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How to Pick a Site That’s Outta Sight: Southern California

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Invaluable tips on how to select a wedding location in Southern California. Your first big decision is to select a location that makes geographical sense to you, your family and the majority of your guests. Get more tips for choosing your Southern California wedding location from the HCTG experts.

Not Your Grandmother’s Wedding Cake

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All eyes are on the wedding cake. Will it be divine or a dud? If you've entrusted your dessert to one of Southern California's hottest confectionary wizards, you needn't worry. Your cake is sure to be not only a masterpiece of cutting-edge style but also the embodiment of gastronomic ecstasy. Meet the wedding cake wizards.

Hottest Cakes For Northern California Brides

Perfect EndingsYou want your celebration to convey something unique about you and your husband-to-be. Working closely with a cake maker to create your own wedding cake is one way to “express yourself” at your reception. The best dessert artists only do custom work, and it all begins with the consultation. Meet some of the best Northern California wedding cake makers.

P.S. We Love You: Destination Weddings Come to Palm Springs

Miramonte ResortPalm Springs is HOT and we're not talking about the temperature. The Palm Springs of the new millennium is young, chic, and a great place to party. Here are some of our own suggestions for local activities and “can’t miss” Palm Springs ceremony and reception locations.

The Other Wine Country: Livermore and the Tri-Valley

Wente VineyardsEstate wineries, golf courses, day spas, new hotels and historic downtown areas exert an unquestionable appeal in the Tri-Valley area. We're going to take you on a quick tour of some the Other Wine Country's best wedding and special event locations.

It’s in the Bag

The Elegant BagIn a time when most everything around us is mass-produced, it's a rare and wondrous thing to encounter a one-of-a-kind item, crafted lovingly by the human hand. Designer Shannon Presson's custom, handmade bridal bags...

They Lived Happily Ever After

They Lived Happily Ever AfterThe Big Day is just that—a big day. If you really want to nurture and sustain your marriage over the long term, developing solid relationship skills is the most important investment you can make. (We hear you groaning, but seriously) if you want to make sure your relationship is going to last, read more...

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