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Styled Shoot: Modern Romance in New Mexico

Partner Content provided by Great Woodland Photography

Any bride who comes to Santa Fe to get married appreciates the art and history behind this land of enchantment. This styled shoot features many areas at the contemporary art space Site Santa Fe, like the sky terrace and courtyard. It’s one of the few rooftop views in Santa Fe, ideal for a cocktail hour or rehearsal party, and they have an impeccable event inventory, which includes an all-white modern bar.

The venue’s neighbor, Paloma Restaurant and Catering, provided handmade cocktails, a salsa bar, and desserts. Pastry Chef Owen Laurion’s featured dessert was an autumn lime tart with grapefruit meringue, candied chile dust, and blue corn tuile. Everything Paloma creates is made from scratch with ingredients that are carefully sourced and seasonal, offering a fresh interpretation of Mexican cuisine.

Julia Walley of Letterpress Made provided the invitation suite and other paper goods, which incorporated design elements and colors of the southwest. The paper goods took on a contemporary feel that reflected the clean lines and modern atmosphere of Site Santa Fe. Their reined-in design evoked a meditative simplicity, with some unexpected surprises—this suite included a unique tear-apart reply card so guests could mail back just one half.

Site Santa Fe is a gathering place for local artistry; accordingly, the ceremony backdrop was composed of handmade fine art prints by local artist Isabel Hees that were the perfect combination of feminine and minimalistic.

Melissa Paquin from Renegade Floral designed a modern cascade bouquet. She incorporated creams, whites, local foliage, and pops of yellow in her pieces. Yellow and gold were the true inspiration behind the flowers for this shoot. Paquin wanted something crisp, modern, and bold to stand among the cool gray and white tones of the space. White Japanese ferns, flowering eucalyptus, and Oncidium orchids were mixed along foraged aspen branches. She also homed in on the color blocking aspect of the shoot, bringing earthiness into the space with terra-cotta pottery and local aspen leaves for the ceremony floral arrangements.

The Talented Team

Venue: Site Santa Fe
Florals: Renegade Floral
Beauty Concierge: Elwynn and Cass
Food/Cocktails/Desserts: Paloma
Rentals: Rust Vintage
Dinnerware/Cups/Vase: Whiskey and Clay
Suit: Friar Tux
Hair and Makeup: Madeline McCue Makeup

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