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330 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-986-0000


WELCOME Located in the heart of Santa Fe, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, A RockResort, is the perfect destination for your special occasion. Steeped in history and culture, and surrounded by the stark beauty of the Southwest, La Posada is a world class resort, featuring six lushly landscaped acres, woodburning kiva fireplaces, a luxurious Avanyu Spa, and AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining at Fuego. Celebrate your wedding at La Posada and enjoy a romantic ceremony, a spectacular reception, and memories that will last a lifetime.

ROCKRESORTS Extraordinary Backdrops for Momentous Occasions Exclusive, one of a kind locations set the stage for the events of a lifetime. The RockResorts portfolio of luxury hotels offers a unique combination of informal elegance, award winning cuisine, serene Avanyu spas, and a variety of outdoor adventures in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Discover why an event held at a RockResort is truly an “experience.”





Intimately bathed in Southwestern culture and history, La Posada evokes a sense of wonder and serenity. Though it is located just two blocks from Santa Fe’s historic Plaza – known for its acclaimed art galleries, shopping, and dining – it often feels far removed from the city, which is consistently ranked one of the best destination cities in the country. Featured in Architectural Digest, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset Magazine, and other noted publications, La Posada has received recent accolades, including: • One of Travel+Leisure’s 500 Greatest Hotels in the World • Several Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence • Award of Excellence from the North American Restaurant Association




Whether you desire a grand affair, a themed event, or an intimate, personal celebration, our experienced staff will work with you or your wedding planner to ensure your wedding matches your vision.

WEDDINGS & EVENTS Dreaming in Santa Fe Close your eyes and imagine. How do you envision your special day? Do you imagine a casual Southwestern barbeque, an elegant garden party, or a black tie dinner in our ballroom? When planning your wedding, be as creative as you’d like and remember that every wedding should be as unique as the couple themselves.



Canyon Room 756 square feet Banquet: 40 Reception: 60 This banquet room is ideal for smaller, more intimate receptions; accommodates 40 for seated dinners and 60 reception style.

Gazebo Court Garden 1,050 square feet Banquet: 120 Reception: 250 Well manicured lawn and garden areas; perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and dinners; accommodates 120 for seated dinners and 250 reception style.

SETTINGS Monta単a Ballroom 2,048 square feet Banquet: 200 Reception: 250 The Monta単a Ballroom has a wood burning fireplace, French doors, and many other elegant appointments; accommodates 200 for seated dinners and up to 250 reception style.



Before the wedding ceremony, pamper yourself and your bridal party at the resort’s state of the art Avanyu Spa and feel relaxed and refreshed all day. Avanyu Spa specializes in indigenous treatments true to the spirit of the Southwest, and offers massages, facials, complete hair and nail services, and more. The spa also features a eucalyptus steam room, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and newly renovated fitness center – perfect for soothing your mind, body, and spirit.

The Guest Rooms La Posada has 157 unique, casita-style rooms and suites, characteristic of the early adobe art colony that originally occupied the site. The rooms reflect the unique art and architecture of the Southwest; all feature traditional viga and latilla ceilings, many feature kiva fireplaces and shady patios. The Peyton Wright Suite, which opens on to the resort’s beautifully landscaped Lawn Court, is the perfect honeymoon suite for the bride and groom.



HISTORY & ATTRACTIONS With its Old World ambience, world renowned artwork, and 400 year old adobe walls, Santa Fe often feels like a faraway place from the not too distant past. In fact, many of the buildings, churches, and neighborhoods have survived for centuries. Local Native American and Colonial Spanish cultures have continued to flourish, and influence everything from the city’s food and festivals to its architecture and craftwork.

Your guests will delight in Santa Fe’s mild, high desert climate, beautiful mountain vistas, and sun splashed, deep blue sky. An ideal vacation destination, Santa Fe is a wonderful year round playground, where guests can enjoy everything from golf, hiking, and skiing, to shopping, dining, and cultural excursions, to local museums and churches. Drive the breathtaking High Road to Taos and visit El Sanctuario de Chimayó; discover the ancient pueblos still inhabited after 1,100 years; go whitewater rafting on the Rio Chama or Rio Grande; or view Santa Fe from a hot air balloon. In the Land of Enchantment, the possibilities are endless.


DIRECTIONS La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa 330 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 866-331-ROCK 505-986-0000

Directions from Albuquerque International Airport

Continue on Guadalupe St. until you

(Approximate time: 1 hour)

left at Paseo de Peralta, and then turn

Follow Sunport Blvd. to I-25 North.

right on Palace Ave. La Posada de

Travel on I-25 North for approximately

Santa Fe is immediately on your right.

reach Alameda St., then turn left. Turn

50 minutes and get off at Exit 282a. This is St. Francis Dr. Follow St. Francis

Directions from Taos

Dr. to Cerrillos Rd. and turn right. Turn

(Approximate time: 1

right on Paseo de Peralta, and turn right

Head south on Rt. 58. Follow it and it

again on Palace Ave. La Posada de

will become Rte. 68. In Espanola, it

Santa Fe is immediately on your right.

will become Rts. 285/84. Just past



Rte. 599, as you approach the Santa

Directions from Santa Fe Airport

Fe city limits, turn left where the sign

(Approximate time: 20 minutes)

indicates “Historic District/Museums.”

Exit the airport and turn right onto

This is Guadalupe St. Continue on

Airport Rd. At the first light, turn left onto


Relief Rte. 599 North. Travel for

Alameda St., then turn left. Turn left at

approximately 10 minutes until you

Paseo de Peralta, and then turn right on

reach the Santa Fe exit, then take the

Palace Ave. La Posada is immediately

Santa Fe exit onto Guadalupe St.

on your right.






FEATURED PROFESSIONALS AT T I R E & A C C E S S O R I E S Laura Sheppherd Salon de Couture 505-986-1444 Photo © Santagto More information on page 22

CAKES & DESSERTS Desserts For All Occasions 505-474-8431 More information on page 22

Maggie’s Cakes 505-989-1416 More information on page 22

FAV O R S & G I F T S Santa Fe Basket Co. 505-986-8643/800-420-8643 More information on page 22

The following vendors have successfully worked with our guests in the past. For more information, please contact the vendors directly. Note: La Posada does not guarantee the quality of these vendors or their services.

P H O T O G R A P H Y ( C O N T. )

JEWELRY Barbara Rosen Antique & Estate Jewelry 505-992-3000 Photo © 2006 More information on page 23

Kate Russell Photography 505-820-0927 Photo © More information on page 19

Malka E. Michelson 505-466-3611 More information on page 23

Todd Black Photographics 505-988-4366 Photo © Todd Black Photographics More information on page 19

M U S I C & E N T E R TA I N M E N T Absolute Entertainment/SOULSTICE 505-986-5882 Photo © 2005 More information on page 23

PHOTOGRAPHY Ginger Russell Photography 505-820-0390 Photo © Ginger Russell Photography More information on page 19 InSight Foto, Inc. 505-988-1424 Photo © 2005 More information on page 18

Vivo Studios 505-986-2089/866-854-8486 Photo © 2006 More information on page 20

R E N TA L S E R V I C E S Tri-Rentals 505-344-9907 More information on page 20

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N Carey Southwest Limousine Service 505-766-5466/888-644-4514 More information on page 21

VIDEOGRAPHY InSight Foto, Inc. 505-988-1424 Photo © 2005 More information on page 18

Luminance Pictures 505-301-1668 Photo © Luminance Pictures More information on page 21

Townsend-Weiss Productions 505-982-1244/505-577-8339 More information on page 21

S TAT I O N E R Y & I N V I TAT I O N S Zago Papers 505-988-9246 More information on page 21

Vivo Studios 505-986-2089/866-854-8486 Photo © 2006 More information on page 20

This brochure was produced and published by Hawthorn Publications. No portion may be reproduced or distributed. © 2006



plan your Congratulations – you’ve successfully found the



perfect setting for your wedding celebration. At La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, we are

With all the details involved in planning a

thrilled and honored to host your special day.

wedding, it can sometimes be overwhelming. You have a vision of your special day,

Now that you’ve selected the location, it’s time

but creating and capturing it requires a

to begin thinking about the details – from the

considerable amount of time and effort. To

music selection to the floral arrangements to the

ensure that your planning experience runs

photography and videography services that

smoothly and efficiently, it’s important to choose

will capture your once in a lifetime moments.

your wedding vendors wisely. Though we do


not guarantee the quality of the following

Before you pick up the phone to call a

here because they have successfully worked

wedding vendor, you’ll need to determine

with some of our guests in the past. For more

what type of wedding you’d like to have.

information, please contact the vendors directly.

vendors or their services, we have listed them

What comes to mind when you dream of your

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special day? An elegant afternoon garden party or a lavish formal affair? Consider your personal style and think about how you’d like your wedding to be a reflection of that. Once you’ve envisioned your dream wedding day, you can start planning the details that will make your celebration the event of a lifetime.

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS Many couples have come up with creative wedding ideas that reflect their unique style and relationship. And, with the seemingly endless array of wedding-related resources available these days – from books to magazines to websites – it’s easier than ever to find inspiration from them. When planning your special day, create a folder of your favorite ideas and inspirations, including magazine cutouts of your ideal wedding cake, flower bouquets, and bridesmaids dresses; a list of must-have ceremony and reception songs; family traditions you’d like to incorporate into your ceremony or reception; and more. Once you’ve gathered your ideas, present them to your wedding planner and vendors during consultations. That way, they can help Photo © Maring Lifestyle Photography

you design the wedding of your dreams.

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A typical wedding shoot begins two hours prior to the ceremony, with candid pictures of the bride and bridesmaids, and the groom and groomsmen, getting prepared. With the option of one or two photographers present, these "getting ready" pictures can be taken simultaneously or at different times.


Post-ceremony portraits, taken at the wedding site, include the bride and groom, and bride and groom with wedding party, family and clergy. At the reception, candid images of toasts, cake cutting, bridal bouquet throw, first dance and general candid portraits of guests are also covered in detail. Photo © 2005

InSight Foto is New Mexico's premier, awardwinning wedding, special events and corporate photography and videography studio. Based in Santa Fe, InSight Foto provides the highest quality professional photography standards with unique photojournalism and contemporary photography styles and services. With a custom and individually tailored approach to each wedding, we at InSight Foto will shoot your special day based on your requests and specific timeline. Photo © 2005

Located in Santa Fe New Mexico, Todd Black Photographics captures the extraordinary physical and cultural beauty of the Southwest in producing wedding day photography best described as a stunning work of art. The skills and incredible talents of seasoned photographer Todd Black create images that matter – transcending boundaries to convey real ideas and emotions. The end result is wedding photography mirroring images from a fashion shoot, fine art exhibition or quality print advertising. Your special day deserves photography that is truly an art form. For images beyond the ordinary, a true representation of yourself and unique characteristics, allow Todd Black Photograhics to document your special day. Contact Todd Black, 505-988-4366,,

Elegant. Artistic. Playful. These are words that describe the candid, unobtrusive wedding photography of Ginger Russell. By working in a relaxed and comfortable manner, she achieves her goal to capture people at their best. She balances technical skill and artistry to present clients with visual memories that will stir emotions for years to come.

Throughout the wedding, a strong emphasis is placed on a unique photojournalism style that has been cultivated by InSight Foto. As fashion photographers, we also create beautiful fine-art portraits of the bride and groom to be enjoyed in either color or black and white.

Ginger Russell specializes in forming relationships to ensure the attention that is necessary for the resulting images to reflect the distinctive personalities of each bride and groom. When you hire Ginger Russell Photography, you know the photographer is always Ginger Russell, never an associate.

All clients are provided with a full set of color-adjusted professional Photo © 2005 4X6 prints, proof CD-ROMs and a authored DVD with both the full version and a private password-protected website. Custom short highlights reel. All productions can be hand-made Japanese silk Cypress albums and either in color or fine-art black and white. Custom Willow proof books are also provided as an option to all clients. Our motto is discretion and respect for all the events we cover. This also applies to our videography services. Our videographers are trained, professional photojournalists with a keen eye for detail and the final edit. The ceremony is recorded continuously from an appropriate place near the altar. Precious moments from the reception are captured on film, including the cake cutting, toasts and first dance without interference. The final product is fully edited with music and provided to the client as an

Photo © Ginger Russell Photography

Weddings cannot be repeated and InSight Foto believes that your event is not just in the ceremony and exchange of rings, but also the fleeting moments that occur behind the scenes. From an overall view of the ceremony site to a detailed close-up of the wedding bouquet to the precious background scenes of guests and bridal party members laughing and interacting, InSight Foto ensures that your wedding day memories will be captured in a truly special way. With services throughout the U.S., contact InSight Foto to have your cherished wedding memories captured professionally, artistically and accurately. InSight Foto’s images also appear on page 2 (upper left), page 5 (top and bottom images), page 6 (upper image), and page 9 (upper right). InSight Foto, 8221/2 East Zia Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504, 505-988-1424,,

Enjoy your big day. Choose a talented professional with whom you can easily work. Ginger Russell Photography’s images also appear on page 6 (lower right) and page 9 (lower right). Ginger Russell Photography, 505-820-0390,,

Photo © Todd Black Photographics

Kate Russell brings to wedding photography all of the elements she considers fundamental in her own life: vision, trust, respect, creativity and joy. Specializing in a creative blend of traditional film and digital imaging, she combines artistry and technical expertise to capture shots that will be cherished for a lifetime. Kate Russell combines photojournalistic and artistic styles and has the ability to conceptualize timing and placement so that special moments occur in the best light

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and background. With five years of experience as a documentary, wedding, magazine and commercial photographer, Kate can easily adapt to any situation, light and subject while maintaining a friendly, calm and professional approach. Kate Russell Photography’s image also appears on page 17 (upper right). Kate Russell Photography, 505-820-0927,, w w w. k a t e r u s s e l l w e d d i n g s . c o m or 19

PHOTOGRAPHY Vivo Studios’ team of experienced photographers and videographers have been working together since 1999 to capture the emotions, expressions and wonderful moments of the wedding day. Owner, Cheron Bayna, and her team are passionate about creating beautiful visual wedding stories to be passed on to future generations. They use their creative skills to specialize in producing complete stories through poignant photojournalism, artistic candid images and a splash of unique traditional portraits. In the words of one of their satisfied clients, Carmella Padilla, “Our heartfelt thanks to you for your fine wedding photography and special presence at our wedding celebration. You helped to make that day one of boundless love and joy.” Vivo Studios’ images also appear on the front cover and on page 8 (lower left). Vivo Studios, 505-986-2089, 866-854-8486,

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STATIONERY & INVITATIONS VIDEOGRAPHY Zago Papers is the area’s premier designer of hand-made wedding invitations, announcements, menus, place cards and more. Featuring exquisite papers from all over the world, we offer the finest materials, craftsmanship and customer service in creating a look just for you.

Photo © Ginger Russell Photography

RENTAL SERVICES Tri-Rentals is New Mexico’s premier provider of party and special event rentals – offering superior quality, service and dependability. As part of the nation’s leading event rental company, Classic Party Rentals, no event is too large or too small!

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Tri-Rentals has developed a start to finish service to ensure a smooth and flawless planning process. We begin with an initial site consultation by one of our special events coordinators to design the layout of the event. We provide assistance with

At Zago Papers, customer service is our specialty. Our designers work with you to create a distinctive aesthetic that reflects your personal taste and marks your special

occasion with great beauty and individuality. With eight years of experience and expertise, we’ve worked with noteworthy clients such as The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, The Santa Fe Opera and The Center for Visual Arts.

Cherish your wedding day with a customized DVD from Luminance Pictures. With a background in documentary film making, Luminance takes a different approach to capturing weddings. Luminance Pictures captures candid moments naturally, allowing your story to be told in the light it was truly portrayed. Every wedding is shot and edited differently, resulting

Honor the event of your lifetime with a Zago Papers invitation! Zago Papers, 505-988-9246,,

in a one-of-a-kind product. Luminance Pictures, 505-301-1668,, With ten years of experience documenting cherished moments for the most discerning brides, TownsendWeiss Productions draws upon an innate love of the


budget calculations and coordinate all details with outside vendors. Along the way, an experienced inside sales staff offers additional assistance, while a skilled on-site team ensures quality installation at every event. From start to finish, Tri-Rentals executes a flawless event with precise planning, experienced personnel, creative thinking and an extensive selection of beautiful party equipment. Tri-Rentals, 505-344-9907,,

moving image to create unforgettable wedding memories. Townsend-Weiss Productions specializes in Carey Southwest Limousine Service is the world’s premier chauffeured services company, offering the widest range of chauffeured ground transportation services, including limousines, sedans, vans and minibuses. With a worldwide reservation center, Carey Limousine will ensure that your wedding day is seamless by providing exceptional, professional customer service before and during your wedding day. Contact Carey Southwest Limousine Service, 505-766-5466, 888-644-4514,

a storytelling approach to each new project, paying close attention to every detail and effectively communicating the true emotions of any occasion. Townsend-Weiss Productions, 5 0 5 - 9 8 2 - 1 2 4 4 o r 5 0 5 - 5 7 7 - 8 3 3 9 ,,

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Tri-Rentals is the preferred vendor for New Mexico’s top caterers, event planners, hotels, resorts and annual events such as the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Sante Fe International Folk Art Market, and Vintage Albuquerque Fine Wine and Art Auction. Along with equipping large productions, we also have extensive experience in wedding design and décor. Offering everything from exquisite tents with fabric liners and customized lighting, to tables adorned with fabulous linens and tableware, Tri-Rentals is the area’s only full-service rental company.


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CAKES & DESSERTS Maggie’s Cakes is a custom cake design studio, specializing in fondant-finished cakes for clients from around the world. With 15 years of baking experience in Santa Fe, Maggie Faralla has made a name for herself creating one-of-a-kind, artful cakes. Clients can choose to replicate a designer cake, design a custom cake specifically for their wedding, or choose from photographs of the beautiful cakes in her portfolio. Photo © 2005

Maggie’s Cakes provides devoted, personalized service to ensure that each cake is as unique and distinctive as the bride and groom. For exceptional cakes from an extraordinary artist whose diverse creative energies know no bounds, please email Maggie at or call 505-9891416. To view samples of Maggie’s cakes, visit Desserts For All Occasions specializes in custom cakes created in the finest European tradition. Featuring moist layers alternating with luscious cream and mousse fillings, each cake is handcrafted with quality fresh ingredients. A unique marriage of flavors combines with intricate artistry to create a cake best described as a masterpiece, the perfect centerpiece for your reception. D e s s e r t s F o r A l l O c c a s i o n s , 505-474-8431,

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FAVORS & GIFTS Santa Fe Basket Company is a local purveyor of gourmet gifts, from table favors to gift bags, boxes and baskets for weddings and events with an emphasis on New Mexico products. Personalized service guarantees that each gift will be accurately and expertly prepared. Santa Fe Basket Co., 505-986-8643, 800-420-8643,, 22

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ATTIRE & ACCESSORIES Laura Sheppherd Salon de Couture is renowned as one of the finest bridal salons in the Southwest. Laura Sheppherd offers customdesigned wedding gowns made of the finest silks, embroideries, French laces and beads with an impressive selection of existing styles. She ensures brides and their mothers will find the gown of their dreams. Her original creations are influenced by historical designs, ranging from 19th century corsets to bias gowns of the 1930s. Her designs have adorned opera divas, actresses and anyone looking for a distinctive look for their special day. Laura and her staff provide extraordinary service to make sure each wedding’s bride and her mother look absolutely beautiful. Laura Sheppherd Salon de Couture, 505-986-1444,,

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Barbara Rosen Antique & Estate Jewelry offers the finest in superior quality platinum and gold, diamonds and gemstones, antique and estate jewelry. From engagement rings and wedding bands to an assortment of bridal jewelry, Barbara Rosen will find the perfect piece to accentuate your special wedding day. Barbara Rosen Antique & Estate Jewelry, 505-992-3000,

Music evokes strong emotions in all of us, but when determining the perfect kind of music for a wedding or reception, it’s a bit like politics or religion – everyone has an opinion. So how do you choose the right music for such a significant occasion? It can be overwhelming. It’s not surprising that brides and grooms often feel they need some help.

For a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for the bride or bridal party, Malka Michelson’s custom-designed jewelry is sure to nourish the mind, body and soul. Each object of beauty contains gemstones used for healing, transformation, celebration and more. For an occasion as significant and symbolic as your wedding, Malka Michelson’s exquisite designs make the perfect accessory. Malka Michelson, Santa Fe, NM, 505-4663611,,

Allow Absolute Entertainment to answer your most pressing questions and work with you to craft a musical experience that suits your needs and elicits the atmosphere you envision. Agency owners Vicky and Chris Speer have been in business in Santa Fe for over ten years and book in excess of 300 musical events a year. Experienced in the field of wedding entertainment, they offer some useful insights.“We have been involved in music for a long time, we have both played in bands and I did musical theater. We love it,” Vicky says. “We started our band Soulstice and began DJing here ten years ago. We added some of the best musicians in New Mexico to fill each area of music to suit all wedding requirements. The overwhelmingly positive response from brides, grooms and their families has helped the company become Santa Fe’s most recommended agency.”

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Chris continues, “We have provided music for hundreds of weddings and other functions, and have learned that event guest lists typically include multiple age groups, geographic backgrounds and musical tastes. As a result, wedding entertainment must be skilled in determining those songs that will speak to everyone and succeed in bringing

them together to create a memorable celebration. The ability to track the audience and change gears at a moment’s notice while providing tasteful Emcee functions is a must to ensure the event unfolds as the client has envisioned. Our DJs and band, Soulstice, can do just that.” Vicky adds, “We do a lot of pre-planning with our brides and grooms to make sure everything runs smoothly and according to their wishes.” Santa Fe offers many talented musicians and DJs from all over the world. From classical to modern dance tunes to flavors of the Southwest – you can find it all at Absolute Entertainment. A happy client responded enthusiastically after Soulstice played her wedding reception at La Posada: “Dear Vicky and Chris, I just wanted to thank you so much for making my wedding reception so wonderful. You and your band are so professional and fun! You really know how to get the crowd going. Everyone I have talked to from the wedding has told me that was the best wedding ever! I know a lot of it has to do with Soulstice and the fantastic job you guys did. Kelly and I had such a great time; I did not want to leave! I really appreciate everything. Best Regards, Jacee Wolf.” Absolute Entertainment, 505-986-5882, SOULSTICE, 505986-5882,


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