New Mexico Wedding by Jesse Leake
October 18, 2010

Just when we think we have seen about all there is to see when it comes to gorgeous weddings, a beauty like this lands in our inbox and well, we're back to square one again. Oohing and awing over yet another totally unique, completely beautiful in ever single way wedding. Jesse Leake photographed this wonder so you know it is going to be a total gem plus the Bride and Groom killed it with unique touches that incorporated Native American and Irish traditions all set against an utterly breathtaking Santa Fe, New Mexico backdrop. Can we say FAB -U-LOUS? See more of this beautiful day and every last perfect detail in the gallery.

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From the lovely, lovely Bride...

It was important for Kyle and I to reflect two things: love and family. We wanted an intimate wedding in a romantic, organic place - Santa Fe stole our hearts. Our wedding day was chaotic, yet calm... filled with laughter and genuine emotion. We are the luckiest.

The decor was inspired by our love for succulents, bohemian vintage design and our American Indian/Irish heritage. Kyle and I hand selected everything from the vintage amber jars to the herringbone kitchen towels. Etsy, vintage shopping and DIY projects saved us. We meticulously designed the invitations, ceremony cards and menu cards (with the help of Suann Song of Simple Song Designs). We successfully incorporated our personalities through each piece ..."the good stuff" - ceremony programs, "the yummy stuff" - menu cards, "the sweet stuff" - cake table.

Kyle and I met on St. Patty's Day and coincidentally, our families are both Irish. We chose to reflect this by tying miniature gold four leaf clover charms to the invitations and menu cards. Photos of our grandparents were clipped to the menu cards with a "love" clothespin and American Indian feathers were used for added detail. Buckeye seeds (a good luck charm in American Indian folklore) were hand picked by my grandmother and strewn together in groups of 15, to represent the day Kyle and I met. They were placed on the ceremony programs and kept by guests. The bouquet and reception flowers were inspired by my favorite store, Anthropologie. peaches, creams, purples, yellows, pinks ... a true bohemian combination.

The ceremony was intimate and meaningful. Kyle and I stood on an American Indian rug and guests were seated on rustic wooden benches. An acoustic guitar strummed our favorite songs and "five promises" were read to replace traditional vows. A unique feature - our first dance immediately followed the vows. For the reception, guests were seated at a long table covered in a natural linen tablecloth and burlap runner. Vintage amber jars, driftwood, turquoise votives, succulents and chunky flowers decorated the table. The food was home style with a New Mexican twist - steak/halibut, mashed potatoes, green beans, calabacitas, green chile cornbread and pecan pie.

Ceremony and Reception: Encantado Resort / Photographer: Jesse Leake / Flowers: Andrea Soorikian Design / Wedding Coordinator: Alicia Troxell of Barnwood & Birch / Paper Goods: Suann Song of Simple Song Design / Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Shoes: J. Crew / Suit: Brooks Brothers