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Real Weddings Fall: 2016

Destination Wedding Palm Springs Bridesmaids

Destination Wedding: Molly & Evan

When Molly Barrack, 30, went with a friend to a bar and spied Even Ehrich, 29, in the stockroom, she knew she had to know more. A couple of weeks later the San Diego residents went on their first date; suffice it …
Ramona Real Wedding: Karina and James

Ramona Real Wedding: Karina and James

When James Gallivan, a 25-year-old known for being a jokester, got down on one knee at a Napa winery in front of Karina Hale, her parents, and a group of wine-tasting strangers, the 26-year-old’s first thought was, He’d better not be fake …
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 …
Destination Wedding Palm Springs bridesmaids

Destination Wedding: Jillian & Trevor

Long Beach residents Jillian Sorem, 28, and Trevor Yasuda, 29, first met through mutual friends in December 2008, at the Seal Beach Christmas Parade. They serendipitously ran into one another the very next evening and have been inseparable ever since. Six years …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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. …
Lindsey and Mark Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Real Wedding: Lindsey and Mark

After a romantic sunrise engagement, San Francisco residents Lindsey Lazaro, 26, and Mark Bauer, 28, knew they’d found their dream venue when they toured Laguna Beach’s Tivoli Too and fell in love with its “whimsical twinkling lights, romantic waterfall, and bright florals.” …