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Real Wedding ~ Lally & Doug

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 in a crisp autumn day.  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 ans 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.

 

Photography ~ Twin Lens Images / Cocktail Musicians ~ Mariachi Pourvenir  / Hair and Makeup ~ Jess Evans / Bridesmaids dresses ~ Johanna August / Calligraphy ~ Sherry Bishop  / Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals  / Venue + Catering ~ Las Campanas / Floral Design ~ Andrea Soorikian Design / Cake ~ Chocolate Maven / Band ~ Funkiphino /

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Sneak Peek ~ Tyler and Josh

The end of the year always means I finally get my hot little hands on some incredible images from the season’s weddings and boy-oh-boy am I excited to share it ALL!  I am just squealing with delight as I have so much to blog about.  But, one thing at a time.  I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek into Tyler and Josh’s reception set-up.  Marisa of Marisa Millefiori knocked it out of the park with some stellar floral pieces.  We called the grand arrangement for the escort cards (pictured below), “The Mothership”.  Specialty linens, chairs and glassware were provided by Classic Party Rentals.  It was so unbelievably beautiful, the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado chose to document it for their promotional materials.  Here are a few of their shots.

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AND…. that’s not all, behold the most bad-ass wedding video, courtesy of Small Town Moon production studios.  This covers Tyler and Josh’s welcome party at the Coyote Cantina, the ceremony at the Church of the Holy Faith and the reception at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.  This video has it all, including a sentimental sweetness with the shot of Tyler’s grand entrance to the church and Josh’s reaction–hands down the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!  And just when you think it’s come to a close: a rocking dance party with the talented Party Machine Band at the helm.  Conchita, the tequila shot-bearing donkey even showed up!  You’ll get goosebumps, maybe a tear, and of course, ear-to-ear smiles.  I think the video perfectly captures the amazing spirits of Tyler and Josh, two of the most fabulous people ever made!

JOSH + TYLER from Scott Hussion on Vimeo.

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Studio Tour

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I should first mention that I have a chair problem.  I LOVE chairs! Would you believe that there are 12 chairs in the studio?  These lime green beauties were a consignment store score; with a fresh coat of paint and an oil cloth re-upholster, they are a fabulous statement in my meeting area!

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I am also stoked on my pink (!) mini fridge.  The dinosaur magnets hold up a few of my favorite Save-the-Dates.

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More chairs….and my beautiful view of the quaint yard, framed by the acequia and an orchard.  Whenever I have been staring at the computer for too long, I can pop outside to be surrounded by nature and get some perspective.  Deer and little kittens have been known to stop by too.

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Here’s the craft corner where all sorts of projects go down.  And do note…this picture documents the first and last time it was only being used for one project.  Right now it is COVERED with a few of my favorite things… glitter, confetti and hot glue…creative chaos!

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Look, another chair!

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More on my cowboy obsession later…but I like to keep family photos by my desk while I work.  These are of my über-stylish grandparents.

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Here are a few more vintage scores that I use for weddings.  The candy dishes are actually antique glass bowls that I epoxied to brass candlesticks!  I always say, if it’s not bolted to the floor of the studio, we can use it for your wedding!

 

Photos courtesy of the lovely Ginger Russell

 

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Emmy Inspiration

Even though I didn’t watch the Emmys (I don’t have TV), I do love catching up on the fashion, like any red-blooded female!  When I opened up the New York times today, I saw this lovely spread of gorgeous ladies:

They are all hotties, but I was more intrigued by the beautiful palette of the photos.  I was so inspired, I decided to create a little party/wedding inspiration board for you!

Confetti Systems honeycombs, Natalia Brilli Necklace, Martha Stewart Sparkle Pom Poms and floral, Handmade hearts by Ashley Meaders/Photo by Our Labor of Love, Marc Jacobs styling, Sugar Paste Hearts by Signe Sugar, Feather Boutonniere

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I’m in the mood for…PINK!

I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s day, but as soon as February rounds the corner I go giddy for pink.  I’m not usually that into this oh-so-soft shade, but I can’t seem to get enough of it, my eyes are drawn to it, I crave it!  I’m a sucker for anything pink-give it to me!  I even HAD to buy a neon pink brassiere the other day! Why? Cause it’s pink….and neon.

So what am I doing for the ol’ V-day, you ask?  Well, the mister and I rarely make any big plans.  As I have been in the floral biz for the last 10 years, it is always a draining day.  The last thing I want to do it get dressed and sit awkwardly in a restaurant full of couples.  Not to mention, I am a total floral snob, where nary but a Peony will do.  As a joke one year, the mister surprised me with the biggest bouquet of Baby’s Breath and Carnations that you’ve ever seen. It was HUGE! Oddly enough, there was something kitschy and nostalgic about it, that now, I secretly hope for every Valentine’s day!

As an ode to the millions of pounds of sweets, gobs of flowers and bajillions of balloons that will be purchased this year, I’ve put together a sweet pile of my favorite treats.  Enjoy the eye candy and I hope your Valentine’s is just LOVE-ly!

Credits:Macarons, Marshmallows, Champagne, Mousse

Credits: Vases, Frieda, Baby’s Breath

Credits: Heart Balloons, Balloon Release, Pink Balloons

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A Desert DIY

So, are you having a rustic, yet elegant wedding in Santa Fe? One that echoes the landscape and muted earthy tones of this altitude? Do you need a super-easy and pretty affordable way to display your place cards?  Then, boo-ya, I’ve got you covered.  Check out this no-brainer DIY that I put together for Marja Custom Catering:

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First, you’ll need are some large, WIDE, bowls.  Really, any vessel will do as long as the open surface area is big!  For 80 cards I used 2) 24″ diameter bowls and 1) oblong 18″x 10 bowl. So fill these puppies up with sand and smooth out about 1 inch from the top edge of the bowl.  Then spread a thin layer of pretty polished gravel on top (available at craft stores).

Now time for the cards.  We calligraphied a piece of card stock that was 2″x 4″ on a vertical orientation. That way, when we stuck it into the sand, there wasn’t any writing covered.  Placement is the trickiest part because you want the card to be stuck into the sand at the perfect angle so people can read it as they are going to the reception.  Be sure look at it from their point of view to make sure it’s legible. Luckily, it’s really easy to start over if you mess up.

Now, the fun part.  Marja had these awesome zinc number stencils to designate the table number.  Set them artfully in front of your card grouping.  If you have more room, you can also use these 3-dimensional numbers. Then we placed a few gorgeous succulents to really hint at a desert landscape and bring a little greenery to the mix.

Here is a quick snap from the ceremony where we featured these lovely place card bowls.  A late-summer storm tiptoed along the horizon and created quite the backdrop for the vows…it literally started to downpour the minute they kissed and the service ended!  Talk about a grand exit!

A few more images from the reception…absolutely gorgeous florals designed by Andrea Soorikian.

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Streaming Now!

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I don’t know what it is, but lately beautiful bouquets with long, gorgeous, ribbon streamers have been on my radar.  It does feel a little throw-back, old-school, but if done right, I think it can completely pull together a look and bring a touch of charm to a bouquet.

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I love the extended length of ribbon on this bouquet by floral master Ariella Chezar, it adds so much drama to the bride’s silhouette.

Photo and Flowers by Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua

Oh, SAIPUA, you’ve done it again with perfect Wabi Sabi elegance.  These bouquets have just the right amount of delicate streamers for an effortlessly beautiful look.

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I’ve always loved this bouquet by Santa Fe’s very own, Marisa of A Passion Flower. The dark burgundy ribbon was ornate as ever with embroidered, gold threads and beads.

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These punchy palettes are brought to life with a festive array of ribbons. I just adore how they look over the gray bridesmaids dresses too.

Photo: Our Labor of Love, Bouquet: JL Designs

This look can even be done beautifully is a rustic fashion. Braided ribbons, made out of strips of fabric, hint at a casual playfulness!

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