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Beach Weddings

Josh and Lauren’s Beachside La Jolla Wedding

“Have a beach wedding and get it over with, so we can party!” That would be Josh’s 90-year-old grandma’s sole request for his and Lauren’s big day at La Jolla’s Scripps Seaside Forum. Raised to respect their elders, they couldn’t resist honoring …
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Derek & Jamie’s Beachy La Jolla Wedding

Derek and Jamie’s relationship began on a higher note than most—they met on a flight from Boston to Amsterdam (she was a flight attendant, he a passenger in first class). After breaking up the distance with lots of conversation, they had their …
Couple Holding Hands

Dan & Marilyn’s Scenic Del Mar Wedding

When Dan and Marilyn first stepped foot on the rooftop of L’Auberge Del Mar, they knew they had found “the one”—the venue, that is. The color palette for their ceremony at nearby Seagrove Park skewed navy to play off the natural ocean …
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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 …
Couple with rose petals

Abhijit & Karena’s Vibrant Hindu Coronado Wedding

After hitting it off at Boston College Law School, Karena could not object to a life with Abhijit. He proposed in their romantically decorated suite at New York’s Hotel on Rivington, surrounded by candles and rose petals. The newly engaged couple celebrated …
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Nicole and Steven’s Gorgeous Beach Wedding

It all started with a smile—from across the outfield. Nicole and Steven played on a coed softball team together. “I played right field and he played left field,” she says. “When I would catch him looking at me, he would have this …
Bride and groom kiss on rocks by ocean

Brandon and Katrina’s Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding

It wasn’t exactly Brandon’s pickup line—“Well, aren’t you a tall drink of water?”—that won Katrina over. Thankfully, he used his sense of humor to charm his way from coworker to husband. Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, with its ocean views and …
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Doug and Kelsey’s Beautiful Seaside Ceremony

By Jordan Lemke Just like fine wine, some things really do get better with time. After almost three years of being neighbors at Chico State but never talking, Doug and Kelsey finally were introduced during drinks with mutual friends. A dozen years …