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Friends for six years before their romantic relationship began, Erin Tonkon and Brent Bettes both hail from Dallas, Texas, and spent significant parts
  • Non-Traditional Couples, Take Note: A Moody Celebration at 74 Wythe in Brooklyn, New York
  • Non-Traditional Couples, Take Note: A Moody Celebration at 74 Wythe in Brooklyn, New York
  • Non-Traditional Couples, Take Note: A Moody Celebration at 74 Wythe in Brooklyn, New York
Sona Doshi and Srikant Patel's love story began in Philadelphia, where they crossed paths during their residency and post-doctorate programs. Their co
  • An Ethereal Color Palette Wowed at This Wedding at Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, Texas
  • An Ethereal Color Palette Wowed at This Wedding at Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, Texas
  • An Ethereal Color Palette Wowed at This Wedding at Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, Texas
Kanishka Patel and Rajat Malik's love story began as serendipity and crescendoed in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. "It was a dreamy
  • One Couple's Luxurious Multi-Day Destination Wedding at Penha Longa Resort in Portugal
  • One Couple's Luxurious Multi-Day Destination Wedding at Penha Longa Resort in Portugal
  • One Couple's Luxurious Multi-Day Destination Wedding at Penha Longa Resort in Portugal
Karly and Hriday's mutual friend, who would later play a pivotal role as their wedding officiant, decided to invite the two strangers on an epic, mult
  • A Multi-Day Jewish-Indian Fusion Wedding Amongst the Redwoods in San Gregorio, California
  • A Multi-Day Jewish-Indian Fusion Wedding Amongst the Redwoods in San Gregorio, California
  • A Multi-Day Jewish-Indian Fusion Wedding Amongst the Redwoods in San Gregorio, California
Roi Fabito (better known as Guava Juice to his 16 million YouTube subscribers) and Monette Solomon's love story began at a national youth conference i
  • YouTuber Guava Juice Weds in an Eclectic, Floral-Infused Wedding at Playa Studios in Los Angeles
  • YouTuber Guava Juice Weds in an Eclectic, Floral-Infused Wedding at Playa Studios in Los Angeles
  • YouTuber Guava Juice Weds in an Eclectic, Floral-Infused Wedding at Playa Studios in Los Angeles
“We met in high school in 2009, and I had the biggest crush,” Alexis Alvarez reminisces. She and Mitch August formed a deep bond as best friends throu
  • Modern Meets Classic at This Sophisticated Wedding at The Schuyler in Washington, DC
  • Modern Meets Classic at This Sophisticated Wedding at The Schuyler in Washington, DC
  • Modern Meets Classic at This Sophisticated Wedding at The Schuyler in Washington, DC
In the sanctuary of their first shared home, Jose Ordaz transformed the backyard he shared with Cassidy Johnson into a scene of romance with flowers s
  • Marvel at an Enchanted Garden Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • Marvel at an Enchanted Garden Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • Marvel at an Enchanted Garden Wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
Allyson Shurmur and Pierre-Adrien Villenave’s love story began in the heart of Philadelphia, where their paths crossed while Pierre attended the Unive
  • A Lush, French-Inspired Garden Wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York
  • A Lush, French-Inspired Garden Wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York
  • A Lush, French-Inspired Garden Wedding at The Foundry in Long Island City, New York
Meeting through mutual friends, Jane Blatz and Ryan Meissner felt a spark of connection that was rekindled time and again at various gatherings and ev
  • A Fun-Loving Couple's Autumn Wedding at the Inn at Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, New York
  • A Fun-Loving Couple's Autumn Wedding at the Inn at Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, New York
  • A Fun-Loving Couple's Autumn Wedding at the Inn at Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, New York
How often does the honeymoon planning come before the wedding planning? In the case of New York–based Ciara Allen (32, a supervising producer) and Kay
  • Sweeping Views of the Amalfi Coast Framed This Dreamy Positano Wedding
  • Sweeping Views of the Amalfi Coast Framed This Dreamy Positano Wedding
  • Sweeping Views of the Amalfi Coast Framed This Dreamy Positano Wedding
For New Yorkers, a perk of city life is the ease of upstate weekend getaways. Relaxation in nature is just a short jaunt away, giving them a break fro
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Whimsical Woodland Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate in Upstate New York
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Whimsical Woodland Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate in Upstate New York
  • Jewel Tones Filled This Whimsical Woodland Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate in Upstate New York
Picture this: The sun is setting over the Mediterranean Sea while you enjoy a dinner with close friends. You’re mid-laugh with an Aperol spritz in han
  • An Italian-Inspired Rehearsal Dinner at a Private Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • An Italian-Inspired Rehearsal Dinner at a Private Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • An Italian-Inspired Rehearsal Dinner at a Private Estate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Caroline Marks and Robert Flaherty’s love story began unassumingly at Indiana University. Their first date? A cozy dorm room, a movie flickering on th
  • Timeless Sophistication Filled This Wedding at The Milwaukee Country Club in Wisconsin
  • Timeless Sophistication Filled This Wedding at The Milwaukee Country Club in Wisconsin
  • Timeless Sophistication Filled This Wedding at The Milwaukee Country Club in Wisconsin
Cruises and music: These two seemingly disparate things just so happen to be the perfect ingredients for love. For David Bevis (33, a real estate advi
  • A Dazzling Disco Wedding at The James Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • A Dazzling Disco Wedding at The James Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • A Dazzling Disco Wedding at The James Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida
Maya Burns Oster and Dr. Jacob Oster’s love story is as picturesque as a sunset on the horizon. High school sweethearts who continued their romance th
  • An Italian-Inspired Wedding Awash With Neutral Tones at La Casa Toscana in Fort Myers, Florida
  • An Italian-Inspired Wedding Awash With Neutral Tones at La Casa Toscana in Fort Myers, Florida
  • An Italian-Inspired Wedding Awash With Neutral Tones at La Casa Toscana in Fort Myers, Florida
After connecting on a dating site, Jessica and Augusto set their first meeting over coffee, revealing a surprising depth of common interests and dream
  • Art and Design Fans Will Love This Moody Wedding at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California
  • Art and Design Fans Will Love This Moody Wedding at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California
  • Art and Design Fans Will Love This Moody Wedding at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California
“I know a lot of people knock ‘love at first sight,’” Caroline Baratz says, “but we know it to be true.” She and Dan Sansa met amidst the buzz of Harl
  • An Earthy, Laid-Back SoCal Wedding at The Old Rancho Wedding Estate in Carlsbad
  • An Earthy, Laid-Back SoCal Wedding at The Old Rancho Wedding Estate in Carlsbad
  • An Earthy, Laid-Back SoCal Wedding at The Old Rancho Wedding Estate in Carlsbad
The unlikely beginning of Mikaela Volpicelli and Britton Gammons’ love story unfolded in the heart of San Diego. Mikaela recalls, “He was my neighbor.
  • Pastel Blue and Purple Set an Enchanting Tone at This Wedding at Cactus Moon Lodge in Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Pastel Blue and Purple Set an Enchanting Tone at This Wedding at Cactus Moon Lodge in Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Pastel Blue and Purple Set an Enchanting Tone at This Wedding at Cactus Moon Lodge in Dripping Springs, Texas
In the summer of 2017, amidst the grit and sweat of an outdoor boxing class, Alexandra Woo’s life took an unexpected turn. Cyrus Balanlayos’ “friendly
  • Inside One Couple's Flower-Packed Industrial-Meets-Whimsical Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, New York
  • Inside One Couple's Flower-Packed Industrial-Meets-Whimsical Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, New York
  • Inside One Couple's Flower-Packed Industrial-Meets-Whimsical Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, New York
During the middle of the pandemic, many sought entertainment and solace online. This was true for Darsie Williams Maddox and Alex Maddox, whose love s
  • A Bright and Boisterous Beach Wedding at The Cape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • A Bright and Boisterous Beach Wedding at The Cape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • A Bright and Boisterous Beach Wedding at The Cape in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A childhood friendship rekindled as love years later: the kind of love story many dream of. This was the reality for Steve Kwak and Grace Lee, whose p
  • A Wedding Inspired by Old Hollywood Glam at The Ebell of Los Angeles
  • A Wedding Inspired by Old Hollywood Glam at The Ebell of Los Angeles
  • A Wedding Inspired by Old Hollywood Glam at The Ebell of Los Angeles
Sometimes, love is found in the familiar. Priscila and David Nunez grew up together, and "over time, we became really good friends," explains Priscila
  • One Couple's Earthy and Elegant Vow Renewal at Taft Peak in Yosemite National Park
  • One Couple's Earthy and Elegant Vow Renewal at Taft Peak in Yosemite National Park
  • One Couple's Earthy and Elegant Vow Renewal at Taft Peak in Yosemite National Park
"It was a total setup," Lauren Berghoff laughs about the day mutual friends invited her and Jack Winthrop to a beach day in Malibu. Little did they kn
  • A Stylish LA Couple Celebrated Their Wedding With a Cozy Escape to The St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado
  • A Stylish LA Couple Celebrated Their Wedding With a Cozy Escape to The St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado
  • A Stylish LA Couple Celebrated Their Wedding With a Cozy Escape to The St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado