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When we created and introduced the inaugural edition of Ceremony Magazine 13 years ago, we did so with two mantras in mind: weddings are visual, so photography is key; and collaborate with the highest quality vendors and the magazine will follow suit.

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

While we revel in the limitless amount of ideas we can digitally find, we know that the most beautiful image is no substitute for finding quality vendors who can execute your vision. That is why we indulge in the pure Wedding IngenuityTM from Ceremony’s own family of wedding professionals that are right here in the San Diego and Temecula Wine Country area. This Great List of wedding vendors contains not only many of the best in the San Diego and Temecula Wine Country area, but also some of the finest in the country. It is their work that makes up a large part of this magazine, including 30 real weddings in this issue alone. Throughout the entire magazine, their web addresses are listed alongside their work as a helpful tool when you are flipping through Ceremony Magazine online. We are excited for what we know you are about to experience: meeting, collaborating with and perhaps even befriending some of the most creatively talented people you will ever know.

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

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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.

One night, after leaving a seven-year nursing career and struggling to find the perfect name for my new photography company, I had a dream. In it, my sister, who had just passed from breast cancer, came to me. She smiled, warm and sweet, “Sis, you are blessed and you were put on this earth to bless others. You know what to call your company.” Since then, my life and my business have been Blessed. Hi, I’m Anna Johnson, owner and CEO of Blessed Wedding Inc., a close-knit team of talented photographers and videographers who value intimate relationships and raw emotion. We’re so excited to be a part of your love story!

Wayne and Angela are a husband-and-wife team that celebrate love, fashion, and storytelling through photography and design. Since 2007, their award-winning images have captivated people all over the world. Like many couples, they are very different people—but together they are bold and delicate, big picture and fine detail, edgy and romantic, raw and refined. And best of all, they are in love.

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

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

When I started my photography business in 2007, I had no idea how much it would change my life. At the time, I really enjoyed taking photos; it was my escape from intense study nights at the library. For so long I thought that I wanted to become a doctor, but as fate had it, I ended up becoming a wedding photographer! It seemed as though every time I tried to take a step forward in the medical field, a photography opportunity would land in my lap, and I went for it. Becoming a full time wedding photographer is the best decision that I've ever made. When you genuinely love what you do, you really never work a day in your life! Being a part of someone's wedding day is the biggest privilege I could ever receive, and I get to do it for a living! I am such a goober for romance and love stories that I truly am happy to be in the wedding industry. Every wedding is unique just as each couple I meet.

We want our clients to have fun as we are photographing them and to create happy, loving feelings from their special day. We know that their wedding will go by quickly, so we make sure to capture those special moments. We turn them into beautiful visual art so every time they look back at their album, prints, canvas, or digital images, it will bring back those same feelings. Rosanna Hanson is a fine artist/photographer that has lived and photographed internationally as well as throughout the United States. Rosanna is fluent in Italian and can make your Italian destination weddings so much easier. Rosanna Hanson Photography (RHP) is based out of Southern California with almost 10 years of experience and a team of highly talented Photographers and Videographers. We offer fine art wedding and event photography, videography and photo booths. Come get to know us and you'll see what make us different. Our talent and how fun we are to work with is why our clients keep coming back and telling their friends and family about us.

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GRAND IDEAS from top california wedding planners & designers BEVERAGE

FLOWERS

Instead of selecting a signature drink, consider passing a signature

Hot floral trends are freshly picked,, wild -looking bouquets and centerpieces with more greenery.

beverage and hors d’oeuvre pairing for something refreshingly personal and original.

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FIRST LOOK Two advantages of the first look are that you will have an intimate moment without time pressure and you will be able to have a photo session before the ceremony starts. GB WEDDINGS

ENTERTAINMENT Some sort of live music makes a huge difference to the energy of an event. Even adding a musician to the DJ can be a wow factor, like having an amazing saxophonist.

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Flower colors never have to be on trend; they should just be colors that you love being surrounded with. If you decorate your home in pale grays and neutrals and wear soft tones, do not do a hot pink wedding just because it’s trendy!

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GUEST LIST

It’s always important to do a

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Create a guest list right away to determine the best venue and budget for your wedding.

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Susanne Duffy is originally from the UK and had an extensive background in international hotel management before establishing the company in 2000. Crown Weddings & Events offers full service wedding coordination and event design. Susanne feels blessed to work with great vendors and really wonderful clients to create amazing heart warming celebrations — she really has the best job ever!

Victoria is in her sixteenth year as a wedding planner, and she is a second generation one at that! Her career began in hotels as a catering manager both in San Diego and New York City, so she brings operational experience as well as expertise in all things wedding and etiquette to every event.

Events by Aja Lauren are experiences that are bound to leave lasting impressions. The conception of each event begins with your dreams and goals. From here, Aja Lauren creates a custom experience that melds the personality and the wishes of each client with classically modern details. Designed with equal amounts of sophistication and playfulness, Aja Lauren events are seamlessly orchestrated with an emphasis on personal service. Stimulating each of the human senses, equal consideration is placed on event design, guest comfort and engagement, tantalizing food, and top notch service.

My design aesthetic: Classic and romantic with beautiful finishing touches and a little whimsical detail I obsess over: Straight menus, napkins, knives and forks — the perfect table setting My signature cocktail: Spicy Margarita My favorite part of a wedding is: Right after the ceremony; all the stress disappears and the party starts!

The place that inspires me most is: The British Virgin Islands. We sail around the islands every spring in our own catamaran, and it is heaven. My favorite sport: Ballet. They are athletes. A design element I never tire of: Mirror and glass My signature perfume: Marc Jacobs A day well spent includes: Morning work out with my trainer, meetings, time with my children and husband, and in bed by 10pm

My signature perfume: Chanel Chance

My favorite part of the wedding is: The bride and groom's recessional and seeing their faces after they pass the last row of guests

I have: 3 pets named Scrappy, Squeeky and Melody

My signature cocktail: Grey Goose Martini, up with a bleu cheese olive and an onion

The best day of my life was: Giving birth to my boys and marrying Chris

I'm a stickler for: Symmetry. I must have balance in every room set up.

I’m a stickler for: Details, details, details and teamwork. We are all in this together to make it a successful day.

My favorite flower: Gardenia

I’ve always wanted to plan a wedding in: Bali

My candy craving: Laffy Taffy grape, cherry and watermelon

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Aja Lauren has been creating distinctive impressions through management and event planning for over 12 years. She has had the distinguished honor of planning weddings worldwide in Paris, France, New York, San Francisco, Houston, in Mexico, and at the most prestigious venues throughout Southern California. Aja Lauren is co-chair of the Social Mavens, a member of ISES, and MPI. A design element I never tire of: Stationery! I love seeing how personal details bring an event together My favorite flower: Yves Piaget Garden Roses My signature perfume: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel I have: A Lhasa Apso Poodle mix “Honey” The best day of my life was: The day I married my husband of 11 years My favorite part of a wedding is: That quiet breath before a bride is about to walk down the aisle- the nerves, the excitement, and the well of emotion from both the bride and groom in that moment makes me teary every time! AJALAUREN.COM 858.754.9467

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At the age of nine, Jessica attended a oneof-a-kind wedding and fell in love. Inspired by everything that went into creating such a magical event, Jessica pursued her passions and has been involved in the event planning world ever since.

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

There are some moments in life that just cannot be described in plain words. Your wedding is one of them, and we want it to be as extravagant & lavish as you imaged it to be.

Her attentiveness to detail and outside of the box thinking makes her events unique. She customizes her work to her client’s taste while providing them with her professional guidance and advice. Her efficiency, honesty and calm personality makes her events flawless and her client's special day memorable.

Together with her team, Christine offers firstclass services that reflect the kind of celebration their clients require and deserve. Her inspiration comes from each couple’s unique love story, so no two Lavish weddings are ever the same!

Prior to starting her own company, Jessica worked on a wide variety of luxurious events for high-profile clientele in the US and abroad. She founded Jessica Lauren Events in her hometown of Orange County in order to be strategically located between Los Angeles and San Diego. With projects in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and other local communities, Jessica is committed to all the best that Southern California has to offer! Though Jessica is an Orange County based event coordinator, she enjoys planning events all over Southern California as well as fun and exotic destination locations like Hawaii, Mexico, Tahiti, London, or even Spain! Jessica loves collaborating with her clients and creating events that they and their guests will truly enjoy and remember for years to come. Known for her friendliness, strong organizational skills, and exacting attention to detail, Jessica strives to minimize her clients’ stress so that they can get back to enjoying the moment.

Grecia holds a degree in International Business and Customs. Originally from Mexico, she understands cultural awareness and appreciates learning about different cultures. Among other things, she enjoys traveling and has lived in London and Florence and speaks Spanish, English and Italian. Her interest in travel, photography and painting makes her appreciate beauty and see the artistic side of ordinary things. She currently resides in San Diego pursuing her passion for event planning.

Lavish is a refined wedding planning and event styling company based in San Diego, California and owned by the talented Christine Ong Forsythe. The agency offers coordination, planning and design services ranging from intimate events to extravagant weddings.

Pairing their passion and experience in special events, Lavish will create both a well-planned and beautifully styled wedding that you will always remember. My design aesthetic: Timeless and romantic My favorite sport: Football. I’ve been a loyal fan of the San Diego Chargers since I was in high school. The must-haves in my purse are: Chapstick, lipstick, hand sanitizer and sunglasses A design element I never tire of: Chandeliers

I’m a stickler for: Making sure all the little details are perfectly in place

The best day of my life was: When my son, Luca, was born

My signature cocktail: A blended strawberry margarita with a salt rim

My favorite part of a wedding is: The vows during the ceremony. It’s when the couple shows their love and vulnerability to each other and make their guests feel like they're part of the love story. Is precious!

You may be surprised to learn: I’ve been to 6 continents, and 56 countries so far. I love to travel! JESSICALAUREN.EVENTS 949.540.8220

My signature perfume: Miss Dior The best day of my life was: My wedding day What I do to relax: Spa day with my mom A day well spent includes: Breakfast & coffee, errands, delicious lunch, a walk on the beach to watch the sunset, and Netflix with dinner

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CATERING & CAKES

If love eats the donut, does time eat the hole? ~Tom Robbins

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SWEET SPOT AN INTERVIEW WITH 24 CARROTS CATERING

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

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OUR FOOD PHILOSOPHY: To create and inspire. It is the mission of 24 carrots to create remarkable experiences throughout Southern California by offering the finest quality foods and providing unsurpassed personalized service, driven by our passion for life’s special occasions. FAVORITE COCKTAIL HOUR APPETIZERS: With over 100 hors d’oeuvres gracing our menu, this is where our chefs get to play and our clients love getting to infuse their personal style and setting the tone for their wedding day! Some of our long-standing favorites are classic go-tos, such as our stuffed artichoke hearts (with manchego, sun-dried tomato, balsamic, and meyer lemon) or our baklava chicken lollipops (with honey, pesto, and pistachio). But some of our playful items like the ahi taco or a coconut grilled cheese (with lime-poached jalapeno) add some personality and a ton of flavor to each celebration! THREE TRENDY INGREDIENTS FOR 2017: Poke. Squash blossom. Hatch chile. HOW CAN COUPLES USE FOOD TO WOW THEIR GUESTS AND MAKE THEM FEEL SPECIAL? Meals are not just meant to be eaten. They are meant to be experienced and shared. With flawless service and picture-perfect cuisine, we cater to make your memories unforgettable. Because we can picture perfect. WHAT IS YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST CROWD-PLEASING WEDDING MENU ITEM? A perfectly prepared filet mignon will never go out of style. This time-honored classic is synonymous with elegance and luxury, no matter what the wedding trends may be.

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When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located. ~ Jaime T. Lichauco

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

MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY | LAHAINA, HAWAII

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL | WESTLAKE VILLAGE

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

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

THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES LA JOLLA

BALBOA BAY RESORT NEWPORT BEACH

LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA | DANA POINT

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

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

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

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

When you celebrate your big day at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, you’ll make memories for yourselves and your guests in one of the most scenic locations in Southern California. Choose from delightful indoor and outdoor venues for your ceremony and reception, and allow our wedding professionals to thoughtfully address every detail and assist you in creating a customized event that reflects your personal style and preferences. Plus, as a Hyatt Gold Passport® member, you can earn points for your wedding booking, redeemable for honeymoon nights at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide. To book your wedding or for more information, call 619 221 4830 or visit missionbay.regency.hyatt.com. HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY SPA AND MARINA 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, California, USA 92109

The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Gold Passport® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. © 2017 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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PARK HYATT AVIARA | CARLSBAD

MONARCH BEACH RESORT | DANA POINT

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

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

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

CASINO SAN CLEMENTE | SAN CLEMENTE

SEVEN-DEGREES | LAGUNA BEACH

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

Seven-Degrees is the juxtaposition of refined luxury and modern angles. From the smallest, seven-degree corner after which it’s named, to the native succulent landscaping and contemporary rooms, the venue has many facets and limitless opportunities.

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

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Orfila Vineyards and Winery Where your dreams come true.

JUSTICE PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTICE

Book your Consultation with our Special Events Team today 760.738.6500 x24 · orfila.com

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

WIENS FAMILY CELLARS | TEMECULA At Wiens Family Cellars, enjoy your ceremony surrounded by lush vineyards and the rich textures of a winery setting. Celebrate your Temecula wedding with unforgettable food and wine in a fully enclosed event pavilion, outdoor patio or intimate barrel room.

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

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TALEGA GOLF CLUB SAN CLEMENTE

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

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

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

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

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

STONELIBERTYSTATION.COM

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THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE | RANCHO SANTA FE

ENVY LOUNGE | NEWPORT BEACH

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

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

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FRANCISCAN GARDENS | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

RANCHO LAS LOMAS | SILVERADO

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

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

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

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HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS | SAN DIEGO, MARINA DEL REY, NEWPORT BEACH Set sail to celebrate your special day on the water. From intimate ceremonies to large-scale nuptials, engage in a uniquely amazing experience aboard a Hornblower yacht.

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

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CANARY HOTEL | SANTA BARBARA

FIVE CROWNS | CORONA DEL MAR

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

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

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON | LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN

ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY | ESCONDIDO

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

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

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FILL YOUR SPECIAL DAY WITH MORE THAN LOVE A four-diamond hotel, a world-class casino and a majestic mountain backdrop. It’s our goal to provide you with everything you need for your perfect day. Our professional wedding specialist will take care of everything and make sure that your wedding is more than perfect.

PalaCasino.com 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252) Located in Northern San Diego County. From San Diego & Riverside: Take I-15 to HWY 76, go east 5 miles. From Orange & Los Angeles Counties: Take I-5 South to HWY 76, go east 23 miles.

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CELEBRATION LOCATIONS

LA VENTA INN PALOS VERDES ESTATES

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THE ESTATE ON SECOND SANTA ANA

The beautifully restored 1920s Spanish villa is a historical landmark on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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

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The Estate is a full-service venue designed with versatility in mind. Think of the space as a home, equipped with plenty of beautiful rooms for entertaining

THE RICHARD NIXON LIBRARY YORBA LINDA Sculptured gardens and reflecting pools highlight the landscape, while inside you will find a faithful replica of the White House East Room with stunning crystal chandeliers. NIXONLIBRARYEVENTS.COM

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THE COLONY HOUSE | ANAHEIM

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES

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

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

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COURTESY OF MORGAN RUN

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HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY SPA & MARINA SAN DIEGO

Allow your guests to enjoy this breathtaking and multifaceted event space while you take your vows with the sparkling pool, palms and the vast Pacific Ocean as your wedding backdrop. Nothing could be more perfectly California on your special day!

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

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THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA | RIVERSIDE

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

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

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THE LANGHAM HUNTINGTON | PASADENA

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

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

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CAPE REY CARLSBAD, A HILTON RESORT | CARLSBAD

CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH | SAN DIEGO

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

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

OUE SKYSPACE LA & US BANK TOWER | LOS ANGELES

ALISO VIEJO COUNTRY CLUB | ALISO VIEJO

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

Nestled in one of the newest coastal hill communities, this country club welcomes a special event setting that serves up memorable celebrations of all kinds.

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

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

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The unique and exotic settings at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park provide an unforgettable scene for your special day. Celebrate among gorgeous views and some of the most incredible creatures on the planet. Call 619-685-3259 or visit sandiegozoo.org/weddings for more information.

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THE RANCH AT BANDY CANYON | ESCONDIDO

MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT | RANCHO SANTA FE

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

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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC | LONG BEACH

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

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

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

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

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FAZELI CELLARS | TEMECULA

RIVERWALK GOLF CLUB | SAN DIEGO

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

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

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VISIT OCEANSIDE | OCEANSIDE

THE FIFTH | ANAHEIM

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

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

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THE WESTIN SAN DIEGO GASLAMP QUARTER HOTEL SAN DIEGO From city chic ballrooms to terraces under the stars, the revitalizing venues at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel promise a beautiful celebration that is uniquely you. WESTINGASLAMP.COM

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THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE | SAN DIEGO Originally constructed as an Episcopal church, this elegant 1910 landmark is San Diego’s only remaining Classic Revival structure and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ABBEYWEDDINGS.COM

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COYOTE HILLS GOLF COURSE | FULLERTON

MOUNTAINGATE COUNTRY CLUB | LOS ANGELES

From our wisteria draped ceremony site to our elegant banquet rooms, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, Coyote Hills will provide the picture perfect setting for your wedding day celebration.

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

LOMAS SANTA FE COUNTRY CLUB | SOLANA BEACH

MARBELLA COUNTRY CLUB | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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

Marbella Country Club is an elegant, Mediterranean style, private clubhouse in San Juan Capistrano surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, large estates, lush greenery, and landscaping that overlooks our gorgeous waterfall with the Marbella crest.

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

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

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37320 De Portola Rd Temecula, CA 92592 (951)303.3366 www.fazelicellars.com

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

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

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DEAR CUTE

COUPLE SAYING I DO WITH MATCHING TATTOOS AND A FAMILY

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

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

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We specialize in creating one of a kind weddings and special events of all sizes and types that reflect your personal style and create memories to last a lifetime.

Visit lomassantafecc.com/weddings to find out more today!

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A GRAND WEDDING

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

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WEDDINGS AT THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE

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

(855) 254-0623 | ABBEYWEDDINGS.COM 2825 FIFTH AVE SAN DIEGO, CA 92103

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Riverwalk Golf Club offers two beautiful outdoor ceremony locations in addition to the indoor and outdoor reception spaces that can accommodate up to 220 guests. By providing a unique upscale ambiance paired with breathtaking views, Riverwalk is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

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On the horizon... Amazing things. Nestled along the San Diego coast, with unmatched views of the Pacific, Cape Rey offers the perfect place to start your life together. With our flexible venue spaces, we can accommodate guests for celebrations as intimate as 40 or as grand as 350. And our adjacent indoor and outdoor spaces allow for seamless transition between ceremony and reception, all while enjoying our signature ocean views.

Visit CapeRey.com/Weddings or email Weddings@CapeRey.com for more information

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The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove. ~ Unknown

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DELEC-TABLE DESIGN The functionality of a tabletop becomes an artistic expression of your wedding as you break bread for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Sit pretty with friends and family as you laugh, love and toast to new beginnings.

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CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS crownweddings.com [coordination]

PARK HYATT AVIARA aviaraweddings.com [location, catering & cake]

[photography] the youngrens [floral design] splendid sentiments [linens & rentals] apr fine linens [lighting & entertainment] the british dj [invitations] minted [wedding day stationery] brightly designed [favors] oriental trading company [entertainment] caprice strings [transportation] highline charter [groom’s formalwear] mens’ wearhouse

love story

Matthew incorporated their dog, Gus, into the proposal since they are both crazy about their dog. Telling Dana that Gus had taken something and put it in his crate, he had Dana check what was in there. Dana pulled out the engagement ring and found Matthew down on one knee!

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Matthew and Dana chose New Year’s Eve for their nuptials. Being able to ring in the New Year with friends and family together for their wedding was amazing!

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CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN conceptseventdesign.com [linens, rentals & lighting]

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love story

Yui and Jackson met in San Diego while Yui was participating in a foreign exchange program. She had just arrived and was very nervous about her English, which led to and her and Jackson working hard to communicate the first couple of weeks. They clicked very quickly and the rest is history!

love note

Jackson took Yui on a trip to see the Grand Canyon, and it was there that he proposed!

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BLUSH BOTANICALS blushbotanicals.com [floral design]

HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com [location & catering]

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love story

Brian proposed to Christine in their living room with a timeline of souvenirs and memorabilia from significant moments in their relationship!

love note

Brian’s father passed away a few years ago, and Brian’s mother gave Brian her engagement ring from his father to give Christine. The engagement ring made it even more touching to Christine!

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LAVISH WEDDINGS lavishweddings.com [coordination]

CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN conceptseventdesign.com [rentals]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

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love story

Adam and Christine met while Christine was working at a restaurant in 2010. Adam was the roommate of an old sushi chef of the restaurant and was a regular visitor. One night, Adam came in and they hit it off. They began to date, and the rest is history. Adam even proposed on their five-year anniversary with the exact ring Christine wanted, surprising her in the best way.

love note

Adam and Christine knew they were going to have a large guest list but still wanted a very intimate ceremony. Christine is a wedding planner, so she created their dream wedding by constructing a wedding from scratch. This meant choosing a venue that offered the best view of the city they love most, San Diego, but allowed them a blank slate to customize what they really wanted!

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LEAH MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY leahmariephotography.com [photography]

SOIRÉE DESIGN & EVENTS soireedesign.net [floral design]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

[location] leoness cellars [coordination] event wedding planning [rentals] madam palooza [catering] temecula catering [desserts] cakes to celebrate [entertainment] invisible touch events [gown designer] inbal dror [bridal salon] panache bridal [hair & makeup] vanessa riggs [engagement & wedding rings] the jewelry box

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Raelyn and Andrejus met while working on the Crystal Cruises, Symphony. They say fate must have brought them together because Raelyn found herself sitting at Andrejus’s workstation on her first day.

love note

For their proposal, Andrejus planned a weekend getaway in Laguna Beach. Raelyn spent a relaxing day at the spa and getting her nails done and in the evening, Andrejus proposed to her at sunset. Of course, she said yes!

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PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY barnettphoto.com [photography]

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS victoriawe.com [coordination]

[ceremony location] st. timothy catholic church [reception location & linens] casa del mar [floral design] tic-tock couture florals [rentals] prime booth slo mo video booth [lighting & entertainment] scott soluk dj [invitations] minted [wedding day stationery] invitation factory [cake & dessert bar] joanie’s & leigh’s cake divas [favors] the olive oil source & beaucoup [videography] just like film [transportation] transportation connection inc. [gown designer] martina liana [bridal salon] blush bridal couture [bridal shoes] kate spade [hair & makeup] luxury make-up therapy [bridesmaid dresses] nordstrom [engagement ring & wedding ring] cara jewelers, dubai

love story

Nicholas and Tania met while home from school, and were introduced by Tania’s friend and Nicholas’s brother. Bonding over growing up in the Middle East and the culture shock from their first year of school in North America, they became friends but didn’t date until eight years later once Tania moved back to United Arab Emirates!

love note

Although living in United Arab Emirates, they planned the wedding in California since a lot of family lived there. The planning of their wedding included a twelve-hour time difference!

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CROWN WEDDING & EVENTS crownweddings.com [coordination]

JENNIFER COLE FLORALS jennifercoleflorals.com [floral design]

BRILLIANT EVENT LIGHTING brillianteventlighting.com [lighting]

CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN conceptseventdesign.com [linens & rentals]

[location & catering] coronado cays yacht club [photography] lovers of love [rentals] apr fine linens [linens] luxe linens [rentals] fotobox [invitations & wedding day stationery] wendy ware designer [cake & dessert bar] dessertier [entertainment] ndemand [ceremony & cocktail entertainment] nathan welden [videography] anthology films [transportation] highline charter [gift registries] nordstrom & crate and barrel

love story

Christian and Jamie met while working at Nordstrom. Christian’s job was to check on Jamie’s department, but she didn’t realized that and thought he was just obsessed with her. They became friends and soon were inseparable!

love note

Christian proposed to Jamie while on their way to a restaurant. At first, Jamie was in a rush to go eat and didn’t realize he was proposing, but she soon understood what was happening!

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WAYNE & ANGELA PHOTOGRAPHERS wayneandangela.com [photography]

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love story

Dominique and James met under the clock tower at Grand Central in New York. Fatefully enough, their venue had a clock tower itself; similar to the one they met at for their first date!

love note

Dominique wore her mother’s wedding gown and her soon-to-be mother-in-law’s bracelet as she walked down the aisle, as two families became one!

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WHIMSIE STUDIOS whimsiephoto.com [photography]

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love story

After a fancy dinner for their anniversary, Miguel took Cristina for a gondola ride. There, Miguel got on one knee and proposed, surprising Cristina entirely. At the end of the ride, their families were waiting to continue the celebration!

love note

The night Miguel proposed to Cristina, he forgot his wallet, which made him more nervous!

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TRENDEE FLOWERS trendeeflowers.com [floral design]

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love story

Neema proposed to Laura Anne over a picnic at Torrey Pines Beach!

love note

Neema and Laura Anne had a fusion wedding with the traditional American ceremony mixed with traditional Persian. Their ceremony was even conducted in both English and Farsi!

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CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS crownweddings.com [coordination]

JENNIFER COLE FLORALS jennifercoleflorals.com [floral design]

FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

[location & catering] hotel del coronado [photography] the youngrens [linens] la tavola [draping & chargers] apr fine linens [dance floor & chairs] chiavari chair company [lighting] still listening productions [invitations & wedding day stationery] j grace [cake] dessertier [favors] brightly designed [groom’s suit] custom design [entertainment] tiernan tunes [entertainment] ndemand band [videography] quixotic pictures [hair & makeup] call me beautiful [gift registries] pottery barn & macy’s [honeymoon destination] dominican republic

love story

Tylor put together a surprise anniversary dinner for them in Fiji, but the real surprise was at dessert, where he presented Nicole with a video. The video showed family and friends saying a few words to Nicole and what they thought about her future with Tylor. As the video concluded, Nicole found Tylor right beside her on one knee!

love note

Tylor spent eight months planning his proposal to Nicole!

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FRIAR TUX SHOP friartux.com [formalwear]

CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN conceptseventdesign.com [linens]

[photography] rachael consaul photography [videography] gage hingeley [floral design] sugar rose flowers [rentals] abbey party rentals [invitations] paper source [dessert bar & cake] michelle coulon dessertier [favors] girard gourmet [entertainment] the class band [gown designer] watters [bridal salon] the dress theory san diego [hair] glo beauty bar [makeup] barri king [bridesmaids dresses] lulu’s [flower girl dresses] light in the box [engagement and wedding rings] kay jewelers [honeymoon destination] kauai, hawaii [honeymoon hotels] sheraton kauai

love story

Dor took Caroline to Multnomah Falls in Oregon. He had asked Caroline to record him at the top of the waterfall as a video to send home to their families. Instead, as Dor began to speak, Caroline forgot to hit record! She managed to hit record right as he got down on one knee, picking up Caroline’s gasp, but in the end, she had to eventually stop recording because she was shaking so hard!

love note

Caroline and Dor had been friends since 2004. They had no intention of dating each other or being more than friends in the entire first seven years they knew each other. In 2011, they reconnected after time of not seeing each other, and their friendship grew stronger than ever. One day, it just clicked that they were not only best friends, but meant for each other as well.

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BLESSED WEDDING INC. photosbyblessed.com [photography]

[location, linens & rentals] hotel del coronado [coordination] betty blue events [floral design] moments in bloom [entertainment] all around mobile sound [gown designer] archive bridal [hair & makeup] artistry by sabrina

love story

When on a family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard together, Adam and Veronica spent time colleting seashells from the beach. One day as they were walking along, Adam reached down and claimed he found a shiny one. Instead, it was the engagement ring intended for Veronica. At first, Veronica believed Adam truly had found it on the ground, but when Adam took her hand and got on one knee, she realized how serious he was.

love note

Adam and Veronica make their memories by working together. They made a lot of their wedding decorations by hand, which included a surfboard guestbook that they painted.

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CAPE REY CARLSBAD, A HILTON RESORT caperey.com [location, catering & cake]

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love story

Chad and Julie met at La Jolla Cove after a sunset swim. After an evening of sharing stories by the sea, their San Diego romance began!

love note

The most memorable moment of Julie and Chad’s wedding was the warmth of being surrounded by family and friends as they promised to spend the rest of their lives together.

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PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN pontewinery.com [location & catering]

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love story

Veronica and Kyle actually met by chance! They ran into each other at coffee shop and spoke for a while, but Kyle was too shy to ask for her number and they parted ways. They kept running into each other in town, and finally, Kyle mustered the nerve to ask for her number!

love note

Veronica was only visiting San Diego for the summer when she met Kyle. It was a summer romance that weathered six more years and now for life.

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ROSANNA HANSON PHOTOGRAPHY rosannahansonphotography.com [photography]

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Sean proposed to Jessica on their ten-year anniversary.

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love note

Jessica and Sean met their freshman year of high school at a mixer for their school. Sean attended a local all boys school, and Jessica attended the sister all girls school.

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

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love story

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

love note

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

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BRITTANEE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY brittaneetaylor.com [photography]

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love story

Tyler proposed to Danielle on her birthday. They went to Santa Monica for dinner, but first they made a stop at Danielle’s favorite spot over looking the ocean. There, Tyler asked Danielle what was she doing for the rest of her life.

love note

Danielle and Tyler love music and sent each other a new song everyday for the first month they met.

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PAUL BARNETT PHOTOGRAPHY barnettphoto.com [photography]

VICTORIA WEDDINGS & EVENTS victoriawe.com [coordination]

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love story

Usually the groom is the only one that does the Horrah, but Jessica wanted to be part of the action as well! Their favorite memory was flying through the air together.

love note

Their ceremony took place later in the evening, with beautiful lights hanging over the entire location!

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When the couple said “I do,” the bride’s mother had arranged for the cast of the play, Hamilton, to fly in and have a flash mob while singing the bride’s favorite song!

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The wedding was kept small and intimate with only nine people!

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love story

Michael and Clarice met at University of Arizona and were set up by a mutual friend. For the proposal, Michael took Clarice on a picnic on the beach. He waited until the sun had just started to set before getting down on one knee and proposing!

love note

Both Michael and Clarice grew up vacationing at Coronado. Coincidently enough, they both attended the same summer sailing camp, eating and loving the same restaurants, and most ironically, staying at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort at the same time period. Their love for Coronado made them realize their paths had crossed before! Additionally, since Coronado was the place of their first date and where they fell in love, it only made sense it was where they would be married.

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AJA LAUREN EVENT PRODUCTION ajalauren.com [coordination]

WILDFLOWER LINEN wildflowerlinens.com [rentals]

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The bride and groom met at a friend’s birthday party. Jennifer noticed that Ryan had been keeping an eye on her all night, and she found herself doing the same. Once she lost him from sight, she asked her friend where the cute guy in the blue collared shirt had gone - thinking he had left. As it turned out, he had been standing right behind her the whole time, waiting for her to turn around. It was love at first sight.

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Ryan wanted the proposal to be a complete surprise, but they had looked at rings and she knew a proposal was eminent. It even went as far as they went out to an extravagant anniversary dinner where Jennifer found a dozen roses but no ring because Ryan felt it would be too expected. A few days later, Jennifer’s father called a business dinner for the family. In the middle of dinner, the waiter brought the ring out in a box on a tray and lifted the cover. To a surprised Jennifer and applauding and cheering restaurant, Ryan asked her to marry him and she said yes!

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ORFILA VINEYARDS & WINERY orfila.com [location]

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The proposal happened when Michael and were vacationing with Michael’s family in Maui. Originally, Holly was put off because Michael’s family was being more quiet than usual. It ended up being because they were so nervous about blowing the surprise of the proposal! Michael requested to go for a walk to see the sunset, and they found themselves near a cliff overlooking the ocean. Michael dropped to one knee and proposed - leaving Holly completely stunned!

love note

The first and easiest wedding decision Holly and Michael made was picking their first dance song. Although non-traditional, they picked “Don’t Go Home Without Me” by LIGHTS, as a representation of their connection in taste of music. It was a talking point of the wedding, and friends and family continually asked about the song even after the wedding.

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marvelous marvelous KATIE & CHRIS

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CROWN WEDDINGS & EVENTS crownweddings.com [coordination]

THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES lodgetorreypines.com [location]

BRILLIANT EVENT LIGHTING brillianteventlighting.com [lighting]

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love story

Katie and Chris met their first week of college at a friend’s house, playing beer pong!

love note

Katie and Chris had chemistry immediately, but it took a while before they began dating.

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love story

Kyle proposed to Gabriella on the cliffs of Solana Beach. While Kyle proposed on one knee, Gabriella looked below to the beach and saw “Marry Me” written in the sand with candles!

love note

For their wedding, Kyle and Gabriella wrote their own vows and to their surprise, their vows nearly mirrored each other!

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Sam proposed after a romantic day of celebrating Sophie’s birthday. The day was full of surprises, but the last surprise came at dessert that night, when he surprised Sophie with a covered dessert plate. When they removed the lid, it was an empty plate with a small box, and on top, the engagement ring!

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Sophie visited numerous stores and countless websites, but couldn’t find the perfect dress. Sophie’s dad is a dress designer by trade, and he made her the perfect dress, along with all the bridesmaid dresses!

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Jared proposed to Danielle in downtown Chicago in a horse drawn carriage. As they rode through the beautiful city lights that night, it began to snow!

love note

Danielle and Jared remember meeting for the first time in kindergarten, but didn’t go on a date until almost twenty-eight years later after running into each other at the same Christmas boat parade party.

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Ben proposed to Courtney at their ‘secret spot.’ Ben was swimming and Courtney was on the sand when Ben yelled, “Court, look what I found!” At first, she thought it was a turtle, but then quickly saw that it was a ring box. This ‘secret spot’ had no cell service, so they were able to enjoy their engagement alone and celebrate the beginning of their new chapter!

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Courtney and Ben met while filming Pawn Stars. They were both living in New York at the time, but they met when they moved to Las Vegas to film the show!

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Brad completely decorated a park for their proposal! He had a 1950s Rolls Royce pick Stevie up from her night job with help from her managers and drive her to the park, where they put on a blindfold before arriving. Once she removed the blindfold, she was on one end of a red carpet, with friends and family all along the sides, and Brad on the other end!

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Stevie and Brad’s favorite part about their wedding was being with friends, family, love, and all the dancing that took place!

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