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One Palm Springs Wedding Done Two Different Ways

You know Palm Springs for its old Hollywood charms and mid-century flair, but there’s more to the desert wedding destination than meets the first glance from behind your sunglasses. Tiana Loyd for Michelle Garibay Events taught us so in a modern-day revamping …
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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 …
couple standing at water's edge

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 …
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10 Pro Planning Tips for Your Destination Wedding

Dreaming of a destination wedding? Follow these tips from planner Michelle Garibay to ensure your out-of-town nuptials have the vacation vibes you desire. 1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE Unfortunately, the best weather in popular vacation destinations tends to correlate with tourist season, so …
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Brittany and Matt’s Oak Glen Real Wedding

Brittany Heap and Matt Williams’s romance began under the stars in Indio, California, when they slow danced to the last song of Brooks & Dunn’s set at the 2010 Stagecoach Festival, where they’d met through a mutual friend. Six years later, SoCal …