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Emily & Pierre’s Glamorous Melbourne Wedding

Emily had the dress-shopping experience some brides only dream of: None at all. Her jaw-dropper was a bespoke piece by Tanya Didenko, only the latest in a series of stunning dresses the designer made for Emily after her appearance on The Bachelor …

Alyssa & Cannon’s Elegant Italian Wedding

Florence, Italy To whoever said a bride never wears her wedding dress twice, we officially have a one-word reply: Scusi? Alyssa slipped into her Anne Barge gown for a destination wedding in Italy, and again for her reception a month later in …
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Kristen and Patrick’s Garden Rancho Bernardo Wedding

Although they’d sat in the same elementary and high school classes, Kristen and Patrick’s friendship didn’t snowball into a relationship until they had taken a few snowboarding trips with mutual friends. Years later, Patrick surprised her by popping the question on the …
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John & Lianne’s Navy Inspired Wedding

John and Lianne’s wedding was genuinely bigger than themselves. The groom’s best man, a Navy diver like him, received orders to deploy nine months before the big day—he would miss it. “When we found out, we knew we had to do a …
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Chris & Sharon’s Romantic Balboa Park Wedding

After dancing around their feelings for a few years as work colleagues, Chris and Sharon finally caved and embraced their connection. Two years of courtship later—including countless bike rides on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, steak dinners, and nights out in the Gaslamp—he …
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Demetrio & Lauren’s Point Loma Wedding

When Lauren asked her cousin to deliver a variation on Elliot Arnold’s classic “Apache Marriage Blessing” at her wedding, she especially liked the line “You can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives… remembering …
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Priscilla & Richard’s Hawaiian Wedding

Priscilla had spot-on premonitions about Richard’s proposal—she even booked a hair appointment the day before!—but no omens could have prepared her for what would happen at their destination wedding in Wailea, Hawai’i, six months later: a torrential downpour. And while the drenching …