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This charming real wedding, brought to us by Juliette Fagerwold of Simply Elegant Weddings is quintessentially SoCal, from the beach front ceremony to the laid-back vibe! Here’s Juliette to tell us more:

Some would call it fate, when Christina met Troy while traveling in Argentina. Both are from the States, both were traveling after completing their undergraduate degrees. So in a rowdy bar filled with south American locals, when her group of friends heard his group of friends speaking in English, they immediately clicked.

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They hung out a few more times with their friends that week, but when it was time to leave, they decided that their lives would be better off together. The brand new couple became instant travel buddies and continued to backpack around strange South American cities together. The bond was formed. Over the next few years, they continued to date across the country while Troy came back to San Diego to work, and Christina went back to Florida to finish law school, supporting each other’s dreams the entire time.

The fact that they are still together after all of that plus a total of now 7 years of dating, is proof that their love is a special one! It’s pretty much destiny by it’s definition. And yet my favorite quote from their wedding ceremony is still stuck in my head. “Some would say that fate had a hand in these two falling in love. But isn’t it more romantic to believe that fate had nothing to do with it at all! Isn’t it more romantic to say, fate did not choose you for me; but rather I chose you! And you choose me!” With 85 of their closest friends and family gathered around them overlooking the Pacific Ocean, They chose each other!

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you Juliette for sharing! For more information about Simply Elegant Weddings, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

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Planning and Design: Simply Elegant Weddings
Photography: Lillywhite Photography
Rentals: Farm Tables and More
Venue: Martin Johnson House
Florist: San Diego Floral Design
Catering: Buckboard Catering
Bar: The Traveling Tavern
Hair and Make Up Team: Making Faces by Janice
90s Cover Band: 90s210