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Spring 2018

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3 Wedding Hairstyles for Your Big Day

There’s never a better time than your wedding to let your hair down—because loose and low is in. Here are three ’dos for your big day. Romantic With finger waves that harken back to the Gatsby era, this down ’do is a …
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Wedding Design Inspiration: Aztec Elegance

Fun patterns play nicely with a luminous varietal of blooms in this garden-hearty venue. GET THE LOOK Cake: Laura Marie’s Coordination & Florals: Storybook Weddings and Events Dress: The Dress Theory Hair & Makeup: Tiana at Bridal Artist Agency Menswear: Friar Tux Shop Models: Hugh Amato & Nathalie Zender …
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The Perfect San Diego Bachelorette Weekend

San Diego brides are spoiled with celebratory hotspots to hit up during their bachelorette weekend. Here, we take the guesswork out of when and where to get down with your girls around town (sash and party favors not included).   Friday Evening …
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Arlene and Endy’s Free-Spirited Wedding

A flirtatious encounter at a concert—she stole his beer—led Arlene to steal Endy’s heart. Later, their relationship hit another high note when Endy proposed in a hot-air balloon. They opted to join their lives together at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—a …
bridal party smelling their bouquets

Bryan and Haylee’s Marble Love Wedding

Bryan and Haylee attended rival colleges in Washington state, but overcame their competitive spirits for romance to bloom. After college, the couple maintained a long-distance relationship until Bryan knew it was time to cement their future together. He proposed to Haylee at …
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Wedding Design Inspiration: Urban Luminosity

A multicolored renaissance resounds in this open-air space in downtown. GET THE LOOK Cake: Cake Design & Coordination: Luxe Events Florals: Isari Flower Studio & Event Design Hair: Audra René Lighting: Sleeping Giant Music Makeup: Elizabeth Root Model: Apolonia Calleja Napkins & Glassware: The Hostess Haven Paper Goods: Brightly Designed Photography: SheWanders Photography Venue: Herb …
Brian and Cheryl hold hands

Brian and Cheryl’s Big Happy Family Wedding

Though she probably had some promising presents waiting under the Christmas tree, Cheryl received her shiniest holiday gift a few days early while at a lookout point over Washington’s Snoqualmie Falls. Brian, clasping the ring so tightly his knuckles turned white (it …
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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 …

10 Staff-Picked Venues for the Big Day

1. “Temecula’s Ponte Winery and Vineyard Inn is a beautiful escape from the city pace—and I could uncork bottle after bottle of the Super T blend.” –Sarah Pfledderer, Editor 2. “The exposed brick and hard concrete at the Luce Loft (pictured) transports me …