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Find Your Venue Match

You found the love of your life and want to spend together forever... that means it's time to go shopping for your wedding venue! If you're just starting your search or have a few spots in mind, let our Venue Match Quiz help you find a location that fits you, your style, and your budget. Start the...

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Discover The Sanctuary in Long Beach | Wedgewood Weddings

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Discover The Sanctuary in Long Beach

Long Beach is home to beautiful ocean views, the famous Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and The Sanctuary by Wedgewood Weddings, a gorgeous chapel tucked away in the heart of Long Beach. Within this space, vintage meets modern in one of America's most popular cities. Let's explore more of...

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Kelli & James at Lindsay Grove in Mesa, AZ | Wedgewood Weddings

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Kelli & James: Fall in Love with This AZ Wedding

Arizona is home to some of the most gorgeous fall days. With comfortable temperatures, beautiful sunsets, and lush greenery, it's easy to see why this time of year is famous for Arizona weddings. Kelli and James's late October celebration included all these fantastic features when they married at ...

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Must-Read Bay Area Wedding Venue Guide

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Must-Read Bay Area Wedding Venue Guide

Our venues stretch from coast to coast, but we have many locations in the Bay Area if you want to stay close to home.

Many couples choose to get married close to home to make it easier for their friends and family to enjoy the celebration with them. If you’re from the Bay Area, you know there's...

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Your Pacific Coast Wedding Guide

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Your Pacific Coast Wedding Guide

The Pacific Coast Highway (known locally as the PCH) offers a wide array of wedding venues from the beautiful Bay Area all the way south to San Diego. There are so many cities and beach towns along the coast that offer a variety of styles, personalities, and natural landscapes. When planning a...

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Wedding Snack Options

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Wedding Snack Options

Extend your party by bringing out more of your favorite foods. Popular wedding snack ideas include a street taco or nacho bar, tater tot or soft pretzel station, sweet waffles, and S'mores. . . 

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Must-Read Wedding Bow Tie Advice

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Must-Read Wedding Bow Tie Advice

Wedding bow ties are a classic and sophisticated accessory that adds a touch of elegance to formal or fun wedding attire. Whether you're the groom, a groomsman, or a guest, a bow tie makes a statement. With so many different styles and ways to tie a bow tie, we've put together everything you need...

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When to Say “I Do” in 2023

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When to Say “I Do” in 2023

Your wedding is more important than the date. In fact, we are firm believers that there are no “bad days” to get married! Your guests are much more likely to remember the gorgeous venue and fabulous ceremony than the date you choose. So have fun picking your wedding date! We’re here to help by...

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Want A Team Of Your Own?

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How to Get a Wedding Team Just For You

Tell us your favorite wedding movie, and we'll tell you that we love ALL OF THEM! We adore weddings so much that we've dedicated our lives to making them happen. On average, we have each supported 250 clients, and we can tell you every wedding is unique and special.

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Recommended Wedding Vendors Prepped and Ready to Go

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Recommended Vendors Prepped and Ready to Go

You're ready and waiting to say I do, but first you need to find a cakemaker, a florist, a DJ, a photographer . . . what do you do? Lean on us! We've found the best wedding vendors around here to make your life easier.

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The Magic of Weddings at Night: 8 Reasons to Wed After Dark

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Weddings at Night: 8 Reasons to Wed After Dark

If you're looking for wedding inspo, look no further than the night sky. A wedding at night can create an unforgettable atmosphere for couples and their guests alike. With the stars twinkling, beautiful mood lighting, and a romantic vibe that instantly goes up a notch as soon as the sun goes down,...

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The Barn and the Beautiful: Barn Wedding Planning 101

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The Barn and the Beautiful: Barn Wedding Planning 101

Everyone loves a party in an old barn. So it's no wonder that more and more couples are choosing to get hitched in a barn setting. From the cozy ambiance of a converted barn to the stunning natural surroundings, barn weddings have all the ingredients for a unique celebration that everyone will...

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Go-To Wedding Vendor Checklist

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Your Go-To Wedding Vendor Checklist

You're engaged. You celebrated. You set a budget and created a guest list. Now what?  

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Shortcut Finding Your Wedding Venue

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Shortcut Finding Your Wedding Venue

Do you know where you're getting married? It's a big decision, but we're here to help you find a location that feels right, looks good in photos, and comes with all the amenities you need. With hand-selected venues that showcase only the best of the best, we want you to make the right decision for...

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All-Inclusive Packages That Make Life Easy

Would you like a unique and beautiful wedding experience? Let us do the hard work while you concentrate on what's most important to you, like the guest list, menu, invitations and design elements.

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How Many People Should I Invite to My Wedding?

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How Many People Should I Invite to My Wedding?

If you’re here, you must be newly engaged. So before we get started, congratulations are in order! What a special time for you both一we're sure you're excited to start planning!

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Wedding Industry Secrets to Help You Enjoy Your Engagement

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Industry Secrets for a No-Stress Engagement

Congrats on your engagement! This is a special time when everything should feel like blue skies and sunshine. We can help you fast-track the logistics of wedding planning and put your focus right where it should be - on each other!

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Marriah and Noah's California Wedding

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Marriah and Noah's California Wedding

A relaxed and carefree celebration sparked by Marriah and Noah's amiable personalities was the essence of a peaceful and carefree celebration. Vellano Estate by Wedgewood Wedding was the perfect venue for the couple's hometown destination wedding.

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Brianna & Cristian's Wedding in Temecula, CA

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Brianna & Cristian's Wedding in Temecula, CA

The wedding of Brianna and Cristian took place at Galway Downs by Wedgewood Weddings on a beautiful October day, and it was a grand event indeed. A vintage and moody style with a dark color palette was ideal to complement the modern-rustic vibe of the venue. 

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Erica and Michael Elegant Wedding

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Erica & Michael's Elegant Socal Wedding

Erica and Michael's California summertime wedding was spectacular.  A couple with great poise, an elegant equestrian ranch, and sophisticated décor was ideal for an event where everything was just as romantic and exquisite as Erica and Michael's relationship. 

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An Insider's Guide to Texas Weddings

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An Insider's Guide to Texas Weddings

Everything’s bigger in Texasincluding wedding celebrations! From its delicious comfort food and rocking music scene to its sprawling ranches and top-notch sports teams, there’s so much to love about the Lone Star State. Say ‘I do’ to exchanging vows among rolling meadows and dancing the night away...

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All About Weddings in the Sacramento Valley

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Sacramento Valley Wedding Guide

Planning a Sacramento wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Sacramento, which is also the capital of the State of California, is rich in both history and culture. Sacramento’s eclectic arts scene makes it a top destination for music, galleries, and theater. With its famed architecture, luscious...

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Ally + Calvin, Real Wedding Feature, Aliso Viejo, CA

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Rainy Day Romance at Boulder Ridge

Here at Wedgewood Weddings, we believe that rain on your wedding day is good luck because it signifies that your marriage will last forevermore. After all, a knot that becomes wet is extremely hard to untie — meaning, when you “tie the knot” on a rainy day, your marriage is just as hard to unravel!...

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How To Plan Your Same-Sex Wedding

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How to Choose Your Wedding Date

After announcing their engagement, the first thing a couple gets asked is, “when’s the big day?!” If you’re newly engaged, you probably agree that this seems like a little much at first! While it's important to give family and friends plenty of notice so they can make travel plans, we actually...

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What Is A 'Minimum'?

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What Is A 'Minimum'?

If you haven’t heard the term “minimum” yet in your wedding planning, we’re here to help you get ahead of the game! If you have, we hope to help you make sense of what you’ve been seeing as you shop for the perfect venue. Here we’ll explain what a minimum is, why they exist and how ours may be...

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Tips for Planning A Destination Wedding | Wedgewood Weddings

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10 Tips for Planning A Destination Wedding

Ways to Combine Your Wedding with a Vacation  

For many people, the idea of a wedding on a sunny beach or in an exciting new location is fascinating. Combine your wedding with a vacation, and you'll have a built-in honeymoon at your fingertips. Pairing your wedding with a break is easy when you...

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Mikaela & Toan's Romantic Wedding at Bel Vino Winery | Wedgewood Weddings

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Mikaela & Toan's Romantic Winery Wedding

Temecula Valley Wine Country is home to many gorgeous vineyards, including our own Bel Vino Winery. On a gorgeous summer day, we were delighted to be able to share our incredible views of the valley with Mikaela and Toan as they celebrated their wedding day. 

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Gabe & Genesis's Elegant Wedding at Ashley Ridge | Wedgewood Weddings

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Genesis & Gabe's Elegant Wedding at Ashley Ridge

The style "Elegant Chic" was made for weddings; from the gorgeous attire to the sophisticated styling of colors, these styles of weddings are some of our favorites to see come through our doors. One such wedding brought this look to life at Ashley Ridge by Wedgewood Weddings in Denver, Colorado;...

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Tips For Creating The Best Wedding Hashtag | Wedgewood Weddings

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7 Tips For Creating The Best Wedding Hashtag

Having your very own wedding hashtag is a fun and creative way to celebrate your upcoming union. Not only does your clever hashtag look great when displayed throughout your venue, but these wedding hashtags also have various practical uses in the digital space. Getting your guests to use your...

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Danza del Sol Winery by Wedgewood Weddings

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Plan for Romance at Danza del Sol Winery

Find your winery escape in the Temecula Valley Wine Country at Danza del Sol Winery by Wedgewood Weddings. If you're looking to marry among gorgeous grape vines, we have all you need for your ultra-romantic wedding.

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Real Wedding at Rio Hondo with Andrea & Joe | Wedgewood Weddings

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Andrea & Joe's Romantic Wedding at Rio Hondo

Spring days in Southern California consist of lush greenery, gorgeous florals, and amazing weather, all of which made Andrea and Joe's wedding day at Rio Hondo by Wedgewood Weddings one to remember. The pair decided to plan their wedding from 3,000 miles away within a span of four months while...

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Colorado Weddings

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Colorado Weddings

Colorado offers an extremely high quality of life. The combination of appealing weather, scenic views, and the state's famous attitude to wellness attracts all types of people. It’s a very active state, not your typical bustle but rather high levels of outdoorsy back-to-nature activity. In most...

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12 Mouthwatering Late Night Snacks to Charm your Wedding Guests

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12 Late Night Wedding Snacks to Impress Your Guests

Looking to add a wow factor to your wedding day, and you have yet to figure out that perfect detail? Look no further than late-night wedding snacks! Everyone is always looking for a tasty snack after a good night's dance; why not charm your guests with an all-time favorite light meal. Food trucks...

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Karolyn and Chris Winter Wedding Day

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Karolyn & Chris: SoCal Winter Wedding

A warm Californian winter day is the perfect backdrop for a wedding at San Clemente Shore by Wedgewood Weddings, and that's precisely what Karolyn and Chris enjoyed. A classic palette of deep greens with more than a splash of reds. There was something exquisite and delightful about the romantic and...

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Lindsay Grove - Romantic Wedding Location in Mesa Arizona - Wedgewood Weddings

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A Local's Guide To Weddings in Arizona

I'm an Arizona native and love weddings, so I figured that putting two of my passions together would help other Arizonans better understand their Phoenix-area wedding options and necessities.

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Leveling Up in Life and Love - 10 Best Video Games for Couples

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Leveling Up in Life + Love - 10 Best Video Games for Couples

Are you, or your partner, a gamer? Do you love to sit back and watch Twitch? Or are you horrified by the idea of picking up a controller? Whether you're an avid video game fan or can't quite get the hang of walking forward while looking forward - we think gaming can be the perfect couples activity! 

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Trendy & Memorable Unity Ceremony Ideas For Your Wedding | Wedgewood Weddings

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Trendy & Memorable Unity Ceremony Ideas

For many years couples have lit candles, combined sands, walked in circles, or jumped over brooms to declare their love and devotion to their significant other.

Whether you choose a more minimal or decadent style for your wedding, a unity ceremony is a wonderful way to infuse some personality and ...

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

For many people, the bar at their wedding reception is critical. Today, we explain bar terminology and etiquette, while also providing ballpark facts so you can make informed decisions. Many couples allocate at least 20% of their total wedding budget to make sure guests and the wedding party have...

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Bachelorette Party Activities For The Bride Who Doesn't Like To Party Hard

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Bachelorette Party Activities For The Bride Who Doesn't Like To Party Hard

Your bachelorette party serves as the last big GNO ("girls night out") you get to have with your girls before officially settling down with your new hubby. Many brides like to take advantage of their last taste of “freedom” and go all out for their bachelorette experience... But what if the Vegas...

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10 Enchanting Forest Wedding Venues

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10 Enchanting Forest Wedding Venues

After the proposal, one of the most important things to consider is when and where the big day will take place. There are many factors to consider when deciding how to choose a wedding venue, including the venue's size, location, parking availability, bathroom options, and so much more!

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15 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Officiant

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15 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Officiant

Having the right person to officiate your wedding is one of the most important aspects of your wedding ceremony. This person sets the tone for the entire ceremony—after all, they're the one doing 90% of the talking! Use our guide to help you find an officiant that best suits your personality and...

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Wedding Day Superstitions

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Wedding Day Superstitions

There’s already a lot of pressure for your wedding day – to have wonderful weather, to looking amazing, to not fumbling the rings, etc. But who knew that there were actual superstitions behind these possible occurrences that could influence the success of your marriage? Not helping, right? If...

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Sierra + Brandon, Real Wedding Feature, Aliso Viejo, CA

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Three Cheers for Sierra + Brandon, Aliso Viejo, CA

When Sienna and Brandon were married at Aliso Viejo by Wedgewood Weddings this April, we knew the event would be newsworthy! Their inherent style and panache were always going to combine for a beautiful event. The simple yet exquisite décor chosen for the outdoor fireside ceremony and great hall...

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Less Is More: Simple Yet Special Ways to Propose

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Less Is More: Simple Yet Special Ways to Propose

Is it just us, or is there a lot of pressure on the proposal? With all the viral flash mobs, hot air balloon rides, and that guy who edited the ending of Sleeping Beauty for his next-level proposal, it often feels like extravagant is the only way to go. In truth, though, the vast majority of people...

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Best Wedding Dates for 2024

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Best Wedding Dates for 2024

When it comes to picking wedding dates, the sky's the limit. In picking your date though, you might find it fun to associate your special day with a holiday, occasion, or numerical date that is special to you and your sweetie. From lucky holidays like New Year's Day to special days like National...

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16 Fun Wedding Party Photo Ideas

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16 Fun Wedding Party Photo Ideas

You put a lot of effort into selecting the friends and family who join in your wedding party on your special day. These people will be part of your chosen family for the rest of your married life. It's only natural that you'll want to take photos with your crew, so don't forget to talk to your...

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Real Talk: Wedding Menu

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Real Talk: Wedding Menu

A big part of what makes wedding planning fun is finding ways to ensure your guests have an awesome time. When you think about your guests’ comfort and enjoyment, you're showing how much you care and appreciate the effort they made to come to your wedding. So, what are guests most likely to...

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Essential Wedding Planning Timeline

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Essential Wedding Planning Timeline

Congratulations are in order for the happy couple! Once you’re done celebrating and enjoying time with loved ones, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding planning timeline. You may have a couple of questions such as how long does it take to plan a wedding or what needs to be done to make...

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The Ultimate Wedding Shot List: A Photography Guide

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Ultimate Wedding Shot List: Photography Guide

You've put an incredible amount of work into planning your wedding. So, you obviously want to capture it in the best way possible. And while you trust your photographer, it's always smart to map out the pictures you especially want of your wedding. Creating a shot list and sharing a checklist of...

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100 Questions to Strengthen Your Relationship

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100 Questions to Strengthen Your Relationship

When we're in a long-term relationship, we often think we know everything about our 'better half' but there's always more to learn! Run through this list of 100 questions to get to know your partner even better. 

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Expert Advice: How To Live Stream Your Wedding

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Expert Advice: How To Live Stream Your Wedding

Whether you choose to get married in an exotic location or have loved ones who simply can't attend, there are many reasons why you may want to live stream your wedding celebration. Thanks to a variety of video-streaming apps and services, live-streaming is easier than ever, allowing you to share...

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Love Story: From Friendship to Commitment

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Love Story: From Friendship to Commitment

We enjoy telling love stories of our happily ever after couples. Engagements and weddings are a beautiful thing that we get to be a part of every day. Find out what sparked love within a beautiful friendship, and inspired Jody DiSimone to propose then say I do in Colorado!

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