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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 …
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Jessica and Victor’s Playful La Jolla Wedding

For Jessica and Victor, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. The two worked together for three years, slowly bonding over shared interests—like snowboarding—and eventually discovering their interest in each other. Victor proposed on a snowboarding trip in Hokkaido, Japan. “Nature was …

Jake and Laura’s Modern Seaside La Jolla Wedding

Jake and Laura’s love story was similar to many San Diegans’—they attended San Diego State University and met in Pacific Beach. The proposal, on the other hand, was anything but conventional. After many important relationship milestones (hello, puppy!), Jake proposed to Laura in …
groom in white naval uniform and bride in fitted white gown with long veil

Jeannie and Steve’s Adrenaline-Fueled Wedding

Jeannie and Steve’s love story began at an altitude of 13,000 feet. He, as her tandem skydiving instructor, guided her safely to the ground—where, in a rush of adrenaline, Jeannie shouted that she loved him. Steve hasn’t stopped falling for her since. …
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Doug and Kelsey’s Beautiful Seaside Ceremony

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 later, Doug planned …

Dan and Kohleun’s Sweet Sunset Wedding

Dan and Kohleun met in line for chocolate cupcakes at the wedding of mutual friends on Mission Bay. Though he lived in the Bay Area and she in Oregon then, it didn’t take long for the editorial professionals to hit it off. …

Bridget and Molly’s Secret Garden Wedding

Leaving the nest is a big step for anyone, but unbeknownst to Bridget and Molly, move-in day their freshmen year at Indiana University meant so much more. “We were both tired and sweaty from lugging boxes and mini-fridges up five flights of …
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Erin & Matthew’s Jewel-Toned Garden Ceremony

Jewelry designer Erin Fader and real estate developer Matthew McDaniel met in line late one Taco Tuesday at El Pueblo restaurant in Cardiff, where they both live. They exchanged numbers that day—in fact, he’s still listed as “Mr. Taco” in Erin’s phone! …