Intimate, beautiful & full of love, These are the best words to describe this Foothills wedding in Albuquerque New Mexico. The purple Sandia mountains in the background are complemented by the purple & red blooms the bride chose for the bouquets. Kelly & KC kept their wedding guests list small & had the ceremony & reception at KC’s parents house right in the foothills of the mountains which could not have a better view or backdrop for the ceremony.
From the Bride:
So I had already agreed to move with KC across the country for his job. We were moving in two days. I was living with my dad at the time & of course I was going crazy on what clothes to bring. I was in the living room & my dad said you should go sleep at KC’s parents tonight. I said no I have too much to do & I need to go to the gym tomorrow. My dad said I’ll bet you $20 you’re not going but listen to your dad & spend some time with KC & his family tonight. So of course I went & stayed the night there.
KC woke me up early & asked what was all over the floor & the window had opened in the middle of the night. There were rose petals & Hershey kisses all over the floor into the other room. There was champagne & a little note that said “I kiss the ground you walk on & shower you with roses” & he got down on one knee & asked!
I went upstairs to his whole family (mom, dad, 2 sisters, niece, nephew, & my soon to be step daughter). There were flowers everywhere & an engagement banner across the fire place). I called my family to tell them the news & now I know why my dad said I wouldn’t be making it to the gym that morning. My family & everyone had an amazing breakfast together starting a new chapter in all of our lives. A few days before KC took his mom, sister, niece, & daughter to pick out the ring. It was the second one they looked at from Mark Diamonds (which is local).
We tried to use all local vendors & keep it very intimate. We had 58 people & each & every person has been a big part of our lives. Even our vendors felt like family (Blue Rose, wedding planner, & cater). We did a sand ceremony with Dylinn symbolizing the 3 of us becoming a family. Getting married at KC’s parents house was so special because we get to go back to our venue several times throughout the year which is so awesome! Our wedding planner was amazing Maria Socha (Sealed with a Kiss-local) was a true blessing to us as well! Walking down the aisle with my dad seeing everyones’ loving faces was the most emotional time of my life.
Maria Socha from Sealed with a Kiss was our coordinator – SWAK
Flowers & More (Jennifer) did our flowers.
A Family friend of KC’s- Jim Schumacher from Cooperage and Scarpa’s (local) was our caterer. He was so wonderful sitting down with us making the menu and honesty some of the best food I’ve had to this day. He even surprised us with a special dish from Italy.
We decided to get chocolate & raspberry mousse cups from Whole Foods since I’ve love moose & it’s fun for everybody. We had a little wedding cake from Flying Star called Raspberry Blackout Cake which is my ultimate favorite
I got my dress at Brides by Demetrios- it was the second one I tried on.
We got the groom’s attire from Men’s Warehouse.
Our friend Michael Gallegos DJ for us.
Our Save the Dates KC & I did on Shutterfly which was a lot of fun! The pictures on them were taken by his sister Jenny who was my Maid of Honor. Our actual wedding invitations my wedding planner Maria helped me & we did those on Zazzle.
A Family friend, Jeff Burrows married us which was so special. Him & his wife Robin did so much for us. We had our rehearsal dinner at their house & Jeff built the chuppah we got married under. He also came up with a great idea that during our ceremony each of our parents would tell story about us. KC & I did not know the story until they read it which was very special for us.