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Christina & Mike Wedding Bandy Canyon

Escondido Real Wedding: Christina and Mike

Thirty-year-old Christina and 35-year-old Mike met in Navy training in 2009. The two started dating shortly thereafter, but with duty stations on opposite sides of the world (Christina in Bahrain and Mike in California), their relationship began as a long-distance romance. Mike …
Lavender inspiration including bouquets, dresses, and more.

Color Inspiration: Lavender

This season’s most in-demand palettes take their cues from nature’s hues. The lilac shades of this aromatic herb represent refinement, grace, and elegance. GET THE LOOK 1. Personalized paper cone, Whimsíque 2. Ophelia, $7,000, Emily Riggs Bridal 3. Cake, Frost Me Gourmet 4. Gilded agate …
Destination Wedding Palm Springs couple

Destination Wedding: Julie & Aaron

When Aaron and Julie decided to say “I do” at Korakia Pensione—a Morrocan-inspired oasis in the heart of Palm Springs—they also chose to embrace the flora and fauna of their wedding’s desert locale. The gorgeous aesthetic of the bohemian-chic event featured mixed …
Dark table with candles and deep pink tulips

Styled Shoot: Garden Party Wedding Inspiration

Vintage-inspired details look sweet in this dreamy garden party’s palette of deep, dusty rose, pale pink, and creamy white. GET THE LOOK Photography: MeganLPhoto Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab Design and Styling: K&G Events Florals and Styling/Rentals: Kimberly Buffington, Flowerchild Makeup: Riley Chou, Plucky …
Sarah Seven "Sullivan" in Ivory wedding gown

Featured Gowns: Layers, Lace, and Cutouts

Layers, lace, and cutting-edge cutouts make for flawless fashion on your most special day. ON HER: Sarah Seven “Sullivan” in Ivory, $2,875, The Dress Theory; Oscar de la Renta floating crystal chandelier earrings, $390, Neiman Marcus; 18-karat two-carat champagne diamond eternity band, $3,800, Simply …
Engagement photoshoot in Mount Laguna.

10 Exquisite Wedding Trends for 2017

Slay on your big day with these too-cool tips. Photo by Carol Jean Photography 1. Explore the Great Outdoors. Don’t feel obligated to stay city-bound when it comes to your engagement photos. Find an open space as big as your love, like …
White fur covered table with cooper details

Styled Shoot: Natural Beauty

Lush greenery paired with gorgeous whites creates an elegant setting that lets copper details shine. GET THE LOOK Coordination: So Much Fun Events Photography: Singler Photography Florals and Styling: Blanc Floral Design & Event Styling Cheese Cake and Platter: The Cheese Store of San …
Balboa real wedding: Christian and Robb

Balboa Real Wedding: Christian & Robb

Christian Ridge, 42, and Robb Sullivan, 47, met in what they deem a “very cliché way”: at a San Diego dance club. Romance bloomed and about a year and a half later, British-born Christian popped the question during a weekend in Edinburgh, …
Temecula destination wedding couple vineyard

Destination Wedding: Kate & Garrett

If a first date starts with morning coffee and lasts through dinner, you can bet that’s a good sign. At least it was for San Diego residents Garrett Mitchell, 31, and Katelyn Olmstead, 27, who were introduced by mutual friends. After a …
Jasmine & Rod La Jolla Real Wedding

La Jolla Real Wedding: Jasmin and Rod

A few years after meeting in passing—which 32-year-old Jasmin Dao doesn’t remember!—Rod Mortazavi finally asked his future wife out when the med school students were on the same rotation at a hospital in Long Beach. The couple then moved to San Francisco. …
Roselyn and Neil San Diego Wedding

Downtown San Diego Real Wedding: Roselyn and Neil

Neil Alhambra, 33, proposed to his high school sweetheart, Roselyn Aquino, 31, after a beachside candlelit dinner during a trip to Cabo San Lucas. The San Diego natives got married on their 15-year anniversary, saying “I do” at Founders Chapel at USD …