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DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER

CALIFORNIA TheKnot.com/california

2018

BEST OF WEDDINGS WINNERS Venues, Florists, Photographers

plus MORE COLOR PALETTES BY SEASON THE PERFECT PLACE TO SAY “I DO” BUILD A MEANINGFUL BOUQUET

YOU’RE ENGAGED!

EYE CANDY

GOWNS YOU ’LL LOVE

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DRESS SHOPPING SECRETS

Here’s What to Do Next

12 CALIFORNIA WEDDINGS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GET TING MARRIED IN

Greater Los Angeles / San Diego / Orange County / Inland Empire California Coast / Wine Country / Sacramento / Tahoe / Greater Bay Area


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CONTENTS

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get the look theknot.com editor’s letter checklist laid-back alfresco affair ask the knot squad top picks inside scoop expert advice the wed thread haute hues big question marriage licenses and wedding announcements snapshot

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love sweet love

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Can you love, honor and cherish a day?

Defined by our majestic surroundings, The Bridges has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. Our professional staff will cater to your every need to ensure your vision for this most special of occasions is an unforgettable celebration. Call 925-735-4253 ext. 3 or visit thebridgesgolf.com/tk for availability or to schedule a personal tour.

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fashion & beauty 177

the get-real guide to dress shopping Truths you should know before your first bridal salon appointment.

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maid for style Get inspired by the hottest dress trends to ensure your bridesmaids look, and feel, flawless on your day.

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a matter of time Let the season of your wedding influence your bridal makeup.

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love sweet love

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shades for every season

style 109

shades for every season The prettiest color palettes for any time of year.

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your perfect venue Find the ideal setting for your day with our personality-based guide.

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the language of flowers Put together a meaningful bouquet.

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a matter of time

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FROM LEF T: REBECC A YALE PHOTOGR APHY; KENNETH WILL ARDT/ TRUNK ARCHIVE

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Craving a standout gown? This season’s dresses are fun, flirty and (almost) good enough to eat.

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Historic ELEGANCE CHAPEL OF ORANGE 215 N. GRAND ST., ORANGE, CA 855-263-2201 • INFO@CHAPELOFORANGE.COM WWW.CHAPELOFORANGE.COM

• “VOTED BEST ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING VENUE” IN 2016 BY OC HOTLIST • FEATURING A VARIETY OF ALLINCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGES

Photography Courtesy of Ashley Paige Photography

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CONTENTS

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dani & j.b.

planning 205

your just engaged to-dos Tasks you can do right now.

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how to throw a daytime wedding Host an afternoon bash that’s just as fun as any evening event.

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cassie & lindsey

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annie & russell

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arden & brock

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becky & jeff april 17, san josé del cabo, mexico

real wedding budget key $

= $20,000 or less

alex & spencer may 20, los angeles

august 27, grand lake, co

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dani & j.b. july 15, santa susana

october 28, los gatos

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kelsey & brandon december 5, long beach

may 20, hopland

Show your squad a good time with these five ’grammable trips.

lindsay & miguel august 19, la jolla

july 8, san luis obispo

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insta-worthy bachelorette spots

erin & marshall

taylor & brendan may 20, palm springs

september 10, sonoma

Some of our favorite catering trends to make your day one to remember.

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nathalie & max

summer & kiernan august 19, san clemente

june 17, san francisco

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grace & kunal august 18, dana point

We know your #1 question is “How much does this cost?” so we worked with the couples to tally up their final budgets (sweat and tears not included!). Keep in mind that this total doesn’t reflect the prices of their individual wedding professionals or the quality of their work. Every couple has different priorities— while one might have spent the majority of their budget on a stellar cake, another might have splurged on their photographer or showstopping florals.

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$$$ = $40,001–$60,000

$$$$ = $60,001–$85,000

$$$$$ = $85,001+

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BREATHTAKING PICTURE-PERFECT

OCEAN VIEWS ON-SITE WEDDING SPECIALISTS

ELEGANT EUROPEAN

ARCHITECTURE EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

NO DREAM IS TOO BIG, NO DETAIL IS TOO SMALL.

From your first step to your last, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa will be there to guide you through your special day. Make the wedding of your dreams become a reality with your own per sonal touc hes. To plan an appointment, please contact our wedding specialist at (831) 645-4033 or weddings@montereyplazahotel.com.

– Refreshingly Classic –

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Imagine

Destination wedding venues and resorts situated alo

BEACH WINE COUNTRY

MOUNTAI NS

highwaywestvacations.com/weddings groups@highwaywestvacations.com (208) 576-1096 @highwaywestvacations

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Forever

ed along nature’s greatest highways and byways.

AI NSIDE LAKEFRONT RAIN FOREST

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ABOUT THE COVER

1 Dress, $2,995, cape, $1,725, Monique Lhuillier at M Bride, MBrideSalon .com (La Jolla), Bridal Galleria, BridalGalleria .com (San Francisco), Monique Lhuillier, MoniqueLhuillier.com (Los Angeles); earrings, $1,660, Mastoloni.com; ring, $495, VictoriaSix .com; shoes, $1,245, ChristianLouboutin.com

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get the look

Check out more fashion-forward dresses for your wedding day and beyond at TheKnot.com/fashion.

2 Dress, price upon request, Marchesa at Kinsley James, KinsleyJames.com (Los Angeles), Lovella Bridal, LovellaBridal.com (Glendale), Bridal Galleria, BridalGalleria.com (San Francisco); engagement ring, $20,000, wedding ring, $850, ApresJewelry .com; earrings, $190, CZby KennethJayLane.com; bracelet, $36,675, EffyJewelry.com

With its colorful interior and enormous selection of candies, Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City felt like the perfect location for our fashion and cover shoot full of fun, confectionary dresses.

3 Dress, $8,990, Carolina Herrera at Marina Morrison, MarinaMorrison.com (San Francisco), Nordstrom Wedding Suite, NordstromWeddings.com (Canoga Park), Jinwang, Jinwang.net (San Francisco); earrings, $2,300, cocktail ring, $2,750, VictoriaSix.com

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L O V E S W E E T L O V E We pulled an all-nighter to take over the Dylan’s Candy Bar flagship store in New York. Below, a sneak peek at our crazy, candy-fueled shoot.

8:30 PM Call time.

9:40 PM Prop stylist Martha Bernabe knows finding the perfect backdrop sometimes means taking the search to new heights.

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11:10 PM Photographer Ari Michelson regroups with the team before getting down to business.

1:17 AM Our model poses in one of our cover looks.

2:50 AM WE NEED CANDY.

4:35 AM 5:18 AM Digital tech One shot Louise Kahn keeps to go. us awake in the early morning hours by making us laugh.

6:12 AM Ten hours later, and we finally got the last shot. That’s a wrap!

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PHOTOGRAPHY Ari Michelson FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Mark Anthony using Phyto Paris for Exclusive Artists MAKEUP Daniella Shachter using NARS Cosmetics for Workgroup PROP STYLING Martha Bernabe LOCATION Dylan’s Candy Bar Third Avenue Flagship, New York City

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Ari Simphoukham

Tucked into a quiet corner of Marin County, The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap provides a beautiful setting to begin your happily ever after. The natural beauty of the course provides a spectacular backdrop for your outdoor ceremony and our gorgeous, spacious salons and outdoor terrace are the perfect choice for your reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Intimate or grand, informal or lavish, The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap is the premier destination for creating wedding memories.

333 Biscayne Drive • San Rafael, CA 94901 • 415-453-4910 • peacockgapclubhouse.com

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EDITOR IN CHIEF

Kristen Maxwell Cooper DESIGN DIRECTOR

DEPUTY EDITOR

MANAGING EDITOR

MANAGING EDITOR

REAL WEDDINGS DIRECTOR

PHOTO DIRECTOR

Tracy Everding

Lauren Kay

Susan Berryman

Maria Bouselli

Rebecca Crumley

Kathy Nguyen

SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR SENIOR NEWS EDITOR FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR STYLE & PLANNING EDITOR REAL WEDDINGS EDITORS ASSISTANT EDITOR, RESEARCH ASSISTANT EDITOR, PHOTO ASSOCIATE DIGITAL EDITOR, PHOTO ASSISTANT EDITORS, DIGITAL EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, FASHION & BEAUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SOCIAL EDITOR, SOCIAL CONTRIBUTING ART DIRECTOR REAL WEDDINGS DESIGNERS SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER VIDEO PRODUCER EDITORIAL & MARKETING COORDINATOR

Ivy Jacobson Esther Lee Shelley Brown Alyssa Longobucco Becky Murray, Rachel Sylvester Katie Kortebein Rebecca Delman Jessica Kane Maggie Seaver, Sophie Ross Farah Prince Whitney Little Jessica Molinari Michele Parrella Kasey Schroeder, Kate Richter Jacquie Militano Jose Marmolejos Toni Franchini

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PRODUCTION VP, PRODUCTION Frank Dolphens PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jesse Hardy SYSTEMS MANAGER Sheryl Ziegler SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Katie Hover GRAPHIC DESIGNER Nicole Daberkow PHOTO PRODUCTION MANAGER Carly Steier CONTENT EDITOR Lois Brunnert Bethune THE STUDIO @ XO VP, CUSTOM CONTENT & HEAD OF STUDIO Nick Fortunato EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Elizabeth Roehrig EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Joanna Dedvukaj SENIOR EDITORS Cassie Kreitner, Kate Traverson ASSOCIATE COPY EDITOR Kelsey Paine SENIOR DESIGNER Amanda Kocis Gallagher JUNIOR DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR Claire Flanagan SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR Alexandra Ramey SALES & MARKETING PRESIDENT, LOCAL MARKETPLACE Paul Bascobert, pbascobert@xogrp.com GROUP VP, LOCAL SALES John Pike, jpike@xogrp.com (212) 515-3535 PUBLISHER Carolyn Mantone, cmantone@theknot.com (888) 873-5093 REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Steve Pironti, spironti@theknot.com (650) 548-1307 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Elise Kneram, ekneram@theknot.com (877) 869-6042

SENIOR REGIONAL/NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER SPECIALIST REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR SENIOR FASHION ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE BEAUTY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE SENIOR DIRECTOR, SHOWS & EVENTS DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MARKETING STRATEGY SPECIALIST DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS SENIOR MANAGER, PUBLIC RELATIONS

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COFOUNDER Carley Roney The Knot California is a publication of Weddingpages LLC, a subsidiary of XO Group Inc. All content © 2018 XO Group Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction, either in whole or in part, is forbidden without written permission from the publisher. The Knot, TheKnot.com and The Knot California are trademarks of XO Group Inc. The Knot is not responsible for the return or loss of, or damage to, unsolicited materials. Those submitting manuscripts, photographs, artwork and other materials for consideration should not send originals, unless specifically requested to do so in writing by The Knot. Manuscripts, artwork and other materials submitted must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Editorial Offices: 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 (212) 219-8555. Production Offices: 11106 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE 68137 (800) 843-4983. please recycle after wedding

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Sandy

toes and Salty kisses

Blessed with sweeping ocean views, ideal weather and venues overlooking Southern California’s breathtaking sunsets, Redondo Beach is always wedding-ready. Whether you live half a world away or call these shores home, our warm and picturesque beachside city can offer the destination wedding of your dreams.

RedondoBeachWeddings.org | 800.282.0333

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.com/california Discover new ideas, get answers to your questions and find local wedding pros that fit your style and budget.

REAL WEDDINGS

get inspired

GO LOCAL

connect with pros and find tips

Discover the top-rated wedding pros in your area and find out why couples love them at TheKnot.com/bow. k

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Gather your dream team of local wedding vendors with the help of our Ultimate Wedding Guides at TheKnot.com/california. Your state directory has everything you need to know about saying “I do,” from securing your marriage license to statewide marriage stats. Then, connect with planners, photographers and more by searching by region and price in our local Marketplace.

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Browse weddings from across California, including Erik and Mike’s chic Palm Springs wedding at Frank Sinatra’s former home. Sleek silver, gray and black details complemented the property’s mid-century design and piano-shaped pool. “It was almost like the house was wearing a tuxedo, so no one else needed to,” Mike says of their intimate sunset ceremony surrounded by 100 family members and friends.

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California| New York | Destination www.RebeccaYalePhotography.com | Rebecca@rebeccayale.com

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EDITOR ’S LE T TER

CANDY GIRL Yes, that’s me cheesing for the camera at our shoot—I couldn’t resist playing with the oversize candy props!

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” Burt Bacharach’s song kept popping into my head as we worked on this issue—especially when we locked ourselves in a candy store overnight to shoot our fashion feature (p. 196). It’s no secret we live in a tough world right now, and at times, it’s hard to see the love—but I’m here to tell you, it’s there and there’s a lot of it. After all, in the 21-year history of The Knot, we’ve helped over 25 million to-be-weds bring together family members and friends to throw epic celebrations of love. And when it’s all said and done, we get to share those moments of laughter, happy tears and pure joy in our magazine, online and on social media to help inspire couples just like you. So thank you for allowing us to guide you on this incredible journey, and for proving that the world is still full of love, sweet love.

K R I S T E N M A X W E L L CO O P E R

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CONGRATULATIONS

you’re engaged!

Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

book a venue Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then, set the date.

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hire your vendors Research and book pros—anyone you have to have should be locked in ASAP.

gather your crew Ask your besties to stand beside you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.

register & create a website Start a wish list and site. Share the link with guests so they’re in on all the details, like hotel room blocks.

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plan the ceremony Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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complete your team Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

buy the rings Shop for and purchase your wedding rings—don’t forget insurance (now it’s starting to feel really real, right?).

choose a point person If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task a friend or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

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buy the formalwear Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.

choose your wedding paper Order invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

finalize other party details Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

go for fittings Attend the final dress fitting and arrange for suit or tux rental pickup.

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get the marriage license Pick up this must-have document at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

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get married!

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The planning and hard work is behind you—time to celebrate your new status.

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nail down the budget Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).

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The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner app is the only app that pulls together your vision, pros and guests—and puts planning in the palm of your hand.

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find your wedding style The first thing you’ll do in our app is take an image-based style quiz to help zero in on your wedding vibe (more on that on the next page). Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision that you can easily share with family and local pros with one click. This way, everyone knows exactly what you mean when you say “romantic garden party.” keep organized You’ll find all of your planning to-dos, and when to do them, in the app’s checklist. Best of all, it’s customizable to your celebration. If you’re not hiring an officiant because your uncle is doing the honors, that to-do disappears off your list. Worried about staying on budget? The app’s budgeting tool tells you how much to put toward individual tasks, and tracks overall spending. compile your dream team We’ll take the info you share with the app and provide you with personalized vendor suggestions. You can also browse thousands of awardwinning pros, including planners and photographers, through The Knot Marketplace. manage your registry Keep an eye on your registries straight from the app. Your wedding day isn’t the only time you’ll receive gifts (there’s the engagement party and shower too), so make it easy on guests and keep your wish list full of options. And check out The Knot Newlywed Fund—you can ask for cash to put toward things like a down payment on a home. think of your guests Give guests all the info they’ll need, like hotel details and registry links, in one pretty package with the app’s wedding website feature. We’ll guide you as you design your site. You can also sync it with your phone contacts (to save time address hunting) and use it to stay on top of RSVPs. get your day-of timeline As you check off your to-dos, the app creates a day-of timeline behind the scenes to ensure everything goes off without a hitch on your wedding day. Share it with your vendors, wedding party and parents. This way, everyone will be on the same page—and you can focus on your walk down the aisle and making it the best day ever.

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THE KNOT TOOL S

LE T ’ S G E T STA RT E D ON

Not sure how to define your style and theme? Download The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get a personalized Wedding Vision.

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DISCOVER YOUR ST YLE No couple is just one set style—instead you’ll get a series of words that describe your wedding vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros.

CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping right will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus there’s room for personalized must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, dog-friendly ceremony space or room for a sangeet).

SHARE YOUR IDEAS When you’re ready, send your vision board to your besties and the people bringing your day to life. A series of images will help to convey your “romantic garden party” style and theme.

PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALET TE Check out the colors that best match your wedding style. And the best part—you can always change them up as you plan.

GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget—starting with your venue.

SAY “I DO” WITH EASE As you check off your to-dos, we’ll create a personalized day-of timeline to help you pull off the best day ever.

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laid-back alfresco affair PHOTOGR APHY BY KRISTINE HERMAN PHOTOGR APHY

BRANNAN EVENTS & DESIGN hosted a bright bash at ARACELY CAFE in San Francisco using velvet linens, mustard and wood accents, and an abudance of bougainvillea.

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“In Aracely Cafe’s courtyard, there is a pergola with overflowing bougainvillea bushes. I highlighted this natural feature with complementary arrangements. Pairing a rich shade, like mustard, with bold pinks added dimension and edginess.” —Elise Brannan, Brannan Events & Design

LOCAL TREND ALERT The Knot editors are traveling the country, reporting on the latest wedding style and tech trends brought to life by local wedding pros. San Francisco’s noteworthy details come from Sweet Springs Rentals and Brannan Events & Design. The made-to-order crêpes station and signature drink, autumn smash, captured the essense of a hip Sunday brunch.

THE TEAM VENUE Aracely Cafe PLANNER Brannan Events & Design PHOTOGRAPHY Kristine Herman Photography VIDEOGRAPHY

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Q AND A

ask the knot squad We tapped our experts for answers to your most pressing questions.

CARLEY RONEY Cofounder, The Knot

BRITTNY DRYE Founder and editor in chief, Love Inc. Mag

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SHAWNA GOHEL Founder and editor in chief, Maharani Weddings

MARK INGRAM Owner and creative director, Mark Ingram Atelier

BRITTANY LO CEO and founder, Beautini

HARMONY WALTON Founder, Jet Fete and The Bridal Bar

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I’m not ready to commit to invitations, but I want to send out my save-the-dates. Do they have to match? CARLEY RONEY: Not at all. It’s important to think about the big picture, but not if it stresses you out (and takes the fun out of planning). Lots of couples send out extra-fun save-the-dates that speak more to their personalities than set a style statement for what’s to come. Send photo save-the-dates using your engagement pictures, or if you’re having lots of guests from out of town, mail personalized luggage tags with your wedding info. If you have a special furry friend, use this as an opportunity to include them in your wedding with a cute photo or illustration, or even incorporate your proposal. If you said “yes” in front of the Eiffel Tower, have a sweet Parisian twist, or if it was during a quiet game night at home, replicate the board game with the basic info for the wedding day. PLANNING

How can I tell if possible vendors are LGBTQ friendly? BRIT TNY DRYE: No one wants to have that conversation of, “Oh, by the way, I’m a woman marrying a woman, are you cool with that?” To avoid that awkward, and possibly heartbreaking, exchange, there are ways to determine if a wedding pro is equality minded before even sending an initial inquiry email. Do a deep dive into their online presence. Does their website contain same-sex couples? Do they use gender-neutral language? Do their social accounts proclaim excitement for same-sex marriage or have photos of same-sex couples? You can always go back to June 2015 to see if they posted about marriage equality too. And you can also see if they’re a preferred vendor of, or have had work featured on, equality-minded sites like The Knot or Love Inc.

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What are some budget-friendly activities to keep guests entertained at the cocktail hour or reception? MARY CHATMAN: If you’re having an outdoor wedding, include games like ring toss and Jenga. They’re fun and interactive, plus you can keep them for future backyard parties with friends. For the reception, Mad Libs or crossword puzzles at tables can be the perfect icebreaker to get your guests engaged in conversation. Don’t stress too much about providing entertainment during the reception— let your DJ or band take the lead and do what they do best. Remember: Dancing doesn’t cost a thing, and doing something like a soul train line is a great way to get guests on their feet and on the dance floor. You can even come up with your own routine to a specific song and teach your friends and family members as a way to ensure they’ll remember your wedding every time they hear that tune. >>

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FA S H I O N

I’ve tried on so many different dresses and I’m feeling really overwhelmed—what should my next step be? MARK INGR AM: Relax! Sometimes women put too much pressure on themselves to find “the one.” You already found your perfect person, so finding the dress should be a joyful part of the planning process. Start by recalling the styles you were first drawn to—did you love every cap-sleeve dress you tried on? Focus on this silhouette next time you shop, and plan to go with just one or two people whose opinion you really trust, as too many can confuse you. A lot of brides actually find it easiest to make their final decision while shopping alone. Beyond that, consider your venue and what will work with the location, style and theme you’ve planned. Most importantly, focus on what makes you feel good.

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PLANNING

My fiancé and I come from two different cultural backgrounds and are planning a fusion wedding. What’s the best way to honor traditions from both sides? SHAWNA GOHEL: There are so many ways to combine traditions, so have fun and think outside the box—whether that means choosing fashions from both cultures or choreographing a dance to music from each background. Start by looking at your families’ heritages to see if there’s any overlap between the two. If so, this can be a sweet shared ritual to showcase on your wedding day. Or choose one of your favorite customs from each side. Practice both or combine the two with a modern twist for a unique spin all your own. If you’d rather keep it simple, include a cultural element in traditional “I dos,” like adding Indian kundan jewelry to a classic white gown. Don’t be afraid to break the rules—do what feels right for you both.

I’ve heard a lot about airbrush makeup— should I consider it for my wedding? BRIT TANY LO: Airbrush is a popular option for bridal makeup, but it’s not for everyone. It really depends on your skin type. Consult with your makeup artist during your trial and see if they would recommend it for you. Then use your trial as a way to test the look. How do you feel about it initially? How do you think you look in it? How does it wear throughout the day? Both traditional and airbrush foundation should last all day, so try both to figure out which is best for you. In general, if you have normal to oily skin, airbrush may be a great choice, but if your skin tends to be dry, the makeup could get flaky. Another thing to consider is while airbrush application can be quicker, it can be harder to touch up after all those emotional happy tears. T R AV E L

What’s a US spot for my bachelorette party that isn’t been there, done that? HARMONY WALTON: While the tried-and-true boozy bachelorette weekend is always a hit, for a unique trip, seek out a locale that can pamper your group and offer fun activities a bit different from the typical beach day. For instance, Park City, Utah, and Beaver Creek, Colorado, have summer and winter activities that mix spa treatments and shopping with a bit of adventure. Skiing and snowshoeing will get your heart racing (and make a decadent hot chocolate taste even better), while an afternoon spent rafting and horseback riding is a good reason to enjoy a massage.

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ELEONORA BARNA PHOTOGRAPHY

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BRIDAL ELEGANCE STUDIO

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wedding venues DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN HOME SWEET HOME COTTAGE AND RANCH THE HOMESTEAD L.A. BANQUETS– LE FOYER BALLROOM MALIBU WEST BEACH CLUB MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN SKI AREA MOUNTAINGATE COUNTRY CLUB NOOR PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN ROSE GARDEN ESTATE TRIUNFO CREEK VINEYARDS THE VINEYARDS WEDGEWOOD WEDDINGS | SIERRA LA VERNE WILSHIRE LOFT

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AaronMonroe.com “Aaron literally took our breath away with his wedding shots. The pictures were beyond anything we even imagined.”

ELEONORA BARNA PHOTOGRAPHY Eleonora.photo “Creative, open-minded, professional, kind, accommodating, reasonably priced and, most importantly, ABSOLUTELY an AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER—that’s Eleonora.”

SHUMANEV PRODUCTION Shumanev.com “Dmitry guided us and the entire venue through the day so seamlessly! Felt just like hanging out with friends! The results speak for themselves. It’s an art.”

VITAE WEDDINGS VitaeWeddings.com “Beyond thrilled with how our wedding and engagement photos turned out. Stacie and Callie at Vitae were unbelievably amazing to work with and created MAGIC.” ADAM KENT PHOTOGRAPHY ALEX W PHOTOGRAPHY ANYA KERNES PHOTOGRAPHY ARTLIGHT PHOTO ASHLEY STREFF PHOTOGRAPHY AURA ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY BLUSHING BRIDE PHOTO VIDEO BONPHOTAGE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERON JORDAN ARTISTRY CHRIS SEID PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTINE SKARI PHOTOGRAPHY CINESTORY FILMS CLARKIE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS DAN SAUER PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHY DUANE PECK, DIGITAL STUDIOS ELIZABETH BURGI PHOTOGRAPHY ELLA BAR PHOTOGRAPHY ERIN SHIMAZU PHOTOGRAPHY FITZ CARLILE PHOTOGRAPHY FRANK J LEE PHOTOGRAPHY GENE KANG PHOTO GENESIS WEDDINGS INDI SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY JENNIFER LOURIE PHOTOGRAPHY JESSICA GRAZIA MANGIA PHOTOGRAPHY JOEY IKEMOTO PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN AND COLETTE PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN WARREN PHOTOGRAPHY KELLEY RAYE - PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN DINH PHOTOGRAPHY LADIGITALPHOTO

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THE BLACK TUX FRIAR TUX SHOP HEYWOOD & RINGO TIEMART, INC.

1080P HIGH DEFINITION CINEMATOGRAPHY | HD FILM GROUP 5 STAR PRODUCTION A SUNNY DAY ALAN LARSEN FILMS ALL BECAUSE HE ASKED AMOR IN MOTION APRIL STORY FILMS BRAND VIDEOGRAPHY BYDESIGN FILMS SOCAL CINESTORY FILMS CLEAR VISION VIDEOGRAPHY EMERGE FILMS KAYLEE LAMOINE PRODUCTIONS KILLER CREATIONS CINEMATOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE.FILM PICTURE PERFECT CINEMA SHUMANEV PRODUCTION SHUTTER AND SOUND FILMS SPIN THE DIAL FILMS TSI VIDEO PRODUCTIONS YOUR ROYAL WEDDING YOURS TRULY MEDIA

photo booths THE BOOTH & BUS CO. THE HIPSTR COMPANY– LOS ANGELES PIXSTER PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL SELFIE BOOTHPHOTO BOOTH RENTAL COMPANY SNAPCAM PHOTO BOOTH SOCIALLIGHT SOCAL

BRIDAL ELEGANCE STUDIO BridalEleganceStudio.com “From their professional and knowledgeable staff to their beautiful selection of dresses, I knew that I had made the right choice by coming here.”

JINZA COUTURE BRIDAL JinzaBridal.com “They have a beautiful collection of dresses and also offer customized services so you can have your very own wedding dress that makes you feel special.” DELLA CURVA (PLUS-SIZE BRIDAL SALON) LILI BRIDALS STRUT BRIDAL SALON–SIZES 12+ TRISH PENG // CUSTOM BRIDAL

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LAURA FORD PHOTOS LILIUMROAD LULAN PHOTOGRAPHY LUNA BELLA PHOTOS M. HART PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL FARMER PHOTOGRAPHY MOLLY + CO MOSAIC BY MG NICOLETTE MOKU PHOTOGRAPHY PANAS PHOTOGRAPHY RHANIEL MIEL PHOTOGRAPHY ROB GREER PHOTOGRAPHY SANAZ PHOTOGRAPHY SPLASHES OF TIME PHOTOGRAPHY THE VONDYS. WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH LOVE BY GEORGIE YAIR HAIM PHOTOGRAPHY YOUR ROYAL WEDDING YOURS TRULY MEDIA

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PHAMOUS BEAUTY PhamousBeauty.com “She really took the time and knew how to make each person look good with the features they have. Once she’s done, you’re left feeling beautiful.” ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HAIR AND MAKEUP AMY H MAKEUP AUBREY DANIELLE GLAM BEAUTY LOUNGE LA BLISS BRIDAL BEAUTY BRIDES BY DIANA BRIDES BY STEPHANIE DIAMOND BEAUTY HAIR AND MAKEUP ELITE MAKEUP DESIGNS EYE DO MAKEUP & HAIR LLC FAIRYTALE HAIR AND MAKEUP HANNAH ELISABETH BEAUTY THE HEART OF MAKEUP MEG O’HARE BEAUTY MG HAIR & MAKEUP MIRROR, MIRROR BEAUTY

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MINK PHOTOGRAPHY

COMPOSING REALITY PHOTOGRAPHY

PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN

PARTY POSIES FLORAL & EVENT PLANNING

PonteWinery.com

MOBILE BRIDAL SALON RACHEL SILBER’S MAKEUP ARTISTRY SACRED MANE BY SIERRA ENGLISH HAIR SUZIE MOLDAVON, MAKEUP & EYEBROW ARTIST VALERIE HARRISON STYLIST

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wedding cakes & desserts PIECE OF CAKE, L.A. VANILLA BAKE SHOP

bands AMERICAN IDOL, THE VOICE, MJ ENTERTAINMENT BEN MALLARE EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT LA SONORA DE LOS ANGELES LUCKY DEVILS BAND THE REPLICAS MUSIC

djs BOUQUET SOUND THE CARTELLE GROUP DAVE MANCINI–MC/DJ DJ & MUSICIAN PETE GOSLOW DJ KAMAYO ENTERTAINMENT F & J ENTERTAINMENT WEDDING DJ & MASTER OF CEREMONIES FLAWLESS ENTERTAINMENT DJS HEY MISTER DJ JACK C FARMER JK WEDDING EVENTS KRIEGER

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PartyPosies.com

LET’S PARTY LA ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES NIGHT TO REMEMBER DJS NYC DJ’S ENTERTAINMENT PRISM DJS SOUNDWAVE PRODUCTIONS VIP DJ ENTERTAINMENT VOX DJS WHO’S THAT DJ?

ensembles & soloists HUDSON&DELILAH

wedding florists PARTY POSIES FLORAL & EVENT PLANNING PartyPosies.com “Party Posies helped create my wonderful centerpieces. Rosana and Anita did an amazing job bringing our wedding vision to life.” DESIGNS BY KELLY CLARK EVENTS BY ADAM AFARA FLORUNIQUE LA PETITE FLEUR LOS ANGELES FLORAL COUTURE MITSUKO FLORAL MY WEDDING BLOOMS PAVAN FLORAL

invitations INK TOPIARY

TWENTY MILE HOUSE

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favors

honeymoon & travel

RESCUE FLATS

DIVINE DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS HONEYMOONS, INC. TRIPGUY

RescueFlats.com “By far my best detail! Every gal LOVED the Rescue Flats! The quality is awesome. Definitely recommend them—well worth it!” CINDEROLLIES | BRIDAL PARTY BALLET FLATS PETITE25 STUDIOS

officiants & premarital counseling GREAT OFFICIANTS–FUN AND ROMANTIC CEREMONIES LET’S GET MARRIED BY MARIE OFFICIANT GUY WEDDING OFFICIANT JON WEDDINGS BY MARSHA

party rentals & service staff PROVENANCE RENTALS

lighting & décor PÄRD_ PRODUCTIONS

dance lessons FIRST DANCE AND FITNESS YOUR NIGHT CHOREO

calligraphy

wine, champagne & liquor

SV CALLIGRAPHY & ART

BARSPIRIT

gown cleaning & preservation AFFORDABLE PRESERVATION COMPANY JOCELYN A DUNGCA BRIDAL DESIGNS AND ALTERATIONS THE WILLIAMSBURG SEAMSTER

unique ideas THE PUZZLED ONE Puzzled1.com/ unity-ceremony-wedding-puzzles “Jeannette was wonderful and patient with us, and made the process effortless. We received our puzzle and loved the quality, and proudly display it in our home.” FILTERED VOWS–SNAPCHAT FILTERS FOR YOUR WEDDING!

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wedding venues PONTE WINERY & VINEYARD INN PonteWinery.com “The moment I saw it, I knew I would get married here! Gorgeous, food was amazing, the staff was on top of everything! Cannot say enough good things.”

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photographers 5 STAR PRODUCTION ALEX AND JANA PHOTOGRAPHY ALICIA DANIELLE PHOTOGRAPHY AMBRE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY ART TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY BLUE SPOT PHOTOGRAPHY BUDNICK PHOTOGRAPHY CARRIE MCGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHY D. PARK PHOTOGRAPHY DEVYN LEONE PHOTOGRAPHY DUANE PECK, DIGITAL STUDIOS EMRY PHOTOGRAPHY FRANK J LEE PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCH ROMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY GOLDEN ARROW PHOTO HEATHER GUZEL PHOTOGRAPHY JESSICA GRAZIA MANGIA PHOTOGRAPHY JORDAN GALINDO PHOTOGRAPHY KARL VERKADE PHOTOGRAPHY KONA BLUE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LAARNE LULAN PHOTOGRAPHY MATTHEW NIGEL PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL FARMER PHOTOGRAPHY

O’RYAN EMPIRE PHOTOGRAPHY OANA FOTO SELCOUTH CREATIVE SHUMANEV PRODUCTION SPLASHES OF TIME PHOTOGRAPHY THREE16 PHOTOGRAPHY WASIO PHOTOGRAPHY WHEELAND PHOTOGRAPHY WINDY CITY PRODUCTION WITH LOVE BY GEORGIE WONDERLAND WEDDINGS YAIR HAIM PHOTOGRAPHY YOURS TRULY MEDIA

videographers 5 STAR PRODUCTION A TOUCH OF SOUL PRODUCTIONS ALAN LARSEN FILMS ALL BECAUSE HE ASKED ANDHER VISUALS BY ALEXANDER MA BYDESIGN FILMS SOCAL EMMA LYNN CINEMA ENCOR STUDIO FOCUSED BLISS PRODUCTIONS KAYLEE LAMOINE PRODUCTIONS LOVE IS CINEMA ROYAL FILMS SHUMANEV PRODUCTION WINDY CITY PRODUCTION WONDERLAND WEDDINGS YOURS TRULY MEDIA

photo booths FOTO VIBE PHOTO STATION LASTING MOMENTS PHOTO BOOTH

ROCKING THE EVENT PRODUCTIONS SELFIE BOOTH–PHOTO BOOTH RENTAL COMPANY SOCIALLIGHT SOCAL

bridal salons BELLASPOSA BRIDAL & PHOTOGRAPHY THE BUSTLE LUMIÈRE COUTURE BRIDAL MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON NORDSTROM WEDDING SUITE SIMPLYBRIDAL SHOWROOM– COSTA MESA STYLED BY TC

menswear FRIAR TUX SHOP

rings & jewelry MEDICI TREASURES

hair, makeup & wellness BEACH BRIDAL BEAUTY BELLE AMICI BEAUTY BLUSH BY M.MARIE DESIGNED ELEGANCE BY EMILY BARTON DIAMOND BEAUTY HAIR AND MAKEUP THE FACE OF BEAUTY FAIRYTALE HAIR AND MAKEUP

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KOORDINATIONS BY KELLY MONGE AMORE EVENTS NAHID’S GLOBAL EVENTS PERFECT THE EVENT PERFECTLY MADE WEDDINGS, LLC PURE LAVISH EVENTS REBECCA CALAGNA EVENTS SWEET BLOSSOM WEDDINGS TESSA LYN EVENTS

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RescueFlats.com

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THE PUZZLED ONE

Puzzled1.com/unity-ceremony-wedding-puzzles

BAHIA RESORT HOTEL

BahiaHotel.com

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caterers SEAFOOD WORLD CATERING

wedding cakes & desserts BERRIES AND BLUSH WEDDING CAKES & SPECIALTY DESSERTS CAKES TO CELEBRATE!–A WEDDING CAKE DESIGN STUDIO PATTY’S CAKES AND DESSERTS SIMPLY SWEET CAKERY SWEET TRADER

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SOIREE DESIGN & EVENTS SWEET STEMS FLORIST

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bridal salons

invitations

MR & MRS SELFIE SOCIALLIGHT SOCAL

ENCHANTED BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

INVITATION DESIGN STUDIO

calligraphy PIROUETTE PAPER

favors CINDEROLLIES | BRIDAL PARTY BALLET FLATS RESCUE FLATS

officiants & premarital counseling GREAT OFFICIANTS–FUN AND ROMANTIC CEREMONIES JON KRIST WEDDINGS & EVENTS OC CEREMONY PASTOR YOUR PERFECT CEREMONY

party rentals & service staff

djs

TOUCHED BY TIME VINTAGE RENTALS

AMERICAN MOBILE MUSIC DJ & PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE BOUQUET SOUND C SQUARED EVENTS THE CARTELLE GROUP DJ & MUSICIAN PETE GOSLOW DJMC IAN B ENTERTAINMENT EXPRESS EXTREME DJ SERVICE HIGH ENERGY PRODUCTIONS HONORED OCCASIONS INVISIBLE TOUCH EVENTS KRIEGER KSDJ AND EMCEE WEDDING DJ AT YOUR BUDGET SHOWCASE DJ SOUNDWAVE PRODUCTIONS VISIONS ENTERTAINMENT VOX DJS WAVEFORM EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING

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BELLA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING DANCE

honeymoon & travel CAREFREE ROMANTIC VACATIONS TRIPGUY THE FOX HILL INN PALM SPRINGS/

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wedding planners MICHELLE GARIBAY EVENTS

photographers ASHLEY LAPRADE PHOTOGRAPHY DUANE PECK, DIGITAL STUDIOS JAYLEIGH DANIEL PHOTOGRAPHY KATHLEEN GEIBERGER ART LAARNE SPLASHES OF TIME PHOTOGRAPHY

videographers BYDESIGN FILMS PALM SPRINGS

hair, makeup & wellness FAIRYTALE HAIR AND MAKEUP LAUREN DECOSIMO BRIDAL AND CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST MOBILE BRIDAL SALON

hair, makeup & wellness MAKEUP BY DARA MAKEUP BY KAILEE AKIN TO HAVE & TO HOLD BRIDAL SALON

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LUCKY DEVILS BAND

ENCORE EVENT ENTERTAINMENT LUCKY DEVILS BAND

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honeymoon & travel CAREFREE ROMANTIC VACATIONS

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA & COAST

BY REQUEST DJ CHEETAH & CHEETAH PHOTOGRAPHY MUIR MUSIC DJ & COORDINATING SERVICE MUSIC EXPRESS WEDDING DJ AND PHOTO BOOTH

wedding florists FIFTYFLOWERS

wedding venues HOME SWEET HOME COTTAGE AND RANCH MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN SKI AREA ROSE GARDEN ESTATE WEDGEWOOD WEDDINGS | FRESNO WINDOWS ON THE WATER

wedding planners FAIRY GODMOTHER A WEDDING AND EVENT COMPANY GENESIS MASTER OF EVENTS PLANIMATION EVENTS SO EVENTFUL

photographers DJ CHEETAH & CHEETAH PHOTOGRAPHY GINGI FREEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY HEARTSFOTO KRIZEL PHOTOGRAPHY LAURA & RACHEL PHOTOGRAPHY OUT OF TWIG PEER JOHNSON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY YVONNE GOLL PHOTOGRAPHY

videographers BYDESIGN FILMS CENTRAL CALIFORNIA YOURS TRULY MEDIA

invitations INVITE CONCEPTS

officiants & premarital counseling PAUL HOWELL– MARRIAGE WITH MEANING

gown cleaning & preservation SEW ELEGANT BRIDAL VEILS AND ALTERATIONS

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wedding venues BAHIA RESORT HOTEL BahiaHotel.com “I wish I could relive the day over and over because everything was perfect. I wouldn’t have wanted to have my wedding anywhere else.”

CATAMARAN RESORT HOTEL AND SPA CatamaranResort.com “I really could just go on and on about how beautiful, fun, amazing and easy our wedding day was because of the wonderful, helpful staff and beautiful accommodations.”

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A single day. A lifetime of memories.

At DoubleTree by Hilton™ Los Angeles Downtown and Kyoto Gardens, we know your wedding is the most important day of your life. So whether you’re dreaming of an intimate gathering or a huge celebration, we’re committed to getting every detail just right. After all, a romance as special as yours deserves a wedding just as special.

DoubleTree by Hilton. Where the little things mean everything.™ 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 T (213) 629 1200 F (213) 253 9269 LosAngelesDowntown.DoubleTree.com

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INSIDE SCOOP

Mr. C Beverly Hills 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 277-2800; MrCBeverlyHills.com No matter your desired wedding design or guest list, the modern Mr. C Beverly Hills is a suitable option for fetes of all kinds. Located on the 12th floor, the glassenclosed terrace in the Starlight Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests, while the 10,000-square-foot garden, with its boxwood accents and fountain, is a picturesque site for ceremonies of 180.

580 Lommel Road, Calistoga; (707) 254-2847; CalistogaRanch.com Carved into bedrock on a hillside overlooking Lake Lommel, the wine cave at Calistoga Ranch—with its stone walls and wrought-iron chandeliers—is about as intimate as it gets. Located within a 157-acre resort in the middle of wine country, it sets the scene for the cozy reception of your dreams. For warmweather weddings, take advantage of the idyllic Lommel Lawn or Vineyard Venue—a tented area that’s ultra-private.

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1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 576-3135; SantaMonicaLoewsHotel.com From beach to ballroom, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has it all. With more than 17,000 square feet of customizable event space and three ballrooms to choose from, you can host a grand celebration for up to 900 guests. If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, consider the oceanfront private dining room, which has ocean views and a breathtaking terrace that can fit 200 partygoers. Another sweet perk: The accomplished banquet and culinary team offers inclusive packages with a personalized cake.

San Francisco Proper Hotel

Silverado Resort and Spa

45 McAllister St., San Francisco; (415) 735-7777; ProperHotel.com As the first luxury boutique hotel to open in San Francisco in over a decade, this highly anticipated hotspot in the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood is home to three restaurants and 131 rooms— including posh bunk rooms designed by interior guru Kelly Wearstler. Reserve Gilda’s Dining Room for intimate rehearsal dinners adjacent to the lobby-level restaurant, or buy out the entire rooftop lounge, Charmaine’s, during the day for a 250-guest standing reception that partygoers won’t soon forget.

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa Valley; (707) 257-0200; SilveradoResort.com Smack in the center of Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail, The Grove at Silverado Resort provides a stunning outdoor venue for wine-country-loving couples, complete with sparking wine. Dozens of oak trees shade up to 250 guests from the Golden State sun and create an enchanting atmosphere at night with the addition of twinkling string lights. The property, available between May and October, overlooks a meticulously manicured PGA championship golf course as well as the foothills of Atlas Peak.

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Fran Steiner is very passionate when planning the perfect wedding or event. With her luxury design; rustic-chic, creative aesthetic; and attention to detail, Events by Fran creates more than a special event—she forms a lifelong and personal connection with her clients. Serving Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, & the Surrounding Areas. (949) 439-0023 | www.eventsbyfran.co Email: fran@eventsbyfran.co @events_byfran |

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E XPERT ADVICE

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What three things should all couples do immediately after getting engaged? Begin to hone in on your guest count, figure out the budget window you’re working with, and book a venue—the best ones tend to go quickly, just like planners do.

What’s the biggest dilemma you’ve had to deal with on the day of a wedding? My team has experienced everything from collapsing cakes to a malfunctioning ferris wheel with guests on board. Each wedding comes with a certain set of unexpected possibilities that the right team can handle with grace and experience.

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Expect a wide range of emotions from yourself, your family and your friends. Just remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying your best friend. Think outside of the traditional wedding box and enjoy what makes your own wedding different.

What’s your favorite style of wedding to plan? We enjoy intimate, elegant weddings that are a touch playful—those that allow guests to have fun and experience the unexpected while getting to know the newlyweds even more along the way. How have you recently put an inventive twist on an old tradition? Instead of a traditional altar, we recently teamed up with Back Up Backdrops to design and build a small-scale framed house complete with window flower boxes for a couple to marry within. For that same wedding, we worked with FêteFone to allow guests to leave messages for the couple on an old-school rotary phone in lieu of a guestbook. Is there a specific wedding trend that you wish would just go away? I’d love to see flower crowns reinterpreted. Doughnuts have had their moment too, but the day of the doughnut is done.

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What is the process like when you first meet with a couple? We start by conducting a personality profile with our couples that helps us get to know them. We then jump into brainstorming ways to tell their story before pinning down logistics and assembling their dream team of pros to help pull it all together.

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Lauren Christensen Sidecar Cocktail Co. What inspired you to partner with Tinker Tin Trailer Co. for events? Our partnership was founded on a commitment to quality, creativity and service in the world of cocktail catering. We work with our clients to create innovative menus, bespoke cocktails and seamless bar coordination all served out of customized vintage trailers. How do you approach creating a curated cocktail menu for weddings? We get a feel for a client’s favorite spirits, flavor profiles and drinking preferences. We also take into account the food that will be served and the day’s overall design. All of our packages come with private tastings as well. What are some of your most popular drink options? Our Midnight in the Garden tequila cocktail features roasted poblano liqueur, pineapple, lime, pink guava and a housemade tincture. It’s a fun twist on a classic margarita that’s easy to drink with a subtle smokiness.

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Foregoing a champagne toast can save you money, since we’ve found that at least half of guests don’t even drink the bubbly that’s poured during that time. A drink menu doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Pick a few high-quality ingredients and use them to showcase your cocktails.

How have you helped to-be-weds put a local spin on their signature drinks? Our drinks are rooted in the classics but inspired by both local and modern ingredients. We’re fortunate to live in an area that’s abundantly rich in delicious wine, so we try to incorporate local blends into almost all of our menus, like with our Central Coast Sour. It features whiskey, lemon, sugar and a float of Folkway Revelator bordeaux—a wine from Paso Robles. The result is light, airy, easy to sip, and it looks like a California sunset.

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Is there a certain spirit couples should skip serving during cocktail hour? We suggest couples stay away from spiritheavy cocktails like old-fashioneds and manhattans. While they’re classic, they’re nearly all booze, and can be a little dangerous when consumed at long receptions.

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MY SHOES WERE DEFINITELY A ‘TREAT YO’SELF’ MOMENT, BUT WHAT BETTER EXCUSE DO YOU NEED TO BUY AN OUTRAGEOUS PAIR OF HEELS?” —Anna R.

“We converted a vintage 1973 Volkswagen bus into a photo booth.” —Kate M.

“Our wedding rings. We each chose three bands we liked, and then we went back separately to purchase our favorite for the other person, so the rings were a surprise on our wedding day.” —Megan N.

“A trolley to transport the wedding party and our second-line performers to the reception in style.” —Abby V.

“The food. My partner used to be a chef, so his menu expectations were very high. We served a five-course dinner that our guests loved.” —Stacey W.

“Our venue. We found exactly what we wanted in a locally owned and operated winery with exposed beams, brick and wine barrels throughout. It’s everything we hoped for without being over the top.” —Samantha P.

“Individually pressed flower coasters etched with our guests’ names—they doubled as escort cards and favors. The coasters were displayed against a shelved white wall dressed in floral garlands.”

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE COFFEE ENTHUSIASTS, SO WE HAD ONE OF OUR FAVORITE LOCAL COFFEE SHOPS SET UP A FULL ESPRESSO BAR. AFTER THE MEAL, GUESTS COULD ORDER A DRINK OF THEIR CHOICE.”

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• SAN FRANCISCO

mandy & kyle PHOTOGR APHY BY JOEL SERR ATO

“Once we saw the option to marry atop the California seal in a circle ceremony, we were sold,” Mandy says.

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“I was inspired by creating a little wedding oasis in the middle of a big city,” Mandy Brown (26 and a management analyst) says of sealing the deal alongside Kyle Bordeau (28 and an aerospace engineer) at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building. “We got married in the evening, after the marketplace had closed, and it made the whole venue feel extra special,” Mandy says. “It kind of felt like being the only kid at Disneyland for a day.” —Carolyn Meers

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Save-the-dates were designed to mimic the look of a ferry ticket, and invitations featured vintage stamps. While Mandy stood out in a timeless white gown, the wedding party stuck to classic black ensembles. “All of my bridesmaids texted me when they got their dress to say, ‘Oh my god—it has pockets!’ ” Mandy laughs.

Delicate white ferns lent an unexpected element to each arrangement. “It looked like living lace,” Mandy says.

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M ANDY & K YLE NORTHERN C ALIFORNIA

MANDY & KYLE’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Ferry Building,

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San Francisco Table numbers were painted on pieces of salvaged slate, and fragrant gardenia blooms marked each guest’s place setting. “Our flowers were inspired by my parents, since my dad brought my mom a gardenia on their first date,” Mandy says. A living backdrop crafted from lily garlands and white ferns framed the couple’s cake—a fondant confection that featured a pattern reminiscent of The Ferry Building’s famed windows.

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Max’s midnightblue tuxedo was a formal pairing with Nathalie’s fitted A-line gown.

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The effortless feel of a Parisian garden party served as the main inspiration behind Nathalie Walton (31 and works in business development) and Max Carter-Oberstone’s (31 and a lawyer) Sonoma celebration. “We spent a lot of time in the south of France during the summer of our engagement,” Nathalie says. “The experience was elegant yet comfortable, and I wanted to bring the theme of an outdoor garden party to our friends and family.” —CM

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NATHALIE & MAX NORTHERN C ALIFORNIA

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After exchanging their vows in front of 75 guests, Nathalie and Max jumped the broom and headed straight to their reception, where partygoers sipped signature Dark & Stormys and St-Germain and champagne cocktails. The bride’s father—a bass player—even joined in on the jazz band’s cocktail hour performance.

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French-blue details in the form of escort cards, ribbon-wrapped arrangements and tapered candles were woven into the day’s design, and custom invitations boasted a crest based on a design Nathalie saw in Nice. Postceremony, the newlyweds swayed to Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing.”

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JULY 8

• SAN LUIS OBISPO

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“Marshall’s family has owned the ranch for years,” Erin says. “It’s a very special place for both of us.”

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Dreamcatchers, patterned textiles and an abundance of potted plants lent a decidedly bohemian vibe to Erin Lucas (32 and an interior designer) and Marshall Lake’s (31 and a wine professional) laid-back nuptials. “I’m an interior designer, so the design of our wedding was very much like the style of our home,” Erin says, sidestepping a set color palette in favor of harmonious textures and patterns. “We’re both relaxed, fun-loving people, so it was important for us to maintain a chill vibe.” At the ceremony, the couple exchanged vows under a six-foot dream catcher suspended from a wood arch. —CM

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“I couldn’t decide on a dress, so I wore two,” Erin says of selecting a beaded sheath for the ceremony that she later swapped out for a fringed design. The bride’s close friend and designer of the first gown, Victoria Kyriakides, even embroidered a lightning bolt on one sleeve to honor Erin’s father, who plays bass for AC/DC.

Dinner called for matching newlywed jackets designed by the bride.

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Farm tables were named for the couple’s favorite date nights, and included short descriptions of each.

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Fifteen months after they got engaged on a mountain peak in New Zealand, Cassie Ludwig (28 and a doctor) and Lindsey Barnhart (32 and a lawyer) invited guests to a picture-perfect garden party at Hopland’s Campovida. “Our venue was naturally gorgeous, so we focused on infusing bits of our personalities into the design to make it our own,” Cassie says of incorporating olive, lavender and seasonal stone fruits into their overgrown affair. —CM

“One of Lindsey’s few conditions was that we blast a Cher song during our recessional,” Cassie (left) says of playing “I Found Someone.”

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The three-tier cake reflected the garden setting with sprigs of lavender, rosemary and a rose blossom topper.

“We imagined our reception having the feel of dining alfresco on a warm summer’s night in the middle of nowhere,” Cassie says of their design inspiration. Inviting lounge vignettes offered partygoers a reprieve from the dance floor, and guests were treated to late-night grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Russell’s navy bow tie matched that of their 7-month-old mini goldendoodle, Curry, who served as the couple’s ring bearer.

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THEIR STORY Towering trees, tranquil orchards and 30 acres of manicured gardens made Nestldown a natural fit for Annie Han (30 and a general dentist) and Russell Choy’s (33 and a pediatric dentist) fairy-tale-inspired fete. A romantic palette of dusty rose, gray, navy and burgundy played up the autumnal setting, where guests dined at farm tables topped with gilded flatware, burnt-orange taper candles, gold-rimmed glassware and a leaf at each place setting. —CM

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BRIDE Arden Elliott, 27, a managing director of a PR firm GROOM Brock Hensarling, 27, a director of research and land manager at an energy mineral investment firm HOW THEY MET In college as friends, but romance bloomed when they reconnected years later WEDDING STYLE Arden calls the theme “Grand Lake meets Martha’s Vineyard.” —Erin Russell

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The couple had the privilege of being one of two weddings conducted on the private dock—the other being actor Tim Allen’s.

The Dallas-based couple chose Grand Lake, Colorado, as a destination because Brock’s family has spent their summers there for five generations. There’s even a waterfall named after his great-great grandfather. With a sunset-pink palette for the ceremony and a nautical-inspired reception, they put together a fun day that never lost its elegance.

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Arden’s look set the tone for their day: The engagement ring, a mine-cut diamond originating from the 1800s, was passed down in Brock’s family, and her blushcolored gown’s versatile styling options allowed for dancing (of which there was plenty). Postceremony, the couple took a lap around the lake on a vintage boat.

One wedding crasher—a moose!—had to be escorted out by animal control.

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THEIR STORY BRIDE Becky Tanenbaum, 34, a principal at a commercial real estate developer GROOM Jeff Mallace, 36, a vice president at a marketing and advertising firm HOW THEY MET After several “missed connections,” they ran into each other at a local bar WEDDING STYLE “Jeff and I wanted our wedding weekend to feel like a giant vacation with all of our friends and family,” Becky says of opting for a destination wedding in Los Cabos, where she’s traveled for nearly two decades. Embracing Mexican traditions and plenty of margaritas, the pair threw a threeday event. —Marissa Hermanson

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The couple kicked off their celebration with a welcome party at the bride’s parents’ house in the Querencia community, complete with a taco dinner, tequila tasting and a band serenading guests with traditional Latin music. Embracing their tropical locale, the laid-back shindig was decked out in vibrant pink, orange, green and yellow. Friends and family left with piñatas filled with treats for the weekend, including custom wood sunglasses and “#shakeyourmallace” flip-flops.

THE REHEARSAL Becky and Jeff’s rehearsal dinner was held at a local restaurant in downtown San José, where friends and family feasted on organic, local Mexican cuisine. “We wanted to embrace the fun side of being on vacation in Mexico,” Becky says. The couple used brightly colored maracas that they found at a local market as escort cards.

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Becky and Jeff incorporated several family heirlooms into their traditional Jewish ceremony: the bride’s grandfather’s tallit for blessings, her great-grandmother’s wedding band, the groom’s bar mitzvah kiddush cup to sip wine and his grandmother’s bible for readings. Inspired by the seaside setting, the pair used blue and green hues in various ways, including for the bridesmaid dresses and on the invitation suite, which featured intricate designs inspired by Mexican tiles.

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“We wanted the beauty of the scenery and venue to really stand out,” Becky says. To highlight the destination, guests started off with a ceviche bar and guacamole station while listening to the sounds of a mariachi band before dining alfresco beneath hanging floral chandeliers. For a playful twist, the couple “cracked open” a cake shaped like an actual hanging donkey piñata, complete with edible rice paper ruffles. “Think outside the box,” Becky says. “Don’t just stick to what is typically done at weddings.”

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shades for every season Sunny or crisp, colorful or muted, we’ve got pretty palettes for any time of the year. BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO

The season when you’re hosting your wedding can determine a lot about the event— your outfits, your location, your vibe and even your color palette. We’ve done part of the planning prep for you, combing through hundreds of color swatches to dream up eight fresh and festive combinations perfectly suited for whenever you hold your celebration. >>

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fall feminine and moody wine, lavender, petal, clover

Saturated burgundy offset with light pink and lavender results in a balanced palette perfect for a romantic and feminine autumn affair. The softer pastel shades keep the fall-favorite wine hue from feeling too dark or dramatic. HOW TO USE IT There’s simply nothing prettier than rich oxblood florals, so bring in the deep shade by working burgundy buds (like fluffy peonies, oversize dahlias or unique scabiosa) into your bridal bouquet, altar display or table arrangements. Your wedding party will look stunning in shades of lavender and petal (dresses for the gals, ties or pocket squares for the gents), while a vibrant clover green can be captured through an outdoor venue’s surroundings. This is the perfect palette for a late-September alfresco affair, where you can still host a fete outdoors but want to bring in color pairings that are a bit more seasonally appropriate. >>

fall fresh and rustic pumpkin, blush, french blue, forest

WHY IT WORKS Think of these hues as a tribute to the season’s prettiest shades. A rustic orange strays from its Halloween counterpart thanks to the addition of cool gray-blue and rich forest green. Add a few touches of soft, understated blush and you have a fall-inspired palette that’s anything but expected. HOW TO USE IT This quartet of colors is so versatile, you can find them a home among virtually any aspect of your wedding day. Team pumpkin and pink florals together in terra-cotta vases for eye-catching centerpieces, or work the rich orange hue in a whiskey-based signature cocktail (cheers to that!). Bridesmaids will be absolute knockouts in über-flattering deep green, but it could also be an unexpected color for a groom’s jacket. Reinforce your chosen hues with scenic outdoor couples portraits to naturally work in these shades with help from the fall foliage.

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If a glam evening affair is what you and your partner are envisioning, then these picks are for you. Shades of purple and an almost-black blue may not be what first comes to mind when you think of drama and elegance, but trust us when we say this mix of mauve, eggplant and ink will lead to a jawdropping affair. Offset by a slightly industrial slate gray, you won’t need much else to make this posh palette stand out. HOW TO USE IT Up the impact of your stationery suite by pairing dusty mauve and eggplant with delicate gold foil accents (a watercolor motif goes a long way in making it feel modern). Then, carry the shades into your day with details that pack a design punch, like elegant draping in your reception venue, velvet table linens and overflowing centerpieces that feature glam flowers like roses and ranunculus. Guests won’t know what to Instagram first. >>

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winter refined and natural emerald, peacock, tropical green, gold

WHY IT WORKS A mix of green shades lets you bring the vibrancy of the outdoors in, even if it’s the dead of winter. Traditional emerald green comes alive with the addition of party-ready teal and gold, resulting in a fun yet sophisticated palette that will look stunning in your photographs—and in person too. HOW TO USE IT Swap the idea of florals for a greenery-packed wedding (good news—it’s totally in), complete with fern bouquets and a sprawling vine table runner. Play up the festive atmosphere with hits of gold in your tabletop accents (think: a gilded leaf charger, gold-rimmed wine glasses or even gold-plated flatware) and encourage your girls to rock accessories in the shiny metal. An ombré display of emerald, peacock and tropical green escort cards would surely make a statement, as would day-of paper goods, like your dinner menu or program, in the same hues.

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Pantone named Ultra Violet its “it” color in fashion and design for 2018, so think of this palette as our wedding-ready take on that saturated shade. Slightly toned-down purple picks like plum, violet and orchid team together for a monochromatic look that certainly isn’t boring or bland. HOW TO USE IT Everywhere! Quiet colors like these will feel formal and intentional when sprinkled throughout your event, so try to work them into a bit of everything. Fresh lavender pairs with a variety of menu options, like an infused honey for the cheese platter or pale lavender-colored (and flavored) macaron favors. When it comes to your ceremony and reception, look for slightly more structured ways to work in these shades to keep it from skewing too sweet. Shapely florals, like orchids, or crinkle taffeta tablecloths add just the right amount of visual interest. >>

spring pretty and preppy sand, buttercup, blossom, breeze

WHY IT WORKS Quintessentially spring in appearance, these stunning selects go together as naturally as you and your soon-to-be spouse. A barely there blue and grounding neutral taupe successfully balance out saccharine butter yellow and pale pink for a just right palette that practically screams romance. HOW TO USE IT Pastels are inherently sweet, so don’t try to fight that feeling. Instead, play up the fluff factor with over-the-top accents like a rose-covered ceremony backdrop and aisle runner arrangements. You’ll easily find florals you love in soft yellow and pink, so use décor accessories to bring in the breezy blue and sandy cream. Sky-tinted glassware and charger plates work as a pretty tabletop addition, while a combination of sand and breeze would make for a seriously beautiful wedding party look (your bridesmaids can even double as your “something blue”).

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These picks are so adaptable, it doesn’t matter where you’re hosting your wedding day—they’ll feel just as at home against a tropical Floridian backdrop as they will in the lush forests of Maine. Keeping the saturation level of the greens more muted ensures the combination isn’t too in-your-face or overwhelming. HOW TO USE IT Sticking within a single color range is all about playing with textures, so incorporate a variety of them throughout your day. When it comes to a wedding day backdrop, the great outdoors is your friend, so opt for simple accents that serve to reinforce, not disguise, the organic vibe it creates. Greenery-centric floral displays (coupled with white blooms) and a focus on farm-to-table food helps hammer home the one-with-nature theme. For a final touch, have your bridesmaids add sprigs of a hearty green, like rosemary, to their updos.

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WHY IT WORKS Bright, bold shades will bring the energy, so if you and your partner want to throw a party-til-you-drop bash where guests barely leave the dance floor, these hues are the perfect picks. Lipstick pink feels way less juvenile when matched with a punchy poppy, juicy persimmon and vivacious coral. Basically, fun is pretty much a given when these shades show up. HOW TO USE IT Don’t be afraid to combine all four of these personality-packed colors onto one item—the bolder, the better. Try asking your baker for painterly frosting brushstrokes on your cake, or work with your stationer to combine the hues on an attention-grabbing invitation suite. Bridesmaids will also look fab in a mix of the pigments. Tie the whole look together by having each of them carry a bouquet filled to the brim with lush and colorful florals like coral charm peonies, poppies and tulips.

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YOU ARE COASTAL COOL A relaxed, effortless duo who loves all things sun, sand and surf. Your ideal wedding day is a no-frills affair with good old Mother Nature lending most of the décor. YOUR SPOT A BEACH When seeking out your ideal wedding venue, look to the water. A beach bash will give that effortless vibe you and your partner crave, and guests will love toasting your union among swaying palm trees and a saltstrewn breeze. Host just your vows directly on the shore for added ease, then move onto a beachfront pavilion or club for the reception. If you prefer the whole party take place on the coastline, book the stretch of sand ahead of time with the city and check local ordinances to get the lowdown on what is (and isn’t) allowed when it comes to catering, alcohol, rentals, noise and more. YOU ARE LUXURY LOVERS

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5 questions to ask before booking your venue These must-asks leave nothing to chance.

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What’s the driving distance from your ceremony space?

If you’re not providing transportation, figure out how how long it’ll take to get from the ceremony to the reception. Ask what the traffic is like around the time of your wedding to ensure guests won’t be stuck on a road for an hour.

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Is the venue near any hotels? This could impact your decision if

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or permits—some venues may not have a liquor license, and some won’t let you stock your own bar. Same goes for vendors—your venue may only allow you to book pros from a certain list, while others will let you bring in whichever vendors you want. Lastly, ask if there are any décor stipulations or noise restrictions after a certain time.

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YOU ARE FUN FOODIES A couple whose love for food and entertaining is eclipsed only by your affection for one another. Your aim: to throw a boisterous, delicious and memorable affair where the wine is flowing and the food is unforgettable. YOUR SPOT A VINEYARD Look into hosting your family and friends at a nearby vineyard for an event that feels like pretty much the best (and most fun) dinner party ever. The bucolic setting will deliver big on the ambience, so you’ll likely have to bring little in the way of décor (a few strings of bistro lights to make the wine cask room glow). Most vineyards are well versed in hosting weddings, but inquire about their harvest season when booking your date— a late August wedding may be your dream day, but if that’s when the team at the vineyard harvests their grapes (as many do), then you’re in for a lot of added commotion on the grounds. Past that, bottle the charm of your venue (literally) by including special vineyard-themed add-ons to your reception, like a “wine flight” cocktail hour or special pairing menu for dinner. YOU ARE ALL ABOUT EDGE As a twosome unafraid of making a statement, you eschew tradition in place of unexpected aesthetic choices that are all your own. YOUR SPOT A LOFT Surprise and delight guests by transforming an industrial loft into a totally cool event space. While this bare-bones venue isn’t for the faint of heart (there’s a lot of planning that needs to happen to make it suitable for guests), it promises big payoff in the cool department, thanks to exposed brick walls and factory-like windows. Make sure any venue you choose has the modern comforts necessary to host an event, like electricity, plumbing and bathrooms. Play up the edgy vibe with moody accents like black flatware and industrial furniture.

YOU ARE NATURE NUTS An adventureloving team always on the hunt for the next fun weekend activity. Your dream celebration involves treating loved ones to a few of the heart-thumping adventures that had you falling in love in the first place. YOUR SPOT A CAMP Steal away to summer camp for your event. Often a whole weekend affair, a wedding on the grounds of a summer camp (or a spot dedicated to adults-only weekends) means one thing for your guests: fun. Traditional wedding events are replaced with childhood favorites, like a capture-the-flag welcome party, a wedding day spent on the lake or a morning-after kickball game. When it comes to throwing a successful camp wedding, communication with your guests is key. Your choice of venue may mean modifications in attire (heels and mulch don’t mix) or accommodations (Aunt Sue is going to want to know if she’s sleeping in a tent, so she can look for nearby hotels) are necessary, so be clear from the start regarding what the weekend entails. YOU ARE POSH PREPS

A classy pair who appreciates the finer things in life. You imagine your day having a refined elegance and ageless appeal. YOUR SPOT A COUNTRY CLUB Bottle a preppy meets timeless vibe at a local country club. Not only will you have a beautiful blank slate to work with aesthetically, but country clubs often have the added perk of having everything you need already included (an in-house catering team, tabletop rentals, bar setup, dance floor and so on), so you can dedicate less time to planning the nitty-gritty details of your day and more time concentrating on the fun stuff, like coming up with signature sips and monogrammed signs. F I N D YO U R V E N U E AT TheKnot.com/california

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Known to symbolize lasting affection and daily remembrance, zinnias are a natural favorite for weddings thanks to the variety of available colors, sizes and shapes.

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prim and proper A tight, round bundle of blooms in an ombré of blush shades is perfect for the traditional bride. Romantic peonies go well in style and meaning with equally chic ranunculus, which symbolize radiant charm.

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Admired by gardeners and professional florists alike, hydrangeas represent “heartfelt emotions.”

rich and saturated While hydrangeas are well known for their use in preppy affairs, they’re very versatile blooms. For a moody, autumn-inspired bouquet, combine an antique plum hue with dahlias.

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playful and pretty Use accessible (and inexpensive) dusty miller leaves to add softness and a touch of sage green to any bouquet. Here, they offset a colorful display of pink spray roses, white ranunculus and scabiosa.

Representing happiness and delicacy, dusty miller is a well-loved filler thanks to its sage hue and velvety soft leaves.

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garden rose singular and sweet Gorgeously delicate and available in a range of pretty pink and burgundy shades, astilbe is a great (and inexpensive) stand-alone flower for your bridesmaids to tote down the aisle.

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Roses are an iconic wedding bloom for good reason. As a symbol of love, honor and beauty, they’re right at home on a day of celebration.

The great thing about the large variety of roses available nearly year-round is mixing and matching a few types to get exactly the look you want. Pair your rose picks with equally glam ranunculus and stock flowers for a truly unforgettable arrangement.

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For a combo that’s so you, try an everyday pick, like sunflowers, with an “out there” variety, like orange pincushions or a king protea. Bonus: The spiky tropical stem stands for change and transformation— kind of like going from Miss to Mrs.

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The bridal bouquet has to evoke the bride. It’s often the most discussed element of a wedding. Brides tend to be very specific when it comes to their bouquet, and they’re always an honor to create.

We love to repurpose designs from one stage of the event to another, like reusing ceremony flowers in the reception space. Often, they’re large scale pieces that can make a huge impact elsewhere.

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Borrowing tropical elements from the bride’s home state of Hawaii, Summer Strauch (an executive television producer and photographer) and Kiernan McGuire (a CEO) planned an epic beach bash for 120 guests. As a symbol of hospitality and friendship, dozens of fresh pineapples were woven throughout the day’s design, and each guest was greeted with a white orchid lei and pineapple filled with fruit juice upon entering the ceremony space. “I always wanted to marry under a lush arch of monstera leaves, which symbolize good luck,” Summer says. “The end result was just as magical as I dreamt it would be.” —Carolyn Meers

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An asymmetrical bouquet of white lilies, king protea and ferns echoed the tropical theme and modern, all-white palette. Both Kiernan and Summer had a processional of their own, with family and friends ushering the groom down the aisle to the tune of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

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Kiernan paired his linen suit with a maile lei and a fishhook pendant.

SUMMER & KIERNAN’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Ole Hanson

During the ohana-style meal, guests indulged in fresh poke, kalua pulled pork, ice cream sandwiches, mahi-mahi and mai tais—all while the Kalama Brothers band performed nearby. Postdinner, Summer performed the hula—a Hawaiian tradition. “I felt like I was home,” she says.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Lorely Mariana Meza/Lorely Meza Photography PLANNER LVL Weddings & Events FLOWERS The Bloom of Time

Steve Mackall (bride’s uncle)

OFFICIANT

GOWN Maggie

Sottero, Bridals by Natalie, Alexandria, VA HAIR Beauty & the Beach

Brows & Cosmetics

MAKEUP Batol

VEIL & HEADPIECE

Maggie Sottero; haku lei: Puna Kamili’i Flowers

SHOES Loeffler Randall

ENGAGEMENT RING Antique WEDDING RINGS Bride: antique; groom: family heirloom BRIDESMAID DRESSES Jill Stuart MENSWEAR Hugo Boss

STATIONERY DIY

RENTALS Archive Rentals; Elevated Pulse

Productions

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TRANSPORTATION Woody ACCOMMODATIONS HONEYMOON California

GUESTS 120 BUDGET $$$$ (see key, p. 8)

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MAY 20

• PALM SPRINGS

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“My dress was equal parts sexy, bohemian and ballerina-like,” Taylor says. “I adored it.”

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With a daytime desert wedding in mind, Taylor Cathcart (38 and an actress/interior designer) and Brendan Pollecutt (44 and a writer/director) planned a cheery celebration marked by South African touches at The Pond Estate in Palm Springs. “The bright colors and fresh feel were the real inspiration for me,” says Taylor, whose husband originally hails from South Africa. Pastel vessels contained textured arrangements of king protea, pampas grass and scabiosa pods, and favors came in the form of African wax fabric handkerchiefs. “I just wanted everything to feel bright and fun,” Taylor says. “It certainly wasn’t perfect, but I think I succeeded.” —CM

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In an effort to encourage maximum revelry, Taylor outfitted the open-air venue with patterned blankets, playful pool toys and a massive dance floor. To keep cool, guests selected colorful parasols or handheld fans before the start of the ceremony.

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“We selected the happiest color for the happiest occasion,” Taylor says of their sunny palette.

An enormous pair of white raffia statement earrings set the tone for Taylor’s effortless bridal style, while a Gucci editorial spread served as the inspiration behind the bridesmaids’ vibrant gowns. “I gifted all five of them with pom-pom or tassel earrings,” Taylor says. “They were my rainbow bevy of besties.”

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Pond

Estate, Palm Springs

PHOTOGRAPHY

Shannon and Justin Vonderach/the vondys. PLANNER Jennifer Williger/HoneyFitz Events FLOWERS Nu Leaf Design

OFFICIANT

Justin Cohen (groom’s best friend) Alexis, Shopbop.com Monica Alvarez

HAIR &

GOWN MAKEUP

SHOES Charles David

ENGAGEMENT RING Family heirloom WEDDING RINGS Read’s Gallery EARRINGS

Ranjana Khan

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Various

MENSWEAR Burberry; H&M; Ties.com STATIONERY Minted.com

Signature Party Rentals Catering

CAKE & DESSERTS The Sugar’d Flour

MUSIC MixPacific

Uber

RENTALS

CATERING New Leaf TRANSPORTATION

ACCOMMODATIONS The Saguaro

Palm Springs

REGISTRY Zola.com

HONEYMOON Playa del Carmen, Mexico GUESTS 105 BUDGET $$$ (see key, p. 8)

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AUGUST 19

• LA JOLLA

lindsay & miguel

Low-lying centerpieces kept the focus on the room’s showstopping chandeliers.

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The dramatic La Valencia Hotel set the stage for Lindsay Lasky (33 and works in medical device sales) and Miguel Pelaez’s (34 and a consultant) intimate summer celebration. In addition to lush floral arrangements—most of which centered on dusty-pink roses—textured lace and floral-print fabric added depth to the day’s décor, while pops of blush pink juxtaposed industrial dining tables and chairs. —CM

Metallic accents included lasercut table numbers and brass goblets.

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LINDSAY & MIGUEL’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE All Hallows Catholic

Church, La Jolla RECEPTION SITE La Valencia

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Hotel, La Jolla

PHOTOGRAPHY Devon

Donnahoo Photography MBM Videography An edible escort card display encouraged family members and friends to “pop it like it’s hot” with popsicles. Aptly named “Bourbon Buckeye” cocktails paid homage to the groom’s Ohio State alma mater, and the newlyweds salsa danced to “Despacito” before inviting guests to join in on the fun.

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Vintage Rentals; The Hostess Haven; La Tavola

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DESSERT Mac Bar Macarons; Viva Pops MUSIC Julia Fanning

Old Town Trolley Tours

TRANSPORTATION ACCOMMODATIONS

La Valencia Hotel

REGISTRIES Williams

Sonoma; Zola.com

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DECEMBER 5

• LONG BEACH

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Seven years after their movieworthy meet-cute on an airplane, Kelsey Tadin (27 and a dancer and choreographer) and Brandon Maurer (25 and a baseball player) became Mr. and Mrs. in a lightfilled church in Rancho Palos Verdes. “I loved that there were so many plants inside the chapel,” Kelsey says. “It truly was the epitome of bringing the outdoors in.” The reception that followed was equally as stunning, thanks to a holiday-inspired palette of burgundy, green and white. “I was so thrilled with how it all turned out,” Kelsey says of the design. “It was warm, intimate and, above all, eclectic.” —CM

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Mini apple pies and chocolate-covered pretzels were served alongside a tart lemon cake.

KELSEY & BRANDON’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY SITE Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho

Palos Verdes RECEPTION SITE The Loft On

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PHOTOGRAPHY Meghan

Kay Sadler/M.K. Sadler Fourth Films An abundance of greenery enhanced the reception’s enchanting aesthetic. The day before the “I dos,” the couple’s planner loaded three Christmas trees onto a truck and hauled them to the venue. “I loved the idea of having our guests place their wedding gifts underneath the trees,” Kelsey says.

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“I wanted a big reaction out of our guests when I walked down the aisle,” Dani says of opting for a Chantilly lace gown. “The dress felt dramatic, but still California chic.”

JULY 15

• SANTA SUSANA

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THEIR STORY “We were going for laid-back glamour,” Dani Goor (27 and a business manager) says of retreating with J.B. Fitzgerald (27 and a talent agent) to Hummingbird Nest—a stunning space nestled in the Santa Susana Mountains. The pair wed on the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia ruling, a sentiment that was of utmost significance to the college sweethearts. “That was important to us as an interracial couple,” Dani says. “We wanted to create a ceremony that reflected who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” —CM

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DANI & J.B.’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS

Dani and J.B. fused Jewish and Catholic traditions for their 230-person affair. After honoring the African tradition of jumping the broom, the newlyweds danced the horah and invited revelers to feast on slices of red velvet cake, doughnuts and late-night burgers catered by an In-N-Out food truck.

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Hummingbird

Nest, Santa Susana

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Jennifer Behr

SHOES Stuart Weitzman

ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS Michelle

Lee EARRINGS Michelle Lee DRESSES Various

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MENSWEAR Randy Reisman

STATIONERY Prim & Pixie

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RENTALS

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Artists PHOTO BOOTH Lumiere Photo Booth GUESTS 230 BUDGET $$$$$ (see key, p. 8)

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Colorful strips of fabric created a vibrant ceremony backdrop.

MAY 20

• LOS ANGELES

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THEIR STORY A decommissioned church chock-full of light and existing furniture was an obvious, albeit unconventional choice for newlyweds Alex Ebel (30 and a writer) and Spencer Houck (33 and a film and television editor). “We loved that it was a one-stop shop, where we could have the ceremony outside and the party inside,” Alex says of incorporating mid-century modern details throughout the converted space. “Ultimately, we just wanted to throw a good party and make it feel breezy and not too sanctimonious,” Spencer adds. —CM

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Alex’s hunt for the perfect wedding frock was much shorter than she had anticipated. “My mom actually found my dress at Nordstrom for 90 bucks,” she says of scoring an ivory, knee-length design, which she eventually paired with white sneakers once the reception was well underway.

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ALEX & SPENCER’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE The Ruby

Street, Los Angeles Costa Weddings

Sweet Emilia Jane Creations

PHOTOGRAPHY Mary

MONTH-OF-COORDINATOR FLOWERS Shindig Chic

OFFICIANT Ben Chavda (friend)

GOWN BB Dakota, Nordstrom

HAIR &

MAKEUP Susie Chhuor Studios

SHOES

Nordstrom

ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING

RINGS Avetty Jewelers DRESSES Various

BRIDESMAID

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STATIONERY Escort & menu cards: Shindig

Chic Creations; invitations: Mary Evans RENTALS A Rental Connection

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AUGUST 18

• DANA POINT

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“It was important to us that elements from our Korean, Indian and American heritages were present throughout our wedding,” Grace says of their fusion fete.

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THEIR STORY

A traditional Indian ceremony preceded the timeless Western reception.

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“We wanted a venue that acted as a getaway for our guests,” Grace Park (30 and a professional violinist) says of marrying her college sweetheart, Kunal Khaitani (30 and a business owner), in a multicultural affair at Monarch Beach Resort. “Once you set foot on the property, you feel like you’re on vacation.” —CM

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Classic buttercream concealed layers of decadent red velvet and carrot cake.

GRACE & KUNAL’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Monarch

Beach Resort, Dana Point Hoo Films As a nod to their alma mater, the newlyweds entered the party to the tune of USC’s famous fight song. Tables were named for the bride’s favorite classical composers, and low-lying arrangements of garden roses, ranunculus, astilbe and tulips matched the organic feel of the couple’s verdant mandap.

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the get-real guide to dress shopping There are some things you just don’t find out until you’re in the dressing room of a bridal salon. Here, truths you should know before your first gown shopping appointment. BY L AUREN K AY PHOTOGR APHY BY MONICA WANG PHOTO

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Eat breakfast Feeling “hangry” is no way to begin your dress search. You probably don’t need to wolf down a short stack of pancakes moments before you try on gowns, but make sure you have a meal with some protein before you head to the salon. Trying on gowns can be draining (you’d be surprised by how much some dresses weigh) and you’ll be on your feet for a while, so definitely fuel up.

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Choose your companions wisely Most bridal salons are happy to welcome you and a few guests—but not your entire entourage. Enlist one or two of your closest friends or family members to join your dress shopping journey. This way you can find the gown that best suits you and your style and not feel pressured by too many opinions.

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Wear makeup Buying your wedding dress is not an everyday occurrence— it’s going to be a tricky decision. Not to mention the potentially unflattering lighting typical of most fitting rooms. Do yourself a favor and wear a touch more makeup than your usual look (we’re talking blush, black eyeliner and a pop of color on your lips) to your appointment. You’ll look more like you will on your wedding day, which will ultimately make it easier to pull the trigger on a gown.

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Prepare to strip down Full disclosure: A stranger may catch glimpses of you naked. Most consultants will give you some privacy, but since gowns can be unwieldy, they’ll need to help you in and out of at least a few of them. Wear undergarments you won’t mind seeing the light of day (we recommend nude underwear and a strapless bra).

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Trust your consultant They may be older than your mom or young and single, but that doesn’t mean they’re not qualified—would they be doing this if they weren’t? Your consultant knows the dresses and sees hundreds of brides with varying body shapes try them on every day. Make sure you share your wants (think: lace, ball gown silhouette, off-the-shoulder sleeves) but also be open to their suggestions. You may end up loving something completely different from the dress you originally envisioned, and that’s totally okay. >>

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Amber Silva and Dawn Silva Rigney are owners of Kinsley James, a bridal shop with locations in Walnut Creek and Los Angeles. The salon carries designers like Marchesa and Galia Lahav.

Start shopping 10 to 12 months from your wedding date. Most dresses take five to seven months to arrive in-store and another two for alterations. Give yourself ample time to avoid stress.

Wear nude underwear or shapewear and a strapless bra to your appointment. Bring the shoes that you plan to wear (if you already have them) to see how your entire look comes together.

Reputable retailers do exist online, but it’s important to do your research before you buy. It’s also tricky to know how a dress will look in person or fit on your body without trying it on first.

To make your search for “the one” as seamless as possible, educate yourself on different dress styles and silhouettes, know your budget and keep your shopping mates limited to a small, supportive group.

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Bridal sizes are different Don’t panic—wedding gowns typically run one to two sizes smaller than street clothes. If you wear an 8 in your favorite summer dress, there’s a good chance you’ll be wearing a 10 or 12 down the aisle. Play it safe and order the size that fits your body— don’t plan on losing drastic amounts of weight in order to squeeze into a smaller gown. Focus on how you awesome you feel in the dress and how it fits your body shape, not the number on the tag.

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Experiment a little Even if you have your heart set on a satin mermaid-style gown, or think you can’t wear silk, try on a variety of dresses. You’re only going to do this once, and you may surprise yourself by choosing something completely different than the pins on your inspiration board. And try the dress that your mother (or grandmother or mother-in-law-to-be) is just sure is “the one”—she’s been looking forward to this day too. She’ll either see you were right about the skirt swallowing you whole, or you may shock yourself by actually liking the dress—we call that a win-win.

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You might have to share “your” dress Let’s get real: You’re not the only bride planning a classic ballroom wedding, so it’s entirely possible someone else will be trying on your dream dress. Or, you may see someone wearing a gorgeous illusion-back gown you hadn’t considered and want to try it on immediately. Be courteous and play nice with other brides— share the mirrors, pedestals and even the gowns.

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Make moves Sure, there will be moments when you’re standing still at your wedding (like when you pose for photos and say your vows). But you’ll also be sitting, mingling and getting down on the dance floor. If you think the dress is a serious contender, take a walk around the salon, sit down and practice your dance floor moves. You may feel a little silly in the moment, but you’ll be glad you gave the gown a test-drive when you’re comfortable on your day.

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You may not cry (and that’s okay) Maybe emotion will overcome you when you decide on your dress. Maybe your mom will get choked up too. But it’s totally fine if no one cries. It doesn’t mean you picked the wrong gown. Every bride is different, so don’t put pressure on yourself to react a certain way once you choose the dress. Also, your consultant may not pop a bottle of champagne (some can’t due to liquor laws) like you see on TV. If that’s the case, take your shopping companions out for a celebratory drink instead—you all deserve it!

ways to customize your dress Wedding dresses certainly aren’t one style fits all. On a day when all eyes are on you, let your personality shine in a gown as unique as you are.

1. Add sleeves

Fell in love with a strapless dress but looking for more coverage or support? Ask your stylist about adding sleeves or straps. Bonus: They’re on trend. Most gowns can be customized with cap sleeves or straps, and many silhouettes can even be altered with long sleeves. Or if you’re looking for a less permanent option that you can switch out between ceremony and reception, consider a jacket, capelet or dress topper. Some are even designed to look like part of your dress.

2. Customize your bustle

Every dress with a train needs a bustle, but not many brides know that each bustle is custommade to suit her gown and preferences. These tricky systems of hooks, buttons and ties are designed to pull your train off the floor so you can dance all night, and they need to be carefully planned and sewn in a pattern that works with each individual silhouette.

3. Modify embellishments

Depending on your personal style, you might feel like your dress could use a little more, or even a little less, embellishment. The easiest way to up the wow factor is to add a sash. See how much control you have over the existing details on your dress—can you add more to or remove from certain areas?

4. Lace it up

Swapping out a zipper for a corset closure adds a romantic touch for brides looking for a dramatic back, and they can be added to most silhouettes. But a corset-style closure isn’t only for looks. If you feel like you might need a little extra breathing room, a lace-up back gives you some leeway in the bodice.

5. Make it personal

There are also sentimental details you can add to make your wedding dress extra meaningful. Find a creative way to add your “something blue,” or sew a charm with a special meaning into the hem of your dress.

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Get inspired by the hottest bridesmaid dress colors, silhouettes and fabrics to make sure your girls look—and feel—flawless on your day. BY FAR AH PRINCE PHOTOGR APH BY K ATIE SHULER PHOTOGR APHY

Once you figure out what you’re wearing down the aisle, it’s time to focus on outfitting your bridal party. Whether you decide to go matchy-matchy, fun and eclectic, or something in between, finding dresses that pair well with the theme, season and location of your wedding (not to mention everyone’s various body types and personalities) can be a challenge. Not sure where to begin? Jump-start your search by reading up on the prettiest new dress styles. Here, eight hot trends to know before your first shopping trip. >>

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Halter necklines This ’90s throwback is back and better than ever. The perfect balance of sultry and modest, a halter-neck bridesmaid dress is a chic way for your girls to show some skin. The mix of a conservative collar and bare shoulders and arms instantly works for any outdoor spring or summer affair. But don’t think this style is just for warmer months; you can also pair it with a wrap or faux-fur bolero once the temperature drops. From left: Jenny Yoo; Jasmine Bridal; David’s Bridal; White Runway

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If lots of shimmer isn’t for you, skip the beading and opt for dresses with lace details instead. This fabric may be a classic bridal staple, but when done in new and unexpected ways, it feels fresh and modern. For a fun take on the mismatched bridal party trend, have your bridesmaids choose dresses with different lace elements (think: lace bodices or lace cap sleeves). Just keep the type of lace the same throughout for an overall cohesive look. >> From left: The Dessy Group; Bari Jay; Jasmine Bridal; Theia

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High slits Floor-length bridesmaid gowns are taking on an edgier vibe this season with thigh-high slits. Whether in the front or on one or both sides (for the truly daring), this sexy style is the perfect way to show off just the right amount of leg—and a killer pair of heels. To keep this sultry style from going too over the top, opt for dresses with more modest bodices, and skip curve-hugging fabrics like jersey. A flowy chiffon gown works best for casual nuptials, while more structured satin is perfect for a formal ballroom affair. From left: Allure Bridals; The Dessy Group; Jasmine Bridal; Wtoo by Watters

Move over skinny straps—the one-shoulder neckline is the new look of the moment. This versatile silhouette works for every wedding style and dress code. Another plus: It draws the eye upward, creating a slimming effect while flattering the neck and shoulders (what’s not to love about that?). Choose sleek satin for a modern vibe, or go with black for a red-carpet-inspired feel your girls can wear again. >> From left: David’s Bridal; Jenny Yoo; Bari Jay; Watters

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perfect timing Avoid the drama and be prepared with this bridesmaid dress timeline.

5 to 6 months ahead

Once you know the color and style of the dress you want your bridal party to wear, it’s time to start shopping. It takes two to three months for designer dresses to be ordered and delivered—and don’t forget about factoring in alteration time. To simplify the shopping experience, scout dresses ahead of time, so you don’t waste hours trying on lots of options.

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2 to 4 months ahead

Once the dresses have arrived, alterations can take up to six weeks, depending on the type of changes needed. Remember, the more embellished the dress, the more time it will take to alter, and the more it will cost. If you’re renting dresses, you should start as early as two months out. They may take up to two weeks to arrive, so give yourself a cushion just in case.

1 month ahead

With only a few weeks left, it’s time to start finalizing details. Finish up any final fittings, and make sure you have your girls’ accessories picked out. This includes jewelry, shoes and any headpieces. If you’re letting your bridesmaids pick their own, give them guidelines (preferred colors, metals and styles) so your crew has a cohesive look in photos.

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Remind your girls to steam and hang up their dresses the night before so they don’t wrinkle en route to your venue. They should also show up with the appropriate undergarments, plus all of their accessories in tow. Put your maid of honor in charge of an emergency kit with safety pins, fashion tape and a handy stain-removing pen in case of wardrobe malfunctions.

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Power red There’s no denying that red is a statement color. You can have all of your ladies don the same red gowns, or take on the mismatched trend with a gradient of shades (we recommend sticking to darker hues for an elegant effect). But before you land on a red dress, it’s important to note that not every shade of this color will work for everyone in your bridal party. For lighter skin tones, opt for jewel hues like cranberry, while darker tones look best in orangey or plum reds. From left: Theia; Allure Bridals; Bari Jay; David’s Bridal

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Allover sparkle You’re the star of the show on your wedding day, but that doesn’t mean your bridesmaids can’t shine too. Gold sequin bridesmaid dresses have been hot for a while, but gorgeous shades of blue, silver and pink are our new favorites. If you’re throwing an evening wedding, nothing says “glam” like a bridal party decked out in dark navy sequin gowns. For a daytime affair, choose blush, rose gold or copper hues for a romantic feel. Since sequins are quite a statement on their own, it’s best to have your girls pare down their accessories— stick to strappy sandals and simple earrings. From left: The Dessy Group; Wtoo by Watters; Bari Jay; Jasmine Bridal

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The season you marry in can help you decide your wedding’s location, the flowers you’ll carry and the décor—why not let it inspire your bridal makeup as well? >>

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Between Instagram and Pinterest—and a wealth of websites catering to beauty—there’s no lack of makeup inspo out there to inform your wedding day look, but where should you start? Instead of focusing on trends like heavy contour or overdrawn lips, try something more general, like the time of year you’re getting married. (Pro tip: This will also keep your makeup from being dated down the line.) With the help of beauty expert and celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert (who’s worked with A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Catherine Zeta-Jones), we’ll show you how to use your wedding season as a base for your bridal beauty look.

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Fall Fall is a transitional time—not as bright and cheerful as summer, but also not as glam as winter. “Darker days mean your makeup will require more definition and color,” Ahnert says. “Start wearing bolder eyeliner and more dramatic mascara, fill in your brows (they probably lightened up over the summer) and add a fullcoverage foundation back into your beauty routine.” The eyes are the perfect canvas for playing with colors and textures in this season. For a simple way to add drama and dimension, start with a matte base in a neutral hue and add just a touch of gold glitter at the inner corners of your eyes—it’s glam but also works for daytime nuptials. For a fun evening look, swap out shimmery black shadow for an unexpected pop of cobalt blue or dark green. To take it up a notch, smudge a dark green, blue or chocolate liner along your waterline. If you opt for darker hues, Ahnert advises to keep the rest of your look minimal—think: fluttery lashes and soft washes of color on the lips and cheeks. You can also build your makeup around an array of colors in the same color family—like monochromatic with shades of red, orange or copper—for an end result that’s both autumnal and subtle. Fall skin concerns mirror wintertime woes (low humidity plus lower temperatures mean drier skin), but you shouldn’t break out the heavy formulas just yet. Stick to a more personalized approach and switch your products

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based on individual concerns, like an illuminating eye cream for dark circles, an exfoliating toner for dull skin or a luxurious night cream for dry spots. HUES TO CHOOSE Gold, rose gold, copper, camel, chocolate, rust, apple red, hunter green, cobalt, navy, wine

Winter The festive nature of winter sets the perfect backdrop for an über-romantic wedding and makeup with a particularly luxe feel. Frosty temperatures and festive holidays mean this season lends itself to deeper colors. “Your makeup should adjust to stand up to the darker décor colors common during this time of year,” Ahnert says. Swap bright reds and pinks for their richer counterparts, like cranberry and raspberry, and switch out neutral eye shadows for smokier hues. You can determine whether warmer or cooler tones work for you by looking at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If your veins are blue, cool tones are more flattering; green ones mean warmer tones will work best for you. Lipsticks, blushes and eye shadows in richer hues tend to have matte finishes because they contain more pigment. For this reason, it’s important to use a light touch while applying them— you don’t want to end up looking overdone. For instance, if you’re considering an intense smoky eye, create balance by sticking to lighter colors on your lips and cheeks. If you want to rock a vampy lip, keep the size and shape of your lips in mind, as darker colors can actually make them appear smaller. If you have a more petite pout, try a berry-hued lipstick with a glossy consistency over a super-dark, matte one. As color palettes shift, the types of products you choose should change with the season as well. “Winter skin is usually paler, so switch to a heavier foundation or powder that will even out your complexion,” Ahnert says. To combat the dry winter air and ensure your beauty look lasts the entire day without flaking off, focus on prepping your skin prewedding for a smooth makeup application. “Prepare for your day with a series of hydrating treatments like oxygen facials,” Ahnert says. “Using a mask suited to your skin type the night before your wedding will give your skin a boost, which will help your makeup look even better.” HUES TO CHOOSE Brick, ruby, raspberry, eggplant, indigo, emerald, forest green, midnight blue, charcoal, silver >>

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Spring Spring is a time of renewal, when flowers start to bloom and temperatures gradually heat up, so your makeup palette should get lighter and brighter. Use nature to complement your look, like floral-inspired washes of pastels or earthy hues. To put a weddingworthy spin on this more muted array of colors, start with a classic makeup trend, like a dramatic cat eye, and soften it with a light brown liner, or make a smoky eye less severe by pairing nudes with warmer, golden tones. But don’t be afraid of more vibrant colors either. “Teal and plum eyeliner and bronze or coral lip gloss are fun alternatives for spring,” Ahnert says. Bolder liners are best when paired with neutral makeup everywhere else (think: liquid highlighter over heavy blush). Warmer temperatures mean you won’t need a heavy foundation, so switch to a tinted moisturizer and sheer setting powder for a dewy finish. Prep your complexion for the lighter spring air with products aimed to slough away dull skin and clogged pores. Follow up a chemical or physical exfoliator with a hydrating mask to replenish any lost moisture.

The key to pulling off more vivid colors is to focus on one or two shades at a time, in varying intensities. For example, if you’re rocking a cherry-red lipstick, your eyes and cheeks should have a lighter wash of nude or bronze.

Summer Sunny weather makes summer the best time to experiment with more color, especially since weddings during this season tend to incorporate brighter hues too, like bold bridesmaid dresses or tropical florals. The key to wearing more vivid colors is to focus on one or two shades at a time in varying intensities. For example, if you’re rocking a cherry-red lipstick, your lids and cheeks should have a lighter wash of nude or bronze. Brighter shades work beautifully with a glowing complexion (as opposed to a matte one), so swap heavier creams for lighter gel formulas. Warmer temperatures also mean you should take extra precautions to make sure your makeup stays put. “Summer brides may need more touch-ups depending on the climate, since high humidity will make skin absorb makeup more quickly,” Ahnert says. “To get the most out of your look, use a foundation primer, eye shadow primer and setting spray, and stick to waterresistant mascara.” This balmy season is also the perfect time to switch to cream bronzers, blush and highlighters that won’t cake or crease when mixed with a little perspiration. HUES TO CHOOSE Bronze, peach, tangerine, cherry red, scarlet, bubblegum, fuchsia, turquoise, lapis, cocoa, granite

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HUES TO CHOOSE Pale pink, coral, magenta, mauve, periwinkle, plum, champagne, nude, chestnut, dove gray, navy, teal

power couples Give your skin care an extra boost by mixing products that bring out the best in each other.

Amp up your protection from the sun by applying an antioxidant-rich moisturizer or serum before your sunscreen. Antioxidants protect your skin from cellular damage caused by sun exposure, while sunscreen blocks UV light from penetrating the skin. We call that a skin care double whammy.

Facial oil + night cream

Skin feeling exceptionally dry? Mix a couple drops of your favorite facial oil into a cream-based moisturizer (silicon-based ones will break down) for an ultra-hydrating effect. Stick to using this skin care cocktail at night, as it could cause your makeup to crease during the day.

Hydrating mask + clay mask

If your complexion tends to get oily around your T-zone but is dry everywhere else, cater to all of your skin’s needs by multimasking, or using two face masks at once. A hydrating mask will soothe irritated skin, while a clay mask will absorb excess oil and purify any clogged pores.

Vitamin C + retinol

Boost your retinol’s antiaging properties with the addition of a vitamin C serum. Vitamin C helps to stabilize retinol, extending its effectiveness. To ensure your skin doesn’t get irritated by the combination of these strong ingredients, look for a serum with a lower concentration of vitamin C.

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sugar-coated style A glaze of allover beading gives a classic tea-length dress a glam update. Dress, price upon request, Naeem Khan, MarkIngramAtelier .com; engagement ring, $2,750 (not including center stone), AJaffe.com; earrings, $5,873, tanzanite bracelet, $855, EffyJewelry .com; tennis bracelet, $125, CZbyKennethJayLane.com; shoes, $945, Paul Andrew, MatchesFashion.com

couture confection opposite Indulge your inner fashionista by opting for a statement ball gown with a tiered skirt. Dress, $8,990, Carolina Herrera at Marina Morrison, MarinaMorrison .com (San Francisco), Nordstrom Wedding Suite, NordstromWeddings.com (Canoga Park), Jinwang, Jinwang.net (San Francisco); engagement ring, price upon request, UneekJewelry.com; earrings, $1,990, cocktail ring, $2,750, VictoriaSix.com

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cotton candy crush Pastel embroidery plus a two-piece silhouette is both dreamy and totally on trend. Dress, price upon request, Mira Zwillinger at Marina Morrison, MarinaMorrison.com (San Francisco), Saks Fifth Avenue, SaksFifthAvenue .com (Beverly Hills); engagement ring, $65,000, MarisaPerry.com; earrings, $2,310, Anabela Chan.com; cocktail ring, $68,000, EricaCourtney.com; pouf seats, $99 each, DylansCandyBar.com

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opposite A cape and killer heels lend a sophisticated touch to a playful polka dot number. Dress, $2,995, cape, $1,725, Monique Lhuillier at M Bride, MBrideSalon.com (La Jolla), Bridal Galleria, BridalGalleria.com (San Francisco), Monique Lhuillier, MoniqueLhuillier .com (Los Angeles); earrings, $1,660, Mastoloni.com; pearl ring, $495, VictoriaSix .com; shoes, $1,245, ChristianLouboutin.com

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marshmallow dream Cascading layers of tulle put a fantastical spin on a traditional ball gown. Dress, $4,290, Hayley Paige at Blush Bridal Couture, BlushBridalCoutureOC.com (Tustin), Haute Bride, HauteBride.com (Los Gatos), Mia Bella Couture, MiaBellaCouture.com (Del Mar); engagement ring, $2,310 (not including center stone), CoastDiamond.com; earrings, $188, KennethJay Lane.com; cocktail ring, $4,400, DovesJewelry.com

fabulous frosting opposite An off-theshoulder ruffle adds whimsical flavor to a simple sheath. Dress, $2,495, Watters at Mary Me Bridal, MaryMeBridal.com (Orange), Lovely Bride, LovelyBride.com (Pasadena), Janene’s Bridal Boutique, JanenesBridal .com (Alameda); engagement ring, $7,990 (not including center stone), Tacori.com; earrings, $390, Oscar delaRenta.com; bracelet, $5,738, EffyJewelry.com

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conversation hearts Get people talking in a frothy dress embellished with giant hearts. Dress, price upon request, Viktor&Rolf at Saks Fifth Avenue, SaksFifthAvenue .com (Beverly Hills); morganite engagement ring, $1,610, ApresJewelry .com; earrings, $125 each, JenniferFisherJewelry.com; cocktail ring, $1,540, SheBee, Swoonery.com

delicious details opposite Bows are a bridal staple, but oversize ones feel fresh. Dress, price upon request, Marchesa at Kinsley James, KinsleyJames.com (Los Angeles), Lovella Bridal, LovellaBridal.com (Glendale), Bridal Galleria, BridalGalleria.com (San Francisco); engagement ring, $20,000, wedding ring, $850, ApresJewelry .com; earrings, $190, CZby KennethJayLane.com; bracelet, $36,675, EffyJewelry.com

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There’s nothing more exciting than the first few weeks post-engagement. You’ve got that to-be-wed glow, something sparkly on your finger, and you and your partner are dreaming up all the ways to make your wedding day one to remember. Start your planning journey with these items and you’ll be ready for “I do” in no time.

Insure your ring No matter how careful you are, you’ll want the peace of mind that comes with knowing your engagement ring is protected, so look into insuring it as soon as possible. There are two basic ways to go about it. The first, you can add it as an extension of your renter’s or homeowner’s policy, which will reimburse you for a set amount of cash in relation to its worth should anything happen to it. The second option is to seek out a company that specializes in jewelry insurance, like Jewelers Mutual, which can offer customizable policies or provide more coverage than a homeowner’s one. >>

engagement party planning 101 You don’t need an excuse for a bash—you’re engaged! Get party ready with these tips.

Take time to breathe

An impromptu gathering the weekend after your partner has proposed is the perfect time to break out the bubbly, but don’t schedule an all-out affair during the first month of your engagement. You’ll want (and need) time to revel in your new status. Plan to have an engagement party two to four months after the question was popped.

Figure out your guest list

Everyone invited to the engagement party should be on the wedding guest list as well. Otherwise, guests may wonder what they did at the engagement party to insult you. If you decide to keep your wedding guest list small but want to throw an extravagant engagement party, go for it. Just let people know the main event will be intimate so no feelings will be hurt.

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Register for gifts beforehand

Guest aren’t traditionally required to bring presents to an engagement party, but there’s always the chance someone will want to. It’s smart to stock your registry early and provide those wishing to gift you something with a bit of guidance. Register for gifts in the low to middle range and save the bigger ticket items for closer to the shower and wedding—after all, a $500 cappuccino machine is not your typical engagement present. If some guests arrive bearing gifts, unwrap them after the party, so people who came empty-handed won’t feel bad.

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Every host wants to plan an unforgettable affair, but you never want to upstage the main event. Try to create a different mood for your engagement party while maintaining a style that’s true to you and your partner. You won’t want to force a casual cookout if you (and your guests) favor formal parties, and vice versa.

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find your “I do” locale

Download The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner app Our app is an essential ingredient in making these next few months as stress free as possible. You’ll start by taking an image-based style quiz to help you zero in on your wedding vibe and give you a personalized inspo board you can share with vendors, like your florist or planner. From there, we’ll help you stay organized with our step-by-step checklist, land your dream team with custom vendor suggestions based on your budget and location, manage your registry, keep tabs on your guest list and RSVPs, and, finally, construct a foolproof day-of timeline that will keep everything running smoothly. It’s the pocket-size planner you simply can’t head to the altar without.

Map out your budget While it’s not the most fun conversation, a budget talk is important. Sit down with your partner (and families, if they’re contributing) and figure out how much you’re comfortable spending. It’s helpful to have a general idea of where you’d like to get married and what time of year, so you’ll be able to easily picture how far your budget will go. Once you’ve landed on a number, talk through your day-of priorities to clarify where you envision most of your money going (like you’re willing to splurge on a pricier photographer but sacrifice a bit on your paper goods to make up for it). The more on top of your finances you are before you start planning, the less likely you’ll end up over budget as your day gets closer.

Your venue is the key to all other wedding-related decisions, like your exact guest list count, catering menu, time of year and even décor. Make it one of the first things you book (at least nine months to a full year ahead of time) to ensure you get the look, price and date you really want.

Book your venue Your venue is the key to all other wedding-related to-dos, so it should be one of the very first things you book. Where you decide to host your wedding will likely determine other heavy-hitter decisions, like your exact guest list head count, catering menu and even the vibe of your décor. To ensure you get the look, price and date you want, start browsing The Knot Marketplace or our in-app suggestions at least a year to nine months ahead of your anticipated wedding date (but possibly even earlier, depending on your location, desired date and the venue’s popularity). As you review your options, keep an eye out for sneaky budget busters, like a spot that doesn’t include furniture or tabletop rentals, or rules that could possibly become an issue later on, like an especially early noise ordinance that will end the reception early, or a preferred vendor list that doesn’t permit you to hire your dream caterer. >>

5 times not to wear your engagement ring Keep that rock bright, clean and safe.

1 At the beach

If you lose your bauble in the sand or surf, it’s as good as gone. The second and lesser known reason to avoid bringing it to the beach is because of sand. The tiny grains can wedge themselves in the ring setting or get under the diamond. Also, don’t apply sunscreen while wearing your ring—it can cloud your stone right up.

2 At the gym

Wearing your ring during cardio won’t do it any harm, but it’s the weightlifting that can take a toll on your hardware. The pressure of the weight’s bars can bend it, which is especially bad for a pavé setting because the smaller stones can fall out. Take off the ring during any contact sports, or risk a serious injury.

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3 In the shower

Similar to sunscreen, many soaps, hair and beauty products can cause a cloudy buildup to collect on your stone, or worse, under your stone (which is much harder to clean at home). Shampoos and body washes are all a no-go, as are any hair serums, styling products and lotions you apply throughout the day.

4 In a pool

Losing your ring in a swimming pool (or hot tub) isn’t as big of an issue compared with the open ocean. After all, filters can be checked and, in the worst-case scenario, the pool can be drained. The real issue here are the chemicals often found in pools, like chlorine, which can do major damage and discolor metals over time.

5 While cleaning

Washing your car on the weekend? Cleaning the oven? Bleaching the shower? Take that rock off, please. It’s good practice for anyone (particularly if you’ll be using chemicals), but especially important if your ring has a colored gemstone, as many cleaning astringents can erode the finish and polish on specialty gems.

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Hire your priority vendors

Set up your wedding website

If you can’t imagine your first dance without the acoustics of a certain local band, or you love the portfolio of a hard-to-get photographer, do yourself a favor and act now. Many top vendors are hired more than a year in advance and once they’re booked, you’re out of luck. Figure out what your biggest vendor priorities are and find out their availability as soon as you have a date and venue locked in. That way, you can relax a little and enjoy the rest of the planning process knowing key members of your dream team are already on board. A bonus to booking early: Your primary vendors can recommend other A+ pros they enjoy working with, so ask them for direction on any outstanding hires. They may have insight into the perfect calligrapher for your day-of signage or the florist that will really make your venue come to life.

You’ve nailed down the basic details, so now’s the time to create your (free) personalized wedding website on TheKnot.com. It’s the ideal place to house need-to-know info for your guests, like directions to your venue, a schedule for the weekend, registry links and hotel suggestions. In addition to these practical details, consider adding a few charming customizations to give guests insight into your event (and you as a couple). Provide background on yourself and your soon-to-be spouse, like how you met, your proposal or why your reception locale is special to you. Engagement photos or a who’s who of the wedding party can’t hurt either.

Choose your wedding party Now it’s your turn to propose. Once you and your partner have settled on who you’d like to include in your wedding party, think of a creative or meaningful way to ask. A little thought goes a long way here—you’re asking these people to spend a lot of their time and money celebrating you and your partner in the next year, so treat them to a fun night out, trip to the spa or home-cooked meal before you pop the question. Another perk: The sooner you ask your pals, the sooner you can rally the troops to help with any lingering to-dos, fun projects or planning conundrums that arise.

Create your wedding registry If you’re worried you’ll look greedy or inconsiderate if you set up your registry too early, don’t. With all the parties and well-wishing relatives in your near future, guests will appreciate your foresight. Have a registry started before the first big wedding event (like an engagement party) or at least before your save-the-dates go out. Register for more gifts than there are guests on your invite list, and make sure they fall within a variety of price points. Aim for a mix of the practical (a stainless steel cookware set), the pretty (a gorgeous throw for your bedroom) and a few off-beat items (like bikes to enjoy on the weekend or a Newlywed Fund cash registry for your first house). Share the links on your wedding website, and don’t forget to check back in on them periodically.

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how to throw a (fun! exciting! party-ready!) daytime wedding Midday weddings are becoming increasingly popular and are no longer just reserved for those who consider brunch among their favorite things in life. Here’s how to throw an afternoon soiree that’s as fun as any evening event out there. >> BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APHY BY FONDLY FOREVER PHOTOGR APHY

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Whether you’re looking to save a little bit on your budget or just really love the views at your reception spot and want to give guests more time to appreciate them, a sun-filled morning or afternoon event may be something for you to consider. And before you worry that “daytime wedding” is synonymous with “boring,” “bland” or even “brunch,” think again. Like everything else, a daytime wedding is all what you make of it—and we’re here to help you make it awesome.

Analyze your timeline While exact timing may depend on your venue, daytime wedding receptions usually take place somewhere between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., with your ceremony happening beforehand. When sketching out your timeline for the day, there are a few important factors to consider. First, inquire with all your vendors what an early start may mean for their costs. If your florist needs several hours to set up and your ceremony starts at 10 a.m., they’ll likely have to get up early to prep or set up the night before, which can cause you to accrue additional costs (same goes for vendors like your caterer, furniture rentals or even your photographer). Past that, try and ensure your early start is reasonable for most guests—the ceremony should begin no earlier than 10 a.m. to give your loved ones who are traveling in a chance to get there on time without waking up at the crack of dawn. Keep in mind, you, your partner and members of your wedding party will also need to set an early alarm in order to get ready in time for a morning ceremony.

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Choose the right venue A daytime wedding has its own unique feel, so when searching for a venue, seek out spots that fit that vibe. A bright greenhouse, refined topiary garden or beachside patio that boasts a seaside view can all feel more properly suited to a sunlit affair than, say, a ballroom. That being said, no space is off-limits, so if you do fall in love with a traditionally evening venue, work with vendors like your florist and planner to bring in decorative touches that make it feel a bit more daytime appropriate.

light-filled locale A daytime wedding has its own unique feel, so seek out a venue that fits a playful, vibrant vibe. A bright greenhouse, refined topiary garden or beachside patio are all suited to a sunlit affair.

Inquire about pricing breaks If budget is the reason you’re considering a midday celebration, ask about any available pricing breaks as you negotiate your contracts. Many venues may abide by a lower minimum head count or offer a daytime pricing model. You can also save on things like rentals or catering fees depending on what you serve guests. >>

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Go as formal (or as casual) as you’d like Just because you’re not hosting an after-dark affair doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a formal dress code and aesthetic if that’s the vibe you and your partner prefer. You don’t have to completely forgo any of the more traditional evening wedding additions—just rethink them a bit. If a multicourse sit-down dinner or true cocktail hour is what you’re envisioning, go for it, but make the meal a dynamic lunch feast or brighten up the cocktails with freshly squeezed juices. Hoping to have live music for your guests? A typical 10-piece band and rowdy dance floor may not feel totally right, but a suave jazz quartet, bluegrass crew or playful doo-wop group will be charming and equally as entertaining. When it comes to your colors, vibrant daylight hours call for an equally energetic palette, so play around with adding some saturated hues into your scheme. Bright pinks, blues, yellows and greens feel right during the day— no matter the time of year. >>

Here’s where to save costs on your wedding.

Decide your priorities

Pick your top three areas of importance (like your gown, catering, and flowers) and allocate a little extra money toward them. Likewise, choose the three things that come lowest on your priority list, and budget accordingly.

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The most effective way to lower your wedding costs is to reduce the invitees (at $100 a head, taking just 10 guests off the list can save $1,000). Also consider your wedding party size: Gifts and transportation are cheaper for 2 than 10.

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Reduce costs by choosing flowers that are in season, and pick from locally grown varieties rather than buds that need to be flown in from afar. For example, if you exchange Black Magic roses for deeply colored dahlias in all your bouquets and table arrangements, you could save about $4 a stem.

Simplify your dinner menu

Reduce the number of overall dinner courses (making three fabulous courses costs less than serving five individual courses) and keep your menu simple. Stick with the specialties of the season and region.

Pare down the extras

There are plenty of ways to cut corners that won’t even be noticed by your guests. Have the caterers bring out the fancy Dom Pérignon for the toast, but pour a less expensive champagne the rest of the day— no one will ever see the bottle or know the difference. Likewise, you can order a small, fabulous cake that’s exactly what you want, and have several sheet cakes in the kitchen of the same flavor, cut and plated for your guests.

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Rethink the after-party

If the first thing that comes to mind when we say “daytime wedding” is a steamy buffet of pancakes, eggs and bacon, you’re not alone. It makes sense that a bounty of breakfast foods have become the go-to menu items for an early event, but don’t feel like you’re stuck with all things sweet and syrupy if you’re hosting a daytime wedding of your own. You’ll still want to stray from anything too heavy, as guests typically don’t want to stuff themselves just hours after waking up, but meat carving stations, freshly made pasta, savory flatbreads and veggie-packed frittatas are all great dishes to add to the menu to mix things up a bit. If a traditional brunch is what you’re really craving, look to upgrade some of the classics so they feel a bit more wedding worthy and special. A do-it-yourself waffle station can be a fun (and interactive) addition, while a breakfast sandwich or yogurt parfait bar will also be big hits. And, before you even ask: Yes, you can definitely still serve a cake—trust us, it goes with everything.

With your main event ending in the afternoon, you’ll have plenty of time for partying postreception. Instead of a traditional after-party, plan something unusual for guests, like a poolside cabana bash back at the hotel, a casual barbecue or a bar crawl. If you’d rather spend the evening just you and your new spouse (a night of room service does sound pretty amazing), give guests a few suggestions of what to do after your event on your wedding website, the detail card in your invitation suite or your ceremony programs.

Take advantage of the extra sunlight One of the biggest benefits to a daytime wedding is the extra daylight hours. Work activities into your day that encourage guests to soak up the sun, like a variety of outdoor lawn games. Another perk? Gorgeous light means you’ll luck out with your photos too. Ask your photographer to stick around for a few “golden hour” couples portraits once festivities wrap up.

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inspiring eats Energize your wedding day menu with some of our favorite of-the moment catering trends that will make your party one to savor (and remember). >> BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY JEN LYNNE PHOTOGR APHY

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Daring displays Give partygoers something to feast their eyes on with a wowworthy food display. “Clients are always looking for fresh ideas, and the more visual, the better,” says Peter Callahan of Peter Callahan Catering. Better yet, get guests up and interacting with their surroundings to create a memorable food moment. MAKE IT YOURS Work with your vendors on an idea that marries charm with an activity, like picking candied apples off a faux tree or choosing a delicious doughnut from a pegged wall.

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Get the party started early by offering beverages before the ceremony while guests await your “I dos.” Refreshing mixers or alcohol-free sips, like sweet tea, will set the mood for your reception and evoke a celebratory atmosphere. MAKE IT YOURS Have servers pass out mini bottles of champagne (with pretty striped straws, of course) as guests take their seats so they can pop the cork and cheers when you’re officially wed.

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Roaming dinner Instead of a traditional seated meal, feed guests from a plethora of delicious passed apps, filling small plates and interactive stations. “Our staff serves guests from barker trays that are tied behind their necks for a fun stadium feel,” says Alison Awerbuch, executive chef and partner at Abigail Kirsch. MAKE IT YOURS Hire a few expert servers to interact with guests and delight them with everything from oyster shucking and on-site guacamole making to mozzarella pulling on the go. >>

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• Do you have a license? • Are there any limits my reception site imposes on the menu? • How many events will you handle during my wedding weekend? • Can you provide references from previous clients?

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chairs, plates, napkins, silverware, and salt and pepper shakers? Is there a rental charge? How many appetizer and entrée choices are included in each tier of catering packages? Do you provide waitstaff? How many? (Typically you’ll want three waiters for every six tables.) Do you provide the alcohol or do we need to handle the bar separately? If provided, what sorts of beverage packages are offered? How many bartenders are included? (You’ll want to aim for four cocktail waiters for every 100 guests and two bartenders for around 80 guests.) Can we supply a few of our own spirits? Is there a fee for that? Do you provide a wedding cake, and if so, do you have a portfolio of designs?

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Cultural cuisine

Family style

Celebrate your dual heritages with a unique menu that fuses both your cultures together (think: Indian cocktail hour meets Southern dinner). You could even go one step further and pair each specialty food with a sip, like mini margs and tacos or sushi rolls and sake. MAKE IT YOURS The team at Paula LeDuc Fine Catering in California often takes requests to re-create family-favorite recipes. Ask your caterer if they’d be willing to do the same, then surprise guests with Grandma’s legendary mac and cheese during dinner.

Serving up the main meal of the evening family style (every table passes dishes of mains and sides among themselves) in lieu of a buffet or plated dinner makes for a casual vibe that will get guests interacting. Your reception will take on the effortless, relaxed feel of a dinner party, and guests can sample a bit of everything without having to narrow their selection to one dish or protein. MAKE IT YOURS Get the best of both worlds with a “European” family-style spin. Every guest selects their main protein (like a traditional beef, chicken, fish or veggie dish), which is plated for them, but the sides are passed around the table for sharing.

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Specialty bars

Take the signature cocktail to the next level by setting up a special spot at your reception (also known as a satellite bar) where you can serve a favorite brew or spirit, like whiskey, gin or trendy Aperol. Or hire a flair bartender to wow guests with some mixology magic. MAKE IT YOURS Try a spin on fresh seasonal sips. Paula LeDuc’s staff treats clients to their From the Garden bar, which pairs popular spirits, like vodka and rum, with fresh herbs, edible flowers and house-made juice blends, like strawberry-rhubarb.

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Lend a luxe feel to your meal with a multicourse (five or more) menu, complete with wine pairings. Complex flavors and intricate plating are surefire ways to impress your guests. MAKE IT YOURS Tasting menus are known for their unique dish names, so work with your caterer to dream up a personalized menu full of cleverly named dishes that act as a tribute to your story. >>

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Center your meal around farm-to-table ingredients unique to your reception locale for a fun way to give your loved ones a culinary tour of the area with each bite. Not only will it help you trim down your catering costs by choosing local, in-season fruits and vegetables, you’ll end up with dishes that are more interesting, flavorful and colorful too. To execute, hire a caterer who is willing and committed to serving up a locally focused menu. MAKE IT YOURS Go for an all-veggie meal. It’s a gutsy choice for a crowd, but when your picks are that fresh, even the most die-hard meat lovers won’t miss their beef. Hire a caterer who specializes in veggie-based dishes—they’ll be able to plan a well-balanced and filling meal that will leave guests satisfied.

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Guests will work up an appetite on the dance floor, so treat them to a second round of bites featuring your fave comfort foods. Casual items like mini sliders and grilled cheese with tomato soup will delight the crowd, and are a great way to cap off the celebration. MAKE IT YOURS Serve an oldie but goodie: pretzels. The salty treat is the new “it” snack, and even high-end caterers are getting in on the fun. The team at Abigail Kirsch serves them up dangling from clear umbrellas—really! Offer yours alongside a slew of sauces, or package them in wax paper sleeves so guests can easily tote them from the dance floor to the after-party.

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Foodie favors Edible gifts are one thing you can guarantee won’t get left behind. Thank guests with a beautifully packaged treat reminiscent of your reception locale. Luxe chocolates, homemade limoncello or regional olive oil are all total crowd-pleasers. MAKE IT YOURS Go for a breakfast theme with baskets of essentials like jam and biscuits, coffee, cinnamon buns and more. It’s a sweet solution for guests leaving early the next morning.

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Instead of opting for a premium open bar with every spirit imaginable, offer guests a tailored selection of sips. Beer, wine and two or three batched cocktails will keep everyone happy and help cut down on your bar tab. When deciding what your signature drinks will be, include one or two that have a well-loved alcohol, like vodka or whiskey.

Plan to self-serve

Skip the passed hors d’oeuvres altogether during your cocktail hour and instead pile tables high with beautiful spreads of crudités and dips, plates of artisan cheeses, baskets of gourmet crackers and fresh breads, and mouthwatering bowls of fruit. You’ll save money by cutting back both on food preparation and serving staff— and guests won’t go hungry.

Trim the guest list

We know it’s tough, but one of the fastest and most effective ways to lower your wedding cost is to pare down the invitees (so get out that red pen!). At $100-plus a head for food and beverage costs, taking even just 10 guests off your invite list can save $1,000 or more. Just check with your caterer first—some have a head count minimum you must reach.

Let the chef choose

Your caterer is a pro, so trust they’ll know the best (and most inexpensive) cuts and variety of proteins to choose. Instead of insisting they serve up filet mignon or a pricey branzino, let them lead the way and select the main proteins that will be served up at your wedding. Not only will you end up with the freshest options, you’ll save on costs too.

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Charleston, South Carolina Why you’ll love it For a trip that bottles quaint Southern charm with all the perks of a modern city (think: shopping, delicious food and good nightlife) look no further than the Holy City. Charleston is made for a weekend away with your pals, and the beauty around the city ensures it will look great on your feed too. Where to snap a shot In front of the iconic and charming colorful Georgian pastel homes on Rainbow Row or The Battery. What not to miss The gorgeous 86 Cannon inn is the perfect home away from home for your weekend—if its cozy rooms don’t convince you, the wraparound porch, light blue bikes and resident pups Sully and Gus will do the trick. Peruse the local farmers market at Marion Square, then roam King Street for shopping and dining (Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is a must-stop). If you’re craving a bit of sand and sun, nearby Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach promise just that, while a more Zen crowd will love spending the afternoon at the serene spa at Belmond Charleston Place. When it comes to delicious dishes and cocktails, plus a swoon-worthy atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with a night spent at The Ordinary, Husk, The Darling Oyster Bar or FIG. Come morning, sweat out the night before with a class at Urban Yoga Charleston, followed by a true Southern brunch (biscuits and all) at Hominy Grill. Pro tip: If there’s a wait, grab a Bloody Mary from its walk-up window bar.

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Why you’ll love it Plan a trip to vibrant ATX and get ready for all the Country crooners and barbecue you can handle. The hip locale is packed with killer food, great nightlife and enough street art to keep your Insta feed full for months. Where to snap a shot Pose alongside one of the city’s iconic murals, like the “Greetings from Austin” wall or the “Love is the question love is the answer” wall at 12th and West Lynn. What not to miss Pile your party into a hip rental house, or go with one of the many boutique hotels, like the colorful Austin Motel, sleek South Congress Hotel or upscale Hotel Saint Cecilia. Spend the day at the “it” local watering hole, Barton Springs Pool, or take your buds paddle-boarding on scenic Lady Bird Lake. >>

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Why you’ll love it If a quaint weekend of R&R is your jam, then this New England island escape is for you. A few days in Nantucket and your feed is sure to be awash with all things navy and white, blooming hydrangeas and charming cedar-shingle homes. May we suggest your group buy matching boat shoes for the trip? Where to snap a shot On a sunny sail with your best mates. What not to miss Once you settle into your rooms at one of the island’s sweet hotels (21 Broad, 76 Main, White Elephant and The Pineapple Inn all pack in the charm), head right to local favorite eatery Black-Eyed Susan’s for a hearty breakfast and some people watching. The island is only 48 square miles, so rent bikes from Young’s Bicycle Shop postbreakfast and pedal your way to some of ’Sconset’s most beautiful locations, like Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cliff Road and Surfside Beach. If the ocean is your preferred method of travel, charter a sailboat through Endeavor Sailing, pop some bubbly and take in the Atlantic coastline from your ride. Once lunch rolls around, an outdoor spot like Cisco Brewers is a great place to enjoy the afternoon sun and snack on a lobster roll. Follow that up with a bit of shopping at popular mom-and-pop stores like Current Vintage, In the Pink and The Lion’s Paw, or opt for ice cream in a homemade waffle cone from The Juice Bar. For a delicious dinner, Cru, Galley Beach (ask your waiter to take a group photo during sunset) and The Proprietor’s Bar & Table will be crowd-pleasers whether your pals prefer surf or turf.

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Stroll through SoCo to do some shopping, and get a quick pick-me-up treat from nearby Voodoo Doughnut. For dinner, a big boisterous group will feel right at home at Second Bar & Kitchen, while Eden East promises a farm-to-table meal your girls won’t soon forget. Cap off your night with drinks at Easy Tiger, Whisler’s or Garage, or catch a live show at Broken Spoke. And if you’ve been sipping enough bubbly, you and your crew could even become the stars of the show during karaoke at The Highball.

Why you’ll love it If the thought of whitewater rafting, hiking or craft breweries gets your heart thumping, then Portland should be on your must-visit list. Adventure buddies will go crazy over Portland’s great-outdoors-geared activities, while those seeking a more chill experience will love the hipster scene the city offers. Where to snap a shot Grab a cone outside local legend ice cream stop Salt & Straw for #foodporn everyone will be jealous of. What not to miss The centrally located Ace Hotel is an everpopular bachelorette spot, while The Society Hotel and Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel have their own cult followings. Kick off your weekend with a little bit of green time at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Mount Tabor or Washington Park, where you can catch a glimpse of the internationally acclaimed rose garden (and get some inspo to send to your florist). No trip to Portland would be complete without a little coffee and beer imbibing, so hit up local giant Stumptown Coffee Roasters before taking part in a few brewery tours. Can’t pick from the 60-plus spots in Portland? Book an experience through Brewvana, which gives you a VIP look into stops around the city with their all-access bus tour. If your group isn’t into IPAs, take a pottery or paint class through Carter & Rose, or indulge in a luxurious foot soak and massage at Soakology. Once your stomachs start rumbling, hit up Pok Pok for unique Thai Portland, OR

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Palm Springs, California Why you’ll love it For a weekend packed with color, personality and sunshine, Palm Springs is your place. Picture this: You and your girls sipping coladas poolside out of cups with flamingo koozies (obviously), then hitting the streets to take in all the food, fun and culture this desert town has to offer. Where to snap a shot Head to The Saguaro hotel, where guests, day visitors and locals alike can spend time sunning themselves at the playful and crazy-colorful rainbow pool area. What not to miss Palm Springs has some of the coolest hotels around—Ace Hotel, The Saguaro and the iconic Parker Palm Springs, to name a few—so you’ll definitely want to splurge on a fancy suite as your home away from home for the weekend. Fuel up with a morning iced cold brew from Ernest Coffee, then take in some local mid-century modern architecture with a tour through the Palm Springs Mod Squad. If your group prefers succulents to stylish interiors, then a jaunt through the Moorten Botanical Garden may be more your scene. Follow up with lunch at one of the retro-inspired spots in town, like Cheeky’s, Frankinbun (yes, hot dogs) or King’s Highway. Then, treat your squad to a little pampering at the luxe Palm Springs Yacht Club inside the Parker Palm Springs. Nightfall should find you at Workshop Kitchen & Bar for one of the best meals in town (and enviable interiors), followed by tropical libations at Bootlegger Tiki.

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festive fete Having your wedding over a holiday weekend lets you maximize time with loved ones and gives far-flung guests a buffer day (or two) to travel and recuperate. Plus, it’s perfect for hosting a full weekend of festivities, especially at a resort or in a lively city. Just make sure to offer enough activities and amenities to entertain everyone—they may have turned down other plans to celebrate with you, after all. “If done right, a holiday weekend celebration gives you so many more priceless memories than a one-day party would,” says Lisa Pleasant of Lisa Pleasant Events in Charlotte, North Carolina. Just give guests plenty of notice (it’s wise to send out save-the-dates at least eight months in advance) so they can arrange their trip.

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make it legal Northern California Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Northern California, you must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. Those under 18 must have parents present and a court order to apply. The bride and groom must apply for the license together and provide proof of age and identity (a driver’s license or a valid photo ID). If previously married, a divorce decree or death certificate may be required in some counties. There are no blood test or residency requirements. There is no waiting period to obtain the license, and once issued, it is valid for 90 days anywhere in the state of California. The cost of public and confidential licenses and acceptable methods of payment vary from county to county. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Alameda County

El Dorado County

Mendocino County

Sacramento County

San Joaquin County

Solano County

County Clerk-Recorder 1106 Madison St. Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 272-6362 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

County Clerk-Recorder 360 Fair Ln., Bldg. B Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 621-5490 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (by appointment only)

County Clerk-Recorder 501 Low Gap Rd., Rm. 1020 Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 463-4376 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

County Clerk-Recorder 44 N. San Joaquin St., Ste. 260 Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 468-3939 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

County Clerk 675 Texas St., Ste. 1900 Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 784-7510 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Fresno County

Monterey County

County Clerk-Recorder 600 8th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 874-6131 8 a.m.–5 p.m., M–F; 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Th., (by appointment only)

Sonoma County

County Clerk 168 W. Alisal St., Fl. 1 Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 755-5450 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

San Benito County

San Mateo County

County Clerk 2221 Kern St. Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 600-2575 8:30 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.

County Clerk 2300 County Center Dr., Ste. B177 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 565-3800 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Lake County

County Clerk 900 Coombs St., Rm. 116 Napa, CA 94559 (707) 253-4247 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder 555 County Ctr., Fl. 1 Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 363-4500 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Amador County County Clerk-Recorder 810 Court St. Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 223-6468 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Calaveras County County Clerk-Recorder 891 Mountain Ranch Rd. San Andreas, CA 95249 (209) 754-6371 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Contra Costa County County Clerk-Recorder 555 Escobar St. Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 335-7900 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

County Clerk 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport, CA 95453 (707) 263-2311 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Marin County

Placer County County Clerk-Recorder 2954 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 886-5610 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

San Francisco County County Clerk 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., Rm. 168 San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 554-4950 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (by appointment only)

Santa Clara County County Clerk-Recorder 70 W. Hedding St., Fl. 1 San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 299-5688 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Santa Cruz County Recorder 701 Ocean St., Rm. 230 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 454-2800 8 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.

Yolo County County Clerk-Recorder 625 Court St., Rm. B01 Woodland, CA 95695 (530) 666-8130 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@ theknot.com.

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Napa County

County Clerk 440 5th St., Rm. 206 Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 636-4029 8 a.m.–4:20 p.m.

GUIDELINES FOR ANNOUNCING YOUR WEDDING IN THE LOCAL PAPERS Photographs may be submitted to accompany the announcement; however, instant photos or color copies are not acceptable. In some instances, photographs may be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the announcement. Call to get all of the details before submitting. GUIDELINES/ RESTRICTIONS

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Sacramento Bee

(916) 321-1000 PO Box 15779 Sacramento, CA 95852

Forms must be submitted by the Tuesday before the desired Sunday publication.

Form: No

Fees range from $55 to $125 with a photograph included.

San Francisco Chronicle

(415) 777-6024 Attn: Celebrations 901 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Submit one week prior to requested Saturday publication date.

Form: No Photo returned with SASE. Authorization form must be signed.

Fees range from $100 to $1,500.

San Francisco Examiner

(415) 359-2686 71 Stevenson St., Fl. 2 San Francisco, CA 94105

Submission deadlines depend on the desired publication date. Please call ahead for details.

Form: No

Fees vary depending on size of announcement and placement.

San Jose Mercury News

(408) 920-5984 750 Ridder Park Dr. San Jose, CA 95190

The required form must be submitted Friday at 3 p.m. prior to the desired Sunday publication date.

Form: Yes Editors reserve the right to edit any information on the form.

Fees vary on length. Call for details.

Santa Cruz Sentinel

(831) 423-4242 1800 Green Hills Rd., Ste. 210 Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Must be submitted within 12 weeks of the wedding date. Announcements run on Sundays.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

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make it legal Southern California Marriage License Requirements GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Southern California, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples under 18 must have parental consent and court permission. Both the bride and groom must apply for and sign the license together. A valid photo ID or driver’s license is required. Residency and blood tests are not required. There is no waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 90 days. If either the bride or groom has been previously married, he or she may be required to present the bureau with the divorce decree or death certificate. In San Bernardino County, these documents only have to be presented if the divorce occurred within the last year; in Los Angeles County, these documents must be presented if the divorce or death occurred within the last two years. Most offices are open Monday through Friday. Method of payment and fees vary. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY Beverly Hills

Florence Firestone

Orange County

Registrar–Recorder/ County Clerk 9355 Burton Way, Fl. 1 Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 288-1261 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.*

Registrar–Recorder 7807 S. Compton Ave., Fl. 1 Los Angeles, CA 90001 (323) 586-6192 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.*

Clerk-Recorder 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 834-2500 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

East Los Angeles

Los Angeles County

Registrar–Recorder 4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90022 (323) 260-2991 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.*

Registrar–Recorder 12400 Imperial Hwy. Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 462-2137 8 a.m.–5 p.m.*

Riverside County County Clerk 4080 Lemon St., Fl. 1 Riverside, CA 92502 (951) 486-7000 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., M-Th.

San Bernardino County

Santa Barbara County

Auditor/Controller/ Treasurer/Tax Collector 222 W. Hospitality Ln. San Bernardino, CA 92415 (909) 387-8322 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (by appointment only)

Clerk Recorder 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-2250 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/ County Clerk 1600 Pacific Hwy., Rm. 273 San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 237-0502 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Ventura County County Clerk 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, CA 93009 (805) 654-2263 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@ theknot.com.

*All LA County offices are open from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.

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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

(909) 987-6397 PO Box 4000 Ontario, CA 91761

None

Form: No

Fees vary on word count, column size and photo.

The Press–Enterprise

(951) 368-9460 Attn: Wedding Announcements PO Box 792 Riverside, CA 92502

Info should be received no later than eight weeks after the wedding date.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Crestline Courier-News

(909) 337-6145 PO Box 2410 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Must submit info by Friday before the desired Thursday publication.

Form: Yes; submit online only at Mountain-News.com

Price is $8.60 per inch of text.

San Bernardino Sun

(909) 889-9666 4030 N. Georgia Blvd. San Bernardino, CA 92407

Submit info by Tuesday prior to the desired Friday publication.

Form: No; submit to brenda .fletcher@inlandnewspapers.com

Price is a $155 flat rate.

Los Angeles Times

(800) 234-4444 202 W. 1st St., Fl. 10 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Must submit info by 10 a.m. on the Sunday prior to the desired publication date.

Form: Yes; available online at LATimes.com

Prices start at $195 for basic to $295 for premium.

The Orange County Register

(714) 796-4973 Attn: Celebrations 625 N. Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92701

Submit info by noon on the Wednesday prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online at OCRegister.com/celebrations

Prices vary from $65 to $715 with photo depending upon size.

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avensole winery

34567 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA (951) 252-2003 EXT.315 weddings@avensolewinery.com AvensoleWinery.com Avensole is Temecula’s newest crown jewel, neatly framed by vineyard vistas. The new property boasts a beautiful winery, ceremony lawn and reception site with an abundance of stone patios, manicured park and a pond. Avensole is the perfect venue for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. capacity 200 | price $$$

black gold golf club

1 Black Gold Drive, Yorba Linda, CA (714) 961-0253 EXT. 118 ghomik@blackgoldgolf.com BlackGoldGolf.com Our clubhouse provides immaculate views of Orange County, golf course vistas and picturesque waterfalls. With vaulted ceilings and wall-to-wall windows, our banquet room can accommodate up to 220 people. Our executive chef takes pride in preparing standout, masterpiece dishes. Contact our catering team.

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brea community center

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the bridges golf club

9000 S. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon, CA (925) 735-4253 EXT. 3 | TheBridgesGolf.com/tk Defined by our majestic surroundings, The Bridges has been described as a slice of Tuscan beauty in the heart of Northern California. Our professional staff will cater to your every need to ensure your vision for this most special of occasions is an unforgettable celebration. capacity 300 | price $$$

buca di beppo

(844) EAT-BUCA | groupreservations@bucainc.com BucaWeddings.com We’re perfect for rehearsal dinners and wedding events, serving authentic, family-style Italian cuisine. Catering and delivery is available, plus banquet and bar packages. Capacities vary by location. Our festive dining rooms and attentive staff keep the celebration energetic and fun. Now that’s amoré! price $$

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140 W. Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA (949) 369-6600 | info@thecasinosanclemente.com TheCasinoSanClemente.com Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and stars galore have enjoyed the seaside air from this historical ocean-view locale in San Clemente, newly re-opened to the public. We can accommodate up to 300 guests in our gardens, West Wing or Ballroom venues. Please visit our website for more information. capacity 300 | price $$

catamaran resort hotel and spa

3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA (858) 539-8720 catamarancatering@catamaranresort.com CatamaranResort.com Start your life together in a unique and beautiful tropical paradise at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. You’ll be surrounded by everything you could wish for and expect in a world-class resort—picture perfect settings, the utmost in friendly personalized service, and exquisite cuisine. capacity 300 | price $$$

chapel of orange

215 Grand Street, Orange, CA (855) 263-2201 | info@chapeloforange.com ChapelofOrange.com With its newly renovated grand ballroom and quaint charming grounds, you’ll step back in time to this romantic storybook place, making it the ideal spot for your unforgettable fairy-tale wedding ceremony and reception. capacity 175 | price $$

cliff house

1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA (415) 666-4027 | virginia@cliffhouse.com CliffHouse.com The Cliff House features a private room called the Terrace Room that has a private outdoor terrace showcasing views of the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach. The Terrace Room seats up to 120 people for a truly unique event or up to 150 people for a cocktail reception suiting any type of occasion. capacity 100+ | price $$

the clubhouse at peacock gap

333 Biscayne, San Rafael, CA (415) 453-4910 eventsdir@peacockgapclubhouse.com PeacockGapClubhouse.com The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap provides a beautiful setting to begin your happily ever after. We look forward to addressing any special requests you might have to ensure that your wedding is both relaxing and memorable. capacity 400+ | price $$

commodore cruises & events, inc

2394 A Mariner Square Drive, Alameda, CA (510) 337-9000 | events@commodoreevents.com CommodoreEvents.com Always exceeding expectations, we have the finest fleet on San Francisco Bay. Offering 6 luxury yachts, servicing 17 Bay Area ports, we tailor each event to your dream. We can provide cake, flowers, DJ, photo booth,

a personalized menu and Captain to officiate. We look forward to making your dreams come true! capacity 350 | price $$

concord clarion hotel

1050 Burnett Avenue, Concord, CA (925) 566-8820 | sales@concordclarion.com ConcordClarion.com The newly renovated 6,000-square-foot combined luxurious space at the Concord Clarion Hotel is rich, dynamic and functional for all occasions. Our full staff, including our on-site wedding coordinator, is knowledgeable and accommodating to provide you with your flawless function at the right budget. capacity 400+ | price $$

crooked vine winery

4948 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA (925) 449-0458 | events@crookedvine.com CrookedVine.com Crooked Vine Winery is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard. We are located in the beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country and offer a uniquely intimate winery setting for your special event. Our facility and award-winning wines ensure that your event will be truly remarkable. capacity 200 | price $$$

doubletree by hilton los angeles downtown

120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA (213) 629-1200 | gloria.guiles@hilton.com LosAngelesDowntown.DoubleTree.com Host your unforgettable wedding at DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown and Kyoto Gardens. Create an experience that is uniquely yours by exchanging your vows in our dramatic rooftop garden. We can accommodate between 50 to 250 guests in over 14,000 square feet of flexible banquet space. capacity 250 | price $$

doubletree by hilton san pedro los angeles waterfront

2800 Via Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, CA (310) 514-3344 | irene.fitting@hilton.com SanPedro.DoubleTree.com The DoubleTree San Pedro is a Mediterranean-style resort nestled between the picturesque Cabrillo Marina and peaceful Cabrillo Beach. For a venue that is both romantic and relaxing, the DoubleTree provides a unique and comforting atmosphere for your once-in-alifetime event. capacity 350 | price $$

events by paiute

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV (702) 395-1700 events@lvpaiute.com EventsByPaiute.com Redefining Las Vegas weddings. Rustic, lush, elegant and modern, Paiute is pure, undisturbed beauty, fusing stunning views of mountains, gorgeous greens and sparkling lakes with 5,000 square feet of elegant celebration space. Catering packages include dining selection plus beverage/cocktail selection and we are tax free! capacity 300 | price $$

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(213) 355-5212 | weddings@fccla.org FCCLA.org We offer the sweeping majesty of our Neo-Gothic sanctuary or the gorgeous intimacy of Shatto Chapel. Home to the world’s largest church pipe organ, we have varied reception areas, including outdoor courtyards, banquet halls and historical parlors, plus open clergy and musician policies.

Citrusmark’s personalized citrus wedges give you a hot new way to add to the beauty and sophistication of your special day. Add style to cocktails, water stations, iced tea, lemonade and centerpieces that your guests will be sure to remember.

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the freedom hall & gardens

(408) 379-FREE (3733) FreedomHall.com We offer the perfect alternative to high-cost weddings. Tour our beautiful, natural gardens with towering redwood grounds available for garden ceremonies—plus a spacious, elegant banquet hall for up to 250 guests. We are Santa Clara’s highest-rated wedding facility, with packages starting at $7,950.

garden court hotel

520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA (650) 323-1912 | eventservices@gardencourt.com GardenCourt.com Luxury boutique hotel nestled in downtown Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets. Ideal for romantic European-style weddings, contemporary-chic design, indoor and outdoor events for 25-300 guests, luxurious amenities, attention to detail and a spectacular location.

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(208) 576-1096 groups@highwaywestvacations.com HighwayWestVacations.com/weddings Do you dream of exchanging vows in a native desert landscape surrounded by wildflowers, barefoot on the beach with the glistening Pacific as your backdrop or surrounded by the sun-kissed wine country hills? We have your venue. Our team’s personalized service makes every detail of your wedding perfect.

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hilton pasadena

168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA (626) 584-3108 | Hilton.com Nestled in the San Gabriel Valley, Hilton Pasadena hotel brings your vision of the perfect wedding to life. Awaiting you and your guests are luxurious rooms, delectable restaurants, complimentary shuttle service, on-site parking and partnerships with the premier wedding resources. capacity 400+ | price $$

hilton san diego resort & spa

1775 E. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA (619) 275-8919 | weddings@missionbayhilton.com SanDiegoHilton.com Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is the quintessential California resort and retreat. White-sand beaches, lush greens and arching tropical palms provide a number of gorgeous and unique backdrops for the special day of your dreams. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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hilton santa barbara beachfront resort

633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA (805) 884-8515 | FPDTR.com Imagine your wedding day ceremony at the beach and your wedding reception under the stars. Our experienced team will guide you from A to Z with a variety of indoor, outdoor, ocean-view and beach locations for both intimate and large celebrations. capacity 500+ | price $$$

hornblower cruises & events

HornblowerWeddings.com Hornblower Cruises & Events features Southern California’s largest fleet of distinctive boats. For over 30 years, Hornblower has specialized in creating memorable ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. Our professional coordinators handle every detail. capacity 400+ | price $$

hotel corque

400 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA (805) 686-8632 | HotelCorque.com What is more romantic than a Wine Country wedding? With its lovely vineyards, spectacular scenery and picture-perfect weather, it’s no surprise Santa Ynez Valley is one of the more sought-after wedding spots. Hotel Corque is the essence of Wine Country, making it an ideal venue for your wedding day. capacity 300 | price $$$

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hyatt regency indian wells resort & spa

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA (760) 674-4045 | IndianWells.Hyatt.com Experience a romantic, captivating desert oasis when you plan your wedding at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Whether you envision an intimate occasion or a grand affair, rest assured that your special day will be filled with a lifetime of memories that reflects your unique love story. capacity 400 | price $$$

hyatt regency sacramento

1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA (916) 321-3520 | sacramentoweddings@hyatt.com Sacramento.Hyatt.com It’s the biggest day of your life. Let the wedding professionals at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento cater to your every need—engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, accommodations for out-of-town guests and, of course, the big event. At Hyatt, no detail is too small for your special day. capacity 400+ | price $$$

la jolla shores hotel

8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, CA (888) 965-1709 | ljshcatering@ljshoreshotel.com LJShoresHotel.com/weddings La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of the only hotels to offer wedding ceremonies directly on the beach in San Diego. It’s the perfect destination for ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners, featuring both indoor and outdoor banquet venues with spectacular oceanfront views and a variety of activities. capacity 180 | price $$$

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lorimar vineyards and winery

39990 Anza Road, Temecula, CA (951) 694-6699 EXT. 4 | (951) 410-5593 LorimarWinery.com Lorimar Vineyards & Winery blends rustic charm and classic elegance. We create intimate settings with spectacular vineyard views and sunsets over the mountains. Our Tuscan-style winery offers two distinct locations on the property—the Barrel Room and Vineyard Lawn. Build your all-inclusive package today. capacity 300 | price $$

manchester grand hyatt san diego

1 Market Place, San Diego, CA (619) 358-6635 | grandhyattsdweddings@hyatt.com GrandHyattSDWeddings.com This iconic waterfront hotel and wedding venue is centrally located in the heart of downtown next to San Diego’s top attractions and pristine beaches. Both reception venues and guest rooms offer Pacific Ocean and city skyline views that will leave you and your guests breathless. capacity 800 | price $$$

miramonte indian wells resort & spa

(760) 837 1649 | mfrechette@miramonteresort.com MiramonteResort.com At the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, the natural beauty of the desert is enhanced by bright bougainvillea, olive and citrus groves, and lush rose gardens. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, this luxury oasis offers a truly magical setting for weddings. capacity 300+ | price $$$

monte verde inn

18841 Foresthill Rd., Foresthill, CA (530) 888-8123 | MonteVerdeInn.net Monte Verde Inn is surrounded by more than six acres of beautiful gardens, lawns and forests of conifers and madrone. We can accommodate up to 220 guests for an outdoor ceremony and reception, or 100 guests for an indoor affair in our 1936 Georgian Manor Home. Ask about our inclusive packages. capacity 220 | price $$

monterey plaza hotel & spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA (831) 645-4033 | MontereyPlazaHotel.com Luxurious waterfront banquet rooms open to panoramic views and a piazza, ideal for your ceremony and reception. As faithful as your pledge, is ours to you: a commitment of service and hospitality. Begin your life together in a place as lovely and memorable as your vows. capacity 300 | price $$$

mount palomar winery

33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA (951) 676-5047 EXT. 17 | lauren@mountpalomar.com MountPalomar.com When you celebrate your wedding at Mount Palomar Winery, our unique blend of country vineyard charm and Old World elegance will make your special day unforgettable. capacity 350 | price $$

mt. hamilton grandview

15005 Mt. Hamilton Rd., San Jose, CA (408) 239-3706 | GrandViewSanJose.com Whether your dreams include a large or small, intimate wedding, Mt. Hamilton GrandView can make your dreams come true. We offer impeccable attention to every detail. Celebrate your love above the glow of sparkling city lights and the Bay Area’s most glorious views and sunsets. capacity 150 | price $$$

noor

300 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 200, Pasadena, CA (626) 793-4518 | sales@noorevents.com NOOREvents.com NOOR is Pasadena’s premier event space featuring two indoor ballrooms and two outdoor spaces. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to the unexpected, NOOR is committed to designing a customized event that is uniquely yours. capacity 350 | price $$$

oceano hotel & spa

280 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-5400 | nancyn@oceanohalfmoonbay.com OceanoHalfMoonBay.com Just 30 minutes from San Francisco, with its spectacular location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, every wedding at the Oceano Hotel and Spa is one of a kind. From saying your vows in a picturesque garden to dancing under the stars in the Grand Ballroom, the Oceano is truly unique. capacity 300 | price $$$

pala mesa resort

2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA (760) 477-7240 | weddings@palamesa.com PalaMesa.com Vow exchanges take place in our wedding garden showcasing a mission-style pavilion with an antique bell. The receptions are held under an arched tent encompassing crystal chandeliers and drapery with surrounding lush trees, waterfalls and a fire pit. Pala Mesa is the perfect memory to last a lifetime. capacity 300 | price $$

ponte winery & vineyard inn

35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA (951) 694-9444 Experience 300 acres of romantic vineyards, a Top-10 hotel, award-winning wine country cuisine and views that will take your breath away. We invite you to see why Ponte Winery and Ponte Vineyard Inn offer the perfect location for your dream wedding. capacity 280 | price $$$

the portofino hotel & marina

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA (310) 798-5874 | (310) 379-8481 weddings@hotelportofino.com | HotelPortofino.com The Portofino Hotel & Marina is nestled on a secluded peninsula with swaying palms, magnificent ocean breezes, and rich panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. We offer oceanfront ceremonies, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid lunches, and farewell brunches. capacity 250 | price $$$

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pullman san francisco bay

223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA (650) 508-7178 | stephanie.tourial@accor.com PullmanSanFranciscoBay.com Say “I do,” then dance the night away at the finest 4-star experience on the peninsula. Allow our professionals to execute the celebration of two people in love. From magical outdoor waterfront nuptials to the plush Grand Ballroom, your dream is our focus. It’s not just a day— it’s a lifetime. capacity 300+ | price $$$

quail lodge & golf club

8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, CA (831) 620-8876 | weddings@quaillodge.com QuailLodge.com We know that your wedding should be memorable for all the right reasons. This is why we offer spectacular indoor and outdoor venues, event planners, seamless service, superb dining and catering, and legendary attention to detail. Contact us for our current specials! capacity 200 | price $$$

redondo beach weddings

119 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 2, Redondo Beach, CA (310) 376-6911 | (800) 282-0333 info@redondochamber.org RedondoBeachWeddings.org Blessed with sweeping ocean views, ideal weather and venues overlooking Southern California’s breathtaking sunsets, Redondo Beach is always wedding-ready. Whether you live half a world away or call these shores home, our warm and picturesque beachside city can offer the destination wedding of your dreams.

Experience a romantic waterfront wedding with DoubleTree By Hilton San Pedro. We offer a variety of wedding packages offering these complimentary products and services: • Guestroom for the night • Custom wedding cake for reception • Chair covers and hosted bar • Hors d’oeuvres for pre-reception • Champagne toast • Parking for all guests • Votive candles and mirror bases to enhance centerpieces

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2323 Farmer Rd., Julian, CA (760) 765-1800 SacredMountainJulian.com This breathtaking mountaintop property offers you a rustic chic outdoor wedding with 61 lush acres of beautiful unspoiled nature, the magnificent Sunset Plateau, “Valley of the Moon” and views for receptions and ceremonies. capacity 150 | price $$

san diego zoo and san diego zoo safari park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA (619) 685-3259 SanDiegoZoo.org/weddings Imagine taking your vows overlooking a savanna while herds of rhinos and giraffes roam in the distance. Or perhaps you prefer a lush tropical setting on the edge of a lagoon. Our beautiful and exotic venues create the perfect backdrop for your special day. capacity 400+ | price $$$

seascape beach resort on monterey bay

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos, CA (800) 929-7727 SeascapeResort.com Located just south of Santa Cruz, Seascape Beach Resort offers an exquisite Monterey Bay backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Reception halls with sweeping ocean views and personalized menus and reception

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Santa Barbara Romance

IMAGINE YOUR WEDDING DAY CEREMONY AT THE BEACH AND YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION UNDER THE STARS A variety of indoor, outdoor, and beach locations for ceremonies and receptions from 2 to 500+ people. Short term wedding planning is easy with our popular packages or creative options. Ethnic catering is welcome. 805.884.8515 | www.fpdtr.com | 633 East Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA Visit our Pinterest page www.pinterest.com/fpdtr/

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south coast winery resort & spa

34843 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA (866) 327-4816 | (951) 587-9463 weddings@wineresort.com SouthCoastWinery.com Centered in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country, we offer the perfect blend of magnificent views, impeccable service and scrumptious food in an array of venues tucked away in our rolling vineyards. Let our talented wedding specialists transform your wedding dreams into unforgettable memories. capacity 350 | price $$

spanish hills country club

999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo, CA (805) 388-5000 | info@spanishhillscc.com SpanishHillsWedding.com At Spanish Hills you will enjoy the friendly warmth and elegance of a private club. Our thoughtful attention to detail will make your special day truly memorable. Elegant touches like our unforgettable synchronized table service have earned Spanish Hills a reputation for sophistication and fun!

romantic winery wedding. Enjoy your ceremony surrounded by lush vineyards and celebrate with unforgettable food and wine in our fully enclosed event pavilion or intimate cellar room. capacity 200 | price $$

wine & roses

2505 West Turner Road, Lodi, CA (209) 371-6117 sales@winerose.com WineRose.com At Wine & Roses we have the picture-perfect venues to make your wedding dreams a reality. We also offer award-winning creative cuisine, exceptional service, luxurious hotel rooms and suites, spa services and gifts, a private bride’s changing room and over 20 years of wedding experience. capacity 350 | price $$$

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3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA (310) 781-7150 | Arts.TorranceCA.gov Choose your own caterer, décor, and create your very own dream event in a truly unique setting. From our intimate Japanese garden to our spacious reception halls, you’ll find everything you need to make your day perfect at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. capacity 400+ | price $$

viaggio estate & winery

100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo, CA (209) 368-1378 | ViaggioWinery.com Where your journey to forever begins. At Viaggio we believe in magical, memorable, happily-ever-afters. Featuring 23 sprawling acres in Northern CA’s iconic Lodi Wine Country, indoor and outdoor options, gourmet catering, and stress-free accommodations, allowing you to celebrate in perfect bliss! capacity 350+ | price $$$

wayfarer’s chapel

5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (310) 377-1650 EXT. 1 | joanm@wayfarerschapel.org WayfarersChapel.org Imagine your wedding in one of the most romantic and awe-inspiring places on earth —The Wayfarers Chapel, also known as the Glass Chapel. For over 50 years, The Wayfarers Chapel has welcomed couples from all religious backgrounds to celebrate their wedding in this natural sanctuary. capacity 100 | price $$

wiens family cellars

35055 Via Del Ponte, Temecula, CA (951) 694-9892 | WiensCellars.com Located among the rolling hills of Temecula Valley, Wiens Family Cellars is the perfect place for your

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bellasposa

11450 4th Street, #103-104, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (909) 758-0176 BellasposaWedding.com Your wedding day passes quickly, but your gown and photographs last a lifetime! Our 7,000-square-foot salon houses the latest designer bridal gowns and personal consultants to help you create your dream look. Our award-winning photographers capture the day to create happy memories for a lifetime!

blush & bangs

On-site (805) 633-0906 megan@blushandbangsco.com BlushandBangsCo.com Blush & Bangs is your go-to team of on-site makeup artists and hair design professionals. Weddings are our forte—we stay up to date on the latest trends and will cater to your every desire. Booking with us guarantees you the highest standard of artistry and service so you can sit back and relax.

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effortless events

Serving Paso Robles to Ventura (805) 441-3735 | (805) 801-5860 EffortlessEvent.net We strive to put your mind at ease and make your wedding day as stress-free and effortless as possible. Specializing in day-of coordination, your happiness and the happiness of your family and guests is our top priority. We are there to make sure your day is everything you always wanted it to be.

kq elements

KQElements.com KQ Elements’ aesthetic is to bring drama and extravagance into the event’s ambiance and spirit. The in-house creative team applies the latest trends, which brings each client’s individual fantasy to life.

bridal fashion & beauty

1011 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 114, Del Mar, CA (858) 523-9254 TheBustleDelMar.com Our purpose at The Bustle is to provide the ultimate gown shopping experience that our Bustle brides will never forget. Your private appointment includes champagne, treats and your personal stylist to make your bridal vision come true!

dr. jeremy e. korman, m.d.

4644 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 450, Marina del Rey, CA (310) 577-5540 JeremyKormanMD.com/contents/tk Jeremy E. Korman, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in bariatric procedures for weight loss. Dr. Korman offers a variety of weight loss services to patients in Marina del Rey and throughout the West Los Angeles area.

elegant lace bridal

1061 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA (408) 978-2230 ElegantLaceBridal.com Visit our newly remodeled, full-service salon. We offer an exquisite collection of unforgettable designer styles—a style and price for every bride. Making brides look beautiful for over 32 years.

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bella glow beauty studio

(707) 278-GLOW bellaglowbeautystudio@aol.com BellaGlowBeautyStudio.com Your walk down the aisle begins at Bella Glow Beauty Studio. Bella Glow is a one-stop, luxury skin care and hair studio. We provide the highest quality in-salon exclusive products and beauty services. Our trained

EnBlancLA.com Far from traditional bridal boutiques, En Blanc aims to offer the modern bride a personalized consultation in the privacy and comfort of her own space. From start to finish, their traveling stylists and hand-delivered gown consultations offer a new and fun way to pick “the one” with your girls.

friar tux

31 SoCal and Las Vegas stores FriarTux.com Nationwide online rentals StitchandTie.com As a leading suit and tuxedo retailer, we offer both

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lip glam artistry

Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego areas (562) 688-3483 LipGlamArtistry.com Lip Glam Artistry, LLC, is an on-location wedding makeup artistry team. Having Nancy and her team arrive at your location for hair and makeup provides you with a relaxing experience as you prepare for your wedding in the comfort of your home, hotel or venue.

mary me bridal

2922 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA (714) 744-1655 | MaryMeBridal.com Making our brides beautiful has been our tradition for 38 years. Our extensive collection of US and European designer gowns in various price ranges gives our brides the best selections of elegant gowns. Our bridesmaid department has the most extensive lines of bridesmaid collections.

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San Francisco Bay Area, surrounding cities and worldwide hello@linerandlace.com LinerandLace.com Liner and Lace is a luxury beauty company offering quality on-location makeup and hair for the modern bride. Owner Sarah Dean brings her 15-year industry experience to each client.

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355 S. Bristol Street, Suite N, Costa Mesa, CA (714) 546-5700 info@monamie.com MonAmie.com Mon Amie has served as the West Coast’s premier bridal salon since 1976. We present to our brides an unparalleled selection of designer gowns in our spacious boutique. We invite you to make an appointment to experience the new Mon Amie.

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Southern CA (310) 860-9221 panachebeverlyhills@gmail.com PanacheBridals.com Panache Bridals’ full service bridal salons provide the largest collection of bridal gowns on the West coast. With four locations we showcase over 85 designers. Our friendly and experienced consultants are ready to help you find all of your wedding day needs.

primadonna makeover bridal hair & makeup

On location | PrimadonnaMakeover.com primadonnamakeover@gmail.com (415) 987-5946 perfumesoiree@gmail.com PerfumeSoiree.com Our Perfume Bar Soiree is a unique new fragrance bar where you smell, blend, bottle and name your own perfume. New for this year: Lipstick Lab bar parties, where you can create your own lipstick. It’s a unique, interactive, unforgettable experience to offer at your next event.

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royal aesthetics/skin royalty

314 & 219 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA (925) 238-8414 royalskin@me.com Royal Aesthetics is the ultimate VIP treatment. We’re by appointment only to better serve your beauty needs. This is where your royal glow begins.

second summer bride

1433 Fulton Ave., Sacramento, CA (916) 330-4422 info@secondsummerbridesac.com SecondSummerBrideSacramento.com Second Summer Bride specializes in designer bridal gowns—boutique samples, resale, once-wed, consignment, new with tags and fine accessories. A full-service salon; catering to each and every bride with individual styling consultants to help bring knowledge and ease to the shopping process.

padis jewelry

Serving four locations in the San Francisco area (415) 626-8288 | (888) 500-GEMS PadisJewelry.com As San Francisco’s most trusted jeweler since 1974, and with four locations, we are proud to offer designers such as Sylvie, Tacori, Verragio and Forevermark. As a multi-generational family-owned business, Padis Jewelry offers the highest quality diamonds, fine designer jewelry and engagement rings.

photography & video

4851 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa, CA (707) 535-0636 | StJamestheSalon.com We specialize in bridal hair and makeup in our bridal suite/salon and on-site for brides and bridal parties for their wedding day. We have offered quality services since 1995 in the Sonoma County Wine Country. Contact us today to schedule your trial or appointment.

rachael sterlin photography

(310) 569-5984 info@rachaelsterlinphotography.com RachaelSterlinPhotography.com Let our decades of experience capture your unforgettable moments. The day may pass in an instant, but your photographic moments will last forever. From bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to the big day itself, make all your wedding dreams a lasting memory.

jewelry

PO Box 597, Honoka’a, HI (808) 358-9553 alea@alealani.com AleaLani.com While attending Sacred Path Healing Arts School, Alea learned about the chakra system and yoga, which then inspired her to create her own chakra and lotus jewelry line. Each chakra and gemstone helps to create more harmony to heal various aspects of your energy.

blanc de bleu cuvée mousseux

351 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA (310) 273-4741 | GEARYS.com For 88 years, GEARYS has offered the ultimate registry for couples getting married. A personal registry consultant will offer true white-glove service. And with our innovative registry credit, you will have everything you need to turn your house into a home.

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chasing victory

ChasingVictory.com At Chasing Victory each wedding and engagement ring is handcrafted using the finest exotic and domestic woods available. We use professionally graded gems and 100% recycled precious metals. Chasing Victory is about being your best, serving others and accomplishing your dreams.

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(855) 874-2394 Blanc de Bleu is the world’s first blue sparkling wine—a dry, crisp, sparkling grape wine with a hint of blueberry. It’s perfect for wedding receptions. Visit BlancdeBleuUSA.com for your nearest retailer. Drink responsibly.

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369 Pine Street, #529, San Francisco, CA (800) 940-9416 info@goquantum.co GoQuantum.co Quantum DJs specialize in weddings. Our DJs mix music and perform as MC. We will play your music. Everything will be tailored for you, from what we wear to the music we play. Visit our showroom for a live DJ and lighting demo!

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lucky devils band

(786) 210-9501 | info@luckydevilsband.com LuckyDevilsBand.com The Lucky Devils Band is a premium, customizable 3- to 14-piece band at a sensible price. They host live local showcases so couples can preview the band before booking. Their talented and professional musicians bring energy and fun to every event they perform and pride themselves on filling dance floors!

quantum party productions

something bleu

105 S. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA (760) 453-7790 | info@somethingbleusocal.com SomethingBleuSoCal.com Something Bleu is a bridal and formalwear boutique located in the coastal city of Oceanside. We specialize in cultivating an unforgettable experience for the bride and her bridal party. Designers include Jude Jowlison and more!

Fantasy Sound offers exceptional DJ, event lighting, photo booth, coordination and videography services for weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay area. We take pride in the quality service that our experienced staff provides our clients when planning their wedding day. Experience for yourself the Fantasy Sound difference.

camelot party rentals

152 Coney Island Dr., Sparks, NV (775) 355-9004 | CamelotPartyRentals.com Camelot Party Rentals has been the party equipment provider for the region’s most memorable special events. We have quality equipment and professional service to set the stage for almost any occasion imaginable.

citrusmark

(888) 475-0043 | info@citrusmark.com Citrusmark.com Elevate your guest experience with premium laserlabeled citrus garnishes! Provide any design or logo and leave the rest to us. For more information or to place your order, contact us today.

fantasy sound event services (800) 660-3735 FantasySound.com

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Aracely Cafe

91

Highway West Weddings

10

Avensole Winery

189

Hilton Pasadena

175

Beer Park

187

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa

185

Black Gold Golf Club

220

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

241

Brea Community Center

231

Hornblower Cruises

47

The Bridges Golf Club

5

Hotel Corque

228

Buca di Beppo

65

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

215

Casino San Clemente

141

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

120

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

49

La Jolla Shores Hotel

193

Chapel of Orange

7

Lorimar Vineyards & Winery

227

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop

187

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

195

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

217

Chayo

187 Monte Verde Inn

75

Chloe’s at Golden Road

219 Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

9

Cliff House

31 Mount Palomar Winery

164

The Clubhouse at Peacock Gap

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125

Noor

181

Oceano Hotel & Spa

79

Pala Mesa Resort

67

Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn

57

Porter Valley Country Club

233

The Portofino Hotel & Marina

227

Commodore Cruises & Events

117

Concord Clarion Hotel

111

Crooked Vine Winery

113

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

53

DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro Los Angeles Waterfront

241

Events By Paiute

182

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

225

Pullman San Francisco Bay

120

The Freedom Hall & Gardens

127

Quail Lodge & Golf Club

128

The Garage Burbank

176

Redondo Beach Weddings

17

Garden Court Hotel

121

Sacred Mountain Julian

167

Giracci Vineyards and Farms

157

Saguaro Scottsdale

99

Hamilton Oaks Events & A Stone’s Throw Winery

157

San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park

179

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115

Lip Glam Artistry

220

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

211

Mary Me Bridal

161

Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club

21

Mimi Tran Design

87

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

233

Mon Amie Bridal Salon

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Trump International Hotel & Tower

102

Panache Bridal & Eveningwear

1

Viaggio Estate & Winery

59

Primadonna Makeover Perfume Bar Soiree

135

Wayfarer’s Chapel

225

Royal Aesthetics

115

Wiens Family Cellars

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Second Summer Bride

81

Wine & Roses

51

Something Bleu

33

St. James The Salon

125

Tay C Styles

117

JEWELRY

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Alea Lani Designs

239

Chasing Victory

68

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

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Padis Jewelry

27

Pacman Studios

231

Rachael Sterlin Photography

136

BRIDAL FASHION & BEAUTY

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Rebecca Yale Photography

19

Bella Glow Beauty Studio

111

Wild Irish Rose Photography

223

Bellasposa

153

Blush & Bangs

217

ENTERTAINMENT

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The Bustle Bridal Boutique

45

Fantasy Sound Event Services

128

Dr. Jeremy E. Korman M.D.

223

Heart of Gold DJs

123

Elegant Lace Bridal

29

Lucky Devils Band

219

En Blanc

25

Quantum Party Productions

127

The Face of Beauty

147

Friar Tux Shop

169

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Janene’s Bridal Boutique

73

Brannan Events and Design

85

JLM Couture Flagship Boutique

2, 14

Effortless Events

243

Liner & Lace Bridal Beauty

123

Events By Fran

55

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149

Bright Event Rentals

209

Maui’s Angels

158

Camelot Party Rentals

122

Platinum Weddings & Events

173

CIRE Travel

43

Unveiled Hawaii

158

Citrusmark

239

Weddings By Dzign

101

Destinations by Design

105

White Lace Events & Design

207

Inspiration Events Custom Rentals

143

Paper Stems

113

Wish Upon A Wedding

62

SPECIALTY SERVICES

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Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux

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Brea Bridal Show

231

BRIDAL REGISTRIES

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Bridal Showplace

163

Geary’s

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