• 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

    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

  • Featured Weddings

    Prisma + Chris

    Becoming a Renee’s Bride means you become part of our family. Being able to coordinate a wedding from beginning to end is truly special to us. Last month we had the honor of working with Prisma and Chris- these two are the sweetest individuals! We always joke about how bittersweet it is to finish a wedding. It all starts with the first consultation, more meetings, dress fittings, invitations, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and before you know it, the big day is here. Dive in to these amazing photos by Southwest Creative Company. As always, they have a magical way of telling a story through their photography.

    Prisma chose this modern yet glamorous Stella York backless gown. Featuring a high neckline and beaded side cut outs, this crepe sheath dress is made to flatter!

                                        

    How cute are these bridesmaids gifts!

    We were OBSESSED with the color scheme they chose!  Navy, sapphire, misty blue, and slate made for the perfect blue pallet.

           

            

    Nothing says you care more than customized gifts!

            

    As always Letters and Such did amazing with all the signs and calligraphy!

            

    I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs. Harse!

       

          

    Southwest Creative Company couldn’t of captured New Mexico’s beauty any better!

    Thank you Prisma and Chris for letting us be a part of such a magical day!

     

     

    Vendors Details

    Photography: Southwest Creative Company

    Event Planning/Day of Coordination, Paper Goods, Styling: Elegant Events and Invitations

    Calligraphy: Letters and Such

    Floral: Desert Modern Floral

    Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

    Cookies: Sugar Wasted

    Makeup/Hair: Brenda Tarango

    Brides Hair: Colour Bar Hair and Studio

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

    Venue: Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

     

     

  • 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

     

     

  • 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