Published : Coronado Destination Wedding for Candy and Sam

Love these two and they are on the Knot today.  You can read all about Candy and Sam's story on the Knot today.  I'll give you a hint it all started with a little office romance.  Love was in the air.  I'm so so grateful I had a chance to know these two beautiful people.  Spending the day with them made me feel so grateful to be in their presence.  










Julie and Kurt, Sarloos and Sons, Los Olivios wedding

I'm so excited to share this loving couples images with you.  Julie and Kurt are the most caring hosts.  Every detail of the day was intentional and meant to bring joy and love to their friends and family.  Luxe Events created an inspired event that reflected who Julie and Kurt are as people.  Their imaginative team of creatives took this sea glass color palette and made it their own.  Luxe Events, Brightly Designed, Isari Florals and Archive Rentals came together and made a gorgeous design that felt modern and timeless with a little bit of land and sea in wine country.  

Luxe Events :  Design and Coordination

Brightly Designed :  Paper Amazingness 

Isari Floral :  Floral Design

Archive Rentals :  Rentals

Estancia Garden wedding in La Jolla : Jenni and Matt

These two intellectuals love books, stories, and authors who love an overflowing garden.  I was stoked to be on their team.  I adored their quirkiness and the amount of inspiration they gave all of their vendors to create an event that was just for them.  Luxe Events did an amazing job with a purple, yellow and blue palette.  I don't know if I would have been brave enough to tackle that one but of course they made me fall head over heels for this design.  I really loved the detail in the paper work.  Brightly Designed can bring out so many joyous elements and layer them in a way that feels free and luxurious at the same time.  Isari has such a fun point of view.  I feel like Tam reinvents herself every season.  I loved the farm tables and cafe chairs from Adore Folklore mixed with colorful glasses from Archive and inspired objects.  Thanks friends for out doing yourselves.  Jenni and Matt deserved a one of a kind day.


Luxe Events

Brightly Designed

Isari Florals

Archive Events


Chelsea and Alex : A Mount Woodson Wedding

“I think we ought to live happily ever after.” ― Diana Wynne Jones

Congratulations Chelsea and Alex.  It's been a wild ride.  I'm so grateful for the two of you.  

I met Chelsea at a wedding.  She was Christine Ahn and Michael's coordinator at San Diego Museum of Art.  I was bowled over.  She is such a pro and her commitment intrigued me.  I knew this was a girl I wanted to spend time with.  Over the years I followed her career and loved staying in touch.  I was thrilled with her boyfriend Alex reached out to me when he was ready to propose.  I'll never forget Alex proposing and the way Chelsea just nodded her head up and down with tears in her eyes while holding her breath.  All day long I thought of this moment when their wedding journey started.  It's humbling.  I am in awe of these two and wildy happy for them.

xoxo Suzanne

Coordinator: Lavish Wed

Hotel: Hilton Doubletree Golf Resort

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mt. Woodson Castle 

Caterer/Bar Service/Rentals/Linens: Personal Touch Dining

Florist: Grand Floral

Cake: Michele Coulon

DJ: Party People San Diego

Makeup: Makeup By Olivia

Hair: SoCal Hair & Makeup

Photographer: SheWanders Photography

Jen and John | Three Days of Love

What an epic adventure celebrating Jen and John's three-day celebration in Newport, RI. It was a destination wedding for everyone involved, kicking-off with a good ol' fashioned clam bake rehearsal dinner, followed by the wedding day and then brunch on the seas in a beautiful sailboat. They are so loved by their family and friends and it's easy to see why. I love these two and wish I could go back in time to re-live every moment!


Bayley and Craig's Rehearsal Dinner

Oh Bayley and Craig!  These two warm my heart. I love their love story.  They both live in Oklahoma but wanted to get married at one of their favorite places, Hotel Del Coronado. Champagne and Whiskey always come to mind when I think of these two.  It was no surprise that their friends and family were as full of life as they are.  It was just so perfect to share their wedding weekend with them.

xoxo Suzanne

Kenzie and Colin's Rehearsal Dinner

I love meeting my friends at Herringbone for amazing cocktails. Naturally, I was so excited when Kenzie mentioned it was their rehearsal dinner location and also the spot where Colin had proposed a few months back.  How special is that?!  I was really excited to get to know Kenzie and Colin's family - they were so friendly and kind to me. The speeches were incredibly heartfelt and I loved the challenge of shooting in a happening restaurant.  This definitely set the tone for an epic three-day event.

xoxo Suzanne


Erin and Trevor's Rehearsal Dinner

Oh what a night!  I'm so happy for Erin and Trevor.  They've been living in New York City for the last few years and were so thrilled to come home to Coronado and share their wedding weekend with family and friends.  

I loved meeting everyone before the big day and getting to know the most important people in their lives. 

Hotel Marisol is such a great space and a natural fit for their rehearsal!

xoxo Suzanne