Our vision for this stylized shoot was a vibrant and whimsical atmosphere that could highlight the versatility of Casas de Suenos. The limitless possibilities that can flow through this outdoor space allowed us to create this citrus and ivory wedding. The hints of turquoise throughout the frames and gazebo added the perfect pop of color and southwestern flair.
The inspiration behind this set was to capture the history in this remarkable inn tucked inside Old Town and bring warm vibrance and style that celebrates the unity of history and different cultures. As the designer and decorator, I choose pieces that I knew would create the romantic and vibrant ambiance needed to produce a refreshing whimsical feeling. I fell in love with the idea of incorporating various elements, textures, colors, and styles tying it all together to construct a unique dream that is worthy in the Land of Enchantment.
The ceremony backdrop incorporates a circular arch that is filled with lush florals that consisted of hydrangeas, roses, amaranths, ranunculus, and peonies. Luscious greenery and florals lined the aisle in tall centerpieces that made a walk down the aisle magical. Whether it was the floral carpet draping off the loveseat under the turquoise gazebo or the tall moss stand topped with an elaborate arrangement, florals and foliage took center stage throughout this setup and a walk in the space instantaneously carried us through an enchanting secret garden.
This shoot also featured a dessert table framed inside contemporary Etagere stands that held champagne flutes adorned with dried clementine slices, notes, and fresh oranges. The table was filled with an assortment of citrus desserts and a modern two-tiered cake delicately decorated with a tangerine ombre design and beautiful ranunculus, roses, and leaves. For the head table, silk wrapped Chiavari chairs surrounded the embellished table. Florals and foliage made a statement on top of the custom hand-sewn floral lace and silk table linen. The lace linen paired perfectly with the ivory lace gown our bride wore. The dress swayed beautifully under the New Mexico sun and breeze and looked even more beautiful as the groom twirled his bride in front of the gorgeous iron gate framed by southwestern Adobe and Chile Ristras. Our groom wore brown leather shoes, and a dapper tan tux adorned with a delicate but vibrant boutonniere.
As our bride and groom completed the ceremony, they sealed it by jumping the broom to pay tribute to a tradition that has rooted from African culture that has survived for hundreds of years. This tradition represents the unity of two families, and it gives dignity and strength. The beautiful touches of wedding traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation and the set design bring this shoot to life by combining the natural beauty of nature’s blooms, and the southwestern historic location to create the perfect wedding.
– New Mexico Event Planner, Tiffany Burke Events