Alissa + Clint’s Splendid Celebration at the Four Seasons Santa Fe

Yes, it’s true, we did just feature the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in a post recently. But when there’s a wedding this stunning, this vivacious in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, we simply have to give our two cents. {Plus, there’s no such thing as too much love for the incredible New Mexican wedding venue.} The verdict on this delightfully bright celebration of love and marriage? Five stars! 10/10, would recommend you fawn over the deep colors and lighthearted jamboree for wedding inspiration and life goals.

It helps too, that Maura Jane Photography was there to capture the brilliance. Which, if you’re in New Mexico, you’ve probably heard of the famed local photographer and her wonderfully airy style — but she truly outdid herself this time. Collaborating with a few of our absolute favorite wedding professionals in Albuquerque + Santa Fe, Maura Jane Photography encapsulated the splendor of the day that was made possible by the hard work of incredible experts.

For their wedding, Alissa + Clint wanted bright beautiful colors that encompassed the diversity of their guests and matched the sunsets that Santa fe is known for. Rich deep pinks and bright vibrant oranges were used from their invitations to the shoes that Alissa wore on her feet. In lieu of a veil, Alissa wore a beautiful flowy Vivian Reed scarf that matched her personality perfectly.

Guests enjoyed a beautiful Santa fe sky during the ceremony that teased us with rain but quickly blew past resulting in a breathtaking sunset. They made their way to the outdoor cocktail hour on the Four Season‘s patio and sipped signature drinks that Alissa + Clint came up with themselves along with  a little help of a mixologist. Handblown glass vases graced the reception tables, a nod to Santa fe’s rich artistic culture.

-Maura, Maura Jane Photography

It’s no secret how deeply appreciative we are of New Mexico’s venerable history and landscapes. So a wedding, pouring over with bold colors and full-bellied laughter, that pays homage to our state’s culture, and was brought to life by the hardworking hands of dedicated local professionals? We’re starting to wonder if Alissa + Clint intentionally set out to have a wedding that would make our entire team cry. {Or we would be, if the unparalleled adoration and devotion between the couple weren’t so obvious. We can thank Maura Jane Photography again for catching those loving looks on camera so spectacularly.}

Congratulations on making us tear up from unbridled joy and admiration, Alissa + Clint! Oh, and on your newly-wed status, of course. Thank you to you both, as well as Maura Jane Photography, and all the extremely talented wedding professionals {listed below!} who made this day possible.











Photographer | Maura Jane Photography

Venue | Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

Planner + Designer | Maria Socha, Sealed With a Kiss 

Florist | Floral Fetish

Hair + MUA | Carmella Conway with Chrome

Shoes | Stuart Weitzman + Monolo Blahnik

Dress | Ann Matthews

Dress Designer | Da Vinci 

Tuxedos + Suits | Men’s Wearhouse

Cake + Desserts | Chocolate Maven

DJ | Paul Feathericci

Officiant | Dr. Paul Martinez with De Novo Pastoral Services 

Invitations | Funky Olive Design



{Bold and Beautiful Real Wedding} Albuquerque Marriott

Andrea and Peter Konidas held their wedding reception with the Albuquerque Marriott on September 27, 2014 and Kyla was able to share her experience working with this adorable couple.   Andrea Dountas0032  Andrea Dountas0807

“The bride, Andrea, and her mother, Helen Dountas, were an absolute PLEASURE to work with! I love my job, but when you have a bride and family members that are pleasant, and fun in this case to work with, it makes the experience for both you and them so much more wonderful!” – Kyla Montano, Albuquerque MarriottAndrea Dountas0085Along with the hotel, they also paired up with Maria Socha of Sealed with a Kiss as their wedding planner, Nancy Enns from Albuquerque Florist for their flowers, and Blue Rose Photography to make this an unforgettable wedding.  Andrea Dountas0629

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Southwestern Sweethearts

Adding a Southwestern flare to your wedding has never been so sweet. Wedding Coordinator Maria Socha of Sealed With A Kiss, LLC. wedding planning provided us with these amazing photos from two dream  Southwestern themed weddings that she helped become a reality. From cowboy hats to turquoise touches, this weekend wedding inspiration might inspire you to add a little New Mexico flavor into your wedding as well.

Photography by Talitha A. Tarro Photography
Photography by Talitha A. Tarro Photography
Photography Credit: Seth Goodman Photography

Sealed With A Kiss, LLC

Albuquerque, NM 87109


For more wedding inspiration, and for everything else you need to plan your wedding, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} An Elegant Elopement

Tony Gambino Photography - Whitesands-7
Wedding Photography by Tony Gambino Photography

Maria Socha of Sealed With A Kiss, LLC explained the inspiration of this stunning styled wedding shoot for The Perfect Wedding Guide:

“The inspiration [for this styled shoot] was an elegant elopement.  We wanted to use masculine materials like dark tones and wooden accents contrasted with the softness and femininity of the bridal elements like the baby’s breath bouquet and ethereal white dress.” -Maria Socha, Sealed With A Kiss, LLC

What a great style inspiration for your own wedding!

Sealed With A Kiss, LLC provides complete wedding planning and coordinating services for weddings in the Albuquerque area. Maria offers many wedding packages to suit your individual wedding planning needs.

Photography by Tony Gambino Photography. Location is White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.

For more wedding inspiration, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

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