Bold colors and the festive spirit of Santa Fe create an enchanting party.

Spirited Soiree

When floral designer and author Ariella Chezar set out to craft a reception on the grounds of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, she quickly saw why so many artists—most famously Georgia O’Keeffe—have been inspired by New Mexico’s natural surroundings. She captured the lively Hispanic culture so prevalent in the Southwest and channeled it into a whimsical wedding fete.

This bride’s predominantly red bouquet is less structured and more free-form than traditional arrangements.

Bouquet of Festiva Maxima peonies, ranunculus, Parrot tulips and poppies, $350, by Ariella Chezar. Dress by Claire Pettibone. Veil by Marie Teresa Couture Veils. Shrug by Saeyoung Vu Couture. Shot on location at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, a RockResort.