This wedding was a delight to plan as Hanna and Reece worked diligently to have many personal touches throughout the day. My favorite parts: beautiful stationery by Little Bird Creative, a custom floral arbor for the ceremony by Andrea Soorikian Designs, Party Shades for everyone, a vintage Benz, champagne cocktails with red chile-infused passion fruit sorbet, a lemon mousse dessert from Hanna’s grandmother’s recipe, the groom’ dinner jacket switcheroo for the reception, a Scotch and Whisky bar apres dinner, beautiful favors of the bride and groom’s favorite sips: East African Coffee, French Earl Grey tea and Red Chile infused drinking chocolate.
Photography~ Articulate Photo / Invitations, Programs, Place cards, Menus,~ Little Bird Creative / Make-up~ Monica Stark / Bride’s Dress~ Vera Wang / Bridesmaid’s dresses~ J.Crew / Ceremony and Reception Location~ Four Seasons Rancho Encantado / Rentals~ Classic Party Rentals / Vintage Mercedes~ Santa Fe Classic Limo / Floral Design~ Andrea Soorikian Design / Lighting Design~ Quick Beam / Cake ~ Maggie’s Cakes
Believe it or not it was pouring rain ALL day. We lucked out and by the time guests arrived, the clouds parted and gave us the most beautiful poolside ceremony. The cactus was Reid’s idea and our florist, Andrea Soorikian made his vision come to life…out of succulents! Dinner took place among the glow of hundreds of candles; it was breathtaking! Reid’s mother commissioned me to paint portraits of Reid and Erin in my funky “gouache on Kraft paper” style. All of the tables were named after old Westerns. Reid’s father has been collecting vintage movie posters and we were able to raid his extensive collection. One of my favorite details was the cake topper that Erin found on eBay- vintage salt and pepper shakers!
Photography~ Twin Lens / Save the Dates, Invitations, Programs, Place cards and Menus,~ Urbanic Paper Boutique / Make-up~ Monica Stark / Hair~ Debi Bragg / Bride’s Dress~ Melissa Sweet / Ceremony Location~ Private Home / Ceremony Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals / Ceremony/Cocktail Catering~ Marja Custom Catering / Floral Design~ Andrea Soorikian Design / Reception Location~ Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, NM/ Lighting Design~ Quick Beam / Cake topper~ Vintage, Ebay / Carrot Cake~ Vinaigrette