka [wedding rings] kazanjian brothers

love story

After dating seven years, Richie and Desiree got engaged on the marina on New Year’s Eve surrounded by a small group of friends

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BRITTANEE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY brittaneetaylor.com [photography]

LOS ANGELES FLORAL COUTURE losangelesfloralcouture.com [floral design]

COYOTE HILLS GOLF COURSE

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love story

On CJ and Mary’s first date, they flew to San Francisco for the day to watch a baseball game. At one point, CJ had turned to Mary and said, “Guess what?” to which she responded with a “What?” He replied, “I bet you all that I am that I am going to marry you one day.”

love note

CJ and Mary actually planned their wedding in two months!

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WHIMSIE STUDIOS

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love story

Jeff and Katie were hiking in Muir Woods, San Francisco when Jeff proposed. He asked her parents to take a picture of them between two beautiful giant red wood trees, which is when he then got down on one knee and proposed! Katie’s father even caught the whole thing on video.

love note

Katie and Jeff are very active and love to hike. Therefore, they wanted their wedding to capture this with a romantic, forest vibe!

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IRISES DESIGNS irisesdesigns.com [floral design]

AERIALIST PRESS theaerialistpress.com [invitations]

[ceremony location] st. brendan catholic church [reception location] sls hotel [photography] william innes photography [coordination] majell del castillo events [linens] la tavola linens [rentals] white night design [photo booth, entertainment & lighting] bliss entertainment event group [catering] juicy juize catering [cake] king’s hwaiian bakery [entertainment] tyler victorio [entertainment] channel islands high school short flag team [videography] tim and co productions [gown designer] david tutera [bridal salon] panache bridal [bridal shoes] adrianna papell [hair & makeup] kelly zhang studio [formalwear] the black tux company [bridesmaid dresses & flower girl dresses] david’s bridal [engagement ring] brian gavin hearts and arrows [honeymoon destination] philippines

love story

Mariel always finds out Ron’s surprises. Therefore, to keep from her finding out about the proposal, he planned for a year, keeping it a secret from her family until asking them for permission the week before! Mariel was so surprised with the proposal, and it was the first time Ron ever was able to pull off a surprise!

love note

Mariel and Ron dated for seventeen years before getting married. They started as high school sweethearts and grew together as individuals and a couple!

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[photography] marisa belle photography [floral design] soleil florals [dessert] jodee’s bakery [entertainment] black tie events [invitations & wedding day stationery] bride [entertainment] rick burgess [gown designer] madison james [bridal salon] lillian lottie couture [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair] domenica beauty [makeup] bride [groom’s formalwear & groomsmen’s formalwear] charles tyrwhitt [bridesmaids dresses] donna morgan [flower girl dresses] nicolette’s couture [engagement ring] shane co. [bride’s wedding ring] new york jewelry [groom’s wedding ring] david yurman

love story

Brian and Chelsea met at Arizona State University and dated for ten years prior to getting engaged. They relocated to Chicago shortly after being engaged, but truly wanted a west coast wedding and fell in love with Ponte Winery. They knew it had to be their location, even if they’d be planning their wedding from Chicago!

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Chelsea is a graphic designer and chose to design and print all the invitations and wedding day stationery. It was challenging but definitely rewarding!

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LUXURY ESTATE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

luxuryestateweddings.com [private estate, dessert bar, linens & coordination]

[photography & videography] dmitry shumanev productions [floral design] petals by xavi [rentals] premier party rents [rentals] found vintage rentals [rentals] sitting pretty linens [lighting & entertainment] vox dj’s [wedding day stationery] wedding paper divas [catering] colette’s catering [cake] hansen’s cake [entertainment] edge of soul [entertainment] mud bug brass band [entertainment] jennifer spags live violinist [transporation] exquisite transportation [gown designer & bridal salon] galia lahav haute couture [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair & makeup] michele yusufi [groom’s formalwear] mark pmerzntz [engagement rings] josh levkoff [wedding rings] yale jewelers [gift registries] zola, crate and barrel, & west elm [honeymoon destinations] dubai, south africa, zambia, mauritius

love story

Right in the middle of their work’s busy season, Jeffrey told Angeli that he had committed them to a mid-week work meeting. With everything going on, she was a bit hesitant about going. Instead, he took her to a beach side restaurant, where he proposed as a man played her favorite Rolling Stones song, “Angie,” in the background!

love note

Together, Angeli and Jeffrey have traveled to all seven continents!

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IRISES DESIGNS irisesdesigns.com [floral design]

[location, coordination, linens & catering] padua hills theatre & chantrelles catering [entertainment & lighting] entertainment express

love story

Frank proposed to Joy on a beach on the east coast that had sentimental value to him; it was where he had his family reunions as a child!

love note

Joy and Frank chose to incorporate their intimate wedding with their own personal vows and a Christian foot washing ceremony.

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MASTER PLANS EVENTS & DESIGNS master-plans.com [coordination]

CLASSIC EVENT & TENT RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com [linens & rentals]

[location, lighting & rentals] rimrock ranch [photography & photo booth] jenny smith & co [floral design] kreation succulents [bride and bridesmaid floral design] groom [rentals] burrtec waste & recycling [catering & dessert bar] off the shelf catering [entertainment] dj umami [transportation] cardiff limousine & transportation [gown designer] stella york satin a-line [alterations] nina alterations boutique [blue bridal shoes] vince camuto ‘catalyn’ sandal in rivieria [bridal shoes – white boots] gift to bride [hair & makeup] grace lin professional makeup team [groom’s formalwear] j crew suit & brooks brothers shirt

love story

Jeannette and Matthew met their first week of college, but they kept their immediate attraction to themselves. On graduation day, the bride told the groom that he had been her first crush, which he replied to “cool.” It wasn’t until later that Jeannette learned that Matthew was so shocked that she felt the same way as him, that he didn’t know what to say! The rest was history.

love note

Jeannette is allergic to flowers, so Matthew created paper flower bouquets for her and all her bridesmaids!

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AJITA CHOPRA EVENTS ajitachopraevents.com [coordination]

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE

fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/weddings [location, dessert bar & cake] [photography] lin & jirsa photography [floral design] shawna yamamoto event design [lighting] 3d sounds [invitations & wedding day stationery] invite ink [catering] s3 catering [reception entertainment] anjali ray [wedding day entertainment] anis chandani [videography] avec lumiere [reception gown designer & groom’s wedding day formalwear] sabyasachi [wedding day gown designer] ritu kumar [bridal salon] yasmin boutique [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [groom’s shoes] dolce & gabbana [groom’s reception formalwear] gucci [groom’s reception shoes] dolce & gabbana [groom’s reception shirt & bow tie] tom ford [hair & makeup] beauty by lishma [honeymoon destination] bora bora [honeymoon hotel] le meridiean bora bora

love story

Aamir proposed to Iman with a video he made himself, complete with background music that he even played on the piano! Friends, family, and food were waiting for them after the video to celebrate!

love note

Aamir and Iman had their first date at Baskin Robbins. The night after the wedding, they decided to go to Baskin Robbins, bringing it full circle!

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FLORUNIQUE florunique.com [floral design]

FRIAR TUX SHOP

friartux.com [groom’s formalwear]

[location & catering] palos verdes golf club [coordination, invitations & makeup] bride [lighting] vox dj’s [cake] torrance bakery [white wedding dress] alfred angelo [blue wedding dress] disney cinderella [hair] alex louis [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [gift registries] amazon, macy’s, bed bath & beyond [honeymoon destination] sydney, australia; queenstown, new zealand; fiji

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Lyman originally told Kristen that he arranged for a private tour of a vineyard. Instead, he had prearranged a setup of two adirondack chairs, a bouquet of red roses, and a bottle of wine with an amazing view of the entire estate and bay. Once on top of the hill, Lyman made a toast, got down on one knee, and asked Kristen to marry him!

love note

Kristen and Lyman’s wedding had many special touches. Kristen’s wedding gown was a real Cinderella dress from the actual movie set of Disney’s Cinderella. They also cut their cakes using Lyman’ family sword, which had been used to cut wedding cakes for generation in his family!

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COTTON LOVE STUDIOS cottonlovestudios.com [videography]

[location & catering] calamigos equestrian [coordination] chic ambiance events [floral design] ixora floral studio [rentals] cmc rentals [lighting] tmmpro [invitations & wedding day stationery] occasion to celebrate [cake] portos bakery [dessert bar] fun4events [entertainment] scratch wedding [gown designer] jim hielm [bridal salon] jlm couture [bridal shoes] menbur [hair & makeup] yana beauty studio [groom’s formalwear] kenneth cole [groomsmen’s formalwear] tommy hilfiger [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew

love story

Jason hired a makeup artist to turn him into a gray-haired senior citizen and made an appointment at Lavender’s work. Lavender, so emerged in her work, didn’t notice it was him until she sat him down and noticed his side profile, recognizing him. He got up from his seat and then proposed, surprising Lavender completely!

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To make their proposal more special, Jason proposed on April Fools’ Day! Although Lavender may consider it the least romantic day of the year, their relationship has always been about love, laugher, and surprise, making it a good fit for them!

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AQUAFUZION aquafuzion.com [coordination & floral design] [location] fig house [photography] julie pepin photography [rentals] westside photobooths [lighting] inlight lighting [catering] roomforty [cake] sarie cakes [entertainment] invisible touch events [entertainment] daria sarraf [videography] white studio media project [hair & makeup] ting makeup [officiant] norman alexander

love story

Since they both love cats, Eric planned on incorporating their cat into their proposal. Eric trained their cat, Pepper, to bring the ring to Paula once she arrived home to a room decorated in flowers and candles. The training was successful for over a week - until the day of the proposal. On the proposal day, Pepper decided not to cooperate. Eric found himself chasing the cat around for the ring while Paula was standing in the middle of rose petals, but in the end, the proposal happened and she said yes.

love note

Coincidently, Paula and Eric were in the same fourth grade class, and when looking back, found themselves only two people away from each other in their fifth grade class photo. Yet, they didn’t remember each other. It took Paula moving away for middle school and ten years until they met again.

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AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS atyourdoorevents.com [coordination]

IRISES DESIGNS irisesdesigns.com [floral design]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

COCKTAIL CONCIERGE cocktailcrg.com [bar service]

MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON monamie.com [bridal salon]

[location] serra plaza [photography] ivan chen photography [rentals] orchid party rentals [invitations & wedding day stationery] social savy [caterer] top catering [cake & dessert bar] sugar philosophers [entertainment] luxury dj’s [entertainment] ane thanh lion dancers [videography] astro videos [hair & makeup] luong lasting

love story

Linh planned a day at the Huntington Library to visit their beautiful, vibrant gardens. They made their way to the Chinese garden, where he had her sit at a private gazebo, and it was there that he popped the question!

love note

Vera and Linh love live entertainment and surprises. Therefore, for their grand entrance, they hired drummers and lion dancers to escort them in! It was musical and a fun surprise for the guests.

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SQUARE ROOT DESIGNS squarerootdesigns.com [floral design & rentals]

AFTER EIGHT EVENT PRODUCTIONS after8productions.com [coordination]

[location, catering, cake & dessert bar] four seasons beverly hills hotel [photography] duke photography [rentals] lm productions [rentals] white night design [lighting] mj lighting design [invitations] elegant invitation [entertainment] dj sepi [videography] vip productions la

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After a beautiful outdoor ceremony, Yasmine and Steven continued their wedding reception indoors with a live band.

love note

Yasmine and Steven chose a classic white theme with gold accents for their wedding.

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SAN DIEGO ZOO AND SAFARI PARK sandiegozoo.org/weddings [location, animal presentation & catering]

[photography] chelsea anne photography [coordination] bliss events [floral design] thistle dew floral [invitations] paper source [wedding day stationery] minted [dessert] michele coulon dessertier [favors] vintage confections [ceremony entertainment] miles moynier [transportation] sureride [entertainment] zano productions [gown designer] tadashi shoji [bridal salon] nordstrom wedding suite [bridal shoes] nina [hair & makeup] clarestyle [groom’s formalwear] suitsupply [engagement ring] lauren wolf jewelry [groom’s wedding ring] cartier

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Joseph knew Rachel loved donuts, so he decided to have one of the shops write out the proposal in doughnut letter shapes, saying: “Will You Marry Me?” He even wrapped the gift as a present to throw her off. After opening a few presents, Rachel chose the box of donuts and initially found herself confused because she thought it said “Happy Birthday.” Once she realized it was a proposal, not just a birthday gift, Joseph was there on one knee with the ring in hand.

love note

The idea of getting married at the zoo came when a television show mentioned a couple getting married at a zoo. Joseph remarked off-handedly that that was an interesting idea, but Rachel was immediately interested. Between Rachel’s childhood sentimental value of growing up near the zoo, their shared love of animals, the unique benefit of an animal presentation during cocktail hour, and contributing to the animal conservation, it was an ideal location.

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WHIMSIE STUDIOS whimsiephoto.com [photography]

[location, coordination, linens, catering, cake, rentals & lighting] highland springs resort [floral design] above the stem [favors] made by bride & groom [entertainment] double team entertainment [videography] nsv josh [gown designer] oleg cassini [bridal salon & bridesmaid dresses] david’s bridal [bridal shoes] betsey johnson [formalwear] men’s warehouse [flower girl dresses] etsy [engagement ring & wedding ring] robins brother [gift registries] macy’s [honeymoon destination] costa rica

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Christopher jokes about how they met and their proposal, but he proposed to Jocelyn in their home, because that was the proposal that felt the most like them!

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BLUSH BOTANICALS blushbotanicals.com [floral design]

PARK HYATT AVIARA

aviaraweddings.com [location, cake, dessert bar & catering]

[photography] lavish lark [coordination] sarah loveridge [linens] la tavola linens [rentals] apr [wedding day stationery & calligraphy] wendy ware [lighting] psva [invitations] vera wang [favors] premonition pinot noir half bottles [entertainment] jimmy patton [entertainment] jukebox [gown designer] alexander mcqueen [bridal shoes] salvatore ferragamo [hair] soleil ivicevic [makeup] gina wheeler [groom’s formalwear] canale [bridesmaid dresses] reformation [flower girl dresses] neiman marcus [engagement ring] tiffany’s [wedding rings] bulgari

love story

Tina and John choose to line their aisle with white flower petals, creating a beautiful look!

love note

Full of candles and dim lighting, the reception was beautifully decorated and evoked a sense of romance.

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aquafuzion.com [coordination & floral design]

THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON PASADENA langhamhotels.com/pasadena [location & cake]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

[photography] gloria mesa photography [linens] elegant design linen [lighting] tmmpro [entertainment] jorden music entertainment [videography] walter pawluk wedding video [entertainment] pasadena strings [gown designer] maggie sottero [bridal salon] trudys brides [bridal shoes] kate spade [hair] tasha muah [makeup] 1011 make-up [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [flower girl dresses] david’s bridal [rings] emkay diamonds

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Shauna and Daniel met while blueberry picking in a field in New Jersey, three weeks before Shauna moved from New York to southern California! For their proposal, Dan recreated a blueberry field with blueberries and roses on their patio and got on his knee with a beautiful “blueberry,” which was the ring!

love note

Initially, Daniel rejected the idea of a long distance relationship, but in the end changed his mind and ended up moving to join Shauna in California!

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THE HIDDEN GARDEN hiddengardenflowers.com [floral design]

CLASSIC EVENT & TENT RENTALS classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[location, wedding day brunch & catering] four seasons resort the biltmore santa barbara [photography] callaway gable [coordination] levine fox events [rentals & beer bar] revelry event designs [linens] la tavola [lighting] images by lighting [invitations & wedding day stationery] sloane harmony designs [dessert] vanilla bake shop [entertainment] west coast music [entertainment] david aldo [videography] bluecat international [gown designer] reem acra [bridal salon] sakes fifth avenue [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair & makeup] sheree pouls lips and locks [mother of the bride & bridesmaids hair and makeup] lexie rose makeup [formalwear] menguin

love story

Felix proposed to Elizabeth on the rooftop of their apartment building in Brooklyn, overlooking the skyline of Manhattan!

love note

They met in Seville, Spain, but were there for different reasons. Elizabeth was from Los Angeles and was teaching English, while Felix was from Germany and was doing a semester abroad! They met after becoming roommates!

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SQUARE ROOT DESIGNS squarerootdesigns.com [floral design & linens]

24 CARROTS CATERING 24carrots.com [catering]

FRIAR TUX SHOP

friartux.com [groomsmen formalwear]

B. TOFFEE btoffee.com [favors]

[location] cahill estate [photography] jessica claire photography [coordination] a good affair, wedding & event production [rentals & lighting] atmosphere [rentals] revelry event designer [rentals] hire elegance [dessert] sweet & saucy shop [entertainment] steve burdick events [entertainment] mark & the martinis [entertainment] denny white [videography] elysium productions [transportation] pps parking [gown designer] nicole miller [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal shoes] charlotte olympia [makeup] anthony nyugen [groom’s formalwear] david august [wedding rings] michael beaudry [honeymoon destination] bora bora [honeymoon hotel] st regis bora bora

love story

Wayne proposed to Julia in their favorite city, Paris, under the Eiffel Tower. He designed the ring himself with help from ring designer Michael Beaudry.

love note

Julia and Wayne met when a friend of Julia’s brought Wayne to Julia’s beach party at her home!

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THE ARGUS IMAGE theargusimage.com [photography]

[location, linens, catering & cake] padua hills theater [floral design] carol’s secret garden [entertainment] entertainment express [videography] p2 media la [gown designer, hairpiece, veil & bridal jewelry] genny su [bridal shoes] nina shoes [hair & makeup] sharon han professional hair and makeup artistry [formalwear] calvin klein [bridesmaid dresses] azazie [wedding rings] penyamin [signage & wedding guests book] point art

love story

Joy came home after a long day of work to find her room decorated in rose petals and Alvin on one knee, surprising Joy completely!

love note

Joy and Alvin believe that they wouldn’t be who they are without their beloved friends and family; therefore, their wedding was a celebration of them, but also a celebration of every single one of the guests!

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love story

Hank and Emily met their sophomore year of college at Hank’s fraternity party. Hank, coincidently, was actually was in charge of picking up Emily’s friends and her for the party! Emily ended up leaving the party early, but Hank realized they shared a class together and focused his courtships strategy there by helping her study for exams!

love note

Hank proposed after a sleigh ride dinner where they ended on a mountainside patio. Despite it being too dark to see the ring and very cold, Emily said yes!

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BELLA VITA EVENTS bellavitaevents.com [coordination]

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL WESTLAKE VILLAGE

fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/weddings [location, catering, dessert & wedding night hotel] [photography] billye donya photography [floral design] events by samay [linens] la tavola linen [rentals] hollywood event rentals [lighting] the event lighting [candy bar] fantasy frostings [favors] baby bea’s bakeshop [ceremony entertainment & reception entertainment] debois entertainment [reception entertainment] dashing events [videography] imagique [gown designer, veil, flower girl dresses, bridal salon] chagoury couture [bridal jewelry] jewel house [hair & makeup] bryan mendez [groom’s formalwear] saks fifth ave [groomsmen’s formalwear] mister tuxedo [bridesmaid dresses] west coast couture [engagement ring] ude collection

love story

After proposing to Riana at her favorite restaurant, Michael arranged for all of her friends and family to meet her at her mother’s house with champagne to celebrate!

love note

Michael knew how important it was to Riana that he asked for her hand in marriage from her mother since her father had passed previously. Michael took Riana and her mother to dinner at the restaurant they first met at, and asked her mom during a private moment. It was very imporant to Michael that he asked Riana’s mom where they first met.

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BECCA RILLO PHOTOGRAPHY beccarillo.com [photography]

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love note

Brittany and Kyle got married on their fiveyear dating anniversary. Coincidently, that date ended up being a Saturday because of the leap year, and they couldn’t think of a better day to get married!

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THE ARGUS IMAGE theargusimage.com [photography]

XOXO WEDDINGS xoxowed.com [coordination]

[location] carondelet house [floral design] the bloom of time [linens] stephanie’s linens & more [catering] tres la [cake] susie cakes [entertainment] red shoe la [bridal salon] aria dress [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair & makeup] kelly zhang

love story

While visiting Billy’s mother for her birthday, Billy took Christine to a French restaurant that she had wanted to try. There, Billy got on one knee, and proposed with the ring he had designed just for her!

love note

Christine and Billy began their love story in Washington, DC, so Billy’s proposal in Washington, DC was the perfect touch.

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THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES

ebelloflosangeles.com [location, catering, dessert bar & candy bar] [photography] courtney lindberg photography [coordination] kristeen lebrot events [floral design] lotus & lily [linens] elegant designs specialty linens [lighting] stage labs [cake] fantasy frosting [entertainment] clover strings quartet [videography] dp weddings [entertainment] lori pasqualino trio [entertainment] the straytones [gown designer] lazaro [bridal salon] jlm couture [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair & makeup] kimi messina [groom’s formalwear] charles goyer [groomsmen’s formalwear] elite tuxedo [bridesmaid dresses] anthropologie [flower girl dresses] next [rings] craig evan small [gift registries] macy’s, amazon, kitt crusaders, honeyfund [honeymoon destination] france & italy [cat adoptions] kitt crusaders cat adoptions

love story

Nikki and Ari met in England, and Ari decided to honor that in his proposal. He proposed on the rooftop of the London hotel in LA on their anniversary, telling Nikki that since he couldn’t propose in England, rain and the London Hotel was the next best thing! A friend was there to catch the moment on camera!

love note

Many special touches went into the wedding - a kitten adoption during cocktail hour, ukulele vows during the ceremony, and a s’mores station at the reception!

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LUXURY ESTATE WEDDINGS & EVENTS luxueryestateweddings.com [private estate, linens & coordination]

[photography & videography] dmitry shumanev productions [floral design] petals by xavi [rentals] premiere party rents [rentals] found vintage rentals [lighting] vox dj’s [wedding day stationery] wedding paper divas [catering & candy bar] colette’s catering [cake] hansen’s cakes [favors] sip hip hurray! [entertainment] vox dj’s [hair & makeup] the vanity belle [gift registries] macy’s & crate and barrel [calligraphy] lh calligraphy

love story

Jared proposed to Sydney in one of the most romantic cities in the world, London!

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Sydney and Jared’s first date was at Disneyland!

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THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES lodgetorreypines.com [location]

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Brittany and Logan met when their mutual friends set them up!

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Instead of a traditional wedding topper, Logan and Brittany went with the words “Better Together” on top of their cake!

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Helena and Joe’s stunning ceremony was completed by a picturesque view of the ocean.

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Their reception focused on white and hint of light purple, creating a stunning atmosphere.

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Savannah was at a bar when David asked if he could buy her a drink. Although she turned him down, he kept persisting. In the end, she gave in because she was intrigued that someone would work so hard to talk to her!

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Savannah and David went on a date every single night for the first two weeks they were together!

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While on a trip to Reno, Kevin proposed to Desiree by surprising her with a ring on her dessert plate!

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Friends of Desiree and Kevin tried to set them up originally, but at first they didn’t want anything to do with each other!

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Only seconds after Nir proposed to Michelle, their close family and friends popped out clapping and cheering, having hidden and witnessing the proposal! People flew into town to attend their proposal and celebrate with them!

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Nir and Michelle met in high school, but they reconnected later on Facebook and through their love for cycling!

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Dean proposed to Christina in the comfort of their own living room with flowers and a romantic speech.

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Dean and Christina met in middle school and were friends for many years. They were even each other’s senior prom dates!

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