• 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

  • 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



  • Inspiration

    Wedding Checklist

    Wedding planning can be stressful, we know. But don’t let the pressures of making your day perfect scare you! Creating a timeline to follow allows your planning to be broken up into sections, making this process feel much less overwhelming. We’ve created the ultimate wedding checklist for everything you need to prepare for during your year of planning.



    1 year 

    Just engaged? Congratulations! Now is the time to celebrate with your new fiance and get excited for your future. If you have a year or more time to plan your wedding, let yourself relax a little and soak in the idea of marriage before you start planning. Once you’ve settled into your new role as a fiance, you’ll need to get the basics down.

    • Create your budget
      • Establish your spending priorities
    • Hire a wedding planner
      • Renee’s Bridal Boutique is your one stop shop for everything wedding related, let us help you plan the wedding you’ve always dreamt about.
    • Book a venue
    • Set a date
    • Choose your wedding party


    9 months

    One of the best (and potentially most stressful) time in wedding planning is finding the dress of your dreams. Allow us to relieve that stress by helping you search in our store! Call to schedule an appointment with us for a personal consultation with one of our bridal experts. Now that you have a date set and booked, you can begin creating your save-the-dates. Some couples will include pictures from their engagement shoot on these.

    • Begin looking for your wedding gown
    • Create your save-the-dates
    • Book your vendors – photographer, florist, DJ, etc.
      • Need recommendations? Give us a call! We have lists of vendors throughout NM and El Paso area
    • Purchase wedding bands


    6 months

    You are halfway there! Time flies right? Now is the time to announce to your guests when your special day will be! Get them excited with some romantic save-the-dates, or go the eco-friendly route and send them an e-vite. Get your girls in style and on time! This is the perfect time to order bridesmaids dresses, this will allow for any wiggle room needed for alterations.

    • Create your wedding registry
      • Create a wedding website for guests to refer to for more information
    • Send out save-the-dates
    • Order bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses
    • Begin researching honeymoon locations & obtain any documents needed
    • Arrange hotel room blocks for wedding party and out-of-town guests



    3 months

    With only a few months left until the big day, it’s time to sort out details! This is the perfect time to send out your formal invitations to your guests. Ensure an efficient way to record those RSVPs- this is crucial for your budget. Feeling stressed? Allow your mind to wander a bit from wedding planning and focus on your bachelorette party! Your bridal party should be in charge of this so get excited for a fun filled weekend spent with your best friends.

    • Order wedding cake and any other treats you may want
    • Mail out formal invitations
      • Create a plan for RSVPs and meals (if necessary)
    • Order tuxedo rentals/purchases
    • Plan bachelorette & bachelor party
    • Book make up artist & hair stylist
    • Arrange any form of transportation needed
    • Finalize menu


    6-8 weeks

    Let your bridal party spoil you with a bridal shower! This is a great way to get excited about your wedding and to see some of your guests beforehand. By now, you should have been receiving your RSVPs. Creating a seating chart is a great way to stay organized and know where your guests are during your reception. This is also a fantastic time to begin alterations on your dress. Feel free to call us at (575) 521-0872 to set up an appointment with our experienced seamstress, she rocks!

    • Bridal shower
    • Create your seating chart
    • Begin your gown fittings
      • Ensure to have any undergarments and shoes for each fitting
    • Hair & make up trials
    • Take care of any deposits needed for vendors


    3-6 weeks

    With just a little over a month left, this is where you can have a little fun. Have your last hoorah with your best friends at your bachelor and bachelorette parties, after all, you won’t be single again! Start writing your vows, this is the perfect opportunity to write them without stressing about not having enough time to perfect them. Most importantly, don’t forget to get your marriage license, you can’t wed without it!

    • Marriage license & name change paperwork
    • Bachelor &  bachelorette party
    • Write vows


    1 week

    With just a week to go, all of your nitty-gritty planning will be complete. This is a great time to reflect back on why you dedicated so much time into this one day, it’ll be worth every challenge you have faced so far! Pamper yourself, enjoy time with your wedding party, and get ready for the big day!

    • Ceremony rehearsal
    • Rehearsal dinner
    • Pick up your gown (yay!)
    • Last minute beauty regimens
      • Facials, massages, nails, tan, etc.
    • Confirm arrival times with wedding party



    All of the hard work is done! Enjoy your special day with the love of your life.



    Need help planning? Call our sister company, Elegant Events & Invitations to see all of the services we offer to make your day absolutely perfect.