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Papel Picado Inspired Invitations

I am so excited to share a beautiful invite for one of my brides.  Talk about stunning, Avie Designs knocked it out the park with their signature Papel Picado inspired invite suite.  I couldn’t think of a more perfect motif for a wedding in New Mexico!

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The bride, Kinleigh has great taste and a wonderful sense of color.  I just adore her choices. The combo of the cool turquoise, papaya and a chocolate accent just gives me the flutters!

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To save a little dinero, the guests were asked to RSVP online, so we were able to eliminate an additional envelope and postage.

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Get your buns over to Avie Designs!  They’ve got all sorts of lovely stationery in addition to wedding work and their style is just delightful!

 

 

 

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Real Wedding~ Melinda and Jim

Melinda and Jim’s nuptials took place at the beautiful Hacienda Doña Andrea on clear and warm day this Spring.  You may remember their inspiration board that I shared a while back.  Rustic charm with subtle hints of New Mexico tradition were woven throughout the day and culminated with a glowing evening of live musical performances and a rockin’ dance party!

Enjoy a few shots of the lovely details from the talented Jennifer Dudley.

Artichokes and Pomegranates created a textural floral display using wild flowers, succulents, blue thistle, calla lilies and a few orchids. I really liked the monochromatic and natural palette that echoed the dusky hills after a Santa Fe sunset.

Melinda and Jim incorporated a really special element to their ceremony.  Instead of doing a unity candle or sand ceremony they did something much more symbolic and meaningful.  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 eachother.  So sweet, no?

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 his banjo skills.  Now, you may immediately envision plucked honkey tonk, but Todd played the most beautiful 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.

I’m always a fan of keeping the kiddos entertained during dinner.  I found these adorable “Goodie” bags and Melinda stocked them with all sorts of distractions.  Needless to say, they were all happy campers!

It was indeed a beautiful night and as the sun set behind the Ortiz mountains, the bistro lights glowed upon the Papel Picado and the happy couple danced the night away under the New Mexico sky.

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Sneak Peek

Just wanted to give you a peek into the inspiration for this weekend’s wedding.  There will be beautiful shades of purple and silvery sage, lots of spring wildflowers provided by Artichokes and Pomegranates, and corazon Milagros, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Hacienda Dona Andrea.  The bride will be walking down to the aisle to John Lennon’s, Grow Old With Me played on banjo, which I think is going to sound so cool!

I’m also excited to have quintessential decor for a Santa Fe wedding like Papel Picado and of course the most adorable succulent place cards.  We’ve been planting our hearts out over here at the studio, and loving every minute!

 

 

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Weekend craft warriors ~ Ready, Set, Go!

You can even watch the magic happen before your eyes:

The Hitching Post with Jessie Abrams Baca | Papel Picado Luminarias from SantaFe.com on Vimeo.

The Hitching Post with Jessie Abrams Baca | Papel Picado Vase from SantaFe.com on Vimeo.

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