Inspiration La Valencia

Sometimes our lives are like a lovely little dream.  I adore La Valencia and wanted to tell a story here.  Mike and I asked our friends at Before I Do Events to make some magic with us.  We were also so happy to work again with the paper artist Karina Puente.  She crafts the most beautiful handmade pieces and she created the backdrop for the day.  We met so many new friends this day and ended the evening celebrating with cocktails and maybe a little karaoke.  What started as a very rainy day ended up being sheer perfection and on the cover of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.  xoxo Suzanne and Mike 

Our collaborators.  Before I Do : La Valencia : Ashley Elizabeth Florals : Elle Bridal Boutique : Curl and Revel : Make me up Summer : Karina Puente : Farm Tables and More

Midnight Glam

We had the opportunity to partner with Luxe Events and shoot a rad editorial at the New Children's Museum a few months ago. You can also check it out on Luxe Event's Blog and Grey Likes Weddings Blog. Have a glamorous weekend.xoxo,

Suzanne

Coordination: Luxe Events

Venue: New Children's Museum

Photography: SheWanders

Flowers: Root 75

Catering: Continental Catering

Make up: Elena T Beauty

Paper: Brightly Designed

Table Rental: Hostess Haven

Linen: La Tavola

Furniture Rental: Hire-Elegance

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.

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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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The Best:

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