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Spring 2018

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. …
Model on beach at sunset in sleek gown with long train

Cali-Coastal Dreaming: 6 Gorgeous Gowns for Spring

From florals to hemlines, light catches all the trimmings as the sun sets at Torrey Pines. Lace detailing, diamond embellishments, and silk silhouettes galore, we’ll let this season’s styles for the aisle tell you more… Pronovias “Drabea” gown and earrings, Archive Bridal Hayley …
bride and groom in front of colorful tile wall

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 …
Couple in gray suit and violet dress kisses at sunset

Wedding Color Inspiration: Ultra Violet

This year’s hottest hue came right out of the offices of Exquisite Weddings. With a sundown reception at Montaña Cielo, copy chief Dan and his partner Kohleun stepped ahead of the curve with an ultra violet color palette—Pantone’s 2018 Color of the …
Bride and groom pose next to one of the fountains at the venue

Dean and Mara’s Rustic Palm Springs Wedding

Mara was smitten with Dean the moment he picked her up for their first date. “He came to my door, completely unexpected,” she says. “Most guys in California wouldn’t.” (Dean is from Michigan.) Many dates later, Dean proposed to Mara with a …
model in gown with a voluminous skirt and lacy top

7 Desert Haute Gowns for Spring

Spring is the best time to let your hair—and train—down in palm springs, where the sun shines and blooms abound year-round. Mia Solano “Dior” gown, Luv Bridal; “Blue Chalcedony Powder” earrings, Love Tatum; “Sunrise Choker” necklace, “Lovely Rachael Opal” ring, and “Black Diamond …

The Ultimate San Diego Venue Guide 2018

In the Vines… More in the Vines Bernardo Winery Rancho Bernardo Encuentro Guadalupe Ensenada Orfila Vineyards & Winery Escondido Wiens Family Cellars Temecula   Up for Urban… More Up for Urban The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows North Park Lot 8 …