Photoshoots,  Vendors

Styled Shoot: Valentine Turned Goth

With lovers day right around the corner we knew we wanted to do something in the spirit of the holiday. If you know any of us at Renee’s, traditional is not what we do, so when we were thinking of the perfect collaboration, we knew it had to be “dark.” We imagined black candles, dark makeup, pops of deep red, all tied together by the simplicity of an elegant gown.

We quickly knew who to turn to for design and styling, Drunk on Decor. Lilli Hayner knew exactly what we were looking for and who better to capture our vision than the very own Jazmine Rubio. The rest just fell into place. Indulgence blessed us with the most beautiful (and absolutely delicious) masterpiece of a cake. Adriana, owner of Letters and Such ,provided her gorgeous calligraphy, and Desert Modern Florals worked their flower magic and put together the perfect bouquet!

For this shoot we styled Whitley in a simple, yet elegant gown. This Allure features a gorgeous, halter tie back, a crepe skirt and a attractive, extra low back. Whitley did her own makeup (stunning, I know). Ashley Apodaca handled her gorgeous, red mane.

Derek wore our Grey Portofino rental from Jim’s Formal Wear. We love the the contrasting black, satin lapels that give this tuxedo a super clean, tailored look.

Jazmine Rubio Photography always fabulous, always killing it!

The back on this dress is our favorite! We love the delicate straps and the super low back.

Desert Modern Florals had the perfect concept for this bouquet down to the black ribbon.

Her boots AND hair matching the bouquet was totally unplanned. We weren’t even planning on showing the shoes but as soon as she put them on, we knew they had to be a focus.

I wish you guys could see the “behind the scenes action” that went into lighting these candles in New Mexico wind. It took a village.

Golden hour!

How CUTE is this clear sign? The concept, the quote, the color. All of it.

These hexagon, marble place cards. Not only are they super unique and modern but they also double up as coaster favors for guests! Also made by Letters and Such.

Letters and Such also does custom envelope calligraphy for invitations! This definitely adds personal, elegant touch.

This gorgeous invitation was made by our event planning sister company, Elegant Events.

Yes, this whole shoot took place at an abandoned gas station off the side of the highway.

Get this look here: Drunk on Decor

This setup was absolute perfection.

We wish everyone could taste this cake. This is definitely a chocolate lovers dream come true. The richness of the chocolate was paired perfectly with a raspberry filling. Meagan (co-owner of Indulgence) outdid herself!

This collaboration couldn’t have gone any better. As always, we are super thankful for all the vendors/models that participated. We absolutely love our vendor community in Las Cruces. We are all here to help each other succeed and it really shows when we can come together and make magic like this happen!

Vendor Information

Photographer: Jazmine Rubio Photography

Design and Styling: Drunk on Decor

Cake: Indulgence Bakery and Cafe

Dress: Allure (available at Renee’s Bridal Boutique)

Sign and Calligraphy: Letters and Such

Invitation: Elegant Events

Female Model: Whitley Newberry

Male Model: Derek DaSilva

Tux: Jim’s Formal Wear (available at Renee’s Bridal Boutique)

MUA: Whitley Newberry

Hair: Ashley Apodaca