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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! …

Meredith and Nick’s Lush La Jolla Wedding

Follow Exquisite Weddings on Bloglovin Wedding details were the last thing on Meredith’s mind when she said “yes.” “When I met Nick, I knew that even if we got married at a bus stop, I would be the happiest bride,” she says. …
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Caitlin and Rob’s Modern Beach Wedding

Caitlin and Rob’s modern beach wedding took place at Tower 23, Pacific Beach’s upscale boutique hotel. The bride chose soft, light colors for her bridesmaids’ mixed style dresses and kept the colors consistent throughout her wedding florals. We love that the subdued …
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Kristen and Jordan’s Rustic Brewery Real Wedding

From their first official date—a Padres game at Petco Park—to their spring wedding at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station, Jordan Gardner and Kristen Coker’s love story is a totally San Diego affair. The Pacific Beach–based couple celebrated their …