Brooke Hortenstine and Rachael Abrams. Photography Casey Bowma, Wade Livingston, Simon Lopez.
- June 01, 2012
A New Mexican heritage and deep Texas roots twined seamlessly for the snowy Santa Fe wedding of model Toni Muñoz to Hunt Sports Group’s Daniel Hunt. The couple summoned Katherine Mathes of Mathes & Co Events, Rusty Glenn of Rusty Glenn Designs and Nelson Robinson of Stage Works to bring to life their vision of a rustic winter scene filled with cultural traditions. “The colors were black, white and a merlot-colored red-black — in a snowy-like Narnia design,” says Muñoz. Mariachis, luminaries, bizcochos and other meaningful details enraptured 350 out-of-town guests in a three-day celebration.
I Do Details
Wedding planner: Katherine Mathes, Mathes and Co Events, Dallas. Decor: Nelson Robinson, Stage Works, Fort Worth. Floral: Rusty Glenn, Rusty Glenn Designs, Dallas. Invitations: The M Collection, Dallas. Lighting and sound: Beyond, Dallas. Heating and power: Blue-Stream Services, Denton. Rentals and tenting: Classic Party Rentals, Albuquerque. Hotel: El Dorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe. Ceremony: New Mexico Museum of Art. Wedding cake: Chocolate Maven, Santa Fe. Entertainment: Absolute Entertainment, Santa Fe. Photographers: Simon Lopez, Fort Worth; Wade Livingston, Dallas; Casey Bowman, Dallas. Transportation: Carey Southwest, Albuquerque. Horse-drawn carriages: Bear Creek Adventures, Pecos, New Mexico.
“We had a tree logo designed as our wedding symbol because our family histories are really important to us. The designer intertwined a mesquite tree, since I’m from New Mexico, with a live oak for Dan’s deep roots in Texas.” — Toni Muñoz Hunt
“My dress was custom made by Khanh Nguyen of Nha Khanh. I did a fashion show for her last year and absolutely fell in love with her artistry.” — Toni Muñoz
The bridal party wore custom dresses by Nha Khanh. Each dress was unique to each girl, and they helped in the design process of their gowns. The groomsmen’s tuxes were from Pockets Menswear.
Ballet Folklorico dancers performed as guests found their seats, followed by flamenco guitarist Jesús Bas, violinist Bobby Yang and The Dan Band (seen in movies Old School and The Hangover).
When guests arrived in Santa Fe, a welcome box was waiting with custom-labeled wine from Mrs. Norma Hunt’s vineyard, homemade spicy pecans from the Muñoz family’s farm and the traditional New Mexico wedding cookie, the bizcocho.
Horse-and-carriage rides around Santa Fe Plaza were provided for guests, along with hot chocolate with chocolate shavings, marshmallows and cinnamon from the El Dorado Hotel.