"Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life." -Elsa Pataky
What's better than maternity photos? Such hope and joy come before a magical new life is brought into the world. I'm so so happy for these two.
I've got so much love for these two. Laura and Jake are the kind of people that you can tell from 200 feet away that they belong at the beach having a good time. Their wedding is coming up later this month and I have a big smile on my face. Although they only had a few months to plan it's going to be amazing. Alison Howard is on the case!
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Marti and Jason had an intimate wedding at the Hotel Del on the Garden Terrace. I felt really honored to meet them both and be a part of them uniting their families. Marti and her daughters were so sweet together I really enjoyed their laughter and easiness with each other. I love garden weddings and who wouldn't want to be a guest at this one. Their 22 guests were spoiled with a beautiful evening as the sunset and the sky turned electric blue. Marti and Annette Gomez are friends. What a lucky person to be friends with. When I first walked up to the table I was certain that I was at a magazine shoot for Exquisite Weddings and not an actual wedding. Annette really out did herself. I can see why Marti is such a beautiful person, I'd want to shower her in flowers too. Congratulations to Marti and Jason and their sweet kids. All the best, Suzanne Hotel Del Flowers by Annette Gomez Michelle CoulonVenue: Hotel Del Coronado
Florist: Annette Gomez
Catering: Hotel Del Coronado
It has been such a fun year getting to know Kelly and Matt. We had an amazing engagement session in the mountains where we were all happy to find a snow storm. It was one of those rare days where you drive an hour outside of San Diego and find yourself in piles and piles of snow. We hung out at a cute diner and got to know each other over warm cocktails.I had a great time at the rehearsal dinner and was touched by how loved they were by all their friends and family. I really got a sense of how proud everyone was of who Matt and Kelly are as people.
Kelly got ready at their home in Coronado and Matt got ready down the street at a friends house. Their wedding day was like a tour of the island. The ceremony was held at St. Paul's Methodist Church and then we headed over to Spreckles park for some portraits. The bridal party opened some champagne and let loose and started to celebrate. Soon we were at the reception and hearing Matt and Kelly's friends give the toast. I, of course cried, especially at Kelly's maid of honor speech. The love in the room was palpable.
Kelly's aunt created all the florals for an event. It's always nice to have a professional florist in the family to make something special for your wedding day. Brightly Designed created some dreamy paper products with silver foil that I just loved. Amanda McPhail from Creative Occasions made sure it was all smooth sailing. Austin Hendrix gave the guests good reason to let loose on the dance floor. I love working with a great team.
After the formalities it was all smiles on the dance floor. What a great way to spend their first day as husband and wife.
Congratulations Kelly and Matt. Thanks for the fun year together!! xoxo Suzanne
Coordinator: Creative Affairs
Invitations: Brightly Designed
Venue: Coronado Marriot