Melinda and Jim’s monochromatic and natural palette echoed the dusky hills after a Santa Fe sunset.  Thoughtful touches were incorporated throughout the entire day.  They each wrote each other love letters and during the ceremony, sealed them in a box with a fabulous bottle of wine.  On their one-year anniversary, they will open the box, drink the bottle of wine and read the love letters to each other.   We also had a great musical twist on typical ceremony music.  Todd Lovato, of the local Santa Fe Band, Todd and the Fox,  graced us with banjo renditions of Vivaldi’s “Spring”  and “Grow Old with Me” by John Lennon.  I love when you hear a familiar song but on an instrument that is a-typical and out of context. Guests enjoyed lavender champagne cocktails and their potted succulent cards doubled as adorable take-home favors.

 

Photography~ Jennifer Duncan / Venue~ Hacienda Dona Andrea Cerrillos, NM / Ceremony Musician~ Todd Eric Lovato / Catering~ Walter Burke Catering/ Floral Design~ Artichokes and Pomegranates