Moroccan Elopement Inspiration in the California Desert

Wedding couple posed in front of camel in Moroccan style Elopement

J. Emmanuel Photography and Areli Event Design, both wedding vendors located in Southern California are always partnering and bouncing ideas back and forth for photoshoots. They thrive off of each other’s creative energy. So when Juan of J. Emmanuel Photography reached out to Tonette Shafer of Areli Event Design with the idea of a Moroccan-style…

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Duane and Daniel’s Del Mar Destination “I Do’s”

For Duane and Daniel, fate intervened in a bustling dermatology clinic in September of 2017. Daniel, a medical student from Oklahoma, had just started his rotation at Saint Louis University, where Duane, a senior dermatology resident, was working at the time. Upon meeting, Duane’s infectious smile caught Daniel’s attention immediately, and he couldn’t help but…

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Two Luxurious Oceanside Escapes for Your Destination Wedding

If you’re looking for a picturesque location to celebrate your destination wedding day, Oceanside in Southern California should be at the top of your list. With miles of stunning coastline, a short drive from San Diego International Airport and golden sandy beaches, it’s no wonder that Oceanside is a popular destination for couples looking to…

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Sunny Southern Cali Shoot

There is a reason so many couples choose the Golden State for their nuptials. The raw beauty of the California landscape is, at times, almost overwhelming. Recently, a large team of vendors flocked to the Southern Cali sun to showcase their talents in a gorgeous, tropical-inspired styled shoot. Photographer, Lisette of Lisette OC Photography, shared her…

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Roadtrip Destinations: A SoCal Stunner

An average of 65% of couples consider an oceanfront destination for their wedding away. What’s not to love? Sandy beaches, ocean breezes and crashing waves all conjure up vacation memories and relaxing vibes. One of our favorite destinations that checks off all the aforementioned “boxes” and also offers guests a luxurious atmosphere and safe environment is Hotel del Coronado. A perfect…

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A SoCal Spanish Resort

A Dream Oasis

For most, when they think of throwing a destination wedding in the desert, Palm Springs is typically the go-to. However, if you are willing to venture 20 miles east, nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains is the original desert hideaway, La Quinta Resort and Club.  La Quinta Resort and Club opened its…

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Coastal Elegance in Carlsbad

Picture Perfect

Located in the heart of Carlsbad, luxury meets serenity at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Set amid 200 acres of lush hillsides and rolling valleys, enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Coast and Batiquitos Lagoon, all from the comfort of the resort.  Whether you are traveling to Carlsbad for your destination wedding or honeymoon, Park…

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