Our design concept for the Las Hermosas Flores, an elopement style wedding shoot at The Broadmoor, came from an exploration of Hispanic culture and its integration into the American West. Spanish and Mexican culture has been an integral part of the American West for centuries. The influence dates back to 1694 with the first expeditions into the western region. For this styled shoot with Enjoué Studio Event Design & Decor House, we wanted to create a visual story of the unique and rich traditions that set the Hispanic culture apart while working in the beautiful colors and textures.
The bride wore a modern version of a traditional ivory lace dress with statement jewelry. The dress was a nod to her heritage and way to bring family tradition into the day. Meanwhile, the groom’s attire was semi-formal, yet tailored. He wore dark jeans with a suit jacket and a western touch in the form of a bolo tie. The couple dressed casually but were elegant and graceful against the backdrop of the Pauline Chapel at the Broadmoor. Additionally, the creamy terracotta blush stucco buildings laid a foundation for other colors in the design.
Colors of the Southwest at a Broadmoor Wedding
Kara of Enjoué Studio crated a color palette of black, brown, cobalt blue, warm pastels, and subtle pops of bright colors. Each color pulled meaning from a part of Mexican culture and tradition. The blacks and browns were reminiscent of dark and heavy wood used in Southwestern adobe buildings. Secondly, the cobalt blue was a symbol of Talavera pottery. The pottery was first introduced in the 15th century by Spanish settlers. It was later developed into the art form you see today. You most commonly see the pottery today as in tile and tableware created in Mexico.
Cena Al Aire Libre
For the intimate dinner, a wood carved chandelier accented by flower garlands was centered over the table as a statement piece. The table, set in an inviting outdoor space, was elevated, yet approachable. Kara set the foundation for the design with three handwoven table runners and black oval chairs.
After that, Kara topped the table with a layered stack of plates. The china included a mixture of a blue-grey ceramic charger, a navy blue dinner plate, and a floral salad plate all mixed with modern gold flatware from Enjoué Studio’s exclusive tableware collection. In addition, the stemware was a mixture of amber and rose taupe to accent the subtle and rich tones of the table’s flowers. Finally, Kara finished the place setting with a custom napkin ring made from a horse bridle and brown leather strap.
A Taste for Tequila
Furthermore, for a special touch after the wedding ceremony, we created a custom tequila bar for the bride and groom. Kara used the bar to pull in the black and brown colors of the day. She also accented the bar with a handmade cobalt blue and white table runner from Mexico. Above all, the bar featured a painted tequila bottle and top-shelf tequila brands ready for tasting.
Finally, the wedding cake and bride’s second look served as nods to Frieda Kahlo. Kahlo is not only the famous Mexican painter known for her portrait with a floral crown but more importantly an activist for Mexican culture and history. The bride’s second look included a black embroidered dress and a bright and bold floral crown. Frieda certainly would have been proud!
The wedding cake featured a moody and bold painted flower design. It included colors from Spanish Colonial paintings and that are found in the Southwest.
The Broadmoor is a stunning wedding venue in Colorado. In short, we were grateful to be able to use the space to bring this inspired shoot to life and we could not have done it without an amazing group of vendors!
Broadmoor Wedding Vendors
Design & Rentals: Enjoué Studio Event Design & Decor House⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Floral Design: Amy Lauren Floral Design⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Venue: The Broadmoor⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Beauty: Elwynn + Cass⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hair & Make Up: Ashley Smith Beauty⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Leather Goods: Animal Handmade⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Models: Suzanna Garza from nxt|MODEL ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Paperie: Sweet Zion Paperie
Cake: Sleeping Makes Me Hungry⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wedding Dress: LoveShackFancy⠀⠀