Spotlight: Styled Wedding at Keeler Farms in Deming, New Mexico


A couple months ago, I was approached by Keeler Farms about an idea they had to amp up the local wedding industry–and for reals, I’ve hardly been able to think of anything else since our planning meeting a few days later. In a small town like Deming, it’s really easy to assume you have to go elsewhere to find sophistication, quality or professionalism–but we’re looking to change that notion as it relates to weddings, and I’m so excited to share our efforts with you!

Shortly after our initial conversation, Kursty and I got to work organizing a styled wedding shoot. Our intention was to create images to highlight Keeler Farms as a new and premier venue for hosting weddings and events in the area, as well as to cross-promote and highlight the talent and work of local wedding vendors and professionals who we believe will pour their hearts and souls into creating a beautiful wedding experience for their clients–right here in our rural little corner of New Mexico. What followed is, I hope, the first of many collaborative efforts to raise both the standard and the level of expectation in the area, with regards to weddings–to regularly highlight local industry peers, to draw attention to their abilities so that they can better reach and serve their clientele, and to encourage the growth of their businesses in a spirit of Community over Competition.

This project has been a true labor of love, and I hope to look back someday and be able to recognize this as the beginning of something special.  Enjoy scrolling through all the pretty, and then read on to find out about the amazing people who shared their talents to make this shoot a reality.  

XO, Erin 🙂 

Keeler Farms–Venue

“For over 80 years our family has had the profound privilege of calling Keeler Farms our home. In recent years, this land has been the backdrop for nearly every birthday, holiday, graduation, and wedding that our family has celebrated. Few things are more beautiful than a New Mexico sunset over a hay field, which is something we get to enjoy nearly every night. Now, we’d like to share the beauty of our farm with the wonderful community that has helped us build it.

“Keeler Family Farms is now taking reservations for outdoor events set within our property! With easy access from I-10 and space for parties up to 200 people, Keeler Family Farms is the premiere location in Southern New Mexico for your upcoming wedding or event.” 
Located in Deming, New Mexico. 

Kursty Pickup–Styling

“If there is one thing I learned growing up as a Keeler, it was how to throw a party! Ever since I can remember, the Keeler Family Home has served as a hub for gatherings of all sizes. Wether it was just friends hanging out, or a full on soiree, it always seemed like my mother had a full menu, perfect place settings, and matching decor to pull off any event. As I have watched her, I have also grown a love for planning and hosting events of all sizes–So much so that my passion has become my job! My services include everything from event concept and design to cleaning up afterward. If you are looking for a full scale event planner or just someone to help with decor, I’m your gal! For a full list of services and pricing contact me through the Keeler Farms event page.”
Located in Deming, New Mexico. 

Flowers By Ashlee–Floral Design

“I could not have picked a better career field to go into. I love floral arranging because I have always loved working with my hands and helping people. Plus, who could be in a bad mood while working with flowers?

“I graduated with my Associates in Horticulture from BYU-Idaho, which led me to an amazing opportunity for an internship with a wedding venue in Orem, Utah called Sleepy Ridge. I went on to receive a Bachelors in Hospitality Management from UNLV.

“It’s always an honor to be involved in someone’s special day! I love floral design for that reason!” 
Located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. 

Melanie’s Sweets and Treats–Cake

“Melanie’s Sweets and Treats is a home-based bakery serving the mining area, Luna and Hidalgo County. We specialize in unique cookies and one of a kind special occasion cakes.

“We create custom wedding cakes that taste just as amazing as they look. Our cakes are never frozen so we guarantee a fresh, moist, delicious cake that your guests will simply love until the very last bite. When it comes to the design of the cake, we can put your personality into the cake. We’ll put all our creativity into it and make it shine! Whether we incorporate your wedding theme, colors or motif from your dress, invitation or bouquet, we will make your cake beautiful and unique for your special day.”
Located in Hurley, New Mexico.



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