The Underground Elephant: A Wedding for Jen & Tyler

Downtown San Diego is so rad. I love Jen and Tyler’s vibe and I was looking forward to this wedding all year.

It's so hard not to become completely obsessed with how cool our clients are.  Especially when you get to see them surrounded by people they love and watched them dance the night away.  I don't even know where to start.  I definitely have to tell you that Jen had a piñata of Tyler.  If anyone wants to make my dreams come true send me a piñata of Mike.  =) . 

What you don't see in these images is that there was a death metal concert a few feet away from the ceremony reception space.  It was a surprise to all of us and unsettlingly loud.  What you do see in these images is the amount of grace that Jen and Tyler had in dealing with all of this.  Imagine it's your perfect beautiful day and someone turns up hundreds of speakers as loud as it goes.  The only reason I mention this is that Jen and Tyler wanted this day to be amazing for them and everyone more than holding on to the idea that it had to be perfect.  I think most people would have been stressed and in tears - but not this crew.  And not their super talented vendors.  We all had the times of our lives and felt honored to be among Jen and Tyler's crew.  Big picture the day is perfect and being loved and loving back was louder than all the craziness just a couple of steps away.

When I think about making the most of things I think about Jen having a piñata of Tyler and their huge commitment to making it a beautiful day for everyone.

Venue: Underground Elephant
Planner: Luxe Events
Photographer: SheWanders
Hair + Makeup: Kissed by AML
Rentals: The Chiavari Guys, Wild Thymes
Florist: The Lavender Rose
Videographer: Black Shutter
Caterer: Wild Thymes
Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail
Music: DJ Hersh
Pie: Pop Pie Co
Officiate: Pam Washburn
After Party: Half Door Brewing

A Callaway Vineyard Wedding for Natalie & Chris

Natalie and Chris were married at Callaway Vineyard. I am so in love with the circle arch ceremony. I love love this wedding. Mike really captured the joy of these two. Also how amazing is Natalie’s train. Mike came home with the biggest smile on his face Saturday night. Natalie and Chris had such an easy going vibe to them and they were able to get so many photographs that just flowed easily through out the day. Can it be summer again? Can every wedding have a sweet Kate Spade theme?

An Interview with San Diego Florist Peggi Walker

I really love featuring local wedding vendors. I have been in the industry for years and I get to meet and work with the coolest vendors. It's so nice to be able to pass them on. Peggi is a good friend of mine and such a joy to work with. Check out her work and hear what she has to say. hugs suzanne san diego wedding photographysan diego wedding photography, indian weddingsan diego wedding photography, indian wedding, wedding floralssan diego wedding photography, indian wedding, wedding florals, ceremony sites, san diego wedding photography, indian wedding, wedding florals, ceremony sites, ghandisan diego wedding photography, indian wedding, wedding florals, reception sites, ghandi, rancho bernardo inn, metro floral, peggi walker, wedding flowersHere is an interview with Peggi Walker... Describe yourself in five words. I am compassionate, loving, free spirited, open hearted with a sense of humorDescribe your craft in five words. Creative, colorful, energizing, fulfilling, & satisfying

Complete the sentence: I cannot live without… LOVE

Where would you love to live and why? San Diego!!  America’s Finest City!  …Maybe Costa Rica later…… or Big Sur……or Paris…… to experience life from a different perspective

What inspires your style? Love

Complete the sentence: What the world needs now… is LOVE sweet LOVE

What is one of your favorite words? Forgiveness

What are you proud of yourself for? Why? I am not afraid to face myself & make adjustments to habits, etc. that need attention in order to better my life & the lives of those I touch

What is something you would love to accomplish? I would love to develop a beautiful property on which weddings and all ceremonies could take place - along with retreats for personal & spiritual growth, healing & connection

What drew you to floral design more than 30 years ago? The beauty  and act of devotion required to make them present well

Do you have a favorite flower or plant that you love to work with? I do love green cymbidium orchids (right now……) but I love it all!

What is your favorite aspect of working in floral design? Having the freedom to create beauty

What is the best advice you could give a client in regards to floral design and aesthetic for their special day? Choose me!!