Fred and Suzanne
In the old chapel at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 23, 2006
On the day after their wedding, Suzanne and Fred celebrated with a huge reception at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum outside of Santa Fe. It was a stunning location for pictures, so we started the afternoon with a family portrait shoot. Afterward they greeted hundreds of their friends for their wedding reception. I loved the fact that the reception was elaborate, with gorgeous details and amazing food, yet it was casual, with a country western theme. Suzanne and Fred even wore cowboy boots!
Here is part 2 of this three-day wedding celebration: Saturday.
Fred and his daughter
Suzanne and her son and daughter
In front of the chapel
Inside the chapel
Inside the old kitchen
This enormous tree grew sideways.
In front of the morada, where men used to spend the 40 days of Lent as penance.
There were beautiful sights from every angle.
I love the lighting in this one.
They are so happy together!
I love this one of Suzanne dancing to make Fred smile for the camera.
I didn’t even know she was doing that.
On the way to the reception
The reception took place in a huge tent. At sunset, a beautiful beam of light appeared.
They had a nine-tier cake, with this fantastic sculpture.
There were three food stations–pasta, sushi, and barbeque.
I loved the sushi; Mike loved the beef brisket.
They started the dancing with a tradition called the Hispanic March. Almost all of the guests
danced around the tent in a line, forming bridges, tunnels, and other fun. It was great!