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20 Gorgeous Reception Tables The Great List! Vendors in San Diego and Temecula Valley 104 Pages of Real Weddings of Distinction 85 Venues Featured

SAN DIEGO WEDDINGS & EVENTS


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publi�her’� lette� Now more than ever, we don’t just aim to inspire, we strive to bring you pure wedding ingenuity. The 320 pages that follow showcase the vendors that make this happen, and we think you’ll agree that they are quite ingenious. This Great List of wedding professionals contains not only many of the best in San Diego, but also some of the finest in the country. Through beautiful imagery and brief editorial contributions, together we bring you fresh ideas, the latest trends, and new ways to apply old traditions. Quality is evident and creativity flourishes on pages spotlighting stunning tabletop designs and chic fashion spreads.

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

It is our pleasure to continue to set the precedence in featuring real Weddings of Distinction. With 40 real weddings in this San Diego issue alone, and almost 200 collectively amongst our four California magazines, we highlight the featured vendors we know you can trust. Throughout the entire magazine, we have listed their web addresses alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. You can link directly from the ceremonymagazine.com digital magazine pages to our featured and respected vendors’ websites. We have also listed other wedding contributors chosen by our featured couples so that you may make your own informed decisions.

As you travel along your wedding planning journey, preparing for life’s wondrous path of marriage and love, we encourage you to put extra special thought into the most significant aspect of the wedding celebration – the

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PUBLISHER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Jennifer Petrini

ART DIRECTOR

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VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

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ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS MANAGER

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FEATURES WRITER

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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 Korea, Offices and 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 2014 issues (Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco), please visit our website.

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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ceremony magazine 2014 • pur e wedding ingenuity

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fashion & beauty

flowers & decor

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invitations & dessert

planning & production

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weddin� locations

photography & cinema

208 weddings of distinction

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weddings of distinction kathryn & nick

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nadia & paolo

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kaitlyn & david

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katie & james

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meagan & adrian

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diana & aaron

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lizzy & mike

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natalie & paul

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katie & grant

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vanessa & kyle

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katie & misha

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ashley & dan

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jess & sean

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linsey & ben

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erica & jeff

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fabiola & chazz

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tetje & steve

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amanda & tyler

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alex & chris

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wendi & david

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alexandra & dave

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teresa & benny

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andrew & tyler

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angela & frank

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dana & brian

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mona & afshin

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lisa & koa

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elizabeth & justin

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stephanie & michael

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heather & chris

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elena & drew

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amber & darren

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diane & brian

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kristin & dan

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andrea & david

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nakiya & will

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brittney & mathew

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christina & chaz

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kelly & omid

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karis & blake

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crystal & bryan

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BRYAN N. MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS DI LANATTA’S PHOTOGRAPHY JENNIFER DERY PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO CARRÉ PHOTOGRAPHIE MARISA MCBRIDE PHOTOGRAPHY JILLIAN MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY KRISTINA CHARTIER PHOTOGRAPHY SAMUEL LIPPKE STUDIOS LOVE ART PHOTOGRAPHY DAPPER IMAGES

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Love Art Photography

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Paul Barnett

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People and their relationships are at the heart of our work as we strive to capture their uniqueness and what makes them special. We want our clients to be “wowed” with one-of-akind modern art pieces with their lives as inspiration. Our style is contemporary urban imagery that results from a blend of modern photojournalism and lifestyle photography infused with our love of fashion and fine art. We are honored to participate in one of the most important occasions in a couple’s life. It is a day to be treasured and captured in the finest light, from the most creative and pleasing angles. We thank our clients for letting us tell their story.

Praised for her artistic eye and unique perspective, Jennifer has become one of the most sought after wedding photojournalists in San Diego and beyond. Her documentary-style wedding coverage captures emotionally charged, detail rich images that genuinely capture the spirit and ambiance of the wedding celebration. Jennifer is honored to have her images regularly featured in many wedding publications nationwide.

Paul Barnett’s work is evidence of his unobtrusiveness and spontaneous eye. His photographic intuition allows him to capture images that embrace the concept of both perspective and attitude. Based on a mandate to be truly reactive rather than proactive and a dedication to record events as a historian rather than a director, the final result is a collection of photographs, genuine and unrehearsed, that bring to life the small idiosyncrasies that define us as individuals.

Yasmine and Deshun's passion and love for one another is what motivates them to create their beautiful art together. This husband-and-wife-team appreciates how their fashion background influences and fuses with their modern wedding photography and video. The international award-winning studio is recognized for imagery that evokes emotion, pops with intense color, and high contrast black and whites that look like they came from your favorite fashion magazine. Aiming to capture the unexpected, Deshun and Yasmine frequently travel the nation on wedding photography assignments (and espresso tasting adventures), telling the unique stories of couples and their families.

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True Photography Weddings is a close-knit collaboration among five of San Diego’s acclaimed wedding photographers. Each photographer’s distinct style and personality shows through in the images they capture. When photographing a wedding, True Photography Weddings creates simple, timeless and elegant images that evoke all of the emotions of the wedding day. Brides-to-be are invited to meet with one or all of the photographers at the Solana Beach location.

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With a background in graphic design and a lifelong passion for all things art, Pam discovered her talent for photography more than ten years ago, following the birth of her son. Known for her relaxed portrait style, artistic perspective, and attention to detail, Pam draws her inspiration from the couple’s connection. “I adore my couples, and their experience with me is as important as the photos. They trust me to be themselves, and that’s when the magic happens.”

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It is the combined images from the Great List of photographers that make up a majority of Ceremony. Their unique blend of personalities and photographic styles are brought to life, detail after detail, wedding after wedding, emotion after emotion, on the pages of Ceremony. The covered “short-list” of Ceremony San Diego’s advertisers is kept exclusive to a limited number of only the finest photographers in the industry.

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My photography reflects who I am as an artist: artistic, modern, creative, and soulful. My style is best described as a fusion of photojournalism and modern portraiture. I love creating one of a kind artwork for each and every client to capture the essence and joy of their special day.

Studio Carré Photographie has over 10 years of collective experience photographing weddings with their work being described as fresh, modern, spontaneous, and distinctive. Their influence is drawn from many elements of style helping to produce constantly evolving fashion forward and artistic images.

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.

I find it incredibly rewarding to create beautiful images that will bring back the fleeting moments expressed on every wedding day. Sure, I’ll capture your gorgeous decor and we’ll pose a few important family portraits. But with the experience of photographing more than 500 weddings comes the ability and sensitivity to create the most gorgeous images of the bride and groom by finding perfect light and anticipating the emotional moments. When I began unobtrusively capturing these details that thrilled brides 14 years ago, photography quickly became my full-time career. And ever since I married the love of my life in 2008 and have been blessed with two incredible daughters, I have become even more passionate about love, family and photography.

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I'm a simple girl with a passion for God, love, family, and photography. An artist above all else, I love creating beautiful pieces of work for couples seeking something candid, emotional, and unique to them on a personal level. While attending college at the University of South Florida, I met my husband of 8 years, and have traveled from coast to coast following his military career, photographing brides from FL to CA and in between. The story of love is a story that I know very well, and capturing it for others is a blessing that I am thankful for every day.

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

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Ian Andrew Photography Known for his artistry and creativity, Ian will capture the story of your wedding day with a photojournalistic style that has a romantic flair. Ian Andrew Photography is a full service boutique studio that will impress you with top-notch photography, great customer service and an experience you won’t forget. The majority of the couples Ian photographs have an appreciation for photography themselves, so it is important to him that he captures their personal style. Said best by one of Ian’s brides, “Ian provided amazing service, a great personality to work with and pictures that are perfect beyond words.”

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

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STYLE & DESIGN six steps to a couture event By Krystel Tien, Couture Events coutureeventsca.com First Things First: Establish Your Theme and Style Pick a theme and carry it throughout the entire wedding. Create an inspiration board to help keep everyone on the same page. Narrow down your color choice; be specific; and choose a pantone color. Then, bring that color to all of your vendors. If all of your vendors are seeing the same inspiration boards and pantone colors, your design will come together flawlessly. Be Creative Whatever you are dreaming, it can happen! Do something different, think outside of the box, and make sure that every detail has you in it. Every detail from place cards to shoes should reflect the couple, theme and style of the wedding. Take the time to search online and look through wedding magazines -- there are a ton of options out there. Keep your eyes and mind open and you will be surprised how many new ideas you can come up with. Have fun and take chances, this is your day! Let your creativity shine! Hire a Wedding Designer Your wedding designer will help you create the atmosphere for your wedding. They will work with you on colors, décor, flowers, rentals, and other personal touches that will tell your story through the design. If you are inspired by where you met or by your favorite colors, your designer will weave that into a cohesive look and feel. It is your wedding designer’s job to create something unique and different that your guests will talk about for years to come. Many brides are using Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. While being a wonderful tool, it can’t give you a cohesive look that is unique to you. Having a wedding designer will ensure that you have a beautifully styled event beyond your imagination. Stay Organized There is a lot to keep track of for your special day and being organized makes all the difference. Create a binder and keep everything in there: receipts, inspiration boards, contracts, etc. Having everything organized will reduce stress and you’ll know exactly where to go to find what you need when you need it! Also, create a checklist! Having a list of everything you need to accomplish will help you feel on top of things and quickly see what needs to be done. Plus, there’s nothing like crossing things off the list as you go and seeing all of the progress you’ve made!

Enjoy Your Day: From Beginning to End “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Don't let the wedding get the best of you, don't get stressed out over the little details, and ENJOY the planning process. A big trick to this is to hire vendors you trust! If you trust your vendors, on your wedding day you can sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of your special day. Nothing goes perfectly as planned, and that is OK. Keep your smile and remember that this is about the love and commitment you are making to your spouse. Don’t let the stress of your wedding make you forget about the wonderful marriage you have to look forward to. Keep calm and soak it all in - it all goes by in the blink of an eye.

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Think About Your Guests What ambiance do you want to create for your guests? While this may be your special day, you cannot forget about your friends and family who have traveled and spent their time to come celebrate with you. Make this an opportunity to thank them for their love and support in your relationship. Have them participate in your wedding day with a creative guest book, photo booth or delicious midnight snacks. A lounge area where guests can take a quick break from dancing and catch up with one another is always a big hit.

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Love It: Classic elegance, plethora of candles and clean lines. Over It: Mason jars and burlap.

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MY DREAM WEDDING: Dinner in the Gardens of Versailles with an after-party masquerade ball in the mirrored room of Versailles. Marie Antoinette inspired luscious décor in Prussian blue, cream, and gold with fabulous wines, incredible food and waiters in authentic costumes. CROWN WEDDINGS crownweddings.com

Color Palettes: Shades of green are in! Emerald, army green, olive green, forest green, lime green, teal, turquoise, kelly green…pair it up with your favorite green botanicals.

VIDEO: Same day edits have been around awhile, but are really making a splash this year. With your favorite tunes behind it, it makes great dinner time entertainment.

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Flowers: Try using less flowers and more items such as sea urchins, sea glass, rocks, plants and lanterns. CBS LIFESTYLIST cbslifestylist.com

TECHNOLOGY: Use Google Hangout or online broadcasting to share that special moment live online with friends and family who are not able to attend. You can also encourage your guests to use apps that gather all their images so you and your loved ones not in attendance can see them later! LA DOLCE IDEA WEDDINGS & SOIREES ladolceidea.us

The Reveal: I am so old fashioned myself that it has taken me years to come to the conclusion that a reveal before the ceremony is the

best choice. You give yourself an additional special moment on your wedding day, one that is intimate and unwatched. It isn’t any less special when later that day you walk down the aisle to see your future husband ready to pledge forever. LUXE EVENTS luxespecialevents.com

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favors: usb zip drives with personalized names in the wedding color palette are perfect for geek chic couples. WHITE GLOVE WEDDINGS wgweddings.com

DECOR: Splurging on linens is always worth the price. Linens take up the largest amount of real estate in the wedding reception, so go for it! LUXE EVENTS luxespecialevents.com

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FASHION: Go for gold!! What better day to glow in gold than on your wedding day? Be on the look out for gold gowns with glam embellishments!

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FLOWERS: Same flower clusters in various sized vases is on trend! WHITE GLOVE WEDDINGS wgweddings.com

FOOD: The farm to table movement has reached the wedding industry. Crafted, locally grown food and beverage is making it’s way to California wedding menus. LUXE EVENTS luxespecialevents.com

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FASHION: Dramatic veils are making a come back!

fashion: sleek and sophisticated styles for everyone. ANN’S PLANS annsplans.com

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT: DJ with an orchestra!!

Flowers: Think color! Bright colors, mixed or separate, with lots of fun textures.

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DÉCOR: Chalkboards are slowly making their way out and are being replaced by mirrors. MONARCH WEDDINGS monarchweddings.com

Fashion: Consider a unique hairpiece, such as a floral crown, beaded vintage hairpiece or a headband with floral details or crystal embellishments. MONARCH WEDDINGS monarchweddings.com

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Tradition: The anniversary dance is always great, as everyone always loves to see who has been married the longest.

FASHION: Brides wearing pink or red, inspired by Vera Wang. CBS LIFESTYLIST cbslifestylist.com

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FLOWERS: Loose, flowing and organic flowers, rather than the contrived and tight arrangements have made a big comeback.

Décor: Lighting fixtures of all types and styles, whether modern, vintage or retro, are being used indoors and out! MONARCH WEDDINGS monarchweddings.com

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THE REVEAL: The look of the groom seeing his bride in private for the first time on the wedding day is priceless. LA DOLCE IDEA WEDDINGS & SOIREES ladolceidea.us

Food: Tasting stations are a huge hit with

guests! These can be anything from chocolates to olive oil to cheeses.

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COCKTAILS: Try fun pairings like scotch and cigars

for the guys, then wine and chocolate bite-sized sweets

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for the girls. Do plan this for later in the evening. ANN’S PLANS annsplans.com

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Décor: Try an elegant rustic theme: Farm tables with beautiful elaborate runners and gorgeous flowers, candelabras and beautiful accessories. CROWN WEDDINGS crownweddings.com

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Victoria Schroeder

Krystel Tien

Catherine Bachelier-Smith

Jennifer Renee Kelley

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Krystel is a visionary, inspired by texture, soft light, and high fashion. Drawing from her experience in the world of fashion where Couture is EVERYTHING, Krystel combines all of the elements of Couture into her events: gorgeous, quality, hand-sewn, glamorous, and one-of-a-kind. As one of the most sought after wedding stylists in San Diego her reputation proceeds her.

Catherine has a full life! She is a mother, friend, business woman, and LOVES love. She has been planning weddings and events for over 11 years. Catherine has mastered the art of working with families, negotiating with vendors, and keeping the couple on track during the wedding planning process. She is a great listener and knows how to find your uniqueness then incorporate it into your special day. She celebrates life and is eager to help celebrate YOUR new life!

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Victoria operates two wedding planning companies, Coronado Weddings, Inc. established in 1991, and Victoria Weddings and Events, launched in 2009. With 14 years in hospitality in both San Diego and New York City, she has the perfect balance of experience and efficiency and thoroughly enjoys the personal relationships she develops with her couples and their families. Victoria’s sense of style, sophistication, humor and expertly coordinated events have earned her rave reviews and continued referrals from past and present brides as well as the finest venues in San Diego.

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Jennifer Renee Weddings and Events began with a passion and today now thrives on the knowledge and relationships built with fellow vendors and establishments throughout the years. Jennifer has worked side by side with some of the top coordinators, vendors and venues in Southern California to create intimate as well as extravagant affairs. She is known for being quick witted, detail orientated and giving her couples the ease of knowing that the day that they have waited for will be just as beautiful and memorable as they dreamt and imagined it to be.

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Quite simply one of the most experienced and sought after wedding planners in San Diego. Susannes’s sunny British disposition endears her to all her clients. She makes the wedding planning process fun and exciting and this enables her clients to be relaxed and enjoy every minute of their special day and the months leading up to it. A FiveStar hospitality background in both Europe & the USA combined with the experience of owning Crown Weddings for over 14 years provides brides with a wealth of knowledge from vendors to logistics to design choices and ensures a well orchestrated, seamless and memorable wedding day. Crown Weddings is recommended by The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Rancho Valencia, The Hotel Del Coronado, Grand Del Mar, The US Grant and other top venues.

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Ceremony is proud to introduce the following Great List of top-notch, highly-respected wedding consultants in San Diego. 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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Alexandra RoseLee

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White Glove Weddings creates unique and stylish events. With over eight years of event design and coordination experience, founder Alexandra RoseLee goes above and beyond to make sure her brides receive only the best. With a meticulous attention to detail, cost-conscious planning and overall zest for everything fabulous, White Glove Weddings creates lavish events for every budget. Originally based in Portland, and having served active duty in the U.S. Military, Alexandra has quickly gained a reputation for being the area’s only specialist in military weddings. Alexandra’s positive energy, fun-loving nature, and promise to deliver the WOW factor makes her one of the most sought after wedding consultants in San Diego.

Bianca Silvia Porrino W. is originally from the beautiful region of Alba, Italy and speaks fluent Italian, English and Spanish. Since 2000, she has been coordinating weddings and events of all sizes around the world, and has lived and worked in London, San Francisco, Italy and San Diego. She has worked with many couples as well as world-renowned organizations: Hyatt Regency, Bath and Body Works, Hotel Barbabuc, and Langa Turismo. Bianca Weddings provide full service wedding planning and production with packages available for day of events to complete coordination. It is Bianca’s deepest passion to design and plan every single detail and follow through the entire process for beautifully executed weddings and memorable experiences.

At Ann’s Plans, you can trust that “your plans are my plans!” Your wedding will reflect your personality and fulfill all your dreams, while presenting your family and friends with the most fabulous party. Ann can provide you with a personalized planning checklist, calendar and wedding day timeline. Advice on customs and etiquette, and referrals for high-quality wedding vendors are just some of the bonus features of Ann’s Plans. You can choose services from complete event planning, month-of assistance, and day-of coordination. Ann’s Plans specializes in stress-free brides.

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Jenny Minns Cara Thomson

Keli Christenson

Sabrina Cadini

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Jenny: A collector of details, stories, and emotions, she connects to your personal style so quickly you'll feel like you've known her for years. Organized and attentive, the wedding planning unfolds seamlessly and gleefully with Jenny leading the way. Cara: The lady who loves organizing, will make you smile as she perfectly whips your wedding day into orderly shape. Cara will take care of you from the moment she meets you till the moment she packs your last gift away. Together they’ve formed Luxe events offering expert wedding coordination, design, and planning as a devoted team since 2006.

As founder of Monarch Weddings, Keli is genuinely dedicated to transforming your dreams into reality. She honed her impeccable event management, organizational and creative skills as a corporate event planner and as a wedding coordinator with one of San Diego’s most prestigious wedding planners since 2003. She has established relationships with best-in-class vendors and will pair you with people who will help make your wedding remarkable while keeping within your budget goals. As a true professional with a calming confidence, she is always prepared with innovative solutions, while her attention to detail is unparalleled in the industry. She is an energetic, hopeless romantic, who always goes above and beyond to make sure your special day is extraordinary, as well as stress-free. Her goal is to exceed expectations and create a wedding that will represent your unique vision & style while telling your individual love story!

Sabrina Cadini founded La Dolce Idea in Italy, where she was born. Her mother always loved entertaining at home with big holiday parties, and her extensive collection of linens, china and silverware was the inspiration for La Dolce Idea. With a background in corporate travel and known for her chic style, Sabrina has a passion for the meticulous tasks of organizing and executing events, whether they are an intimate soirée or an elaborate destination wedding. By fusing creativity, Italian style, and professionalism into seamlessly executed celebrations, Sabrina works with the best of Southern California’s locations and professionals to translate her couples’ personality, history and style into all those little details that make their event one-of-a-kind and forever remembered by their guests. Sabrina will create, exclusively for you, a wedding that tells a beautiful story: yours.

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Fingertips, northern lights, tracing colors right through the sky Underneath a lullaby I never felt as blissful as I do here “Northern Lights” Lyrics, as Performed by Cider Sky for Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack

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

park hyatt aviara Carlsbad

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

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callaway vineyard & winery

Manhattan Beach

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

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the riviera country club Pacific Palisades

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

franciscan gardens

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

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disney’s fairy tale weddings Anaheim

A dream is a wish your heart makes and whether your wish is for a wedding that's classically elegant or distinctly Disney, there is a venue that will make your dreams come true. {2000 guests max}

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Temecula

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

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Say “I Do” with a Water View

Celebrate the love you cherish at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina – San Diego. A unique wedding site, we proudly offer one of the most scenic locations in Southern California. A Mission Bay wedding will have the bride beaming and the guests staying to enjoy the surroundings until the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. 619.221.4830 SANIS-RFP@hyatt.com www.missionbay.hyatt.com

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celebration locations westin st. francis San Francisco

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

luxury estate weddings Southern California

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

luxuryestateweddings.com

chuck jones center Costa Mesa

rancho las lomas Silverado

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

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

chuckjonesby24.com

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the lodge at torrey pines La Jolla

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

lodgetorreypines.com

terranea resort

Rancho Palos Verdes Perched on 102 acres of oceanfront, walk down the aisle inches from the Pacific and exchange vows with the horizon as your altar. { 900 guests max }

terranea.com

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celebration locations

aliso viejo conference center Aliso Viejo

st. regis monarch beach

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

Dana Point

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

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

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

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pala mesa resort Fallbrook

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

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pala casino spa resort Pala

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

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the beachcomber cafe Crystal Cove

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

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

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center club

Costa Mesa

westin gaslamp

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

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

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

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

Pleasanton

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

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five crowns

Corona Del Mar

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hyatt regency huntington beach Huntington Beach

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

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

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

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

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doubletree by hilton

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

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la venta

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

laventa.com

the crosby at rancho santa fe San Diego

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

omni san diego hotel San Diego

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

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the ebell of los angeles Los Angeles

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

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celebration locations

the dana on mission bay San Diego

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

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the richard nixon library Yorba Linda

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

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aquarium of the pacific Long Beach

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orfila vineyards Escondido

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

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

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serra plaza

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

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loews coronado bay resort Laguna Beach

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

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The breathtaking Blue Cavern exhibit anchors the Great Hall to create a majestic aura for gatherings large or small. The intimate CafĂŠ Scuba, with its sunset views, overlooks the Seal and Sea Lion exhibit and Lorikeet Forest. { 550 guests max }

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quail lodge & golf club Carmel

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

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the waterfront beach resort, a hilton hotel Huntington Beach

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

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summit house Fullerton

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

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aliso viejo country club Nestled in one of the newest coastal hill communities, this country club welcomes a special event setting that serves up memorable celebrations of all kinds. { 130 guests max }

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seven4one

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

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Claremont

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

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

hotel laguna

Laguna Beach

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

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intercontinental los angeles century city Beverly Hills

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

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ponte family estate winery Temecula

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

hyatt regency mission bay

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San Diego

A unique and picturesque wedding site that will have the bride beaming and your guests staying to enjoy the surroundings until the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. { 450 guests max }

casino san clemente

missionbay.hyatt.com

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 }

thecasinosanclemente.com

carmel mountain ranch country club

the clubhouse at peacock gap

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

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

San Diego

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San Rafael

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The moment you share a raw sensory experience with someone, you leave a lasting impression. This memory is what inspires Adrianne Smith to create genuine and organically driven floral décor for weddings and special events. As a country girl at heart, Adrianne grew up rolling around in haystacks, picking fresh citrus from trees, and watching the sunset cast a pink hue over the horizon. Her love for the great outdoors and nature’s true beauty fuels her craft for designing environments of real authenticity; and a background in studio art and interior design qualifies her to do so. Opening up her own oasis, a 1940s California ranch-styled hacienda, styled for a casual fall festivity, Adrianne shared with Ceremony her design philosophies on how to best achieve a sensual atmosphere. You remember the smell of rosemary, the way a rose petal feels, the taste of ethnic cuisine; imagine merging all of the senses into one cohesive wedding scheme for a night you and your guests will never forget. The Sense of Sight: Visualize the Space Consider Your Venue “You must be smitten with your environment,” says Adrianne. “If the space does not speak to you personally, forget trying to transform it into something it’s not.” Outdoor spaces can be easily inspired by their natural surroundings, where as an indoor venue has key factors to consider, such as the architecture, carpeting (like many ballrooms), wall color, lighting and history. Work with the existing design and not against it. This can help keep your decor costs low and aid in creating a genuine theme. The Color Palette The Color Palette Don’t get too carried away with a color scheme. If you’ve selected a dominant color (often times your favorite) narrow

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down the palette by picking your top three wedding inspiration images. This will usually balance out your final shades. Consider the look of the venue and make sure that your colors will enhance the natural design of the space. Dressing the Table Always start with a fabulous linen. Like in fashion, the linen is the foundation that dresses the entire table design and can inspire the overall décor. Incorporating a dynamic floor plan with a mix of table sizes and shapes will visually create interest without seeming repetitive. The Sense of Touch: Texturize your Décor Texture means tactual, the sense of touch. Make a statement by including one common denominator or specific texture into your design, like a rose or foliage, to pull the scheme together. Flowers rich in texture have multi-layers of depth and shape, and varying the size of centerpieces (based on the table proportions) will also add dimension to your space. Paper goods like invitations, menus and escort cards offer another element of design that is physically felt and can bring your full décor concept to completion. The Sense of Smell: Seasonal & Local Flowers You’ve heard the saying, stop and smell the roses. The flowers you incorporate into your ceremony site, arrangements and bouquet will radiate a fragrance that you will remember for days to come. Flowers are seasonal and can be much more expensive when desired in their off months. Using local growers can also help reduce the cost, and are more eco-friendly in today’s sustainable environment. The Sense of Taste: Food Pairings Food is most certainly part of the design. From the stylized dessert table spreads to plating aesthetics, the cuisine at your wedding should be personal and may tie your entire theme together. Utilizing seasonal fruits and veggies like apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, and gourds can be an unexpected element in your arrangements and tabletop décor. Try utilizing herbs like sage, basil, lavender, oregano, and rosemary into your floral centerpieces for a lively aroma. The Sense of Sound: Musical Notes What is the overall vibe you are hoping to achieve? Authentic music creates the ambiance in your environment and for today’s bride, anything goes. Set the stage and incorporate your favorite musicians, band, or DJ stylings as part of your wedding day experience.

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THE TOUR OF LOVE By Jennifer Dery, Jennifer Dery Photography jenniferdery.com

As soon as you set your wedding date and start sending out invitations, there is one question you will get asked more than any other – and it won’t have anything to do with your color scheme or the selection of entrées at your reception. No, what people will really want to know now is where you plan on honeymooning. Everyone loves asking this question because it gives them just a moment to live vicariously through you. As exciting as it is though, choosing the perfect honeymoon location takes just as much thought as picking a venue and finding the right dress. As a wedding photographer I have taken pictures all over the world; from Japan to Jamaica, and everywhere in-between, I have captured images of the Big Day. That, combined with my own personal lust for seeing the world, makes helping people select their honeymoon destination as just about one of my favorite things to do. When you start discussing where to go for your honeymoon, there are a few questions you should consider first. Have the two of you ever traveled together before, and if so, were there any challenges? Has at least one of you traveled outside the country in the past? Do you prefer vacations where you can relax on the beach, or ones where you can stir up some adventure? And how long do you want to be gone? Answering these questions as a couple can help you to get a better idea of what you are both envisioning when it comes to your honeymoon. Your individual comfort levels really can dictate things like whether you should get a travel agent, book an all-inclusive resort, or just plan on back-packing with one-way tickets wherever you feel compelled to go. Remember that people often have different travel styles. While you may be able to pick up and go with the flow, your fiancé may be a planner who tends to stress when things don’t go according to his itinerary. The dilemma is that your honeymoon should be about the two of you; a trip where you both enjoy yourselves equally and have a great time sharing this trip as a team. Which brings us back to those questions – use your answers to help you formulate a list of destinations that are sure to meet both of your travel desires. View the selection process from there in a similar fashion to choosing your venue. Weigh all the little details (such as cost and amenities) in order to pick the best possible fit. Some of my favorite locations include: {

Kyoto, Japan: Hire a personal tour guide to show you the city, temples and street food.

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Kauai, Hawaii: Rent scooters, go kayaking and seek out hidden beaches.

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Ireland: Sign up for a driving tour and take part in a pub crawl.

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Florence, Italy: Live in the city for a month if you can. It’s magical and you will have no regrets.

Obviously not everyone wants to travel outside the continental United States for their honeymoon. If you were hoping to stay closer to home, consider heading to San Francisco, New York or Chicago. These big cities all have plenty to offer, including amazing food, incredible museums, and enough shopping to keep you entertained for days. The most important goal is to find a destination you each can get excited about. Once you’ve done that, the tour of love can begin!

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Grow old along with me The best is yet to be When our time has come We will be as one “Grow Old With Me” Lyrics, Written by John Lennon

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FANCIFUL

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LOVE NOTE Kathryn and Nick’s wedding was fit for a king and a queen complete with an ornate couch for them to share as they watched their guests enjoying the celebration.

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VENDOR LOVE �onarc� wedding� monarchweddings.com [wedding consultant]

pa� scott photograph� pamscottphoto.com [photography]

co�cepts e�e�t desi�� conceptseventdesign.com [linens | rentals]

�weet cheeks baking compan� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

[floral design] splendid sentiments [venue | catering] hotel del coronado [ceremony entertainment] caprice strings [lighting | reception entertainment] mobile music plus [stationery] j. grace, village invites [videography] blue pearl production [gown design | hairpiece | veil] augusta jones [bridal salon] couture bride [bridal jewelry] swarovski [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [makeup artist] ann denicolo

LOVE STORY Kathryn’s fondest wedding moment was seeing Nick for the first time as she walked toward him down the aisle. She will never forget the feeling she had when she saw Nick looking at her with tears in his eyes – it was everything she had imagined and more.

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LOVELINESS LOVE NOTE Kaitlyn loved including the chandelier and cascading flowers into the tree they were married under. Bringing something so ornate into an outdoor space was interesting and beautiful to them.

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VENDOR LOVE couture e�e�ts

coutureeventsca.com [wedding consultant]

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

[photography] bryan n. miller photography [venue] the inn at rancho santa fe [videography] amari productions [floral design] posies flowers [hair | makeup] thorne artistry [entertainment] tim altbaum productions [tables] farm tables & more [cake] hey there, cupcake!, triple cream bakery

LOVE STORY Wanting their big day to be personal and intimate but to also include all of their family

and

friends,

Kaitlyn

and

David

were sure to intertwine special touches throughout their wedding ceremony. Having a family friend perform the wedding and mixing traditional vows with their own words

on

what

marriage

means

made

their celebration feel warm and sincere.

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LOVE NOTE

Meagan and Adrian’s inspiration for the wedding integrated blush pinks, burlap and white shabby chic accents. They wanted the feel of their wedding to be relaxed and elegant and even included their puggle, Casey, in their big day.

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SERENDIPITY

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VENDOR LOVE po�te fa�ily estate wi�ery

pontewinery.com | pontevineyardinn.com [venue | linens | catering | wedding night hotel]

true p�otograp�y weddi�gs truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

[wedding consultant] kelsey smith [floral design] flower allie [ceremony entertainment] alex guillen [reception entertainment] ultimate events [rentals] viral booth [videography] two spoons productions [officiant] two rings officiant [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] marisposa boutique [cake] cakes to celebrate! [hair | makeup] andrea buhler [lighting] ultimate events [stationery] invitations by design, belletristics [favors] sanpedrocactus [gown design] sottero and madgley [bridal jewelry] nadri [bridal shoes] franco sarto [bridesmaid dresses | mothers’ dresses] jen jen house

LOVE STORY Even though Adrian and Meagan met during a vacation to Catalina Island, they actually grew up within three miles of each other. Knowing that Meagan was the only one for him, Adrian proposed during a Valentine’s Day lunch at Crystal Cove – the same beach where he asked Meagan for their first date.

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LOVE NOTE Though their ceremony was far from ordinary, Lizzy and Mike used a colorful palette to bring together every aspect of the life they have built since they met.

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VENDOR LOVE cbs lifestylist

cbslifestylist.com [wedding consultant]

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

[photography] di lanatta's photography [venue] ranch at bandy canyon [floral design] isari flower studio [stationery] forever fiancés [catering] indulge catering [cake] nahid awad [entertainment] dj rey [videography] travis [hairpiece | bridal jewelry] justine m. couture [bridal jewelry] bourbon and bowties [bridal shoes] aldo [hair] salon envie [makeup] team nicole [formalwear] a better deal tuxedo

LOVE STORY Since meeting Lizzy at a personal growth program, Mike knew that he couldn’t let her go. When Lizzy moved to California, Mike followed shortly thereafter. Together they have traveled to eight European countries and have even lived in a tent while acquiring farming skills. Lizzy is the crazy to Mike’s calm, but both have grown in their individual gifts and are learning to bring change into the world together.

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LOVE NOTE

The simplicity of the white foral design elements created an aura of sweet sophostication.

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VENDOR LOVE �e��ifer dery p�otograp�� jenniferdery.com [photography]

[wedding consultant] mireille santos [floral design] annette gomez [rentals | linens | lighting] abbey party rentals [entertainment] ryan townsend, joclynn townsend [stationery] chips and salsa design [catering] drew mcpartlin [cake] the crimson cake [favors] limoncello [transportation | wedding night hotel] hilton carlsbad oceanfront resort & spa [gown design] once wed [bridal jewelry] kendra scott [bridal shoes] jimmy choo [hair | makeup] headline salon [honeymoon] california [registries] pottery barn, bed, bath and beyond

LOVE STORY Because they met during a study abroad trip to Italy, Katie was expecting Grant to incorporate traveling into his proposal plans. With an upcoming trip to Germany and Spain, Katie thought nothing was unusual about a Friday dinner date and never expected that evening to be one of the most memorable of her life.

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DELIGHTFUL LOVE NOTE All of the cool, calm colors found in nature were incorporated into Katie and Misha’s seaside wedding to reflect the natural beauty of the ocean and coastal charm.

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VENDOR LOVE paul bar�ett p�otograp�� barnettphoto.com [photography]

�ictoria weddi�gs & e�e�t� victoriawe.com [wedding consultant]

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

[venue | wedding night hotel] la jolla beach and tennis club [floral design] posies flowers [videography] modern 8 films [lighting | entertainment] tim altbaum productions [reception entertainment] miles moynier [stationery] sky orange studio [catering] the marine room [cake] babycakes [favors] my wedding favors [transportation] la costa limousine [gown design] anne barge [bridal salon] bliss bride [bridal shoes] etsy [veil] justine m couture [mothers’ dresses] nordstrom [hair] joelle’s salon [makeup] a new twist [bridesmaid dresses] bari jay

LOVE STORY Seven

years

ago,

Misha

held

open

a

Northwestern University dorm room door so Katie could pull in her suitcase. Neither of them could shake that first glance and almost eight years later, to that day, they were married in the sand, in front of their closest family and friends.

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LOVE NOTE Jess and Sean both love being outdoors, and created a rustic ambiance while still making it feel like a special occasion with bright blues and orange hues.

je�� & �ea�

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VENDOR LOVE �tudio carré p�otog�ap�ie studiocarre.com [photography]

�icole mille�

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LOVE STORY Jess and Sean met while both were teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. Each having come from very far away, Jess from the United

States

and

Sean

from

Australia,

finding one another in a small bar seemed unlikely. But, since that first meeting, Sean and Jess got to know each other well while traveling

and

sharing

new

experiences.

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LOVE NOTE The neutral colors of the altar, driftwood and Jeff’s suit were offset with deep green and surprising pops of pink and orange flowers.

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VENDOR LOVE a��’s pla�s

annsplans.com [wedding consultant]

embellishmint floral a�d e�e�t desi�� embellishmint.com [floral design]

�weet c�eeks baki�g co�pa�� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

weddings of disti�ctio�

sandiegoweddingsofdistinction.com [wedding resources] [venue | linens | catering] catamaran hotel and resort [photography] marisa mcbride photography [rentals] afr furniture rental [lighting] artistic productions [favors] alton sabaot [entertainment] artistic productions

LOVE STORY Jeff and his eight-month-old puppy, Clyde, were hiking in Sleeping Giant Park when they came across Erica and her friends. After Clyde showed Erica a few tricks, the ice was broken and she was soon joining Clyde and Jeff for their treks through the mountains.

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LOVE NOTE Because of their historical venue, Tetje and Steve added a touch of class and sophistication with crystal chandeliers, marble and hand woven rugs throughout.

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VENDOR LOVE lois mathews desi�� loismathews.com [floral design]

�weet cheeks baking compan� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

t�e registry at bloomingdale’� bloomingdales.com/registry [gift registry]

[photograpy] jillian modern photography [wedding consultant] distinctive event productions [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] us grant [videography] nr3 video productions [lighting] adv productions [entertainment] undercover live entertainment [stationery] the paper place [favors] etsy [gown design] lazaro [bridal salon | veil] destiny’s bride [bridal jewelry] david yurman, rent the runway [bridal shoes] giuseppe zanotti [hairpiece] meg jewelry [hair | makeup] brides by brittany

LOVE STORY Tetje’s

personal

trainer

knew

that

she

would be perfect for his friend Steve, so he scheduled a training session for Tetje at the same time that Steve would be at the gym. They hit it off right away and Steve quickly asked Tetje on their first date – a yoga class.

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LOVE NOTE After a traditional Catholic wedding, Alex and Chris wanted their reception to feel like a big party filled with bright flowers, live music and delicious foods for their guests to enjoy.

ale� & c��i�

REMARKABLE

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VENDOR LOVE �risti�a chartier photog�aph� kristinachartier.com [photography]

classic party re�tal� classicpartyrentals.com [rentals | linens]

[ceremony venue] all hallows catholic church [reception venue] broadway pier [videography] jacques spritzer j video productions [wedding consultant] jennifer nesovic, clare webber [floral design] willows florist [linens] exclusive elements [lighting] redfearn & associates [reception entertainment] the heroes [stationery] six penny press [catering] pamplemousse [cake] the french gourmet [gown design | mothers’ dresses] monique lhuillier

LOVE STORY During

their

sophomore

year

of

high

school, Alex and Chris both joined a home building trip to Tijuana that was organized through their church. After meeting that weekend,

they

knew

they

wanted

to

spend the rest of their lives together, but Chris waited until the perfect moment to surprise Alex and ask her to be his wife.

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BLOOMING

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LOVE NOTE Since she was little, Alexandra always dreamed of an outdoor, California wedding with casual elegance and a hacienda influence that melded perfectly into their natural setting.

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VENDOR LOVE ado�atio�s bota�ical a�tistr� adorations.com [floral design]

classic party re�tals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

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

taylor fil�s

taylorfilms.com [videography]

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

[photography] samuel lippke studios [wedding coordinator] thomas bui lifestyle [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] rancho valencia [lighting] amber event production [entertainment] wayne foster entertainment [stationery] ceci new york [cake] cake [favors | stationery] wendy ware [transportation] certified limo [gown design] monique lhuillier [makeup artist] ann denicolo

LOVE STORY Although Alexandra and Dave met during their freshman year physics course, injuries caused

by

the

snowy

Maine

weather

eventually brought them together. While both in physical therapy, there was no avoiding one another and they slowly became friends. A romance quickly blossomed and Alexandra and Dave spent the next six years surviving long distance until they finally settled into their

Nashville,

Tennessee

life

together.

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CHEERFUL LOVE NOTE Andrew and Tyler’s wedding included many elements that reflected their life together – from personally selected pies to beer from their favorite local brewery, their day was perfection.

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VENDOR LOVE lo�e art p�otograp�y loveartphotography.com [photography]

[venue] carlsbad beach [reception venue] levy land estates [wedding consultant | catering] slice of heaven [floral design] botanicallure [stationery] jump start [cake] julian pie company [favors] conscious coconuts [entertainment] the yes team [formalwear] bonobos [engagement ring | wedding rings] christian bauer

LOVE STORY Tyler and Andrew met through mutual friends in 2006 and began dating shortly afterwards. Tyler invited Andrew to see goldfish racing with friends and the following day they decided to take a spontaneous road trip to Las Vegas. Just three days later they took another road trip to Carlsbad and have been side by side ever since.

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LOVE NOTE Their wine themed wedding was made perfect when all of Dana and Brian’s male guests circled around Dana on the dance floor and sang “My Girl”.

da�a & b�ia�

DISTINCTIVE

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VENDOR LOVE dapper i�ages

dapperimages.com [photography]

o�fila �i�eyards a�d wi�er� orfila.com [venue | rentals | lighting ]

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[wedding consultant] emma pagan [officiant] reverend kraig [floral design] nancy stevens florist [catering] continental catering [entertainment] awesome entertainment, dj peace [cake] edelweiss bakery [stationery] love at first invite [hair] christine coultas [makeup] fiorini face [gown design] aria bridal [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [wedding rings] zales [rentals] bella event services [transportation] haynes chauffeuring, lancedurant.com [linens] crown point catering [hair] christine coultas [bridal shoes] allure shoes [veil] bridals by susanti [mothers’ dresses] rena rowan

LOVE STORY Brian proposed to Dana on Christmas Day with a gift, inside a gift, inside a gift … with a Christmas card. The card read, "Next year I hope to give this card..." and behind it was another card that said " … to my wife," with the ring tied on the corner.

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LOVE NOTE Little was needed to complement the natural beauty of the blue sky and ocean views, but the canary floral designs and the subtle yellow bridesmaid dresses were the perfect addition of brightness.

li�a & �oa

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VENDOR LOVE la dolce idea

ladolceidea.us [wedding consultant]

e�bellish�i�t floral & e�e�t desig� �tudio embellishmint.com [floral design]

e�tici�g tables

enticingtables.com [rentals] [photography] cary pennington photography [venue | lighting | catering | wedding night hotel] hotel del coronado [linens] sweet ribbon [stationery] kerry’s papery, dolldine designs [cake] tower bakery [dessert table] wicked spoon [favors] so belle favors [entertainment] mobile music plus [videography] quixotic pictures [gown design] ines di santo [bridal salon] ever after [veil] jennifer leigh [bridal jewelry] givenchy[registries] bed, bath and beyond [honeymoon] europe

LOVE STORY Trying to get Lisa’s attention, Koa offered her some of his old math tests to help her prepare for her own exams. His plan worked and Lisa was more than ready to say yes when Koa took her to sushi dinner, surrounded by friends, and asked her to be his wife.

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ADORABLE LOVE NOTE Among fringy garlands and mini pinatas that were crafted by the bride, guests found their names while being reminded that "it's what's inside that counts".

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VENDOR LOVE ad�ia��e s�ith floral desi�� asmithfloral.com [floral design]

[photography] amelia lyon photography [wedding consultant] amorology [ceremony venue] immaculata [reception venue] scripps forum [linens] la tavola linens [rentals] abbey’s party rentals [stationery] peanut press creative [catering] crown point catering [cake] hey there cupcake [entertainment] battleson entertainment [videography] benny ek video [transportation] avant garde global transportation [bridal shoes] vince camuto [hair | makeup] tracy teddy [formalwear] a better deal tuxedo

LOVE STORY Because this couple began their love story at the beach, it was only fitting that their wedding celebration include gorgeous, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean for their guests to enjoy. And, to include their Mexican heritage in with the festivities, Stephanie and Michael’s big day featured piñatas, sangria, and personalized details, bringing their colorful tale to life.

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LOVE NOTE Elena and Drew’s vision for their wedding grew around their favorite meal – brunch! And, having spent time in the south they included sweet tea and other tasty treats into their garden party.

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VENDOR LOVE betwixt

betwixtstudio.com [photography]

�ap�ael’s party �ental� raphaels.com [linens | rentals]

[bridal salon] david’s bridal [catering] continental catering [cake] flour power cakery [wedding consultant] first comes love [entertainment] backstage rentals [formalwear] j crew [honeymoon] iceland [officiant] deborah davis [transportation] sunshine shuttles [gown design] vera wang [bridal shoes] nordstrom [mothers’ dresses] saks fifth avenue [engagement ring] shane co.

LOVE STORY After spending a long day at the beach in Seaside, Florida, Elena returned home with Drew and found that their balcony had been decorated

with

champagne,

the

family’s

toasting glasses and a small wooden box. When she opened the box, she found a ring under a seashell and the words ‘will you marry me?’ inscribed in a small, wooden bowl.

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LOVE NOTE The crisp white Navy uniforms worn by Brian and his groomsmen were perfectly balanced with pops of pink in the flowers, stationery and cake topper.

dia�e & b�ia�

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VENDOR LOVE w�ite lotus e�e�t productio�� whitelotuspro.com [floral design]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

[photography] found creative studio [wedding consultant] event snob [linens] patty’s linen rentals [catering | rentals | wedding night hotel] paradise point [lighting | entertainment] choice entertainment [stationery] etsy [cake] flour power [gown design | bridal salon | hairpiece] demetrios [bridal shoes] vera wang [hair | makeup] erin winter [bridesmaid dresses] bill levkoff [flower girl dresses] macy’s [mothers’ dresses] dillard’s [bridal jewelry] nordstrom

LOVE STORY Brian and Diane’s love story began while each were living on opposite ends of the United States. And, after surviving a six-month deployment early on in their long-distance relationship, they knew that they could handle anything else that came their way. During an evening walk in San Antonio, Brian stopped Diane, got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

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LOVE NOTE Andrea and David invited their guests to celebrate their marriage outside in the romantic vineyards with a rustic forest feel.

a�d�ea & da�id

CHERISHED

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VENDOR LOVE o�fila �ineyards a�d wi�er� orfila.com [venue | wedding consultant]

[photography] david sno photography [floral design] emily tocco [catering | linens] coast catering [rentals | lighting] event party rentals [stationery] quality letter press [cake] heidi rogers, coast catering [entertainment] injoy entertainment [transportation] rancho bernardo inn [gown design] alfred angelo [hairpiece | veil] portobello jewelry, alfred angelo [bridal jewelry] anthropologie, pigment [bridal shoes] mod cloth

LOVE STORY Shortly after David returned home from a six-month deployment, he took Andrea to a romantic dinner in Little Italy, San Diego. While walking down the main street, David stopped Andrea in front of a fountain and gave her a coin to make a wish. When she opened her eyes, David was down on one knee asking for her to make his wish come true.

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SPLENDID LOVE NOTE Brittney felt as though she had stepped into a fairytale as she walked into their wedding made complete with glowing, crystal chandeliers hanging over the dining area.

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VENDOR LOVE pa� scott photograph� pamscottphoto.com [photography]

t�e w�ite flower bridal boutique thewhiteflower [bridal salon]

[venue | catering | wedding night hotel] omni la costa resort and spa [floral design | rentals | lighting] platinum pro [wedding consultant] emily smiley fine weddings & soirees [ceremony entertainment] nathan welden [reception entertainment] dj justin kanoya [videography] scenemotion [hair | makeup] a new twist [officiant] paul frye [cake] cakes to celebrate! [favors] california caramel co. [gown design] eve of milady

LOVE STORY On a fall evening, Mathew convinced Brittney to join him for an evening dinner cruise on the San Diego harbor. But, what Brittney did not know was that below the deck all of their family and friends were waiting for them. As the sun set, Mathew asked her to be his wife and everyone came up to join them for an engagement party celebration.

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�ell� & o�id

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LOVE NOTE Because Omid adored Michael Jackson, Kelly’s wedding gift to him was hiring an impersonator to entertain him and their guests.

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VENDOR LOVE true p�otograp�y weddi�g� truephotographyweddings.com [photography]

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

[ceremony venue] immaculate conception church [reception venue | catering | wedding night hotel] estancia la jolla hotel & spa [wedding consultant] first comes love weddings & events [floral design] flora glamor [stationery] j. grace [cake] extraordinary desserts [favors] linda wood [reception entertainment] time altbaum productions [ceremony entertainment] miles moynier [dance lessons] arthur murrah dance studio of san jose [videography] cloudbreak films

LOVE STORY Kelly first saw Omid during a college chemistry class but it wasn’t until they both joined a smaller study group that Omid finally asked Kelly on their first date. And, while Kelly was taking the course because it was required for her degree, Omid was taking the class for fun – they like to say that they literally had chemistry together right from the start.

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LOVE NOTE Beautiful yachts stood solemnly in the background of the ceremony and after Crystal and Bryan had their first kiss, one of the yacht owners blew the horn perfectly on cue to cheer them on.

c��stal & b��a�

SOPHISTICATED

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VENDOR LOVE je��ifer re�ee weddi�gs & e�e�t� jenniferrenee.net [wedding designer]

balboa bay reso�t

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

[photography] aaron shintaku [cake] sweet art [wedding consultant] signature events [officiant] joey cusenza [floral design] from the garden [bridal salon | bridal shoes | hairpiece | veil] the wedding day bridal salon [gown design] saison blanche [hair | makeup] rhonda cota [ceremony entertainment] bravo music [reception entertainment | lighting] platinum peaks entertainment [stationery] carta society [videography] viken van kazandjian [formalwear] clint’s tux shoppe [bridesmaid dresses] j. crew

LOVE STORY It took months for Crystal and Bryan’s friends to get them to agree to a blind date. They persevered knowing how perfect the two would be together. When the highly anticipated first date finally occurred, neither Crystal nor Bryan believed that they had dragged their feet for so long and quickly fell head over heels in love.

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LOVE NOTE In Italy it’s tradition to shower the bride and groom with rice, but as Nadia and Paolo walked from the ceremony together, their guests sent them off with a rain storm of bubbles and rose petals.

�adia & paolo

DESTINED

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VENDOR LOVE bia�ca wedding�

biancaweddings.com [wedding consultant] [ceremony venue] guarene catholic church [reception venue | linens | rentals | lighting | catering | cake] tota virginia restaurant [photography] ideaphoto [floral design] alba botanica [stationery] zanoletti [gown design] le spose di gio’ [bridal salon] la boutique della sposa [bridal jewelry] damiani [bridal shoes] coccinelle [formalwear] pignatelli [engagement ring | wedding rings] damiani [honeymoon] zanzibar

LOVE STORY Two years ago, Nadia and Paolo were introduced by friends that knew they were meant to be. When Paolo was ready to propose, he planned a romantic Sardinia holiday late in August and asked Nadia to make him the happiest man in the world.

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ENCHANTING

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LOVE NOTE Katie and James could not stop smiling while walking down the aisle being dusted with clean, white flower petals.

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VENDOR LOVE crown wedding� crownweddings.com [wedding consultant]

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

co�cepts e�ent desig� conceptseventdesign.com [linens | rentals | lighting]

[photography] first and orange photography [stationery] seaside papery, wendy ware [catering] festivities [cake] fab cakes [ceremony entertainment] caprice strings [reception entertainment] mark shapiro band [videography] quixotic pictures [transportation] high line charter

LOVE STORY Before they decided to start dating, Katie and James spent three years becoming best friends. But after meeting during their move in day freshman year of college, they were inseparable and knew that they had a special connection.

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dia�a & aa�o�

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LOVE NOTE Celebrating their marriage on the first day of fall necessitated their autumnal equinox and harvest moon themed wedding with maple leaves and autumn colors everywhere.

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

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

classic party re�tals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[wedding consultant] liz beck events [floral design] flowers by annette gomez [linens] la tavola [cake | favors] michelle coulon dessertier [ceremony reception] michael sanchez [reception entertainment | lighting] mobile music plus [officiant] robert stevens [gown design] badgley mischka [bridal salon] the bustle [bridal jewelry | bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom [hairpiece | veil] roxie poynor alterations [hair] anne james [makeup] samantha gallagher [bridesmaid dresses] bcbg [formalwear] a better deal tuxedo [engagement ring | wedding rings] tiffany & co. [honeymoon] napa valley [honeymoon resorts] the napa inn [registries] crate and barrel

LOVE STORY Aaron planned to propose in a hot air balloon, but after the flight was cancelled for bad weather, he ended up proposing in the back of the shuttle instead. After a second cancellation, Diana and Aaron eventually took flight on their third attempt and Aaron proposed again before changing winds forced a rapid descent. To slow down, the pilot brushed the balloon against a large eucalyptus tree then gave Diana and Aaron last-second instructions to brace themselves. They bounced to an abrupt, hard landing and although bruised and laughing, it

became

an

adventure

to

remember.

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VENDOR LOVE w�i�sique

whimsique.com [invitations | stationery]

[venue | rentals | linens | lighting] mt. woodson, amy strong castle [photography] cole joseph photography [wedding consultant] a wedding by di [floral design] the flower shop [catering] personal touch dining [cake] flour power custom cakery [entertainment] sound prodigy [videography] goulding videography [transportation] rolls royce service [gown design] maggie sottero [hair | makeup] lovestruck hair and makeup [bridal jewelry | bridal shoes | mothers’ dresses] nordstrom [formalwear] a better deal tuxedo [flower girls dresses] etsy

LOVE STORY Paul and Natalie never expected to find love while watching a motorcycle race, but a month after they were first introduced they began finding excuses to contact each other. Paul helped Natalie find a new car and Natalie agreed to meet Paul and his friends for drinks. Eventually, Paul managed to charm Natalie so much that she’s never left his side.

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�a�e��a & ��le

INSPIRING LOVE NOTE Vanessa and Kyle's wedding day felt warm and romantic with deep reds and gemstone colors creating a lush finish.

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VENDOR LOVE tre�dee flower�

trendeeflowers.com [floral design | linens | rentals] [photography] freehope photography [videography] wonderland cinema [venue | catering] pacific views event center [lighting] vision to mission entertainment [favors] the knot, miss meringue, etsy [bridal salon] here comes the bride [bridal shoes] bcbg [hairpiece | veil | bridesmaid dresses | mothers’ dresses | flower girls dresses] trendy too [hair | makeup] maria cruz [engagement ring] kay jewelers [wedding rings] marine corps exchange [wedding night hotel] south mesa lodge

LOVE STORY Kyle had been walking around with an engagement ring in his pocket for weeks waiting for the perfect moment to ask Vanessa to marry him. Then, on an unexpected night off from work and school, Kyle took Vanessa to an intimate dinner and planned a romantic walk on the beach afterward. Because it was too cold, they ended up heading home and during a quiet moment together, he knelt down on one knee.

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LOVE NOTE Their big day was simple sophistication loaded with details and personal touches, timeless colors and textures.

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VENDOR LOVE paul bar�ett p�otograp�� barnettphoto.com [photography]

�ictoria weddi�gs & e�e�t� victoriawe.com [wedding consultant]

�weet c�eeks baki�g co�pa�� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

taylor fil�s

taylorfilms.com [videography]

classic party re�tals classicpartyrentals.com [lighting | rentals]

[rentals] pacific event productions, barker decor [catering] wild thyme [reception entertainment] jordan music entertainment [transportation] la costa limousine [stationery] carol castorni

LOVE STORY During the summer of 2010, while Ashley was spending a weekend in Telluride, Colorado, she met Dan who was working in the area as a chef. What began as a weekend trip turned into a three-month visit and ended with Dan accepting a job offer where Ashley lived in New York City.

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li��e� & be�

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LOVE NOTE Watching Ben’s grandfather dance with Linsey’s grandmother during their garden vintage, shabby chic reception was one of the highlights of the night.

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VENDOR LOVE ia� andrew p�otograp�� ianandrewphotography.com [photography]

[venue | rentals | linens] lake oak meadows [wedding consultant] celebrations by diana [floral design] la petite jardin [lighting | reception entertainment] dj mike shroyer [ceremony entertainment] oc wedding guy [catering] temecula catering [cake] truly, madly, sweetly [favors] watsi [transportation] sunset limo [gown design] allure bridal [bridal jewelry] 7androe [bridal shoes | hairpiece | veil | flower girls dresses] shonda jasper [hair | makeup] lindsay neavitt [bridesmaid dresses | formalwear | mothers’ dresses] maria miranda studio [engagement ring | wedding rings] sue & ferris designs [honeymoon] bali [honeymoon resorts] villa saran, trawangan resort, ize seminyak [travel agency] expedia

LOVE STORY When Linsey’s sister first introduced her to Ben, it was love at first sight. Although he knew she was the one for him all along, Ben waited two years until he took Linsey on a beautiful cliff side hike on the trails of Palos Verdes to ask her to spend the rest of her life with him.

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LOVE NOTE Every one of Fabiola and Chazz’s guests spent the night dancing under the golden chandeliers surrounded by blooming violet floral arrangements.

fabiola & c�a��

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VENDOR LOVE car�el mou�tai� ra�ch cou�try club

clubcmr.com [venue | catering | wedding consultant] [photography] zelo photography [floral design] entwined design florals [lighting | reception entertainment] just dance events [cake] edelweiss bakery [stationery] wedding paper divas [ceremony entertainment] eliana strings [gown design] galina [bridal salon | veil | bridesmaid dresses | flower girls dresses] david’s bridal [bridal jewelry | wedding rings] robbin’s brothers [hair | makeup] alchemy artistry

LOVE STORY Fabiola and Chazz’s mutual love for animals brought them together while working at an animal hospital so, when Chazz was ready to propose, he knew that he would have to include their two dogs. During a visit to the dog beach, Chazz called Fabiola over to show her something their dog was digging up in the sand. Believing it was some sort of sea creature, Fabiola hurried over

and

found

a

sparkling

diamond.

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LOVE NOTE Amanda and Tyler’s classic style evoked a touch of glamour to their outdoor casual affair.

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VENDOR LOVE �e��ifer dery p�otograp�� jenniferdery.com [photography]

blus� bota�icals

blushbotanicals.com [floral design]

�weet c�eeks baki�g co�pa�� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

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

[venue] darlington house [wedding coordinator] rachel leber-finn [gown design] jim hjelm [bridal salon] here comes the bride [catering] coast catering [entertainment | lighting] jd music [stationery] tyler molhook [officiant] josh elliot [videography] jw productions [hair] shannel and company [makeup] lipstick and luster [honeymoon] maui [rentals] crown rentals [favors] nine ten photo booth [transportation] masterpiece transportation

LOVE STORY In

addition

to

reciting

traditional

vows

during their ceremony, Amanda and Tyler wrote letters to each other expressing their feelings, thoughts, and love for one another, which they read in private after their first look. It was such a reassuring and honest moment during a day of such excitement. That moment calmed them both and reminded them of the importance of their wedding day.

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MAGNIFICENT

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LOVE NOTE Although they loved each wedding detail – from the vibrant lighting and palm trees to lavish gold lanterns - they truly cherished their first dance together as husband and wife.

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

crow� weddi�gs

crownweddings.com [wedding consultant]

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

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

�icole �iller

nicolemillersd.com [gown design]

[ceremony venue] carlsbad beach [reception venue | catering | wedding night hotel] omni la costa [linens] la tavola linens [rentals] mobile photo booth, raj tents [cake] crimson cakes [stationery] wedding paper divas [favors] henna san diego [entertainment] tim altbaum productions [dance lessons] sabrina fox [transportation] la costa limousine [veil] etsy [bridal shoes | formalwear] nordstrom [formalwear] men’s wearhouse [honeymoon] dana point

LOVE STORY While receiving an award at a business summit in Dana Point, David told the crowd of over three hundred people how much Wendi had influenced and bettered his business. Then, David called Wendi up on stage and asked her to be his wife with the cheering crowd in the background.

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LOVE NOTE Both coming from a Sicilian background, Teresa and Benny’s traditional Italian wedding was elegance and romance with a touch of sparkle.

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VENDOR LOVE �tudio carré p�otog�ap�ie studiocarre.com [photography]

blus� bota�icals

blushbotanicals.com [floral design]

w�i�sique

whimsique.com [stationery]

taylor fil�s

taylorfilms.com [videography]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

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

[ceremony venue | ceremony entertainment] our lady of rosary [reception venue | catering | wedding night hotel] coronado marriott [wedding consultant] a day of elegance [cake] flour power [entertainment] vince miranda [gown design] allure [hair | makeup] db salon [rentals | linens] my chiavari chairs [linens | rentals] west coast drape [lighting] audio visual center [transportation] vip transportation [bridal jewelry | hairpiece | flower girls dresses] preview [bridal salon | formalwear | mothers’ dresses] bride and veil [bridesmaid dresses] jasmine

LOVE STORY The first time Benny met Teresa he told his friend that he had just met the girl he was going to marry. But, Benny had to wait until Teresa was single. A few months after their first meeting he got his chance and asked Teresa out on a date. Since their first date together, they haven’t spent a day apart.

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a��ela & f�a��

DESTINED LOVE NOTE The crisp, blue ocean waves delivered Angela and Frank an idyllic seaside ceremony.

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VENDOR LOVE qui�� lacasse p�otog�ap�� quinnlacasse.com [photography]

[floral design] emporio arte floral [venue] the westin los cabos [cake] sol osuna, cabo cakery [gown design] paloma blanca

LOVE STORY Angela had dreamed of meeting her future husband for years, and during an intimate moment romance filled the air as Frank asked Angela to be his wife. As she excitedly exclaimed, “Yes!” she told Frank that he was making all of her dreams come true.

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LOVE NOTE To include some of their spirituality, Mona and Afshin had a poetry and wine themed celebration with wine cork place card and poet table settings by Rumi.

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ENGAGING

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

[venue | wedding night hotel] la costa resort [wedding coordinator] tres jolie events [hair] adrian perez [makeu] melina ruiz [officiant] shirin jalali [videography] wind productions [entertainment] deejay al, moe abiri [floral design] urban garden floral [sofreh] elegant design [cake] briarmist cakes [lighting | rentals] harry’s party service [catering] royal india restaurant [stationery] custom 1 printing [favors] etsy [gown design] jorge manuel wedding couture collections [bridal jewelry] michael john jeweler [bridal shoes | hairpiece | veil] vera wang [hair] adrian perez [makeup] melina makeup [bridesmaid dresses] gracie’s bridal [mothers’ dresses] badgley mischka [engagement ring] traditional jewelers [wedding rings] javid jewelers [honeymoon] san diego

LOVE STORY When Mona and Afshin were just fifteen they met through mutual friends. Because they lived in different states they quickly parted ways. Looking back, friends tell them that they knew they were meant to be all along, but enjoyed watching them and waiting for them to realize what they already knew.

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VENDOR LOVE betwixt

betwixtstudio.com [photography] [venue | catering] silver fork lodge [floral design] trifecta design [linens | rentals] event utah [formalwear] macy’s, donna karan [officiant] judge scott mickelsen

LOVE STORY When a mutual friend asked them to join his DJ group, both Elizabeth and Justin found that they enjoyed each other’s company, but went their separate ways – Justin settling in San Francisco and Elizabeth heading to Hawaii. It wasn’t until Justin was in Hawaii for work that the sparks flew as they sat together on the cliffs of the Diamondhead Volcano

eli�abet� & �u�ti�

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and watched a beautiful meteor shower.

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LOVE NOTE Elizabeth had planned on a small and intimate ceremony with family and friends, followed by a luncheon, but Justin surprised her when he asked her for their first dance together.

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LOVE NOTE Heather and Chris’s beach chic wedding ceremony was enriched with romantic candles lining the aisle as Heather walked toward her future husband.

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

�weet c�eeks baki�g co�pa�� sweetcheeksbaking.com [cake]

[venue | catering | wedding night hotel] paradise point resort & spa [wedding consultant] styling starts here [floral design | rentals] archive vintage rentals [rentals] lounge appeal, platinum pro [linens] la tavola [lighting] psav presentation services [entertainment] bonnie foster productions [stationery] alchemy fine events & invitations [cake] flour power [favors] lava partners [gown design] reem acra [bridal salon | hairpiece | veil] schaffer’s bridal salon [bridal jewelry] cartier, kate spade [bridal shoes] christian louboutin [hair] sarah whitesell [makeup] tasha gonsalves [bridesmaid] karen millen [formalwear] stitched custom men’s wear [mothers’ dresses] jason wu

LOVE STORY While celebrating at a friend’s bachelor party in Scottsdale, a mutual friend introduced Heather and Chris. They spent all afternoon getting to know each other while lounging at the pool and haven’t left each others side since.

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CLASSICAL LOVE NOTE The full blush roses of Amber’s lush bouquet accentuated the color of her Vera Wang heels and perfectly complemented their 1920’s themed garden wedding.

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VENDOR LOVE �eorge street p�oto & �ideo georgestreetphoto.com [photography]

classic party re�tals classicpartyrentals.com [rentals]

[wedding consultant] crenshaw christian center [floral design] rolling hills flower mart [stationery] wrapsody wedding invitations [catering] choura events [cake] torrance bakery [entertainment] ed brown and musicians, dj dense [transportation] classic car rentals [gown design] david feldman designer [bridal salon] les habitude boutique [bridal shoes] vera wang [hair | makeup] monique powers [formalwear] woody wilson [engagement ring | wedding rings] monte abramov

LOVE STORY Amber and Darren saw just how well they worked together while planning their wedding. Though nine months of preparation passed quickly, it only made them fall deeper in love. During their wedding ceremony, Amber will always cherish the moment that Darren asked their officiant if he could kiss her one more time.

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LOVE NOTE It was a small, intimate wedding with only Kristin and Dan's dearest family and friends in attendance, so they wanted the theme to be laid-back, but with a home-grown warmth that would make everyone feel the love!

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VENDOR LOVE w�ite glo�e weddi��s wgweddings.com [wedding consultant]

t�e crosby at ra�c�o sa�ta fe thecrosbyclub.com [venue | catering]

lois �at�ews desi�� loismathews.com [floral design]

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

friar tux shop friartux.com [formalwear]

[photography] bryan n. miller photography [stationery] pink star [entertainment] allison adams tucker band [cake] nothing bundt cakes [favors] nancie marie [gown design | flower girls dresses] watters [hair | makeup] jean claude salon and spa [bridal jewelry | hairpiece | veil] etsy [bridal shoes] badgley mischka [bridesmaid dresses] alfred angelo [engagement ring | wedding rings] borsheims

LOVE STORY Thanksgiving morning, Kristin was a little grumpy - she thought Dan was acting weird and she didn't like the shirt he was wearing. Her bad mood, however, did not deter Dan from popping the question. After changing his shirt, he calmly approached Kristin and took out the ring. Neither Kristin nor Dan can remember exactly what was said during the proposal, or even if Kristin said yes, but after the shock wore off, the ring was right where it needed to be.

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LOVE NOTE Their wedding day was organic, vintage, romantic, old world and old Hollywood glamour with personal touches, like Nakiya’s favorite birds, included in the décor.

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VENDOR LOVE paul bar�ett p�otograp�� barnettphoto.com [photography]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

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

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

[venue | transportation] bali estate [wedding consultant] a day of elegance [catering] continental catering [cake] pop culture [dessert bar] party donuts [videography] side by side cinema [gown design] ines di santo [lighting] vintage shop rentals & estate management co. [entertainment] the coast riders, dj nino pamaran, cigars & lace entertainment [stationery] the invitation factory [favors] kathi byers clay art & kb designs [transportation] divine transportation, haynes chauffeuring [bridal salon | mothers’ dresses] the white dress [bridal jewelry] swavorski [bridal shoes] messini

LOVE STORY Nakiya met Will while on duty working for the Sheriff’s Department and became used to one of them having to work holidays. So, on Christmas Day, Will met Nakiya at the door when she came home from work, told her to change and meet him downstairs. They enjoyed Christmas dinner together with Will’s mom and opened presents under the tree. Will’s last present to Nakiya was another charm for her bracelet to mark one of the biggest days of their lives – their engagement.

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SPARKLING LOVE NOTE Christina and Chaz’s guests sipped signature cocktails and savored their four-tiered wedding cake while dancing the night away to live guitar music.

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VENDOR LOVE dapper i�ages

dapperimages.com [photography]

talega golf club talegagolfclub.com [venue | catering]

friar tux s�op friartux.com [formalwear]

[wedding consultant] events by melody walker [floral design] flowers etc [linens] fusion linens [lighting] invisible touch [stationery] carlson craft invitations [cake] it’s all about the cake [candy bar] candy warehouse [favors] signature hand engraving [entertainment] kevin miso [videography] awards video production

LOVE STORY Christina and Chaz met when they were just fifteen years old, vacationing with their parents in San Clemente. They grew up as best friends and when he was ready to ask Christina to marry him, Chaz took her back to the same beach where they had first met.

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LOVE NOTE Married on their 14th anniversary, Karis and Blake threw an “it’s about time celebration” without traditional seating. Instead, there were couches, benches and coffee tables that created a relaxed feeling throughout the evening.

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VENDOR LOVE blush bota�icals

blushbotanicals.com [floral design]

luxe e�e�ts

luxespecialevents.com [event designer]

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

bloo�i�gdale’s

bloomingdales.com [mother’s dresses] [photography] shewanders photography [wedding consultant] j. scot events [venue | catering | wedding night hotel] hotel del coronado [linens] la tavola linen [rentals | lighting] hire elegance [rentals] archive vintage & event [videography] echo charles [ceremony entertainment] savanna beal, alex mallen [reception entertainment] dj digital, jennifer spag

LOVE STORY Twelve years after they began dating, while celebrating their anniversary in Italy, Karis and Blake sat on a pier enjoying a bottle of wine. They played a game reserved for special events where they name their favorite memories for each year they’ve been together. When Blake came to his twelfth memory, he pulled out a ring and told Karis that he hoped it would be rememberng when she agreed to spend the rest of her life with him.

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Studio Be 760.207.9589 | 760.207.9859 shopstudiobe.com

cakes

162

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gourmet • organic cakes • cupcakes

catering

Bouchée 619.955.2412 boucheegourmet.com

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consultants

49

Ann’s Plans 619.206.5676 annsplans.com

consultants

39

consultants

57

Couture Events 619.206.2905 coutureeventsca.com

consultants

54

Jennifer Renee Weddings & Events 949.933.7796 jenniferrenee.net

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cakes

bouchée

CBS Lifestylist 760.889.3725 cbslifestylist.com

Crown Weddings 619.571.6515 crownweddings.com

consultants

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Festivities 858.586.2121 festivitiescatering.com

Bianca Weddings 619.313.1823 biancaweddings.com

consultants

bridal registry

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

Sweet Cheeks Baking Company 619.285.1220 sweetcheeksbaking.com

consultants

BAR & BEVERAGE TO FLORAL DESIGN

consultants

consultants

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La Dolce Idea 858.688.5724 ladolceidea.us

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consultants

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Luxe Events 858.405.1454 luxespecialevents.com

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Monarch Weddings 858.480.9332 monarchweddings.com

Victoria Weddings & Events 619.887.4915 victoriawe.com | coronadoweddings.com

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consultants

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White Glove Weddings 619.331.2833 wgweddings.com

décor | rentals | linens

130

Classic Party Rentals 858.496.9700 classicpartyrentals.com

décor | rentals | linens

134

Enticing Tables 858.354.8940 enticingtables.com

décor | rentals | linens

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Embellishmint Floral & Event Design Studio 619.322.9568 embellishmint.com

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Jon Krause Productions 760.429.3673 laluzevents.com | jonkrauseproductions.com

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Nicole Miller 760.632.7000 nicolemillersd.com

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Adorations Botanical Artistry 619.225.1915 adorations.com

floral design

entertainment | lighting

fashion

31

at the forum

Mon Amie 714.546.5700 monamie.com

floral design

fashion

126

Concepts Event Design 619.336.0202 conceptseventdesign.com

Raphael’s Party Rentals 858.689.7368 raphaels.com

fashion

décor | rentals | linens

floral design

The White Flower Bridal Boutique 619.501.1700 thewhiteflower.com

1

Adrianne Smith Floral Design 760.505.1229 asmithfloral.com

11

floral design

Floral Works & Events by Raphael’s 858.444.1692 floralworksandevents.com

floral design

127

Blush Botanicals 858.342.0480 blushbotanicals.com

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floral design

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Hartworks Floral Design 619.993.4244 hartworksfloral.com

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Jennifer Cole Florals 760.815.8719 jennifercoleflorals.com

floral design

321

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Jennifer Dery Photography 619.246.7739 jenniferdery.com

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invitations

limos

171

photography

159

photography

Jim Kennedy Photographers 800.264.4558 jimkennedyphotographers.com

135

invitations

159

Whimsiqué Designer Invitations & Stationery 858.212.7677 whimsique.com

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photography

195

Betwixt 619.962.5025 betwixtstudio.com

181

George Street Photo & Video 866.831.4103 georgestreetphoto.com

189

floral design

Trendee Flowers 619.204.3920 trendeeflowers.com

Classic Limos 800.550.3125 classiclimos.com

Dapper Images 760.809.1240 dapperimages.com

photography

147

Sweet Paper 858.456.1446 sweet-paper.com

Gilmore Family Jewelers 619.225.1137 gilmorefamilyjewelers.com

photography

floral design

Lois Mathews Design 619.255.9144 loismathews.com

White Lotus Event Productions 858.751.0408 whitelotuspro.com

jewelry

FLORAL DESIGN TO VENUES

photography

185

Ian Andrew Photography 858.204.3853 ianandrewphotography.com

203

photography

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Kristina Chartier Photography 858.692.0145 kristinachartier.com

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photography

205

photography

179

photography

197

PAM SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

Love Art Photography 877.653.1269 loveartphotography.com

photography

Pam Scott Photography 760.744.1125 pamscottphoto.com

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Quinn LaCasse Photography 352.414.6951 quinnlacasse.com

photography - boudoir

193

Hornblower Cruises & Events 855.254.0623 hornblower.com

venues

320

venues

venues

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina 619.221.4830 missionbay.hyatt.com

187

67

71

Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club 858.487.9224 x3 clubcmr.com

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The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe 858.759.3846 thecrosbyclub.com

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photography

True Photography Weddings 858.345.1248 truephotographyweddings.com

Callaway Vineyard & Winery 951.676.4001 callawaywinery.com

Electra Cruises 800.952.9955 aboardelectra.com

venues

175

Studio CarrĂŠ Photographie 619.670.6183 studiocarre.com

The Boudoir Divas 858.485.0443 theboudoirdivas.com

venues

photography

Paul Barnett Photography 619.285.1207 barnettphoto.com

venues

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The Dana on Mission Bay 866.544.2115 | 619.225.2113 thedana.com

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venues

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines 858.777.6720 lodgetorreypines.com

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venues

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venues

venues

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Orfila Vineyards and Winery 760.738.6500 x24 orfila.com

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Pala Mesa Resort 760.477.7240 palamesa.com

Pala Casino Spa Resort 877.946.7252 palacasino.com

venues

venues

Omni San Diego Hotel 619.231.6664 | 619.645.6541 omnihotels.com/sandiego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort 800.23.LOEWS loewshotels.com

venues

VENUES TO WEDDING RESOURCES

venues

1

Park Hyatt Aviara 760.448.1234 aviaraweddings.com

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video | cinema

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

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp 619.610.8939 westingaslamp.com

Taylor Films 760.846.0418 taylorfilms.com

wedding resources

wedding resources

wedding resources

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Weddings of Distinction sandiegoweddingsofdistinction.com

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