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Spring 2016

Organic Natural Bouquets

Switch it up! Organic natural bouquet styles are all the rage for the 2016 bride. They showcase minimal flowers and let the leafy bits take the spotlight for a verdant, earthy vibe.   Bouquet by Organic Elements; Photo by Vallentyne Photography Bouquet …

San Diego Bay Real Wedding: Ali & Eric

Ali Perkins, 31, and Eric Steinbrueck, 31, have been inseparable since their first date in Minneapolis. After a surprise garden proposal in Virginia, where Ali was living at the time, the couple celebrated their wedding with 120 guests at Bali Hai. Rustic …

San Diego Bay Real Wedding: Amy & Sam

Amy Lake, 27, and Sam Oden, 27, both of Oceanside, started dating during their junior year of college in San Diego. Last Thanksgiving, Sam surprised Amy with a ring complete with her grandmother’s wedding ring stone after a sunrise hike in Maui. The …

Bohemian Real Wedding: Katherine & Jonathan

A losing bet with a friend brought Katherine Richard, 31, of Encinitas, and Jonathan Spooner, 34, of San Diego, together when he showed up alongside the winner to collect on the promised pizza and beer. They started dating soon after, and a …

Rancho Santa Fe Real Wedding: Devon & John

Newport beach residents Devon Hilard, 22, and John O’Connell, 24, met in high school and both attended Chapman University together. A few weeks before graduation, John popped the question with a surprise lunch picnic in the park. The couple decided to celebrate …

Museum Real Wedding: Analisa & Dave

Analisa Young, 31, and David Bouchard, 32, met while they were working in New York City. After seven years together, David popped the question on the rooftop of their first apartment in NYC’s East Village. The two threw a 190-guest party at …