A Modern Wedding With Touches Of Southwestern Folk Art Traditions


Event Planner Justine Fritz and Fine Art Photographer Lea Bremicker show us today that there is more than heat, sand and cactusses in Phoenix, Arizona with her impressions of a modern wedding with a touch of southwestern folk art traditions.

And since what belongs together always comes together, we are not surprised that the location for these impressions was nothing less than a very special museum. Justine Fritz told us more about how it came about:The Heard Museum is a venue located in the heart of Phoenix’s Art and Culture District. We choose this venue to connect us to the rich cultural heritage and diverse traditions of the southwestern United States.“

Light-flooded rooms, white walls and high ceilings – there was really more than enough space for this connection. Space that the experienced event planner also knew exactly how to use.Styling this room was all about bringing the outdoors in. I used a base of nudes, shimmery linens, rustic ceramics and stoneware accented with the gorgeous floral creations of King Floral. She also created two free standing asymmetrical installations for ceremony.“ Justine raves about the successful collaboration with floral designer Rachel King.

From her daily work she knows how important a good team is for a harmonious teamwork. And not only for her as a wedding vendor, but also for her couples. I think a beautiful wedding starts with choosing the right creatives and then allowing them to do what they do best.  A minimalist table doesn’t have to be stark. I wanted the space to feel earthy and inviting. We created depth and interest by keeping the palette neutral, layering items with different patterns and textures.“

Another important point for every bride and groom is of course their outfits. A topic that Justine Fritz and her team have also devoted attention to:The Lillian West bridal gown features a classic  A-line silhouette with a sweetheart neckline. The models wore Native American handmade silver  jewelry featuring white buffalo and green turquoise. The groom wore a traditional bolo tie paired with a contemporary suit.“

In the end, this special styled shoot was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved, which challenged each of them in their own way and motivated them to peak performance, Justine finally reveals:The day was a study in light, a resource in which we are in abundant supply in Phoenix. For Fine Art and Film Photographer Lea Bremicker, nothing is more important than good lighting. The room had that perfect balance of warm and soft light. The whole day was captured on film and brings out the romantic touches just perfectly.“

We are very impressed with the result, which at the end of this day may now be admired in Lea Bremicker`s picture gallery…



Photography: Lea Bremicker
Planner and Designer: Justine Fritz
Venue: The Heard Museum
Floral Designer: King Floral
Bridal Gown Designer: Lillian West
Bidal Salon: Grace Style and Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulus
Hair: Label Salon 
Make up: Charlene Melissa
Jewelry : Gilbert Ortega’s Native American Gallery 
Ribbon: Tono and Co.
Stationary: Foil And Ink
Linen: BBJ Linen
Food Stylist and Caterer : Nutrition Intuition
Cake Baker: Cake, She Baked
Decor Rentals: Justine Fritz
Decor Rentals: The Confetti Studio
Decor Rentals : Glamour and Woods
Film Lab: Photo Vision

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