Kari and Dylan’s wedding was as spirited and seductive as a Southwestern sunset. Layered with color, music and plenty of good vibes, the creative couple chose to stage their event in the magical city of Santa Fe. Both natives of the Southwest wanted their love of adventure and the outdoors to be the backdrop for their special day. Dylan works in the design and publishing industry and Kari is a content producer at a multinational beauty store. When they’re not decorating or relaxing in their midcentury bungalow, the couple enjoys camping and riding their motorcycles. In addition to his professional talents, Dylan is also musician in a band called “Brothers NYC”. Music was clearly an important consideration when planning the wedding as well.
The ceremony was held at the New Mexico Museum of Art. A historic landmark noted for its New Mexico Pueblo Revival Style architecture, the location has functioned as a community gathering space for decades. Centered in the museum’s courtyard location, the couple gathered with friends and family in the midst of the Mountain Fountain sculpture by Jesus Moroles and the pageantry of local flora and fauna. The sartorial kaleidoscope offered up by the guests refracted the traditional Southwestern color palette.
The couple planned a series of events leading up to the ceremony that included a “night before” cocktail gathering at El Rey Court’s watering hole, La Reina. The cocktail menu weighs in heavily on Agave-inspired cocktails as well as a selection of tequilas and mezcal. The guests were styled in a delicious display of textures, colors and fabrics most of which was crowned by stupendous headwear. Fashion was a heady participant in the entire affair. The couple chose vintage Gucci as their inspiration, which was punctuated by stunning silver and turquoise jewelry, authentically Southwestern. The pièce de résistance in this cornucopia was Dylan’s vintage necklace, a loan that coordinated impeccably with his Gucci suit, tapestry style loafers and the Santa Fe sky. The bride wore a La Robe dress with an accompanying cape designed by Daisy Hartmann. A stunning vintage Gucci headpiece and glittery heels from Miu Miu rounded out the ensemble.
The reception was staged at Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Kari chose to begin married life with shortened locks. Channelling a “new woman feel,” she had her gorgeous amber waves trimmed to a bob length – don’t worry, the hats still look stellar. Rather than engaging in a customary first dance, the couple performed together on stage. Kari was dressed in a rock star cowgirl ensemble and joined Dylan and some of his fellow band members on stage. The drums were played by Kari’s father. A mariachi band accompanied the wedding party to the reception.
The couple had a vision and a very distinct style in mind, the team at For the Love Events helped that vision become a reality. Based in Albuquerque, NM, the event designers helped to design, plan and create the special day. Flowers were provided by Santa Fe-based Renegade Floral, who specialize in crafting designs that weave color and texture into extraordinary creations. Santa Fe’s legendary chromatic sunsets were happy to provide both the inspiration and the backdrop for the vibrant and stylish affair that was Kari and Dylan’s wedding day.