Published! The Knot

Congratulations to Gillian and John.  They are being featured in this months Knot magazine.  Their wedding was such an amazing day.  Full of fun and joy.The design team absolutely out did themselves and I was thrilled to capture it. all.  In case you missed it you can catch their wedding post here.

wahoo!

xoxo Suzanne

Venue: San Diego Botanic Gardens

Coordinator: Luxe Events

Flower Arrangements: Isari

Catering: Tender Greens

Rentals: Archive

Photography: SheWanders

Music: Ragged Jubilee

DJ Rentals: SGM Events

Lighting: Bright Ideas

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Exquisite Weddings Bridal Party Fashion Shoot

My friend Jenny from Luxe Special Events is guest blogging for us today.  She'll be talking about a project we worked together on for Exquisite Weddings latest issue.  We created their first ever Bridal Party Fashion Shoot.   Mike and I had such an incredible day shooting with our fabulously talented friends.  We will definitely be showing you lots more from this shoot. Hope you love the pictures as much as we do. Hats off to Jessica at  Lovestruck Make Up and Ray Thomas for their hair and make up magic!!!xoxo Suzanne

Jenny --

I was lucky enough to be asked to join a very talented group of ladies to create & style the Exquisite Weddings fashion shoot showcasing bridal party fashion.    Among the creative minds; Suzanne and Mike/She Wanders, Katherine Farley/Root 75, Courtney Scowby/Brightly Designed, Summer Watkins/Grey Likes, Kimberly and Jennifer/CAKE and Alyssa McNees/EW.

A recent trip to the east coast + a shared inspiration led us to our decided direction.

The Concept:  Irreverent Preppy

The Colors:  Traditional muted tones mixed with some bright happy colors.  The eclectic combination completely captured the irreverent preppy vibe.   The colors do not seem as though they would work in harmony, but somehow just do.

Peony, Saffron, Coral, French Blue, and Charcoal

The Inspiration:  totally inspired by the current trend towards stripes.   We take a California twist on the typical striped color scheme, choosing to showcase diagonal stripes to give them an edgier look.

The Locale:  A palatial estate oozing the charm of a sprawling Hampton’s ocean front property.   The perfect choice was Rancho La Jolla Estate.   A private LJ home with water views and elegant architectural moments.

The Story:  A wedding day through the eyes of the bridal party; the moments before, in between and after.

The Bridal Party:  A jet set Hampton’s crew used to living the good life.  Friends with daring style choices slightly off the beaten path but with nods to their preppy high- brow roots.

The Scenes:  The ladies getting ready in the bridal suite, the groomsmen blowing off steam on the tennis courts, the bridal party getting ready to walk the ceremony processional, the closest friends decorating the get-away car, and the bridal party at the tail end of the reception.

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1. I think the details of this photo shoot rise and set around the paper products that completely capture the theme, colors and mood in its entirety. The paper products coupled with the fabulous florals completely embrace the irreverent preppy vision.

2. In love with the kids in this shoot. Can I please put in an order for such cuteness?

3. The effervesence of the moment only She Wanders Photography can capture.

4. The way fabulous Phantom Rolls Royce from Rolls Livery. xoxo Jenny

WEDDING CHICKS FEATURE: BEEautiful Bridal Shower

We are delighted that The Wedding Chicks featured us for their readers! Fulfill your sweet tooth with this Beeautiful Bridal Shower inspired by milk and honey! I hope you head on over to The Wedding Chicks for a sweet treat!

Design and Concept: Couture Events

Venue: Be Beauty

Photography: Suzanne Hansen & Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders

Flowers: Organic Elements

Hair: Foxi Lady Makeup and Hair

Makeup: Be Beauty

Paper Goods: Brightly Designed

Linens and Chairs: Concepts Event Design

Desserts: Sweet As Honey

Honey Dippers: Crate and Barrel

Plates & Glasses: Anthropologie

Bee Necklaces: Sophie and Chloe

Love Necklace & Earrings: Whitney Oliver Designs of Couture Boutique

Forget Me Knot Weddings Feature : A Mod Love Shoot

I am so happy that Forget Me Knot Weddings featured us for their readers. I hope you head on over to Forget Me Knot Weddings and let us inspire you!

Design and Concept: Jenny Minns of luxe special events

Photography: Suzanne Hansen & Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders

Flowers: organic elements

Hair and makeup: audra rene studio

Paper goods: brightly designed

Linens and Chairs: concepts event design

Dinnerware and Accents: luxe special events

featured on The Loveliest Day : Salina and Jerry

It's always so exciting to have one of our weddings featured.  Check us out today on The Loveliest Day.  Salina and Jerry are such a great couple.   I felt so honored to have the chance to get to know them, become friends, and photograph their amazing day.  xoxo suzanne

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Immaculata Parish Reception Venue: Japanese Friendship Garden Caterer: Indulge Contemporary Catering Wedding Coordinator: Jen Likes Florist: Art Quest Flowers Stationary: Visual Chemist Cake: Twiggs Bakery Lighting: Kenneth Day Weddings Bride’s Dress: Junko Yoshioka Hair/Makeup: Ray Thomas Bridesmaid + Flower Girl Dresses: Priscilla of Boston Master of Ceremonies: “The Real” Franco Finn

the bride suite feature: photoshoot inspiration: natural beach beauty

pinch me, we are on the bride suite today.  Exquisite Weddings launched the Bride Suite earlier this year and I love the daily wedding fix.  I'm so jazzed to be featured today!  Our lovely shoot started over a cup of coffee and a budda bowl.  Paula and I were chatting about travel, color, and all things weddings.  Eventually we circled around to the California Coast.  Sometimes, the sweetest things are in your own backyard.  We hope you'll wander over to  the bride suite and check out our California tribute.xoxo suzanne

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grey likes weddings feature: a milk and cookies holiday

holy cow, we are on grey likes weddings. yipee. December is always hectic/wonderful. I wish I could stop time and enjoy the holidays more in between all the chaos. This year we decided on top of it all we should create a holiday shoot.  Everything came out so beautifully and I was thrilled to be the lucky photographer, Mike was jealous because he was swimming in print orders and couldn't come. I guess I owe him one =)  We had a great team on this one, so head on over to grey likes and let us know what you think!xoxo suzanne

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forget me knot weddings feature: a sitting in a tree kind of event: Picnic to Pub

Tori and Austin are a rad couple. So it makes sense that their bachelor/ette party would be beyond any expectations. I've been wanting to share this one forever! So cruise on over to forget me knot weddings and be inspired by what happens when two creatives throw a party. xoxo suzanneshewanders, Tori and Austin, Flower Power 70's Socialshewanders, Tori and Austin, Flower Power 70's Socialshewanders, Tori and Austin, Flower Power 70's Social design: Tori and Myka of Sitting in a Tree music: Austin Hendrix of Austin Hendrix Productions

Wedding Chicks Feature : Southern California Beach Wedding Ideas

Joycee and Amy, the lovely ladies from the Wedding Chicks have one heck of a wedding blog. We are so excited to be featured on their site today. Head on over and swoon over our gorgeous inspiration shoot. I had a blast working with Jordan and Taylor our real life couple. Jordan's dress is one of the most beautiful Monique Lhullier gowns ever, in the whole world. And Jordan and Taylor are infectious, I love being around them. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!If a gorgeous San Diego beach wedding sounds sweet to you, then here is the team that made it all happen!

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Rancho Las Lomas Wedding Photography, Style Me Pretty feature

It's such an honor to be featured on style me pretty's front page =) We are all really excited at the studio. Thanks so much to Tori and Myka and all of the Style Me Pretty ladies. Safoura and Michaels' wedding was so sweet and layered with different elements from both of their cultures. Congratulations Safoura and Mikey! Please check the post out and see all of the amazing vendors that made their wedding so beautiful.  xoxo suzanne shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty, modern invitationshewanders wedding photography, style me pretty, bouquet, green white bouquet, romanticshewanders wedding photography, style me pretty, the groom, succulentshewanders wedding photography, style me pretty, boutineersan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   rancho las lomssan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty, persian wedding  san diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   persian ceremony sitesan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   guestssan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   walking down the aislesan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,  persian wedding ceremony, photojournalismsan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   marry mesan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   fun wedding picturessan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   rancho las lomas, rusticsan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   rancho las lomas, detailssan diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   gorgeous view, rancho las lomassepia, san diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   san diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,   rad wedding photography, san diego wedding photography, shewanders wedding photography, style me pretty,

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