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Real Wedding: Renae and Alex's New Mexico Hacienda Celebration, II
March 20, 2009
By: eddye

Today's featured wedding on the Little Black Book Blog was sent to us by the fabulous husband and wife duo, Kitty & Craig Fritz over at Twin Lens. They reside in New Mexico but are available for travel worldwide. After you see these photos, you seriously are going to want to head over to their website to see more of their amazing work!:

Here's the Sneak Peek we started out the day with : Sneak Peek

Then the first set of awesome images from Renae and Alex's New Mexico Wedding: Part I

And now for the rest of the story ... and photos ...

Twin Lens, Renae and Alex, New Mexico

from the beautiful bride, Renae ...

Our family and friends exclaimed, “Why are a Canadian boy and a Coloradan girl getting married in New Mexico?” For us it was as clear as the New Mexican blue skies; it was the indescribable feeling and lure of the wild Southwest. Our mutual love for country music and dusty cowboy boots inspired us to learn the country waltz for our first dance. We invited Taos’s own South by Southwest to show our guests a boot-stompin’ good time.

Twin Lens, Renae and Alex, New Mexico

We discovered Hacienda Dona Andrea perched up on a hill south of Santa Fe along the Turquoise Trail. The Hacienda spoiled us with vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the perfect number of rooms to accommodate our immediate family. Built in the adobe style, the Hacienda gave a warm feeling of home with traditional chili pepper ristras hanging from every beam. Our ceremony and reception were held in a big courtyard, filled with sunshine by day and farolitos by night.

Twin Lens, Renae and Alex, New Mexico

The Hacienda and its natural surroundings gave our wedding an earthy feel, allowing us to soar high with bright pinks, oranges and reds. My sister and I set out making hundreds of vibrant Mexican paper flowers, which lined the ceremonial aisle and wrapped around the columns of the courtyard. We arranged our own centerpieces of brilliant dahlias spilling from low-profile glass vases. Everyone enjoyed an amazing selection of home made pies in lieu of wedding cake. We wanted a relaxed and festive atmosphere, where all of our loved ones had no choice but to eat green chili enchiladas and help us celebrate!

pie Twin Lens New Mexico

Twin Lens, Renae and Alex, New Mexico

Our wedding party felt simple and pure: just our siblings. Alex’s brothers sported bright orange ties and my sister rocked a very pink dress, with gorgeous flowers by Artichokes and Pomegranates of Santa Fe. Our good friend agreed to get ordained and gave us a memorable sermon of his sage advice. My nephews were just too cute not to send down the aisle; they decorated the ground with rose petals and smiles.

Twin Lens, Renae and Alex, New Mexico

Our vows were blessed by a surprise rainbow stretching across the cobalt blue sky (pictured here in Part I), which we couldn’t have planned, even if we tried. We both love photography and we knew that at the end of our wedding day, the photos are all we will have for proof of the bliss. We fell in love with the Twin Lens vision and we had to have them for our own. Their presence the day of the wedding was stealth-like and the photos are proof of their commitment to capture the essence of our wedding."

Photography by Twin Lens

Wowww!  Stunning and awesome and downright amazing!

Thanks Kitty and Craig, for always delighting us with such wonderful images! And a huge thank you to Renae & Alex for sharing!

{to see the full gallery, click here!}