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I have shot a lot of same-sex weddings this year! Because Taos is a popular destination wedding location, AND because it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in New Mexico, there are a lot of couples traveling from afar (MANY from Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma) to exchange wedding vows and rings at a marriage ceremony here in Northern New Mexico!
It never ceases to amazing me how many people travel to Taos to get married! It is not necessarily “easy” to get here. Usually people need to fly into Albuquerque and then rent a car to make the 2.5 hour drive to Taos which is located in Northern New Mexico. When there are guests attending the wedding celebrations, there is a lot of thought and preparation into the travel alone!
However I do believe that Taos must be the perfect place to get married! The weather here is perfect nearly every day. The people here are genuinely kind and helpful. The views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and sagebrush filled mesas are inspiring and look as though they are out of a book. The architecture and “off the grid” living are unique and special.
So even if Taos is not a hop, skip, and jump away, the wonder of Taos is worth it. Consider Taos, New Mexico to be your destination wedding venue. Bring your guests or consider eloping off the beaten path, in a place that used to be referred to as the wild west.
This couple traveled from Texas to New Mexico to elope in Taos! The wedding ceremony took place at Touchstone Inn which is a green oasis in this Northern New Mexico desert land. The green grass, shade, and pleasant breeze kept all cool and comfortable in the early summer heat. What fun to walk around and shoot some romantics inside and outside this bed and breakfast, so many interesting rooms adorned with beautiful art!
Angel Fire residents, Airen and Nick, were married in Eagle Nest, NM! The union of this beautiful couple was at St. Mel’s Catholic Church which has green grass and mountain views. About 65 friends and family gathered for the reception which served a delicious buffet with New Mexican cuisine for dinner. The reception was held at Laguna Vista Lodge Historic Restaurant and Saloon which are just short walk down to main street from the church.
This match made in heaven traveled from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Taos, New Mexico to elope! The bride wore a red dress and silver shoes. The outdoor labyrinth at the popular wedding venue, Adobe and Pines Bed and Breakfast, was the site for the wedding ceremony. The couple was wed by officiant, Dan Jones. The bride made her own silk flower wedding bouquet.