Joy & Sean’s reception was held at the historic La Fonda hotel in downtown Santa Fe. The hotel sits at the end of the Old Santa Fe trail. The old, adobe architecture of the hotel and ballroom complimented the travel-theme perfectly. The guests arrived at the reception parading behind the bride & groom and the Mariachi band who led them from the church to La fonda. They were greeted with margaritas and passed hors d’oeuvres on the outdoor terrace for cocktail hour. The bride created a beautiful escort card table with vintage suitcases, globes, cartographers maps & instruments, antique telephones and cigar boxes filled with bundled, air-mail letters. Antique keys were tied with ribbon and a card with handwritten quotes about marriage. The escort cards were designed after vintage train tickets labeled with “Joy & Sean Railways”.
In lieu of table numbers, each table was named after an international train station in cities all over the world. The tables were beautifully decorated with orange tablecloths and stunning floral centerpieces with orange, blood red and green flowers. The bride also created her own table cards with the train station name. Cigar boxes were filled with vintage postcards, stamps and magnets from locations all over the world. The items were placed in a glassine envelope and were given to guests as favors to send the postcards back to family from their trip to Santa Fe.
The groom was a “candy-holic”, so the bride created her own candy table with orange-colored candy to match the florals and other decorations. Glass apothecary jars and silver containers held taffy, hard candy and other sweets. A special treat for the bride were Singaporean cookies from her childhood. Vintage travel stickers adorned the glassine envelopes used for the candy goodie bags for the guests. The yummy chocolate wedding cake was created with a light-blue fondant and brown ribbons. An orange, gumpaste flower simply adorned the modern cake. The night was filled with many toasts, lots of laughter and dancing after a spectacular fireworks display.
Ceremony – Loretto Chapel
Reception -La Fonda on the Plaza
Catering -La Fonda
Florist – Amanda’s Flowers
Bride’s Dress – Veluz Reyes
Bride’s Shoes – Veluz Reyes
Groom’s Attire – Hugo Boss, Bloomingdale’s
Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo, Bella Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids Shoes – Unisa, Piperlime.com
Cake – Unique Cakes by Karyn
Invitations – Design: Printable Press, Letterpress: Ephemera Custom Letterpress
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