Detroit Wedding : Victoria and Travis

Hello friends,

As always I'm so thrilled to be sharing one of our weddings with you. You met Victoria and Travis with the Detroit Engagement blog post.  And just a couple days later I photographed their wedding.  It was so cool to meet their family and friends.  A few people came up to me and told me which of their engagement photos were their favorite and I loved the midwestern hospitality.  There were so many beautiful moments I don't even know where to start.  Victoria and Travis are both so loved by their friends and family that it was just moment after moment.  Since Detroit is so far north the sun stayed out while everyone was on the dance floor.  I wasn't expecting the golden hour to last so long.  My awesome local 2nd shooter Amanda Junae was so awesome to work with and sported a 7 month baby bump and is such a girl boss.  She was my hero that day.  I'm just sitting here smiling and trying to think of what to say but I'll just have to say it in images.  There aren't words for how Victoria lights up when she sees Travis or how hope and beauty floated around the room.  I love that these two found each other.

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.

Congratulations!!!

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!

xoxo

Suzanne

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