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This Los Angeles Wedding Is Ballroom Goals

By Carly Shihadeh The bride’s entry song said it all. She walked down the aisle to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”—fitting considering she’s known her beau for what seems like that long. Andy and Devina met in high school. His first move? …
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Nikki and TJ’s Elegant Garden Wedding

Sometimes moms do know best. At least that was the case when TJ’s mom called Nikki to ask for help solving her son’s problem of having no prom date. “Even though Nikki was good friends with my sister, I had never actually …
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Brian and Maggie’s Romantic Garden Wedding

Brian and Maggie’s love story began in the water during high school swim practice. When Brian started bringing Gatorade to Maggie before meets, there was no question of where they were headed—though they probably never would have guessed they’d get engaged overlooking …

Alexa and Mark’s Elegant Ballroom Wedding

Alexa and Mark were just meant to be… though, it took a little convincing. A mutual friend introduced them, and after a couple of dates, they mutually decided that they were supposed to be just friends. Finally, years later, over a glass …
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Conor and Nicole’s Luxurious Wedding Celebration

Conor stole Nicole’s heart on a night out during her last year of college. “We were instantly inseparable,” she says. Though fate put their relationship to the test when Conor, a Navy Surface Warfare Officer, went on a nine-month deployment, after that, …
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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 …
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Natalie & Tyler’s Rustic Temecula Nuptials

California girl Natalie O’Toole and Massachusetts native Tyler VandenAkker met through a mutual friend in college at California Baptist University, after having their eyes on each other the whole first semester. Tyler surprised Natalie with a proposal on a Thanksgiving trip to …