Bold & Beautiful in Santa Barbara

Tablescape

Incorporating a vibrant color palette into your destination wedding décor doesn’t have to mean sacrificing sophistication. This talented team of wedding vendors joined forces at a private estate in Montecito, California to prove that bold can still be bridal. For “The Bold & The Beautiful in Santa Barbara” shoot, inspiration stemmed from incredible spring flowers…

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Bay Area, Beautifully

The Bay Area doesn’t have a bad angle, and the truth is, there aren’t many places I can say that about. The best part about living here? You can be somewhere glorious in under an hour. We have it all: crashing waves, rolling hills, towering redwoods, bountiful vineyards and majestic purple fog that rolls in…

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A Chic California Coast Wedding

Bring the Outside In

Annina and Jordon wanted to combine everything they love most for their destination wedding – the ocean, golf, their loved ones and, of course, each other. The couple’s dream location was Italy, but they found an alternative closer to home with The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California. “The second we pulled in…

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Pebble Beach Weddings

The legendary Pebble Beach lives up to the hype. Located just minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea in California, this prestigious area leaves nothing to be desired. For the golf-enthusiast, this is a check mark off the bucket list. For the couple about to say “I do,” the resort property has just about any gorgeous backdrop you can…

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Weddings In Historic Riverside

Taking in my spectacular view from the Alhambra Suite at The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa (where Ronald and Nancy Reagan honeymooned), I texted pictures to friends saying, “Guess where I am?” The replies included Barcelona, Prague – even Buenos Aires. No one was able to pinpoint my destination: Southern California.  Occupying an entire city…

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L’Amour At Lake La Quinta

Lobby By The Lake

Not much sounds more romantic than a weekend getaway to lounge lakeside with your love. For a little low-key luxury and a lot of lake views, look no further than The Chateau at Lake La Quinta, a lakefront hotel just outside of Palm Springs. To compliment its charming Old-World-meets-California-desert ambience, the Chateau has 22 lake…

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A Swanky San Francisco Hotel

A Convenient Location

If you’re considering Destination “I Do’s” in San Francisco, the CLIFT Hotel has multiple offers through the end of 2016 that cater to wedding and honeymoon couples. The 100-year-old CLIFT SF is a part of the Originals brand of the Morgans Hotel Group. The hotel combines contemporary architecture and glamour with old-world elegance and luxury.…

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Intimate Venue on the California Coast

The Little River Inn

There are couples for whom a hometown wedding or full-scale destination wedding isn’t a fit. So, what’s the alternative? The answer is either an elopement or intimate ceremony and reception with only your closest loved ones. Thankfully, venues are becoming more and more in-tune with today’s couples and many now offer elopement or vow renewal…

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Catalina Island: Cali’s Magical Isle

FEELS LIKE THE AMALFI COAST… Catalina Island is only about an hour ferry ride from both Long Beach and Dana Point, California, but you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to an island far, far away. In fact, Catalina Island’s long-standing relationship with Hollywood has seen its shores transformed into the beaches of Tahiti, the…

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An Ideal Seaside Wedding Locale

A Lovely Welcome

As you begin your search for the perfect seaside-wedding locale, you may have certain criteria on your list. For me it was – oceanfront, easy to get to, reliable, luxurious (yet not ostentatious) surroundings at a unique property. I found the exact location that fit the list and on August 26,2005, I was married to…

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