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Diana + Junior: A Berry Beautiful Multicultural Summer California Garden Wedding By Dear Darling Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dear Darling PhotographyVenue: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic GardenEvent Planners: Catherine Cindy Leo, Liz Yoon, and Maggie Hui; Dress Designer: St. PatrickGroom’s Attire: John VarvatosHair Stylist: Theresa HuangMakeup Artist: Renee Lee; Floral Designer: Flowers by DanaOfficiant: Will Kwon; Rentals: Dolphin Party RentalsCaterer: Tender GreensCake: Porto’s BakeryDJ: DJ Matthew Rubino

Diana and Junior were married at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia, Calif. on July 6. They first met at work. “When Junior walked into our office for his first day, it was crust-at-first-sight,” Diana said. “The following day, a group of co-workers and I went to dinner and someone invited him along unbeknowst to me. I had made a pact with a co-worker earlier in the year to NEVER date anyone at work. But when Junior walked into the restaurant, I leaned over and whispered, ‘I’m breaking the pact.'” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a Queen Anne neckline, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a solid tie and pocket square. “Our goal was to keep the entire process as predictable and simple as possible,” she said. “Everyone we talked to cared about three things: food, booze, and cake. So, we kept the ceremony under 15 minutes, which doesn’t mean the vows were cut off.” In addition, there was also a traditional Korean ceremony too.”Personally, this was my favorite part,” Diana said. “It was the perfect way to cut up cocktail hour and a fun way to pay homage to our culture. Catching the dates and chestnuts [in the apron] indicate how many girls or boys you will have. Apparently, we will be having 12 sons and 5 daughters.” Sticking with an English garden theme, reception tables were in an U-shape formation, decorated with overflowing compote centerpieces and vintage vases and vessels. Fun fun: the olive branches at each place setting symbolized peace. “The berry table cards were such a refreshing treat, and the dessert table was the prettiest part of the entire wedding!” she said. The newlyweds’ performed their first dance to “I Found You” by Alabama Shades. “The day was warm, but once the sun set, it was perfect for dancing,” Diana said. See the full board here.

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Portia + Desmond: A Mulitcultural Spring Pennsylvania Inn Wedding By Emily Delamater Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Emily Delamater PhotographyVenue: Valley Green InnFloral Designer: Spike GreensDress Designer: Marisa BridalsShoes: Badgley MischkaHair Stylist: Megan Meloney of Salon ThaliaBridesmaid Dresses: Henkaa

Portia and Desmond were married at Valley Green Inn in Philadelphia, Penn. on April 13. They first met while attending Loyola University in New Orleans. “After a couple of years of dating and too many years of distance, we moved in together in Philadelphia where Des was in medical school,” Portia said. “We decided to get married in the City of Love because it is were we got engaged,” she said. “By our favorite mural . . . that reads, ‘If you were here, I’d be home now.'” The bride wore an antique-colored lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a sideswept loose curls updo and birdcage veil, while Desmond wore a navy blue suit, brown bow tie, and his glasses. Plus, a traditional Hawaiian lei around his collar! Following the outdoor nuptials, guests were asked to type out their well wishes and advice. The tech-savvy tips: “Don’t be shy! You have to punch the letters with some force. (Not an Iphone.)” The reception tables were decorated with mercury glass vases, which were collected over a year before the wedding, and “gorgeous flowers and family pictures and old family relics (like maps and paitnings) completed our country chic-inspired look,” she said. Their first dance song? “We both have a mutual love for Michael Jackson music,” Portia said. “And he put ‘Lady in my Life’ on his first mixtape he made for me during our courtship, so it was a no brainer.” See the full board here.

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Taryn + Eddie: A Multicultural Fall California Garden Wedding By Petula Pea Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Petula Pea Photography; Second Shooter: Katie Beverley

Taryn and Eddie were married at Darlington House, a villa, in La Jolla, Calif. “I am half Mexican, and I have always been very influenced by Spanish culture and architecture, and I wanted that to reflect in our wedding,” Taryn said. “But I also wanted everything to feel elegant and relaxed.” The bride wore an a-line wedding gown with straps and accessorized her loose curls with a jeweled hair pin on one side. Colorful bouquets featured roses, dahlias, and succulents as well as the aisle markers too. Both of Tayrn’s parents escorted her down the aisle towards her groom, wearing a three-piece gray suit with a patterned tie, in the outdoor garden. Following the nuptials, the outdoor garden was transformed into the reception with papel picado, or Mexican cut paper, hanging overhead. Guests found their seats from bunting escort cards alongside the couple’s engagement photos and enjoyed watching “Mrs. Always Right” perform her first dance with “Mr. Right” to “The Girl” by City and Colour. See the full board here.

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