Church Wedding in Angel Fire, NM

Church Wedding in Angel Fire, NM

There is nothing like a wedding during the holidays! Julie and Steve were wed during Christmastime at the beautiful United Church of Angel Fire, NM. Their traditional wedding ceremony was small and intimate and all of their guests joined them at the altar. After the knot was tied, Julie and Steve braved the cold for some photographs in front of the mountains which were adorned snow and a sunset.

Creative Wedding Aisle With Fall Leaves

Creative Wedding Aisle With Fall Leaves

Audrey and Robert had an intimate wedding ceremony at a Taos bed and breakfast, Hacienda del Sol. This couple walked down a unique aisle of green grass, created by absence of the beautiful autumn leaves that covered the rest of the Hacienda’s grounds. The mountains were a gorgeous backdrop to a perfect ceremony. Jimmy Stadler played acoustic guitar and there was a crisp autumn feeling in the air. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is NOTHING like a Taos wedding!

Fall Wedding by the River

Fall Wedding by the River

There is nothing like a beautiful New Mexico fall foliage wedding on the banks of the Rio Grande. Rachel and Warren were married with a gorgeous backdrop of the river and lovely fall colors. They adorned the property with pumpkins and created the aisle with golden aspen leaves.

Elegante Florals by Mercedes

Elegante Florals by Mercedes

Mercedez Valdez designs flower arrangements that make your wedding come alive. Her contemporary, traditional, and unique compositions are made with love and care according to your ideas and requests. I love working with Mercedes because she is always on time and doesn’t leave until she knows everything is perfect. Thank you to Mercedes and Elegante Florals for awesome flowers and precise attention to detail!

Taos Wedding at Private Residence

Taos Wedding at Private Residence

Danielle and Chris were wed with Danielle’s father officiating the ceremony. The sky was a gorgeous blue and the beautiful Taos fall foilage just beginning to turn. Danielle’s bridesmaids were in black dresses with splashes of red adorning their feet and hair. The majestic Taos Mountain turned a beautiful pink as the sun set on this couple’s perfect wedding day.

The Traditions and Customs of Wedding Day

The Traditions and Customs of Wedding Day

There are many different traditions that are part of a wedding ceremony, and many of these customs have been practiced for several centuries. Ciara and Andrew implemented many different traditions into their wedding day, some of the explanations of these traditions are listed below.

Ring Exchange: First marital ring exchange dates back to 4800 years ago!
The Kiss: Token of bonding and exhange of spirits
Bridal Flowers: The bouquet signifies a woman in bloom!
Wedding Veil: A woman’s face covered by a veil means she is spoken for.
The Garter: Was believed (in 14th century Europe) having a piece of the bride’s clothing was a good luck. The bride would throw a garter to keep guests from ripping off a piece of her wedding dress.
Wedding party favor: In the late 1800’s, it was common for the married couple to send their guests home with a cardboard box filled with almonds.
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen: Originated from Roman Law which required ten witnesses at a wedding to outsmart evil spirits.

(Information on traditions taken from bridallistings.com and wikipedia.com)