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Kristen and Patrick’s Garden Rancho Bernardo Wedding

Although they’d sat in the same elementary and high school classes, Kristen and Patrick’s friendship didn’t snowball into a relationship until they had taken a few snowboarding trips with mutual friends. Years later, Patrick surprised her by popping the question on the …
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Jessica & Michael’s Rancho Santa Fe Wedding

Chitchat about curb appeal was the background for Jessica and Michael’s growing appeal to one another—their jobs dealt in commercial real estate. And with picture-perfect properties constantly in mind, the duo decided on The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for their big …
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John & Lianne’s Navy Inspired Wedding

John and Lianne’s wedding was genuinely bigger than themselves. The groom’s best man, a Navy diver like him, received orders to deploy nine months before the big day—he would miss it. “When we found out, we knew we had to do a …
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Chris & Sharon’s Romantic Balboa Park Wedding

After dancing around their feelings for a few years as work colleagues, Chris and Sharon finally caved and embraced their connection. Two years of courtship later—including countless bike rides on the Pacific Beach boardwalk, steak dinners, and nights out in the Gaslamp—he …
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Demetrio & Lauren’s Point Loma Wedding

When Lauren asked her cousin to deliver a variation on Elliot Arnold’s classic “Apache Marriage Blessing” at her wedding, she especially liked the line “You can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives… remembering …
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Priscilla & Richard’s Hawaiian Wedding

Priscilla had spot-on premonitions about Richard’s proposal—she even booked a hair appointment the day before!—but no omens could have prepared her for what would happen at their destination wedding in Wailea, Hawai’i, six months later: a torrential downpour. And while the drenching …