I started out the day with Jordan and his groomsmen at Jordan’s apartment. I could tell that Jordan was eager to get the day going. He was chill, but ready to marry his bride. The groomsmen helped each other figure out suspenders and cuff links. The hot New Mexico day was already sweltering as the groomsmen gathered outside for a final group picture before my second shooter and I headed to meet Brittany and her the bridesmaids.
We arrived at Brittany’s father’s beautiful New Mexico home. Brittany’s mother, sisters and friends were having their makeup done and helping Brittany get ready for her big day. The gorgeous blush colored bridesmaid dresses hung in the living room window. The bride was calm and quiet that morning. Unfortunately, she was not feeling 100%, and was just taking in the flurry of activities going on around her.
Brittany’s best friend, mother and sister helped her get her gorgeous dress on. The ruffles, the buttons and the sweetheart neckline of the stunning dress fit Brittany like a glove. She wore her ‘something blue’ on her feet. Her blue cowboy boots peeked out from under the ruffled skirt.
The sweetest part of the morning was Brittany’s father’s first look. As he walked in to see his daughter for the first time, his eyes welled up as he said he wasn’t going to cry. He gave Brittany the sweetest embrace and held her for a minute (while the rest of the room teared up). 🙂
As the ceremony was approaching, we headed to the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum. The ceremony area was set up beautifully under the purple toned Organ Mountains and big blue sky. A sparkling crystal chandelier hung from the ceremony arch that was covered in lush green and blush florals.
Instead of a first look, the bride and groom opted for a prayer together as they stood on either side of the beautifully carved wooden door of the venue just before the ceremony.
The wedding guests started to gather and take their seats. The music started up as the groom and his father, who officated the ceremony, entered. The sun beamed down as the guests rose to watch Brittany make her way down the aisle escorted by the father.
Jordan smiled as he watched his bride walk down the aisle towards him. She met Jordan at the altar and Jordan’s father officiated a beautiful ceremony. They shared prayers and blessings and tied the unity cords to symbolize their new life together as their closest family and friends witnessed. They were pronounced husband and wife and sealed their new union with a kiss. Walking hand in hand back down the aisle they started their new life together.
The couple shared a few moments together under the purple and pink Organ Mountains. They kissed and danced in the sunset on the covered bridge as we catured all the sweet moments before the excitement of the reception began.
Back at the reception, family and friends were eager to welcome the newly weds. The room was beautifully decorated with string lights over head, blush sequin table cloths, gold accents and beautiful flowers on every table. The cake table was covered with a variety of delicious-looking cupcakes. All the kids (and maybe even some photographers) were staring. 🙂 The cake was a beautiful three tired simple design that made a sophisticated as it towered over the cupcakes.
The wedding party entered the room and everyone stood and cheered as the newly weds made their way in. A delicious dinner was served followed by Brittany and Jordan’s first dance as a married couple. They danced under the lights to My Best Friend by Tim McGraw. Brittany shared a sweet dance with her father and Jordan danced with his mother who looked so happy to dance with her son.
Toasts by the bride’s father, maid of honor and best man happened next. The messages for the new couple were a mixture of fun memories, thanks and well wishes for Brittany and Jordan. The new couple finally cut their wedding cake and they fed each other a bite of cake with no shenanigans!
The dance floor opened and guests of all ages had a blast dancing the night away until it was time to send off the bride and groom to their honeymoon. The guests gathered outside and lined up with their sparklers. Everyone cheered as the couple walked together through the sparkling corridor.
The day was filled with so many memories and moments shared between friends and family. It was a gorgeous wedding and I’m so happy to wish The Browns a long and happy life together!
Florist- Barb’s Flowerland
Wedding Dress- Allure Romance from Ella Blue
Bridesmaids’ dresses- Ella Blu
Tuxes- Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Cake-Let Them Eat Cake
Venue- New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
DJ- Sight and Sound Entertainment
Hair styling- Duncan Noble Rejuvenating Spa
Rentals- Enchanted Occasions
Check out the whole wedding here.