A san diego wedding for Angelica and darrel

Color! Hello friends look at all this color.  Angelica and Darrel have such a vibrant sense of style.  Maybe Angelica with her gorgeous red hair was just made to make an impression in the world.  
Personalizing your wedding day by tying in some things that you love is so wonderful. 
There’s love, magic, friends, personalized cat portraits, gorgeous crystals and a heck of a get a way car.
Enjoy thins charmer friends!
Xoxo suzanne

Venue: Bali Hai
Coordinater: Le’ Marie Events
Florist: Anette Gomez
Photographer: Shewanders
Video: Quixotic Weddings
Cake: Getting Caked
Hair: Debbie Ballow
Makeup: Brian Bond
Ceremony Music: Eliana Strings
DJ: DJ Daniel
Rentals: Concepts Event Design
Officiant: Jeffery Price


The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding for Sarah & Anson

Being a wedding photographer is such a cool way to live your life.  I feel so grateful to have gotten to know Sarah and Anson.  I wish I could insert the speeches from the rehearsal dinner here.  These two are ridiculously smart, fun, and kind -doctors, Harvard, soccer - the lists were long.  I love how their friends and family talk about them.  They are obviously loved and as the speeches can jokingly attest - a lot to live up to.  How wonderful can two people be?

Citrus is my jam and the creatives on this team are just so ridiculously talented.  They had a few "doctor" moments in the design.  I loved the jean jacket that Sarah's sister gave her - Dr.Snow., the illustration of the intertwined stethoscopes, and the cute doctor figurines on top of the cake.  Sarah's mom also made 1000 cranes for her that made a beautiful backdrop for the head table.  I think there is something for me to love in every image.  The citrus florals and the relatives from abroad wearing traditional kimonos gave us plenty to photograph.  The main attraction was of course Sarah and Anson.  They couldn't take their eyes off each other or attempt to hide how happy the other one made them feel.  That's my favorite way to spend the day - photographing people who must have done something right in their life - to have found someone that they can love and be loved in return.

Photography: Shewanders Photography
Location and Catering: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Event planning: Coastyle Events
Flowers: Flowers Anette Gomez
Videography: Quixotic Pictures
Stationery: Paperless Post
Calligraphy: The Bloomery Co.
Cake: Come On In Café
Donuts: VG Donut & Bakery
Ceremony Music: Caprice Strings
Cocktail Hour Music: David Adele
Rentals: Farm Tables and More
Rentals: Concepts Event Design
Hair: Audra Rene
Makeup: Elizabeth Root
Transportation: San Diego Charter Company

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