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Classic Meets Destination in New Mexico

Planning your wedding from afar?  It isn’t always easy, but when you have a venue like La Mesita Ranch Estate and a dream team of vendors working on your every detail, it goes a whole lot smoother.  Just ask Madison and Ryan, a sweet duo who journeyed to the gorgeous state also known as New Mexico and tied the knot in a classic dinner party style celebration. The immensely talented Tamara Gruner was on hand to capture every moment, and THE VAULT? It needs your full, undivided attention.

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From the Bride… Ryan proposed to me on a hot air balloon in Santa Fe last year. Once engaged we had our hearts set on a destination wedding and knew that going back to New Mexico felt right for our big day. La Mesita was the perfect choice for us when it came to venue. We loved how intimate, secluded, and special it felt. A true escape and adventure. With a small guest list we wanted our reception to feel like a dinner party; casual but elegant. Planning the wedding from afar was definitely a challenge, only visiting our venue once before the wedding weekend, but our vendors were wonderful and our day was more beautiful than we could ever have imagined! The Land of Enchantment will always hold a special place in our hearts.

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Event Planning: Plum Studio LLC | Floral Design: Floriography Flowers | Wedding Dress: Ferres Sposa | Cake: Maggie Faralla | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Catering: Adobo Catering | Makeup: Makeup Santa Fe | Hair: Jess Evans | Band: Nacha Mendez | Venue: La Mesita Ranch Estate | Invitation Suite: Hammerpress | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rental: Classic Party Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk & Ribbon: Silk & Willow

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Looking for the perfect Houston venue? We found it.

Guys, we know finding the right venue for your Big Day isn’t always easy.  We’ve been there, done that. So when it comes to choosing the perfect locale that is drop-dead gorgeous AND filled with amenities that will make your life that much easier, trust usThe St. Regis Houston is IT. Think of it as a little slice of wedding heaven with everything you’ll EVER need for your dream day. We promise.

The perfect mix of traditional and modern, The St. Regis Houston is located smack-dab in the heart of the city’s vibrant epicenter, which means a wedding that is convenient AND fun with a never-ending list of awesome perks that will seriously wow you AND your guests. I’m talking over 13,900 square feet of event space, curated signature menus with fresh + local ingredients and a seriously skilled Event Specialist who will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process. Not to mention the crazy cool traditions that each St. Regis address is sooo well-known for, like fresh flowers, afternoon tea and midnight supper events. It’s like a vacation of a lifetime meets a wedding you never dreamed could happen. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Whether you are hosting an intimate soiree for 10 of your nearest and dearest or 400 of your closest friends and family, contact your very own Event Specialist at the St. Regis for a celebration that is luxurious, sophisticated AND fun.


Don’t forget that when you select The St. Regis Houston as your wedding destination you’ll receive special rewards and bonus Starpoints® which you can apply towards honeymoon nights. Earn up to 100,000 bonus Starpoints® by contacting a Wedding Specialist at (713) 840-7600 or request more information here.

Big News from Lovely! (Hint: You’re going to love it!)

Listen up, all you brides-to-be: we’ve got big news.  Your fave bridal shop on the planet, Lovely, recently opened its doors in Dallas… with ones following in Phoenix and Houston in October. So that fab lineup of totally chic + totally unique designers? It’s right at your fingertips, plus even more pretty with the debut of Lovely’s Fall/Winter Bridesmaid + Bridal Party looks. Scroll for the details.

Whether you’re looking to step outside of the box and rock a design that will literally leave all of your guests talking on your Big Day OR simply want to look stunning at a holiday party, Lovely has you totally covered.  Their lineup of innovative designers and crazy cool customer service is truly what gown shopping is all about. Think gowns from Anna Campbell, Limor Rosen, Suzanne Harward, Rue De Seine, Odylyne The Ceremony… and so many more.  Not to mention Lovely’s very own Fall/Winter Bridesmaid and Bridal Party dresses, available at AND their FIRST EVER ready to wear boutique in Houston. Say it with me, loves: awesome.

Visit one of Lovely’s amazing locales TODAY to begin your dress journey, and mark your calendars now for upcoming trunk shows in Dallas (Suzanne Harward, 9/30-9/31 + Alexandra Grecco, 10/21-10/23), Phoenix (Anna Campbell, 10/21-10/23) and Houston (Rue De Seine, 11/26-11/28 + Anna Campbell, 12/9-12/11).  It’s time to shop your hearts out.

Photography: Chaz Cruz Photography | HMU: Miss Harlequin

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