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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 …
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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, …
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Tonie and David’s Los Angeles Urban Real Wedding

Today’s #ExquisiteRealWedding couple Tonie and David wanted to create a personal and intimate Los Angeles urban wedding experience for their guests from all over the world. They used purposeful yet subtle aspects of their cultures through catering choices, specialty cocktails, a variety of …
Molly and Evan's Palm Springs venue was filled with cacti and succulents.

Destination Wedding: Palm Springs

A proposal under a Palm Springs night sky led Molly and Evan to choose this stunning city as their wedding destination. The bride’s desert chic bouquet featuring muted jewel tones, paired perfectly with her classy, long-sleeved cutout dress, while the groom’s navy …
Bride and groom in front of the organic background of Flora Farms in Mexico.

Destination Wedding: Mexico

Emily and Sean took a virtual trip around the world—considering venues in Boston, Sonoma, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas—before striking destination gold at 10-acre organic Flora Farm in the foothills of San José del Cabo. “We had found our place on the …
The wind blows through a bride's veil at the Ponte Winery in Temecula.

Destination Wedding: Temecula

Erin remembers first falling in love with John when he surprised her by leaving a single yellow rose on her car window. She carried a similar yellow rose down the aisle at the romantic Ponte Winery, where the couple said “I do.” …