It was a beautiful mid-August day in Albuquerque, NM. The wedding for John and Jessica was celebrated at Isleta Resort. The New Mexico native indian culture was evident in the surroundings and decor. Beautiful turquoise jewelry was displayed in the gift shops and in glass cases. Paintings of the native New Mexico tribes were in halls and lobbies for our enjoyment.
The colors are burnt orange and royal blue which was perfect with all the orange adobe. The girls wore royal blue with brown cowgirl boots. The guys were decked out in new blue denim, royal blue shirts, and of course boots and hats. Heads were turning when the wedding party was walking through the lobby to go outside for photos.
Jessica is my niece and although I am partial, she was a beautiful bride. Her creamy dress fit her so perfectly. I loved the soft pleats on the bodice and empire waist crowned with sweet pearl clusters and fabric flowers. The groom wore traditional dark blue denim, royal blue shirt and silver vest. So classy.
The ceremony was traditional cowboy, with a twist of humor and a few tears. The ring bearer, announced the bride’s arrival by banging on a cowbell and loudly proclaiming, “Here comes the Bride, here comes the Bride.” It was so cut and original.
The Bride read her sweet words of love and hope for the future, and wiped tears. When she finished the groom whipped out his phone to read his vows. There was more laughter from the audience, but it was a sweet vow as well.
The bride’s mom and dad, Dickie and Suzette Srader, sang a beautiful duet; a song that they had written. So sweet and sentimental.
After the wedding, we celebrated a brisket dinner at the Isleta Golf Club.