Exquisite Weddings is published twice a year by San Diego Magazine in April and October. Distributed throughout Southern California, Exquisite Weddings is the ultimate guide for newly engaged couples in the earliest stages of planning.

Each issue of Exquisite Weddings is full of inspiring content, real weddings, advice from wedding industry experts and resources on how to plan the biggest day of your life. We cover it all with a fresh perspective and a modern twist.

Behind every issue of Exquisite Weddings is a passionate creative team that loves all things weddings. We work with the best local vendors to uncover the most unique sources for decor, incredible venues and ceremony sites and the latest fashions and accessories. In the process, we manage to have a decent amount of fun too. Read on to learn more about what keeps each of us inspired!

Meet the Exquisite Weddings Magazine Team

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Kyra Hillenmeyer
Project Manager
kyrah@sandiegomagazine.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Non-traditional wedding desserts like donuts and fro-yo.
Favorite part of my wedding: It’s a toss-up between the amazing Mexican food and the pre-wedding live band.
Favorite date night spot: Jayne’s Gastropub
My favorite follow on Insta: @traceeellisross

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Laurie Nicoud
Creative Director
laurie@sandiegomagazine.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: As someone is who obsessed with fonts, I am loving all the laser cut calligraphy details we’re seeing as cake toppers, Mr. & Mrs. signs, table name signs, etc.
Favorite part of my wedding: Wedding dress shopping, for sure! I loved my experiences at Magnolia Bridal and and White Flower with my friends and family, I didn’t want to chose a dress and be done.
Favorite date night spot: Little Italy. Good wine and homemade pasta at Bencotto.
My favorite follow on Insta: @twinkleandtoast, I love her hand lettering and personal style.

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Analia Pribyl
Art Director
analiap@sandiegomagazine.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Including your fur-baby in the nuptials! Already starting to train my puppy to hold flowers in his mouth, not eat them.
Part of the wedding planning that I’m looking forward to most: Adding my own personal touches and DIY EVERYTHING!
Favorite date night spot: Dinner at the Del Mar Plaza and a walk on the beach after.
My favorite follow on Insta: @samanthalouisemoments.

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Kaylie Rolin
Social Media/Blog Coordinator
kaylier@sandiegomagazine.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Copper! It’s the new hot metallic, if you didn’t know.
Part of the wedding planning that I’m looking forward to most: Adding my own unique twist to my wedding. Looking at wedding photos all day makes me want to think outside the box for my big day.
Favorite date night spot: My favorite date night spot is strolling around Balboa Park.
My favorite follow on Insta: Besides @exquisitewedmag, it would have to be @smpweddings.

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Sanna Coates
Digital Production Manager & Editor
sannac@sandiegomagazine.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: Metallics. All gold everything!
Part of the wedding planning that I’m looking forward to most: Getting a reason to bring all my friends and family together in the same place for a big celebration.
Favorite date night spot: Kindred.
My favorite follow on Insta: @womensmotoexhibit

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Alexis Sanabria
Manager Vendor Partnership
alexis@exquisitewedmag.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: I love how feminine off the shoulder bridal gowns look, if you’ve got great shoulders why not show them.
Favorite part of my wedding: I loved everything about my wedding, from my Coronado Beach venue to being surrounded by family and friends — but if I had to choose one detail, I would say the blue floral Betsy Johnson dresses my bridesmaids wore.
Favorite date night spot: I’m a San Diego native and grew up on the Padres, so going to the games at Petco Park is as good as it gets for me.
My favorite follow on Insta: @editorstouch

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Kelly Urig
Sales Assistant
kellyu@sdmag.com

Wedding trend I’m in love with right now: I love when couples incorporate more casual food and desserts into the reception. I’m also a big fan of yard games at weddings — if you’ve got the space, why not add large Jenga?
Favorite part of my wedding: Seeing my hubby’s reaction at our “first look” and feeling the love from all our friends and family that came to celebrate with us.
Favorite date night spot: Watching the sunset at the beach while sipping on some bubbly.
My favorite follow on Insta: @girlslovetravel