The Lodge at Torrey Pines : Juli and Dave

I am all smiles posting these.  Juli and Dave know how to laugh and make everyone feel at ease.  These two brewers came up with some magical ways to celebrate their day and had an incredible team to help them.  They even brewed their own beer as a gift to their guests to take home.


xoxo Suzanne

Luxe Events : Designer 

Native Poppy : Florals

Audra Rene : Hair

Elizabeth Root : Make up

Tara and Jason : A family estate wedding Part 1

I love Donna Urban Events and I'm so thankful that she introduced me to her family friends - Tara and Jason.  It's been a great year getting to know them both, spending time on their ranch and hearing their story and what is important to them.  I loved the way Tara's voice would light up when she spoke about her little Godson or how she always managed to ask how I was doing with the IVF whenever we spoke.  Her generosity of spirit and love for life was mentioned again and again in the speeches.  You know that song, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, where he says, "I don't want to miss it when you hit that high"? That's what I thought of while watching Tara on the dance floor. It was amazing - like a concert - she let her hair down and let loose and was pure magic. The Wayne Foster band certainly matched Tara's vibration.  No one could take their eyes off of her pure joy abandon.

I love how Jason is always there for her.  He is like a rock.  He's someone who will stand by you.  So smart and kind.

xoxo Suzanne

Rentals: Classic Party Rental Mark Sedan

Photographer: SheWanders Photograhpy

Videographer: Braven Carver Films

Florist: French Buckets

Make Up: Sara Zeller

Catering: 24 Carrots

Band: Wayne Foster

String Quartet: Del Lago Trio

Sound Engineer: Audio Tek Sound

Cake: Sweet and Saucy Cortney

Photo Booth: Focus Photo Suites

Transportation: Cedars Parking 

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding : Laura and Andrew

Laura and Andrew decided against an extravagant guest list, and instead kept their wedding small and shared the day with only their closest friends and family. Laura dreamt up the most beautiful day and floated through it from start to finish. I felt so lucky to be able to share in their celebration and document this intimate day full of love. Laura's brother officiated which was so special. The harpist played throughout the whole evening and all of the decor was imprinted with hand drawn calligraphy. So many amazing details!



Julie and Kurt, Sarloos and Sons, Los Olivios wedding

I'm so excited to share this loving couples images with you.  Julie and Kurt are the most caring hosts.  Every detail of the day was intentional and meant to bring joy and love to their friends and family.  Luxe Events created an inspired event that reflected who Julie and Kurt are as people.  Their imaginative team of creatives took this sea glass color palette and made it their own.  Luxe Events, Brightly Designed, Isari Florals and Archive Rentals came together and made a gorgeous design that felt modern and timeless with a little bit of land and sea in wine country.  

Luxe Events :  Design and Coordination

Brightly Designed :  Paper Amazingness 

Isari Floral :  Floral Design

Archive Rentals :  Rentals

Estancia Garden wedding in La Jolla : Jenni and Matt

These two intellectuals love books, stories, and authors who love an overflowing garden.  I was stoked to be on their team.  I adored their quirkiness and the amount of inspiration they gave all of their vendors to create an event that was just for them.  Luxe Events did an amazing job with a purple, yellow and blue palette.  I don't know if I would have been brave enough to tackle that one but of course they made me fall head over heels for this design.  I really loved the detail in the paper work.  Brightly Designed can bring out so many joyous elements and layer them in a way that feels free and luxurious at the same time.  Isari has such a fun point of view.  I feel like Tam reinvents herself every season.  I loved the farm tables and cafe chairs from Adore Folklore mixed with colorful glasses from Archive and inspired objects.  Thanks friends for out doing yourselves.  Jenni and Matt deserved a one of a kind day.


Luxe Events

Brightly Designed

Isari Florals

Archive Events