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Brandon and Katrina’s Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding

It wasn’t exactly Brandon’s pickup line—“Well, aren’t you a tall drink of water?”—that won Katrina over. Thankfully, he used his sense of humor to charm his way from coworker to husband. Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, with its ocean views and …
Bride and groom pose next to one of the fountains at the venue

Dean and Mara’s Rustic Palm Springs Wedding

Mara was smitten with Dean the moment he picked her up for their first date. “He came to my door, completely unexpected,” she says. “Most guys in California wouldn’t.” (Dean is from Michigan.) Many dates later, Dean proposed to Mara with a …
bride and groom in outdoor setting with cactus and palm trees

10 Pro Planning Tips for Your Destination Wedding

Dreaming of a destination wedding? Follow these tips from planner Michelle Garibay to ensure your out-of-town nuptials have the vacation vibes you desire. 1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE Unfortunately, the best weather in popular vacation destinations tends to correlate with tourist season, so …
bride and groom seated in tall chairs labeled mrs. and mr.

Brittany and Matt’s Oak Glen Real Wedding

Brittany Heap and Matt Williams’s romance began under the stars in Indio, California, when they slow danced to the last song of Brooks & Dunn’s set at the 2010 Stagecoach Festival, where they’d met through a mutual friend. Six years later, SoCal …
Temecula Winery Wedding

Alexis & Leland’s Temecula Winery Wedding

Today we’re showing off a beautiful Temecula winery wedding at Mount Palomar—with a Greek twist! Alexis and Leland incorporated cultural touches and special details throughout their wedding day, thanks to Storybook Weddings & Events’s careful planning. A live band, delicious custom desserts, …