If you are just now joining us, we are featuring the prettiest wedding that Gia Canali, photographer extraordinaire, recently sent us. Here are a few more bits of eye candy and inspiration (this is my favorite part of today’s feature by the way)….
From Gia Canali…
The bride and groom had participated in a group wedding ceremony (27 couples!!) at a Catholic Cathedral in Santa Fe in the spring. So this party was essentially a reception. They exchanged rings, had a champagne toast … then a processional through the neighborhood to the Old Venice Restaurant. We loved the handmade chocolates made by a local chocolatier from a hundred year old recipe (which alas were less photogenic than they were delicious). There was a local band that played music during dinner and for a little dancing. We also particularly loved the floral emphasis throughout the design of the wedding.
The bride’s parents home was chock full of art by all the various artists in the family, including the hand-painted furniture by Jessie that’s in the background of some of the detail shots. Everybody carried and waved streamers on the processional.
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Check out Jessie, the brides, event planning company when you have a minute…you’ll understand just how talented she is! More in a bit!
I am a little bit smitten with the bride from today’s featured affair. She is just so pretty, so effortlessly elegant with her cocktail length wedding dress and chic vintage accessories.
From Gia Canali, the amazing photographer behind the affair…
The invites were inspired by vintage fabric…I still have the sweet little escort cards hanging above my desk. Each was adorned with little tiny bells Jessie found on eBay. Jessie’s grandmother is a jewelry designer in Denver – she made their rings, which were really beautiful and unique.
We are featuring the loveliest wedding today on SMP, shot by the forever talented Gia Canali. The color palette alone is enough to make me jump for joy, then to find out that much of the wedding was crafted by the gorgeous bride, well…it’s why I love what I do.
Jessie’s gorgeous dress is vintage, from Paris 1900, in Los Angeles. The color scheme was based loosely on a Santa Fe sunset (which I must say after seeing for the first time this summer, just before Jessie’s wedding, is absolutely amazing … lots of purples I’ve never seen before, pinks, etc. Now I understand why Georgia O’Keefe loved and painted NM so much). The groom wore a pink shirt, too, to reinforce those colors. She found the pin she wore in her hair on Ebay and the matching baubles that decorated her shoes.
So much more to come!
This wedding is a complete dream. It’s one of those weddings that is simply easy to love, with its pretty, feminine charm and sweet, elegant style. Gia Canali, the Little Black Book photographer behind the affair, captured the day to perfection and has been lovely enough to share all of the amazing details with us.
Jessie and Matt’s wedding took place in Point Loma, California (a swanky part of San Diego) at the Jessie’s parent’s home, with the reception at a nearby restaurant. Jessie is a fourth generation artist and a floral designer and a wedding planner in Santa Fe, NM (her company is called Married and it’s great). She arranged all the bouquets and centerpieces herself, designed the floral-themed invites and escort cards, etc.
So much more to come!