January 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Santa Fe Wedding Styling

"...it is such a treat when I get to start from scratch and design and style the whole shebang!"

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Here are some snaps from a video shoot that I designed for Inn and Spa at Loretto, one of Santa Fe's most popular destination wedding venues. They were named 2012's Best Wedding Destination by the Travel Channel and were featured on their "Best Of" episode. I styled a bride and groom in all the typical events of the wedding day: a ceremony, cocktail hour, the reception and even the spa! My favorite part about this project was that I had complete creative license. As an event planner, I typically play the role of consultant, where I help clients work off of themes they already have in mind. So, it is such a treat when I get to start from scratch and design and style the whole shebang!

To mirror the elegant Southwest vibe the Loretto offers, I centered the design around a unique and beautiful color palette. I chose colors like coral and peach paired with gray/greens. I accented the tabletop with metallic coppers and golds. The flowers provided by Marisa Peluso popped beautifully off of the linens provided by Classic Party Rentals.

I even designed the look for the lovely couple's ensemble. I had a blast attending a fitting at the elegant bridal atelier, Laura Sheppherd. There we chose a dress to coordinate with our theme, as well as a beautiful veil and jewelry.

Our couple, Jamy and Erik are friends of mine and what I love most about this shoot is that they are married in real life. They eloped for their wedding, so they only had a few disposable camera pictures of themselves. This shoot recreated a magical moment for them both and let them fill in their wedding album a little more!

Part of the shoot centered on the wedding cocktail hour where we showcased delectable
appetizers and a Prickly Pear martini with a gold leaf rim. Yum!

I put together a little behind the scenes video for you to see. Disclaimer *** I am by no means a professional filmmaker and all of this was shot with my iPhone, so it's not exactly Oscar-worthy, but it does give some insight to our process.

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