Destination Elopement to Taos, NM

Destination Elopement to Taos, NM

After decades of being together, this couple decided to exercise their legal right to marry! Gary and Carl were married at four diamond resort, El Monte Sagrado, by Judge Shannon of Taos. The ceremony was short and sweet and ended with Judge Shannon playing the wedding march on his phone, we all had a good chuckle. The day was brisk and the expired leaves textured the trees and ground, it definitely felt like fall.

Autumn Wedding in Red River

Autumn Wedding in Red River

Cindy and Ivan have a fairy tale story with enchanting wedding photos to match! This couple was wed in Red River, New Mexico in the warm sunshine and had an outdoor reception surrounded by warm fires. Their wedding guests traveled from all over to make it to this little mountain town. The views of the mountains with yellow and orange aspen leaves made for stunning backgrounds for the wedding party and guests. The couples’ ‘best dog’ was their Husky nephew who traveled to northern New Mexico from California.

Elopement Wedding Overlooking Taos Gorge

Elopement Wedding Overlooking Taos Gorge

This photogenic couple came all the way from New Orleans to Taos, NM to elope! The light was absolutely perfect for the wedding ceremony which was officiated by Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony. There was a light breeze and it was so quiet on the mesa as it was a Wednesday evening and not a lot of hikers were about. The groom (a tattoo artist!) requested a green pepper in the bride’s bouquet, and there were two! Congratulations to Denise and Walter and many more happy journeys.

Beautiful Catholic Wedding Ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Questa, NM

Beautiful Catholic Wedding Ceremony at St. Anthony’s in Questa, NM

St. Anthony’s Parish Chapel in Questa, NM is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Sonya and Adam live in Santa Fe but came “home” to Questa to say their wedding vows. The current priest at St. Anthony’s was a high school classmate of the groom which made this ceremony extra special for everyone involved. Sonya and Adam celebrated their wedding reception in Red River at the convention center. Congratulations to this lovely couple/family!!

Desert Elopement With Mountains as Backdrop

Desert Elopement With Mountains as Backdrop

Joy and Rob traveled from California to New Mexico to elope among the mountains of Arroyo Seco. Taos Mountain is considered very sacred to the Indigenous population in Taos. Joy and Rob were married in a ceremony that paid a great deal of respect to Taos Mountain (Pueblo Peak) and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. This couple honored the native wedding traditions in the southwest, including the traditional wedding vase ceremony. As soon as the ceremony ended, the sun exploded into the golden hour. We walked through a high-desert field for some romanticy photographs and the bride and groom found a horseshoe (sure to be good luck)! Congrats to these amazing people!

Desert Elopement in Taos, New Mexico

Desert Elopement in Taos, New Mexico

This couple came to Taos for a true desert elopement as no one knew they were off on a vacation to get married! Michelle and Jeff walked the labyrinth at Adobe Bed and Pines to the “altar” where they were wed by local officiant Dan Jones. The ceremony spoke of the labyrinth and a local flutist played soft music. After signing the marriage license we went to the rim of the gorge for some golden-hour photos. The next day I popped by the tattoo parlor to get photos of this couple receiving their wedding tattoos! Congratulations to Michelle and Jeff!!