• 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,  Photoshoots,  Renee's Bridal

    Styled Shoot: White Sands Wonderland

    We started off with just two main ideas in mind: White Sands and a cape. The rest was magic. We immediately knew the perfect photographer for this shoot. The lovable, Sarah Lotus. Learn more about her and her photography here. This girl is so cool and so full of energy all the time, that you wouldn’t imagine she is a full time nurse (uh, yeah how crazy is that?) Next, was reaching out to our model, Skye Weatherly. We have been wanting to collaborate with her for a long time and plans never seemed to align. The universe was obviously waiting for this moment! Ms. Tiffany Martinez came on board to work her makeup magic. Her too; super sweet, down to earth, and definitely knows her stuff. 

    Dive right in…

    We decided to use this beautiful Allure gown. 
    This gown features elegant beaded embroidery with a sheer illusion bodice leading to an A-line skirt. 
    We wanted to keep it super simple. With the only pop of color being her lip color and the bouquet.  You already have a beautiful backdrop, why add anything else?
    This is where everything really started coming to vision. Sarah and Skye worked so great together!
    Where did we find such a cool cape you might ask? In the middle of 100 alterations, Roxanne (owner of Renee’s Bridal)  literally whipped it up in less than and hour. AND just like that, we are now in the cape-making business. If that’s not a boss move, I don’t know what is. 
    Can we talk about this fierce smokey eye/dark lip combo? LOVE
    The bouquet pictured was also made in-house. White Sands has strong regulations against bringing live plants on to the grounds and of course, we very much wanted to respect that.
    Lashes for days!
    Skye says she normally doesn’t like smiling in pictures, but doesn’t she have a gorgeous smile!
    The rest of the shoot was all fun and games
    This shot was ALL Skye’s idea and she KILLED it. All she needed was a cigarette and a cool leather jacket.
    Okay. So Skye was such a champ. By this time, the sun was gone and it was freezing. You could never tell by looking at these pictures, right?

    Thank you so much ladies for bringing our vision life. It was an honor working with such a strong-spirited group of women. Even better, everyone collaborated so well. We look forward to many projects to come!

    Photographer: Sarah Lotus Photography 

    Makeup: Tiffany Martinez 

    Model: Skye Weatherly

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

  • Photoshoots

    Moody Styled Shoot

    Last month we had the pleasure of working with some very talented ladies that came up with this ethereal styled shoot. Nyesha is the owner of PNW Photography and momma to the most precious baby boy. She is based out of El Paso, Texas and is passionate about documenting life’s greatest moments at all stages. Her vision for this shoot consisted of a noir, moody theme, perfect for the Fall.

    Dive into these dreamy photos that flawlessly depict New Mexico’s beauty.

    They couldn’t have found a better background than The Organs!

    We love the mixture of natural rustic combined with the dreamy bride.

    This picture looks straight out of a bridal magazine!

    This gorgeous Stella York gown features an A-Line skirt and plunging neckline brought together by a jeweled grosgrain ribbon belt.

    Makeup was done by the {very} talented Brenda Tarango.

    Can we talk about the gorgeous bouquet/flower crown combo? These were brought to life by Desert Modern Florals. This magical floral boutique operates out of El Paso, Texas.

    We asked them what all went in to creating this flower magic: Coffee beans, berries, daisies, gerbera daisies, safari sunset, calla lilies, plumosa, silver dollar, and eucalyptus.

    Thank you ladies for letting us be a part of such a quintessential photo shoot! We look forward to working with you all in the near future.

    Vendor Details:

    Photography: PNW Photography (pnwphotography2@gmail.com)

    Makeup: Brenda Tarango (makeupandhair@gmail.com)

    Floral: Desert Mountain Florals

    Dress: Stella York (Available at Renee’s Bridal)

     

     

  • Photoshoots

    Desert Romance Styled Shoot

    If you haven’t noticed already, we embrace our desert living here in Las Cruces, NM. The unique beauty of our dry landscape is not a traditional wedding style, but this styled photoshoot will show you why those rules should be broken. We collaborated with local vendors to captivate the delicate charm of New Mexico.
    Any This Is Us fans? Look closely for some details inspired by the heart-throbbing TV show we all adore.

    Four photographers located here in Las Cruces put together a photography workshop for this shoot. New photographers were invited to join us and learn the ins and outs of wedding photography from these amazing girls! We love the support our community provides each other and we were honored to be a part of this day.

    Dusty tones add a rustic look to your springtime palette.

     

     

    Don’t shy away from fun floral! We love that this bouquet features all sorts of light flowers and greenery to create a gorgeous assortment that can be easily tied into any decor.

     

     

    Model is wearing Allure Bridal, available in store.

     

    Don’t break the bank with an extravagant cake! This simple dessert is adorned with the natural greenery that is used throughout the entire wedding scene. These types of cakes create a clean yet elegant look.

    Oh how we love Jack and Rebecca!

    Eucalyptus leaves are a perfect fit for almost any flower arrangement. They have a pastel tone to them that creates a rustic addition to the decor. So easy and so beautiful. Love!

     

    These light tones bring out the beauty of Spring.

    Model is wearing Jim’s Formal Wear, which is available for rental or purchase in our store and online.
    Their newest color, Indigo, provides the perfect contrast to the pastel tones within the decor.

     

    One of our favorite shots of this Allure Bridal dress.

    Multiple photographers participated in this styled shoot. You may have noticed the different elements each of them present in their work. We had so much fun connecting with our local vendors!

     

    VENDOR DETAILS:

    Dress: Renee’s Bridal Boutique
    Tuxedo: Renee’s Bridal Boutique
    Hostesses: Jazmine Rubio, Brittany Miller, Laura’s Photography, & Diana Alvarado
    Floral: Flowers by Ashlee
    Stationary: Letters and Such
    Makeup & Hair: Makeup by Brenda
    Decor: A Catered Affair