December 14, 2011 at 4:32 PM
Hitching Post #23
"It was truly a wonderful evening filled with laughter, songs and many heart-felt toasts"
I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that one of my favorite weddings of the season has been featured on Style Me Pretty, a spectacular wedding blog. You may remember this inspiration board I posted a while back:
Galia and Mike were a dream to work with! I’ve mentioned before how I love when couples let me just run with the design…well Galia and Mike were fully on board and trusted me to create their day when they said, “make it pretty, make it earthy, and give us a little Georgia.” Well, here is the real deal….all of the details and DIY ideas that came to fruition for a lovely wedding day!
All photos provided by the ever-talented Kristen Williams of Articulate Photo
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony. I created a fabric “Love Birds” banner for them to have…aren’t they cute!
Mike carefully constructed the chuppah, which was shaded by a glorious apricot tree. He even used sweet bird finials to keep within the woodsy “Love Bird” motif!
Galia’s stunning bouquet was created by Margaret Bost of Santa Fe Floral. It had gorgeous succulents, lambs ear, Calla lilies, Cymbidium orchids, Dusty Miller and gardenias. It smelled heavenly!
We served Agave sparkling sodas with adorable stripey straws and Gruet Rosé, a local New Mexican favorite!
After the ceremony, the couple paraded through the Plaza to the reception location, led by the talented musicians of Savor! I applaud anyone who can play and instrument and walk at the same time…I can hardly clap on beat!
Now, I mentioned that Mike made the chuppah, but I must also note that he designed the invitation suite too! All the stationery was printed on a Kraft paper stock and really tied the look together!
Instead of a traditional guest book, Galia and Mike had their guests sign a Georgia O’Keeffe poppies poster that they framed and have hanging in their home. We also paid homage to Ms. O’Keeffe by having gorgeous black and white images of her tucked in the bookcases at the Anasazi Library where the dinner was held.
Speaking of the library, the Inn of the Anasazi was the perfect space for an intimate and cozy dinner! The tables were dotted with votives wrapped in Kraft paper and suede cord and small birch log planters (Remember the tutorial here?) The dark wood furnishings and candlelit glow created a divine ambiance for great food and fine conversation. It was truly a wonderful evening filled with laughter, songs and many heart-felt toasts!
Click here and head over to Style Me Pretty to see more photos of Galia and Mike’s beautiful day!
Ceremony Venue: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Reception Venue: Inn of the Anasazi / Wedding Dress: Watters / Deerskin Belt: Mano Bello / Event Design + Coordination: MARRIED by Jessie Abrams Baca / Wedding Photography: Kristen Williams of Articulate Photo / Floral Design: Margaret Bost of Santa Fe Floral / Stationery: The Groom / Musicians: Savor / Wedding Cake: The Plaza Bakery