Outdoor July Wedding at Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor July Wedding at Bed and Breakfast

This darling Taos Inn, Adobe and Pines, is an awesome place to get married. The architecture and gardens are a lovely example of that “Taos charm” that is often talked about by the people who visit.
This couple came from Wisconsin to Taos, NM for their destination wedding. The July monsoon kissed their wedding event momentarily and guests took shelter under large pine trees. Everyone (and my equipment) stayed dry. I hear it is good luck to have it rain on your wedding day.
Claire and David were married in the courtyard with a wooden St. Francis overlooking the ceremony. The labyrinth is an equally beautiful place to be wed at this venue.

4th of July Elopement in Forest

4th of July Elopement in Forest

He traveled from Oregon and she traveled from Mississippi and they eloped in Taos, NM! We had such a good time hanging out in the woods, off a trail in El Salto. The morning air was cool and the woods were quiet. The ceremony, license signing, toast, and formal photos took just about one hour and then we all headed into Arroyo Seco for the famous 4th of July parade down Main Street! I love 4th of July weddings, something about getting married on a day that celebrates independence, it’s delightfully ironic!

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

A few cute children waiting to walk up the aisle can create a little entertainment for the guests before the wedding ceremony even begins. This wedding had a processional with six children walking up the aisle before the bride and groom. There was some serious corralling and herding of these kids…almost all made it up the aisle. It was fun to watch the little ones throughout the rest of the ceremony as well.

May Wedding On Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

May Wedding On Rim of Rio Grande Gorge

This bride and groom were given the gift of “perfect weather” on their wedding day. An early May wedding outdoors in Northern New Mexico can be a very unpredictable event. Thunderstorms with possible snow was forecast up until the night prior to the ceremony, and then the weather magically changed and we had sunshine instead! Jackie had her brother and her two best girlfriends stand up at the altar with her. Tyler had his father and son, Anakin, stand up with him. Anakin was not happy with his suspenders and chose to hangout with his grandma instead. Turkey vultures circled overhead and a warm breeze made the bride’s hairpiece and dress dance so appropriately. Congratulations to these newlyweds!

All-Inclusive Wedding Packages for Elopements and Small Destination Weddings in Taos, NM

Tossing ideas around for small, intimate weddings and wedding packages….thought I would post these packages/prices for feedback, thoughts, ideas… If you see these Taos wedding packages and you are interested in one, we can discuss that possibility! These packages will “officially” be live for the 2018 wedding season!!

All of these intimate packages are for up to six guests.

Exclusive — $2299
Romantic suite at local inn — 2 nights
Breakfast provided at inn –2 mornings
Wedding venue in private location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, garden, museum
Fully customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Mini reception with professional 6″ wedding cake and bottle of champagne
Bride(s) and flower girl’s hair styled on location
Make up for bride(s)
Large bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for couple getting married
One hour with professional photographer
Edited, high resolution CD of all wedding photographs
Dinner for two at local restaurant

Luxury — $1499
Romantic suite at local inn — 2 nights
Breakfast provided at inn — 2 mornings
Wedding venue in private location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, garden, museum
Partially customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Mini reception with professional 6″ wedding cake and bottle of champagne
Medium bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
One hour with professional photographer
Edited, high resolution CD of all wedding photographs

Premium — $999
Wedding venue in private outdoor location such as a courtyard, labyrinth, or garden
15-minute partially customized wedding ceremony preformed by interfaith wedding minister
Medium bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
Bottle Champagne
One hour with professional photographer
High Resolution CD of all wedding photographs

Basic — $399
Wedding venue at public site such as the Carson National Forest or Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
15-minute wedding ceremony preformed by wedding minister
One hour with professional photographer

 All prices include Town of Taos sales tax rate of 8.5%
 Wedding witnesses will be provided when needed
 Trust the locals! Basic concierge services offered. Recommendations for lodging, dining, music, hair, make-up, spa, etc…
 Upgrades available for ceremony customization, photo packages, bouquet, and boutonnieres, etc

Lesbians from the East Coast Elope in Taos, NM

Lesbians from the East Coast Elope in Taos, NM

These awesome women have been together for 35 years. They knew that “one day” same-sex marriages would be legal, they never thought it would happen in their lifetime.
When this couple went to the county clerk to pick up their wedding license, the woman behind the counter wished the engaged congratulations and explained that she had just married her girlfriend, now wife. So the county clerk employee and her wife stood up as witnesses for the elder brides.
It was a joy and honor to take photos of this wedding. We all laughed and we all cried. Cheers to these newlyweds!