A Prado wedding inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement for Susan & Matt

Susan is kind and loving and multi faceted and a perfect fit for Matt. These two care so deeply about their community and making sure they are adding to it. I loved getting to know them and can’t wait to photograph their friends wedding next month. I had such a great time on our engagement session in the snow and every planning meeting we had. I learned about the Arts and Crafts movement and about Susan and Matt. I already miss hanging out and talking all things weddings. Take a look at this gorgeous day.

The rad team!!!

Coordination & Design: First Comes Love
Photography: She Wanders Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Prado at Balboa Park
Florals: Organic Elements
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsBBJ Linens, & La Tavola
Cupcakes: Sweet Cheeks
Paper Elements: The Brides Grandfather
Hair & Makeup: Lovestruck
Car: Rolls Livery

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

The Prado An old world wedding for Eulia & Jimmy

Eulia and Jimmy are such a fun couple. Although the day looked like a gorgeous old-world wedding it felt like the most fun ever. My cheeks hurt at the end of the night from smiling. Love looks like a whole lot of fun for these two. Make sure and check out the cocktail hour at the wishing well and the champagne tower. I loved this design.

Published In Exquisite Weddings

The team:

Coordination & Design: First Comes Love
Photography: She Wanders Photography
Ceremony: Balboa Park Patio A
Reception: Prado at Balboa Park
Florals: Organic Elements
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsBBJ Linens, & La Tavola
Cupcakes: Heavenly Cupcakes
Paper Elements: Whimsique
Hair & Makeup: Three Ways Beautiful
Photo Booth: The Foto Box