Hotel Del Coronado

destination wedding in southern california

A wedding should be iconic, just like your love story. For over a century, Hotel del Coronado has hosted
generations of newlyweds, and the friends and family who adore them, in an incomparable coastal

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A Charming Carmel Valley Wedding

Bride Becca stands in front of altar

In the summer of 2016, Kurt and Becca met in San Francisco via the dating app Hinge. They bonded over shared experiences of growing up skiing and attending college in South Carolina. The couple spent many of their initial dates together driving down the surrounding California coastline. In fact, the first trip Becca and Kurt…

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Love in Yosemite: A Real Wedding

Shannon and Ian met at the local hardware store where they both worked. From co-workers to friends, and eventually partners – they shared a special connection. A connection so special they decided to tie the knot and make things official a few years later. Putting their heads together during the planning process, the pair knew…

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Top 5 Instagrammable Destinations

We all dream of the moment: you’ve just married the love of your life, your dress was everything you’d dreamed it would be, and your pictures are stunning. Now, it’s time to post. It’s time to let everyone in your Instagram world see the work of your careful planning and the beginning of your life-long…

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The Ultimate Villa in Palm Springs

At the base of the San Jacinto mountains and at the heart of Palm Springs, you’ll find a gem of a historic hotel ideal for destination weddings – Villa Royale.  This mission-revival-style-villa-meets-mid-century-modern property offers personality in abundance. With 37 distinct rooms, three pools, a rooftop terrace, an expansive event lawn, a delectable on-site restaurant and…

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Palm Springs: Nothing But Blue Skies

Palm Springs is no doubt an idyllic destination for weddings. From the endless sunshine, perfect winter weather, stunning desert landscape and drivable proximity to many southwest cities, this California locale is an iconic hotspot for good reason. Azure Sky Hotel, a newly renovated adult-only micro-resort in the center of Palm Springs, was originally built in…

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A Catalina Island Wedding

Kevin and Gina had their Catalina Island wedding on a sunny September day. Thanks to Lovelyfest, we have the special honor of sharing their picture-perfect day with all of you. To get the full scope of the day and all the gorgeous decorations and details entailed with it, we have shared our interview with the…

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Real Wedding

couple posing at sunset by ocean

Houstonians Lanie and Thomas met in high school and even went out on one date, but nothing came of it. Fast forward several years and the two are at the same college, The University of Texas at Austin. That’s when they got reconnected, remained friends, and finally began dating three years later! After the couple…

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Happy in Hillsborough: A Real Wedding

Kate and Kevin met in 2014 after matching on a dating app. They quickly realized they both grew up in the same area and had a bunch of mutual friends. It’s safe to say the couple hit it off because seven years later, they said “I do” at a private estate in Hillsborough, California. Actually,…

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