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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 …

Bianca and Jake’s Sunset San Marcos Wedding

Bianca and Jake began as high school classmates, then best friends. “That is my best and only piece of love advice,” says Bianca, meaning “being friends, first and foremost.” For her and Jake, that comradely devotion withstood separation during college—she attended Cal Poly …
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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 …
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Jennifer & Kevin’s Rancho Santa Fe Wedding

The forecast for Jennifer and Kevin’s future? Sunny, with a chance of #PerfectWeatherForever. Their weather-themed wedding played off the newlyweds’ last name, Weatherall, down to the very last drop—er, detail. Guests RSVPed by marking either “clear skies ahead,” or that they’d need …

Chuck and Lisa’s Dreamy Temecula Wedding

An Apple Store brought them together, and sushi rolled out the pathway for their happily ever after—Chuck and Lisa worked together at the Apple Store and after a training project, she asked him to go to sushi to “wait out the traffic.” …