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Ceremony Magazine Orange County 2017 | Charlotte & Bradley

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Photography | Sara Knobel Photo
Location, Rentals, Linens & Catering | Hotel Laguna
Coordination | Portero Concierge
Floral Design | La Tulipe Floral Designs
Groom’s Formalwear | Friar Tux Shop
Lighting & Entertainment | A Night To Remember Events
Invitations & Wedding Day Stationery | JP Stationery
Cake | Simply Sweet Cakery
Videography | Rotor Collective
Gown Designer | Rue de seine Bridal
Bridal Salon | The Dress Theory
Hairpiece | Sara Gabriel
Bridal Shoes | Steve Madden
Hair & Makeup | Beach Bridal Beauty
Bridesmaid Dresses | Amsale Nouvelle Collection
Flower Girl Dress | FancyPants
Bride’s Wedding Ring | Bennett Jewelers and GJENMi
Groom’s Wedding Ring] Made by Bride
Garter | Bridal Special Day

Love Story:
Bradley proposed to Charlotte on the year anniversary of their first date while they were visiting his parents in southern Oregon. They went sledding for the day and he proposed at the bottom of the hill!

Love Note:
Charlotte’s brother officiated the ceremony, which made it really special and personal!

Gown Inspiration | Vene Ai Studio

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Photography | Hannah Q Photography 
Gowns | VENE AI Studio
Planning & Design | Blue Door Creative 
Makeup & Hair | Mobile Bridal Salon
Floral Design | Culver Center Flowers 
Jewelry | Trumpet & Horn 
Formalwear | The Black Tux 
Models | Willow Model Management 
Venue | FD Photo Studio 

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Real Wedding | Maryann & James

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Photography | Brianna Caster & Co. Photographers
Location, Catering & Rentals | Vibiana
Coordination | Sweet Peach Planning
Floral Design | Accent on Design
Cake | Cakes by Holly K
Entertainment | Flawless DJs
Hair & Makeup | Beauty by BonBon

Ceremony Magazine San Francisco Bay Area 2017-2018 | Melissa & Sevan

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Photography | Jaime & Chase
Coordination | Simple Little Details
Ceremony Location | St. Vartan Armenian Church
Reception Location | Bently Reserve
Floral Design | Amy Burke Designs
Linens | La Tavola
Rentals | Standard Party Rentals
Lighting | JL Imagination
Invitations & Wedding Day Stationery | Hyegraph
Catering | Melon’s Catering
Cake | Studio Cake
Entertainment | DJ Heartbeat
Videography | Filmwell Studios
Transportation | Corinthian Transportation
Gown Designer | Maggie Sottero
Bridal Salon | Bridal Image
Bridal Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair | Sherilynn Smart
Makeup | Kenya
Groom’s Formalwear | The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses | Morilee
Mirror Calligraphy | BFlores Design
Chiavari Chairs | Catering For All Occasions
Sushi | Kimono Restaurant

Love Story:
Melissa and Sevan dated for seven years before Sevan proposed to Melissa in Central Park. Sevan knew that Melissa had always dreamed of visiting New York, and specifically enjoying a cup of coffee in Central Park, so Sevan incorporated all those details into his proposal. He told Melissa they were going on a trip to Tahoe, but then surprised her by taking her to the San Francisco airport and then told her about their New York adventure. Sevan made Melissa’s dream come true as he proposed on a bridge in Central Park, complete with Melissa holding her cup of coffee.

Love Note:
Melissa and Sevan’s favorite part of their wedding was the grand entrance into the reception. They were introduced from the top floor of the Bently Reserve, and it felt like a fairy tale for the couple.

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Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2017 | Beauty & the Balance

 Beauty & the Balance
at Tabacón Grand Spa Resort, Costa Rica

By Andrea Berning

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Balance. It’s what everyone desires. The modern couple looking for a once-in-a-lifetime destination wedding or honeymoon getaway can find that perfect blend of adventure and relaxation at Tabacón Resort. Located in the heart of Costa Rica at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacón offers ample opportunities for adventure including rainforest zip-lining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, nighttime rainforest hikes and waterfall excursions. Their 5-Star accommodations paired with natural thermal springs, exquisite dining and luxurious spa services then allow a couple to unwind in style from a day of thrilling activities. Set within the confines of the rainforest Tabacón Resort is in close proximity to adventure for all levels of thrill seekers.

Nature lovers cannot miss taking part in activities that showcase the natural wonder of this gorgeous country. A daytime horseback ride meandering through the foothills surrounding the volcano is a must-do. The views of the volcano and the lush scenery are utterly breathtaking. However, a night hike may provide even better opportunities to spot nocturnal mammals that are often elusive during the day. Armed with a flashlight and ample determination, night time is the right time to spot one of Costa Rica’s symbolic creatures such as a red-eyed tree frog or a sloth. A short ride outside of the resort gets you to La Fortuna where a majestic waterfall plummets to a clear pool of water that is ideal for swimming after a 500-step hike down a scenic path to reach it.

Looking to take nature up a notch? Jacamar Naturalist Tours take guests on an adventure of a lifetime. Venture out to the top of the canopy for an exhilarating zip-line ride through the rainforest. Then, swing through the rainforest like Tarzan swing to get the full jungle experience. Get closer to nature by hitting the rapids on a whitewater raft tour down the Rio Toro and possibly witness tropical birds and exotic animals winding through the canyons.

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Days filled with adventure build up an appetite. Explore a local soda in La Fortuna for comidas típicas (authentic Costa Rican cuisine) or venture back to the gorgeous confines of Tabacón for a casual meal at their restaurant, Ave del Paraíso, for Tabacón’s delicious take on Costa Rica’s famous dish, casado típico criollo, which is the customary meal a wife would make for her husband. A more relaxing option would include donning swimwear and slipping up to the Arenal Pool Bar where small bites such as ceviche and guacamole pair well a libation made from Costa Rica’s signature sugar cane alcohol, guaro. Ah, pura vida!

Relaxation is what brings Tabacón Resort its renown. Arenal Volcano’s natural thermal springs flow through the resort providing guests with a luxurious locale to warm weary muscles that have been worked from a day of energetic fun. Meander through the spring’s pathways to a literal Shangri-la. The Shangri-la Gardens are an exclusive experience for only Tabacón’s adult guests. Its privacy, replete with cascading falls and the steamy springs, sets the stage for romantic interludes. The thermal springs are within close proximity to the resort’s luxurious spa accommodations where Costa Rica’s natural environment is incorporated into each spa treatment. From the local products infused into the massage oils to the outdoor bungalows, couples can escape to even deeper tranquility. ‘The Idyllic’ is the quintessential couples massage bringing the soothing sounds of the rainforest into the ultimate bonding experience. Be sure to request to take a plunge in a relaxing milk bath following the massage. While basking in the outdoor tub, you may even spot an exotic monkey lurking above you in the natural canopy.

Top off your dreamy experience with a Private Gala Dinner where your personal chef freshly prepares a gourmet feast in an open air rainforest bungalow lit by shimmering candles. Each course is paired with sumptuous wines and champagnes that bring out the flavors of each divine dish. A romantic meal is the ideal way to create a lifetime of memories from your luxurious experience at Tabacón.

Whether you’re seeking the thrill of outdoor adventure or a relaxing retreat Tabacón provides the perfect balance.

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Ceremony Magazine Orange County 2017 | Invitation Indulgence

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Photography | Rachael Smith Photography
Stationery | Tange Design

Ceremony Magazine San Francisco Bay Area 2017-2018 | Jaclyn & Harold

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Photography | Anna Kim Photography
Location, Catering & Cake | St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
Event Coordination & Design | Moana Events
Floral Design & Décor | Martin Roberts Design
Gown Designer | Pnina Tornai
Bride’s Shoes | Louboutin
Grooms Suite |  Tom Ford
Groom’s Shoes | Louboutin
Hair & Makeup | Jessica Waite Makeup Artistry
Ceremony Entertainment | Paul Togioka
Reception Entertainment | Jason Laeha & Jeremy Cheng
Officiant | Donovan Cabebe
Dishware & Glass Rentals | Set Maui
Custom Ribbons & Linens | Adorn Company
Invitations & Stationery | Shindig Invites
Videography | Scott Simock Videography

Love Story:
Jackie and Harry were neighbors that lived across the street from each other for 5 years before a fateful night when Jackie left her car lights on and Harry rushed over to let her know, brought them together. Jackie returned the kind gesture with some concert tickets and soon after they found themselves inseparable. Harry proposed underwater when the adventurous couple was scuba diving on vacation in Maui.

Love Note:
They decided on a destination wedding after having a blast attending a friends, and Hawaii being a special place for the two of them, the location was a no brainer. They decided the St. Regis Princeville on Kauai could provide the perfect back drop to their slightly eclectic, intimate celebration. The bride decided to have a more personal gathering with a guest list of only 14 to be able to spoil her loved ones with a magical day and really enjoy each others company on this special occasion. With the bride being a florist, there were high standards for the décor at this luxurious bohemian wedding, so she hired wedding planners & designers Moana Events to pull her vision together. The ceremony took place oceanfront under a tree draped in a tropical garland of flowers including brightly colored protea, bougainvillea, peonies, dahlias, roses, and hydrangea. The aisle was created with ombré petals matching the colors of the floral arrangements and laid out like a sunset leading them to the altar.

 

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