Aimee Elizabeth Conlee, daughter of Craig and Carol Conlee of Mason, Texas and Nancy Conlee of Bryan, Texas, and Richard John Murphy, son of Richard and Laverne Murphy of Oak Park, Illinois, were united in marriage during a circular, sunset ceremony on October 27 at Sol Harvest Organic Farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Giving herself in marriage, and escorted by her Father, the Bride chose an original gown by designer Teresa Romero constructed entirely of vintage and family laces, tatting and hand applied mocha bugle beads. The long sleeve lace jacket with standing ruffle collar covered a long white and ecru chemise with pegged fit, lace banding and lower tulle skirt. She carried a lace parasol and wore chocolate brown leather boots and carried a bouquet of organic kale leaves, corn tassels, marigolds, yarrow and French lavender, wrapped in her Paternal Grandmothers monogrammed, linen handkerchief.
Abbie Wertheim, of San Francisco, and sister of the Bride, was Matron of Honor, carrying the Flower Girl, Marlena Wertheim, niece of the Bride. Both wore floral crowns in their hair and lace dresses.
Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance reception was held at the adjacent Farm & Table Restaurant, serving food grown by the couple on their farm.
The Bride is a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. In 2009, she received her certification in Sound, Voice and Music Healing from the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) and currently works with the University of New Mexico’s Arts-in-Medicine program as well as performing and leading workshops.
The Groom is a 1993 graduate of the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. His the owner and manager of Sol Harvest Farm.
After a honeymoon to El Monte Segrado in Taos, New Mexico, the couple will make their home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.