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Cassie & Dustin’s Autumn Garden Wedding in Balboa Park

Cassie and Dustin called in an appropriate favor from their friends on their big day at Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden—they asked guests to abide by a phone-free ceremony! Sans distractions, the bride navigated a petal-lined aisle, styled by Adorations Botanical Artistry as …

Bryan and Lindsey’s Lomas Santa Fe Family Wedding

Sure, Bryan and Lindsey’s initial encounter was a little calculated—they met on eHarmony—but their connection was a mark of true fate. After matching virtually, they spontaneously met in person when they brought their children to the same park at the same time. …
couple kiss behind white picket fence covered in flowers

Lauren and Matthew’s Cocktail Hour Pop-Up Ceremony

Lauren and Matthew have been singing the same song from the start, when Lauren’s older sister introduced the two. Following their engagement and a surprise engagement party, the couple stayed true to their nontraditional tune when planning their wedding. They opted for …
bride in strapless beaded gown with groom in blue suit

Elisa and Jeff’s Chic Summer Wedding

Despite their quintessential San Diego upbringings—she’s a beach gal and he’s a surfer—Elisa and Jeff picked up their laid-back Southern California pace after their first date. By their second date, they exchanged “I love you,” and after two months of dating, they …
bride and groom walk through shower of petals

Brian and Maggie’s Romantic Garden Wedding

Brian and Maggie’s love story began in the water during high school swim practice. When Brian started bringing Gatorade to Maggie before meets, there was no question of where they were headed—though they probably never would have guessed they’d get engaged overlooking …
bride in lace gown and veil with groom in black tuxedo

Calvin and Rosy’s Modern Rustic Wedding

Calvin and Rosy met while working the same nursing shift in a critical care unit. After a healthy dose of dating, Calvin coordinated a very San Diego proposal during a sunset hike at Torrey Pines—also the location of their first date. The …