Santa Fe Tea Party


Sometimes opposites attract… and make for some gorgeous wedding decor!  Lovebirds Maura and Brandon hail from very different areas of the United States.  Maura was raised in the historic landscape of the East Coast, while Brandon grew up in the aired desserts of the Southwest.  So when these two decided to get married, they wanted to integrate both their upbringings into the festivities.  Bride Maura gives us all the detail behind this unique wedding:

Being that I am from the East Coast and grew up in a Victorian home, but I met my amazing husband in the beautiful southwest. So we decided to infuse these two locations into one for our wedding. The venue was a beautiful vacation home in the mountains of Santa Fe. The deep rich adobe set the background, while the details were antique and vintage infused.

I have always had a love for everything vintage and my favorite story was Alice in Wonderland growing up.  We made most of the decor ourselves, from the dainty doily garland that graced the dance floor to the old skeleton keys that directed guests to their seats. Little “Eat Me” signs invited guests to sample all the bite sized desserts from the New Mexico Pie Company. My bouquet was a combination of tea roses and local purple thistle and my dress was a custom made Allure gown from Bridal Elegance. My something blue was my mint blue heels that matched my husbands socks. All in all it was the perfect wedding for us and all the details came together thanks to all of our amazing vendors.


Photographer:  Julie Haider Photography// Cinema and Video: A Contrast in Light // Design and Decor: Black Swan Events //Dress Store: Bridal Elegance by Darlene // Other Location: Casa Del Arroyo // Caterer: Mon Amis // Cake Designer: New Mexico Pie Company // Floral Designer: Passion Floral Design Studio // Hair Stylist:Salon Rouge // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Suits Unlimited

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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