• 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

  • Inspiration

    Color Schemes To Fit Your Season

    Your color palette determines a majority of your wedding decor and wear. Depending on when your wedding will be held, certain shades will be more appropriate for the current season. We put together color combinations for each season that embraces the beauty that comes within the different times of the year.
    Take advantage of your season to make your wedding seamlessly beautiful, no matter when it may be.

    Winter

    Dusty Blues, Ivory, & Neutral Greens

    Brighten up your gloomy winter days with this gorgeous color palette. Dusty blue works collectively with this time of year as it embraces the cold weather this season brings. Add a pop of brightness with hints of ivory. Like pictured above, incorporate this color into things like your bouquet and accessories to give your color palette some classic illumination. Keep your color scheme natural with greenery. Since winter loses its fresh greens, this color incorporates itself beautifully as it gives your winter wedding the crisp brightness it could be missing. All of these tones photograph exquisitely in this weather, creating a whimsical and organic feel.

     

    Spring

    Indigo, Blush, & Eucalyptus 

     

     As Winter fades away, it’s time to bring in the beauty of Spring. With chic tones like blush, your wedding will have that feminine warmth this season offers us. Work with nature by incorporating eucalyptus. This leaf and color provide that muted green that compliments any type of radiant flower, allowing for your blush blend to stand out. Indigo is a great color to match with these earthy, light colors. Have your groom try it out! This color looks great on tuxedos as it opens the door for many light tones to pair it with. More than any other season of the year, flowers are your friend. Take advantage of the blossoming season, and let your love bloom with it.

     

    Summer

    Coral, Yellow, & Turquoise

     Keep your summer sunny and bright with these fun colors. Especially here in the Southwest, a pop of color goes a long way. Embrace the heat by creating a colorful scenery for your special day. The contrast the color turquoise brings to the warm tones of yellow and coral form a lighthearted ambiance that will surely have your guests feeling joyful. Don’t be afraid to be bold! Merge these shades with dull greens to not lose that elegance we all strive for on the big day. Reflect the season with your lively colors and stand out. 

     

    Fall

    Deep Reds, Navy, & Silver

     

    When we think of Fall, we think romance. What better way to embrace love than with red?! Leaves are changing and love is growing, allow for your colors to reflect just that. Deep reds grasp the beauty of autumn and invite the warm tones into your wedding with grace. Pair these classic shades with navy blue. This dark color compliments red without losing the magic of this season. Your groom will stand out, looking sophisticated and fashionable. Accessorize with silver to add that finishing touch of glamour.