An Elopement in Northern New Mexico

There’s a different excitement at elopements. The elopement wedding ceremony is completely about the couple. Not about the wedding party. Not about the guests. Not about the flower girl or the ring bearer.
Elopements are the wedding ceremonies that are emotional for the bride and groom. The wedding vows that aren’t ever put on for show. An elopement is when the couples’ entire focus is on one another. It’s about each other. Totally.

Taos, NM is a unique place for an elopement. It is for the couple that wants a rare backdrop. It’s off the beaten path. It’s the road less followed. Taos is place with “charm.” A place with wonderful weather, stunning views, and colorful sunsets.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

A Taos Elopement at Art Museum

What fun to shoot another one of Dan Jones / Embracing Ceremony’s wedding packages at the Taos Art Museum! We had beautiful weather and beautiful light at this late afternoon wedding elopement. Hannah and Kelly booked their hotel prior to knowing their wedding site, and it turns up they were staying right next door! They also walked to their dinner site at nearby Lamberts. Cheers to the newlyweds!

February Wedding at Taos’ Catholic Church

After a few weddings outdoors this February, it was wonderful to photograph a February wedding indoors! This couple had a wedding at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, right off of the plaza in Taos, NM. I love the lighting and woodwork in this church! Liz was a beautiful bride who totally pulled off the Audrey Hepburn look. We photographed all of the family portraits with the bride and groom at the altar prior to the wedding so the couple could move right onto their reception immediately after the mass.
A big congratulations to Liz and Marcos!

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