Real Wedding ~ Lally & Doug
Lally and Doug were married on a crisp autumn day on October. The most amazing thing about this wedding was the amount of love that poured out of everyone’s hearts. The couple and their families have such a close bond and it was highlighted for such a special occasion. Many of Lally and Doug’s close friends flew in from all over the country to celebrate with them and it was very clear that the friendships are held near and dear to their hearts. It was a beautiful thing to witness such a profound and genuine love. Twin Lens Photography did an impeccable job of capturing this love and highlighting the perfect moments between the bride and groom and documenting an incredible day!
To honor a tradition of the past, Lally wore the wedding dress that not only her mother wore, but her grandmother wore as well. It fit perfectly and looked incredible on the third generation bride!
The bridesmaids were in beautiful, flowy Joanne August dresses in a dark teal color. This was accented perfectly by the coral junior bridesmaids dresses for a nod to the vibrant Santa Fe color palette.
Lally and her father had a grand entrance to the ceremony via horse and carriage. This was kept as a surprise from Doug as he awaited at the altar. The ceremony took place in a large open field with a stunning backdrop of the sweeping Sangre de Cristo mountain range, dotted with golden trees.
Andrea Soorikian Design built a custom wood arbor for Lally and Doug to stand beneath as they said their vows. The poles were adorned with gauzy fabric drapes and blooms in soft blush, peach and dusty green. The ceremony was filled with beautiful readings and songs performed by family members. The guests were led to the cocktail hour by a mariachi band where they sipped margaritas and enjoyed ceviche shooters and mini tuna tartare tacos.
The reception was held is a beautiful tent adorned with chandeliers and tables with richly colored centerpieces. Amber candles, dried Choya cactus, air plants and succulents accented the hot pink dahlias, orange roses, coral Gloriosa lilies and antique hydrangea.
Guests dined on a deconstructed salad with pears, goat cheese, dried cranberries and a balsamic drizzle accompanied by a gazpacho shooter. The entree nodded to Santa Fe fare with a local poblano stuffed with calabacitas (a local New Mexican of squash and zucchini) and braised short ribs on top of a green chile polenta.
The dessert also had a little Santa Fe spice! Mayan Chocolate Cake was mixed with a hint of red chile for an added kick! It was draped with a cascade of beautiful flowers.
After dinner and a series of heartfelt toasts guests enjoyed the most epic dance party. Funkiphino, a 13 piece band based out of Denver put on an unforgettable show! The dance floor was packed until 2 am! A late night taco bar was set up to keep guests fueled and even had mini churros with a dulce du leche dipping sauce.
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