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Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Holy molars!  I am so excited to announce that our Earthy Modern Vow Renewal photo shoot was featured on Green Wedding Shoes!  I was honored for the opportunity to create a photo shoot that would take place at Ghost Ranch, the historic site where Georgia O’Keefe resided and found freedom to paint what she saw and felt.

Here is a little behind the scenes of the process:

I too was inspired by the magic of the air, the light, the dirt.  There is a spirituality that you feel when you step onto the property.  I chose an earthy palette of muted tones inspired by the striated rock formations found on the property.  Quartz and pink slat crystals brought texture to the shoot and circular motifs would be woven through all of the design elements.  I played with wood, earthenware ceramics and raw linens, wool fibers and leather.

I worked with Alan of SIWA Prints to create a silk screen invitation inspired from a watercolor I did.  I love the colors and the primal shapes and natural elements.

I love to show the initial inspiration sketches and the final image.  It is always surprising to me how true the final shoot is to the sketch!

Since the concept behind the shoot was a vow renewal, I wanted to focus on an alternative dessert other than a typical wedding cake.  I worked with Kakawa Chocolate House to provide incredible handmade chocolates and cocoa drinking elixers.   I wish I could have conveyed the taste through pictures.  The red chile and rose caramels were TO.DIE.FOR!

We had a small but mighty team as we chased light all over Ghost Ranch.  I am always thankful for the folks that allow me to explore my crazy visions and bring their incredible talents to the table to create pure magic!

Click HERE to see the Green Wedding Shoes Feature!  It is AMAZING!!

Bottom Row, from left: Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography (Photo)  Jessie of Jessie Baca Weddings & Events (Concept and Styling) Ruby and Kamal Stith (Models)

Top Row: Julia Fullerton (Model) Alana Banner (Hair and Make up) Sarah of Viva Flora (Floral), Percy Stith (Model)

Not pictured but there is spirit:

Kakawa Chocolate House, SIWA Prints, Lumafina Jewelry, Rust Vintage

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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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