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Real Weddings: Spring 2018

couple kiss behind white picket fence covered in flowers

Lauren and Matthew’s Cocktail Hour Pop-Up Ceremony

Lauren and Matthew have been singing the same song from the start, when Lauren’s older sister introduced the two. Following their engagement and a surprise engagement party, the couple stayed true to their nontraditional tune when planning their wedding. They opted for …
bride in strapless beaded gown with groom in blue suit

Elisa and Jeff’s Chic Summer Wedding

Despite their quintessential San Diego upbringings—she’s a beach gal and he’s a surfer—Elisa and Jeff picked up their laid-back Southern California pace after their first date. By their second date, they exchanged “I love you,” and after two months of dating, they …
bride and groom walk through shower of petals

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 …
bride in lace gown and veil with groom in black tuxedo

Calvin and Rosy’s Modern Rustic Wedding

Calvin and Rosy met while working the same nursing shift in a critical care unit. After a healthy dose of dating, Calvin coordinated a very San Diego proposal during a sunset hike at Torrey Pines—also the location of their first date. The …
couple hold hands in front of rustic fence

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 …
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 …
groom holds bride close

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 …