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Rachel & Jeffrey: A Casual Wedding in Los Angeles, CA

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Rachel & Jeffrey in Los Angeles, CA
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Jeff, who works in Disney's Internet division, and Rachel, who also works in the Internet business, set their date in October, a lucky month in the history of both families: his parents would be celebrating their 43rd wedding anniversary that month, and hers their 50th. They chose the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles for the ceremony and reception.
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Rachel was a lucky bride indeed. Her brother (the "man of honor"), Mike Perez, is an interior designer by trade. Says Rachel, "My brother coordinated our entire event. He brought magic to our wedding." Mike chose the color palette, he selected the flowers, and he designed the bride's and junior bridesmaid dresses. "He even went to all 12 gown fitti ...
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Following the newlyweds' jubilant first kiss, their 60 guests gathered on the lawn, where tuxedoed waiters served cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Then, guests were invited indoors for a five-course meal and live Cuban jazz music. Rachel and Jeff view themselves in many ways as an unlikely couple. "He's from the East Coast. I'm from the West Coast. He ...
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Rachel and Jeffrey's guests received apple- and pear-scented candles as well as fabric-trimmed jars of homemade berry preserves.
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Rachel & Jeffrey in Los Angeles, CA

Internet aficionados Rachel and Jeffrey enlist the bride's brother's eye for style and her Latin heritage at their formal fall wedding that bursts with pink and orange hues.

THE BRIDE

Raquel (known as Rachel) Perez, 35

THE GROOM

Jeffrey Paul Emmons, 26

THE DATE

October 6 The day before he was to propose to Rachel, Jeffrey sat across the kitchen table from her father, making jittery small talk as he worked up the nerve to ask him for permission to marry his daughter. "Finally, I just asked," remembers Jeff. "With a slight smile, her father reached across the table and said 'yes.'" Next, Jeff asked Rachel's mother for her permission. "Only this time it was a little more difficult, because my mother-in-law doesn’t speak much English and I had to ask in Spanish." The next evening, the couple went to a movie (Charlie’s Angels) at the same theater where they had their first date. As the credits began to roll and Rachel got up to leave, Jeff asked her to wait a minute -- and a slide popped up on the screen, with a photo of the couple and the words, "Rachel, will you marry me?"
- Lisa Carse
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  • Tommy Farmer

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