We love Suzanne&Mike

 There is never a dull moment here at Shewanders as an intern. Every day is different but just as important as the last and the next. We are never short of yummy treats, silly stories, and hard, hard work. This week was pretty unusual for us however.  It was Suzanne and Mike's wedding week!

 

Thank goodness for us interns... ribbon tying, streamer decorating, errand running, more ribbon tying, hot gluing, ribbon tying and some more ribbon tying lead to the perfect display of pinks, teals, yellows and greys for Suzanne and Mike's Balboa Park wedding! The week of events consisted of the interns meeting at the most gorgeous beach house in Ocean Beach(who could complain about that). There, we spent our hours with ribbon, and lots of it! We were so excited on the day of to be a part of the setting up process and to see all the small details we had worked on become a part of the whole picture. Flowers, check! Linens, Check! Ceremony space, check! and the list goes on and on. We were amazed!

 

We thought we were working hard until we saw all the vendors collaborate and turn the open space into a gorgeous, Suzanne themed party. Coordinator Jen directed us to set up tables, linens, mad libs, sweets table, etc. I personally helped Katherine from Root 75 place incredible flower arrangements on each table. The transformation of both the ceremony space and the reception location so perfectly represented Suzanne and Mike's bright,  fun-loving, and heartfelt lifestyle. The best part of the wedding, and we all agreed, was  how much love and emotion we all saw, felt, and experienced the entire week. No bridezilla over here! All week we were overwhelmed by calmness, laughter and as usual, gigantic hugs! If a bride on her wedding day is filled with so much love and joy, I think it is safe to say that her life will follow suit. Now, we want a baby!

 

With lots of love,

 

Bree and the Interns

 

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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

Guest Blogger : Organic Elements : A Lovely luncheon at the Prado

Today's Guest Blogger  :  Sharon Mintz of Organic Elements a.k.a Olivia's momRecently we were thrilled to decorate a fun little social gathering with some beloved friends and vendors. The room itself a the Prado was rich with dark woods so livening it up with color seemed like a natural fit. We went with a bright orange, bright pink, green and white them to match the venue's rich Spanish undertones while adding a contemporary twist. Enter Sabrina of La Dolce Idea, who started the transformation with tasty treats as well as lovely trays and napkins denoting each table's setting and array of gifts. We brought in some matching garden style florals, each floral had its own combination of flowers and vase wrap custom to the recipient's favorite flowers. CAKE designed a stunning little cake with gorgeous detail as well as fun little cupcakes for all the guests to take home. Courtney of Brightly Designed decked each vendor's creation with stunning paper products, from adorable cake flags to gift boxes as take home containers. Check out these amazing shots by She Wanders, each capturing a fine detail produced by an exquisite vendor.

Hugs,  Sharon

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