Tracy and Scott have the most contagious smiles! I was so lucky to have such wonderful clients with which to work. When Tracy first called, she told me how her parents had honeymooned in Santa Fe years and years ago and that this small and enchanting city was destined to be the spot for her and Scott to tie the knot.
They were looking for something outdoors for the ceremony as they love to spend their time in nature, mountain biking and hiking. The Randal Davey Audubon Center was the perfect spot. They have a beautiful, rolling lawn nestled in the mountains and a historic home on the property. Mrs. Davey’s boudoir, pictured above, is a very special spot for a bride to get ready! How amazing are the walls that were painted by Randal Davey himself?!
Tracy wore the most adorable frock from BHLDN and with sparkly Manolos to match, oohhhieee!
Artichokes and Pomegranates designed a beautiful and colorful bouquet for Tracy to carry. It had Coral Charm peonies, Gloriosa Liles, Roses, Hypericum Berries, Dahlias and succulents. It really set the tone for a lighthearted and festive day!
I love a good “First Look” portrait session. Its a great way to calm any jitters and also allows the bride and groom to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests if they can get portraits taken care of before the ceremony.
Tracy’s daughter, Ruby was the perfect side kick! This was right after I had told them to carry their bouquets low on the hip during the processional and not to do the “Microphone”!
Paper flowers and colorful ribbons set the tone for the Mexican folk-art inspired design.
Tracy and Scott chose to do a “Quaker style” ceremony with many readings, songs and participation from their guests. I always say programs are a great idea when you want to recognize those involved and keep your guests in the loop.
The ceremony decor was colorful and quirky with paper flowers and garlands of billy balls.
A little nod to the Guad….more on that later!
The ceremony was so special and heartfelt; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
I absolutely LOVE this picture. What a truly special moment!
Guests were transported from the Audubon Center to Hotel St. Francis via open air trams. It was such a lovely warm night, perfect for a little downtown tour!
The mixologists at Hotel St. Francis know a thing or two about cocktails! We served guests the “Sweet Heat” a orange margarita, infused with Green Chile. Mui Caliente!
Guests enjoyed the sounds of Savor, specializing in the sounds of Cuban Street music. I loved how they contributed to the festive and casual atmosphere!
Escort cards doubled as favors. I had stuffed colorful paper bags with Biscochitos, a favorite New Mexican Cookie. Name tags and heart milagros were tied on the outside to guide guests to their tables.
The tables were a-blaze with color and texture. There were succulents in planters adorned with gilded lace, cactus terrariums, agate slices, gold mercury glass with floating blooms and billy balls in citron colored bud vases. I designed arrangements of Peonies, Freesia, Lilies, sweetheart roses and honeysuckle that happened to be blooming at the perfect time outside of my studio.
Their reception featured a beautiful meal from Tabla, amazing toasts with lots of bubbly and the most rockin’ dance party I had seen in a while!
Cheers Tracy and Scott!
Photography~ Vlad Photo / Programs, Place cards, Menus,~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Make-up~ Jess Evans / Bride’s Dress~ BHLDN/ Bride’s Shoes ~ Manolo Blahnik / Ceremony and Cocktail Music ~ Victor Alvarez of Savor / Ceremony Location~ Randal Davey Audubon Center / Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres~ Artichokes and Pomegranates / Ceremony Backdrop and Centerpiece Floral Design~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Open Air Tram Transportation ~ Custom Tours by Clarice / Reception Location~ Hotel St. Francis / DJ~ Absolute Entertainment DJ Services