Venessa + Fabian Smith | Four Seasons Wedding | Santa Fe Wedding | Wedding Photographer

New Mexico Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe

The new Mr. and Mrs. Smith were wed on October 26th, 2018 at the elegant Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. This newly wed couple was a joy to work with and we were able to capture many special moments on their special day to feature in the highlight video we created for them below. My favorite part of their wedding highlights is where they each read love letters they exchanged before saying their vows. You can hear the adoration they each have for each other in their letters. Make sure you have your tissues ready, it’s a tear jerker!

Videography has been a new and exciting adventure that Lauren Cherie Photography has jumped into. We already have a ton of videos under our belt too! We’ve done everything from weddings and engagements to music films and commercials. If you’re interested in videography for your next event, check out more of our work here.

The wedding venue that the Smith’s wedding was held at is absolutely gorgeous! The Four Seasons Resort is settled on 57 acres of beautiful southwest countryside. This little gem is hidden in the Sangre de Cristo Foothills in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is surrounded by the perfect scenery for wedding portraits that are to die for. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this page to see the breathtaking sunset we were lucky enough to capture after making a little trek up to the top of a hill at the resort. We captured several enchanting pictures in this one location atop the wooded hill with the golden sunset nestled just behind the trees giving us the perfect lighting.

The bride, Venessa looked incredible in her lacy strapless wedding dress with a long flowing train that she purchased at the local family owned Ann Matthews Bridal. Ann Matthews has been doing business for over fifteen years and has a gorgeous selection of wedding gowns.

Venessa was pampered for her special day by Downtown Color Bar Beauty Lounge where her wavy updo was styled by Denise Fernandez and her classy makeup, which accentuated her natural beauty, was done by Jenna Garcia. And let me tell you, that makeup held up great with all of the happy tears that were shed!

Fabian complimented his bride very nicely in his dark gray suit that he picked up from Men’s Wearhouse. The Groomsmen’s outfits were also from Men’s Wearhouse and I have to say, they all looked striking! The groom wore a black button up shirt under his suit with black dress shoes while his groomsmen complimented him with white button up shirts under their light gray suits and brown dress shoes.

Not to take away from the handsome groomsmen, but can we talk about these lovely bridesmaids?? They found their backless flowy bridesmaids dresses at JJ’s House, an online retailer of every type of special event dress you can think of! The website boasts its exceptional customer service and high quality, affordable dresses. The ladies looked fabulous in their bridesmaids dresses which alternate between a pink rose color and lavender which made my job as a wedding photographer a little too easy. Check out some of the gorgeous shots of Venessa’s bride tribe at the bottom of the page.

Venessa and Fabian’s wedding reception was a blast, I hardly felt like I was working. The reception hall at Four Seasons Resort was decorated with white and lavender roses to match their delectable wedding cake. The four-tier wedding cake was beautifully designed by Crystal Jaramillo. The cake is so simple with its white frosting and rose accents, yet so alluring. Crystal did an amazing job with it.

The DJ who got the wedding reception party going was Styles DJ Services . He kept everyone happy as they danced the night away and celebrated the newly wed couple, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

The wedding party did all of the flower arrangements themselves. And again, it came out so simple, yet so elegant. The flowers used in the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets and all other flower arrangements are from Peoples Flower Shops.

The fairytale-like day ended with sparklers under a starlit sky as the newlywed couple exited the reception and shared one last romantic kiss in the company of their friends and family.

From the breathtaking venue to the stunning dresses and beautiful flowers, there was no detail in this wedding that was not taken care of. This made my job so much easier! The gorgeous landscape, beautiful bride, handsome groom, and well dressed bridesmaids and groomsmen made for high end wedding catalog quality photographs which you will see below.

It is my passion and honor to be able to serve my wedding clients. Such a special day in their lives should be captured from every angle so they can always cherish those wonderful memories. We are also very proud to be able to say that we won awards for The Knot Best of Weddings and Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice in 2018!

We take pride in our work and do everything we can to capture those magical moments that will leave your bride feeling like a gorgeous model all while capturing the authentic love between husband and wife. To see more of our work and why we received the two awards, head over to our wedding gallery here.

Well, there’s not a lot more that I can say about this wedding, but I’m sure the stunning pictures will speak for themselves. What are you waiting for?? Go take a look!

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Bridesmaids Gifts Boutique has a huge selection of gifts for your special ladies. It’s hard to pick a favorite among their vast selection, but I have to say, I absolutely love their personalized necklaces!

They come in either gold or silver and each one is personalized with your bridesmaid’s initial. They also come in an elegant gift box (not pictured) with a card that reads, “Thank you for being my bridesmaid. I couldn’t say ‘I Do’ without you.”

I love how each one has that personal touch to show each bridesmaid that you were thinking especially of them.

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Bridesmaids to give them on your big day? The Leather Clutch from BridesMaidGiftsBoutique.com is perfect! It makes a great gift to say thank you to your best gal pals! This stunning piece comes in three different colors (brown, blue, and pink) and can be personalized with either your bridesmaid's name or their initials.  The inside holds up to 10 cards and has pockets to store bills and coins.

BridesMaidGiftsBoutique.com has several other amazing gift ideas for your besties! Check them out! 

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