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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 …
beach wedding ceremony

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 …
couple kiss in front of wooden arbor covered in flowers

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 …
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. …
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 …

Briley and Vicki’s Boho Chic Fallbrook Wedding

Briley and Vicki met in middle school, but are no middle school sweethearts. Their romance kicked off later in life and has persevered through challenging careers and adventures since. Vicki works in a high-stress ER as a registered nurse, and Briley served in …