I’m so excited to share this amazing destination wedding with you! This was my first time out to Santa Fe, and it didn’t disappoint. The wedding took place at the beautiful Hacienda Dona Andreas de Santa Fe. I was completely smitten by its charm and personality in every crevice. Nestled up on the mountainside, you can see why this venue is such a desirable choice for a destination wedding.
If I could only a few words to describe the theme of this wedding, I would say it was eclectic and cultural. The stunning bride, Anastasia, and her family are from Ukraine. The groom, Suresh, and his family are from India! The venue boasts a strong Spanish influence, and the couple’s bohemian style tied natural, earthy elements in with elegance. I loved how the blend of cultural influences is such a representation of love. Both families were so supportive of this union, and it was heartwarming to see them come together in celebration and love.
It was a highlight seeing the different traditions the couple chose to incorporate in their day. During the ceremony, Suresh’s mother placed a bindi on Ana’s forehead. Ana’s parents then fed them “greeting bread“, a Ukranian wedding tradition that symbolizes the bitter and sweet parts of life.
After the ceremony and family portraits, the party began and lasted late into the night. Personalities really come out on the dance floor, and I enjoy using different techniques to liven up the reception photos (although this group was pretty lively already!).
Congratulations Ana & Suresh!