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Fred And Rafael, Private Residence in Santa Fe, NM

Welcome back #bluerosebeauties, we’ve got a very special #weddingwednesday in store for you today! This next wedding is the type of celebration that makes us so eager to jump on the blog and share, and especially at this time of year when there’s so much to be thankful for. The details are abundant but we think you are going to notice the love in their eyes most of all. Love is love, and there is simply no denying that especially when it comes to Fred & Rafael. And when it comes to weddings that are guaranteed to make you smile, this dapper duo most definitely takes first prize. Kathryn Carson planned this fête to absolute perfection. It was filled with moment after moment of pure, unadulterated HAPPY. Reliving their wedding through this gallery collection reminds us of many warm embraces from friends and family and a palpable feeing of admiration in the air. They had a major floral moment with a beautiful live photo wall and it was unlike anything we’ve ever seen! Imagine an entire wall dripping with orange anthurium, pure white orchids and an explosion of garden roses and peonies. Perfection! The florals didn’t stop there but appeared in every single area of the residence giving the entire space a beautiful aura and even better aroma.  The ceremony + wedding was planned at their private residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico so envision the most charming yet intimate affair and modern southwestern romance at its finest. Our words could never to do this wedding justice so keep scrolling, we’ve captured it in amazing detail. Fred + Rafael thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to capture such a memorable day, we are so grateful. It was a wedding for the books and one we will never forget! 

A portion of the wedding professionals that made this day unforgettable:

Photography: Yours Truly, Blue Rose Photography // Wedding Coordination + Planning: Kathryn Carson // Wedding Reception + Ceremony Location: Private Residence in Santa Fe, NM// Color Palette: orange, fuchsia, pops of blue, quartz white and forest green

Christine And James, La Fonda on the Plaza

Welcome back #BlueRoseBeauties!

We’ve got another gorgeous couple on the blog today, Christine + James! Not only is this dynamic duo painfully photogenic – above all they were beyond gracious and kind which makes our jobs substantially more lovely! This colorful destination wedding celebration is one for the books, and their location might just be the next one you add to your list. We all know that there are countless, beautiful, much sought after venues in New Mexico, but one of our personal favorites happens to be La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The building itself is historically stunning, both inside and out and just so happens to be the location of choice for this couple’s journey into forever. We were there to capture the most intimate of moments and everything in between. On the floral front- think individual sprigs of lavender on each napkin, the most colorful wildflowers you can imagine – and a bridal comb made out of LIVE floral – huge shout out to Florecita Flowers for bringing the beautiful blooms- they were pure magic! If we had to describe the motif and overall vibe for this nuptial we would call it whimsically vibrant and a profound celebration of love with the most upscale Southwestern twist. Talavera tile table numbers, mini maracas and a full out La Marcha parade through Santa Fe’s plaza had us feeling right at home and might we add, proud to be New Mexican!  As always we feel so lucky to have witnessed such a lovely moment in time and to Mr. + Mrs. Gilland, we hope that if you are reading this- you feel our love and hopes for a lifetime of joy, coming your way!

Settle in and stay awhile- we’ve got so much to show you!

A portion of the wedding professionals that made this day unforgettable:

Photography: Yours Truly, Blue Rose Photography // Wedding Reception + Ceremony Location: La Fonda on the Plaza // Florals: Florecita Flowers  // Color Palette: Fuchsia, Orange, Ivory, Green, Indigo, Crimson

Amelia And Jason, Family Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico

It’s officially #WeddingWednesday and there are many reasons to celebrate especially when it comes to our next couple, the lovely Amelia and Jason! We are still overflowing with inspiration and excitement reliving these amazingly gorgeous and vibrant photos. This fete was steeped in tradition and was the literal definition of #NewMexicoTrue. It only makes sense that they would walk into their forever at a private family ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico amongst details that highlight natural, unabashed beauty. Amelia and Jason introduced us to one of our all time favorite wedding themes, a mix between organic details and bold moments of traditional glamour! From the heirloom tablecloths to her iconic southwestern boho lace gown and cowgirl boots each detail felt deeply meaningful and intentional. And speaking of meaningful history, we love to learn how our couples met because it’s like being privy to modern day and real-life love story. Lucky for us we have all the details below! Trust us, you are going to want to take a quick peak. We know that this couple and their beautiful celebration will leave a lasting impression on your hearts and will have you convinced that they were destined from the start.The feeling is totally mutual.

How they met..at church? Or because of a dog? You decide!

Amelia’s memory: My good friend, Kiersten Wyatt, had recently had a dog join her apartment family. Thus she started meeting her neighbors, who were drawn to the adorable pup. She found a group of fun boys living in the apartment upstairs. They became fast friends and members of the pup fan club. Through this friendship, Jason and I met and started going on different adventures with this group! Everything from chocolate factory exploration, to hikes, to hunts through Nashville’s farmer’s market!

Jason’s memory: Amelia and I met at a church we had both been attending for a while. Our mutual friend (my neighbor) introduced us. Amelia and I talked for a while and it was like talking to someone I had known for a lifetime! We soon found ourselves together again at Easter service, with a really enthusiastic family in an overflow room.

The proposal: Jason planned an extremely thoughtful, intimate surprise proposal for Amelia. Only Amelia’s sisters were present for the actual ask in the Texas Hill Country, but the second surprise was a celebration that evening with both of their parents and families present, along with a few friends. Of course Kiersten was there, the friend who started it all!

A portion of the wedding professionals that made this day unforgettable:

Photography: Yours Truly, Blue Rose Photography // Wedding Reception Location: Private Family Ranch // Music: Diamond Empire// MUA: Beauty Bar Salon & Spa // Color Palette: Ivory, Fuchsia, Orange, Periwinkle, Several Hues of Green

Jenna And Jerome, Hyatt Regency Tamaya

Welcome back Blue Rose Beauty! It’s #WeddingWednesday and we have something so good in store for you… a southwestern charm like you’ve never seen before! This perfect summer day started off with the lovely couple tying the knot at a very special and traditional Catholic Mass- it was intimate and beautiful and we are so beyond honored to have witnessed their union among those they love most. After the service they had their loved ones head north to the truly magical and sacred land of the Hyatt Regency Tamaya, to the house of the Hummingbird. Yes we said, Hummingbird! This outdoor venue, a section of the Tamaya Resort & Spa, resembles an ancient Pueblo ruin and features a stunning view of Tuyuna Mesa. This space feels so special – it has an incredibly peaceful aura about it making you feel far from the hustle and bustle of normal, everyday life.  Jenna + Jerome’s reception was bright and airy with unique and intricate details nestled in each and every direction. Think a horse drawn carriage, hanging arrangements dripping with vibrant-blooming- florals, guests dining under blankets of decadent greenery,  and literal hummingbirds fluttering about- the setting couldn’t have been more romantic…our hearts!  Major shout out to Camilla of Corazon Events, she planned their celebration with perfect precision and brought their vision to life with love. The AH-MAZING Agave Florist at Nobb Hilll pulled out all the stops to provide a major floral moment and needless to say we are here for it ALL. We can’t make this stuff up there are photos to prove it.. and we hope you enjoy each capture as much as we did! Cheers to this very sweet + wonderful couple- we are all wishing you a lifetime of endless love and happiness together.

A portion of the wedding professionals that made this day unforgettable:

Photography: Yours Truly, Blue Rose Photography // Wedding Reception Location: Hyatt Regency Tamaya // Wedding Coordinator: Camilla of Corazon Events // Floral: Agave Florist at Nob Hill // Music + DJ Services: Complete Weddings + Events // MUA: Danielle Bridges // Color Palette: Navy, Burgundy, Blush, Gold Adornments

Caley And James, Loretto Chapel

Do you ever look at a couple and think wow those two are going to have one interesting, lively, hilarious life together? That’s the exact sentiment that I had in my heart while choosing highlights to show you from their perfectly planned celebration. This gorgeous summer day in sweet ole Santa Fe New Mexico is everything classic wedding dreams are made of. The bride was an absolute vision donning an elegant lace wedding gown while her delicate bouquet, adorned with beautiful anemones and garden roses by Artichoke and Pomegranates, was the perfect floral accessory to match. James is in the running for our most dapper groom of the year and was channeling major James Bond vibes. For this Mr. and Mrs, spending their day walking into their forever in a modern, yet timeless chapel and venue with lots of natural lighting and endless photo opportunities was always written in the cards and that is exactly what they found at Loretto Chapel and La Fonda on the Plaza.

#WeddingWednesday is in full effect and has me smiling from ear to ear, capture after capture, because the connection that Caley and James share is not only electric but their playfulness is palpable and IMO that might be the most endearing quality when it comes to romance. Joanne Woodward said, “Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” We couldn’t agree more Joanne! There were lots of laughs but also lots of profound emotions floating around on this wedding day, just wait until you see the groom’s face when he catches that first glimpse of his bride coming down the aisle… oh my gosh our hearts! So many beautiful things to witness with these two and we hope you will grab some tissue, get cozy, get your scrolling finger and relive this beautiful day with us….

A portion of the wedding professionals that made this day unforgettable:

Photography: Yours Truly, Blue Rose Photography  // Ceremony Location: Loretto Chapel   // Wedding Reception Location: La Fonda on the Plaza // Wedding Coordinator: Sami & La Fonda Staff// Floral: Artichokes & Pomegranates

Color Palette: Blush, Burgundy, Peach, Ivory