• 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

    Enchanting NM Styled Shoot

    There is nothing more charming than a southwestern wedding. Dive into these photos and explore the elegance that these rich colors and prints bring to this desert photoshoot. Each setting captivates a classic New Mexican look. Watch to see how every element of this shoot came together with the help of local vendors.

    We love how much detail each local vendor put into this shoot to make it perfect. Inspired by the beautiful landscapes in our very own desert, we know you will enjoy these photos as much as we do!

    Details on participating vendors are listed below the wonderful photos!

    Turquoise is New Mexico’s state gem.
    This vibrant color pairs well with a variety of shades, making it easy to use for any season of the year. While taking advantage of the natural beauty the desert already provides for us, we were able to incorporate bright colors such as turquoise to pop nicely with the settings chosen.

    Model is wearing Allure Bridal, available in our store. The fresh greenery in the bouquet allowed for an elegant and naturally gorgeous contrast with her gown. Big bouquets are gaining popularity- we love how the flowers are placed at different heights and angles, creating a stunning yet raw ensemble.

    All natural hair pieces? Yes!

     

    How gorgeous are these Southwest feels?! The white walls provide lots of wiggle room for decor.


    Model is wearing Jim’s Formal Wear, available in store and online for rentals and purchases. We love this tuxedo look paired with a beautiful, all natural boutonniere. This is a great option for grooms who don’t want a traditional pocket square.

    Incorporating calligraphy signs in your wedding could be the final personal touch needed to complete your decor.

    The people who made it all happen!
    Thank you to all of these local vendors for contributing to this exciting shoot.

    VENDOR DETAILS:

    Tuxedo & Dress: Renee’s Bridal Boutique
    Floral: Calhoun Flowers
    Calligraphy: Letters and Such
    Photography: Taylor D Photography
    Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
    Jewelry: Heather Richman
    Make up: Brenda Tarango
    Rentals/Dinnerware: Enchanted Occassions Event Rentals
    Decor Rentals: Three Sisters
    Venue: Los Portales Venue – El Paso, TX

  • Featured Weddings

    Jenna + Jeremy – September 3rd, 2017

    Young love is magical and full of passion. In September, we had the honor of working with Jenna & Jeremy to plan the day they have been dreaming of. Take a look at these photos to preview their romance in this whimsical wedding day.

    The natural and simplistic colors that were incorporated represented these two lovers perfectly.

    As you can see by now, Jenna is a natural beauty. We absolutely love her taste, as it represents the person she is behind all of the glam. Her graceful look is a nice reminder that true beauty comes from the inside!

    We loved how Jenna & Jeremy incorporated not only personal parts of their lives into this day, but more light-hearted elements as well. Jeremy is a basketball coach and he couldn’t help but add a little basketball flare into the reception! Perfect combination of elegant and fun.

    VENDOR DETAILS
    Dress: Renee’s Bridal Boutique
    Partial Decor: Elegant Events & Invitations 
    PhotographerSouthwest Creative Co.

  • Featured Weddings

    Lindsay + Alex – June 10th, 2017

    Summer has come and gone now, but we can’t stop obsessing over this gorgeous wedding! Over a year ago, Lindsay and Alex walked into Renee’s and started their wedding planning journey with us. We had a blast spending time getting to know this couple and helping them create the wedding of their dreams. Summer weddings are always a crowd favorite, but this couple reminded us just why that is. Take a look at their fairytale weekend spent at a private ranch outside of Silver City, New Mexico. 

    Getting Ready

    Wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses are all from Renee’s Bridal Boutique.

    Diane’s Restaurant provided the cake and even finished up decorations by hand at the venue to ensure ultimate freshness.

    The groom looked sharp wearing a classic Jim’s Formal Wear tuxedo, which is available at our boutique online and in-store. This timeless black and white look never fails to make any groom look dapper. These colors photograph well with any setting and allow more freedom for decor, creating a polished appeal.

    Ceremony

     We were able to create a gorgeous backdrop for Lindsey and Alex to exchange their vows. From the rustic doors to the hanging flowers, this display created a seamless combination of dreamy and natural- illustrating this couple’s romance in it’s truest form. 

    These two looks say everything. How every bride wants to be seen by the important men in her life!

    Reception

    Because the venue this couple chose created a stunning view already, we simply added some final touches that highlighted the elegance within the existing natural beauty. The extra roses and personalized embellishments turned this gorgeous ranch into a romantic estate.

    Sometimes the details are what make your decor complete.
    We added our finishing touches to surrounding trees by hanging flowers and lights.

    No guest left thirsty at this entertaining bar!

     

    VENDOR DETAILS
    Dress: Renee’s Bridal
    Tuxedos: Renee’s Bridal
    Photographer: Melissa J. Koko Natural Light Photography
    Planner: Elegant Events & Invitations
    Floral: Barb’s Flowerland
    Cake: 
    Diane’s Restaurant
    Hair and Makeup: Studio One Six
    Entertainment: Chris Baker Band

  • Featured Weddings

    Emily + Jamie – October 2015

    Traveling all the way from Dallas, Emily & Jamie came to Las Cruces looking for a Moroccan themed wedding. White Sands National Monument was the perfect place to create their colorful day. This non-traditional wedding was joyful and refreshing, we had a blast the entire day!

    The couple had everyone shuttled over to the ceremony spot at the national park. October in Southern New Mexico is still warm and sunny, so guests were provided with sunglasses to view the ceremony with ease. What a fun and stylish wedding favor!

    The wedding included bright colors such as fuchsia, with splashes of natural greens. These colors flowed seamlessly with Emily’s champagne dress. We loved how this palette made a statement with the setting at White Sands, a unique look that brings out the light-hearted personalities these two share!

    The reception followed shortly after the ceremony, as all the guests were shuttled back to Hotel Encanto. They also got a wonderful surprise, belly dancers!

    VENDOR DETAILS

    Day-Of Coordinating & Décor: Renee’s Bridal Boutique
    Photography: Melissa J. KoKo Natural Light Photography