• Inspiration,  Photoshoots

    Bridal Color Inspiration: Romantic Mountain Styled Shoot

    Mountains, snow, whiskey, and fire. Add 11 local vendors and you have the perfect styled shoot. We are obsessed with this collaboration and even more obsessed with how beautifully Brittany Miller Photography and Palamora Events were able to capture simple, cozy love.

    Allure Bridal:
    A-line tulle gown, lace bodice, with beaded belt.

    For this shoot we took a traditional a-line tulle gown and toned it down with a neutral, cozy sweater. Of course, it wouldn’t be New Mexican without a Squash Blossom necklace. (sweater and necklace available at Turquoise Teepee)

    We love the color pallet that was chosen for this set up. Slate, peach, fern, reds, and metallics! It couldn’t of come together any better.

    When it comes to a wedding, it is okay to think outside the box and use several colors. The pink accent chairs are bold, yet subtle enough to allow the mixture of other colors and textures. Red was the perfect pop of color seen throughout. All brought together beautifully with sheer, slate drapery. You can rent these pieces through Knox Auctions.

    Can we talk about floral! As always, Calhoun Flower Farms did it again! A mixture of garden roses, blush stock, carnations, kale (yes, kale) eucalyptus, creosote and statice adorned this shoot. Floral is where you can really get creative with color. Opposed to fabric, flowers are light and add the perfect texture to any setting. 

    How cute is Susanna? Your local New Mexican flower farmer!

    This cute little basket included a bath bomb by Of the Oak and soap from New Mexico Soap. If you know good soap, you’ll love New Mexico Soap.

    Of the Oak makes all the goodness for your body. From lip balms, to deodorant, beard oil, bath soaks, to all the things apothecary.

    How good do these chocolate covered biscochos look?! Kudos to Amber Alvillar, 5th generation and owner of “Mi Abuelita’s Biscochos.” (You can get your hands on these here)

    Other small deets included these super cute greeting cards from Priq Candle Co. All hand-painted, all local. If you love these, you’ll also love her vegan candles! You can purchase here.

    Whiskey courtesy of Dry Point Distillers.

    We love how metals were used to add the perfect touch to this setup. Mixing metals is always okay as long as they’re combined with softer textures to balance them out. Velvet, wool, and mohair are just a few examples of textures that let metallics contrast and stand out on their own.

    You can’t even tell the snow is there from all the cozy feels this gives you.

    Beanie was custom made by Rae Handmade.

    Makeup was done beautifully by Emily Lynn

    Hair was elegantly styled by Brittany Evans.

    What a good looking bunch!

    When great people come together, they make magic. Again, thank you or letting us be a part of this wonderful collaboration. We look forward to many more!

    Vendor info:

    Photographer: Brittany Miller Photography

    Videographer: Palamora Events

    Florist: Calhoun Flower Farms

    MUA: Makeup By Emily Lynn

    Hair Stylist: Brittany Evans

    Biscochos: Mi Abuelita’s Biscochos

    Clothing/Accessories: Turquoise Teepee

    Rentals/Styling: Knox Auctions

    Greeting Cards: Priq Candle Co.

    Soap: New Mexico Soap

    Whiskey: Dry Point Distillers

    Knitted Hat: Rae Handmade

    Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals

  • Photoshoots,  Renee's Bridal,  Uncategorized

    Mystical Styled Shoot

    Last month with partnered up with some of our favorite Las Cruces creatives to bring you this magical styled shoot. Bianca dn Anthony at Southwest Creative Co. did an amazing job capturing every detail. We envisioned a delicate vintage bride surrounded with greenery and lavender tones centered in the middle of a pecan tree farm. That is exactly what we got. Below you can find all the details on this wonderful collaboration.

    This clear framed welcome sign was made by Letter and Such.

    This beautiful Rebecca Ingram gown features an elbow length sleeve and bateau neckline. Around the waist is a bead and Swarovski belt that separates the lace bodice from the tulle skirt overlay, completing this vintage inspired gown.

    We styled our groom in a navy blue pant from Jim’s Formal Wear (Michael Kors Ultra Slim Suit). We paired it with a classic white button up, suspenders, brown shoes, and a fun polkadot bow tie.

    To top off his look, we added a perfectly, hand-crafted boutineer made by Calhoun Flower Farms.

    Las Cruces is known for its endless acres of pecan farms. We had the pleasure to shoot on a locally owned pecan farm. Many thank yous to the Salopek family. The pecan trees provided a mystical look like no other.

         

    We wanted to keep the decor super simple. Our goal was to add to the natural beauty surrounding us. We loved the combination of our clear orbs with the geometric shapes. The wooden arch was provided by our sister company Elegant Events and Invitations and it is available for rental.

    We LOVE edible party favors. In fact, we encourage our brides to opt for them. We believe they are more cost efficient, they provide less waste, and I mean, who doesn’t love edible goodies? Check out these beautiful sugar cookies made by Cara at Cara’s Creations.

     

    Can we talk about these perfectly packaged Cinnamon Praline Pecans? These cuties are brought to you by Legacy Pecans. If you want New Mexico true party favors, this is definitely the way to go. Make sure to check out their new location: 2355 Calle de Guadalupe on the Mesilla Plaza, right next to Double Eagle.

    Pictures do not do this gorgeous bouquet justice. Hand-crafted and grown by the amazing ladies at Calhoun Flower Farm

     You’re probably wondering what kind of florals and greens go in to making this flower magic. This one specifically contains the following: {Greens} Sage, salt cedar, pecan leaves, smoketree bush. {Floral} Artichoke and Kale (Yes, veggies can be beautiful too) dahlia, lisianthus, zinnia, and chocolate sunflowers. Thank you to the ladies at Calhoun Flower Farms for the flower knowledge.

    Invitations were custom made by our sister company Elegant Events & Invitations. Every order is custom and made to our client’s liking.

    Custom, handwritten calligraphy was done by Adriana at Letters and Such. This is a beautiful, personal touch on any invitation.

    This shoot was so much fun to prepare for. It came together so effortlessly and we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by beautiful individuals that are not afraid to portray their talents in a collaborative matter. Thank you to everyone that contributed their time and efforts into bringing together this mystical shoot.

     

    Collaboration Details: 

    Photography: Southwest Creative Co. For inquiries- southwestcreativecompany@gmail.com

    Location: Salopek Pecan Farms

    Calligraphy: Letters and Such. For inquiries- lettersandsuch@hotmail.com

    Floral: Calhoun Flower Farm. For inquiries- calhounflowerfarms@gmail.com

    Sugar Cookies: Cara’s Creations. For inquiries- @carascreationss

    Party Favors: Legacy Pecans. For Inquiries- heather@leagacypecans.com

    Invitations: Elegant Events & Invitations. For inquiries- eleganteventslc@hotmail.com

    Models: Sarah Kidd and Jordan Kopreski

     

     

  • Vendor Spotlight

    Vendor Spotlight: Southwest Creative Co.

    We are thrilled to share with you some of our favorite vendors composed of wedding photographers, venues, hair and makeup, videographers and many more!

    This month we are featuring one of favorites in wedding photography: Southwest Creative Company. Bianca Padilla and Anthony Quiterio make up this perfect little duo behind the lense. They have been telling stories with their beautiful natural light photography {officially} for 2 years now, but have been capturing special moments for over 5 years. Sure, they are known for their lovely couple photography but their services go beyond that. Some of the other services they offer include: Photography, Videography, Graphic Design, Web Design & Social Media Management.

    We decided to ask Bianca and Anthony a few questions to get a deeper insight on how these adventurous storytellers have become successful in doing what they love and having others love what they do.

    • What got you started in the industry?  Our love for capturing love! We love shooting family sessions and commercial work but there is something super special about photographing love.
    • What do you guys do on your free time when you are not working on your business? Traveling is our biggest hobby! Whenever we have a free weekend we rarely stay in town.
    • What is the most rewarding part of what you do? Being able to supply our couples with memories them & their family will have forever!
    • Can you recall a time when you had a chaotic event? If so, how did you get through it? Most wedding days are sprinkled with chaos, but for us we just try to concentrate on what needs to be done and work though it instead of getting caught up in the stress of the moment.
    • To what do you attribute your success? A positive mindset and surrounding yourself with people who support you & your business!
    • What sets you apart from others in your area of business? We are HUGE on candid and do very little posing with our couples. Most of our couples aren’t models and we don’t want you to pretend to be. We want your reactions, laughs and smiles all to be real and genuine. We want the, to be authentic to who you are and your love together. We love having fun with our couples and “games” we play during our sessions to take your mind off getting your photo taken and make you laugh and smile without feeling awkward or like you’re trying to model for us.
    • If someone were wanting to book your business for their special day, how far in advance would they have to do it? We recommend booking us at least a year in advance.
    • Are you flexible with traveling for a wedding? We LOVE traveling for weddings! We will go anywhere & everywhere with our clients. The more adventurous the better!
    • What trends have you seen in weddings lately? Lately we’ve been seeing lots of geometric shapes, cute little plants given away as guest favors, and custom wedding hashtags!
    • Any tips or advice you would give to a bride and groom when in search of a photographer/videographer? Be sure to ask the right questions. Make sure you know how many hours they will be there, how many images to expect, when you’ll receive them, if they include prints, or how long the video will be. Also be sure you dig their style! Every photographer & videographer has their own way of capturing & coloring your day. Be sure your style syncs with theirs!

    Below are a few of their favorite shots

    Their work is unlike anything else! Therefore, it is easy to spot a SWCC photo. From their lighting to their overall technique, Southwest Creative Co. creates remarkable pictures that will live with friends and families forever.

    If you haven’t yet, make sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and give their site a visit!