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Real Wedding~ Katy and Ben

Katy and Ben booked Santa Fe as the site for their designation wedding sight unseen!  I was shocked at the level of trust and blind faith, but boy, did it work out.  When Katy said, we LOVE to travel and LOVE Spain and LOVE tapas, I knew exactly what we would do!  They entrusted me to put together a beautiful wedding at the Hacienda Corta Caro, a beautiful private home nestled in the Santa Fe foothills.

Pigment and Parchment set the tone beautifully with their whimsical and colorful invite suite and the print that followed suit for the rest of the wedding.

We enlisted the help of La Boca, a local Spanish tapas restaurant to create a menu circling around the main course of paella which was cooked in front of guests as they entered the dining space. Bountiful cheese boards with cured meats and marinated olives decorated the tables.

Melissa of Renegade Floral knocked the flowers out of the park, with lush textural looks that we set on ceramic tiles and colorful Shantung linens.  Colored glass goblets and terra cotta salt and pepper cellars from RUST Vintage, brought even more magic to the table!

In addition to a Red Chile-Cinnamon-Chocolate cake, guests were invited to roast their own gourmet s’mores to satisfy any sweet teeth.  The S’more Pit, outfitted fire pits and provided the most delectable ‘mallow flavors!

To compete our Spanish these, we capped the evening off with an incredible flamenco performance.  I have never seen so much passion conveyed in a dance performance like this one.  It truly captivated the heart of the wedding guests!

To see the complete vendor list and gallery of Katy and Ben’s wedding, click HERE.  Click to view the wedding featured on Rocky Mountain Bride and Borrowed & Blue.

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Katy & Ben

Photographer~ Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography | Venue~ Hacienda Corta Caro | Invites, Print & Calligraphy~ Pigment and Parchment | Florist~ Renegade Floral | Caterer & Cake ~ La Boca | Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals | Vintage Rentals (S&P cellars, Water goblets) RUST Vintage | S’mores~ The S’more Pit | Event Design~ Jessie Baca Weddings & Events ~ Featured on Borrowed & Blue and Rocky Mountain Bride

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Jenny & Matt

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Jenny and Matt’s wedding took place at Los Pobalnos a  Historic Inn and Organic Farm.  Nestled in the New Mexican river valley, this property boasts “Territorial Revival” architecture designed by John Gaw Meem, ponds filled with water lilies, roaming wild peacocks, bocce ball courts and surrounding lavender fields.  It is truly a spectacular venue!

Jenny wanted to create a “French Vintage” feel for the wedding, so we chose a soft palette of blush, pale peach and dove grey, accented with a dark navy blue.  Pennysmith’s paper designed a beautiful print suite with decorative vintage motifs reminiscent of early 1900’s Paris.  To bring this motif to the tabletops, sourced decorative shabby chic candelabras and our florist, Amy created lush floral arrangements, spilling with peonies, local garden roses and trailing vines.  The gilded deco chargers from Classic Party Rentals tied the French vintage theme together and brought a touch of sparkle to the table.  During cocktail hour, guests were entertained with sounds from Le Chat Lunatique, a  French Jazz Band while they sipped on champagne and Lillet cocktails infused with French Lavender simple syrup.  The petite Chantilly cake was topped with a vintage bride and groom passed down from Matt’s mother.

From the bride…
One of the best moments of the day was when our wonderful photographer and wedding planner pulled us together for the first look.  I was such a bundle of nerves the whole day, but as soon as I saw Matt, everything fell into place and made sense again.  Until that moment, I hadn’t appreciated everything around me.  Once I really looked around, I was struck by how truly beautiful the day was!

Our gorgeous venue, which was built in the 1920s, is surrounded by fields of lavender and is totally unlike anywhere else in New Mexico.  Since it reminded us of the French countryside and we really wanted to highlight its romance and uniqueness, we went for all things French vintage starting with spectacular deco plate chargers and building from there.   Luckily, I had an amazing wedding planner who really took the idea and ran with it – from invitations to flowers, place settings to cocktails, and our fabulous Gypsy Jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique – everything was perfectly 1920s France.  But it wasn’t until I stood at the end of the aisle and really saw the full effect of our ideas that I realized how lovely it would all be.

Amy Balsters and her amazing floral design blew me away and I was swooning at the overflowing pale pink peonies and greens filling the space.  When we finally got to see our tables complete with the those fantastic chargers and richly gorgeous centerpieces, I was in tears.  It could not have matched my vision more perfectly or turned out so spectacularly.  After a couple of Lillet and champagne cocktails, my nerves were a distant memory, and we had the time of our lives.  I wish we could get married over again just to re-experience the extraordinary beauty and love of that day.

 

Photography ~ Stacey Adams / Ceremony and Reception venue ~ Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Farm / Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony and Reception Music ~ Le Chat Lunatique / Inviations and Paper goods ~ Pennysmiths /Floral Design ~ Amy Balsters 

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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.

To view the full gallery of images, click HERE

 

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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!

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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Real Wedding ~ Hanna and Reece

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Hanna and Reece celebrated their nuptials on a crisp spring day in April at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.  I just absolutely adore the color palette Hannah chose of cobalt blues, dusty shale and a touch of lavender.  We had such a blast designing a classy and elegant celebration!

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Andrea Soorikian Designs provided lush hand-tied bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids.  I just love how they look with those beautiful J.Crew gowns.  Hanna also had the most beautiful cameo pin from her grandmother that was attached to her bouquet as a keepsake for the ceremony.

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We worked with Little Bird Creative to create a custom invitation suite inspired by Ikat patterns with punches of cobalt.  We were able to save a little mula by only having the main invitation letterpressed and the rest of the suite flat-printed.  I think it looks absolutely beautiful, don’t you?

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Hanna and Reece love to concoct fabulous cocktails together when they host dinner parties and serve unique creations.  Recently, Hanna tried her hand at a handmade passion fruit sorbet.  We challenged the Four Seasons to serve a creative cocktail inspired by this.  During our tasting, we sipped on an unique champagne cocktail where they infused a passion fruit sorbet with spicy chiles and then served it in a tall glass of local bubbly.  I must say the result was fantastic; a little sweet with a little heat and they looked adorable with the cobalt stripey straws.

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The reception was elegant and joyous with traditional touches.  I love the simple beauty of this cake by Maggie Faralla.  The spring blooms were the perfect accent to the clean lines of the fondant.  My favorite tradition was the reception attire. Hanna swapped out her ivory sash for a black one and Reece changed into an ivory dinner jacket.  They looked so snazzy!

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To continue their appreciation for good sips, Hanna and Reece hosted a Scotch and Bourbon Bar after dinner.  They also offered their guests petit jars packaged with a few of their favorite beverages.  There was a beautiful French Earl Grey Tea, African Coffee Beans and a red chile infused drinking chocolate mix from local chocolate house, Kakawa.  Yum!

To see the full gallery of images from Hanna and Reece’s wedding, click HERE
Photos: Articulate Photo

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