• Why Shopping Local Matters Now More Than Ever

    If you’re from a small town, the term “shop local” might resonate with you on a higher level- you’re bound to know someone who owns a small business in your community or even you, yourself live the entrepreneurial dream. We are blessed to live in Las Cruces where we can go to our local co-op for groceries, take Saturday strolls at the Farmer’s Market, and follow it all up by a beer or cocktail  and some apps on the patio of your favorite bar or restaurant. Although you know to shop local, why exactly should we do it? Now more than ever we’re seen the impact the current global situation…

  • 10 Unspoken Rules of Wedding Dress Shopping

    So your person finally popped the question and you said YES. First thing’s first, you have to find the perfect dress! No pressure, right? Lucky for you, there are specialty shops that help you alleviate the stress of dress shopping. Sure you can shop online, but trust us when we say- DON’T DO IT! First, You lose out on the experience of trying on gowns with friends and family. Second, stylists are a great asset to make the process run smoothly- they can provide helpful suggestions and are here to make your experience enjoyable. And lastly, you never know what the internet is going to serve up, buyer beware!! For…

  • Details on the transition of Renee's Bridal

    New Year, New Brand: Details on the Transition of Renee’s Bridal & Elegant Events

    Pop the Champagne, We Are Changing Our Name! As many of you all know might know, Renee’s Bridal Boutique has been serving Las Cruces and surrounding areas for over 35 years. Although it has been an honor to serve the public for this long under this brand, it is time for change. A GOOD change at that! We wanted everyone to understand all details on the transition of Renee’s Bridal and Elegant Events. Perhaps you might not know, but Renee no longer owns “Renee’s Bridal.” The store has always been a locally owned and operated company since it’s creation back in 1983 by Renee Axtell; the store then transitioned to…

  • Bridal Color Inspiration: Romantic Mountain Styled Shoot

    Mountains, snow, whiskey, and fire. Add 11 local vendors and you have the perfect styled shoot. We are obsessed with this collaboration and even more obsessed with how beautifully Brittany Miller Photography and Palamora Events were able to capture simple, cozy love. For this shoot we took a traditional a-line tulle gown and toned it down with a neutral, cozy sweater. Of course, it wouldn’t be New Mexican without a Squash Blossom necklace. (sweater and necklace available at Turquoise Teepee) We love the color pallet that was chosen for this set up. Slate, peach, fern, reds, and metallics! It couldn’t of come together any better. When it comes to a…

  • Wedding Dress Shopping: Why Buying Local Matters

    So he popped the question, you have a million thoughts going through your mind and are wondering where to start? Best case scenario you live in a city that has a local bridal boutique to go for help, or live near one. Depending on the services they offer, most bridal boutiques will provide you with a wedding planning checklist so you have a clear idea of where to start. You can can start looking for a wedding gown as soon as you prefer, but the general rule of thumb is to start researching about a 12 months before the big day and then making the final purchase 8-10 months ahead…