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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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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 …
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Adriana & Carlos’s Black-Tie Ensenada Wedding

Adriana Novelo, 28, and Carlos Morachis, 31, have known each other since they were little kids, but they didn’t start dating until after college in 2012, when they were both back in their Baja California hometown of Ensenada. Adriana says Carlos proposed …