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Jennifer & Jesse: An Outdoor Wedding in Malibu, CA

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Designed to match the save-the-date cards, the white place cards were slipped into chocolate brown sleeves with cutout holes revealing each guest's name. The cards sat in brown boxes sprinkled with orange sand and green cymbidium orchids.
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Round, square, and rectangular tables covered in chocolate linens and surrounded by chiavari chairs with burnt orange covers transformed the outdoor garden. Chocolate paper lanterns strung above defined the space and added a rich glow once the sun went down.
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Green and orange menu cards detailed the three-course meal of salad, surf and turf, and an assortment of desserts.
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Green orchids and red calla lilies adorned the three-tiered, square cake, tying it into the rest of the reception décor.
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Jennifer and Jesse danced beneath the moonlight to "By Your Side," by Sade.

Jennifer & Jesse in Malibu, CA

When Jennifer overheard Jesse analyzing a mosaic at the UCLA Boelter Engineering Hall on the first day of school, she was attracted to his sense of humor. He was trying to determine if the person in the mosaic was Charlie Chaplin or Adolf Hitler. Compelled by the conversation, Jennifer jumped in to exclaim it was in fact Charlie Chaplin. From that day forward the two sat together in class and became close friends. The Bride Jennifer Wang, 32, event planner The Groom Jesse Torres, 32, college alumni director The Date September 22 Four years after first meeting, the couple started dating—Jesse claims that it was love "at first laugh." For a surprise seven-year anniversary celebration, Jesse took Jennifer to Lake Tahoe. After a Denny's breakfast, during which Jesse forced himself to eat an entire order of Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity to mask his nervousness, they drove to Heavenly Mountain and took a gondola ride up to the top. Once on the mountainside, they began to hike up a dirt trail. At the main plateau, Jennifer handed their camera to a nearby couple to take a photo. When she turned around, Jesse was down on one knee. As they made their way back down, they received congratulations from passing hikers—their engagement news had made it all the way down the mountain! The couple planned an outdoor wedding with a, chocolate brown, burnt orange and hints of chartreuse green color scheme.
- Tia Albright
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