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publi�her’� lette� Now more than ever, we don’t just aim to inspire, we strive to bring you pure wedding ingenuity. The 400 pages that follow showcase the vendors that make this happen, and we think you’ll agree that they are quite ingenious. This Great List of wedding professionals contains not only many of the best in Orange County, but also some of the finest in the country. Through beautiful imagery and brief editorial contributions, together we bring you fresh ideas, the latest trends, and new ways to apply old traditions. Quality is evident and creativity flourishes on pages spotlighting stunning tabletop designs and chic fashion spreads.

From cutting edge fashion to the smallest planning detail, Ceremony is for the smart and stylish bride that appreciates refined quality and extraordinary service. If this is you, and you want to see your wedding published in our Weddings of Distinction section, please send an email directly to me at aharrick@ceremonymagazine.com and let me know which of our Great List wedding professionals you hired after finding them in Ceremony. We will give your wedding special consideration since we know you chose vendors whose quality we can trust.

It is our pleasure to continue to set the precedence in featuring real Weddings of Distinction. With 52 real weddings in this Orange County issue alone, and almost 200 collectively amongst our four California magazines, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, we have listed their web addresses alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. You can link directly from the ceremonymagazine.com digital magazine pages to our featured and respected vendors’ websites. We have also listed other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples so that you may make your own informed decisions.

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hOw do yOu know? How do you know he is…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 vendors that we recommend. 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 vendors, 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. What they all have in common is that we have a mutual respect for each other; we each genuinely want to see the other succeed; we envision a future together. Do those relationship qualities sound familiar with someone you know? 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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Capturing the chemistry and love of every bride and groom we photograph with a modern, elegant and impactful style is what we do. Our easygoing, unobtrusive approach makes the experience fun, allowing everyone to relax and have a great time. Weddings are about love, beauty and celebration. We photograph every cherished moment, and later work with our couples to create a beautiful wedding album that will be treasured for generations. Our devotion to detail and personal customer service limits the number of weddings we photograph each year. We feel honored to be a part of one of the most important days in a couple’s life.

Jim’s passion for weddings is evident in your first meeting with him. Brides love his relaxed style and easy going personality. Building a relationship with his couples prior to the wedding day is very important to him; he feels this is the key in capturing the personalities of the couple on their wedding day. Jim’s goal: to provide the images that will help relive all of the special moments and emotion that make up the wedding day for years to come. Jim takes pride in the fact that most of his business is based on referrals from brides, wedding coordinators and venue managers.

Cami Jane began her photography business with a single goal in mind: to capture life’s most fun, natural, and romantic moments. She is a creative artist with a high-spirited personality and is happily married to her high school sweetheart. She has been in the wedding industry for over five years, shooting weddings both stateside and overseas. Aside from being a joy to work with, what couples often like about Cami is her keen eye for beauty and her non-intrusive work ethic—she won’t force you into those memorable shots, she’ll capture the ones you’re already living and enjoying.

Joel, owner and principle photographer at Studio EMP, has been recording couples and their weddings with still images for over a decade and his focus has never changed: make interesting, real-life images of clients and their guests that reflect who they are and what they are feeling on one of the most joyous days of their lives. He allows you to be yourself, relaxed and positive in order to capture fresh, dynamic photographic works of art. Step into their amazing boutique studio in a historic building in Downtown Fullerton and you will notice their fashionable style, uniqueness and ultimate dedication.

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Frank Salas Photography

When Frank Salas photographs your wedding, you have a partner and a friend. His style combines the traditional with the contemporary, providing you with a collection of images fully capturing the elegance, glamour and sentiment of your wedding day. Guests will enjoy his relaxed nature and fun personality while his stunning imagery will be yours to cherish for the years to come. Frank is recognized as a Master Photographer and a Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America Association.

The most powerful stories seem to emerge from love, relationships and family. A great way to tell those stories is through a series of images. That’s precisely where I come in. I have the greatest job in the world – a photographer that gets to cultivate, capture, and retell stories of those who love each other. I am a fine art portrait and wedding photographer, and I’d love to capture your story.

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franksalas.com | 949.727.3045 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. The covered “short-list” of Ceremony Orange County’s advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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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 high-fashion engagement shoot. Mike works with his clients to develop their custom style by using color swatches, mood boards and themes. The day of the wedding is well planned and his team knows when to lead the client and when to step back and capture once-in-a-lifetime moments. Whether the client is stiff or a natural with posing, Mike knows how to create an atmosphere that is fun and enjoyable so his clients feel relaxed and stay “in the moment” throughout the day. His company services all of Southern California and also specializes in destination weddings around the globe.

At Christopher TODD studios, our images speak for themselves. Christopher is known for his contemporary style, and calm demeanor, but brides just love him for making them look amazing! His approach to every photo starts by connecting with his couples. When capturing major life events he believes it's the little things that make a difference. Technique, craftsmanship, and finesse come after getting to know who he is working with. A beautiful wedding album begins long before a picture is taken. Christopher works to understand your story, and capture every detail. He brings expertise and 14 years of photographing hundreds of weddings throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and destinations worldwide.

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We like to keep it real. Real emotions and real moments make real photos. The connection between our clients and us is essential. We take pride in understanding your needs, making you feel comfortable, and providing you a space throughout the day to allow for natural moments. Our style is a lot like us as a couple: organic, artistic and intimate. It’s photojournalist with an artist’s eye. When you hire us, you get experience. Experience is vital to handle tough lighting situations, stick to wedding timelines, know how a wedding day unfolds, and where to be to capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment. You spend the entire day with your photographers. We have been called everything from camera snipers to ninjas, and our favorite... friends.

Jeremy Lucero has made an impression in the wedding industry with his artistic imagery over the last 17 years. His photos have been featured in the most stylish wedding magazines and exclusive wedding directories in the nation. He loves that photography allows him to capture the human experience and the essence of who his subjects are; it’s about documenting moments to look back on that will evoke the feelings and emotion of the day. His images prove a level of artistry that can only come with a great eye, skill, experience and style. He has had the pleasure of working at some of the best wedding venues in Southern California, including The Ritz Carlton, Pelican Hill, Terranea and Balboa Bay Club. Jeremy is not only an accomplished photographer but he is a talented musician and painter as well.

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The Boudoir Divas studio is the premier Boudoir Photography studio in Southern California, specializing in making women feel gorgeous! We are so blessed to be able to photograph women and show them that they are just as hot as any model in a magazine. Our adorable 4,500 square foot studio is home to an all-female staff and includes 20 exclusive sets and your own dressing room complete with outfits, accessories and shoes. We will coach you through every bit of the process, from outfit selection to posing and expression. The session is completely private and for ‘his eyes only.’ We believe that every woman was created uniquely beautiful, and we want to celebrate who you are right now!

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Lawrence Crandall Photography

lucerophotography.com 866.898.3686 George Street Photo & Video is a wedding photography company with a photojournalistic style and trained team of photography experts that have become the signature behind the breathtaking images we create for you. We employ only the best wedding photographers – passionate, contemporary artists who have made a career of framing and capturing the natural beauty of emotional moments. It will be this collection of moments that expresses the true spirit and story of your wedding.

georgestreetphoto.com | 866.831.4103 With over twenty-five years of photography experience, Larry focused initially on advertising and commercial photography and has been leveraging his experience and style exclusively for weddings since 1992. His work has been published in the country's top bridal magazines and he has won more than thirty national awards. He is a regularly invited guest speaker at seminars for professional wedding and fine art photographers. His style is his own and his coffee-table fine art books are as unique and beautiful as his photography.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ceremony magazine 2014 • pur e wedding ingenuity

16 fashion & beauty

42 planning & production

74 weddin� locations

114 catering & cakes

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210 invitations & dessert

218 photography & cinema

254 weddings of distinction

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weddings of distinction sundie & jason

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janice & jason

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lana & arthur

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whitney & gavin

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kalyn & benjamin

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alexis & scott

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adara & tom

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kylie & tanner

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monica & ben

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kim & pasha

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bethany & peter

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lynn & mathew

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amanda & richard

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michelle & forrest

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brooke & oleksiy

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rana & jay

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kimberly & christopher

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lauren & brian

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helia & keyian

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jackie & flavio

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alexa & david

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nina & william

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an & anthony

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reynolds & lukas

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andrea & william

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kelsey & cory

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erin & matt

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amie & austin

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laci & michael

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regina & jason

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kelli & daniel

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mandy & ben

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jenny & peter

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ali & mark

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macy & benjamin

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sanaz & nathan

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catie & marc

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jackie & david

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bernadette & david

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jenni & rob

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ashlee & tim

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ashley & dustin

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mara & dave

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jocelyn & daniel

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caroline & ari

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brianne & ryan

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sheila & sandip

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lorin & jason

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courtney & jake

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sanaz & pete

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PIXELATED HEARTS PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if she'd let me Her laugh, her laugh, she hates but I think it's so sexy She's so beautiful And I tell her everyday Oh, you know, you know, you know I'd never ask you to change If perfect's what you're searching for, then just stay the same So don't even bother asking if you look okay You know I'll say When I see your face There's not a thing that I would change 'Cause you're amazing Just the way you are “Just The Way You Are� by Bruno Mars

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Two years after Mon Amie opened its doors for business in 1976, Laurel Hokuf applied for a part-time job. She was a college girl, in love with the idea of falling in love. The founder and owner of Mon Amie, Verna Husen took a special interest in this wideeyed beauty and taught her the ways of the wedding world, from servicing brides-tobe and caring for all of their needs, to managing the books and seeing exactly how the bridal gown business was run from the dressing room floor up. What quickly became Laurel’s career became her true passion.

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And then she fell in love…with the man of her dreams. Much like every great romance, Laurel was swept up into her own love story. While Mon Amie has always been a family business, Laurel’s decision to leave her “second mom,” and start a family of her own was tough. After sixteen years, Verna was her mentor, and for the eighteen that followed, Laurel stayed at home raising her children, but maintained a closeness any protégé would. What once was just a thought became a dream of Verna’s to see Mon Amie in the hands of Laurel and her husband, Robert Mungo. She could never sell the store and wanted to keep the business in her family. When Verna passed away two years ago, Laurel knew that it was her calling to return to the place that was so near to her heart. For the past 35 years, Mon Amie has come to be known for their impeccable customer service and sincere approach to making each bride’s experience, once-of-a-lifetime. It’s evident their philosophy is rooted in family values. “A woman’s wedding day changes her life forever,” says Laurel. “The trust and love that goes into your family, starts with marriage. The moments leading up to it should be just as exceptional.” Finding the dress of your dreams is a dream come true at Mon Amie’s Costa Mesa location. Designers like Matthew Christopher, Liancarlo and Victor Harper are well loved favorites, along with the addition of a new European Collection, featuring Berta, an Israeli designer, (see the Los Angeles and San Diego Ceremony editions for incredible fashion shoot photos) Maria Karin from Portugal, first-timer to the US market Suzanne Neville of London, and the 100-year-old British label, Ellis. Mon Amie is also bringing back the bridesmaid and carrying designers like Jim Hjelm, Badgley Mischka, and Lazaro Noir. La Femme Boutique is another exciting development offering gorgeous designer gowns in specialty sizes 18-24. What else could be haute for 2014? According to Laurel, it’s all about the dramatics. Elegant open back silhouettes and cutout details with longer trains will make for grander entrances and exits. Veils have also reemerged, taking us back to tradition in a modern style.

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“You can buy a dress anywhere,” remarks Laurel. “But at Mon Amie, you become a part of our family, as we care about your experience.” It seems fitting that Mon Amie is French for “My Friend,” as that is exactly what the salon is all about: being that someone and someplace that has your very best interest at heart.

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Confidence is vital when going through the color selection process. Choosing the right colors for your wedding can affect the personality and design aesthetic of your environment. It is also one of the most effective ways of bringing your design to life. Fortunately there are authorities on color that dedicate their efforts to researching color that can help you make the right choice.

patterns grace tabletops adding visual interest to the overall design in runners, overlays and paper elements. This would work well with the popular black and white combination accented with a pop of blue. We are also seeing subtle variations of texture in the same color of fabric for couples that don’t have an affinity to high-contrast patterns in floor length linens and papers.

Trend and color experts work together as far as two years ahead to drive color trends with their forecasts. These experts base color selections by searching the world for color influences. They find inspiration in everything from entertainment to popular travel destinations to socio-economic conditions. These color influencers release forecasts for each season and designate their top color pick for the most predominant color of the year. You will see their color predictions carry through in everything from fashion to advertising to home goods.

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The Colors for 2014 We stay in the cool spectrum of colors shifting from green to blue in 2014. Blue is believed to establish trust and be calming, but also has an organic element to it. Metallic colors pair nicely with blue, which compliment the new lines of table linens and accessories hitting the wedding market made of gold, silver, mercury and rose gold.

Hue: Color Family Value: Lightness or Darkness of Color Saturation: Brightness of Color 2014 Spring Colors are neutralized and softened. 2014 Fall Colors are darkened and brightened. “Dazzling Blue” is PANTONE’S 2014 Color of the Year “Re-Blued” is Color Marketing Group’s NEXT Color

Dazzling Blue is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. (Pantone creates color systems for the accurate communication of color for design professionals.) While the hue itself is bright, you will see the saturation scale back to softer shades of the same color. This hue of blue will be combined with other bold colors like orange and yellow, as well as with neutrals of gray and tan.

Monochromatic color schemes, where a single color is lightened or darkened, also remains popular with brides. Ombre is a perfect example of this color combination. This technique can be used when adding texture and dimension to linens, paper, flowers and even cakes. When using colors that are not high in contrast, varying textures compliment it well. A Word on Color in Wedding Fashion Color is exploding into bridal gowns in particular. The latest fashions show a full spectrum of pinks ranging from blush to fuchsia. We are also seeing a lot of black and white combinations. These colors will also influence wedding décor and add more variety for couples that are not enthusiastic about blue. Use Color Confidently

Re-Blued is the Color Marketing Groups “Next Color.” (CMG identifies the direction of color and design trends and interprets them into salable colors.) This shade of blue is more grayed than Dazzling Blue and can be darkened for more of a classic look and lightened for a more casual look. It goes well with the neutrals and other more grayed colors of green and even red. How to Use the 2014 Colors in Patterns Patterns and texture are very popular in wedding design. We are seeing high-contrast

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The color wheel can be used to help you combine colors correctly. This year’s colors can either stay in the spectrum of cool tones or reach across the color wheel to complimentary colors in yellow and orange tones. Blues offer a multitude of possibilities depending on the shade and tone used. Couples can create an urban look combining charcoal, white and blue or go more rustic using heavier textures in earth tones of linen, beige and white.

Couples get comfortable using the same color palettes that are seen in real wedding features in wedding media. Remember that these are images from past weddings and colors always trend forward. Color schemes seen in high-end designer floral photo shoots, such as the ones in Ceremony Magazine’s tabletop section, offer a much better basis from which to draw color inspiration. If you are avoiding the “already been done” look, move into a fresh combination that sets you apart from others. You will know it is right when you look at the colors in front of you and say, “I love it!”

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Wedding Planners Your wedding planner (AKA consultant or coordinator) will offer you a priceless gift: sanity! Planning your wedding will be a wonderful but stressful time, with endless tasks that can often become overwhelming. Your planner will handle all the logistics to create your perfect day. Most commonly: venue search, budget advice and tracking, personalized vendor recommendations, timelines, and most importantly give you unbiased advice with only your best interest in mind. With a trusted team of vendors who will often give you exclusive pricing, you can rest assured that their service will be exceptional for your wedding day. Your planner will advise you on all the “little things” that you didn’t previously know, to make sure nothing falls through the cracks throughout the planning process.

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You just got engaged and are ready to hit the ground running with the planning of your wedding. As a new consumer of all things bridal, your Google searches for wedding vendors leaves you confused; do I need a wedding planner or event designer or both? Often these two specialties are thrown into one, but it is critical to know the difference so that you can make sure you receive the services that are perfect for your needs.

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your. unique. style. Innovative Wedding Planning & Design

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714.596.4455 • ChicProductions.com • wendy@chicproductions.com

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HINDU WEDDINGS REVEALED By Danielle Evans, Bridal and Event Lounge bridalandeventlounge.com

Because of the religious ties to every part of the ceremony, most brides decide to stay true to the religious tradition and include all parts in their marriage ceremony. Oftentimes, however, they hire a pandit ji (or officiant) to explain in English the steps of the ceremony as they are happening. Staying true to their tradition, however, is ideal in creating a wedding ceremony that makes their parents and other family members happy while honoring their ancestors the right way. Here are some of the traditional parts of the Hindu Marriage Ceremony.

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The Hindu Wedding is one of the most traditional wedding ceremonies out there. A typical Hindu ceremony lasts a total of two hours from start to finish and consists of 19 different parts, making up the entire ritual of the uniting of bride and groom and the blessings from each of their families. It is a deeply meaningful and symbolic combination of ritual and tradition that dates back almost 4000 years. It is important when planning an Indian wedding that you hire a seasoned coordinator who knows exactly how to blend the families’ tradition with their modern bride’s vision.

The Baraat. This is how a typical Hindu ceremony begins. The groom makes his grand entrance, arriving on a white horse while his family and friends dance to the sounds of the Dhol drum. This marks the arrival of the groom’s procession. The Milni. Right after the Baraat comes this special part of the ceremony where the bride’s family greets the groom and his family with an exchange of garlands and welcomes them to the joyous occasion.

The Declaration. At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom make an oath declaring that they love and will remain devoted to one another. At this time, the pandit ji officially declares them as husband and wife.

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The Pradakshinam (or Phera). Jumping ahead a little bit, the Phera is a very critical part of the traditional ceremony when the bride and groom walk around the fire seven times, symbolizing the walk of life. The groom leads the bride through the first four rounds while the bride leads the groom through the last three rounds.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR BRIDAL SURVIVAL KIT? We asked Southern California’s Great List of top wedding coordinators what was in their bridal survival kits in case of a wedding day emergency. While you don’t want to think about your wedding being anything less than perfect, having supplies like these on hand can assure you’re prepared for the better or worse.

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$20 in dollar bills for tips Black sharpie Bobby pins in all colors Contact lens wash Deodorant/spray on Disposable eye drops Dr. Scholl’s foot balm Extra garter Eyelash glue Feet/shoe care and pads Feminine products Glue gun and crazy glue Granola bars or a small snack Hair bands Hairspray Heel savers/protectors Inhaler iPhone charger Jewelry cleaner Lighters Lipstick Lotion Mini battery powered fans Mints Mirror Neosporin Oil/makeup blotting wipes Perfume Portable mini steamer Ribbon Safety pins in all sizes Scissors compact in size Static guard Umbrella Tide stain stick Wedge flip flops Windex

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Wall hooks with the 3m adhesive Water bottles to stay hydrated Sticky tack or similar adhesive Band aids in all sizes (primarily for blisters) Crochet hook for gown buttons with loops Straws to maintain the perfectly applied lipstick Mini alcohol bottle for a shot to take the edge off Tooth brush, toothpaste and individual dental floss packets Nail care - fingernail file, clippers, clear nail polish and remover Medicines - allergy medicine, Advil, Tums, Ibuprofen, lactose intolerant pills Sewing kit with pre-threaded needles in every color and a variety of buttons Chalk based spot remover (for oil based stains like lotion and perfume) Tapes of all variations: fashion garment tape, double-sided tape, duct tape, floral tape

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THE PERFECT CLASSIC WEDDING CAR By Sherry Walters, Classic Limos classiclimos.com

Vintage-styled weddings continue to prevail, and what better way to fashion your ride and provide a beautiful photo-op backdrop than by including a vintage limo! To ensure you find your perfect wedding car, professional chauffeur, and elegant service details at an affordable price, follow these tips. Trust Select a limo company that is trustworthy, licensed and insured. A majority of the vintage limo companies in Southern California are operating without a PUC limousine license and valid limousine insurance. Booking a limousine that does not have limousine insurance will leave you jointly liable if there was an accident, so be sure to request a copy of their limousine insurance and license. Quality Inspect the wedding car in person before booking it. Many cars don’t look nearly as nice in person as they do on web sites. A vintage wedding car should always be mechanically safe and sound. It should have air conditioning that actually works.

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Punctuality Being late is the number one complaint against limo companies. Choose a company with an on time guarantee that will email you in advance, the name and cell number of the driver and when he is leaving for your event. Reputation Choose a company with a stellar reputation and with at least an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. Select a company that has excellent testimonials about its vehicles and service, and references to match. Pricing Request an “all inclusive” price quote. Hidden fees may include sales tax, refueling charges, license fees, or PUC fees. Be aware of how the company charges for overtime. Avoid those that have overtime surcharge rates or round everything to the nearest hour, and select a company that has a price match policy. Memories Selecting the perfect classic wedding car will be a big hit of your wedding and will provide fabulous photographs and video that you will cherish forever.

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Perfection is in the details, create beautiful memories to last a lifetime. 949.793.3956 // robin@eventsbyrobin.com // eventsbyrobin.com

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wedding consultants

Maria Lindsay

Kevin Covey

Wendy Dahl

Gini Garner

MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS

KEVIN COVEY WEDDING AND EVENT COORDINATION

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Maria Lindsay has been planning events for more than twenty years. Her background in education is in Theatre Arts Production and Interior Design. She was awarded the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Scholarship upon which she launched her career in the Arts. During her years of studies, she trained in opera and also did live television locally. After performing, she started a flower business and then crossed over to photography. Blending all these experiences led her into designing events. Her success at constantly redefining event planning allows her to consistently stay on the top, on the cutting edge and remain one of the most experienced planners in all of Southern California.

Kevin Covey is a highly sought-after planner who has been planning fabulous weddings in Orange County, Los Angeles and beyond for over a decade. Kevin can be seen planning weddings on popular shows like “Whose Wedding is It Anyways?” “Platinum Weddings,” “Married Away” and “Wedding Altered!” This humble planner is a true innovator who thinks outside of the box. With his creative vision, impeccable taste and wonderful organizational skills, Kevin plans one-of-a-kind events.

Combining her creative flair and calm demeanor, Wendy Dahl specializes in innovating chic wedding experiences that reflect each couple’s personality and style. Wendy and her team make their clients shine by guiding them through the design and planning process with ease, sophistication and imagination. Each event is handled with passion and precision to ensure the outcome for you and your guests is a unique celebratory experience. With over a decade in the wedding industry, including working with exemplary clients and leading and mentoring other wedding professionals, she is a trustworthy choice for one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. Chic Productions is the recent recipient of the “Trendsetter Award.”

Gini is a wealth of creative ideas and know how; coupled with her knowledge of the industry and hands on approach you can be assured all will be perfect. Prior to 2000, Gini owned Gini Garner Imports, designing and manufacturing soft goods specializing in home decor and Christmas. Her client list was nationwide and her travels often took her to the orient. Gini then took her experience, abilities and connections to the hospitality industry in 2001 where she has established herself as a leader in the industry. In 1995 Mission Viejo High School established the annual Gini Garner Spirit Scholarship. She currently heads a “social butterflies” ministry for Saddleback Church, where she has organized and planned special events for 20 years. Gini will be your ADVISOR, ADVOCATE, COUNSELOR; you want her on your team!

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Ceremony is proud to introduce the following Great List of top-notch, highly-respected wedding consultants in Orange County. The wedding consultants featured here are Ceremony advertisers based solely on the very limited and special invitation by Ceremony. Each has a unique touch to plan only the finest weddings and events.

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Fabulous weddings do not happen by chance. They are planned well in advance with the help from a professional, dedicated, and creative team. What sets Aquafuzion apart is that not only are we coordinators with flair, but we are comprised of talented designers with artistic forte in customized invitation design and floral decor. Aquafuzion is truly your one-stop-shop. 1.866.395.2168 ~ www.aquafuzion.com ~ events@aquafuzion.com

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Natalie Good Jennifer Chen Kristin Fung

Evelynn Korszyk

Sara Holland Jenny Goodman

Christine Bailey

A GOOD AFFAIR WEDDING & EVENT PRODUCTION

EVENTS BY EVELYNN

AT YOUR DOOR EVENTS

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Your wedding day is one of the greatest milestone moments of your life. It’s the occasion when all attention is focused on you, your love and creating a beautiful memory that is intelligently unique. At A Good Affair that’s where we focus our sensibilities – towards you and turning your wishes into reality. We feel privileged to be a part of making your dreams and personality blend together into a personalized style that captures your happiness in a joyous day of celebration. With many years of experience and hundreds of successful events to our name, our expert design and production team will take the burden and stress off your shoulders. From fully executing your vision to elemental wedding management, we are here to provide you with stylish design and impeccable planning. Isn’t it time to have A Good Affair and fall in love with your wedding?

Someone to trust. Someone who cares. A day to remember. Your wedding should be the most fabulous party of your life! Events by Evelynn will ensure it is unforgettable, down to the very last detail. With honesty, integrity, and professionalism, Evelynn strives for perfection while you and your family sit back, relax, and enjoy the celebration. “I have a passion and an excitement for coordinating weddings, as if each one were my own.” May your wedding day be everything you have ever dreamed of and more!

At Your Door Events has over 10 years of experience planning and designing for a variety of events from largescale fundraising galas to corporate affairs and lavish social events. Inspired by their client's love stories, At Your Door Events is dedicated to creating fabulous and stylish weddings. They are celebrated planners who have received several accolades for their work, including numerous press features on blogs and in print. With leadership roles in EPA and ABC, Sara and Jenny continue to establish themselves as event industry leaders.

Christine has been planning special events for 14 years and has worked on events ranging in size from 20 to over 1000 people. She formally opened Haute Events in 2002 and transitioned that company into White Orchid Productions in 2009. A former (and still sometime) model and actress from Long Beach, Christine pulls from her fashion background when creating storyboards for her clients. Having traveled extensively since the age of 16, she loves incorporating different global elements with the couple’s cultural backgrounds and interests in order to create amazing, one-of-a-kind events. Her enthusiasm and love for what she does is part of what keeps her clients coming back for her services, and her calm demeanor assures every client that things will be very well taken care of.

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AQUAFUZION Aquafuzion is an innovative leader in the event planning industry. With their skilled, resourceful team of stylish planners, they fashion unforgettable and within budget, one-of-a-kind weddings. Unique floral and intricate invitations are created exclusively by the Aquafuzion design team. This one stop licensed and insured planning company captures the complete essence of your wedding wish, “to be the VIP guest of your very own wedding”. The three main planners, Debbie, Michelle and Beverley are members of ABC. With over 12 years of experience in the wedding and events industry, they are known for their culturally diverse backgrounds and creative designs. Please contact the Aquafuzion team to set up a complimentary consultation. Michelle Tu Debbie Liaw Beverley Peterson

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“Life is measured by moments like these...”

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Someone to Trust. Someone who Cares. A Day to Remember. www.eventsbyevelynn.com

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Robin Ballard

Elsa Feng Melissa Hsu

Mikii Rathmann

Nahid Farhoud

EVENTS BY ROBIN

ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS

NEON CARROT EVENTS

WEDDING ELEGANCE BY NAHID

As a little girl, Robin Ballard played dress-up in white gowns, growing up in the fabulous world of weddings, flowers, and special events. Following in her mother’s footsteps as a Laguna Beach wedding coordinator, Robin’s personal experience has blossomed into her own business. Events by Robin promises to be with you until you say your final “I Do!” From venue research to the last two steps on the dance floor, Robin finds no detail too small. Diligent in her quest for the best, Robin continues to stay at the forefront of trends and believes in constant education. Her creativity and bubbly disposition instantly connects her with couples and makes planning the biggest day of your life a last memory.

ME Weddings & Events is a full service event design, planning and coordination company based in Orange County. Our mission is to provide our clients with lasting memories of their once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. We understand the importance of these special occasions and our goal is to bring our unique style and sophisticated flair to every event we plan while keeping each event unique. Our meticulousness guarantees that no detail is overlooked on a client's special day. We offer essential services at all levels, will evaluate a client's specific needs/expectations/budget, and customize the best level of service that best suits each client.

Love conquers all, but the success of a wedding hinges on the monumental details that go on behind the scenes. Mikii’s natural ability to cultivate your vision allows you to find joy in this once in a lifetime experience. This is what makes her by far one of the top in her field. Mikii has curated a unique collection of topnotch wedding professionals who are equally as dedicated to your celebration. Your wedding should be as awe inspiring as the commitment you’ve made to each other. Mikii’s creative vision, calm demeanor, and ever-present smile make her the ideal partner in planning your wedding.

Nahid Farhoud is a unique wedding planner whose talents integrate elegance, culture and a wow factor while personalizing the international language of love for her clients and their guests. For several years Nahid has utilized her incredible eye for design and detail to specialize in multicultural weddings at Southern California’s most exclusive venues, as well as in international locations. Hailed as an industry leader who specializes in ethnic weddings, Nahid embraces innovation and yet keeps the planning process simple. She has designed world-class functions for global clientele while incorporating a seamless reflection of the personality and flair of her clients.

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BLISS PRODUCTIONS Lindsay Wiggins is Orange County’s top rated wedding planner because she does everything in her power to make your wedding day pure bliss. She fully invests herself in your special day, obsessing over the details so that it looks superb, runs smoothly, and is full of style. With a degree in Communications from UCSB, and a second degree in Interior Design, Lindsay has over 10 years of experience planning and designing events. Her superb leadership skills, organizational skills, and ability to make quick and educated decisions has created confidence and trust between her vendors and clients.

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Wedding & Event Specialists We welcome you to visit the Bridal & Event Lounge for a complimentary consultation. 714-544-PLAN // bridalandeventlounge.com // 13011 Newport Ave. Suite 112 Tustin, CA 92780

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Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married. Gee, I really love you and we're gonna get married. Going to the chapel of love. “Chapel of Love” By The Dixie Cups

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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 and destination venues.

park hyatt aviara Carlsbad

With its airy oceanfront terrace and striking regal ballroom, the resort promises lavishness and romance. { 1000 guests max }

aviaraweddings.com

verandas

callaway vineyard & winery

Manhattan Beach

Endless stretches of vineyards create a serene and romantic backdrop. { 250 guests max }

callawaywinery.com

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the riviera country club Pacific Palisades

Positioned in front of the Santa Monica foothills, this internationally renowned golf course offers glamour, beauty and a sense of history. { 500 guests max }

franciscan gardens

San Juan Capistrano Share your first dance as husband and wife under the stars in the rose garden at this charming wedding venue. { 200 guests max }

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disney’s fairy tale weddings 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. {2000 guests max}

disneyweddings.com/california

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Temecula

The Cape Cod style venue overlooks thriving gardens, koi ponds and the Pacific Ocean. { 250 guests max }

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celebration locations westin st. francis San Francisco

Located in the heart of Union Square, this exceptional landmark hotel will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration that is both modern and timeless. { 250 guests max }

luxury estate weddings Southern California

Magnificent private estates of extraordinary grandeur set in Malibu, Orange County, Palm Springs and San Diego. { max guests varies }

luxuryestateweddings.com

chuck jones center Costa Mesa

rancho las lomas Silverado

Set amidst manicured botanical and zoological gardens, this California ranch offers a colorful and unique atmosphere. { 400 guests max }

Let your imagination run wild at this brand new event space, which can be tailored to create your perfect wedding day. { 350 guests max }

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the lodge at torrey pines La Jolla

A historical craftsman property situated on La Jolla's coastline with panoramic views of world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, this is a setting unlike any other. { 220 guests max }

lodgetorreypines.com

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. { 900 guests max }

terranea.com

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A day to begin your forever...

together. 949.858.4100 | www.coto-de-caza.com | 25291 Vista del Verde | Coto de Caza, CA 92679

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aliso viejo conference center Aliso Viejo

st. regis monarch beach

Breathtaking views of Saddleback Valley, lush greens and boundless rolling hills top off exceptional in-house cuisine and impeccable service. { 300 guests max }

Dana Point

Luxury at its finest describes this resort with stunning oceanfront views and unparalleled facilities that will captivate fortunate guests. { 900 guests max }

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san diego, marina del rey, long beach, newport beach Set sail to celebrate your nuptials with a wedding reception on the water or tie the knot in an intimate ceremony performed by the captain. { 1000 guests max }

electra cruises

Newport Beach Private and lavish yachts are designed to match your personal style and theme. { 325 guests max }

aboardelectra.com

hornblower.com

pala mesa resort Fallbrook

Private gardens, scenic mountain views and 30-foot waterfalls create a beautiful surrounding for your wedding day. { 300 guests max }

palamesa.com

pala casino spa resort Pala

Storybook lawns and gardens with views of Palomar Mountain serve as scenic and secluded ceremony settings. { 500 guests max }

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the beachcomber cafe Crystal Cove

Tucked away in the Historic District, The Beachcomber CafÊ’s multiple event sites with panoramic waterfront views present unlimited possibilities. { 200 guests max }

thebeachcombercafe.com

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hornblower cruises

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Happily ever after awaits Make it happen right here. With stunning open air courtyards and three ocean view ballrooms, you’ll enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Pacific from start to finish. Whether you envision a simple gathering with a few family and friends or an elaborate formal affair, our team of professionals is dedicated to giving you the wedding you’ve always imagined. For more information, or details on special offers, visit huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com or call +714 698 1234. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

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celebration locations talega golf club San Clemente Spanish archways, lush landscaping, courtyard, waterfalls and unique underground tunnels make a picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception. { 200 guests max }

talegagolfclub.com

center club

Costa Mesa

westin gaslamp

Experience an incredible, unparalleled private club atmosphere that will be the perfect backdrop for the most memorable event of your life. { 250 guests max }

San Diego Located in the heart of downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, this modern and sophisticated property is the perfect urban retreat. { 500 guests max }

center-club.com

westingaslamp.com

casa real at ruby hill winery four seasons westlake village Westlake Village

With its waterfall lawns, stately ballrooms and even a Chinese pagoda, this hotel provides an array of beautiful backdrops. { 900 guests max }

Pleasanton

A Mediterranean villa in the picturesque Livermore Valley Wine Country features lavish locations for any occasion seeking oldworld luxury.

casarealevents.com/cm

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five crowns

Corona Del Mar

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hyatt regency huntington beach Huntington Beach

Elegant courtyards and grand ballrooms fill the resort, which is encompassed by the dazzling Pacific. { 400 guests max }

huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

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Inspired by a traditional English country inn, this lovely spot will provide a romantic backdrop for your most important occasion. { 100 guests max }

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celebration locations coto de caza golf & racquet club Coto de Caza

The country club is host to several romantic backdrops, cascading waterfalls, natural terrains and an endless sea of green golf course. { 300 guests max }

coto-de-caza.com

doubletree by hilton

Los Angeles Downtown The tranquil Kyoto Garden offers a unique venue for romantic weddings in the city. { 300 guests max }

doubletreeladowntown.com

la venta

The beautifully restored 1920s Spanish villa is a historical landmark on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. { 250 guests max }

laventa.com

the crosby at rancho santa fe San Diego

The lush greenery of the golf course wraps around this venue’s spacious clubhouse. { 180 guests max }

omni san diego hotel San Diego

This venue takes advantage of its prime location in the heart of Downtown San Diego with open-air terraces that take in exciting 360-degree views of the city. { 550 guests max }

omnihotels.com/sandiego

the ebell of los angeles Los Angeles

Indulge in Hollywood decadence at this landmark location, known for its regal courtyard and dining venues. { 300 guests max }

ebelloflosangeles.com

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exceptional service • exquisite cuisine • unforgettable charm

Contact: Michael Voorhees | www.talegagolfclub.com | 990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente, CA 92673 | 949.369.6226

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celebration locations

the dana on mission bay San Diego

This hotel and marina offers waterfront views of Mission Bay in the middle of a tropical setting. { 300 guests max }

thedana.com

the richard nixon library Yorba Linda

Sculptured gardens and reflecting pools highlight the landscape, while inside you will find a faithful replica of the White House East Room with stunning crystal chandeliers. { 500 guests max }

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aquarium of the pacific Long Beach

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orfila vineyards Escondido

A spacious permanent tent housed on the lush San Pasqual agricultural preserve provides idyllic vistas of a quaint rose garden and grape arbors. { 350 guests max }

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balboa bay resort Newport Beach Serving as the only luxury waterfront hotel in Newport Beach, the California coastal resort provides stunning waterfront views. { 450 guests max }

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San Juan Capistrano The old world meets the new at this open air plaza complete with fountains, clay pots and arches. { 450 guests max }

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Among the magnificent cliffs of the Pacific Coast in Dana Point, this oceanfront resort’s enchanting Victorian-style setting is perfect for romantic celebrations. { 700 guests max }

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quail lodge & golf club Carmel

The stunning scenery of Carmel Valley provides both an ideal setting and quiet country club atmosphere for your celebration. { 600 guests max }

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the waterfront beach resort, a hilton hotel Huntington Beach

Get a taste of California with endless views of the Pacific Ocean and serene white sand beaches. { 350 guests max }

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summit house Fullerton

This Old English Tudor Manor fascinates with incredible views of the countryside, impeccable service and masterful cuisine. { 250 guests max }

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aliso viejo country club 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. { 130 guests max }

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Laguna Beach Not only is this chic boutique hotel steps away from the Pacific Ocean, on your wedding day it is completely your own to celebrate in privacy as well as style. { 100 guests max }

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Located in the hills of Claremont, this historic theatre sets the stage for your forever to begin. { 350 guests max }

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

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Laguna Beach

With its own private beach, the Spanishinspired hotel offers an array of oceanfront ceremony sites. { 200 guests max }

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intercontinental los angeles century city Beverly Hills

Our newly renovated ballroom with extensive LED lighting truly transforms the room to fit your wedding, not the other way around. { 400 guests max }

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ponte family estate winery Temecula

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, this location is home to winding vineyards and a 180-degree view of Palomar Mountain. { 300 guests max }

hyatt regency mission bay

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San Diego

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. { 450 guests max }

casino san clemente

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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. { 375 guests max }

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carmel mountain ranch country club

the clubhouse at peacock gap

The hills are alive at this country club, which is home to a spacious terrace room overlooking the mountains. { 200 guests max }

This brand new clubhouse offers timeless architecture, gorgeous views of south Marin County and sets a new standard for modern elegance. { 1,300 guests max }

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With brides today looking to get more for their money, Jamaica has become one of the newest hot spots for destination weddings. From luxurious big name resorts to quaint boutique hotels, today’s brides have the option for an over-the-top event surrounded by all of their friends and family or a secluded, intimate ceremony all within their budget. Couples will welcome exquisiteness as they’ve never experienced with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, crisp, cool waterfalls and mesmerizing sunsets that seem to have been created just for their wedding day. Montego Bay and most of northern Jamaica boasts their lack of civilization and encourages guests to enjoy the simple sounds of nature, including warm winds, ocean waves and chirping birds. Brides searching for an outdoor ceremony will admire the lush green jungles and emerald water surrounding the many venue options often occupied by famous clientele. Staying at the Round Hill Hotel and Villas offers brides, grooms and their guests secluded villas with private pools for prices comparable to a standard hotel room in the United States. And, because of Round Hills’

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major cities in the United States. Photographer Courtney Chen of Creative Photography is one of Jamaica’s most in-demand photographers and has dedicated much of her business to capturing special moments all over the island for the bride and groom’s special day. Brides will also not have to worry about bringing items with them from the United States because everything they need, from cakes to rentals, can be quickly and easily arranged directly from the island. Many brides have even found their perfect wedding dress at Bliss Bridal Boutique, the premier bridal boutique in Jamaica. For those couples ready to begin their planning, choosing a date between December and March will allow them to take advantage of the cooler weather and off-season pricing. And, whenever the bride and groom decide to visit Jamaica, they will relish the organic fruits, like ackee and papaya, locally distilled Appleton Estate rum and the freshly roasted Blue Mountain Coffee. Including these local specialties in with their wedding celebration enriches a destination wedding with a sense of home, familiarity and love.

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As you travel the meandering roads through the tony enclave of Rancho Santa Fe en route to Rancho Valencia, you realize you are on your way to something special. Rancho Valencia’s lush Mediterraneaninspired all-suite accommodations beckon the couple that desires a relaxing retreat while offering options for activity filled days. The resort has recently undergone a $30 million renovation updating the entire property to create the ideal atmosphere for a luxury wedding or honeymoon escape. For the couple seeking an opulent wedding celebration, Rancho Valencia presents an array of options suited for a small soirée or an extravagant event. The quintessential Rancho Valencia outdoor affair begins on their chic croquet lawn. Known for its spectacular sunset vistas, this spacious site is a canvas awaiting the artist’s paint. Rich dark wood, leather studded walls and wrought iron accents create a rustic warmth in the ballroom where dancing the night away is a must. Rancho Valencia also serves as a sweet spot for intimate parties. The Sunrise Terrace Patio flows beautifully out from a private dining room located in the ranch’s signature restaurant, Veladora. A bubbly fountain and exquisite Spanish tiles create a haciendastyle ambiance reflecting Rancho Santa Fe’s storied past. Here couples may exchange vows then welcome guests to celebrate the new chapter to their lives in elegant style. For a truly intimate wedding or shower, the Wine Cave sets the scene with candlelit charm. Regardless of your wedding day locale, Rancho Valencia provides brides with a centrally located bridal suite where the bride and her gal pals can primp and prepare in privacy. Wherever you choose to celebrate, your dining will most certainly be the finest. Executive Chef Eric Bauer masterfully crafts culinary dishes in farm to table fashion reaching out to Rancho Santa Fe’s Chino Farms to handpick seasonal fruits and vegetables to serve directly to his discerning guests. Locally sourced seafood, poultry and meats are a must for their distinguished menu. From the most delicate amusebouche to each elaborate entrée, every aspect of the meal is made in-house with the highest quality ingredients. Food must always be paired perfectly with a flawless beverage. Whether you’re seeking out a signature drink or a to-die-for wine, Rancho Valencia’s connoisseurs will guide you through the process with knowledge and expertise. Master sommelier, Jayson Knack works closely with Chef Bauer to locate and pair wines to take their sumptuous meals to even greater heights. While Pony Room bar manager Chris Simmons’s knowledge of spirits is surpassed only by his willingness to assist clients in creating the ultimate craft cocktail. Keeping a fit and active lifestyle is always on the “menu” at Rancho Valencia. Consistently ranked the #1 tennis resort by Tennis Magazine, their eighteen plexi-pave championship courts set within a magnificent garden setting will keep guests fit and entertained for the duration of their stay. With the recent renovation, Rancho Valencia has also expanded their state-of-the-art serenity yoga center to shape the resort as a destination for yoga, health and wellness. If a brisk trail walk is more your speed, then exploring the property’s 45 acres of luscious landscape is a certain win-win for your heart, health and soul. Your physical wish is the command to fitness director, Sean Piazza, who will cater a plan to meet your active needs. An active day is deserving of the complete spa treatment, and Rancho Valencia excels in revitalizing your sore muscles. One of the more popular items on the spa menu is The Sixth Sense Ritual treatment. It begins with a soothing bath to relax a tired body then transitions into a body and scalp massage finishing with a paraffin wax hand and foot treatment. Releasing all of the stress and tension of the day should culminate in partaking in one of their tasty juices while relaxing poolside. You and your guests will not want to leave after this! After having thoroughly celebrated your union, you and your guests will retire to your own elegantly appointed casita. Relax in your outdoor hot tub, have drinks on your veranda or sleep like an angel in the heavenly bed. However you define respite, it will come to fruition at Rancho Valencia. [ranchovalencia.com]

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Without considering any budget, suggest three courses for a couple to serve at their wedding? A seasonal salad with the freshest farmer’s market fruit and vegetables will ensure a unique start with bold flavors. In the summer, use your favorite fruit, and in the fall, persimmons or pomegranates. This will also give you a chance to add a personal touch to your menu. Next up, a surf-n-turf to satisfy both the meat and fish taste buds. To top everything off, a warm salted caramel bread pudding, because soufflés are so last season.

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What are some new ideas for late night snacks or to-go treats? For late night snacks, we love doing a take on street food: - Mini gourmet turkey dogs with gruyere, caramelized onions, corn relish, and a roasted garlic mustard - Garlic herb parmesan pretzels with assorted dipping sauces - Grilled flatbreads Our s’more boxes are great to-go treats for guests to continue the fun when they get home. What is the best way for a couple to stretch their budget and still impress their guests with their menu? Instead of going for a traditional cake, a mini dessert buffet can provide a wide variety of options, save money, and look more abundant. Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, sugar-free: how do you address options for diet constrictions for guests? We work with couples to accommodate any and all dietary restrictions, to ensure that every single guest’s needs are met. Can you suggest a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower catering concept? For bridal showers, we love to keep things light and fun, so our favorite concept is brunch. We include sweet and savory favorites, along with a mandatory build-your-own bellini bar. For rehearsal dinners, we love different chef-attended food stations, from a beef carving station, to an alternative taco bar, to a sweet and savory crepe station.

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What is the most mouthwatering catering menu you created this year? We absolutely love summer berries, and were delighted to create a menu, both sweet and savory around this theme. From berry tarts, crepes, and macarons, to berry sauces and pairings with cheese. The vibrant colors of the food coordinated beautifully with the berry tones in the décor and flowers.

What is your most unique amuse-bouche? Baklava chicken lollipops with honey and pistachio.

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Name two food and drink pairings? Mini kobe beef sliders paired with mini coca-cola bottles. Beignets paired with mexican hot chocolate.

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LOVE NOTE Their sophisticated garden wedding, themed “A Match Made in Eden”, was filled with cascading floral designs, vibrant fruits and enriched with the bold reds of the wedding party attire.

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VENDOR LOVE bar�et p�otograp�y barnetphotography.com [photography]

e�e�ts by e�ely��

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ra�cho las lo�as

rancholaslomas.com [venue | wedding night hotel]

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monamie.com [bridal salon]

24 carrots

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LOVE STORY Although Sundie and Jason both began their lives far apart, their desire to serve their community and aid those less fortunate eventually

brought

them

together.

After

meeting at an AIDS LifeCycle fundraiser and recognizing how much they had in common, Sundie and Jason began creating their

own

design

nonprofit

organization,

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that

they

were

meant

to

be.

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GORGEOUS

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LOVE NOTE Lana and Arthur’s wedding was a mix of classic romance with a modern, contemporary atmosphere. The fresh roses blended with vibrant orchids flooded their day with light and color.

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VENDOR LOVE aquafuzio�

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LOVE STORY Lana and Arthur’s first date was a day trip to beautiful San Diego and a year and a half later they returned to explore their favorite areas and eat at some of their favorite restaurants. The second night of their trip, at Sunset Cliffs, Arthur proposed and had made a small notebook with all of their favorite memories and quotes, which he gave to her as he asked her to be his wife.

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HONORED

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LOVE NOTE The unique character of the Richard Nixon Library needed little decoration but was subtly enriched by the soft, neutral tones of the linens and floral arrangements.

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LOVE STORY Because Benjamin can be shy, and because Kalyn knew there was something special about him, she asked him on a date a little over a year after they met. But, from that day, they have been inseparable. A few years later, Benjamin surprised Kalyn by taking her to the beach and giving her a custom charm bracelet that spelled out “Marry Me?”

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LOVE STORY Little did Adara realize that when she moved into her dorm room freshman year of college she had just met her future husband. Ten years after their first meeting, Adara and Tom reconnected and shared their first kiss at the end of the pier in San Clemente. So, when he was ready to propose, Tom took Adara back to the same pier and asked her to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE Monica and Ben’s sweet ceremony turned into a fun celebration with their live band playing music long into the night as the bride and groom danced with all of their guests.

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LOVE STORY After meeting through a popular dating service, Monica and Ben knew that they wanted to spend eternity together. Ben chose the perfect moment to ask Monica to be his wife - during a quiet moment at home.

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LOVE NOTE All of the decorations for their rustic, vintage farm wedding, from the crockery and table clothes to the homemade snacks and mojito bar were brought together by Bethany and Peter’s families to make sure their wedding space was a perfect reflection of the bride and groom.

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LOVE STORY Bethany and Peter’s families have been connected since before either of them was born and Peter’s parents even met Bethany when she was just a baby. But, it wasn’t until Peter was visiting his family in 2007 that they finally met each other, fell in love and lifelong friends became joined by marriage.

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LOVE STORY Amanda and Richard met during the summer of 2011 when Amanda’s mother realized they would be perfect together and set them up. So, because family is important to them, and because her mother brought them together, Richard

asked

Amanda

to

marry

him

during a quiet family dinner at their home.

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LOVE NOTE When vows were made and rings were exchanged, Oleksiy pulled Brooke into his arms and walked her down the natural stone aisle scattered with pale pink flower petals.

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LOVE STORY When Brooke reluctantly agreed to help a friend of a friend become familiar with Dallas, she had no idea that he would eventually become her husband. Oleksiy saw Brooke’s picture and instantly knew that he had to meet her. They spent every day together for two weeks before Oleksiy left for France but

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soon

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him

and

they

have been traveling the world ever since.

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LOVE NOTE A romantic lakeside ceremony overlooking the breathtaking vineyards could only be followed by a celebration among barrel aged wines.

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LOVE STORY Although Christoper was born in Canada, his professional life brought him to the United States where he was destined to meet Kimberly. After dating for four years, he took Kimberly to the Bahamas to celebrate their anniversary. While walking on the beautiful beach, Christopher asked Kimberly if they could spend the rest of their lives together.

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LOVE NOTE Surrounded by palm trees, lilies and crystals, Keyian anxiously awaited the arrival of his bride, Helia at the end of the aisle.

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LOVE STORY Mutual friends brought Helia and Keyian together in a Las Vegas nightclub, but Keyian chose a more romantic setting for one of the biggest days of their lives. During a beautiful sunset in Positano, Italy, Keyian got down on one knee, told Helia just how much she meant to him, and asked her to be his wife.

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DARLING

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LOVE NOTE Soft candles and white lights made Alexa and David’s venue seem like a magical garden.

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VENDOR LOVE luxury estate weddi�gs a�d e�e�ts

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LOVE STORY Living in separate cities, fate, and a mutual friend brought Alexa and David together. After maintaing a long distance relationship, David

decided

he

wanted

to

be

near

Alexa always and asked her to be his wife during a quiet, romantic evening at home.

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LOVE NOTE An and Anthony’s classic wedding day, crisp and clean with white flower arrangements and An’s classic veil were accentuated by the sharp reds of An’s shoes and the dessert spread.

a� & a�t�o��

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LOVE STORY Under the moonlight, Anthony got down on one knee and showed An a pail of water reflecting the glittery stars. Anthony leaned over and pulled a ring out of the pail and asked An to be his wife. Tears came to An’s eyes as she realized that this proposal was exactly how she had once dreamed it would be.

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AESTHETIC LOVE NOTE The combination of casual paper lanterns and sophisticated floral designs of ivory and bright greens came together perfectly for Andrea and William’s wedding day.

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VENDOR LOVE e�e�ts by robi�

eventsbyrobin.com [wedding consultant]

se�e� 4 o�e

seven4one.com [venue | lighting | catering]

�o� a�ie

monamie.com [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] [photography] michael kitada photography [floral design] every bloomin thing [linens | rentals] signature party rental [stationery | engagement ring | wedding rings] william wilkerson [cake] cinderella cakes [favors] kate aspen, patchi chocolate [entertainment] dj dax [videography] the emotion picture studio [rentals | linens] signature party rental [stationery] william wilkerson london

LOVE STORY William and Andrea met the day that William moved into Andrea’s neighborhood. He had just finished moving some things into his new home and was standing by his truck when Andrea walked through the parking lot. William glanced at her and Andrea instantly fell in love with his bright blue eyes.

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STRIKING

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LOVE NOTE One of the best moments of their day was pulling back the curtains and exposing the second room of their reception with a band playing. None of their guests had expected it and Erin and Matt loved watching the excitement on their faces.

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VENDOR LOVE a good affair weddi�g and e�e�t p�oductio� agoodaffair.com [wedding consultant | favors]

�y floral bliss myfloralbliss.com [floral design]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[venue | cake | catering] pelican hill [photography] klk photography [ceremony entertainment] kirschner creative artists [reception entertainment] peter merry, jordan music entertainment [gown design] jordan fashion [bridal salon | bridesmaid dresses] panache bridal [hairpiece | veil] the soil and sea [bridal shoes] manolo blahnik [bridal jewelry] tiffany & co., swarovski [hair | makeup] design visage

LOVE STORY Erin and Matt have been together for over seven years but have been through more than most will experience in their lifetime. Before

they

were

married

they

battled

Erin’s cancer diagnosis to ensure that their life together would be a long one. Without arguing, hesitating or second guessing, Erin and Matt were each other’s rocks, pulled through the worst with their best friend at their side, and now that they are married, feel truly invincible as husband and wife.

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LOVE NOTE Sharing a first look with her future husband and then her father were Laci’s favorite moments of their day. It went by so fast, but she will always cherish those moments when she was with the ones she loves most taking in their marriage.

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LOVINGLY

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VENDOR LOVE coto de ca�a golf a�d �acquet club coto-de-caza [venue | catering]

[photography] photography by nick mantzel [wedding consultant] carly p design studio [floral design] white house florist [linens | rentals] fusion linens [entertainment | lighting] ovation entertainment [stationery] posh paper [cake] sweet and saucy shop [furniture] lorins glass [videography] gregory michael productions [transportation] empire transportation [gown design] madeline gardner, enzoani [bridal salon | veil] jinnys bridal center [hair] jacqueline petruzzelli [makeup] maria escobar

LOVE STORY When Laci first saw Michael she immediately knew he was the one for her, but Michael was already taken. She forced herself to forget about him until a few months later when they finally had their first date and everything began falling into place. A few years later, Michael kept Laci waiting again when he decided to propose. After seeing a shooting star, Michael suggested that Laci make a wish and when she opened her eyes he made that wish come true.

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ARTISTIC LOVE NOTE Elegant blacks, whites and silvers were emphasized with overflowing ivory floral arrangements that highlighted Kelli’s flowing gown.

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VENDOR LOVE flower fusio� flowerfusion.net [floral design]

�o� a�ie

monamie.com [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] [photography] atrero photography [entertainment] invisible touch [favors] dell cove spice co. [stationery] evite [gown design] pronovias [hair] lyz montoy [makeup] jackie trombley [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [formalwear] joseph a. bank [engagement ring] vanessa nicole jewels [wedding night hotel] surf and sand

LOVE STORY Kelli met her future husband on a chance flight from San Diego to Arizona and knew he was special when he offered to take the middle seat. Throughout their short flight, Daniel and Kelli realized that this meeting was more than coincidence and with their mutual love for designing and artwork began bringing their professional and personal lives together.

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ELABORATE

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LOVE NOTE Their elaborate traditional ceremony felt warm and loving as Jenny and Peter said their vows encircled by family under a lavish domed ceiling.

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VENDOR LOVE square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design | rentals]

paper patc� creatio�� paperpatchcreations.com [stationery]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[photography] george sillas photography [wedding consultant] hellenic designs [ceremony venue] st. nectarios greek orthodox church [reception venue] ritz carlton [linens | rentals | lighting] persiano party rentals and events [ceremony entertainment] el real chamber players [reception entertainment] vive entertainment

LOVE STORY Peter planned a romantic Italian proposal for June. He arranged to take Jenny on a private boat ride on Lake Como from their hotel to the Locanda La Tirlindana, a small restaurant on the water. When they arrived Jenny saw a candlelit table for two, a violinist playing just for them, and Peter down on one knee.

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CAPTIVATING

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LOVE NOTE Macy and Benjamin's love bird theme was made complete with sweeping drapery, antique bird cages and a dove release during their wedding ceremony.

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VENDOR LOVE �ic�ael purdy p�oto�rap��

mcpurdy.com [photography | videography | photo booth]

[venue] the athenaeum [wedding consultant] jin kang events [hair | makeup] kelly zhang [floral design] christine’s flowers [rentals] white dove socal [cake] sweet love [entertainment] art deco entertainment [officiant] elegant weddings [stationery] diva papers [gown design | veil] dawn kim [honeymoon] europe, bora bora

LOVE STORY Macy

and

Benjamin

met

during

the

summer of 2012 and he proposed just five short months later because it was love at first sight. As their wedding ceremony came

to

an

end,

Benjamin

surprised

Macy by releasing beautiful white doves.

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LOVE NOTE Lavish white blooms were in abundance amongst the natural beauty of the Lodge at Torrey Pines for this intimate wedding celebration.

catie & marc

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VENDOR LOVE t�e lodge at torrey pi�e� lodgetorreypines.com [venue]

pa� scott p�otograp�� pamscottphoto.com [photography]

crow� weddi�gs

crownweddings.com [wedding consultant]

�e��ifer cole floral� jennifercoleflorals.com [floral design]

j. grace

jgrace.com [stationery] [officiant] michael mayersohn [hair | makeup] mayer studios [linens] la tavola linens [ceremony entertainment] caprice strings, michael gonzales [rentals] chiavari chair rentals orange county [cake] dessertier [favors] macaron de la reina [bridal salon] forever treasured

LOVE STORY Three years ago, Catie walked into the college chemistry class required for her major and found the man of her dreams. Together they continue to study science while creating some sparks of their own.

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LOVE NOTE Bernadette and David loved being able to include their puppy, Zoe, into their wedding day, but their favorite moment was stepping outside together and listening to their guests enjoying the party.

be��adette & da�id

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VENDOR LOVE aliso �iejo co�fere�ce ce�te� alisoviejoconferencecenter.com [venue | catering | linens | wedding night hotel]

[photography] christa strick photography [wedding consultant] expressionary events [videography | rentals] rphoto studios [floral design | stationery] expressionary events [ceremony entertainment] ryan hahn [reception entertainment] paulo jones [cake] love me sweets [gown design] pronovias adela [bridal jewelry | bridal shoes] betsey johnson [veil] jill ruhland [hair | makeup] megan blain, adriana molina [formalwear] macy’s [flower girls dresses] etsy [mother’s dresses] nordstrom [engagement ring] blue nile [wedding rings] etsy, blue nile

LOVE STORY When a mutual friend set Bernadette and David up on their first date, it was not long until they realized that she had made the best decision in doing so. David took Bernadette back to where they had their first date, invited all their family and their closest friends and proposed with everyone there to celebrate.

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a��lee & ti�

WONDERLAND

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LOVE NOTE Ashlee and Tim put their faith in their wedding vendors and had no idea what their reception would look like. As they walked into the ballroom and saw the ornate silver trees and sparkling centerpieces they realized that their expectations had far been exceeded. The room was stunning.

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VENDOR LOVE talega golf club talegagolfclub.com [venue]

�im ke��edy p�otograp�e�s jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

gi�i gar�er e�e�t� ginigarnerevents.com [wedding consultant]

�t. regis �o�arc� beac� stregismb.com/ceremony [wedding night hotel]

lake forest li�o� lakeforestlimos.com [transportation]

[floral design] fantasy floral [linens] fusion linens [cake] jay’s catering [videography] elman adam [bridal salon] blush bridal [bridal jewelry] stella and dot [hair | makeup] design visage

LOVE STORY Tim and Ashlee met when they were both starring as performers aboard a cruise ship and were drawn to each other because of their love of music. It was only fitting that music would play an instrumental part in Tim’s proposal, so he brought Ashlee to an intimate Garth Brooks concert and surprised her immediately following the show.

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SPORTING LOVE NOTE

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VENDOR LOVE �arc ray�o�d p�otograp�� marcraymondphotography.com [photography]

at your door e�e�t� atyourdoorevents.com [wedding consultant]

we�floral desig� �tudio wenfloral.com [floral design]

glow co�cepts

glowconcepts.com [linens | rentals] [venue] angel stadium of anaheim [entertainment | lighting] luxury djs [stationery] paper crew [catering] aramark [cake] roosmoor pastries [favors] stella rosa san antonio winery [gown design] amsale [bridal jewelry] givenchy, david yurman [bridal shoes] badgley mischka

LOVE STORY Mara

and

Dave

found

each

other

on

duty working for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s

Department.

But,

because

Dave

was Mara’s training officer, they kept their relationship professional … until Mara could be transferred, to another station. Once she was transferred they had their first date and knew they were the ones for each other.

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LOVE NOTE Ivory draping created an intimate and romantic feeling in the ceremony space and, as Caroline and Ari walked from the room, they could feel the love and support from their family and friends.

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ADORATION

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VENDOR LOVE fre�ch buckets frenchbuckets.com [floral design]

serra plaza

serraplazaevents.com [venue]

[photography] fondly forever photography [wedding consultant] intertwined events [event design] ooh la love events [linens] fusion linens [rentals | lighting] signature party [stationery] jen simpson design [catering | cakes] jay’s catering [ceremony entertainment] owen plant [reception entertainment] stew and the crew, dj jack tompkins [videography] elman adam films [transportation] platinum limo [gown design] tara lauren [bridal salon] marry me bridal

LOVE STORY After meeting during their college years, Caroline and Ari never wanted to part. Ready to spend forever with Caroline, Ari organized a special proposal on a Laguna Beach cliffside. Thinking that Ari was out of town, Caroline saw him waiting for her and instantly knew what was taking place. And, although the walk to meet him felt like it took an eternity, now they really have each other forever.

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��eila & �a�dip

BRILLIANT

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LOVE NOTE The violets, reds and vibrant pinks of their wedding altar were enhanced by the deep greens of Sheila’s dress, jewelry and the water in each floral arragement and created a glamorous, romantic feeling.

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VENDOR LOVE square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design | rentals | linens] [photography] andrena photography [venue | cake | wedding night hotel] ritz carlton [wedding consultant] pink rock events [lighting] amber event production [entertainment] dj rishi p [videography] impressive creations [hair | makeup] couture beauty team [stationery] sankeshwara design [catering] manohar delhi palace [gown design | bridal jewelry | hairpiece | veil] dreams collection, artesia [bridesmaid dresses | formalwear] utsay fashions [mothers’ dresses] nalli saris [wedding rings] blue nile

LOVE STORY Before they ever met, Sheila and Sandip competed against each other in the same regional

spelling

bee

and

eventually

their academic lives brought them back together while beginning their careers in medicine. After seeing Sheila during her first rotation at intern at UCLA, Sandip asked her on a date and the rest was history!

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HARMONY

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LOVE NOTE The oversized candles that lined the wedding aisle and dimly lit the ballroom gave Courtney and Jake’s big day a soft, romantic glow.

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VENDOR LOVE b�ett �ick�a� p�otograp�er� bretthickman.com [photography]

ce�ter club

center-club.com [venue | catering]

i��iti�g occasio�

invitingoccasion.com [floral design] [wedding consultant] high society events [entertainment] the society band [stationery] wedding paper divas [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewelry] the wedding day [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair] j ludwig salon [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] marry me bridal [mothers’ dresses] saks fifth avenue

LOVE STORY While they were dating, each morning Courtney left Jake a note telling him why she loved him. So, when Jake wanted to propose, he knew this routine had to be included. When Courtney woke up on the fourth of July, she found notes covering her wall with reasons that Jake loved her – including one asking her to marry him.

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LOVE NOTE Lindsay and Brandon’s first dance, surrounded by friends and family, was made perfect by the bright oranges of their flowers and the vintage picture frames and candlesticks.

li�d�a� & b�a�do�

SWEETNESS

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VENDOR LOVE ca�i ja�e p�otograp�y camijanephotography.com [photography]

[venue] san clemente historic cottage [wedding consultant] trinity staging [floral design] desi [videography] juice box media [rentals | linens | lighting] signature rentals [entertainment] phil birdsell [stationery] w henderson [catering] orange county catering [cake] mary kay groff [gown design] modeca collection [bridal jewelry] haute [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair | makeup] nicole mesquit [formalwear] california cocktail [engagement ring] plum precious [wedding rings] alessi jewelers

LOVE STORY Lindsay and Brandon love to spend their Sundays picnicking near tide pools, but one Sunday Brandon planned something a little more special. He brought snacks and champagne and near a private cove got down on one knee and asked Lindsay to spend the rest of her life with him.

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LOVE NOTE To show their guests just how special they were, Janice and Jason created their own escort cards using old photos of them with each guest – a tough job for so many people, but well worth the effort.

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VENDOR LOVE t�e waterfro�t beac� re�ort, a �ilto� �otel waterfrontresort.com [reception venue | linens | catering | wedding night hotel]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

[ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] our lady queen of angels [photography] davina + daniel photography [wedding consultant] simply sweet weddings & events [floral design] paradise delight [lighting] carcano dj [rentals] photobooth supply co. [cake] kings hawaiian bakery [reception entertainment] sleeping giant music

LOVE STORY Having grown up within ten miles of each other and sharing many mutual friends, Janice and Jason still wonder how it took them so many years to finally meet. But once they had both moved out of town for college, they became friends, discovered their similarities, like their love for the outdoors, and realized they had found the one.

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w�it�e� & �a�i�

STORYBOOK

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LOVE NOTE Stunning pearls, gold chiavari chairs and soft pink flower blooms perfectly complemented the gorgeous natural setting overlooking the ocean.

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VENDOR LOVE bar�et p�otograp�y barnetphotography.com [photography]

rogers garde��

rogersgardens.com [wedding consultant | floral design]

�o� a�ie

monamie.com [bridal salon]

�t. regis mo�arc� beac� stregismb.com/ceremony [wedding night hotel]

[venue] la casa pacifica [linens | rentals | lighting] signature party rentals [stationery] invitation design studio [catering] white house catering [cake] it’s all about the cake [candy bar] candy vixen

LOVE STORY Gavin and Whitney met when Whitney spotted Gavin at a Los Angeles Lakers game and found him at the bar during halftime. Before they knew it, they had missed the second half of the game. Knowing she was someone special, Gavin wasted no time and called Whitney the next day.

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LOVE NOTE The ornate wedding venue with dual staircases and domed ceilings was perfectly complemented with simple details including the bridesmaids’ single lilies.

ale�is & �cott

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VENDOR LOVE law�e�ce c�a�dall p�otograp�� crandallphoto.com [photography]

�t. regis �o�arc� beac�

stregismb.com/ceremony [reception venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

lake forest li�o� lakeforestlimos.com [transportation]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[ceremony venue] mission basilica [wedding consultant] lisa simpson wedding celebrations, inc. [floral design] keith laverty [videography] parallel media [rentals | linens] fusion linens [lighting] psav presentation services [ceremony entertainment] lauren mccaul, matt gray, christine dow, sandra wood [reception entertainment] jordan music entertainment [stationery] two tulips and gifts [favors] alzheimers research foundation, susan g. komen for the cure, down syndrome indiana worldwide transportation [gown design | hairpiece | veil | bridesmaid dresses] amsale [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal jewelry] renee pawelle bride [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair] koda salon [makeup] vanessa veini

LOVE STORY Just as Alexis and Scott were about to head to sleep, Scott grabbed her hand and asked her to go for a walk. Out of the corner of her eye, she noticed little tea lights. As he opened the door Alexis saw the most beautiful sight... perfectly placed lights leading all the way down the staircase to the long white pier. At that moment Alexis wanted time to stand still so she could remember this always.

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LOVE NOTE Kylie and Tanner’s poolside reception was underscored by the neutral, vibrant trees, white twinkle lights and subtle pink and ivory flowers.

��lie & ta��e�

DELIGHTFUL

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VENDOR LOVE d'a�ello p�otograp�� davello.com [photography]

[venue] san diego temple jesus christ of latter day saints [rentals] cowbell carts [videography] john packham [floral design] jacobson [rentals | linens] abbey party rental [reception entertainment] allie wixom, garrett wixom [stationery] beautiful wedding announcements [catering] polly hartvigson [cake] olivera’s cake gallery [gown design] fantasy bridal [bridal shoes | bridesmaid shoes] nine west [hairpiece | veil] julie jones [bridesmaid dresses] forever 21, shabby apple [mothers’ dresses] macy’s [engagement ring | wedding rings] union diamonds

LOVE STORY Kylie and Tanner had a sweet start to their romance when Tanner’s roommates invited Kylie and her friends over to make brownies. A year later, Tanner took Kylie to his favorite thinking spot that overlooks all of Provo, Utah. He said that it was here that he would think about his future and who he wanted to be with for the rest of his life. Then he knelt down in the fresh snow and told Kylie that he had found the girl of his dreams – her.

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�i� & pa��a

ENDEARING

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LOVE NOTE Although they chose not to have a theme, Kim and Pasha loved the vintage look that was the inspiration for their non traditional Persian wedding day.

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VENDOR LOVE bliss productio�s

blissproductionsco.com [wedding consultant]

24 carrots 24carrots.com [catering]

fra�cisca� garde�s franciscangardens.com [venue | linens]

[photography] studio castillero [floral design] commerce flowers [cake] plumeria cakes [entertainment] g munoz productions, citrus valley orchestra [rentals] the furniture library [stationery] paper source [transportation] st. regis laguna niguel car service [gown design] tara lauren [bridal salon] marry me bridal [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] betsey johnson [hairpiece | veil] j. crew [hair | makeup] shannon rhodes

LOVE STORY When Kim first laid eyes on her best friend’s mysterious older cousin, Pasha, she thought he was cute but it took them three years to make it to their first date – dinner, dessert and a romantic walk on the beach. Each year after, they would relive their first date and on their fourth anniversary, Pasha chose this tradition as the perfect time to ask Kim to be his wife.

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l��� & �at�ew

WINSOME

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LOVE NOTE These two dog lovers wanted their pups, Scrappy and Bandit, to be there for their big day, but settled on sharing them with their loved ones through their save the dates.

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VENDOR LOVE studio e�p

studioemp.com [photography]

t�e ric�ard �ixo� librar� nixonlibraryevents.com [venue]

fou�d �i�tage re�tal� foundrentals.com [rentals]

ala� larse� fil�s alanlarsenfilms.com [videography]

[wedding consultant] swellegant elegant [floral design] kc floral designs [stationery] lynn quach [catering] jason’s catering [cake | candy bar] jennifer umayam [favors] instant party pix [entertainment] visions entertainment [transportation] platinum worldwide transportation [gown design] enzoani [bridal salon] jaclyn’s bridal [hairpiece] kelly mitchell

LOVE STORY Lynn and Mathew met through work over eight years ago and although they saw that they worked well together professionally, they also realized that they got along well personally, and quickly fell in love. While swimming

during

a

Hawaiian

vacation,

Mathew asked Lynn to be his wife and make him the happiest person in the world.

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LOVE NOTE Hotel Laguna was the perfect venue for Michelle and Forrest’s beach glam wedding because it is historic and located on Main Beach. They added diamond accents, gorgeous florals and stunning linens to make their day perfect.

�ic�elle & fo��e�t

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VENDOR LOVE w�ite orc�id productio�� whiteorchidproductions.com [wedding consultant]

�otel lagu�a

hotellaguna.com [venue]

wildflower li�e�

wildflowerlinens.com [linens]

[photography] vallentyne photography [floral design] floral occasions [rentals] amazing tents & events [lighting] ampersand production [cake] the confectionist [favors] old navy, shinoda [stationery] wedding paper divas [ceremony entertainment] vox dj

LOVE STORY During a graduation celebration for her sister, Forrest asked Michelle to join him for a morning walk on Mission Beach. While searching for a private area to propose, Michelle heard Forrest call her over to look at a shell he had found. When she got closer, Forrest got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE

Traditions and cultures merged to create an event that was lively in music, décor, food and drink.

ra�a & �a�

TRADITIONS

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VENDOR LOVE w�ite orc�id productio�� whiteorchidproductions.com [wedding consultant]

[photography] becca rillo photography, frank torres photography [venue | wedding night hotel | catering | cake] montage laguna beach [floral design] bloom box [linens | rentals] persiano events [lighting] ocavs [cake] teraneh adjar [dessert bar] terry adjar [ceremony entertainment] classical indian music [reception entertainment] richard blade, paul livingstone [hair | makeup] cassie lyons [registries] i do foundation, st. jude’s children’s research hospital, la mission [videography] nuclear photo 64 [stationery] black wolf press [gown design | bridal salon] vera wang [wedding rings] tiffany & co.

LOVE STORY A love that bloomed in the most unlikely of places, a business event, all came together one special weekend seven years later. Celebrating Rana’s birthday in Palm Springs with her brother and Jay, Rana received a

surprising

gift,

a

wedding

proposal.

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PERFECTION

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LOVE NOTE Brian took Lauren aside during their reception and, as they stood in the doorway, gazing at their family at friends, they were amazed at how loved they were.

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VENDOR LOVE c�ic productio�� chicproductions.com [wedding consultant]

terra�ea reso�t

terranea.com [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[photography] purple tree photography [floral design] rolling hills flowers [linens | rentals] town & country [lighting] psav [stationery] sincerely yours diane [cake] cupcakes couture [entertainment] debois entertainment [videography] on tape productions [hair] lux lab

LOVE STORY During Lauren’s busiest time at work, Brian scheduled them to take a sunrise yoga class together. When they arrived at the beach where the class was being held, Brian pulled Lauren over to the water to see the sunrise. As he pulled away from her and she turned to look at him, Lauren saw that Brian was bending down to one knee.

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ENCHANTED

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LOVE NOTE A first dance under a flourishing floral chandelier set the stage for an enchanted evening.

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VENDOR LOVE �i�ie’s e�c�a�ted flori�t nisiesenchanted.com [floral design]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

wildflower li�e�

wildflowerlinens.com [linens] [venue] pelican hill [photography] caroline tran photography [wedding consultant] details details [linens] wildflower linen [rentals] chiavari chair rentals [lighting] amber event productions

LOVE STORY It was on their four year anniversary that Flavio asked for Jacqueline’s hand in marriage. He had set up a scavenger hunt leading Jackie to all sorts of places all around Newport and Laguna. Her last clue led her to the beach where she found Flavio sitting on a blanket. It was there while watching the sunset that Flavio lifted up the blanket and scattered all over the sand was a bed of rose petals. He knelt down on one knee and expressed his everlasting love.

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LOVE NOTE Nina’s veil was hand made for her by her grandmother who told Nina that it was her hope that she would wear it for her wedding day. It meant the world to Nina that she had part of her grandmother with her on her wedding day.

�i�a & willia�

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VENDOR LOVE weddi�g elega�ce

weddingelegancesd.com [wedding consultant]

�e��ifer cole floral� jennifercoleflorals.com [floral design]

co�cepts e�e�t desig� conceptseventdesign.com [rentals]

t�e w�ite flower bridal boutique thewhiteflower.com [bridesmaid dresses]

[venue | catering] estancia la jolla [photography] gene higa photography [linens] la tavola [rentals] afr event furnishings [lighting] swank audio visuals [stationery] j. grace, carlson craft [cake] fab cakes [candy bar | favors] noras bakery [ceremony entertainment] caprice strings [reception entertainment] excellent entertainment international

LOVE STORY Nina and William first saw each other while working up a sweat at LA Fitness and each time that they locked eyes Nina’s heart would beat a little faster. It took two weeks before Nina got the courage to approach William, but when she got over her nerves, they immediately hit it off. William asked her on their first date a week later.

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re��old� & lu�a�

REFINED

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LOVE NOTE As they made their entrance into the grand ballroom, they walked, hand in hand, into the breathtaking room overflowing with pristine white florals and romantic candlelight.

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VENDOR LOVE �i� ke��edy p�otograp�e�s jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

balboa bay reso�t

balboabayresort.com [venue | wedding night hotel]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[wedding coordinator] details details [hair | makeup] flawless faces [officiant] richard wilson [ceremony entertainment] jay sterling music [floral design | linens | rentals | lighting] white lilac [cake] sweet art [videography] plug videos productions [rentals] pacific photobooths [gown design | bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | mothers’ dresses] monique lhuillier [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [bridesmaid dresses] dessy group

LOVE STORY Although Reynolds and Lukas met several times while growing up, it took them thirteen years to make it to their first date. But, during their evening in Corona Del Mar, even though they had lived such parallel lives, it was like they were seeing each other for the first time. Both Reynolds and Lukas were surprised that they had been searching for love but had already known each other all along.

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LOVE NOTE As they walked down the aisle as husband and wife, Kelsey was overcome with emotion and the beauty of the ceremony – sweeping views of the ocean and bright fuchsia and ivory flowers.

kelsey & cory

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VENDOR LOVE �eo� carrot e�e�t� neoncarrotevents.com [wedding consultant]

la�u�a cliffs mar�iott resort & spa

lagunacliffs.com [venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering] [photography] katrina jayne weddings [floral design] flower shop laguna cliffs [cake] it’s all about the cake [stationery] wedding paper divas [entertainment] essential mobile music [gown design] rosa clara bridal [bridal salon] the white dress [formalwear] calvin klein, men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [wedding rings] the wedding ring shop

LOVE STORY While Kelsey and Cory were scuba diving in Hanauma Bay, Cory told Kelsey that he had brought an underwater writing tablet to point out different fish or plants. He turned around after writing something on the tablet, but instead of pointing out another fish, he wrote, "Will you marry me?" and had a ring under the water. They finished their dive, went out to breakfast and celebrated the rest of the weekend.

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LOVE NOTE The location's natural beauty, along with the brick staircase and cascading flowers dripping down over their wedding vows, made this day more perfect than they had ever imagined.

a�ie & au�ti�

CHARISMA

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VENDOR LOVE d'a�ello p�otograp�� davello.com [photography]

[venue] studio 1342 [wedding consultant] hustle & bustle events [floral design | rentals | linens | lighting] sterling engagements [catering] savour this moment [cake] cookie casa bakery [entertainment] dance cohen [videography] ryan rees [rentals] a rental connection, pretty vintage rentals [ceremony entertainment] jake newton, jen kuhn [reception entertainment] dan cohen [stationery] kim divine [transportation] midway car rental [gown design] junko yoshioka [bridal salon] glamour closet [veil] a stitch in time [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [bridal jewelry] nordstrom

LOVE STORY Both transplants from the East Coast, Amie and Austin spend Christmas in New York each year. Before their last trip, Austin took Amie to a local bar under the guise of having to quickly meet with his boss. As they waited on a secluded patio, Austin handed her a card for a custom jeweler along with a simple wedding band. He asked her to be his wife and suggested they design a ring for her together.

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FLOURISH 360

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LOVE NOTE Since they are both designers, Regina and Jason wanted to incorporate style, theme, and consistency throughout the whole wedding. Because they are old souls, they like to say that their wedding was vintage but also classic and modern.

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VENDOR LOVE flowers by ci�a flowersbycina.com [floral design]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering | rentals | linens | cake]

ra�cho las lo�a�

rancholaslomas.com [venue | lighting | wedding night hotel]

[photography] alex rapada photography [wedding consultant] lisa simpson weddings [rentals] shutterbooth [videography] kroh media [hair | makeup] design visage [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] ferndales [bridesmaid dresses] david’s bridal

LOVE STORY A designer by trade, Jason knew that his wedding proposal to Regina needed to be creative but still romantic. When Regina arrived home from work, she saw that Jason had gathered their close family and friends, with each holding signs displaying personal messages, and heard Jason ask her to be his wife.

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VENDOR LOVE dis�ey’s fairy tale weddi�g�

disneyweddings.com/california [floral design | linens | rentals | lighting | catering | cake]

di��eyla�d �otel

disney.com [venue | wedding consultant | wedding night hotel] [photography] white rabbit photo boutique [entertainment] sound prodigy [videography] unscene visuals [gown design] allure bridals [bridal salon | veil] marry me bridal [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridesmaid jewelry] banana republic [bridal shoes] nine west

LOVE STORY Before their engagement, Ben and Mandy had talked about how beautiful a Rose Court Garden wedding at the Disneyland Hotel would be and during a visit there with friends, Mandy jokingly patted Ben’s pockets and teased him about a potential proposal. Little did Mandy know that she almost spoiled her own surprise and as

�a�d� & be�

FANTASY

they walked through the Rose Garden to meet their friends, Ben asked Mandy to marry him.

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LOVE NOTE As they danced their first dance as husband and wife, Ali and Mark took it all in - sharing their day with friends and family, the pastel floral arrangements and the clean ocean waves.

ali & �a��

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VENDOR LOVE �im ke��edy p�otograp�er� jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

gi�i gar�er e�e�t�

ginigarnerevents.com [wedding consultant | candy bar]

�t. regis �o�arc� beac� stregismb.com/ceremony [venue | wedding night hotel]

t�e registry at bloo�i�gdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[floral design] fantasy floral [stationery] details [cake] it’s all about the cake [videography] elman adams [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewelry | bridesmaid dresses] white dress [bridal shoes] valentino [hair] lindsey neavitt [makeup] lauren miller [formalwear] joseph banks

LOVE STORY Mark first saw Ali during a workout at his local gym and hasn’t been able to take his eyes off of her since. He decided to make Ali his for good on Christmas Eve while opening gifts and she has been by his side ever since, simply enjoying being best friends and making each other laugh.

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LOVE NOTE The deep purples of the groomsmen’s bowties and the bridesmaid dresses perfectly accented the natural, bright greens of the trees surrounding Sanaz and Nathan’s ceremony.

�a�a� & �at�a�

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VENDOR LOVE padua �ills

chantrellescatering.com [venue | catering | cake | candy bar] [photography] palos studio [floral design] carol’s secret garden [entertainment | lighting] entertainment express [stationery] cloud nine paperie [favors] paulette’s [videography] perryfield films [gown design] pronovias [bridal salon] pebbles bridal [bridal jewelry] adamant designs [bridal shoes] enzo angliolini [hair | makeup] sophia pickle [formalwear] givenchy, zara [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [mothers’ dresses] tadashi shoji [flower girls dresses] david’s bridal [engagement ring | wedding rings] david yurman

LOVE STORY Within five months of dating, Nathan was sure that Sanaz was the only person for him and began planning his proposal. He arranged an afternoon visiting the Griffith Observatory and then took Sanaz to a romantic dinner. It was there that he waited until the sun was setting for the perfect time to ask Sanaz to marry him.

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JUBILANT 368

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LOVE NOTE After their first kiss as husband and wife, Jackie and David walked down the aisle to the “throne room song” of Star Wars to a raucous applause and reveled in the relief and excitement of the moment.

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VENDOR LOVE c�ristop�er todd studio� christophertoddstudios.com [photography]

serra plaza

serraplazaevents.com [venue] [event designer | wedding consultant] wedding jeannie [floral design] heavenly blooms [linens | favors] karin baudouin [catering | cake] jay’s catering [rentals] signature party rentals [stationery] digby and rose [entertainment] invisible touch events [transportation] oc cruiser [gown design] rivini [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair | makeup] design visage [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] dessy group

LOVE STORY Jackie and David began their love story in 2009, when they were both living in Mali, serving in the Peace Corps. Fortunately for them, their paths were destined to cross as their project sites were near each other, and when Jackie accompanied David on a research trip to Tunisia, he knew it was the perfect time to ask her to be his wife.

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�e��i & �ob

GRACIOUS CEREMONYMAGAZINE.COM

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LOVE NOTE Their wedding day was vintage and a bit rustic, yet classic blush, ivory and champagne accents added glamour and elegance to accommodate the look of the Ritz Carlton.

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VENDOR LOVE me weddings & events me-weddings.com [wedding planner]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

[photography] jana williams photography [venue | cake | catering] ritz carlton [floral design] bloombox designs [hair | makeup] grace lin professional makeup team [videography] flick n roll [entertainment] angelica strings [lighting | rentals] tmmpro [linens] designer specialty linens [lighting | reception entertainment] tmm pro

LOVE STORY Two years after they began dating. Rob asked Jenni out for dinner at the Malibu Beach Inn. It was a romantic dinner, but something was wrong. Rob kept leaving the table and Jenni couldn’t figure out why. After the dinner, Rob took Jenni upstairs and she saw that the room was filled with candles and flowers. When he opened the curtains to the balcony overlooking the ocean, the words, "Marry Me," were written in tea lights.

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LOVE NOTE Ashley and Dustin wanted the beauty of the Montage landscaping and ocean front views to be the main attraction by highlighting the natural scenery with clean whites and neutral tones.

a��le� & du�ti�

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VENDOR LOVE studio e�p

studioemp.com [photography] [venue | catering | rentals | lighting | wedding night hotel] montage [floral design] elegant by design [formalwear] joseph a bank [hair | makeup] design visage [cake] sweet and saucy shop [gown design] alvina valenta [bridal salon] weddings by debbie [wedding consultant] details details [ceremony entertainment] grady spencer [stationery] gifts on wings [bridal jewelry] lugano diamonds [bridal shoes] design your pedestal [veil] weddings by bebbie [formalwear] jos a. bank [flower girls dresses] david’s bridal [engagement ring] grissom’s fine jewelry [wedding rings] jared’s fine jeweler

LOVE STORY Ashley and Dustin met during an evening out with friends in Dallas. When Ashley first saw Dustin she thought he was the most handsome man and was thrilled when he asked for her phone number. Neither had their phones or a pen, so Dustin told her if he remembered her number then it was meant to be. Not only did he remember, he texted her that night and asked her on their first date.

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LOVE NOTE As they said their vows before the crystal backdrop, Jocelyn and Daniel were thrilled that they were able to spend a few, private, moments together before standing before their friends and family.

�ocel�� & da�iel

SPARKLING

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VENDOR LOVE w�ite sakuras

whitesakuras.com [floral design]

��att rege�cy �u�ti�gto� beac� huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com [wedding night hotel]

[venue] sea cliff country club [photography] hanh nguyen photography [linens] fusion linens [cake] rossmoor pastries [hair | makeup] hair comes the bride

LOVE STORY On their first Christmas together, Daniel joined Jocelyn with her family. Throughout the night, he spoke with members of her family about his plan, and when it came time to open presents, he gave Jocelyn a gift card. Her disappointment was apparent, so he said that maybe she would like her other gift better and got down on one knee to propose.

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b�ia��e & ��a�

FABULOUS

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LOVE NOTE Brianne and Ryan balanced the clean whites of the seating and dance floor with old Hollywood glamour, bling and soft candlelight.

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VENDOR LOVE bar�et p�otograp�y barnetphotography.com [photography]

�t. regis �o�arc� beac�

stregismb.com/ceremony [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design | rentals | linens]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

w�ere’s t�e party

wheresthepartyoc.com [stationery]

�akeup by berit makeupbyberit.com [makeup]

[wedding consultant] kimberly bradford [rentals] carcano dj audio and lighting, snap photo booth rentals [videography] carolwood productions [officiant] alfred dual [entertainment] epic vibe entertainment [cake] rockwell bakery [favors] popcornopolis [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon] panache bridal [bridal jewelry | hairpiece | veil] justine m. couture [bridal shoes] michael kors [hair] heidi sacks [bridesmaid dresses] watters [mothers’ dresses] adrianna papell, tadashi

LOVE STORY Ryan asked Brianne to be his wife during a romantic cruise to Cabo. He brought her to an intimate dinner and when dessert was brought out, the ring had been placed inside of a raspberry. First Brianne noticed the ring, then she saw Ryan bend down on one knee.

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lo�i� & �a�o�

SINCERE

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VENDOR LOVE ali�o �iejo cou�try club alisogolf.com [venue | catering]

roger's garde�s rogersgardens.com [floral design]

[photography] pixelated hearts photography and design [wedding consultant] j bird events [cake] it’s all about the cake [entertainment] extreme dj [videography] sean thompson videography and photography [gown design] kathy ireland [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair] flawless faces [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [mothers’ dresses] david’s bridal [engagement ring] james allen [wedding rings] global rings [wedding night hotel] laguna cliffs marriott [honeymoon] kauai

LOVE STORY While Lorin was researching nursing schools, her father suggested she speak with her neighbor about her options. Their neighbor, who

happened

to

be

Jason’s

mother,

suggested that Lorin speak with Jason for advice instead because she had been out of school for a while. It took some time before they finally met, but once they did they both knew immediately that they were meant to be.

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sanaz & pete

ADORNED 384

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VENDOR LOVE �i�a flower desig� minaflowerdesign.com [floral & sofreh design]

�i� ke��edy p�otograp�er� jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

[venue] st. sophia’s cathedral [reception venue] huffington center [wedding consultant] janel gonzalez [rentals | linens] designer specialty linens [lighting] stage labs production services [entertainment] farzam productions [catering] petros, independent beverage [cake] cake studio [transportation] integrated transportation services [gown design] pronovias [bridal shoes] miu miu, yves saint laurent [formalwear] armani [mothers’ dresses | flower girls dresses] sak’s fifth ave [engagement ring] wong ken designs [wedding rings] tsilimigras d.

LOVE STORY Pete and Sanaz met in Calgary, Canada in late October 2011 at a tapas lounge when the merging of two large tables sparked a conversation between the two.

She was

instantly hooked when the Canadian man offered winter driving lessons to a California girl.

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LOVE NOTE Lareina’s father gave a heartfelt toast during her and Steve’s vintage, romantic wedding day and their wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

la�ei�a & �te�e

APPEALING

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LOVE STORY A love that originally began in high school reignited

in

2009

thanks

to

Facebook.

Then, during a gondola ride ascending to the peak of a snow covered Mammoth Mountain, Steve asked Lareina to be his wife.

LOVE LINKS Vendors links and more photos of this real wedding appearing in 2014 on

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great list bar & beverage

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BAR & BEVERAGE TO FLORAL DESIGN beauty

32

bridal registry

5

RICHARD DALTON

STYLING Richard Dalton Hair Styling 310.993.9924 richarddaltonstyling.com

The Cocktail Concierge 714.334.1436 cocktailcrg.com

cakes

120

Dolce Vita Cupcakes 424.832.3212 dolcevitacupcakes.com

consultants

event planning

custom invitation

floral design

event planning

custom invitation

floral design

69

consultants

59

consultants

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consultants

47

consultants

57

Bliss Productions 949.375.1815 blissproductionsco.com

71

Events by Evelynn 626.215.0185 eventsbyevelynn.com

63

consultants

A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production 714.505.3653 agoodaffair.com

At Your Door Events 888.489.9671 atyourdoorevents.com

Chic Productions 714.596.4455 chicproductions.com

consultants

117

24 Carrots 800.717.1545 24carrots.com

Aquafuzion 866.395.2168 aquafuzion.com

consultants

catering

The Registry at Bloomingdale’s 800.888.2wed bloomingdales.com/registry

consultants

67

Events by Robin 949.793.3956 eventsbyrobin.com

45

consultants

61

WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Gini Garner Events 949.472.2233 ginigarnerevents.com

392

Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination 714.257.9535 kevinsparties.com

Maria Lindsay Weddings & Events 949.499.1030 marialindsayweddings.com

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consultants

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WED D I N G S & EV EN T S

Neon Carrot Events 949.285.2043 neoncarrotevents.com

consultants

49

White Orchid Productions 714.396.7451 | 424.214.8879 whiteorchidproductions.com

entertainment | lighting

décor | rentals

190

66

33

fashion

192

fashion

34

Doie Lounge doielounge.com

Casablanca Bridal 949.715.8228 casablancabridal.com

35

décor | rentals

Found Vintage Rentals 714.888.5811 foundrentals.com

Classic Party Rentals 714.540.6111 classicpartyrentals.com

Tim Espinosa Entertainment 949.291.6175 theelectricviolinist.com

fashion

Wedding Elegance by Nahid 562.618.6688 weddingelegancesd.com

ME Weddings & Events 949.464.8063 me-weddings.com

31

fashion

fashion

41

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at the forum

Mon Amie 714.546.5700 monamie.com

Lovella Bridal 818.246.4637 lovellabridal.com

floral design

Flower Fusion 714.966.9300 flowerfusion.net

189

floral design

Flowers by Cina 800.445.4531 flowersbycina.com

Nicole Miller 760.632.7000 nicolemillersd.com

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floral design

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French Buckets 949.759.0404 frenchbuckets.com

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Where’s the Party 949.722.1803 wheresthepartyoc.com

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floral design

invitations

217

limos

Classic Limos 800.550.3125 classiclimos.com

199

floral design

209

Roger’s Gardens 949.640.5800 rogersgardens.com

195

floral design

196

White Sakuras 714.848.8818 whitesakuras.com

216

invitations

216

Tangé Design 562.692.1515 tangedesign.com

paper patch creations 818.219.5998 paperpatchcreations.com

Margaret’s Cleaners 866.454.2375 margarets.com

invitations

floral design

floral design

My Floral Bliss 714.606.0829 myfloralbliss.com

The Bloom of Time 949.391.3606 thebloomoftime.com

Square Root 949.380.3320 squarerootdesigns.com

gown preservation

198

Nisie’s Enchanted Florist 562.596.7733 nisiesenchanted.com

Ninfa’s Flowers 323.262.9238 ninfasflowers.com

floral design

floral design

Mina Flower Design 714.836.9600 | 714.313.6855 minaflowerdesign.com

Inviting Occasion 714.608.9096 invitingoccasion.com

floral design

FLORAL DESIGN TO PHOTOGRAPHY

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60

Lake Forest Limousines 800.300.4546 lakeforestlimos.com

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linens

188

Glow Concepts 562.692.1500 glowconcepts.com

photography

241

linens

menswear

Wildflower Linen 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com

Friar Tux Shop 888.FRIARTUX friartux.com

photography

249

photography

37

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B

Brett Hickman P H O T O G R A P H E R S

Brett Hickman Photographers 949.350.8005 bretthickman.com

Barnet Photography 714.549.4900 barnetphotography.com

photography chris top h e r

225

photography

Cami Jane Photography 949.342.6992 camijanephotography.com

229

photography

237

TODD

photography

Frank Salas 949.727.3045 franksalas.com

D’Avello Photography 909.747.7769 davello.com

Christopher Todd 800.501.2063 christophertoddstudios.com

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photography

239

photography

227

Lawrence Crandall Photography Jim Kennedy Photographers 800.264.4558 jimkennedyphotographers.com

George Street Photo & Video 866.831.4103 georgestreetphoto.com

photography

253

photography

Lawrence Crandall Photography 562.592.4102 crandallphoto.com

401

photography

243

studio

EMP Lucero Photography 866.898.3686 lucerophotography.com

Michael Purdy Photography 800.471.1833 mcpurdy.com

Studio EMP 714.992.5400 studioemp.com

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The Boudoir Divas 858.485.0443 theboudoirdivas.com

venues

107

9

Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club 949.858.4100 coto-de-caza.com

396

venues

venues

95

venues

103

venues

venues

100

Aquarium of the Pacific 562.951.1663 yourevent.aquariumofpacific.org

110

venues

97

Callaway Vineyard & Winery 951.676.4001 callawaywinery.com

87

Center Club 714.438.3860 center-club.com

79

reception entertainment

Undercover Live Entertainment 949.612.7836 undercoverlive.com

The Beachcomber Cafe 949.644.8759 thebeachcombercafe.com

Casino San Clemente 949.369.6600 thecasinosanclemente.com

venues

233

Aliso Viejo Country Club 949.609.3305 | 949.598.9200 alisogolf.com

The Balboa Bay Resort 855.360.6688 balboabayresort.com

venues

photography | boudoir

For His Eyes Only 800.264.4558 forhiseyesonly.com

Aliso Viejo Conference Center 949.425.2555 alisoviejoconferencecenter.com

venues

PHOTOGRAPHY to VENUES

venues

92

Chuck Jones Center by 24 Carrots 800.717.1545 chuckjonesby24.com

11

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons 321.939.4610 disneyweddings.com/california

venues

400

Electra Cruises 800.952.9955 aboardelectra.com

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Five Crowns 949.760.0331 thefivecrowns.com

venues

venues

104

venues

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach 714.698.1234 huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

venues

venues

La Venta 310.373.0123 Laventa.com

Luxury Estate Weddings 866.551.2199 | 949.307.1918 luxuryestateweddings.com

101

Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

81

89

venues

Seven 4 One 949.494.6200 seven4one.com

105

venues

112

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 949.661.5000 lagunacliffs.com

98

venues

111

Padua Hills 909.624.8628 chantrellescatering.com

91

Park Hyatt Aviara 760.448.1234 aviaraweddings.com

Pala Casino Spa Resort 877.946.7252 palacasino.com

venues

venues

venues

Hotel Laguna 949.494.1151 hotellaguna.com

Franciscan Gardens 949.248.1586 franciscangardens.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events 855.255.9962 hornblower.com

venues

93

venues

113

Ponte Family Estate Winery 951.694.9444 pontevineyardinn.com | pontewinery.com

102

venues

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines 858.777.6720 lodgetorreypines.com

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VENUES to WEDDING PLANNING venues

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The Richard Nixon Library 714.364.1181 nixonlibraryevents.com

venues

109

Godfather Films 800.495.5530 godfatherfilms.com

venues

video | cinema

Taylor Films 760.846.0418 taylorfilms.com

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St. Regis Monarch Beach 949.234.3402 stregismb.com/ceremony

venues

85

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel 714.845.8000 ext. 2101 waterfrontresort.com

Talega Golf Club 949.369.6226 talegagolfclub.com

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venues

94

Serra Plaza 949.542.4848 serraplazaevents.com

Summit House Restaurant 714.671.3092 summithouseweddings.com

video | cinema

venues

399

wedding planning resources

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bridal and event lounge 714.544.PLAN bridalandeventlounge.com

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