Darling Backyard Wedding {Caren + Henry}

Caren and Henry’s love for traveling is one of the many things that drew this adorable couple together so it was no surprise that their early fall wedding would follow suit. The hidden details of their travel theme blended well with their gorgeous color scheme of pink, white, blue and gold.

Before the ceremony, the bride had the sweetest first-look like none I’ve seen before – with her parents. This moment was super sweet and seeing how tight this family is, it certainly added the perfect touch! Of course, she shared some romantic moments with her hubby-to-be, but the first-look with her parents is sure to be a trendsetter!

After some intimate family portraits captured by Arielei Kinzer Photography, it was off to the beautiful, outdoor ceremony that took place at Corrales Winery – the perfect setting for a September wedding. Sunglasses and dried lavender cones were prepared for the guests to partake in their celebration as man and wife.

Once they exchanged vows, they were whisked away in a classic car as their driver chauffeured Caren and Henry off into the sunset and faded into the horizon to their next adventure – their reception, that is. As they were greeted with cheers and well-wishes, they made their way to their backyard reception where they celebrated well into the night.

The reception was adorned with remnants and mementos of their travels around the world together with some of their favorite quotes, demonstrating their deep love for one another. And to top it off, the night was brought to a close as the new couple and their families sent lanterns in the night sky for all the world to see!
“Henry and Caren were married at the scenic Corrales Winery with their aunt as their officiant. They included a wine ceremony into their nuptials, which was a perfect pairing with their winery setting! Afterward, guests headed down the road to Henry’s grandparents’ house for a darling backyard reception where Henry spent many birthday and holiday celebrations as a child. The happy couple was greeted by a procession of guests who tossed lavender as they entered their reception! The day was full of personal touches — like a globe for a guest book and Caren’s furry best friend Honey as her flower girl.”

– Arielei, Arielei Kinzer Photography

Photos by Arielei Kinzer Photography

Congratulations, Caren and Henry!

September 24, 2016

Meet the professionals who helped make their dream a reality:

Ceremony Venue: Corrales Winery | Flowers: Stephanie Yardman | Photographer: Arielei Kinzer Photography | Makeup: Kata Baron | Hair: Britney-Rae Sanchez | Dress: Alvina Valenta | Videographer: Windswept Media

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Kaelee + Stetson {Shabby-Chic Texan Ranch Wedding}

Awe – oh my gosh- you guys,  this next celebration is the shabby-chic Texan Ranch wedding of my dreams! Truly warmed my soul to peruse through the photos and thoughtful details on this cold, dreary winter afternoon. Where in the world would we be without Alena Swanson LLC? She is always there to make sure each detail is perfectly planned + coordinated from beginning to end. Here is what she had to say about being a part of this gorgeous celebration:

[Alena Swanson LLC] ” I’m in love with all the creative DIY decor Christy, the mother of the bride, made for her daughter’s wedding! Check out their handmade signs, photo booth lounge, tables and place settings, burlap chandeliers, wood coasters, and shelving for drink-ware and the candy bar! Although it was hot and then rainy at this Ft. Davis wedding in July, the couple had a dream wedding under the Texas stars, made complete by a sparkler dance.”

Enjoy! -A

One of our FAVORITE local silk flower professionals also makes a debut, Charlotte’s Flowers ladies + gents! Check her out : mycharlottesflowers.com

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Professionals that helped pull this wedding full circle:

Charlotte’s Flowers– all the artificial boutonnieres, corsages, bouquets, and centerpieces. (from ABQ)
Thanks to Joshua Ratliff Photography  (from Texas) for the stunning photos of Kaelee & Stetson’s Shaby-Chic Texan Ranch Wedding!
Emily Joanne– Wedding Films (from ABQ): They were there capturing some film, can’t wait to see it!
HE Sproul Ranch 
David’s Bridal

And of course: Alena Swanson LLC: Wedding + Event Planning 

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PWG Client Spotlight- Loving Image Videography & Music

 Loving Image Videography & Music is owned and run by Sally Townes, a professional musician who fell in love with videography and video editing in 2007 while making music videos. Sally has a keen eye for capturing honest emotion and the authentic atmosphere of an event or wedding. She is truly an artist at heart.  By incorporating everything from the music , to that special moment when Dad walks his little girl down the aisle into a video,  she feels you will be able to truly relive your special day  for a lifetime. Sally is great about capturing all of the very special moments at your wedding without be obtrusive or getting the way, in fact you will hardly know she is there.

Below is a video she did for the union of Julianna and Kip and I think she did a beautiful job. Give it a look!

With all the work that you put into wedding planning, it is surprising how fast your big day can fly by.

That is personally why I believe that it is important to invest in a good photographer and videographer.

To contact Sally call  505.359.5900 or email contactlovingimage@gmail.com

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Fun and Unique Wedding Ideas – New Feature

In our upcoming Winter 2011 Issue of Perfect Wedding Guide we will feature a fun 60’s themed engagement session and a gorgeous Albuquerque real wedding. Our new guide will hit the streets on November 26th, but you can sign up here to get a free copy mailed to you first! Here is a sneak peak of the themed weddings feature:

For this 60’s engagement session, Kevin’s Photography created a classic and romantic theme. The couple wanted to show off their love for the 1960’s era. Stay tuned to see more photographs from the session.

Photo by Kim Jackson Photography

For this wedding, A Personalized Affair created a day filled with joy and helped the bride and groom with the visions for their wedding theme, “Dreams Really Do Come True”, come to life. We will be posting more photos of this beautiful wedding soon, so stay tuned!

Send Us Your Real Weddings!

Are you a newlywed and would like to see your wedding featured on Susan Southerland’s Wedding Planning Blog for an upcoming Real Wedding Wednesday?
susansoutherlandnatSend in your photos (5-6 max), vendor information, and a description of your wedding day to Susan.Southerland@pwg.com and yours might be the next Real Wedding she blogs about!