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Published! The Knot//December 18, 2014

Congratulations to Gillian and John.  They are being featured in this months Knot magazine.  Their wedding was such an amazing day.  Full of fun and joy.

The design team absolutely out did themselves and I was thrilled to capture it. all.  In case you missed it you can catch their wedding post here.

wahoo!

xoxo Suzanne

Venue: San Diego Botanic Gardens

Coordinator: Luxe Events

Flower Arrangements: Isari

Catering: Tender Greens

Rentals: Archive

Photography: SheWanders

Music: Ragged Jubilee

DJ Rentals: SGM Events

Lighting: Bright Ideas

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Zoey and Karim’s Wedding on Style Me Pretty!//May 21, 2012

Zoey and Karim are on Style Me Pretty!  Head on over and check them out.  We will be posting tons more next week. Happy Monday!

 

Wedding Photography: Suzanne + Mike of shewanders photography / Wedding Venue: The Groom’s Parents’ Home in La Jolla, California / Event Design + Planning: Sitting in a Tree / Floral Design: The Floral Lab / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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Exquisite Weddings Bridal Party Fashion Shoot//October 12, 2011

My friend Jenny from Luxe Special Events is guest blogging for us today.  She’ll be talking about a project we worked together on for Exquisite Weddings latest issue.  We created their first ever Bridal Party Fashion Shoot.   Mike and I had such an incredible day shooting with our fabulously talented friends.  We will definitely be showing you lots more from this shoot. Hope you love the pictures as much as we do. Hats off to Jessica at  Lovestruck Make Up and Ray Thomas for their hair and make up magic!!!
xoxo Suzanne

Jenny –

I was lucky enough to be asked to join a very talented group of ladies to create & style the Exquisite Weddings fashion shoot showcasing bridal party fashion.    Among the creative minds; Suzanne and Mike/She Wanders, Katherine Farley/Root 75, Courtney Scowby/Brightly Designed, Summer Watkins/Grey Likes, Kimberly and Jennifer/CAKE and Alyssa McNees/EW.

A recent trip to the east coast + a shared inspiration led us to our decided direction.

The Concept:  Irreverent Preppy

The Colors:  Traditional muted tones mixed with some bright happy colors.  The eclectic combination completely captured the irreverent preppy vibe.   The colors do not seem as though they would work in harmony, but somehow just do.

Peony, Saffron, Coral, French Blue, and Charcoal

The Inspiration:  totally inspired by the current trend towards stripes.   We take a California twist on the typical striped color scheme, choosing to showcase diagonal stripes to give them an edgier look.

The Locale:  A palatial estate oozing the charm of a sprawling Hampton’s ocean front property.   The perfect choice was Rancho La Jolla Estate.   A private LJ home with water views and elegant architectural moments.

The Story:  A wedding day through the eyes of the bridal party; the moments before, in between and after.

The Bridal Party:  A jet set Hampton’s crew used to living the good life.  Friends with daring style choices slightly off the beaten path but with nods to their preppy high- brow roots.

The Scenes:  The ladies getting ready in the bridal suite, the groomsmen blowing off steam on the tennis courts, the bridal party getting ready to walk the ceremony processional, the closest friends decorating the get-away car, and the bridal party at the tail end of the reception.


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1. I think the details of this photo shoot rise and set around the paper products that completely capture the theme, colors and mood in its entirety. The paper products coupled with the fabulous florals completely embrace the irreverent preppy vision.

2. In love with the kids in this shoot. Can I please put in an order for such cuteness?

3. The effervesence of the moment only She Wanders Photography can capture.

4. The way fabulous Phantom Rolls Royce from Rolls Livery.
xoxo Jenny

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WEDDING CHICKS FEATURE: BEEautiful Bridal Shower//June 22, 2011

We are delighted that The Wedding Chicks featured us for their readers! Fulfill your sweet tooth with this Beeautiful Bridal Shower inspired by milk and honey! I hope you head on over to The Wedding Chicks for a sweet treat!

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Design and Concept: Couture Events

Venue: Be Beauty

Photography: Suzanne Hansen & Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders

Flowers: Organic Elements

Hair: Foxi Lady Makeup and Hair

Makeup: Be Beauty

Paper Goods: Brightly Designed

Linens and Chairs: Concepts Event Design

Desserts: Sweet As Honey

Honey Dippers: Crate and Barrel

Plates & Glasses: Anthropologie

Bee Necklaces: Sophie and Chloe

Love Necklace & Earrings: Whitney Oliver Designs of Couture Boutique

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Forget Me Knot Weddings Feature : A Mod Love Shoot//June 10, 2011

I am so happy that Forget Me Knot Weddings featured us for their readers. I hope you head on over to Forget Me Knot Weddings and let us inspire you!

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Design and Concept: Jenny Minns of luxe special events

Photography: Suzanne Hansen & Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders

Flowers: organic elements

Hair and makeup: audra rene studio

Paper goods: brightly designed

Linens and Chairs: concepts event design

Dinnerware and Accents: luxe special events

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featured on The Loveliest Day : Salina and Jerry//March 22, 2011

It’s always so exciting to have one of our weddings featured.  Check us out today on The Loveliest Day.  Salina and Jerry are such a great couple.   I felt so honored to have the chance to get to know them, become friends, and photograph their amazing day.  xoxo suzanne

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Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Immaculata Parish
Reception Venue: Japanese Friendship Garden
Caterer: Indulge Contemporary Catering
Wedding Coordinator: Jen Likes
Florist: Art Quest Flowers
Stationary: Visual Chemist
Cake: Twiggs Bakery
Lighting: Kenneth Day Weddings
Bride’s Dress: Junko Yoshioka
Hair/Makeup: Ray Thomas
Bridesmaid + Flower Girl Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Master of Ceremonies: “The Real” Franco Finn

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Wedding Chicks Feature : A Valentines story//February 20, 2011

I heart valentines day, cut out hearts, the wedding chicks, and Mike Ofeldt. Head on over to the Wedding Chicks and check out this dreamy shoot. san diego photography, pin up, shewanders photographyConcept, Styling, Floral & Decor: Jennifer Nesovic www.jenlikes.com
Photography: Mike Ofedt www.shewanders.com
Paper Elements: Courtney Scowby www.brightlydesigned.com
Make Up : Audra Rene www.audrarene.com

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