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Monica and Ryan’s Persian Estate Wedding

By Victoria Gonzalez Expectations run high for every planning bride, but when a wedding planner herself is blushing in white, it’s an elevated scenario. Fortunately for Monica, the maven behind Create Events there were a few elements that would make her big day …

Bianca and Jake’s Sunset San Marcos Wedding

By Jordan Lemke Bianca and Jake began as high school classmates, then best friends. “That is my best and only piece of love advice,” says Bianca, meaning “being friends, first and foremost.” For her and Jake, that comradely devotion withstood separation during …
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Jennifer & Kevin’s Rancho Santa Fe Wedding

The forecast for Jennifer and Kevin’s future? Sunny, with a chance of #PerfectWeatherForever. Their weather-themed wedding played off the newlyweds’ last name, Weatherall, down to the very last drop—er, detail. Guests RSVPed by marking either “clear skies ahead,” or that they’d need …
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Brett & Brian’s Chic Palm Springs Wedding

Electronic music brought Brett and Brian together, by way of their favorite DJ spinning at a pool party in San Francisco. A year of concerts, music festivals, and adventure later, Brian popped the question in the City by the Bay, and Brett …
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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 …
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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 …
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Nicole and Steven’s Gorgeous Beach Wedding

It all started with a smile—from across the outfield. Nicole and Steven played on a coed softball team together. “I played right field and he played left field,” she says. “When I would catch him looking at me, he would have this …
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Ben and Rebecca’s Bohemian Outdoor Wedding

Ben was Rebecca’s first and last experience with online dating. The couple’s lives were changed by the dating app Bumble—and then again when, after a romantic beach picnic, Ben popped the question at sunset and whisked Rebecca to a surprise engagement party …