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Sweet San Diego Surprise Proposal

I wasn’t sure if I was just being overly emotional, letting Valentine’s vibes go to my head, but after sharing this video with the other SMP editors, the Kleenex was being passed around faster than you could say “sweetest proposal ever.” Focused Bliss Productions captured it as it all went down but not before spending some time with this thoughtful gentleman and learning a bit more about the lady he was about to get on one knee for. Watch it all unfold and let those happy tears fall freely!

Videography: Focused Bliss Productions

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Lombardi House Wedding with Puzzle Box and a Pup

What’s better than a beautiful wedding at the Lombardi House? A beautiful wedding at the Lombardi House that includes subtle nods to your pup of course! Take this stunning affair complete with WINK! Weddings details, elegant La Tavola Linen, and the ever-so-talented One Love Photo behind the lens. Trust us, one look at this gallery and you’ll know the true meaning of puppy love. See it all in The Vault!

From The Bride…We wanted our wedding to feel like US; if our friends and family stepped into this wedding blindly, we would have wanted them to be able to guess that the elements of the wedding, the styling, the decor was dreamt up by us and put together by the two of us.

Brian and I both love working on projects together; whenever we can, we work together creatively and whatever we put together feels much more “ours”. One of Brian’s talents is woodworking, and this skill and hobby has now become a big part of us. For our engagement, Brian created a puzzle ring box for me by taking different pieces and types of natural wood, and over the course of months, created this beautiful ring box that can only be opened by navigating through the puzzle that spells out LOVE. I loved this wooden box for many reasons — for how beautiful it was, but also the love and thought that went in on this item. For our wedding, we wanted to include items and elements important to us and we worked together to incorporate natural wood into our big day. All the signs were cut by Brian and hand lettered by me. For our ceremony, we wanted to include elements that were meaningful to us, and we decided to assemble a wooden box together. We bought two pieces of wood together and Brian spent time carving Dove-Tail joints, a joint known for its strength, to join the pieces of wood and to create this box. Inside the box, Brian and I wrote letters to one another, to be read at our one year anniversary. During the ceremony, Brian and I assembled this box together, with the wooden pieces representing the two of us joining together and the dove-tail joint representing the strength we want for our marriage. This portion of our ceremony, though simple, was meaningful for the both of us.

Once engaged, there are so many ideas and elements of weddings that a bride will learn and encounter, and it can be so easy to get lost in all of these ideas, all of which are wonderful in their own way. However, thinking about the reasons ‘why’ something is important or significant to you, rather than just focusing on all the most beautiful trends happening at the moment, then all the elements, decor, and all the little details for the wedding will come together so much more easily…and best of all, it will then be something that is incredibly meaningful and unique!
There are so many beautiful memories from our wedding it’s hard to pick just a few to share. However, I will always remember the moment that Brian and I did our first look. Brian and I met in high school and then dated for 8 years, and planning a wedding can at times feel so busy, so when I finally saw my groom on the day of the wedding, it was so wonderful and I felt like I could take a nice deep breath of fresh air. I will always remember that moment forever.

Sharing a fun father-daughter dance with my dad was also a great memory I will always remember. Surprisingly, I had never had a dance with my dad before because my dad deemed himself “not a dancer”. For my wedding though, he busted out his own little dance on the spot, and all I had to do was follow along with his awesome moves and laugh with my dad.

Another memory I will be forever be grateful for, is that my loyal, funny, clownish long-hair Dachshund, Roper, was able to partake in our wedding! All dog owners know what an important part of the family our furry besties are, and I loved knowing Roper was there on my special day and of course seeing him walk down the aisle as my ring bearer!

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Photography: One Love Photo | Coordination: WINK! Weddings | Event Design: Mad Love Events | Floral Design: Primary Petals | Wedding Dress: BHLDN - Watters | Cake: Kings Hawaiian | Stationery: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Sam Edelman | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Border Grill | Hair + Makeup: BENYLA | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Favors: Harvest Paper Co | Groom's Attire: Zara | Officiant: Jacob Jurado | Venue: Lombardi House | Cake Topper: Lietofiore | Flatware + Chair Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Ice Cream: SuperCool Creamery | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Photo Booth: Flipbooth | Rentals: Smart Party Rents

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Sonoma Valley Wedding at Kunde Family Winery

The heart behind this wine country wedding? It’s simple, really. In the words of the Bride, “Every detail of the wedding took a cue from our relationship. Not overly traditional or noisy or busy, just a simple, classic celebration with our favorite people on earth.” That’s a vision we can wholeheartedly get behind, and when that day happens to be photographed by Sylvie Gil and filmed by Morocco Lee, you better believe we’ll happily welcome the entire gallery into The Vault.

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Rustic

From the Bride… Life is full of uncertainties, but when it comes to Justin and my relationship, there are a few things that have never wavered. Most notably, our love for one another and our love for wine. So when he surprised me at my doorstep on Christmas Eve with a proposal, we immediately went to work planning our dream wedding in Sonoma Valley.

Eighteen months later, we were saying ‘I do’ under two gorgeous, old California Oaks on top of Boot Hill at the Kunde Family Estate, surrounded by the valley, the vines, and the overwhelming love of our family and friends. Every detail of the wedding took a cue from our relationship. Not overly traditional or noisy or busy, just a simple, classic celebration with our favorite people on earth.

We knew our guests would be traveling in from all corners of the world, so we planned a weekend of events for everyone to get to know one another and experience some of our favorite spots in wine country. We loved that by the time the wedding rolled around, new friendships had formed and we could all just enjoy the moment together. Not to mention, a few glasses of wine!

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Cinematography: Morocco Lee | Event Planning: Cole Drake Events | Floral Design: Meredith Law | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Hair + Makeup: It’s A Date At The Powder Room | Lighting: Twilight Design | Groomsmen Attire: JCrew | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Venue: Kunde Family Winery | Antique props and custom chalkboards: Meredith Law | Ceremony Music + Band: Wine Country Entertainment | Invitations + Paper Goods: Signatures Invitations And Gifts | Linen Rentals: Bright Rentals | Peadar Dalton: Your Ceremony Matters | Tab Borge: Classic Convertible Wine Tours

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