Brenda Beck, Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Travel Writer for Gentry Magazine, and Thomas Wohlmut, documentary filmmaker and CEO of WMS Media, were married this past fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The couple chose the Gerald Peters Gallery to reflect their love of the southwest and the visual arts, and to celebrate their happiness at finding each other at this stage of their lives. Weekend festivities kicked off with an informal rehearsal dinner for their 40 out-of-town guests at their home in Santa Fe.
On Saturday evening, as the setting sun glowed on the adobe walls of the gallery, wedding guests were greeted by Spanish guitar music and high-altitude refreshments. A photographic exhibit in the main gallery depicting the “Garden of Eden” served as backdrop for the ceremony. The floral decorations throughout the gallery featured soft fall blooms with greenery and succulents. Margaritas and Champagne flowed at the reception and the autumn dinner menu featured smoky southwestern flavors. After dinner, the couple kicked off the dancing to one of their favorite songs—Jack Nicholson’s rendition of “La Vie en Rose.”
Walk Down the Aisle
The bride’s daughter, Kimberly Preston, and groom’s daughter,
Molly Perdue Kunstler, walked them each down the aisle for the intimate ceremony.
The bride chose a gown by Australian designer Marina Liana,
as a nod to Tom’s dual Australia/U.S. citizenship, and topped it with a fox and cashmere
wrap by Sophia and diamond bracelet and earrings from Gleim The Jeweler.
The personalized ceremony by Santa Fe native
ChrisTina Simek included a traditional Native American Beauty Way
blessing by the bride’s relative, a Navajo medicine man.
A traditional Puerto Rican wedding cake was
baked and decorated by a family friend as a special wedding gift.