A San Diego event designer and her singer beau put a new spin on the classic beach bash with a castaway-style winter ceremony and personalized details featuring silhouettes, chinoiserie bears, and quotes from Dr. Seuss.

"Originally, our wedding date was 11/11/11, but we heard that a huge storm was coming, so a week before, we moved the date up one day," says Cortnie. "Most of the 145 guests were arriving then anyway. Luckily, we got all the vendors on board!" Cortnie decided to leave the original wedding date on their stationery, which was designed by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs. "It added a bit of humor!" she says. Photo: Jose Villa Photography

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