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Danielle & Charlie: A Traditional Wedding in Los Angeles, CA

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Golden-beaded flourishes sparkled in a bouquet of orange calla lilies.
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Another one of Danielle's DIY projects, four versions of aqua, orange, brown and gold patterned papers topped with a Gemini symbol detailed the ceremony.
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Orange lilies tied with cream and turquoise ribbon lined the ceremony aisle. Orange fabric draped over the backs of the chairs functioned as chair covers.
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Another one of Danielle's DIY projects, four versions of aqua, orange, brown and gold patterned papers topped with a Gemini symbol detailed the ceremony.
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The Rabaat Room's tall ceilings and dramatic chandelier made it perfect for the ceremony. An orange aisle runner and floral chair ties added a touch of color.
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In lieu of a guest book, guests wrote wishes for the couple on paper tags, made from the same paper used for the programs, and hung them from a tabletop tree strung with glass beads.
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Danielle made the escort cards using a variety of colorful papers.
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Sticking with the couple's colorful Moroccan theme, orange Fez hats printed with table numbers decorated the center of each table.
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Inspired by a turquoise and orange ribbon the bride found in the fabric district in downtown L.A., the cake featured elaborate floral decor, white buttercream swirls and large orange blooms. A bride and groom topped the cake -- but they barely made it through the reception because the belly dancer knocked them down. The arms broke, but the wedding  ...

Danielle & Charlie in Los Angeles, CA

It was love at first click! That's how Danielle describes her romance with Charlie Brown, yes, that's his real name. Matched on a single's site in 2006, the two hit it off online and decided to meet in person at IKEA, located halfway between their homes in Huntington Beach and Culver City. "IKEA was a great destination for a date -- there was a ton to look at and talk about!" says Danielle. The Bride Danielle Lacharite, 35, fundraiser The Groom Charlie Brown, 37, internet marketing manager The Date July 6 They even learned they had the same June 5 birthday, which Charlie made her prove by showing her ID! From that point forward they referred to themselves as "Team Gemini" in honor of their zodiac sign. For the proposal, Charlie set up a scavenger hunt in her apartment that ended with a fortune cookie hidden inside a puzzle box in her bedroom. The cookie's message read, "Will you marry me?" He then got down on one knee and popped the question.
- Tia Albright
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