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Weddings by Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography

Blue Rose Photography

Shutter Freek Photography

TAOS El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa, Palacio de Marquesa SANTA FE Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Inn and Spa at Loretto ALBUQUERQUE Hotel Chaco, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town LAS CRUCES Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces HHandR.com/Weddings


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OUTSIDE OF ORDINARY

The legendary Taos hideaway of desperados and outlaws — from Billy the Kid to Dennis Hopper — The Stakeout on Outlaw Hill is New Mexico’s premier wedding venue, a reprieve from modern life, and an iconic location for any celebration.

H E L L O @ S TA K E O U T TA O S .C O M

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BRIDE editors

Hilary Angel Brit Tucker

graphic design Kiley Jack

copywriter + utah editorial Vanessa Walker

online strategy manager Laura Osborn

idaho + montana + wyoming editorial Mackenzie Stevens

canada editorial Celynn Bowman Carly Cooper

magazines bride-to-be gifts & more

colorado + new mexico editorial Hilary Angel Brit Tucker

local wedding guide editor Natasha Tagliani

accounting Lynn Kiefer

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publisher Erika Oltmann

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Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine is published by RMB Media, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion may be duplicated, in whole or in part, without the written consent of its publisher. We greatly appreciate those who have contributed to this publication. Contributors’ opinions are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Rocky Mountain Bride. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. The publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy of information or omissions from the material provided. Rocky Mountain Bride cannot be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services rendered by the advertisers published in this magazine. We reserve the right to refuse advertising.


Above All, Love True To You In The Land of Enchantment

VISIT SKITAOS.COM/WEDDINGS FOR MORE INFO Schedule a wedding consultation today | weddings@skitaos.com

TA O S S K I VA L L E Y Hand in hand, surrounded by nature, imagine your special day at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. In summer, this verdant sanctuary is part playground and all adventure. Whether your inner tomboy seeks a casual mountaintop ceremony or your outer ski bunny desires a classic reception seeped in alpine tradition, Taos Ski Valley looks forward to walking you down the aisle towards your dream wedding. 1. 800.776.1111 | SKITAOS.COM rocky mountain bride new mexico 2019 / rockymountainbride.com

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New Mexico 22 meet florecita Albuquerque Floral Company

54 luxe southwest Intimate Ceremony Inspiration

76 desert mirage Bespoke Gown Guide

84 let’s fiesta Girls’ Getaway in Santa Fe

108 wedding weekend Curated Activities for Your Crew

120 vintage retreat Hotel Luna Mystica

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kayla kitts photography


event styling + design house 505.553.5908 |@rustvintage

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in this issue

Table of Contents

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RMB FINDS 18 pretty little things 22

local highlights

STYLE 76 desert mirage Bespoke Gown Guide 84

let’s fiesta Girl’s Getaway in Santa Fe

LOVE STORIES

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kriti + aaron - Albuquerque

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amina + alex - Eclectic Elopement

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clara + trey - San Patricio

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molly + matthew - Santa Fe

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alexandra + andrew - Albuquerque

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shawna + joey - Albuquerque

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White Sands National Monument

I N S P I R AT I O N 58 luxe southwest Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi 108

wedding weekend Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe

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EDITOR’S LETTER Truly enchanting in every way, this state never ceases to capture my heart and senses. I am ever inspired by the effortless New Mexican style stamped on each place I’ve discovered in my ten years exploring these expansive and diverse landscapes. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to channel my love and respect for New Mexico and its people into this magazine. As an unofficial ambassador of The Land of Enchantment, I’ve started letting everyone in on our secret. New Mexico is a hidden gem, offering one of the most captivating settings for love and adventure. New Mexico sets the stage for weddings that are much more than one “big day.” Whether you decide to tie the knot in a remote desert location that can only be found by GPS coordinates. Or plan a weekend of festivities at a world-class resort or charming inn. Start this chapter with an authentic and immersive experience you and yours won’t soon forget. In the following pages, feast your eyes on inspiration and celebrations handcrafted by the finest local creatives and hosts. Let these design musings and stories spark your imagination and guide you in planning unforgettable moments with those you love. I’ll leave you with a few words of advice — don’t be afraid to break rules and do what makes your heart sing. This chapter in life is not only about preserving old traditions, it’s about being brave enough to do what makes you two happy as you form your own traditions. No matter the path you take, don’t lose sight of the most important detail: you’re about to embark on a lifelong journey with the person who brings out your best. Best wishes,

hilary PUBLISHER’S NOTE

I look back with such fondness to my first trip south across the Colorado-New Mexico border as an adult. I am still reminded of seeing the ‘Land of Enchantment’ sign and thinking, “Hmmmm, is it so?” Only to head back north not wanting to ever leave and filled with reason after reason to return! RMB’s New Mexico issue turns three this year and it continues to show off this special state’s allure due in great part the nurturing of it’s editor and the exceptional efforts of the collaborators within. As a company, we are honored to call this work and enjoy that each area is so special, unique and filled with incredible folks! Thank you to each and every one of the amazing vendors and wonderful couples within these pages for their hard work and the beauty they have created! xo

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behind the scenes

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Jenny + Jesse

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cover story

“We didn’t want the extravagance of a traditional wedding, but we still wanted to make it a memorable experience. We love traveling, and New Mexico has a beautiful landscape which made it the perfect backdrop for our photos. We had such an incredible experience, meeting the kind people of NM — from the folks at the county court to our wonderful photographer, Molly. Truly the most amazing trip we’ve experienced together.” - Jenny and Jesse

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“you will forever be my always“

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shop local

new mexico finds heartwarming gifts artfully curated for your ladies by

manmade & sage @manmade_and_sage www.manmadeandsage.com

twig works | twig.works, found at dandelion guild | dandelionguild.com piĂąon marigold cookies alchemy confections co. alchemyconfectionsco.com ceramic thumb mug hanselmann pottery | hanselmannpottery.com loose leaf tea - artful tea www.artfultea.com honeybee balm taos bee | taosbee.com

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grace gatto photography

pretty little things


Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

Set amongst 25 acres of lush formal gardens and stunning architecture, Los Poblanos embodies the elegance of New Mexico. Be captivated by the unique history, transcendent beauty and award-winning farm cuisine offered by one of the most enchanting destinations in the Southwest.

LOSPOBLANOS.COM

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grace gatto photography

pretty little things

shop local

new mexico finds treat your gents to a curated giftbox filled with regional libations and accessories

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kaylee chelsea photography

BLOOMS A LA CARTE @florecitaflowers_nm

Hola@florecitaflowers.com 505.819.3865

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Meet F lorecita

The lady masterminds behind Floriography have developed a new take on floral to celebrate and adorn all the special moments surrounding your wedding from bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course - your big day! Each item is handcrafted in their Albuquerque studio with the highest quality of local and sustainable florals.

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F L O R A L S F O R E V E RY E V E N T Let the team at Florecita take your celebrations to the next level. The ladies will gladly lend their expertise to creating the perfect, dreamy tablescape for your event with beautiful artisanal blooms and decor.

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local highlight

PROCESS SIMPLIFIED Select your florals from one of the beautifully curated color palettes, from soft earthy colors of “Nopal” to bold and bright blooms of “Pecan.” The à-la-carte menu features thoughtfully curated floral packages to meet a range of budgets and color palettes.

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A L L I N T H E D E TA I L S Florecita’s beautiful textured florals are sure to make a big impact! Add in some colorful vintage glassware, candles and fresh fruit to create a whimsical and sassy table for your guests to feast their eyes on.

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micayla kavanaugh | @_micayla_ florals florecita | florecitaflowers.com makeup & hair | c. johnson makeup & hair cjohnsonmakeup.com photography kayla kitts photography | kaylakitts.com rentals rust vintage | @rustvintage

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Stretching from Chicago to Santa Monica, iconic Route 66 remains a part of America’s history and heritage. Sitting along the historic route, find Albuquerque’s 66 Diner for a colorful vintage engagement session spot!

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S O D A P O P S W E E T H E A RT Snuggle up with your sweetheart at the classic soda pop counter. The diner is filled with nostalgic decor, which instantly transports you back to the 1950s!

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photographer lauren cherie photography | laurencheriephotography.com venue 66 diner | 66diner.com

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New Mexico

curious as it may sound, new mexico liberated me‌the moment i saw the brilliant proud morning shine high up over the deserts of santa fe, something stood still in my soul and i started to attend. -d.h. lawrence land of enchantment

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Amina + Alex E C L E C T I C

E L O P E M E N T

Drive out to the middle of nowhere to a “city� built in the New Mexican desert for two days of wander, exploration and connection to the Earth and each other. Take mini-motor bikes 40 miles into the desert to a luxury campsite with spacious canvas tents and deluxe bedding. Be inspired by a true elopement of an adventurous couple and their closest friends in an off-the-grid desert event. Stay amongst nature in canvas tents and dine under the stars after promising your heart to your person. rocky mountain bride new mexico 2019 / rockymountainbride.com

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GLAMPING

When you arive at camp, kick up your feet and relax in luxe accommodations worthy of a 5-star hotel set up in rustic tents.

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REST & REPLENISH Explore the camp and enjoy nourishing bites to satisfy your tastebuds from your sandy adventure.

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THE WORLD BEYOND Climb to the top of a towering mesa with your bridal party for your vows. With the vast desert sprawling in the backdrop, share your soul to your spouse and be tied together for eternity.

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BOHEMIAN TWIST Boho elements of wicker lanterns, rich burgundy chairs and a rustic wooden table pop in contrast to the expansive landscape and rock formations, as you enjoy special moments with all the people you love.

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U N D E R T H E S TA R S Dance the night away then gaze up to the sky and take in the pure wonder and amazement of the desert sky as it glistens with millions of stars.

cake the local baker | @thelocalbaker75 couple amina + alex design & planning for the love | fortheloveevents.com dining experience, planning, logo design dig

& serve | digandserve.com floral renegade floral | renegadefloral.com glamping experience kit fox | staykitfox.com hair & makeup genica lee hair & makeup artist | genicalee.love jewelry & accessories mashasilver | @mashamfg, shiprock trading post | shopshiprocktrading.com location scout, logistics, bride & groom styling and officiant desert harbor retreat | desertharborretreat.com onsite massage therapist jessie thomas, portable lmt photo + film shutterfreekÂŽ | shutterfreek.com rentals rust vintage | @rustvintage tipi rental the canvastry | @the_canvastry

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For a Wedding That Makes History

At El Rancho de las Golondrinas, your wedding will be unique, memorable, and part of history. Located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, this living history museum offers multiple ceremony locations, both indoors and outdoors, in a picturesque Southwest landscape. Call 505-471-2261 or visit golondrinas.org to plan your special ceremony in The Land of Enchantment.

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Clara + Trey

Although Clara and Trey both grew up in Las Cruces, they didn’t truly cross paths until college. One night over Thanksgiving break, they reconnected at the bar. After sparks flew that night, Trey asked Clara out to coffee before she headed back to Durango to finish out her semester. The two fell in love over a long cup of coffee and started dating long distance. Two years later, the couple set off on a private ski trip together in Southern Colorado. Trey asked Clara to marry him slopeside. Swept off her feet, she said “Yes!” They planned a timeless wedding day in their hometown for April 27th.

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LOCAL LOVE “It was truly amazing to see my parent’s property, just outside of Las Cruces, transformed into the wedding location of our dreams. Growing up, I never imagined hosting our special day here. However, it held our love story and our friends and family effortlessly!”

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MR. & MRS. “Our ceremony was magical. As I walked down the aisle, with my father by my side, Trey and I locked eyes for the first time that day and tears started rolling down both of our faces. The moment was so powerfully authentic - I’ll never forget it.”

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-VENDORSBridal Boutique Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique \ suzannesbridalboutique.com Bride’s Dress Designer Justin Alexander \ justinalexander.com Bride’s Jewelry & Engagement Ring Austin’s Fine Jewelry \ austinsjewelry.com Bride’s Shoes Vince Camuto \ vincecamuto.com Bridesmaids’ Attire David’s Bridal \ davidsbridal.com Cake Cake de Jour \ FB: Cake de Jour Catering RJC Catering Entertainment The Ghetto Blaster \ @theghettoblasterband Floral Ruidoso Flower Shop \ ruidosoflowershop.com Groom’s Attire Cole Haan \ colehaan.com Joseph Abboud \ josephabboud.com Men’s Wearhouse \ menswearhouse.com Groom’s Ring Family heirloom from grandfather! Hair Bride - Bliss Hair Studio \ FB: Bliss Hair Studio Bridesmaids’ - Shanna Means Honeymoon Matachica Resort & Spa \ matachica.com Makeup Tristin Livingston \ beautybytristin.com Officiant University Church of Christ - Elder Terry Adler \ church4thecity.com Paper Minted \ minted.com Photography Alicia Lucia Photography \ alicialucia.com Planning Elegant Events - Roxanne Kidd \ eleganteventslc.com Rehearsal Dinner Glencoe Distillery \ @glencoedistillery Rentals Enchanted Occasions Event Rentals \ enchantedoccasionsrental.com Transportation PTA Limousine \ FB: PTA Limousine Venue Family’s private residence in San Patricio Videography 6920 Productions \ 6920productions.com

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Stay calm because whatever is meant to be will be.”

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inspiration

Luxe Southwest

Filled with the colors of the Southwest, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi offers couples an elegant, modern take on pueblo life in the form of a luxury boutique hotel. Bold reds, natural turquoise stones, and metallic accents meld together, creating an inviting atmosphere. For an intimate wedding, discover the beauty and heritage of the Rosewood Inn.

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Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi celebrates the creative spirit and traditions of the region’s early Native Americans, the city’s cultural heritage as a Spanish establishment and its ongoing legacy as an artist colony.

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T H E L I B R A RY Natural sunlight floods the Library through large windows adding a glow to your vows. As the fire flickers in the background, say “I do� in front of the inviting Kiva fireplace with bold floral arrangements of red and gold on top of Native American drums creating the ceremony altar.

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I N T I M AT E D I N I N G After the ceremony, head down to the Wine Cellar with floor-to-ceiling wine racks and a harvest table set with gold chargers, purple vintage goblets and white taper candles for a romantic candle-lit dinner. Surround yourself with 12 of your closest family and friends to celebrate being Mr. and Mrs!

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Photo credit: Carissa & Ben Photography

ICONIC

Discover Rosewood Romance From intimate ceremonies in the Library to dinners prepared for royalty in the Wine Cellar. Discover the Inn’s modern, sophisticated aesthetic while still celebrating the Southwest spirit. Handcrafted furnishings, traditional wooden ceilings, and kiva fireplaces. 113 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501¡ (505) 988-3030

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Wedding + Elopement Photographer

grace@gracegattophotography.com gracegattophotography.com @_gracegatto

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Molly and Matthew met on a quiet road in Newport, Rhode Island when Matthew pulled Molly over for rolling through a stop sign (which she swears never happened)! They hit it off immediately and chatted for over an hour before exchanging numbers. Molly and Matthew took it slow from one date to the next, but knew there was something undeniably special between the two of them. In the spring of 2017, Matthew planned the perfect proposal and reenacted how they met! The couple found themselves pulled over on the side of the road, again, when Matthew called Molly out of the car over the loudspeaker, got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Of course, she said “Yes!� and got out of yet another ticket! They planned an intimate elopement in the heart of Santa Fe for September 29th.

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BE MY BRIDE “My all time favorite part of the day was seeing how beautiful Molly looked in her wedding dress.� - Matthew

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RISTRAS + ROMANCE

Molly and Matthew knew they wanted something offbeat for their wedding day. After going back and forth on a location, they ultimately decided to elope with their closest friends and families to Santa Fe - a very sacred place to the two of them. The couple envisioned a magical and romantic celebration rich in Southwestern style. Molly and her fabulous designer and planner, Amanda of Manmade and Sage, curated locally inspired details and decor such as chile ristras, native floral and bright colors. The day was simple, heartfelt and dreamy in every way.

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Stay true to who you are as a couple.”

-VENDORSBride’s Dress BHLDN \ bhldn.com Cake Chocolate Maven \ chocolatemaven.com Ceremony Venue The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assasi \ cbsfa.org Design, Paper & Planning Manmade & Sage \ manmadeandsage.com Floral Viva Flora \ vivaflorastudio.com Hair Michelle Martinez Linens La Tavola \ latavolalinen.com Makeup Monica Stark \ makeupsantafe.com Paper Pennysmith’s Paper \ pennysmiths.com Photography & Videography Kevin Guevara \ kevinguevara.com Reception Venue Hotel St. Francis \ hotelstfrancis.com

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New Mexico’s Wedding Destination

Weddings

at Angel Fire Resort

Angel Fire Resort is home to one of the Southwest’s most picturesque destinations boasting over 20,000 square feet of dedicated indoor and outdoor venue space. From intimate gatherings to grand events, discover why Angel Fire is the perfect setting for your special day.

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Like the affectionately assembled trousseaus of the Victorian era, Terese Rose Designs lovingly creates one-of-a-kind, custom-made dresses sewn completely by hand

elizabeth wells photography

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In the valley of the Rio Chama hills near Abiquiu lies Plaza Blanca or the “white city,� a unique mixture of limestone obelisques and spires jutting 60-feet into the air. This awe-inspiring location sets the stage for a breathtaking backdrop to delicately handcrafted and bespoke gowns from Terese Rose Designs inspired by the craftsmanship of the Victorian Era and vintage lingerie style of the 1920s.

DESERT MIRAGE

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A braided faux-hawk and wild brushed out waves pair with a bold mauve eye by Genica Lee Hair & Makeup Artist. The look complements the whimsical blush gown with dozens of layers of soft chiffon ruffles over a satin sheath for a bride looking to incorporate a dash of color to her big day!

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The gown’s plunging neckline is accented with a lace overlay and one-shoulder floral detail. Layers of silk billow in the wind as if the bride is about the fly away. Monochromatic creamy white blooms by Floral Fetish add a pop of freshness to the look.

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Victorian inspired high-neckline with a tufted tulle, bow shoulder detail and a dramatic illusion lace creates soft yet dramatic details to this gown. A messy French braid down the back of the bride’s hair is given a hint of softness tied with cascading onyx ribbons.

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genica lee | genicalee.love dress designer terese rose designs | tereserose.com floral floral fetish | floralfetishabq.com jewelry abq gold & silver exchange | @abqgoldandsilver models eryn, kymb & natassja photography elizabeth wells photography | elizabethwellsphoto.com

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Grab your best gal pals and head to Santa Fe for a pre-wedding fiesta. Let the ladies of Sol Maven plan your ultimate getaway with carefully curated itineraries that let you be fully present in the moment with your besties. From exploring the city to checking out local eateries, it will be a weekend to recharge and reconnect with your bride tribe before the big day!

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R E S T F U L R E T R E AT Check into The Parador Bed & Breakfast in historic downtown Santa Fe. This 200-year-old farmhouse is the oldest inn in Santa Fe and seamlessly combines Southwestern culture with upscale amenities.

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BRUNCHIN’ BABES Kick the weekend off with mimosas and french toast drizzled with chocolate-hazelnut sauce and fresh berries at The Parador. After you’ve gotten your breakfast fill, check out Palace Avenue for a mix of local shops featuring regional artists and uniquely Santa Fe gifts.

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SWEETS & SHOPPING

Stroll over to La Lecheria for a scoop of old fashioned ice cream made with locally sourced dairy and majority organic ingredients with fun flavors such as sweet corn, citrus basil, and green chile!

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FA R E W E L L D I N N E R For one final hooray, grab dinner and drinks at Paloma, a vibrant Mexican-inspired spot. Sip on the restaurant’s Signature Paloma made with blanco tequila, grapefruit and lime or the La Mariposa with smoky mezcal, aperol, elderflower topped off with cava.

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& attire better together | shopbettertogether.com beauty the beauty bar | thebeautybarsantafe.com bed & the parador | paradorsantafe.com design & planning sol maven | solmaven.com ice cream la lecheria lalecherianm.com jewelry peyote bird designs | peyotebird.com models caitlin, ceci, mariah & melissa-lou restaurant paloma palomasantafe.com photography christy g creative | christygcreative.com accessories

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Alexandra + Andrew

Alex and Andrew met in New York City. Creative work and a mutual friend brought them together for a first date. The two found city love and moved to Los Angeles shortly after. One weekend, Andrew convinced Alex to step away from work and go on a hike with him at Griffith Park. They adventured to the top and cozied up on a nearby bench to rest and take in ocean views. Just then, Andrew pulled the most gorgeous ring from his pocket and asked Alex to be his wife. Elated and completely surprised, she said, “Yes!� They planned an elevated summer wedding below the Sandia Mountains for August 18th.

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WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWEST Alex and Andrew wanted their guests to feel at home in the Southwest on their wedding day. They pulled inspiration from the surrounding landscape and their own personal styles to bring their vision to life. Blush, terra cotta and natural desert tones set the scene while a non-traditional approach sparked magic throughout the day.

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YOU + ME “Andrew and I are both very opinionated, and the vows are usually our least favorite part of any wedding. We knew we didn’t want anything too saccharine or cookie cutter. We’re both writers, so we opted to write each other’s vows! It was a special exercise in thinking about what we wanted from each other as we took these next steps. Our officiant made sure our respective vows were on the same page, and we didn’t see them until the ceremony! During the wedding, it kept everyone very engaged. No one knew what we were going to say next, including us! Our vows were funny, heartfelt and very ‘us.’”

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Prepare your sea-level guests for high altitude. You don’t want any of your loved ones getting sick on your wedding day! We handed out an altitude sickness information sheet, water and packets of Advil in our gift bags for our out-of-town guests.”

-VENDORSCatering The Grove Cafe & Market \ thegrovecafemarket.com Coordination For the Love Events \ fortheloveevents.com Floral Strega Flora \ @stregaflora Late Night Paletas Pop Fizz \ pop-fizz.net Libations Gray Robin Photography Betsy Newman Photography \ betsynewman.com Specialty Rentals Rust Vintage Rentals \ rustvintagerentals.com Sweets Alchemy Confections Co. \ alchemyconfectionsco.com

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ASHLEY JOYCE PHOTOGRAPHY Authentic, romantic, and unposed story telling.

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Shawna + Joey

Shawna and Joey crossed paths while jet setting. You see, Shawna is a flight attendant, and Joey is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. Although it may sound 70’s cliché, the couple fell in love despite distance and travel. From long distance lovers to inseparable souls, they slowly became one another’s counterpart. Joey asked Shawna to be his wife amongst a lush, rose garden as the summer sun set below the horizon at Grant Park. Swept off her feet, Shawna said “Yes!” They planned an elevated and thoughtful bash at Hotel Andaluz for September 22nd.

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STILL MOMENTS

“Our first look along the Rio Grande was beyond special for Joey and I. The moment brought a sense of calm to our day and allowed the two of us to relax and be present, just the two of us. After reveling in our love for one another, we were ready to become Mr. and Mrs. and get the party started!�

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G AT H E R W I T H G R AT I T U D E Shawna and Joey envisioned throwing a Thanksgiving-inspired party for their wedding day with good food and gathered loved ones. Extra love was poured into the details with statement floral, bright citrus tabletop decor and divine bites, curated by Orange September. Guests celebrated with gratitude and toasted to the newlyweds throughout the night!

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Take a breath, enjoy your engagement and experience even the smallest of things together!”

-VENDORSBride’s Dress BHLDN \ bhldn.com Bride’s Dress Designer Watters \ watters.com Catherine Deane \ catherinedeane.com Bride’s Jewelry Anton Heunis \ antonheunis.com Bride’s Shoes Badgley Mischka \ badgleymischka.com Bride’s Veil BHLDN \ bhldn.com Cake, Caterer, Lodging & Venue Hotel Andaluz, Curio Collection by Hilton \ hotelandaluz.com Floral Floriography \ floriographyflowers.com Groom’s Attire Suit Supply \ suitsupply.com Groom’s Shoes Mezlan \ mezlan.com Hair Carmel Lepore \ cilasalon.com Invitations, Planner & Event Design Orange September an event company \ orangeseptember.com Makeup Alena Funk \ @alenafunkbeauty Music & Entertainment Oliver Knight \ djoliverknight.com Officiant Perry James Straughter Photography Ashley Joyce Photography \ ashleyjoycephotography.com Rentals America Tent Rentals \ americatentrentals.com Rehearsal Dinner Banque Lofts \ banquelofts.com

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CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE STORY 505 - 9 2 3 - 9077 | H OTE L AN D ALU Z . C OM P H OTO G RA P H Y BY SW E E T W I L L I A M P H OTO

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G AT H E R celebrations & soirĂŠes surrounding the big day

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Wedding Weekend

Welcome your guests and help them feel right at home at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Your wedding celebration should be more than just one day. Create an entire weekend to connect with the ones you love! Tucked away in the high desert north of Santa Fe, the boutique property offers an all-inclusive experience that envelops your guests in luxury and the local experience.

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TOGETHER AS ONE Check in the night before your guests arrive for one last date night as an engaged couple. Enjoy a romantic chef curated fondue feast and soak up each remaining second before everyone arrives.

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L AY O F T H E L A N D

Prep your guests for the fun ahead, kicking off with a welcome dinner, guys and gals day then the big finale - the I do’s.

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A WA R M W E L C O M E As your guests settle in for your wedding weekend, treat them to champagne and sweet treats when they enter their rooms. Indulge your guests with thoughtful amenities to take home as a keepsake.

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G AT H E R A R O U N D

Start the weekend off with a welcome dinner to thank your guests for making the trip and supporting you for your big day! Encourage them to mix and mingle after dinner with yard games, cocktails and s’mores.

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A D V E N T U R E D AY

Set off with your girls on state-of-the art mountain bikes for a private, guided tour tailored to your level of ability with thrilling downhill rides and meandering trails through the neighboring Sangre de Cristo mountains.

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YOGA WITH YOUR OM-IES Get your zen on with your boys and exhale any of the last nerves before you marry your true love. Simply close your eyes and become one with yourself in the Four Seasons’ private yoga studio.

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better together | shopbettertogether.com, spur line supply co. | spurlinesupplyco.com, white oak formal boutique | @whiteoakformalboutique & paper danae blackburn | @danae.studio.ink decor august sage | augustsage.com designer & planner kryshana madrid weddings + events kryshanamadridevents.com floral all the pretty flowers | alltheprettyflowers.com hair the vanity makeup studio | thevanitymakeup.com hair assist jacqueline hosek \ @rosyrootmua hats ramblin rose hat co. | @ramblinrosehatco jewelry patina gallery | patina-gallery.com, necklace in welcome box - bittersweet designs bittersweetdesigns.com makeup betty rose by alanna | bettyrosebyalanna.com models jocelyn, cal, melanie, alex, rikki, weston, lily & holden photography adrift a dream | adriftadream.photography table runner astral weaves | astralweaves.com venue, catering and activity coordination four seasons resort rancho encantado santa fe fourseasons.com/santafe zia water bottle mesas and mountains | mesasandmountains.com attire

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V I N TA G E R E T R E AT

Take off with your bestie or spouse for a one-of-a-kind weekend getaway to Hotel Luna Mystica, a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground just outside of Taos. Feel the pull of Taos with the Rockies standing in the distance and the star-filled sky up above. Each classic trailer has a personality of its own. Simply pick the one which best fits your style!

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C H A R M I N G A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Settle into “Louise,” a 1967 Avion Tourist trailer, with her pink painted daisies and spacious deck. Cheers rosé with your bestie as the sun sets in the distance and colors streak across the New Mexican sky as you soak in the warm desert air.

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hotel luna mystica | hotellunamystica.com photography adrift a dream | adriftadream.photography

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ROAD TRIP TREASURES

grace gatto photography

unique finds, fabricated in taos, new mexico

white buffalo ring

mesa’s edge, taos, nm bandana + leather bandana slide black diamond curio | blackdiamondcurio.com green chile vodka rolling still distillery | rollingstill.com

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the vendor collective

The best, hand-selected wedding vendors from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies. The RMB Vendor Collective is a couple’s go-to guide for who to trust when selecting their venue and vendors.

find more of the best l o c a l v e n d o r s at

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a new shop in Santa Fe, NM

FREE VIBES AFFORDABLE GOODS 1703 Lena Street | 505.738.1800 shopbettertogether.com

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Calligraphy & Design custom invitations & save the dates acrylic signage • envelope addressing watercolor maps • wedding certificates

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HOTEL LUNA MYSTICA a Vintage Traill Hotel + Sttlight Campppnd in TAOS, NEW MEXICO

Weddings and Events Welcce!

www.hotellunamystica.com | 505-350-6594

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@hotellunamystica

Hotel Luna Mystica

PHOTO: FINN RAUEN PHOTOGRAPHY


The best, hand-selected wedding vendors from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies. The RMB Vendor Collective is a couple’s go-to guide for who to trust when selecting their venue and vendors. BEAUTY Betty Rose by Alanna Genica Lee Hair & Makeup Artist

Kryshana Madrid Weddings + Events

GIFTS

Four Seasons Resort Rancho

August Sage

Encantado Santa Fe

Manmade & Sage

Jewel Hair Design

Heritage Hotels and Resorts PHOTOGRAPHY

Hotel Andaluz, Curio Collection by

ENTERTAINMENT

Ashley Joyce Photography

Hilton

CALLIGRAPHY

Diamond Empire Band

Blue Rose Photography

Hotel Luna Mystica

Danae Blackburn

FASHION

Grace Gatto Photography

Hotel St. Francis

Blue Bridal Boutique

Jac Dodge Photography

KitFox

Terese Rose Designs

Lauren Cherie Photography

La Fonda on the Plaza

Lavel Marie Photography

Log River Ranch

Shutterfreek®

Los Poblanos Historic Inn &

CATERING Dig & Serve

FLORAL DESIGN, EVENTS,

Floral Fetish

& PLANNING

Florecita

VENUE &

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Candace Noel Events

Floriography

A C C O M O D AT I O N S

Taos Ski Valley

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

The Stakeout at Outlaw Hill

Carmel Lepore

Maggie’s Cakes

Shanna Means

Catherine Deane

Mashasilver

Shiprock Santa Fe

Chocolate Maven

Matachica Resort & Spa

Shiprock Trading Post

Christy G Creative

Men’s Wearhouse

Sol Maven

Clarks

Mesas And Mountains

Spur Line Supply Co.

Cole Haan

Mesa’s Edge

Strega Flora

Dandelion Guild

Mezlan

Suit Supply

David’s Bridal

Micayla Kavanaugh

Suits Unlimited

Desert Harbor Retreat

Minted

Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique

Dj Oliver Knight

Makeup Santa Fe By Monica Stark \ Makeupsan-

Taos Bee

Draft Station

tafe.com (Check Credit Molly & Matthrew)

Ten Thousand Waves

Elegant Events

Molly Morgan Photography

The Beauty Bar Santa Fe

Elizabeth Wells Photography

Orange September An Event Company

The Black Tux

Enchanted Occasions Event Rentals

Paloma

The Cathedral Basilica Of St. Francis Of Assasi

For The Love Events

Patina Gallery

The Ghetto Blaster

Glencoe Distillery

Pennysmith Papers

The Grove Cafe & Market

Gloss Salon

Peyote Bird Designs

The Local Baker

Gray Robin

Pop Fizz

The Parador

Hanselmann Pottery

Pta Limousine

The Vanity Makeup Studio

Jacqueline Hosek

Ramblin Rose Hat Co.

Third & Elm Press

Jessie Thomas, Portable Lmt

Renegade Floral

Town Square Jewelers

Joseph Abboud

Rio Chama Steakhouse ? Correct Credit?

Twig Works

Justin Alexander

Rjc Catering

Vince Camuto

Karli Strohschein

Rolling Still Distillery

Viva Flora

Kayla Kitts Photography

Ruidoso Flower Shop

Watters

Kevin Guevara Photography

Rust Vintage

White Oak Formal Boutique

La Lecheria

Sam Edelman

White Sands National Monument

La Tavola Linen (Check Credit Elsewhere - Rosewood,

Santa Fe Clay

Molly & Matthew))

Santa Fe Spirits

Macy’s

Santa Fe Stoneworks

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS 66 Diner 6920 Productions Abq Gold & Silver Exchange Adrift A Dream Afloral Afton Lane Alchemy Confections Co. Alena Funk Beauty Alicia Lucia Photography All The Pretty Flowers America Tent Rentals Anton Heunis Artful Tea Astral Weaves Austin’s Fine Jewelry Badgley Mischka Banque Lofts Beauty By Tristin Livingston Betsy Newman Photography Better Together Bhldn Bittersweet Designs Black Diamond Curio Bliss Hair Studio Blush Fine Linens C. Johnson Makeup & Hair Cake De Jour Carissa + Ben Photography

Organic Farm

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SANTA FE’S DESTINATION FOR LOVE AND MEMORIES

TO PLAN YOUR LA FONDA WEDDING, CONTACT OUR WEDDING SPECIALIST

LAFONDASANTAFE.COM

sdoerfler@lafondasantafe.com 505-995-2322


Breathtaking WEDDINGS

With intimate indoor and outdoor spaces to fit every occasion, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is the perfect spot for your wedding. Enjoy a contemporary New Mexican elegance with award-winning cuisine, inspiring views, and Four Seasons service to make every detail just right.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact our catering team at or visit fourseasons.com/santafe

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Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2019  

Wedding Magazine, Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2019 edition includes beautiful New Mexico real weddings from throughout the state in addi...

Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2019  

Wedding Magazine, Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2019 edition includes beautiful New Mexico real weddings from throughout the state in addi...