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PARIS IN CALIFORNIA Square Root’s passionate and skillful design teams specialize in fusing creativity and innovation to building works of art. For this event, the client’s dream was to feel as if they were in a French Manor. The event took place at The Montage Laguna Beach. The room was transformed into an elegant Paris salon, filled with period and contemporary French layers. Square Root’s team designed and built 14 foot gold gilded panels. The corners of the room were anchored with stunning floor to ceiling pave floral structures. The centerpieces were created with an eclectic mixture of garden flowers and soft greenery inspired by French gardens.

The center of the room was anchored with a custom ivory round dance floor decorated with a beautiful gold floral trumpe l’oeil. The ornate and multi layered linens were custom designed and made by Wildflower Linens. Square Root curated all of the furniture and accessories from Revelry, Classic Party Rentals, Amber and Archive Rentals, The lighting was choreographed in sequences throughout the evening to create an ambiance to transform the guests into another place. Paris in California. Square Root’s team listen, inform, collaborate, create and deliver your event on time and on budget.

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pub lisher’s letter Is there anything better than a fabulous, fresh makeover? Our many long-time avid and loyal wedding industry readers will notice first thing that our 2015 Ceremony Magazines and digital components have experienced such pleasure. While we revel in our own new look, we indulge in the Pure Wedding Ingenuity from Ceremony’s family of wedding professionals that continues to make up the 1200 pages of our four California issues. This Great List contains not only many of the best in Orange County, but also some of the finest in the country. With 53 real weddings in this issue alone, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, their web addresses are listed alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. Other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples are additionally listed, so that you may make your own informed decisions. Either way, we are excited for what we know you are about to experience: meeting, collaborating with and perhaps even befriending some of the most creatively talented people you will ever know. As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration – the .

Congratulations!

Amy Harrick Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

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u N f o r g e T TA B l e W e D D I N g s , eNDless possIBIlITIes. The best of all worlds come together as two become one at Island Hotel Newport Beach. With the modern elegance, a destination spirit and venue possibilities that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor,

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PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Amy Harrick

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Jennifer Petrini

ART DIRECTOR

Mark Berning

VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

James Harrick

ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Lindsey Dieter

ASSISTANT TO THE PUBLISHER

Morgan Votaw

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Morgan Votaw Michael Novido

FEATURES WRITER

Rachel Schumont

DIGITAL EDITORS

Mark Berning Morgan Votaw

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Ceremony thanks its many quality professional contributors. While Ceremony has made every effort to bring you only the finest professionals’ expertise and advertisements, opinions expressed are solely theirs and all ads are published based on the representation that the advertiser is properly authorized to publish the entire contents thereof. Ad content is not the responsibility of Ceremony. All information provided is believed to be accurate at the time of publication. Any reproduction of this publication in whole or in part, photographs, text or otherwise, without written permission of Ceremony Magazine is strictly prohibited. Printed in China. Offices, production and pre-press in California. Those who wish to submit artwork, images, editorials or weddings for publication should visit our website for submission guidelines. To order back issues or any of the four 2015 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

How do yu 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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CANDICE BENJAMIN PHOTOGRAPHY

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great list photographers

Barnet Photography

Jim Kennedy Photographers

Cami Jane Photography

Studio EMP

Capturing the chemistry and love of every couple 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 create timeless photos that are authentic, fun, and romantic. 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 since 2008, 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 one's 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.

jimkennedyphotographers.com 800.264.4558

camijanephotography.com 949.705.9675

studioemp.com 714.992.5400

barnetphotography.com 714.549.4900

Brett Hickman Photographers

Grace and beauty are all around us. See the beautiful light filtering through the trees, the gorgeous sky, the heavy dew weighing down a new seedling. Better yet, take a look at the person holding your hand. These are the things that make me feel amazing. These are the things that inspire me and my photography. I don’t take photos of couples as they look. I capture them as they feel. It is my mission to capture the essence of every wedding couple that finds themselves on the other side of my lens – to tell a love story that’s as unique as their relationship but in the form of images that last forever.

bretthickman.com | 949.350.8005

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.

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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Michael Purdy Photography

Christopher TODD

Davello Photography

Chloe Atnip Photography

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.

Chloe Atnip has 10 years of experience photographing weddings, beauty, and boudoir. She started her career on the other side of the camera, modeling, and transitioned to photography while attending college at CSULB. The opportunity to help enrich people’s lives through photography brings her great passion and joy. Chloe’s diverse style captures beautiful photos that showcase the true essence of her subjects. She has found success by creating lasting relationships providing high quality photos and customer service while exceeding client expectations.

mcpurdy.com 800.471.1833

christophertoddstudios.com 800.501.2063

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.

Herman Au Photography

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

hermanau.com | 323.274.2175

photosbychloe.com 949.923.8811

davello.com 949.415.4055

Stefani Welsh Photography

Stefani loves capturing people’s raw emotions in every form. Being able to stop a moment in time and save that memory for future generations is something that will always be exciting to her. Photographs are one of the only visual memories from an event, so she strives to capture every moment and detail from each wedding. The eyes and smile of a person speak volumes in a photo. It is her job to bring those words to life through photography.

stefaniwelsh.com | 949.215.5244

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 San Diego studio is home to an all-female staff and includes gorgeous exclusives 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!

theboudoirdivas.com | 858.485.0443 The Boudoir Divas

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Jaime Davis Photography

Monocle Project

Lucero Photography

Jessica Lewis Photography

Jaime Davis Photography is committed to giving couples more than just beautiful photographs but an experience they'll remember for a lifetime. Connecting with couples is my number one priority. From helping you create your timeline to chatting about life on coffee dates, I love getting to know my couples. They become more than just clients but friends. This helps me tell your unique story as your special day unfolds. As a recent bride myself, I understand how important and stressful this day is. With six years of wedding photography experience, I am here to help you in any way I can. Even helping with those pesky boutonnieres or getting your veil just right. I believe wedding photography is more than just preserving your memories but capturing your legacy for generations to come. This is the start of your story as a family and I would be honored to tell it for you!

We are a husband and wife team with a passion for our life's work, and as Monocle Project, we have distinguished a style to capture life's most cherished moments in an artful + fun+ timeless manner.We specialize in wedding photography with a versatility for documenting the subtle details of your big day while emphasizing the glory of your best moments! With a love for people and a collaborative edge, we aim to create a full experience for our clients that begins the moment we meet. Our whole-hearted standards are to surpass your expectations, capture glorious moments, and create astonishing imagery. We can’t do it without you–so let’s get you in front of our cameras and experience this together.

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.

I believe that your wedding is the most important and emotional day of your life. You should be able to look back at every photograph and connect to a feeling or emotion from your special day. My career in photography began in 2002 as I was working for an amazing wedding photographer and met the love of my life, my now husband. I had found my passion, photographing LOVE. I love everything about the energy, excitement, emotion, art, and natural beauty of the day, and the ability to be creative with lighting, locations, reflections, and positions is just exhilarating. I honed my craft at the Brooks Institute of Photography and received a Bachelor’s Degree in photography and digital imaging. In 2005, I launched Jessica Lewis Photography and now specialize in weddings and portraits in Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara.

monocleproject.com 714.707.0655

lucerophotography.com 866.898.3686

jaimedavisphoto.com 714.362.1649

Sargeant Creative

Paul and Leanne Sargeant's mission is to capture the natural emotion, energy and beauty of your wedding, as it unfolds. BFA graduates with a full-time boutique studio, their dynamic work is a fresh blend of photojournalism and fashion. It’s this uniquely artistic approach that brings out the vibrant individuality of each bride and groom. And it’s their passion for people and connection that transforms the little, unscripted moments of your wedding into enduring memories. The end result is a collection of beautiful photos that not only documents your day but tells your story.

Brystan Studios

sargeantcreative.com | 714.366.9432

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During a successful career as an Elite model, Lori Brystan became inspired by the world of photography and its ability to create emotions through images. She draws on her passion for the art of light and film to uncover the hidden magic of her subjects. Lori launched Brystan Studios in 1987 and was one of the first to bring boudoir photography to Orange County. She boasts a 2,000 sq ft full service studio, featuring a professional makeup and hair room, state-of-art lighting and an ever-expanding collection of unique props and wardrobe from around the world. Brystan Studios’ mission is to express individualism, depth and the inner beauty of their clients. They have the instinctive ability to capture the feeling behind the image, the essence of the person, and the spirit of their soul.

brystanstudios.com | 949.831.3774

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catering &� cakes

fashion & beauty

planning & invitations

flowers & decor

photography &�cinema

locations & destinations

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weddings of distinction megan & kenneth

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ashley & david 348

ashley & ian 284 APRIL SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

kenny & rick 350

golnaz & saham 287

taylor & zack 352

jacqueline & preston FRANK SALAS PHOTOGRAPHY

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amanda & joseph 356

jennifer & jordan

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angela & adam 358

STUDIO EMP

BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

JESSICA LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

GODDARD STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY ONELOVE PHOTOGRAPHY LUCERO PHOTOGRAPHY

D2 PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

lauren & ramon 294 BRIANNA CASTER PHOTOGRAPHY

yadi & edward 361

mallorie & ryan 296

annika & tim 364

stephanie & andy

vanessa & kenny

JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS SARGEANT CREATIVE

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CHRISTOPHER TODD

MIMI NGUYEN PHOTOGRAPHY CLOSER TO LOVE

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ashley & parker 302 CAMI JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

samira & mike 368

june & ryan 304 BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

aimee & andrew 371

victoria & drew 306 STUDIO EMP

miriam & mohamed CEAN ONE STUDIOS

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nicole & joe 308 LILY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY

madelaine & timothy DUKE PHOTOGRAPHY

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erum & umar 310

aradhana & sirish

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jennifer & gaetano

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kendall & blaine 382

anna & chris 316 HARVARD PHOTOGRAPHY

phan & tony 384

lori & michael 318 BRYSTAN STUDIOS

danielle & david 386

jennifer & mark 320 KLK PHOTOGRAPHY

cynthia & stephen

rachel & phil 323 DMITRY SHUMANEV

renee & matthew 392

roxanne & michael 326 THOMAS PELLICER

theresa & noah 394

kristen & adam 328 BRETT HICKMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

ariel & ernest 396

margaret & david 330 BRETT HICKMAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

heather & doug 400

rachel & jim 332 VICTOR SIZEMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

jessica & chris 402

ashley & ryan 336 JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

nasem & jason 404

michelle & ryan 338 JAIME DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY

megan & chane 407

katherine & joseph 340 MONOCLE PROJECT

shelly & kevin 410

farima & francisco 342

marci & brian 412

LIN & JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY

JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

JANA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

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GODDARD STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHY JIM KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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STEFANI WELSH PHOTOGRAPHY HERMAN AU PHOTOGRAPHY

CHLOE ATNIP PHOTOGRAPHY BARNET PHOTOGRAPHY

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FASHION & BEAUTY

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. ~ Sophia Loren

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Create A Smart Spending Plan CHRISTOPHER TODD

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The foundation to planning a great wedding is a smart spending plan. I call it a spending plan because it sounds much more positive than the term “budget.” Couples often agonize over how much they end up spending on their wedding day, but you can navigate through all of the financial pitfalls with ease if you follow these simple steps.

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Determine The Most You Can Spend Today’s weddings typically don’t follow the traditional financial divisions or funding etiquette that existed in years past. Families vary in ability and willingness to contribute making it the first challenge couples face when planning their wedding. The simplest way to determine the maximum amount of money you are able to spend on your wedding is to find out how much each contributor is able to give. While you are having this conversation it is also important to find out how each contributor expects to influence the decisions made with their money. Once this amount is known, you can start moving on to how you would like to spend it. Prioritize How You Want To Spend Your Funds I recommend couples rank everything they spend money on individually and then take the average rank from both people to establish how to allocate money. Then you just move the money around to support what is important to both of you.

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Research Current Pricing It can be frustrating to create a budget that makes sense on paper only to realize that you estimated lower than the actual pricing in the area. For instance, you allocate $2,000 for a photographer but find the starting price for the photography style you are looking for is twice that amount. Wedding professionals are used to sending out pricing information, so don’t be shy to ask for it if pricing isn’t on their website. Leave A Cushion Unexpected expenses (and sometimes even indulgences) can sabotage the best of spending plans. Be prepared by setting aside extra funds just in case something pops up during your planning. Be Realistic If the market price is higher than you expected it to be, trying to negotiate everything down into the price range you created on paper may be close to impossible. Cutting corners may seem like a good idea during planning, but backfire on the wedding day. Instead, you may need to re-evaluate the size of your guest list or look at an offseason wedding date. Once your spending plan is in place, be flexible and have fun planning the wedding of your dreams!

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VOWS Take the time write personal vows. They have so much more meaning than just using the ‘repeat after me’ vows on their own. Friends and family love hearing about what you mean to each other. Vows: Avoid reading your vows FASHION The big ball gown

on an iPhone. Write them on pretty paper or card stock in your hand writing as it really makes a difference on the look. KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

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COLOR PALETTES Cooler colors like light blues, teal and aqua are taking center stage. KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

is giving way to a fun evening gown with very interesting off-theshoulder necklines, bold colors, tulle overskirts, capes and even collars. This is a look that you may see a celebrity wear on the red carpet verses a typical wedding gown.

REHEARSAL DINNERS It is KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com TRADITIONS With more couples marrying becoming more popular to who have children from past relationships, invite more guests than just the Multicultural Weddings: Determine what it’s great to see them being incorporated bridal party and family. Brides is most important for each family and into the ceremony, whether it’s a special and grooms are oftentimes incorporate those elements into the day. It reaching out to all of their guests sand ceremony or handprint molds. Overall, is okay to make it more personal by adding to attend at least a portion of the this helps the children feel special and your own twist to traditions too. evening. included as two families become one! BLISS PRODUCTIONS blissproductionsco.com

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CULTURAL TRADITION It’s always great to incorporate cultural elements to honor each other’s culture and families. We recommend finding a way to modify it so that it is not overwhelming on the wedding day for the couple and parties involved. For example, instead of a full traditional tea ceremony, set up and execute a condensed version to honor your parents during the actual ceremony. This frees up time to relax a bit during the day while still maintaining tradition. ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS me-weddings.com

GROOM’S FASHION I love the midnight blue James Bond tuxedo for men. It’s also a great way to include your something blue!

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FLOWERS Flowers are a crucial part of wedding décor and it is so fun to get creative with florals. I love the idea of adding dimension to a room with flowers and getting creative as to where they are placed, for example, hanging some from the ceiling, or a fixture.

DÉCOR Lighting is a must every time. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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CATERING Clients are consistently focused on quality when it comes to their wedding dinner, as well as serving what’s in season. Naturally for a spring wedding, you’re looking for a bright palette with fresh flavors, while in fall your guests will love a butternut squash ravioli appetizer and more comfort food. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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NOT: Letting a friend work for you as your dj, florist, photographer, etc. Too many times couples have been let down or even lost friendships over this. Pay a professional to work for you and let your friends and family relax and have a good time! KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

Décor: Metallic linens are popular and add shine to the design! MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

FAVORS Don’t feel obligated to give your guests a favor.

Especially if you don’t have something meaningful or fun to give them. You should be excited about the favor you’re giving. NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Be sure your photographer captures moments that you want to remember – the first time a dad sees his daughter as a beautiful bride, that small moment the couple has alone right after the ceremony, the expressions of a couple’s faces during meaningful toasts. EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com

BRIDESMAIDS Layered pearls are a classic, chic look that will never go out of style. EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com

MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM Gold, tan or champagne are beautiful colors for the moms to wear! KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

FLOWERS The natural, overgrown look has made a comeback. Less symmetrical and more organic, lush designs are on trend.

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GROOM’S FASHION Custom suits are all the GUEST LIST Who would you invite to your new home for buzz, from printed linings to embroidered hidden dinner one month after your wedding? If you can’t see collars. Pants are still slim cut and tapered, and don’t yourself inviting that person over for an intimate dinner party, forget to finish it off with a classic bow tie or slim than they probably shouldn’t be invited to your wedding. neck tie.

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Catering: Wow your guests with synchronized service. Everyone at the table is served at the same time, elevating the level of service. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com

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TRADITIONS Incorporating traditions of the couple’s heritage is always a great idea. For example, a recent couple incorporated a Croatian wedding tradition. As guests enter the reception, they were greeted with a stem of rosemary wrapped in ribbon, which is pinned like a buttonhole to their left side as a sign of welcome. In Croatia, guests normally leave a monetary gift for their rosemary buttonholes for good luck to the couple. MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

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BRIDESMAID FASHION TREND Neutral tones such as pinks, peaches, ivory, cream or taupe. ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS me-weddings.com

LOVE IT Organic, urban, modern OVER IT Rustic, shabby-chic, vintage

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Bridesmaid: Give your bridesmaids matching clutches with their monograms embroidered for a personal touch. Instead of bouquets, have them walk down the aisle with their matching clutches! This will also save you money on flowers!

TRANSPORTATION If you have out-of-town-guests staying at a hotel, it’s appropriate to provide them with transportation to the wedding site. And what better way than an Orange County Cruiser Shuttle – the London red double-decker bus of Orange County!

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Hiring Vendors: I think the maximum number of vendors you usually meet with is three, but typically you don’t need to meet with more than one or two, especially if you are taking your cues from your seasoned professional wedding planner who is able to pair you perfectly with vendors in your style and budget. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

COLOR The latest color palette is cooler, softer and more nature inspired, breaking away from the reinvented colors from years past. These look wonderful with the variety of metals that are still popular. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com BUDGET Every couple has a different budget. You don’t need to keep up with what everyone else is doing. Create the wedding that meets your needs. Ask friends and family for help. Some of the most beautiful and meaningful wedding décor I’ve seen has been created by loved ones of the bride and groom.

BEAUTY TREND A more dramatic makeup application for brides!

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Photo Booths: Even though photo

HONEYMOON I recommend booths have been around for leaving two days after the actual forever, they’re still a super fun wedding. There is always so activity for your guests. Create a much prep that goes into the big cute vignette with rental furniture, day that you need an extra day decor and props to jazz up the after the wedding day as a buffer experience instead of waking into a before you leave for a long trip. simple booth.

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GROOM Investing in a well-tailored suit goes a LONG way. Not only will he look his best on his wedding day and in photos, he will have a fabulous suit he can wear again and again after the wedding.

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Décor: Dance floor decals continue to become more and more popular! ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS me-weddings.com

HIRING VENDORS Ask florists questions about what they are actually envisioning in regards to size, floral composition and what they are there to do on the day. Ask to see photos of similar work so you have a true comparison of what each florist envisions for the price they are quoting. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

BRIDESMAIDS There is nothing more attractive than confident women. Allowing your bridal party to choose outfits they are comfortable in guarantees a happy group and stunning photos. NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com

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Hot: Backdrops for ceremonies, head tables, WEDDING GUESTS It is extremely important sweet-heart tables, cake displays! Whether it’s to include on your invitation your desired an upholstered wall with crafted detail or attire of your guests. These days some green hedge walls covered in floral, it’s a people think a dressy pair of jeans is statement and people love it! acceptable and it just isn’t. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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HOT: Personalized Vows NOT: Matching Bridesmaids Gowns Traditions: I would love to see the smashing LOVE IT: The Wedding Cake OVER IT: Traditional Guest of cake in each other’s faces go away. Save Book the food fights for later on in the marriage. EVENTS BY EVELYNN eventsbyevelynn.com

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WEDDING GUESTS If you have a very specific vision in mind, don’t shy away from asking guests FASHION TREND to all wear a certain color. Provide a sample Egyptian-style hair pieces worn by though, as there are many shades of green! the lady wedding guests. NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com

GUEST LIST When considering your guest list count, ask yourself if you would want to take that person out to dinner and spend $100-$250 on them. TRINA SCHMIDT WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS tsweddings.com

CAKE One of my favorite things about a wedding is the cake. It has

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Décor: The word B “ ohemian” is big this year; don’t think just rustic wedding, think a mixture of styles from vintage, to earthy, to hippy, to elegant, and mixing them together with an artistic approach. KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

LOVE IT: Reflective glass and metals. OVER IT: Mason jars. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

PHOTOGRAPHY First looks are getting more popular so that the bride and groom can enjoy the cocktail hour. BLISS PRODUCTIONS blissproductionsco.com

COLOR TREND Metallics! Gold leafing and silver leafing

on cakes, flowers, invitations and décor are beautiful.

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FLOWERS Have elaborate wrist corsages instead of bouquets for your bridesmaids. It provides beautiful color and leaves your bridesmaids hands-free. NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com

MOTHERS OF THE BRIDE/GROOM Mothers in a timeless and elegant but bold dress, think black lace over nude fabric, is just totally gorgeous. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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Guest List: If you want to narrow down your guest count, a good option is to have a destination wedding, since some guests prefer not to travel.

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MULTICULTURAL WEDDINGS Honoring your cultural heritage is so special. I recommend educating guests who may not know about your traditions. You can do this in your program, on your menu cards, or via a display board next to a Sofreh table for example. NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com

Flowers: Centerpieces are no longer a singular arrangement placed on a table. They have become a collection of both arrangements and objects that create an interesting tablescape.

GIFTS One of the sweetest and most romantic gifts I have seen is a diary that the groom started for his new wife-tobe to write down their most intimate moments so that she never forgets.

KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT CHILDREN’S FASHION COORDINATION kevinsparties.com TREND Casual but color DÉCOR Linens have now taken center stage with table coordinated! MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

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HIRING VENDORS You have to have chemistry, you have to love the people that you are hiring as your vendors, and create a team that will work great together. KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

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design. Add in the latest textures, patterns and colors to make a bigger impact with your dining tables. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com

2015 COLOR PALETTE TREND Blue-greens with pops of oranges. MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

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GUEST LIST Do you have their telephone number and

TRADITIONS Roasts are toasts

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Entertainment: Turn up the excitement with a choreographed Grand Entrance for your wedding party! Choreography has also been very popular for father/ daughter and mother/son dances. Some have even gone as far as having a “flash mob” for their dances which can really get your guests on their feet.

given a time limit and an idea of what should be said. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com

CEREMONY Make it personal whenever possible. Especially now in the world of video, having your vows personalized is exciting for your guests to hear and special to have those memories for years to come. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

FASHION TREND Bridal gowns in blush pink, gold or taupe shades! ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS me-weddings.com

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PHOTO BOOTHS Guest continue

GIFTS Jewelry and watches are popular gifts this year. Also, fancy cameras.

to love pictures of themselves! Many photo booth companies even have capabilities to send directly to Facebook and Instagram, so be

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FLOWERS The more flowers, the better! Ivory and your hard working vendors. Tips should always be paid in cash and a blush is going to stick around; try incorporating lush garden-like floral with modern orchids and accents. lovely thank you note should accompany the tip. TIPPING Tipping is voluntary, however very much appreciated by

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Tradition: Incorporate table-totable toasts and greetings during your reception to allow you to chat (albeit briefly) with most of your guests.

DÉCOR Sequins, textures and bold graphic prints and patterns are hot for linens and stationery!

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Bachelor Party: For the more conservative groom, plan a guys day and get picked up in a limo, get fitted for custom suits, play pool, drink craft beer and cocktails , get a clean shave and have a classy gentlemen’s day. EVENTS BY ROBIN eventsbyrobin.com

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CHILDREN’S FASHION TREND Our Flowers: Incorporating an TRADITION The cutting of the little men in the wedding are now also item like small superhero wedding cake is classic and beautiful wearing designer suits while they are action figures or sports and I hope it never dies out. carrying the ring security sign. memorabilia into boutonnieres KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com is a great way to show your KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com grooms personality and to add whimsy to your wedding. PHOTOGRAPHY Instagram and Pinterest have been helpful aides in exposing captivating and emotional photographs to clients. However, they can be a deterrent when couples request the exact same photos for their NEON CARROT EVENTS neoncarrotevents.com wedding day. A few of those requests are acceptable, but allowing your photographer to use their own creative direction is always a better outcome. TRINA SCHMIDT WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS tsweddings.com

BACHELOR PARTY Rugged activities for the outdoorsy type have become popular: camping, fishing, hiking, hunting. ME WEDDINGS & EVENTS me-weddings.com

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Instead of favors, give a welcome bag or morning after kit to your guests. They will use and appreciate these more than a favor. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com

BUDGET Create your budget with a wedding planning professional before booking your venue. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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Fashion Trend: Vintage inspired headbands! KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

HIRING VENDORS Make sure you are consistent in your conversations with each floral design company. The floral composition should be similar and your quantities of centerpieces and personal flowers should match. CHIC PRODUCTIONS chicproductions.com

Groomsmen: You can never go wrong with a tux! KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

BRIDESMAIDS Their dresses don’t need to match the linens. Period. KELSEY EVENTS kelseyevents.com

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FAVORS The best favors are ones guests can enjoy right away. Treat guests to cutely wrapped grandma’s delectable chocolate chip cookies, and include the recipe for guests to make too!

FAVORS Favors are unnecessary unless they are a tradition or custom from the couple’s heritage. MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

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Fashion: Halo veils are back but not hippyish! Roaring 20s headpieces are beautiful! MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

GROOMSMEN The slim suit is definitely in, as well as a bowtie or a slim tie.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS Hire a wedding planner to help you carry out your

destination wedding plans. These away weddings have a lot of moving parts from transportation to accommodations and multiple events.

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BRIDESMAID FASHION TREND Gowns in the same color palette, created perfectly around each individual bridesmaid’s body type. KEVIN COVEY WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION kevinsparties.com

CATERING TREND A tasting experience with Flower Trend: Wrist cascades many small bites from for bridal bouquets and for their ahi tuna to a mini lobster bridesmaids. pot pie. MARIA LINDSAY WEDDINGS & EVENTS marialindsayweddings.com

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Rehearsal Dinners: Whether on the sand, poolside, at a hotel or in a parent’s backyard, a casual intimate setting is always a great choice. It allows more genuine quality time to spend with your wedding party, family members and out of town guests, saving all the formalities for the busy wedding day.

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wedding consultants 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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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.

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.

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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KEVIN COVEY WEDDING AND EVENT COORDINATION 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.

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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 lasting memory.

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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!

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.

With nearly 20 years of experience in wedding planning, social gatherings and corporate events, Trina can help you make informed decisions based on your dreams and expectations. Her creative touches, attention to detail and light-hearted attitude are just a few of the unique qualities that she’s known for most. From innovative concept to flawless execution, Trina and her professional staff has helped couples carry out their wishes exactly as they had imagined their wedding day to be, producing hundreds of incredible events throughout Southern California. She is a graduate of USC and her weddings have been featured in several wedding publications and online blogs. Trina is a true visionary with a passionate talent making each event truly yours.

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Lindsay Wiggins is a top-rated wedding planner and stylist in Orange County with over 10 years of experience planning and designing events. With a degree in communications and a second degree in interior design, she founded Bliss Productions in 2009. Her passion for creating meaningful, memorable and one-of-a-kind events while building lasting relationships has helped her excel in her field. Lindsay’s leadership and top-notch organizational skills create confidence and trust between her vendors and clients. She has proven time and time again that she can take on any challenge and create lifelong memories for her clients.

Since entering the event planning industry in 2009, Kelsey has had the opportunityto take the hands of her clients and whisk them away to their dream weddings. Witha background in fashion, Kelsey's eye for keeping a fresh perspective is key for eachor her clients. Whether it is a warm romantic summer evening reception or a stylishupbeat ballroom affair, Kelsey thrives on each couple's individual style, alwaysgetting to know them by taking into account their personal taste. Kelsey's helpfulorganization and attention to detail will allow you to relax and enjoy the planning ofyour special day.

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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.

montage kapalua bay | lahaina, hawaii

four seasons | westlake village

At this romantic beachfront setting, the spirit of Hawaii adds even more joy to your wedding day with lush lawns, captivating indoor or outdoor spaces, and the legendary Cliff House perched over the sea. { 500 guests max }

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

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the lodge at torrey pines | la jolla

balboa bay resort | newport beach

laguna cliffs marriott resort & spa | dana point

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

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

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

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callaway vineyard & winery | temecula

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

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

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the beachcomber cafe | crystal cove

disney’s fairy tale weddings | anaheim

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

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 }

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casino san clemente | san clemente

aliso viejo conference center | aliso viejo

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 }

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

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terranea resort | rancho palos verdes

pala mesa resort | fallbrook

luxury estate weddings | southern california

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 }

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

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

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talega golf club | san clemente

hotel laguna | laguna beach

Spanish archways, lush landscaping, courtyard, waterfalls and unique underground tunnels make a picturesque setting for a ceremony and reception. { 200 guests max }

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

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the loft on pine | long beach Built in 1903, this chic urban venue boasts 10,000 square feet of wood floors, iconic columns, old brick walls, and vaulted "barn-like" ceilings with skylights, and an impeccably restored Great Hall. { 400 guests max }

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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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arroyo trabuco golf club | mission viejo

Set amidst rolling hillsides and canyons, Arroyo Trabuco’s indoor ballroom features a scenic surrounding patio and an outdoor private wedding garden for your special day. { 250 guests max }

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the inn at rancho santa fe | rancho santa fe

island hotel | newport beach

This private country estate is its own enchanted village offering ambiances from expansive green lawns and garden nooks to ballrooms and banquet settings under the starry sky. { 350 guests max }

Fashion Island’s premiere venue is home to multiple event spaces like the Grand Ballroom for large celebrations and the Cabana Room for intimate gatherings. { 600 guests max }

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franciscan gardens | san juan capistrano

rancho las lomas | silverado

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

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

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828 | events | san diego San Diego’s newest venue is 6,000 square feet of transformative event space, boasting high-vaulted ceilings, original brick walls, and over 90 windows with incredible natural light. { 400 guests max }

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hornblower cruises | san diego, marina del rey, long beach, newport beach

pala casino spa resort | pala

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. { 100 guests max }

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

center club | costa mesa

five crowns | corona del mar

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

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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doubletree by hilton | los angeles downtown

orfila vineyards | escondido

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

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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la venta | palos verdes estates

coto de caza golf & racquet club | coto de caza

the crosby at rancho santa fe | san diego

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

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

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

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the richard nixon library | yorba linda

the colony house | anaheim

the ebell of los angeles | los angeles

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 }

Rustic event venue operated by 24 Carrots featuring versatile indoor and outdoor spaces influenced by Anaheim’s craftsman style architecture. { 750 guests max }

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

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the waterfront beach resort, a hilton hotel | huntington beach

hyatt regency mission bay | san diego

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

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 }

summit house | fullerton

padua hills theatre | claremont

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

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

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ponte family estate winery | temecula

the langham huntington | pasadena

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

The Langham Huntington captures the grace and elegance of classic Southern California. With 23 acres of meticulously cultivated gardens and historic ballrooms, this iconic landmark hotel is the perfect wedding venue where your fairytale begins. { 650 guests max }

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

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carmel mountain ranch country club | san diego

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

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

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aliso viejo country club | aliso viejo

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 }

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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loews coronado bay resort | coronado

hyatt regency huntington beach | huntington beach

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views overlooking downtown San Diego at this newly renovated waterfront resort. { 500 guests max }

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

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A storybook event. As you look forward to your history and future coming together on your wedding day, enjoy the marvelous transformation into our new era. The spirit of 1923 welcomes modern luxury in newly enhanced guestrooms. Also new, The Spa at The Inn infuses indigenous ingredients purposefully and personally – ideal for bringing out your natural beauty. Prepare to experience the romance of the country, captured in highly civilized detail to celebrate you.

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newhall mansion | santa clarita

morgan run | rancho santa fe

Experience!

Unique wedding venue and boutique resort reinvented with stateof-the-art renovations in the picturesque and peaceful community of Rancho Santa Fe. {300 guests max}

Where antique meets chic. Experience vintage glamour in this Victorian mansion with serene ceremony sites and an enchanting courtyard. Overnight accommodations are available for an unforgettable weekend wedding destination. {300 guests max}

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The breathtaking Blue Cavern exhibit anchors the Great to create a he Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach provides bothHall a beautiful majestic aura for gatherings large or small. The intimate Café Scuba, with and unique atmosphere for ceremonies and receptions, from intimate its sunset views, overlooks the Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and Lorikeet gatherings to groups of 500. Forest. { 550 guests max }

Surrounded by the scenic upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and encompassing eight indoor and outdoor waterfront event spaces, Newport Dunes offers highly customizable settings for your big day. {600 guests max}

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Dine under our Blue Whale, enjoy harbor views from our new roof Top

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Terrace, and explore breathtaking exhibits. Let the Aquarium provide the most memorable location for your special day.

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electra cruises | newport beach

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

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

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The Colony House is a contemporary event venue featuring rustic accents in versatile indoor and outdoor spaces, influenced by Anaheim’s craftsman style architecture. colonyhouseanaheim.com | 714.576.8989 401 N Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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Coastal Chic

Exclusive Ocean View Estate

Private Beach House‌Steps from the Sand

La Venta Inn

Verandas Beach House

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Franciscan Gardens is a gorgeous and unique venue for your special day. Dance under the stars in our beautiful rose garden and let the old world charm of downtown San Juan Capistrano transform your wedding into the unforgettable experience you’ve always dreamed of. call us at

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Expect the unexpected. theloftonpine.com | 562.888.2303

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Promise your life to each other in a secret garden. Dance in the romance of a sparkling greenhouse. Feast on the finest Prime Rib and sumptuous farm-to-table fare. Settle in the warm glow of an English country inn fireplace. Savor each moment as you create lasting memories. We will take care of everything else.

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

The perfect location for any event.

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tojourney. a beautiful Pala Mesa’s grounds offer exquisite waterfalls and lavish gardens in a beautiful, private, outdoor setting. Our reception area can accommodate up to 300 guests. The perfect venue to celebrate the start of your journey together.

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Serving up to 375 guest in our Grand Ballroom, Gardens and our ocean view Patio of the Stars info@thecasinosanclemente.com • 949-369-6600

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Let forever thrill you It’s a moment that will never come again, and Pala Casino Spa & Resort can make it unforgettable. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of a four-diamond hotel paired with the excitement of a world-class casino. And our professional wedding specialist and attentive staff will make your special day truly thrilling.

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949.494.6200 | seven4one.com | 741 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 |

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The Experience You’ve Always Wanted AMAZING VIEW • NEW BALLROOM • ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES

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ON THE WATER

Bride and groom cruise FREE. Restrictions apply. Call for details.

855 -255 -9962 | hornblower.com

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One Location, Infinite Possibilites!

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QUINTESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA COASTAL SETTING Ceremonies 路 Receptions 路 Rehearsal Dinners 路 Engagement Parties 路 Bridal Showers 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | 949.729.3800 | NewportDunes.com Newport_Dunes_1.indd 2

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The Southern California In Your Mind is Right Here

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CATERING & CAKES Come quickly! I’m tasting the stars! ~ Dom Pierre Perignon

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24 Carrots: Made with Love 24carrots.com

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24 Carrots’ philosophy on food is that it must always be fresh, well prepared, stylish, and made with love. Then again it’s a family business that began 11 years ago by Swiss-born chef Norm Bennett who decided after working in both restaurant and catering that he could top what had become the standard in off-site catering. He did not believe in hot boxing food and letting it sit for hours before serving it to guests. Instead Norm thought preparing fresh food with local ingredients directly onsite was the way to go. In 2004 he took a gamble and opened 24 Carrots Catering & Events. It started small, just him and his wife Sherri, and a modest operation that quickly gained notoriety through referrals and people giving them a shot to prove how different a small company could be. Norm’s brother-in-law, Jon Brown, joined the crusade, coming from a position in senior management at Xerox, and with his business and managerial expertise, they took 24 Carrots to the next level. Today 24 Carrots is one of the largest, most sought after catering companies in Southern California. They continue to stay true to their roots and provide fresh, cooked-onsite food, with unprecedented service that best represent their clients. Because family is at the heart and soul of what they do, they take great pride in getting to know their couples and invest in their journey. While 24 Carrots has their food story, they want to help you tell yours. FOODIE FACT ABOUT 24 CARROTS: The entire office staff sits down for “family lunch” every Friday.

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Small Plates The traditional sit down is being transformed into multiple course small plates. This allows for a variety of favorites to be served in smaller portions. It is also a great way to serve “dinner” with a cocktail party feel. All small plates are designed to be eaten with just one utensil. Ice Cream This isn’t your typical vanilla and chocolate ice cream. Unique ice cream flavors are becoming a must-have, like Lucky Charms or the requested, Speculoos (beet and goat cheese). Liquid Nitrogren Ice Cream stations are also hot as guests select their toppings and flavor base while we mix it with liquid nitrogen to make instant ice cream in just 90 seconds. It is a fun, interactive way to make a unique dessert.

Haute Plates:

Compressed Salad of Baby Arugula A beautiful compressed salad that looks like a delicate birds nest consists of baby arugula, manchego cheese, sliced gala apples, sundried cranberries, caramelized pecans, and an aged balsamic vinaigrette. Coconut Shrimp Lollipops Otherwise know as “the very best coconut shrimp pops” these large shrimp are battered in a secret coconut recipe, deep-fried to be golden brown, and drizzled with a house-made orange plum sauce. Grilled Filet Mignon An extremely classic dish that remains one of the most popular; a seasoned and grilled filet mignon topped with a house-made café de Paris butter and an aged balsamic reduction, most often accompanied by haricot vert and potato gratin dauphinoise.

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A Legacy in Cuisine: Jay’s Catering jayscatering.com | elliestable.com

Jay’s Catering was born out of a family’s passion for excellent cuisine and a conviction that catering should be available to everyone. In 1961, Eleanor and Jay Mastroianni founded the company and began preparing food out of a converted carwash in Midway City. It quickly became a one-stop shop for catering trucks to purchase dairy products, fruit, ice and freshly made “palm” sandwiches to take on their daily routes. It wasn’t long before Jay segued into his own catering truck business and delivered meals to various industries throughout Southern California. As business boomed, they moved to a more spacious facility, which would give way to their momentous transition into social catering and events. At Jay’s, food is the centerpiece that holds the limbs of the operation together. When it comes to quality cuisine, there’s no room for sacrifice. While any caterer can make their dishes visually pleasing, Jay’s always ensures that taste is priority, which is why all of their food is made fresh and from scratch, using sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and consider delivering simple, clean foods with bold flavors to be their mission. While their tradition provides an excellent foundation and knowledge base, Jay’s is innovative, adapting with the times by staying on trend. Unlike many caterers, Jay’s has an incredible, in-house baker, run by a third generation French Executive Pastry Chef, who blends his passion for reinventing timeless eats, from fresh bread, pastries and decadent cakes made entirely from scratch. To top it off, their in-house award-winning Executive Cake Artist can design any style or themed cake imaginable. Aside from their flaky and buttery croissants, what sets Jay’s apart is their fullservice model that not only provides extraordinary cuisine but offers rentals, event coordination, venue concierge, and mixology, making sure each event is completely customized and tailored to their couple’s needs. It’s apparent that family and tradition are a crucial aspect of operating Jay’s. Mastroianni’s wish was to pass the business on from generation to generation, and now they are proud to be in their third. To honor both Jay & his wife Eleanor, the company expanded their café, Ellie’s Table, in San Clemente, that boasts a delectable menu of pastries, including the famous cinnamon rolls and original palm sandwiches. It was with Ellie’s culinary talents that helped make Jay’s such a huge success. It goes without saying that “Happiness is Homemade” and that’s just what you get with Jay’s Catering.

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LEAH MARIE

Specializing in elegant cakes for life’s happiest moments.

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The “Build-Your-Own-Pasta-Bar” by 24 Carrots is an interactive foodie experience to indulge guests in an Italian feast. Watch as master chefs roll out gourmet noodle flavors by hand and create your very own meal with a delectable array of toppings and sauces to satisfy any carb-o-licious craving.

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After Dinner Affogatos

Treat your guests to a delectable after-dinner drink with 24 Carrot’s “Affogatos & Zeppole” pairing station. This coffee-based dessert starts with a scoop of gelato or ice cream and is drowned in a shot of espresso. Spike it with amaretto or liqueur for an over 21 libation. And don’t forget the Zeppole; the Italian pastry makes this the ultimate coffee and donut indulgence.

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white haute

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president's daughter

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mabel

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wedding waves

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autumn ambiance

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elegant affair

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winter's tale

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WEDDINGS OF DISTINCTION

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megan & kenneth

SUMPTUOUS

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VENDOR LOVE studio emp

studioemp.com [photography]

rancho las lomas

rancholaslomas.com [venue]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

lake forest limos

lakeforestlimos.com [transportation] [wedding consultant] high society events [floral design] inviting occasion [reception entertainment | lighting] elevated pulse productions [cake] a wish and a whisk bakery [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridesmaid dresses] the dresser bridal [rentals] revelry event design, signature party rentals [linens] la tavola linen [invitations | stationery] details design studio

LOVE STORY As they were announced husband and wife and began walking down the aisle, it finally hit Megan and Kenneth - this was it! They no longer had to deal with a long distance relationship or counting down the months until they saw each other again. This was the moment Megan's high school sweetheart became her husband.

LOVE NOTE Having an abundance of blush and cream flowers and crystals dangling from the centerpieces fused modern and vintage for the perfect day.

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ashley & ian

HONORABLE

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VENDOR LOVE kelsey events

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april smith photography

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flowers by cina

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laguna cliffs marriott resort & spa lagunacliffs.com [venue | catering | wedding night hotel]

mon amie bridal monamie.com [bridal salon]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

casablanca bridal

casablancabridal.com [gown design] [rentals] photo booths for parties, chiavari chair rentals [lighting] elevated pulse [invitations | stationery] allison-kate stationery [hair | makeup] vanity belle [cake | favors] it's all about the cake [entertainment] elevated pulse [videography] perryfield films [hairpiece] maria elena [bridal shoes | bridesmaid shoes] sperry topsider [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] j. crew [mothers' dresses] adrianna papell [engagement ring | wedding ring] newport jewelers [registries] macy's, pottery barn & william's sonoma [honeymoon] carmel

LOVE STORY Ian and Ashley met during a Navy vs. Army football

game

and

even

though

Ashley

was dressed to unimpress in her ugliest of Christmas sweaters, she somehow managed to catch the attention of a man, who little did she know would soon be her husband.

LOVE NOTE Their wedding day was nautical yet stylish glamour with gold and white king and queen chairs along with oars, coral pieces, sea glass bottles and, of course, golden anchor cake decor.

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DEBONAIR golnaz & saham

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

barnetphotography.com [photography]

island hotel newport beach islandhotel.com [venue]

[floral design] white lilac [wedding consultant] persia inc events [lighting] oc audio visual solutions [catering] jozef besharati, firouzeh esfandiari [reception entertainment] the black cats [linens] la tavola [invitations] invitation design studios [ceremony entertainment] caprice strings [videography] new classic films [gown design] matthew christopher [bridal salon] blush bridal [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair | makeup] brian bond [formalwear] armani [honeymoon] bahamas [honeymoon resorts] atlantis resort

LOVE STORY During both Golnaz and Saham’s lives they had been in many of the same places but had never met. After their first date, they watched a decade-old wedding video and spotted each other on the dance floor right next to each other. Ultimately it was fate that brought them together.

LOVE NOTE Their first look, before they said their vows, was a magical, heartfelt moment just for them to enjoy before the champagne started flowing and the dance party started.

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LOVINGLY jacqueline & preston

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VENDOR LOVE frank salas photography franksalas.com [photography]

[venue | linens | rentals | transportation] condor's nest ranch [wedding consultant] love weddings with leanne [floral design] desdemonia design [invitations | stationery] michaels [catering] dalena's catering 2 you [cake] jodee's bakery [ceremony entertainment] trent hancock [reception entertainment] dj jake, universal dj services [videography] video by melissa [gown design] melissa sweet [bridesmaid jewelry] charming charlie [hair | makeup] joanne dashielle [formalwear] macy's, h&m [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] seamstress [mothers' dresses] south coast plaza, macy's [registries] crate & barrel, bed, bath, and beyond [honeymoon] st. lucia [honeymoon resorts] st luica la toc

LOVE STORY Preston called Jacqueline one day, out of the blue, and asked if she wanted to go to the Bahamas. Of course she said yes and, as they walked through a gorgeous garden the first day of their trip, she also said yes to becoming his wife.

LOVE NOTE The little flower girls looked more like pink princesses carrying their darling baskets of blooms.

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DELIGHTFUL

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VENDOR LOVE jessica lewis photography jessicalewisphoto.com [photography]

talega golf club

talegagolfclub.com [venue | catering]

laguna cliffs resort & spa lagunacliffs.com [wedding night hotel]

lake forest limos

lakeforestlimos.com [transportation] [floral design] florals by jenny [wedding consultant] lvl events [linens] designer spcialty linens [rentals] fusion linens, oc gazebos, atlas rentals [invitations | stationery] wedding paper divas [cake] it's all about the cake [dessert bar] nuts.com [entertainment] the electric violinist, tim espinosa [videography] mission visuals [gown design] enzoani [bridal salon] blush bridal couture [hairpiece | veil] haute bride [bridal jewelry | mothers' dresses] nordstrom [bridesmaid jewelry] ann taylor, nordstrom [bridal shoes] joan and david [hair] megan smith, salon avella [makeup] beach bridal beauty [formalwear] hugo boss, men's wearhouse

LOVE STORY Knowing how important Jennifer's sister is to her, Jordan invited her to walk with them during their last night of vacation in beautiful Maui. He took them to the beach, then turned to Jennifer, said all the right things, and asked her to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE The bridesmaids donned soft mint dresses, which lent perfectly with the blush-toned palette of this romantic affair.

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lauren & ramon

NATURALLY

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VENDOR LOVE franciscan gardens

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24 carrots

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mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon | veil]

[photography] brianna caster photography [floral design] green leaf designs [cake] dolys delectables [entertainment] eric anderson [gown design] victor harper [hair | makeup] luna bella beauty [formalwear] the suit club [engagement ring | wedding rings] prince jewlers [honeymoon destination] aruba

LOVE STORY These two met in a kitchen where Lauren immediately fell for Ramon's eggs benedict and creme brulee french toast. To help them stay fit after eating all of Ramon's yummy treats, they got to know each other better while training for Lauren's first half Ironman.

LOVE NOTE Teal macarons were just one of the sweet, heartfelt details that filled their surreal garden wedding day.

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mallorie & ryan

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LOVE STORY Mallorie and Ryan met while attending Southern Methodist University, and because they were both Political Science majors they immediately hit it off. When he was ready, Ryan surprised Mallorie by asking her to marry him in front of a beautiful stained glass chapel of the Grand Wailea while on trip to Maui.

LOVE NOTE A vintage, classic 1940's wedding celebration complete with golden accents and sweet, pink dresses was everything they had dreamed their wedding would be.

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stephanie & andy

CHIVALROUS

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verandas beach house

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LOVE STORY Andy and Stephanie met in Manhattan Beach at a Halloween party where Andy was DJing. The first thing Andy said to her was, "Do you like John Stamos?" Stephanie was confused but knew something was special about Andy so she stuck with him.

LOVE NOTE The teal hues shined from the dresses and boutonnieres, reflecting the colors of the ocean and offering a stark contrast to the vibrant orange and glitter of her shoes.

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VENDOR LOVE cami jane photography

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friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

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LOVE STORY Parker guided Ashley to the sight of his proposal under the guise of showing her a famous golf hole at their resort in Hawaii, but when she arrived she knew that this was the moment she had been waiting for her whole life. They spent the evening drinking her favorite champagne and calling friends with the wonderful news.

LOVE NOTE Their intimate, black tie event was flawlessly detailed with soft candlelight, a tiered wedding

cake

and

created

emotional

moments neither will forget.

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june &ryan

REMARKABLE

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

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balboa bay resort

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friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

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[wedding consultant] five star weddings [floral design] bliss fine florals [officiant] eric c. heard [hair] darling bride [makeup] lynn simpson [videography] buckley videography [reception entertainment | lighting] andy nation [ceremony entertainment] angelica strings [cake] simply sweet cakery [rentals] fusion [linens] elite linen services [rentals] chiavari chair rentals [invitations | stationery] where's the party [cake] simply sweet cakery [dance lessons] bella ballroom [gown design] monique lhuillier

LOVE STORY After meeting on Match.com, Ryan knew he had finally met the woman he was meant to be with. So on New Year's Eve at the L'Auberge Hotel,

he

organized

a

surprise

fairytale

proposal complete with glass slippers and in front of a few hundred people.

LOVE NOTE Ryan was overcome with emotion as he watched his bride walk through the crystal detailed archway and down the petal strewn aisle arm-in-arm with her father.

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victoria & drew

JOYFULNESS

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VENDOR LOVE studio emp

studioemp.com [photography]

the waterfront beach resort, a hilton hotel

waterfrontresort.com [venue | rentals | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel]

chic productions

chicproductions.com [wedding consultant]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[floral design | rentals] jay calhoun events [linens] designer specialty linens [ceremony floral design] paradise delight [cake] tomgirl bakery [rentals] green effect [invitations | stationery] zazzle, etsy, minted [favors] beach weddings by bree, wallys [entertainment] ryrora music

LOVE STORY Victoria used to travel constantly for work and enjoyed having people around when she was back in town. Drew was one of the people who was always hanging out by the pool or playing beer pong in the backyard. When Drew started to flirt with her, she brushed it off. But, by Thanksgiving it was clear that Drew had warmed himself a little place in Victoria's heart and she agreed to go out on a date with him.

LOVE NOTE They used flowers the color of the beach at sunset and formalwear drawing from the hues of the ocean to make their sophisticated, beach wedding one to remember.

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nicole & joe

IMPECCABLE

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VENDOR LOVE roger's gardens

rogersgardens.com [floral design] [photography] lily stein photography [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] newport beach marriott hotel & spa [wedding consultant] rachel events [gown design] marchesa [officiant] darryl alley [ceremony entertainment] naples ensembles [reception entertainment] haute chili band [videography] ek video [rentals] photobooth pro [linens] la tavola [lighting] encore event technologies [invitations | stationery] the bees knees custom design [cake] scrumptious wedding & specialty cakes [favors] see's candies [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal shoes] nine west [engagement ring] robbins brothers [honeymoon] new orleans [honeymoon resort] omni royal orleans

LOVE STORY When Nicole and Joe's employers held a joint meeting in Newport Beach, neither expected to meet the love of their life. But, after a few lunch and dinner meetings, with some business travel thrown in, they fell hard for each other and decided to share their lives.

LOVE NOTE Her heart sang as she walked toward her groom and his daughter, standing under a canopy of ivory flowers and cascading greens, because this was the moment they became a family.

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erum & umar

MAGNIFICENT

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VENDOR LOVE kevin covey wedding and event coordination kevinsparties.com [wedding coordination]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design] [photography] lin & jirsa photography [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] st. regis monarch beach [linens] la tavola linens [rentals] signature party rentals [lighting] 3d sounds [invitations] inviteink [cake] a wish and a wisk [reception entertainment] wonder world entertainment [videography] avec lumiere [transportation] crystal limousines [favors] rizwana bajwa [ceremony entertainment] wonderland la [dance lessons] all the right moves [videography] avec lumiere [gown design] zainab chottani, ritu kumar, sabyasachi [bridal salon] mumbai boutiques [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] all dolled up, book janesse [formalwear] canali, stefano ricci, louis vuitton [bridesmaid dresses] shaila boutique [mothers' dresses] sabyasachi [engagment ring | wedding rings] america's gold, inc. [honeymoon] italy, greece

LOVE STORY Knowing that Erum adores Bollywood, Umar planned a larger-than-life, all day scavenger hunt proposal that included all of their friends and family. Following clues around their college campus, Erum finally found Umar waiting for her at the Santa Monica Pier where he asked her to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE Their three-day wedding celebration was filled with lush, bright floral arrangements, soft candlelight and left him wanting to marry her over and over again.

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jennifer & gaetano

CHEERFULNESS

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VENDOR LOVE gini garner events

ginigarnerevents.com [wedding consultant]

jim kennedy photographers jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[venue | catering | wedding night hotel] surf and sand resort [reception entertainment | lighting] tim espinoza [floral design] fantasy floral designs [honeymoon] hawaii [gown design | bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] demetrios [linens | rentals] fusion linens [officiant] rich anderson [cake] heidelburg pastry [dessert bar] lo grande bakery [bridesmaid dresses] jenny woo [hair | makeup] flawless faces [invitations | stationery] kelly paper [favors] orangebox photobooth [ceremony entertainment] john evans [officiant] rich anderson [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] nadri, nordstrom [bridal shoes] ivanka trump [bridesmaid shoes] steve madden [mothers' dresses] mon cheri[flower girl dresses] david's bridal [wedding rings] monaco jewelry [registries] williams sonoma, macy's, pottery barn

LOVE STORY Jennifer and Gaetano met on a cruise ship while Jennifer was attending a bachelorette party and Gaetano was there for his brother's bachelor party. They met within the first few hours of boarding the ship and didn't leave each other’s side for three days. It was literally love at first sight!

LOVE NOTE Starfish and coral details, simple, ivory flowers and the natural beauty of the ocean fashioned

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beach-themed

wedding day.

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VENDOR LOVE trina schmidt weddings & special events tsweddings.com [wedding consultant]

newport dunes

newportdunes.com [venue | catering]

casablanca bridal

casablancabridal.com [gown design]

balboa bay resort

balboabayresort.com [wedding night hotel] [photography] harvard photography [floral design] flowers etc. [linens] designer specialty [rentals] signature party rentals [lighting] illuminated events [invitations | stationery] green kangaroo [cake | candy bar] great dane baking company [favors] trader joes [entertainment] invisible touch [videography] the cinematic age [transportation] america limo & newport pontoon [bridal salon | hairpiece] jaclyn bridal [veil] shawnie sherie [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] badgley mischka

LOVE STORY Just two weeks before their wedding day, Anna was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and became paralyzed down the entire right side of her body. But even with this unexpected turn of events, she was determined to walk down the aisle on her wedding date and with Chris by her side, all her dreams came true.

LOVE NOTE Their celebration shimmered and sparkled with bold colored lighting, deep orchid accents and a packed dance floor!

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ROMANCE lori & michael

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VENDOR LOVE brystan studios

brystanstudios.com [photography | videography | invitations | stationery | hair | makeup]

neon carrot events

neoncarrotevents.com [wedding coordinator] [venue] greenbrook event center [catering | entertainment] the supper club [floral design] elegant hive [gown design] katherine story [linens] persiano events [favors] white witch parlour [hairpiece | veil] etsy [formalwear] ana cartwright [bridesmaid dresses] bcbg [registries] macy's [honeymoon] napa valley

LOVE STORY Michael has had a crush on Lori ever since they met while in elementary school and although it took them nearly thirty years to reconnect, Michael felt exactly the same way as he did the first time he saw her.

LOVE NOTE Walking down the aisle as he sang her a sweet song was the highlight of their rock and roll caravan wedding celebration.

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jennifer & mark

PRETTINESS

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VENDOR LOVE square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design]

classic party rentals

classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

casablanca bridal

casablancabridal.com [gown design] [venue | catering ] hyatt regency newport beach [photography] klk photography [wedding consultant] a good affair wedding & event production [entertainment | lighting] elevated pulse productions [invitations | stationery] darla marie designs [cake] simply sweet cakery [videography] isabel cinematheque [hair | makeup] katie b, design visage [rentals | draping] the finishing touch wedding design [officiant] the clergy network [gown design] marisa [bridal salon] panache bridal, paradise creations bridal salon [veil] bel aire [belt] maggie sottero [bridesmaid jewelry] tiffany & co. [bridal shoes] jimmy choo, kate spade [bridesmaid shoes] enzo angiolini [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] donna morgan, nordstrom

LOVE STORY During her final year of school, Jenn snuck away to meet Mark in New York for a weekend. Right when she arrived, Mark convinced Jenn to join him at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to take photos with her new camera. When they arrived, Jenn immediately started snapping photos and was taken totally by surprise when Mark grabbed her, said all the right things, then asked her to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE Hues of blush, pink and silver created a glamorous backdrop for the moment he gazed into her eyes and said I do.

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VENDOR LOVE luxury estate weddings and events luxuryestateweddings.com [venue | wedding consultant | linens]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] dmitry shumanev [floral design] butterfly floral design [rentals] a1 rentals [lighting] decor event services [invitations] calligraphy by alexander [catering] colette's catering [cake] hansen's cake [favors] seda france candles [entertainment] jordan music entertainment [gown design | hairpiece | veil] vera wang [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [formalwear] men's wearhouse [makeup] michelle hirsch [hair] blow me at home [bridesmaid dresses] weddington way [mothers' dresses] j kara designs [flower girl dresses] gilt.com [wedding rings] ross simons [registries] neiman marcus, crate and barrel [honeymoon] park city [travel agency] macabee travel

LOVE STORY When Phil's birthday came around, Rachel planned to take him out for a sushi date. Phil wanted to walk their dog along the beach before they left, and as they were walking Phil told Rachel that what he really wanted for his birthday was for her to say yes to being his wife.

LOVE NOTE Exchanging wedding vows on a helipad in the middle of a vineyard overlooking mountains and valleys was exactly the way they pictured their big day.

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roxanne & michael

MERRIMENT

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VENDOR LOVE bliss productions

blissproductionsco.com [wedding consultant]

rancho las lomas

rancholaslomas.com [venue]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering]

the bloom of time

thebloomoftime.com [floral design]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[photography] thomas pellicer [linens] dsl [rentals] signature party rentals [cake] sweet and saucy [reception entertainment] vive entertainment [videography] white rose productions [hair | makeup | hairpiece | veil] hair comes the bride [cake | dessert bar] sweet and saucy shop

LOVE STORY During the Thanksgiving weekend, Roxanne, Michael, and their family visited Napa Valley and went wine tasting overlooking a beautiful vineyard. When the last bottle of wine came out the waiter brought it over to Roxanne and placed it in her hands. She looked down at the label, read it a few times, and realized that it read, “Roxanne, will you marry me?”

LOVE NOTE Their Spanish-centered wedding day was filled with pops of color and fun - from the handmade pompons that decorated the arch to the cobalt blue floral design.

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VENDOR LOVE center club

center-club.com [venue | catering]

brett hickman photographers bretthickman.com [photography]

[wedding consultant] amore favolosa event planning [floral design] designs by tricia [linens] elegant designs [rentals] signature party rentals [lighting | entertainment] invisible touch events [invitations | stationery] invitation design studio [cake] cinderella cakes [favors] lester lithograth [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon | veil | bridesmaid dresses] mariposa bridal boutique [bridesmaid jewelry] forever 21, banana republic, kohls [bridal shoes] betsey johnson [hair | makeup] victor paul salon [formalwear] men's wearhouse, michael kors [engagement ring | wedding rings] michael alan jewelers [registries] target, honeyfund [wedding night hotel] wyndham avenue of the arts hotel [honeymoon] miami, caribbean [honeymoon resorts] ithaca of south beach

LOVE STORY Little did Adam know that when he interviewed Kristen for a position with his company, he was actually meeting his future wife for the very first time. Their professional relationship became a close friendship and after six years of dating, Adam chose Christmas to ask Kristen to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE Simple, pink flowers dripping with crystal details made their wedding day feel like home from start to finish.

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VENDOR LOVE seven4one

seven4one.com [reception venue | catering]

events by robin

eventsbyrobin.com [wedding consultant]

brett hickman photographers bretthickman.com [photography]

the bloom of time

thebloomoftime.com [floral design]

lake forest limos

lakeforestlimos.com [transportation] [ceremony venue] crystal cove state park [linens | rentals | lighting] signature party rentals [invitations | stationery] wedding paper divas [cake] it's all about the cake [favors] irish society for protection of cruelty to animals [entertainment] tim espinosa [gown design] designs by olive [bridal salon | veil | hairpiece | bridesmaid dresses] abelle bridal [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] pearl perfect

LOVE STORY When she began her career, Margaret never thought it would lead her to success and to her future husband. But, as the clock neared midnight on New Year's Eve with local church bells ringing in the background, Margaret said yes as David asked her to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE They loved looking down from the balcony onto the courtyard celebration, covered in graceful blush, silver and cameo details.

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BLOOMING rachel & jim

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VENDOR LOVE nisie's enchanted florist nisiesenchanted.com [floral design]

[venue] pelican hill [photography] victor sizemore photography [wedding consultant] mindy weiss [invitations] lehr and black [entertainment] haute chile [gown design] galia lahav [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal shoes] rene caovilla [hair | makeup] 1011 makeup [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [registries] navy seal foundation [honeymoon] bora bora [honeymoon resorts] four seasons bora bora

LOVE STORY Jim will always associate the mountainous beauty of Big Bear, California with the first time that he saw Rachel. Friends knew that they were perfect for each other and it did not take long for Rachel and Jim to see that they were right!

LOVE NOTE As they walked down the aisle together under the bright, blue sky, she knew that their personal vows to each other were the memories that truly matter.

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CONNECTION

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VENDOR LOVE jim kennedy photographers jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

arroyo trabuco golf club arroyotrabuco.com [venue | linens | catering]

baker party rentals

bakerpartyrentals.com [rentals] [floral design | wedding consultant] whitney rose events [ceremony entertainment] julio montero [reception entertainment] elevated pulse [makeup] tiffany briggs [lighting] starway productions [invitations | stationery] adelaide ink [cake] it's all about the cake [videography] all because he asked [transportation] vip limos [gown design] pronovias [bridal salon] the white dress [bridal shoes] nina [hair] penny anderson [makeup] tiffany briggs [formalwear] banana republic [bridesmaid dresses] watters

LOVE STORY Ashley and Ryan met in New York City on a blind date through their families. Ashley's dad's best friend is Ryan's uncle. After much convincing, they agreed to meet and ended up spending the entire night out in the city together, forming an instant connection. They dated for six months long distance until Ryan quit his job and moved back to Southern California to be with Ashley.

LOVE NOTE They succeeded in creating an intimate and enchanting setting that allowed their guests to feel like they were sitting in a beautiful, romantic garden as they were surrounded by flowers and greenery.

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VENDOR LOVE jaime davis photography jaimedavisphoto.com [photography]

[venue] agua dolce [floral design] acton county flowers [gown design] maggie sottero [officiant] ken craft [entertainment] bouquet sound [hair | makeup] nadine morgan [wedding coordinator] love n planning [linens | rentals | lighting] cmc rentals [invitations | stationery] busy b invitations [catering] rattlers bar b que catering [cake] denise kane [favors] the knot matchboxes [transportation] limo lady scv [bridal salon] cruz's bridal [hairpiece | veil] etsy [bridal jewelry] downtown la [bridesmaid jewelry] forever 21 [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formalwear] indochino, j davids's custom clothiers [bridesmaid dresses] after six [mothers' dresses] dillards [engagement ring | wedding rings] d w henderson jewelers [registries] pottery barn, macy’s and bed bath and beyond [wedding night hotel] the hyatt in valencia [honeymoon] st. lucia [honeymoon resorts] sandals la toc st lucia [travel agency] totem travel

LOVE STORY Ryan wanted the perfect proposal so he brought in a little help from his family and friends who told Michelle that she was going to be part of a photo shoot for Martha Stewart

Magazine. The day of the "shoot" Michelle got her hair and makeup done and couldn't stop talking about how exciting this was. Little did she know that this was really a cover up for what Ryan really had planned!

LOVE NOTE Shabby Chic with a hint of glamour and fun was threaded throughout their wedding with elegant floral arrangements, lavender neck ties and golf socks for the groomsmen.

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GOODNESS

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VENDOR LOVE monocle project

monocleproject.com [photography] [venue] elk’s lodge [floral design] debbie faulkner [invitations | makeup] caroline sleeper [catering] chris, the bbq expert [cake] lynn hart, lou ann hart [ceremony entertainment] nau professors [reception entertainment] abby and will sturgeon [bridal shoes] steve madden [hair] jodi ortiz, dishwater blonde [formalwear] h&m, cole haan [wedding rings] goldwolf jewelers [honeymoon] chicago, wisconsin

LOVE STORY For their first dating anniversary, Joseph took Katherine to Catalina Island, presented her with a diamond necklace and asked her on an evening date. They drove up a little mountain on a Vespa then walked to their lookout point where Katherine read from a book that Joseph wrote. The final words in the book were, "Will you ..." and when she looked up she saw Joseph down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE Little more than the simply sweet potted flowers and Mount Humphreys in the background was necessary to create the moment they dreamed of for their entire lives.

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farima & francisco

TENDERNESS

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VENDOR LOVE events by evelynn

eventsbyevelynn.com [wedding consultant]

peachwood floral designs

peachwoodfloraldesigns.com [floral design]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon | veil]

[venue] st. regis monarch beach [photography] jana williams photography [rentals] chiavari chair rentals [linens] wildflower linens [lighting] xl entertainment [cake] cakes by rumy [ceremony entertainment] farzam fattahi [reception entertainment] dj al [videography] scenemotion films [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [formalwear] mark pomerantz [bridesmaid dresses] jovani [hair] salon bellagio newport coast [makeup] shanon denise[sofreh design] fakhereh maleki [invitations] invitation design studio

LOVE STORY Instead of traditional wedding favors, Farima and Francisco made favor cards letting their guests know that they donated money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With Farima a surgeon and Francisco a pharmacist, they naturally felt the finest gift they could give is one that helps those in need.

LOVE NOTE They

envisioned

a

timeless

wedding

celebration and created exactly that with tall, crescent shaped arrangements of ivory, cream, blush and peach roses.

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rula & steven

ENCHANTING

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VENDOR LOVE crown weddings

crownweddings.com [wedding consultant]

adorations botanical artistry adorations.com [floral design]

the lodge at torrey pines

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

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdale.com/registry [registry | mother’s dresses]

[photography] braja mandala & gene higa [linens] la tavola linen [lighting] spencer bezy mobile music plus [rentals] concepts event design [invitations] dempsey and caroll [stationery] wendy ware designer [cake] michele coulon [reception entertainment] ndemand band [videography] quixotic pictures [transportation] highline charter [gown design] badgley mischka [bridal salon] kleinfeld new york [hair | makeup] paula mayer [bridesmaids dresses] amsale [registries] williams-sonoma, macy's

LOVE STORY A mutual friend of Steven and Rula's knew they would hit it off and got everyone together for a drive out to East Hampton one summer. Rula was sharing a rental home with friends and Steven had a sailboat, so they made a deal that Steven could use the amenities of the home and in exchange he would teach Rula how to sail.

LOVE NOTE As the wind gently rustled the leaves and blooms of their budding altar, they realized that this was their perfect moment.

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WINSOME ashley & david

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VENDOR LOVE events by robin

eventsbyrobin.com [wedding consultant]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[venue | catering] newport beach marriott [photography] nicolette moku [floral design] wholesale flower place [linens] la tavola [cake | favors] simply sweet cakery [entertainment] aj entertainment [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [bridal jewelry] givenchy [bridal shoes] betsey johnson [hair | makeup] cat payne, aimee mauzey [mothers' dresses] ralph lauren [wedding rings] abbey's fine jewelry designs, kay jewelers [registries] sur la table, target [honeymoon] costa rica

LOVE STORY In 2009, David transplanted from Michigan to California and initially moved in with one of Ashley's best friends. The first time David laid eyes on his future wife was when he walked into his house one evening and found her making dinner in his kitchen - it was love at first sight!

LOVE NOTE She knew their whimsical, fairy tale wedding was a dream come true as she floated down the aisle in her flowing white gown toward the person she loves most.

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HARMONIOUS

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VENDOR LOVE maria lindsay weddings and events marialindsayweddings.com [wedding consultant]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design | linens | rentals]

[venue | catering] st. regis monarch beach [photography] goddard studios [ceremony entertainment] spags music [lighting | reception entertainment] fly by night entertainment

LOVE STORY Kenny and Rick's love story spans over three continents and over eight years. They met while Kenny was vacationing and Rick was studying in Australia and after a week together they kept in touch. A trip to Venice, Italy sealed the deal for them both when they saw that the spark was still there and they decided to do whatever they needed to in order to stay together.

LOVE NOTE They were kings for the day as family and friends gathered to have fun, dance and celebrate.

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taylor & zack

ENDEARING

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VENDOR LOVE the loft on pine

theloftonpine.com [venue]

french buckets

frenchbuckets.com [floral design]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

jay’s catering

jayscatering.com [catering | cake] [photography] onelove photography [wedding consultant] green apple event co. [invitations] smitten on paper [entertainment] austin hendrix [gown design] allure bridals [bridesmaid jewelry] francescas [bridal shoes] menbur [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] david's bridal [engagement ring] jared

LOVE STORY When asking Taylor to be his bride, Zach arranged for Taylor's sister and friend to "kidnap" her for a fun girl's day out. They took Taylor to places significant to her and Zach's relationship. After the final location, the girls blindfolded her and took her to Disneyland where Zach was waiting for her at the castle and popped the big question!

LOVE NOTE Soft candles made the vaulted ceilings of their wedding venue glow as they shared their first dance together as husband and wife.

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amanda & joseph

WHOLESOME

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VENDOR LOVE lucero photography

lucerophotography.com [photography]

summit house restaurant

summithouseweddings.com [venue | wedding consultant | linens | catering] [floral design] jenny b floral design [cake] creative cakes [entertainment] voxdj's [lighting] pacific event lighting [gown design] david tutera [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] house of brides [bridesmaid jewelry] etsy [bridal shoes | bridesmaid dresses] david's bridal [hair | makeup] lisa teran salon [formalwear] men's wearhouse, calvin klein [engagement ring | wedding rings] robbin's brothers, kay jewelers [registries] target, bed, bath and beyond [wedding night hotel] embassy suites

LOVE STORY Joseph began taking his dogs more and more often to the pet hospital where Amanda worked just to have a chance to speak with her. Luckily, she felt the same and she began visiting him where he was being stationed overseas. It was on one of those trips where Joseph did not want to wait any longer and asked Amanda to be with him forever.

LOVE NOTE To incorporate their Texan and Californian backgrounds, the men wore formal suits with cowboy hats and bolo ties while the women were adorned in flowing, floor-length dresses.

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WHIMSICAL

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VENDOR LOVE hyatt regency huntington beach huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com [venue | dessert bar | catering | wedding night hotel]

chic productions

chicproductions.com [wedding consultant]

flowers by cina

flowersbycina.com [floral design] [photography] drop it modern, schaap studios [linens] designer specialty linens [lighting] psav [rentals] lounge appeal, btb event productions [ceremony entertainment] martin mora group [reception entertainment] let the music play, bino's entertainment [videography] plug video productions [transportation] white rose limousine [hair] jaime vanderpool, marina torres [gown design] vera wang [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewelry] erin cole [bridal shoes] brian atwood [formalwear] tux n tails [bridesmaid dresses] handmade by regina toste [flower girl dresses] etsy

LOVE STORY Savannah and Cody first met in grade school and had an eye on each other ever since. Finally once Savannah finished school, the moment was right and Cody asked her on their first date. Savannah immediately fell in love with Cody's sweet personality and loving heart.

LOVE NOTE Complete with bright and decadent décor, Savannah

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SWEETEST yadi & edward

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VENDOR LOVE christopher todd

christophertoddstudios.com [photography]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[ceremony venue] trump national golf club [reception venue | lighting | catering] skirball cultural center [wedding consultant | floral design | linens | rentals | invitations | stationery | favors] carpe diem events [cake] kings hawaiian bakery [videography] scenemotion films [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil | bridal jewelry] apsara diamant, bella wedding [bridal shoes] gucci, jimmy choo [hair] jamie chan images salon [makeup] apsara diamant [formalwear] hugo boss [wedding night hotel] luxe sunset boulevard hotel [honeymoon destination] fiji, australia [travel agency] bluewater dive travel, katie yonkers

LOVE STORY Yadi was excited for a girls night out, but when she was guided to a private room at Mastro's Steakhouse she saw Edward waiting for her and heard him begin to sing. He finished his serenade with the most important question of his life - Will you marry me?

LOVE NOTE Their Cambodian marriage ceremony was the highlight of his day because he had never before experienced something so elaborate, ornate and steeped in such historical and cultural significance.

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INTIMATELY

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VENDOR LOVE hotel laguna

hotellaguna.com [venue | catering] [photography] mimi nguyen [floral design] florals by jenny [invitations] alexander small [favors] dr. chocolate [entertainment] extreme dj [gown design] galina [hairpiece | veil | bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] david's bridal [bridal shoes] nina [hair | makeup] flawless faces [formalwear] men's wearhouse [mothers' dresses] macy's [wedding rings] nathan alan jewelers [registries] crate & barrel, amazon, bed, bath and beyond [honeymoon] nicaragua

LOVE STORY Two years after they met and fell in love, Tim took Annika back to the place where he first saw her. As they walked through the courtyard of their apartment complex, Annika saw the walkway lined with candles and watched as Tim went down to one knee holding a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring.

LOVE NOTE They met, live and became engaged in Laguna Beach, so it was only natural that it was also where their California coastal chic wedding would be as well!

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vanessa & kenny

LOVELINESS

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

splendid sentiments

mysplendidsentiments.com [floral design | favors] [venue] bella collina town & golf [photography] closer to love [linens] atb rentals [rentals | lighting] tmmpro [invitations | stationery] sugar press [cake] sweet and saucy [ceremony entertainment] angelica strings [reception entertainment] kramer entertainment [videography] studio 205 films [transportation] cal limo [hair | makeup] prive beauty group [wedding night hotel] doubltree doheny beach [catering] bella collina towne & golf club [gown design] enzoani [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] blush bridal couture [bridal jewelry] nadri, nina [bridesmaid jewelry] bip & bop [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [formalwear] michael kors [bridesmaid dresses] donna morgan [mothers' dresses] nordstrom [engagement ring | wedding rings] simon g. [registries] bed bath and beyond [honeymoon] bora bora [honeymoon resorts] sofitel moorea, hilton bora bora

LOVE STORY For most of their lives Vanessa and Kenny lived only two blocks from one another but went to different schools for high school and college. Although they met briefly in junior high school, it was not until Kenny's college graduation that they reconnected and have been together ever since!

LOVE NOTE The good-luck rain on their wedding day only enriched the emerald greens of the flowers and natural beauty surrounding them.

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ALLURING samira & mike

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VENDOR LOVE maria lindsay weddings and events marialindsayweddings.com [wedding consultant]

square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design | linens | rentals] [venue | catering | favors | wedding night hotel] st. regis monarch beach [photography] goddard studios [lighting | reception entertainment] lucas earley [invitations | stationery] invites etc. [ceremony entertainment] essence entertainment [transportation] vip, wantlimo [hair | makeup] vanity bell [cake] piece of cake [gown design | haipiece | veil] christian pelayo [bridal salon] crown diva [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridal shoes] betsey johnson [formalwear] men's wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses | mothers' dresses | flower girl dresses] david's bridal [engagement ring] robbin's brothers [wedding rings] georgiano fine jewelry [registries] bed, bath and beyond [honeymoon] crystal cruises [travel agency] travel store, diana fiamengo

LOVE STORY Soon after Samira and Mike struck up a conversation in Starbucks, they knew their lives would never be the same. Since that first date, Samira and Mike have formed a closeknit family and love to enjoy the finer things in life - great food, delicious drinks and, of course, their family and friends.

LOVE NOTE A classic black tie affair filled with blood red roses and cascading chandeliers left them with endless, wonderful memories.

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aimee & andrew

BREATHTAKING

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VENDOR LOVE jim kennedy photographers jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

kelsey events

kelseyevents.com [wedding consultant]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[reception venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel] st. regis monarch beach [ceremony venue] mission basilica san juan capistrano [floral design] bloombox designs [linens] la tavola linen [lighting] shine lighting [invitations] allison-kate stationery [favors] john kelly chocolates [reception entertainment] visions entertainment [dance lessons] abc dancing [videography] plug video [transportation] ulc limos [gown design] jim hjelm [bridal salon] panache bridal [bridesmaid jewelry] tiffany & co. [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] amy clarke [formalwear] tom ford, salvatore ferragamo

LOVE STORY Mutual

friends

introduced

these

two

orthopedic surgeons, but once they met they knew they were made for each other. As the sun set at the Hotel Del Coronado, Andy gave Aimee an empty bag as a Valentine's Day gift and as she looked up, confused, she saw him holding a small, blue ring box.

LOVE NOTE The stunning contrast of exposed brick and cement against floating candles and white flowers dripping from the ceiling made this an affair to remember.

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miriam & mohamed

OPULENCE 374

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VENDOR LOVE square root

squarerootdesigns.com [floral design]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

[photography | videography] cean one studios [venue] st. regis monarch beach resort [wedding consultant] hmc event solutions [cake] a wish and a whisk [ceremony entertainment] samos dabke dance group [reception entertainment] dj nara [gown design] stephen yearick [hairpiece] maria elena [hair] traci garrett [makeup] makeup by liz [formalwear] hugo boss [wedding rings] jared, cartier

LOVE STORY When Miriam parked her car after a bad date, she silently wished that she would meet the man of her dreams. She stepped out of her car and heard Arabic music, which drew her attention toward Mohamed's car. A quick conversation led to a friendship and eventually they both confessed their true feelings for each other.

LOVE NOTE Their finest moment of their wedding day was cutting into the exquisitely designed cake that was covered in flowers and crystals.

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BEWITCHING

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VENDOR LOVE flower fusion

flowerfusion.net [floral design]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

[photography] duke photography [venue] renĂŠe and henry segerstrom concert hall [event design and coordination] viv weddings & events [videography] mission visual [ceremony entertainment] siren strings [reception entertainment] andy gil [linens] fusion linens, la tavola linen [cake] superfine bakery [invitations | stationery] honeycrisp design studio [rentals] photoness photography, plug video productions, navas click stop [lighting] premier events group [catering] patina restaurant group [favors] ubuildabook [gown design] stephen yearick [hairpiece] erica koesler [bridal jewelry] pandora [bridesmaid shoes] steve madden [hair] tilde by matilde [makeup] desiree foote

LOVE STORY The night before Thanksgiving, Madelaine and Timothy were hanging in Vegas with friends for the night when Timothy's crew spotted Madelaine and her girls, eventually building up the courage to invite them over. They spent time talking about everything and after their long conversation, Madelaine left with her friends but returned in time to pass along her phone number to the special guy.

LOVE NOTE Their theme was a celebration of love and

romanticism

using

faint

colored

tones accented with silver and holding onto traditional elements while infusing contemporary flare.

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MAJESTIC aradhana & sirish

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

barnetphotography.com [photography]

the richard nixon library nixonlibraryevents.com [venue]

[floral design | wedding consultant | linens | rentals | lighting] ethnic essence [gown design] ritu kumar [hair | makeup] oscar makeup [invitations | stationery] inviteink [catering] diamond palace [cake] sweet and saucy [entertainment] sound nation [gown design] ritu kumar [formalwear] manyaver [engagement ring | wedding rings] high glow jeweler [registries] macy's [honeymoon] hawaii [honeymoon resorts] hilton

LOVE STORY Because family means everything to them, Sirish knew that a marriage proposal would not be perfect unless they were surrounded by those they loved. So, he waited for a large family celebration, bent down to one knee and asked Aradhana to be his bride.

LOVE NOTE The lavish variety of vibrant florals and unique centerpieces made this wedding one magnificent celebration.

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kendall & blaine

TENDERHEARTED

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VENDOR LOVE stefani welsh photography stefaniwelsh.com [photography]

events by evelynn

eventsbyevelynn.com [wedding consultant]

casablanca bridal

casablancabridal.com [bridal gown | salon | hairpiece | veil] [ceremony venue] mariner's church [reception venue | linens | catering | wedding night hotel] pelican hill resort [floral design] jenny b. floral [rentals] chiavari chairs 4 rent [entertainment | lighting | rentals] carcano dj [cake] cinderella cakes [videography] ashley media productions [transportation] best chauffeured worldwide [hair] kristine ruiz, the collective hair [makeup] jamie foley [invitations] crane & company, village inscriber [favors] drive me cookie [dance lessons] atomic ballroom [bridal jewelry] charming charlie's [bridesmaid jewelry] anna coey [bridal shoes] pinterest [formalwear] men's wearhouse, calvin klein [bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom, donna morgan [mothers' dresses] tadashi shoji, adrianna papell [flower girl dresses] us angels

LOVE STORY When the grand church doors opened and Kendall began walking down the aisle with her father, she looked up and saw Blaine gazing lovingly at her. This was the first look of their wedding day and a special, emotional moment for both of them.

LOVE NOTE Their beautiful wedding day was natural and light and embraced the freshness of flowers throughout the ceremony and reception.

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phan & tony

INSEPARABLE

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VENDOR LOVE herman au photography hermanau.com [photography]

[venue | wedding consultant | catering] old ranch country club [floral design] ven nguyen flowers [lighting | entertainment] invisible touch events [invitations | stationery] song hy printing [cake] sweet traders [videography] cotton love studios [gown design] pronovias [bridal salon] danieli’s house of bridal [bridal jewelry] nadri, nordstrom [bridesmaid jewelry] kate spade [bridal shoes] milk and honey shoes [makeup] jackie su makeup [hair] artistry [formalwear] zenga suite, bloomingdales, bar iii, macy’s [engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori

LOVE STORY Tony and Phan met when he was visiting Reno with his friends and immediately began asking her out on dates. To prepare Phan for his proposal, he sent her roses for three days that represented each month they had been together since he said, “I love you.”

LOVE NOTE This perfectly organic wedding day was naturally highlighted by the bright blue sky filled with soft white clouds.

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danielle & david

CAPTIVATING

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hiva & sam

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VENDOR LOVE chloe atnip photography photosbychloe.com [photography]

rancho las lomas

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

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering | linens]

casablanca bridal

casablancabridal.com [gown design | bridal salon] [wedding consultant] lvl events [floral design | hairpiece] jen k floral design [invitations] wedding paper divas [cake] heidelburg bakery [entertainment] elevated pulse [dance lessons] avante garde ballroom [bridal jewelry] nefertiti [hair | makeup] salon bellagio [formalwear] bariii [mothers' dresses] badgley mischka

LOVE STORY Knowing that with their busy lives he would have a difficult time surprising Danielle with his proposal, David chose to catch her off guard instead. After they finished working up a sweat at a boot camp class, David pretended to be sick and as Danielle came over to see him, he bent down to one knee and asked Danielle to spend the rest of her life with him.

LOVE NOTE She tied in some fun and flash with floral printed pumps that contrasted beautifully against her white, lace gown.

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GILDED cynthia & stephen

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VENDOR LOVE barnet photography

barnetphotography.com [photography]

trina schmidt weddings & special events tsweddings.com [wedding consultant]

franciscan gardens

franciscangardens.com [venue]

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[floral design] shawna yamamoto event design [linens] designer specialty linens [rentals] signature party rentals [lighting | entertainment] invisible touch events [invitations] gabrielle stave [cake] beverly's best bakery [favors] japan bargain [dance lessons] bella ballroom [videography] perryfield films [gown design] jim hjelm [bridal salon] love and lace bridal [hairpiece] nina [veil | bridal jewelry] renee murphy, the white dress

LOVE STORY Stephen knew Cynthia was meant for him when he watched her dancing at their senior prom, but it wasn't until they reconnected in college that Cynthia realized it as well. As they line danced in their cowboy boots surrounded by friends, Cynthia looked over at Stephen and he could not stop smiling back at her.

LOVE NOTE Walking down the aisle as husband and wife, she turned and saw that he had the biggest smile she had ever seen!

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renee & matthew

SENTIMENTAL

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VENDOR LOVE michael purdy photography mcpurdy.com [photography]

french buckets

frenchbuckets.com [floral design]

laguna cliffs marriott resort & spa lagunacliffs.com [venue | wedding night hotel]

[wedding consultant] lvl events [linens] la tavola [invitations] paper and home [cake] it's all about the cake [videography] lexoria wedding films [gown design] marisa [bridal salon] panache bridal [hairpiece | bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] haute bride [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] design visage [formalwear] zenga [bridesmaid dresses] vera wang [engagement ring | wedding rings] tacori [honeymoon] palm island

LOVE STORY While hiking in the mountains, Matthew pulled Renee from the main trail and showed her a untouched, snow-covered field. They walked through and Renee hadn't realized that they separated until their dog came running up to her with a velvet pouch and she looked and saw Matthew down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE A peaceful moment for just the two of them came as they slow danced away from the crowd with the sounds of music and laughter heard in the background.

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theresa & noah

BLISSFULNESS

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VENDOR LOVE wenfloral design studio wenfloral.com [floral design | favors]

mon amie bridal salon monamie.com [bridal salon]

[venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel] the athenaeum at the california institute of technology [photography] jennifer roper photography [wedding consultant] demaray events [invitations] painted tongue press [cake] phoenix bakery [entertainment] sterling productions [gown design] justin alexander [hairpiece] twigs & honey [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridal shoes] kate spade [hair] drybar [formalwear] brooks brothers [wedding rings] e.b. horn company [registries] william sonoma [honeymoon] crystal cove state park

LOVE STORY Theresa and Noah met through mutual friends who knew they would be perfect for each other. Their friends hosted a dinner party at their apartment near the California Institute of Technology, and as soon as they met, Theresa and Noah knew their friends were right.

LOVE NOTE This traditional ceremony had an unexpected twist of fun when a flock of parrots flew over their heads during their wedding vows!

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ariel & ernest

BEAUTIFUL

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VENDOR LOVE davello photography davello.com [photography]

rancho las lomas

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

24 carrots

24carrots.com [catering]

found vintage rentals foundrentals.com [rentals]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

lovella bridal

lovellabridal.com [bridal salon]

bloomingdales

bloomingdales.com [wedding rings | mothers' dresses] [floral design | linens] inviting occasion [wedding consultant] lvl events [cake] a wish and a whisk [entertainment] elevated pulse [hair | makeup] carla farra [invitations | stationery] wedding paper divas [favors] maple hills farms, high quality sunglasses [videography] verlon allen [transportation] best schauffered worldwide, special parking services inc. [gown design] jorge manuel [hairpiece | veil] maria elena [bridal shoes] betsy johnson [formalwear] hugo boss [bridesmaid dresses | flower girl dresses] after six

LOVE STORY During the 2007 school year at Michigan State University, Ariel and Ernest both lived in the same dorm and had mutual friends that introduced them to each other. Ariel was a freshman at the time and Ernest was a junior, but it didn't take long for them to realize that they were meant for each other.

LOVE NOTE Everything was lush and vibrant with life while still maintaining a simplistic feel with non-traditional fall colors, like the deep hues of blue and purple.

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heather & doug

AMERICAN 400

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VENDOR LOVE jim kennedy photographers jimkennedyphotographers.com [photography]

gini garner events

ginigarnerevents.com [wedding consultant | favors]

talega golf club

talegagolfclub.com [venue | linens | rentals | catering | cake]

lake forest limos

lakeforestlimos.com [transportation] [floral design] fantasy floral designs [invitations] costco [entertainment] tim espinosa entertainment [dance lessons] arthur murray [videography] d.p. weddings [transportation] black tie, inc. [gown design] badgley mischka [bridal salon] the bustle [bridesmaid jewelry] target [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] design visage [formalwear] black lapel, tom's, levi's, the tie bar [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew [mothers' dresses] nordstrom [registries] macy's, crate n barrel

LOVE STORY While beginning their residencies at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, Heather and Doug did not realize they would also be starting the best part of their lives. But, not long after meeting, Doug took Heather to Paris and asked her to marry him while standing under the Eiffel Tower at sunset.

LOVE NOTE After they made their vows, it was time for an all-American wedding celebration complete with Coca-Cola products and red, white and blue details.

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jessica & chris

DREAMINESS

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VENDOR LOVE disney's fairy tale weddings & honeymoons

disneyweddings.com/california [venue | wedding consultant | linens | lighting | catering | cake | favors | transportation | wedding night hotel]

flowers by cina

flowersbycina.com [floral design] [photography] d.park photography [ceremony entertainment] tim espinosa [reception entertainment] dj jason jass [gown design] allure bridal [bridal salon | veil] trudy's brides of campbell [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid jewelry] mariell, origami owl [bridal shoes] stuart weitzman [bridesmaid shoes] aldo [hair | makeup] lettie mix [formalwear] spoon tailor, macy's [bridesmaid dresses] vera wang [mothers' dresses] macy's [engagement ring] shari funk, cardinal's jewelers [wedding rings] jared

LOVE STORY Chris proposal to Jessica during a Halloween party at Disneyland. Dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming for the party, Chris and Jessica were standing near the castle taking photos when Chris got down on one knee and asked Jessica to be his wife.

LOVE NOTE Their Cinderella couture wedding was a dream come true with an evening, candlelit ceremony and a ride in Cinderella's Crystal Coach after they said I do.

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ROMANTIC nasem & jason

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VENDOR LOVE neon carrot events

neoncarrotevents.com [wedding coordinator]

minted

minted.com [invitations]

laguna cliffs marriott resort & spa lagunacliffs.com [wedding night hotel]

[photography] amanda mckinnon photography [venue] casa romantica [floral designer] the tangled vine [linens] la tavola [rentals] signature party rentals [catering] iva lee’s [cake] twinfully sweet [entertainment] essential mobile music [videography] love is cinema [gown designer] maggie sottero [bridal salon] panache [bridal jewelry] nordstom [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [hair|makeup] flawless faces [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] amsale [bridal salon] bella bridesmaid [flower girl dresses] trendy bambini [engagement | wedding rings] sam’s jewelry [gift registry] honeyfund

LOVE STORY Nasem and Jason met the old-fashioned way – at a bar in Costa Mesa out with good friends. It wouldn’t take long for these two to hike Broken Hill in Torrey Pines when Jason surprised Nasem by spinning her around and getting down on one knee. He even had a hidden photographer to capture the “YES” moment!

LOVE NOTE “Love is Sweet” may have been part of their dessert table, but for Naseem stepping out into the sunshine to walk down the aisle and seeing Jason staring at her was the sweetest moment of the day.

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megan & chane

ENCHANTING

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VENDOR LOVE brett hickman photographers bretthickman.com [photography]

raphael's party rentals raphaels.com [rentals]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[venue |wedding consultant | catering | linens] twin oaks garden estate [floral design] floral occasions [lighting] tim altbaum productions [invitations] paper plane paperie [stationery] mon voir [cake] cute cakes [candy bar | rentals] sweet and saucy shop [favors] totally promotional [entertainment] tre media group [transportation] cali charter bus [gown design] vera wang [bridal salon | veil] erin cole [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [makeup] make up by berit [mothers' dresses] la petite robe, chiara boni [flower girl dresses] macy's [engagement ring | wedding rings] olympic jewelers [registries] pottery barn, crate & barrel, macy's [wedding night hotel] the four seasons [honeymoon destination] emerald bay great exuma, bahamas

LOVE STORY When they bumped into each other at a sorority formal, Chane offered Megan his last piece of gum and in exchange, Megan gave him her dessert and her heart. The rest was fate.

LOVE NOTE Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the redwoods, he will never forget the first moment he saw his beautiful bride walking down the aisle toward him.

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shelly & kevin

GENUINELY

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VENDOR LOVE michael purdy photography mcpurdy.com [photography]

[venue | rentals | lighting | catering] the santa luz club [wedding consultant] hannah smith events [floral design] whimsey florals [linens] ambiance designs, linen savvy [invitations | stationery] shelly costanza [cake] sumi's oven [entertainment] nick weiss music [transportation] highline charter [gown design] maggie sottero [bridal salon] mariposa bridal [hairpiece | veil] ebay [bridal jewelry] nordstrom [bridal shoes] amazon [hair] nancy vestal hair design [makeup] gale alexander [formalwear] class act tuxedo [mothers' dresses] macy's, alfred angelo [engagement ring] k norris jewelers [wedding rings] amazon [wedding night hotel] rancho bernardo inn [honeymoon] maui [honeymoon resorts] westin ka'anapali ocean view villas [travel agency] aaa

LOVE STORY Kevin proposed to Shelly at their home on Kevin's birthday. As she walked into their backyard, Kevin had his fire crew line up and told Shelly that they were going to show her a training exercise. They dropped down and as each came up from their push-ups they yelled "Shelly ... Will ... You ... Marry ... Me?" Shelly turned around and saw Kevin down on one knee.

LOVE NOTE She will never forget the look on his face when she went to meet him for the first look of their wedding day.

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GLORIOUS marci & brian

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VENDOR LOVE nisie's enchanted florist nisiesenchanted.com [floral design | rentals]

the registry at bloomingdale’s bloomingdales.com/registry [registry]

[photography] marianne lozano photography [venue | catering | cake | wedding night hotel] pelican hill [wedding coordinator] champagne taste [linens] wildflower linen inc [lighting] amber event productions [invitations | stationery] love paper paint [ceremony entertainment] enchanted evening productions [reception entertainment] vive entertainment inc., usc marching band [dance lessons] sway ballroom dance [videographer] elysium productions [transportation] strack premier transportation [gown design] pnina tornai [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] kleinfeld [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [bridesmaid’s jewelry] tiffany & co. [hair] the w salon [makeup] reign of beauty [formalwear] art lewin & co, men’s wearhouse [bridesmaid dresses] demetrios [mothers’ dresses] reem arca [flower girl dresses] lighting in a box

LOVE STORY Marci and Brian had been dating for five years when they vacationed in San Jose Del Cabo for Marci's spring break. Brian waited until just the right moment while on their corner balcony overlooking the bay with the sun setting in the background to ask Marci the most important question of his life.

LOVE NOTE They went for a classic, timeless wedding feel. Something that they could look back on in forty years and still think it looked classic and elegant - and they did it!

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BAR & BEVERAGE

138

BEAUTY

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BEAUTY

39

Cocktail Concierge Cocktail Concierge 714.334.1436 cocktailcrg.com

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

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Gini Garner Events 949.472.2233 ginigarnerevents.com

CATERING

CONSULTANTS

73

CONSULTANTS

Kelsey Events 714.916.5520 kelseyevents.com

CAKES

139

Rooney Girl Bake Shop maria@rooneygirlbakeshop.com rooneygirlbakeshop.com

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CONSULTANTS

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Bliss Productions 949.375.1815 blissproductionsco.com

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Events by Evelynn 626.215.0185 eventsbyevelynn.com

Chic Productions 714.596.4455 chicproductions.com

CONSULTANTS

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Jay’s Catering 714.636.6045 jayscatering.com

24 Carrots 800.717.1545 24carrots.com

CONSULTANTS

BRIDAL REGISTRY

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

For His Eyes Only 800.264.4558 forhiseyesonly.com

CATERING

Ziba Beauty 877.777.ZIBA zibabeauty.com

Richard Dalton Hair Styling 310.993.9924 richarddaltonstyling.com

CONSULTANTS

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Events by Robin 949.793.3956 eventsbyrobin.com

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CONSULTANTS

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Kevin Covey Wedding & Event Coordination 714.257.9535 kevinsparties.com

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CONSULTANTS

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CONSULTANTS

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WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Neon Carrot Events 949.285.2043 neoncarrotevents.com

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Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events 714.488.4603 tsweddings.com

FASHION

61

WE D D IN G S & E VE N T S

Maria Lindsay Weddings & Events 949.499.1030 marialindsayweddings.com

CONSULTANTS

CONSULTANTS

DÉCOR | RENTALS

ME Weddings & Events 949.464.8063 me-weddings.com

208

FASHION

212

Found Vintage Rentals 714.888.5811 foundrentals.com

Baker Party Rentals 714.545.4667 bakerpartyrentals.com

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DÉCOR | RENTALS

43

FASHION

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Lovella Bridal 818.246.4637 lovellabridal.com

Casablanca Bridal 949.715.8228 casablancabridalflagship.com

FASHION

45

FLORAL DESIGN

Mon Amie Bridal Salon 714.546.5700 monamie.com

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FLORAL DESIGN

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Nicole Miller 760.632.7000 nicolemillersd.com

FLORAL DESIGN

Flower Fusion 714.966.9300 flowerfusion.net

The Bloom of Time 949.391.3606 thebloomoftime.com

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FLORAL DESIGN

229

FLORAL DESIGN

232

Irises Designs Flowers by Cina 800.445.4531 flowersbycina.com

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French Buckets 949.759.0404 frenchbuckets.com

Irises Designs 888.310.3273 irisesdesigns.com

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FLORAL DESIGN

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FLORAL DESIGN

Keith J. Laverty 949.378.1500 | 760.616.1615 | 805.455.2920 keithjlaverty.com

Ninfa’s Flowers 323.262.9238 ninfasflowers.com

FLORAL DESIGN

FLORAL DESIGN

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Three Petals 877.850.1103 threepetals.com

INVITATIONS

Bhindi 562.402.8755 | 818.243.8755 bhindi.com

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INVITATIONS

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LIMOS

Classic Limos 800.550.3125 classiclimos.com

FLORAL DESIGN

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FLORAL DESIGN

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White Sakuras 714.848.8818 whitesakuras.com

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Minted 888.828.6468 minted.com

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Square Root 949.380.3320 squarerootdesigns.com

Wenfloral Design Studio 626.446.4500 wenfloral.com

Ampersand Ink Designs 951.897.0913 ampersandinkdesigns.com

JEWELRY

FLORAL DESIGN

FLORAL DESIGN

Nisie’s Enchanted Florist 562.596.7733 nisiesenchanted.com

Roger’s Gardens 949.640.5800 rogersgardens.com

Peachwood Floral Designs 714.306.7488 peachwoodfloraldesigns.com

FLORAL DESIGN

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INVITATIONS

78

Tangé Design 714.751.7278 | 562.692.1515 tangedesign.com

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LIMOS

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Lake Forest Limousines 800.300.4546 lakeforestlimos.com

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Glow Concepts 714.751.7005 | 562.692.1500 glowconcepts.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Chloe Atnip Photography 949.923.8811 photoesbychloe.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

241

Frank Salas 949.727.3045 franksalas.com

Davello Photography 949.415.4055 davello.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Barnet Photography 714.549.4900 barnetphotography.com

Cami Jane Photography 949.705.9675 camijanephotography.com

Christopher Todd 800.501.2063 christophertoddstudios.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Friar Tux Shop 888.FRIARTUX friartux.com

Brett Hickman Photographers 949.350.8005 bretthickman.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

MENSWEAR

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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HERMAN AU P H O T O G R A P H Y

Jaime Davis Photography 714.362.1649 jaimedavisphoto.com

Herman Au Photography 323.274.2175 hermanau.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jim Kennedy Photographers 800.264.4558 jimkennedyphotographers.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Lucero Photography 866.898.3686 lucerophotography.com

Jessica Lewis Photography 949.257.6097 jessicalewisphoto.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Michael Purdy Photography 800.471.1833 mcpurdy.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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MONOCLE PROJECT 714.707.0655 monocleproject.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sargeant Creative 714.366.9432 sargeantcreative.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY | BOUDOIR

PHOTOGRAPHY

255

Stefani Welsh Photography 949.215.5244 stefaniwelsh.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY | BOUDOIR

275

studio

EMP Studio EMP 714.992.5400 studioemp.com

VENUES

114

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Callaway Vineyard & Winery 951.676.4001 callawaywinery.com

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VENUES

129

VENUES

Casino San Clemente 949.369.6600 thecasinosanclemente.com

VENUES

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Aquarium of the Pacific 562.951.1663 yourevent.aquariumofpacific.org

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Balboa Bay Resort 844.547.0451 balboabayresort.com

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club 949.305.5100 arroyotrabuco.com

VENUES

VENUES

Aliso Viejo Country Club 949.609.3305 | 949.598.9200 alisogolf.com

Aliso Viejo Conference Center 949.425.2555 alisoviejoconferencecenter.com

VENUES

Brystan Studios 949.831.3774 brystanstudios.com

The Boudoir Divas 858.485.0443 theboudoirdivas.com

VENUES

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The Beachcomber Cafe 949.644.8759 thebeachcombercafe.com

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VENUES

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Center Club 714.438.3860 center-club.com

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The Colony House 714.576.8989 colonyhouseanaheim.com

VENUES

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Luxury Estate Weddings & Events 866.551.2199 | 949.307.1918 luxuryestateweddings.com

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VENUES

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VENUES

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VENUES

Montage Kapalua Bay 808.662.6600 montagehotels.com

VENUES

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VENUES

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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach 714.698.1234 huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

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Island Hotel Newport Beach 949.759.0808 islandhotel.com

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Franciscan Gardens 949.248.1586 franciscangardens.com

Hornblower Cruises & Events 855.255.9962 hornblower.com

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 858.756.1131 theinnatrsf.com

VENUES

VENUES

VENUES

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

Five Crowns 949.760.0331 thefivecrowns.com

Hotel Laguna 949.494.1151 hotellaguna.com

VENUES

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

Electra Cruises 800.952.9955 electracruises.com

VENUES

VENUES

VENUES

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 949.661.5000 lagunacliffs.com

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VENUES

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Newport Dunes 949.729.3800 newportdunes.com

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Pala Casino Spa Resort 877.946.7252 palacasino.com

VENUES

127

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Godfather Films 800.495.5530 godfatherfilms.com

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VENUES

115

VENUES

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VIDEO | CINEMA

Taylor Films 760.846.0418 taylorfilms.com

VENUES

122

VENUES

93

The Richard Nixon Library 714.364.1181 nixonlibraryevents.com

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Talega Golf Club 949.369.6226 talegagolfclub.com

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Seven 4 One 949.494.6200 seven4one.com

The Loft on Pine 562.888.2303 theloftonpine.com

Summit House Restaurant 714.671.3092 summithouseweddings.com

VIDEO | CINEMA

VENUES

VENUES

Park Hyatt Aviara 760.603.3670 aviaraweddings.com

Rancho Las Lomas 949.888.3080 rancholaslomas.com

The Lodge at Torrey Pines 888.865.6368 lodgetorreypines.com

VENUES

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Pala Mesa Resort 760.477.7240 palamesa.com

Ponte Family Estate Winery 951.694.8855 pontevineyardinn.com | pontewinery.com

VENUES

VENUES

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VENUES

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

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WEDDING PLANNING

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Bridal and Event Lounge 714.544.PLAN bridalandeventlounge.com

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