The Hotel Del Coronado Wedding for Johanna & Drew

The hashtag for this wedding was #JohannaSaysIDrew how cute is that? I remember sitting across from Johanna and Drew during our first interview. They sat close together and always seemed to be holding hands or toughing shoulders. Their energy was so awesome and I couldn’t help but smile and imagine what the wedding day would be like. I had my fingers crossed that they thought I was a good fit - because they had me at hello. They both love photography and wanted to create something really special for their guests. Their was such a genuineness from our first conversation. This wedding has all the feels. It felt so good to be a part of it. Johanna hugged me in the getting ready room and I just knew it was going to be an epic day.

On top of all of that I got to collaborate with so many of my favorite people. Double yay. Cara from Luxe out did herself. She transformed the Hotel Del into this beautiful garden that echoed the charm that Johanna and Drew have.

Coordination & Design: Luxe Events
Photography: She Wanders Photography
Venue: Hotel Del Coronado
Florals: Isari Flower Studio
Videography: Quixotic Weddings
Rentals: Hire EleganceBBJ Linens, Chiavari Guys, & Farm Tables & More
Cake: CAKE
Invites & Paper Amazingness: Brightly Designed
Hair: : Audra Rene
Makeup: Elena T Beauty
DJ: Still Listening
Officiate: Bride’s Brother in law
Photo Booth: Magic Mirror

Can you feel it?

Hi my name is Rachel and I am a new intern for Shewanders! I am extremely excited to be able to write for the Shewanders blog and share my love of photography through written words.

It is common for me to feel a great wave of emotions while I look through photographs, but rarely do I cry. Looking through Drew and Johannas photographs moved me to tears as I don’t think I have ever felt so much love and connection through a photograph. Maybe weddings just make me emotional, but there is truly a incredible uniqueness to these people and their families that pulled hard on my heartstrings.

My initial instinct while looking through these photos was to try and understand the greatness of the connection seen throughout everyone at this wedding. As I scrolled through the thousands of photographs I was greeted by visual connections so strong I could physically feel them.

I hope these images evoke that same feeling of connection that I was able to feel so strongly through a screen.

xoxo Rachel

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

Karis and Blake : Hotel Del Coronado

"We we're together. I forget the rest." -Walt WhitmanKaris and Blake's extravagant Hotel Del wedding celebration was absolutely intoxicating. We fell in love with this couple and every single one of their guests. Thank you both for including us in your invigorating beach reception. We wish you two all of the best.

xoxo,

Suzanne

Venue: Hotel Del Coronado

Coordinator: JScot Reid

Designer/Coordinator: Luxe Events

Photography: SheWanders

Décor/Rental: Hire elegance

Florals: Blush botanicals

Rentals: Archive rental