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Hannah and Sam’s Colorful La Jolla Wedding

The yellow dress was merely the icing on the cake for Hannah and Sam’s epically creative wedding day. With so much artistry to the couple’s credit—she’s an art director at San Diego Magazine, he a professional musician—they used a friend’s private residence …
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Nikki and TJ’s Elegant Garden Wedding

Sometimes moms do know best. At least that was the case when TJ’s mom called Nikki to ask for help solving her son’s problem of having no prom date. “Even though Nikki was good friends with my sister, I had never actually …
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Mike & Savannah’s Detailed US Grant Wedding

Mike and Savannah’s big day was a testament that the little things do, in fact, add up—often in the most beautiful ways. “Our wedding theme was ‘all about the details,’” Savannah says. The couple designed a custom monogram to imprint their postage, …

Breana and Kirk’s Romantic Irvine Wedding

Kirk’s plan was as concrete as can be: Disguise his proposal as a weekend birthday celebration in Newport Beach. Following a surprise horseback ride, he took Breana to the coast to watch the sunset. “As the sun went down, he asked me …
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Aundre & Jennifer’s Glam Riverside County Wedding

New Year’s Eve has become an auspicious date in Aundre and Jennifer’s love story. It’s when they first met, on MySpace (“Yes, the dark ages,” Jennifer acknowledges), and it’s when Aundre popped the question five years later—so of course they chose it …

Chris & Haley’s Lush Temecula Wedding

Haley ensured no detail was overlooked on her wedding day: her slate color palette for something blue, her mom’s 25th anniversary earrings for something old and something borrowed, and, well, her husband for something new. Consider also the bouquet, which was bound …