Wedding on the Taos Mesa

Wedding on the Taos Mesa

This darling couple road tripped all the way from Portland, Oregon to Taos, New Mexico to get married with Shaman, Sandra Chestnutt. The wedding took place on the mesa in the evening before sunset. We had outstanding light and perfect weather. There wasn’t a person for miles and the quiet was welcomed and embraced; out of no where an army helicopter was above us and hovered above the bride and groom, and then it was gone…an unexpected congratulations! The views of the Rio Grande Gorge were stunning and the ceremony was memorable. Congratulations to Lisa and Evan, a delightful pair who will no doubt live happily ever after.

Outdoor September Wedding at Taos Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor September Wedding at Taos Bed and Breakfast

Megan was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico and returned “home” (all the way from Oregon) for her wedding at Adobe and Pines Inn. This outdoor wedding at local bed and breakfast was presided by the bride’s uncles. The bride and groom enjoyed a “first look” before the ceremony began. The aisle was made by flower petals and the the ceremony took place in the grassy green courtyard with statue St. Francis overseeing the event.

The Best Ever Ending of a Beginning

The Best Ever Ending of a Beginning

Jessica and Auda are brides from Texas who came to their New Mexico neighbors to get married in front of Taos Mountain at SpiriTaos. The photos from Jessica and Auda’s wedding are some of my favorite “end of ceremony” photos ever. Usually the married couple kisses and then walks down the aisle for the recessional. Jessica and Auda were different. Their emotion and excitement was ecstatically beautiful and so photogenic. These are 11 successive images that I captured in less than one minute at the end of this ceremony. And they are beautiful.

Small Wedding at Palacio de Marquesa in Taos, NM

Small Wedding at Palacio de Marquesa in Taos, NM

This Labor Day weekend wedding took place at El Monte Sagrado’s sister-site Palacio de Marquesa right in the center of Taos. Jill and David came to New Mexico from Texas to share their vows with their friends and family. The light was outstanding and the ceremony, presided by Dan Jones, was beautiful. After the wedding there was a sit dinner by local caterer, Manna, which is run by Chef Rochelle Woollard.

Small Wedding at Taos Ski Valley Waterfall

Small Wedding at Taos Ski Valley Waterfall

This awesome family came from Texas to hike up the Taos Ski Valley mountain to have this fabulous waterfall as the backdrop to their wedding ceremony. It was a gorgeous morning for a destination wedding. The delightful baby-daughter of the bride and groom slept in her car seat during the hike and woke up just as the ceremony started. This bride and groom were so relaxed and continued the ceremony with mom holding her daughter. Everyone was happy.
The Taos Ski Valley is a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony in the summer as well as the winter. This super fun wedding was followed by a reception afterwards at skiers and locals’ favorite restaurant, The Bavarian.

Destination Elopement to Taos, NM

Destination Elopement to Taos, NM

This bride and groom took a getaway weekend from Albuquerque and came up to Taos for their elopement at the Rio Grande Gorge. Their ceremony was officiated by Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony. After the vows the couple exchanged necklaces instead of rings. The ceremony is currently a secret until they announce their marriage “down the road” when they are with friends and family. Congratulations to Denise and Jon!

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