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Orange and Green Outdoor Wedding in Manhattan Beach, California

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Ann-Marie & John in Manhattan Beach, CA
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Hydrangeas and freesia are two of Ann-Marie’s favorite flowers, so she carried them in her orange-and-green bouquet, along with coffee beans, spray roses, and calla lilies.
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Ann-Marie made the square programs which featured kiwi-colored card stock covers and ivory pages. Instead of having separate programs and menu cards, she combined them into one.
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The garden pails that hung from the backs of chairs along the aisle were filled with the same blooms that were in Ann-Marie’s bouquet.
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In keeping with their scaled-down style, Ann-Marie walked down the aisle unescorted, and the couple had a short ceremony with only traditional vows.
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The couple’s round, three-tiered cake was one of the last things they decided on. Lime-green frosting with streaks of darker green and fresh orange roses and green coffee beans brought in the signature colors.
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Thyme plants, a nod to Ann-Marie’s love of gardening, served not only as escort cards, but also as favors for guests to take home.
Peter Lee, Torrance Farmer's Market, Torrance

Ann-Marie & John in Manhattan Beach, CA

While out one night with friends, Ann-Marie spied a cute guy. After a few drinks, one of Ann-Marie’s friends shared some good news: John, the cute guy, had spied Ann-Marie too! They danced, exchanged numbers and planned a first date. After six-and-a-half years together, Ann-Marie thought she and John could be like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell -- a couple forever without getting married. But John had a different idea: He planned to propose while the couple vacationed in Hawaii. The Bride Ann-Marie Sexton, 39, retail sales manager The Groom John Shaler, 44, marketing manager The Date September 12 During a shoreline walk before dinner, he asked Ann-Marie to sit down so they could watch the sun set. That’s when John pulled out a ring -- taking Ann-Marie completely off guard. They spent a year planning their wedding based on Ann-Marie’s favorite colors: lime green and orange.
- Jaimie Dalessio
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  • Peter Lee, Torrance Farmer's Market, Torrance

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