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new mexico 32 santa fe style

A modern southwestern wedding at Eldorado Hotel and Casa Espana

66 spanish blessings

Gorgeous gowns by Tersea Romero at Chimayo

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A love story and celebration in the hills of Placitas

107 a toast to taos

maura jane photography

A girls getaway weekend in Taos

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18 desert enchantment 20 gracias Chile-inspired Favors

style & beauty 66 chimayo blessings 73 metal & stone

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caitlin & mariano - Santa Fe kristen & evan - Santa Fe kiah & brandon - Pecos andi & leah - Placitas

the snow report

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the gem marketplace new mexico credits the rmb planner blooming brillance Floral Fetish

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Hello Darling!

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We at RMB have been very excited for this magazine. New Mexico is a place that captures your heart immediately and leaves you wanting to see more from the Land of Enchantment. Vast and open, it’s lands can be deceiving at first, but the state challenges you to discover it’s true beauty. That was the mission for this magazine, to unearth all of the amazing people, places and stories of New Mexico. Hilary, our Sales Director, lived in Albuquerque for a couple of years and continues to hold it close to her heart. She led the way and shared with us all of the things that made her fall in love with New Mexico. Wether it be the July lavender blooming, Christmas style blue corn enchiladas, or discovering hidden treasures in the markets of Santa Fe, her love of New Mexican culture has made this magazine to what it is! Hilary’s passion was equally met and mirrored in each and every vendor we worked with. Their pride in representing New Mexico and believing in all the amazing talent the state holds elevated each styled shoot and wedding. From doing “happy shimmies” on location at Tamaya with all the vendors, to hiking around the mountains of Pecos authenticity and unshakeable love for New Mexico shined through each look. We hope you see the passion in each photo and fall in love with this stunning state. Thank you so much for letting RMB help guide you to your dream wedding. We wish you a lifetime of love, adventure and enchantment!

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new mexico finds BRACELET LOVE

COLORFUL TOWELS

These beaded bracelets are handcrafted by talented Native American artists, providing them with a path to become successful business owners.

Brighten up your kitchen with these flour sack printed dish towels. We love all the patterns and colors Kei & Molly created! kei

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NEW MEXICO TRUE Show off some New Mexican pride with this sterling silver necklace adorned with a ruby center! cynthia jones jewelry

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SOUTHWEST PAPER Write in style with these notecards adorned with roadrunners and cactus! letterpress made | letterpressmade.com

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southwest swag

add some new mexico flare to your home and wardrobe! full of rich color and patterns, southwest designs are the perfect way to add a pop of color to your life.

CUTE CLUTCH Make a statemement with these cactus and wildflower illustrated fabric pouches from Foxly Shop

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desert enchantment celebrate the place you adore with bridals to capture your love. surrounded by stunning scenery, the red rocks and desert of gallup is the perfect place for enchanting images.

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CHILE CHOCOLATE From chocolate elixirs to artisanal chocolate creations, Kakawa Chocolate House will make you fall in love with chocolate all over again! kakawa chocolate house | kakawachocolates.com

gracias tell your guests thank you for celebrating

your “i do� with these chile-inspired favors, all locally crafted in new mexico!

LOCAL HONEY Looking for some bee-utiful gifts? The Hive Market is your shop for local New Mexico honey, beeswax candles and mead! the hive market | thehivemarket.com

A CHILE PARADISE The Chile Shop in Santa Fe is a paradise for the chile lover! From pinion coffee to popcorn with a kick, the shop will help you find the perfect wedding favor for your New Mexico wedding!

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new mexico “when i got to new mexico that was mine. as soon as i saw it that was my country. i’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. it’s something that’s in the air - it’s different. the sky is different, the wind is different.” - georgia o’keeffe

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Caitlin + Mariano santa fe

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Caitlin and Mariano met in Columbia. Mariano was there for work, while Caitlin was in the country traveling abroad.The two ended up meeting through a mutual friend. Caitlin’s stay was extended due to landslides in the area preventing her from traveling back home. During that time, they got to know one another on a deeper level and became close friends. After their departure, Caitlin and Mariano couldn’t help but stay in touch.Two years later, Mariano moved to Austin,Texas to be with Caitlin.Their love for one another flourished. One evening, Mariano planned the most thoughtful surprise proposal. He knew how muched Caitlin adored the lost art of handmade cards. He crafted an intimate card full of various pop windows that revealed their first date and other memorable moments in their relationship. After admiring the gift, Caitlin glanced over to see Mariano on one knee. Mariano asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Of course, she said, “Yes!” The couple planned a folk-inspired, colorful celebration for a beautiful day in June.

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color and culture Caitlin wanted her day with her love to be timeless, cheerful and unplugged. As an artist herself, she has always been drawn to handmade styles and folk art. She wanted to incorporate these design elements as well as a Latino influence into her wedding day theme. Every detail was bright, colorful, and most of all, authentic to Caitlin and Mariano’s relationship and the culture of New Mexico.

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smudging During the couple’s union, the officiant performed a smudging ceremony. She burned sage and lavender to cleanse the present spirits and calm the energy. The entire ceremony was unique! It was so special for Caitlin and Mariano’s guest to experience the true culture and beliefs of Santa Fe.

a man of many words “Mariano and I wrote our own vows. We never really discussed what they would consist of in detail. We both just agreed to write what was in our hearts. As we stood hand in hand at our ceremony, I shared mine first. My vows first reflected our dry senses of humor and wrapped up with a lighter promise to our love story. I expected something similar from Mariano as he is a quiet and sensitive man. However, he completely blew our guests and I away with his words. His vows were so thoughtful and deep. Mariano poured his heart out! I will cherish that moment and those words forever.”

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advice for rocky mountain couples “Don’t sweat the small stuff. The details seem so big before, but, in reality, they don’t matter. Let your day be about your guests experience and the person you love.”

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Modern art and culture meets Spanish history at The Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe. Inspired by their newly designed space, Casa Espana, this look infuses modern design elements with classic New Mexico style for the couple looking to embrace both worlds. Deep blues, spellbound greenery and gold help elevate this look to an upscale fiesta.

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Glamour meets the Southwest at Casa Espana. Santa Fe’s newest nightlife venue and wedding space celebrates the Spanish influence of New Mexico with a blend of contemporary and traditional designs. It’s unique lighting, bold colors and romantic finishings stimulate the senses and root your love story.

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The chapel at Eldorado Hotel is a masterpiece. The Spanish Colonial style altar is hand carved and gilded in gold leaf that lets the room glow. Lush greenery and antique Equipale chairs bring in a soft, organic feel that set the scene perfectly to become husband and wife.

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Capture the spirit of New Mexico by incorporating Talavera pottery and Mexican wedding cookies.The bold greenery runner is accented by pops of blue floral and succulents that tie in the hand-painted plates and decor of Casa Espana. It’s the perfect “something blue!”


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Where Southern Charm and Elegance meet in the Southwest

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Santa Fe’s Enchanting Small Hotel loves ♥ ! For a traditional ceremony . . . a place to elope . . . a place to renew vows . . . Inn on the Alameda creates an elegant and unforgettable experience. ♥ Two-night stay in a Casita or Suite for the celebratory couple ♥ Interfaith celebrant/officiate to perform ceremony ♥ Wedding cake ♥ Champagne toast ♥ Ceremony site seating and set-up ♥ On-site parking for guests ♥ Add-on options include intimate reception with hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner reception, and wedding block rates for additional guests/nights

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Kristen + Evan santa fe

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Kristen and Evan met on a porch in Somerville, Massachusetts back in 2012. Kristen had just moved into her new apartment and was invited to the neighbors’ party downstairs. Meanwhile, Evan and his friends were having a small bonfire two doors down. Drawn by the sounds of a party nextdoor, Evan and his crew ventured over. Evan impressed Kristen with his best Gangnam Style party dance. The rest is history! A couple years later, Kristen and Evan decided to go to New York to visit some friends.They arrived at a friend’s apartment in Brooklyn just in time to get ready and head over to a pre-planned cocktail party with friends. But Evan lingered and suggested they head up to the rooftop deck. After he asked to go up to the rooftop deck for the second time, Kristen began to get suspicious. They walked out on the deck right at sunset and stood there appreciating the gorgeous view and remembering their time living in NYC together. Evan then sneakily moved the two of them over to a nearby bench and handed Kristen a black bound book. The first page got her crying! It was a beautiful telling of their story, and the last page had a drawing of the ring with the caption, “Will you marry me?” The cocktail party turned out to be a surprise engagement party, complete with balloons, flowers and all of their friends in NYC! It was followed by a candlelight dinner, and a romantic evening at the St. Regis (a surprise for them both, courtesy of a dear friend). The two decided to plan a vibrant Santa Fe fiesta wedding on a gorgeous May 29th afternoon.

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hacienda fiesta Kristen grew up in New Mexico. Naturally, it was the first place she thought of when planning the wedding! The couple wanted a welcoming and elegant hacienda fiesta for their guests. They used colors that mimicked the desert landscape - a mix of blushes, corals, copper and rose gold accents with turquoise and succulent greens.

the little white dress Kristen wore a custom-made ‘Starr’ dress from Amy Kuschel. Kristen and her mom had a ‘shop-til-you-drop’ day and must have tried on 40 dresses at numerous shops in San Francisco. The Starr dress was the first dress she tried on that day! The designer, Amy Kuschel wrote a beautiful description of the gown: “Fabricated in our intricate Lady Stardust lace pattern with a captivating, plunging V inset in Point d’Esprit. A compilation of mixed laces frame Starr’s bodice for intrigue and depth. Her shoulders are capped with delicate lace. And her buttoned-up bare backline is a bit rock-n-roll with a lotta soul. Starr is elegant and sexy with a subtle trumpet silhouette.”

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husband and wife One of Kristen and Evan’s favorite moments happened when they were announced as husband and wife. Walking down the aisle, after an emotional and personal exchange of vows, to the cheers of friends and family was something they will cherish forever! It is one of their happiest memories ever.

local flavor The couple loved the menu created by Walter Burke Catering. Most of their guests had never been to the southwest, so they wanted to showcase the local cuisine. The food was fresh, inventive, and absolutely delicious. Guests dined on an organic mixed greens salad with a red pepper vinaigrette and red chile spiced nuts, southwestern orzo, jalapeno cornbread, ancho chile maple glazed chicken and polenta casserole. The couple even created signature cocktails for their day! The winning recipes were a Prickly Mezcal Margarita and the Lavender Honey Sidecar.

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salsa samba Kristen and Evan did a salsa dance accompanied by their live salsa band, Trio Los Amigos. The couple wanted to learn a style of dance that would be fun to practice and use in the future. Their instructors are two talented salseros, and Evan and Kristen just tried to keep up! They had a blast learning at one of the top salsa clubs in the US. The club, El Valenciano (aka El V), happened to be around the corner from them where they lived in San Francisco.

advice to rocky mountain couples “Take advantage of the gorgeous vistas that the Southwest has to offer. Our guests loved appreciating the stunning sunsets as they sipped our signature cocktails and champagne.�

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color palette - VENDORS BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES Kendra Scott | kendrascott.com BRIDE’S DRESS & VEIL DESIGNER Amy Kuschel | amykuschel.com BRIDE’S RINGS Anna Sheffield | annasheffield.com BRIDESMAIDS’ ACCESSORIES Avila | avilaretail.com CALLIGRAPHER Table cards by the groom! CATERER & SWEETS Walter Burke Catering | walterburkecatering.com FLORAL Marisa’s Millefiori | apassionflower.com GROOM’S ACCESSORIES Father’s bolo tie! GROOM’S RING Brilliant Earth | brilliantearth.com GROOM’S SUIT Tailors’ Keep | tailorskeep.com HAIR Mesh Hair Studio - Juliann Upton | meshhairstudio.com LODGING Hacienda doña Andrea de Santa Fe | haciendadonaandrea.com La Fonda on the Plaza | lafondasantafe.com MUSIC Los Amigos | losamigosnewmexico.com OFFICIANT Evan’s Uncle PAPER Minted | minted.com PHOTOGRAPHER Loren X Chris Photography | lorenxchris.com REHEARSAL DINNER Museum of International Folk Art | internationalfolkart.org REHEARSAL DINNER CATERING Cowgirl Santa Fe | cowgirlsantafe.com TRANSPORTATION Accent New Mexico | accentsantafe.com TURQUOISE VASES At Home in Taos | etsy.com/shop/AtHomeInTaos VENUE Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe | haciendadonaandrea.com WEDDING PLANNER Hacienda doña Andrea de Santa Fe - Katie Meade | haciendadonaandrea.com

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Old and Something New. Choose a breathtaking view, with an outstanding crew at the most elegant venue.

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On the banks of the Pecos River, deep in the Santa Fe National Forest, you’ll find Brush Ranch River Lodge. Nestled away from city hustle, you feel right at home once on property. Capture the allure of the woods and winding river with an elopement inspired by nature. Romantic floral, an intimate ceremony by the river and a sweetheart table beneath the pines is the perfect way to celebrate your love story.

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blushing bride

Full of color and texture, this bouquet designed by Renegade Floral is a work of art. Embrace all the shades of pink to create a feminine and balanced look that is totally blush-worthy.

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Surrounded by the pristine beauty of Brush Ranch River Lodge, you don’t need much to make the outdoors come to life. A simple rug runner, a copper arch adorned with pink and blush blooms and effortless greenery create an intimate setting to embrace you in forever.

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Escape to the woods for a private dinner for two after your vows. Blue velvet chairs, taper candles and punches of colorful floral create the perfect oasis nestled by the river.


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“beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.� - Coco Chanel

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Kiah + Brandon pecos

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Brandon and Kiah grew up in the same town of Hobbs, NM. Although their moms were great friends, the two never really new each other growing up. After Brandon finished school, he joined the Marine Corps, was deployed to Iraq twice and eventually ended up stationed in Albuquerque. Kiah was also living in Albuquerque for school. One Sunday morning, Brandon’s parents were in town visiting him, and his mom invited Kiah to join them for church service. Little did Kiah know that a handsome guy that she hadn’t seen in years would be there! A few Sundays later, Brandon slipped Kiah his number “just in case she ever had car trouble”. Sure enough, a few weeks later, she was in a car accident, and her car was out of commission for at least six months. That night after the crash, Kiah called Brandon and he ended up having an extra vehicle for her to drive. The two used the car excuse to spend more time together. They officially started dating that Christmas Eve. After a very short time together, the couple knew that they had a love that was meant to last forever. One weekend in June, Brandon suggested that they go on a little date night “just to get out of the house”. They rode the tram to the top of Sandia Peak and had dinner at the local restaurant, High Finance. Kiah was completely clueless to Brandon’s master plan. After dinner, the two took a stroll around the famous La Luz Trail and stopped to soak in the panoramic view of the city at sunset where Brandon, at just the right moment, asked Kiah to to marry him. Of course, Kiah started crying immediately and replied, “Absolutely!” The couple celebrated their love in the Pecos Wilderness on August 18th!

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Kiah and Brandon’s elopement was simple and natural. They used a color palette of gray, navy, purple and wine to create their look. The couple wanted to focus on their commitment. Having their day in the Pecos Wilderness was very near and dear to their hearts, and they loved sharing the breathtaking scenery and hike with their guests!

a vintage-inspired gown

Kiah wanted a less traditional wedding dress. She envisioned something feminine and simple, and her vintage heart has always loved the 70’s wedding dress vibe. When she found this lace adorned gown with flowy bell sleeves, she knew it was the one. It was the perfect mix of classy, modern and vintage. Most importantly, it represented Kiah’s personality!

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the vows “My favorite moment of the day was by far confessing our vows to each other. I loved hearing Brandon’s deepest feelings for me, and it meant so much to me to be able to share mine with him. Being able to be open, raw and vulnerable with one another in front of our closest friends and family is one of my favorite memories to look back on. Did I mention that he cried? I cry about literally everything, so it was no surprise that I balled. However, a bride seeing your groom cry during your ceremony, that’s a dream come true!”

advice to rocky mountain couples “Don’t lose sight of the big picture. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding, and it can be overwhelming. Just enjoy it! Above all else, you get to marry the person of your dreams, and this is the biggest and most important commitment you will make to someone else in your whole life.”

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- VENDORS BEAUTY The bride! BRIDE’S DRESS Donna Morgan | donna-morgan.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY Kendra Scott | kendrascott.com BRIDE’S RING Heidi Gibson | heidigibson.com BRIDE’S SHOES The Dessy Group | dessy.com BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE Roolee Boutique | roolee.com CEREMONY VENUE Cave Creek Trail - Pecos, NM FLORAL Bloominous | bloominous.com HONEYMOON St. John, US Virgin Islands The Springs Resort & Spa | pagosahotsprings.com MENSWEAR Jos. A. Bank | josbank.com OFFICIANT Riverside Church of Christ - Pastor Jorel Johnson | riversidecoc.net PAPER Minted | minted.com PHOTOGRAPHER Ashley Joyce Photography | ashleyjoycephotography.com REHEARSAL DINNER Seasons Rotisserie & Grill | seasonsabq.com

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chimayó blessings

Along the winding, dirt roads and amongst the red rocks, you uncover New Mexico’s deeply rooted history. El Santuario de Chimayó is a national landmark that holds an abundance of powerful love. Inspired by the state’s old-world influence and the designs of Teresa Romero Atelier, these looks capture the heart and holyness of Chimayó.

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Inspired by Spanish culture, this gown blends old-world design with a modern cut. Classic lace and a dramatic veil create this romantic look, paired seamlessly with a statement coral necklace from Shiprock. Bold yet heavenly, you will shine on your wedding day.


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dripping in gold

Blush chiffon and delicate, gold embellishments make this gown glow. Fall in love with this peplum dress with its feminine, high neckline and stunning intricate lace that is both softly romantic and boldly modern.

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Embrace the New Mexico desert in all it’s beauty. Loose sleeves and a floral adorned bracelet will define this look against the raw and rugged landscape.

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The IMEC Solitaire is the newest collection designed by IMEC’s founder Luis Demetrio Nolasco. The exposed, yet secure setting gives you a modern, fresh take on the classic wedding ring. IMEC - Luis Demetrio Nolasco | shopimec.com

We have all hands on deck for these raw stone cluster rings, designed by Ruth Tomlinson. The design is organic and exquisite - perfect for the Rocky Mountain “I Do!” IMEC - Ruth Tomlinson | shopimec.com

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IMEC Albuquerque curates their jewelry collection from over 70 local and international artists who are embracing innovation and redefining their designs and materials. Find your perfect left-hand look with IMEC while supporting amazing New Mexican artists! IMEC | shopimec.com

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Andi and Leah met in Austin when they both joined the same kickball team. The two won’t quite claim that it was love at first sight, but they seemed to gravitate towards one another. The ladies became very fast, best friends and it didn’t take long before they were inseparable. The couple just knew it was right. Nearly seven years later, Andi had a ring designed. She knew she wanted to surprise Leah and plan something that would be memorable for the both of them. Leah was raised in a very loving and close knit community in New Mexico, so when the two visit for holidays their schedules are always packed. Every time they go, Andi always asks Leah for just one “adventure” alone together. On this particular trip to the Land of Enchantment, Andi and Leah decided to snowshoe up to Raven’s Ridge in Santa Fe. It was freezing, yet still a beautiful, blue sky day. The couple packed a lunch, and Andi snuck in a surprise bottle of champagne before heading out. As they got to the top of the peak, they sat down to eat and Andi broke out the bubbles. Somehow Leah still did not catch on, and continued to gawk at the views. Andi started to tell Leah about how much she loved her, what their relationship meant to her and how much she challenged her to be the best version of herself. Andi pulled the ring from her backpack and finally held Leah’s undivided attention! She pulled Leah’s glove off of her left hand and asked her to spend the rest of her life with her. Between lots of frozen tears, Leah said, “Yes!” Andi arranged for Leah’s closest friends and family to gather at her house for a small celebration filled with love and plenty of champange when they returned. They planned an intimate celebration on a perfect fall day in September!

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may the theme be love Leah and Andi didn’t necessarily have a theme behind their wedding. However, the couple wanted the experience to be casually elegant, fun and a night to remember! They were lucky enough to have a beautiful and meaningful location to get married and the most incredible people surrounding them. They wouldn’t have changed a thing.

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black and white “When it came to our wedding gowns, we had to consider how we wanted to look and feel as individuals as well as together. I found it important that we each felt beautiful and special, but most importantly, true to who we are. Leah knew immediately that she wanted to wear a white wedding dress. I, on the other hand, wanted something a little different. We both agreed that a white dress and a black dress would not only look great together, but would allow us to shine in our own unique ways. We successfully kept our dresses a secret until our first look. Oh, what a lovely surprise it was!�

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native floral Leah and Andi wanted to incorporate a lot of greenery with neutral, native florals. Emily, with Floriography, absolutely nailed it! She integrated a ton of beautiful air plants and creative collections into her designs for each table and bouquet. Above all, the couple wanted the floral to melt into the surroundings as the venue was their canvas.

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circle of love Andi and Leah loved the location of their wedding. They made a semi-circle of rocks that the two stood in during the vows. Next to it is a heart that’s still there today! The fact that they were married by one of the couple’s very closest friends made the ceremony that much more memorable. It was the one time that all of the people they love the most were all in the same place!

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advice to rocky mountain couples “Enjoy every minute of it, even the mishaps (they will happen), because it will be over before you know it. Remember that the imperfections tell just as much of the story as every other piece. A great photographer is worth the research and the cost, because those images are forever and they tend to capture things you don’t have an opportunity to see. Hire an event planner. If you are planning a wedding in the Albuquerque area, hire Amy Gallegos. She made our dreams come true! Most importantly, be as present as possible on your wedding day. Forget everything you could have or should have done for that time is over. Finally, even if you don’t think you can fit it in, take a few moments for just the two of you before or after the ceremony!”

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color palette - VENDORS BRIDAL ATTIRE Coutures By Laura | couturesbylaura.com Tadashi Shoji | tadashishoji.com BRIDESMAN ATTIRE Knot Standard | knotstandard.com CATERING The Street Food Institute | streetfoodinstitute.org CEREMONY MUSIC Matt Berning CEREMONY SITE Hillside in Placitas, NM COORDINATION ABQ Event Support | abqeventsupport.com ENTERTAINMENT DJ Kit Ketterman | djkitk.com FLORAL Floriography | floriographyflowers.com HAIR Alice Dentler Fave4 | fave4.com HONEYMOON Iceland LODGING Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa | tamaya.regency.hyatt.com MAKEUP Betty Rose By Alanna - Alanna Garcia | bettyrosebyalanna.com MINIMOON Boulder, Utah OFFICIANT Mr. Charles Estee PAPER Made by Leah Hay - Art by Jeremy Erickson PHOTOGRAPHY The Colagrossis | thecolagrossis.com RECEPTION SITE Tent at private residence REHEARSAL DINNER Leah’s mother’s house RENTALS America Tent Rentals | americatentrentals.com RINGS Colleen Mauer Designs | colleenmauerdesigns.com Diamonds Direct | diamondsdirect.com Leah’s grandma’s ring SWEETS Range Café - David Perry | rangecafe.com TRANSPORTATION Star Limo | 505starlimo.com WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER For The Love Wedding & Event Design - Amy Gallegos | fortheloveevents.com

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Sagebrush & Adobe

embrace the culture and colors of the southwest in your wedding. inspired by the history of the santa ana pueblo and the hyatt regency tamaya, this look honors new mexican traditions with modern with modern designs and textures!

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natural beauty

Lush floral, a classic gown and gorgeous New Mexican jewelry gives this bride an unforgettable look! We love the pop of coral and layers of silver and textures in the necklaces from Peyote Bird Designs. Bright blooms by Viva Flora and soft makeup give her the perfect southwest glow!

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shrub bar

Have fun with your reception and create a shrub bar, filled with herbs and spices to create divine cocktails. Blue velvet chairs and comfy seating makes the space inviting amongst the cottonwood trees. Rich colors and flavors from the wooden bar temp the senses and create the ultimate place to enjoy your guest!


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the santa ana pueblo

With views of the Santa Ana Pueblo, enjoy something sweet with your love! Adorned with fruit and spices, this three-tier matte black cake is a show stopper! Macrame candlelight and flowing floral create a space almost as pretty as the pueblo backdrop!

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fireside kisses

What better way to celebrate married bliss than with fireside s’mores while watching a gorgeous sunset over the New Mexico landscape! Gourmet marshmallows crafted by the chefs at The Hyatt Regency Tamaya, a cozy lounge area and blanket is all you need to snuggle up and take in all the love!

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beauty genica lee | genicaleemakeupandhairartist.com cake maggie’s cakes | maggiesweddingcakes.com design & planning jessie baca weddings & events | jessiebaca.com dress emma & grace bridal studio | emmaandgracebridal.com dress designer rosa clarå bridal | rosaclara.es floral viva flora | vivaflorastudio.com jewelry peyote bird designs | peyotebird.com menswear macy’s | macys.com models brittany & randy paper funky olive | funkyolivedesign.com photography maura jane photography | maurajanephotography.com rentals rust | rustvintagerentals.com venue hyatt regency tamaya | tamaya.regency.hyatt.com

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“If I know what love is, it is because of you.� - herman hesse

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Catherine + Mikael

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Catherine and Mikael met as freshman dormmates. The first semester, Catherine urged Mikael to join the hip hop dance team she was on. He eventually agreed, even though it was something he normally wouldn’t do (later on Mikael confessed he joined, because he had a crush on Catherine)! The two stayed good friends for the first three years in college. However, their senior year, Mikael took a leap of faith. One night he took Catherine to Manhattan Beach on a date and kissed her! Catherine was shocked, yet swept off of her feet as she too had fallen for Mikael long before their first kiss. After finishing school, the couple lived together in Los Angeles, France, and Albuquerque. They grew inseparable. Seven years later, Catherine and Mikael took a summer road trip through Europe to visit Mikael’s family in Sweden and good friends in France. On the drive to the South of France, Mikael planned a surprise stop at Gorges du Verdon, where he got down on one knee and shocked Catherine once again. Of course, she said, “Yes!” and the two planned a romantic, autumn wedding at Los Poblanos on November 4th.

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understated beauty The flowers were a collective effort. The couple ordered them in bulk from fiftyflowers.com, and held a flower arranging party at Catherine’s Mom’s house the day before the wedding. Catherine and Mikael’s parents, sisters, cousins, brother-in-law and friends came over to design the centerpieces and bouquets. Burgundy dahlias and champagne garden roses were the stars of the show. Violet ranunculus and white-dahlia styled daisies played supporting roles! It meant a lot for Catherine to incorporate Garden Roses and dahlias into her floral arrangements. Garden Roses are so feminine, sturdy and deliciously fragrant. While dahlias, with their deep burgundy hue, are wild and mysterious like bursts of understated beauty. At the wedding, whenever Catherine was feeling overwhelmed, she would look at the flowers and be reminded of all the people that were there to celebrate and support her and Mikael’s relationship. The thought filled her with a sense of calming and gratitude.

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together “We had a nontraditional wedding party and ceremony. Our parents and sisters were our processional. We didn’t want anyone walking down the aisle with a stranger or by themselves, so our parents walked down with their respective partners and our sisters walked down with theirs. Before the ceremony began, we all lined up in the back. Once our families walked out, it was just Mikael and I alone together while they switched the song to our entrance song. We were both so nervous! I really appreciated that intimate moment of calm with him where we reminded each other that this was all about our love. Then we finally got to walk down the aisle together, hand-in-hand, heading into the marriage as two willing and elated human beings.�

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an ethiopian blessing “We incorporated Ethiopian traditions into our celebration. The Ethiopian music we chose to play is one of our favorite memories. I was so proud to be joining Mikael’s family, and dancing to traditional music with his aunts and uncles was definitely a moment I will cherish. Also, to end the night, we had an Ethiopian blessing of the elders ceremony where all of our loved ones who helped raise us (about 90% of our guest list) sat in chairs and Mikael and I knelt in front of them and asked for their blessing. It was such an emotional experience as we truly got to express our gratitude for our family members, a lot of whom we don’t get to see very often.”

advice to rocky mountain couples “Try to remember what the event is all about: affirming your relationship with your partner and joining your life to theirs. Hopefully that will make any hard decisions in the planning process a little more manageable. Also, as an introvert, daily meditation the month before the wedding did wonders for my nerves!”

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- VENDORS BEAUTY Genica Lee | genicalee.love BRIDE’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BHLDN | bhldn.com BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER Catherine Deane | catherinedeane.co.uk BRIDE’S JEWELRY Bracelet - Avigail Adam | etsy.com/shop/avigailadam Earrings - Borrowed from bride’s mother! FLORAL Fifty Flowers | fiftyflowers.com GROOM’S ACCESSORIES Cufflinks - CelebrateToday | etsy.com/shop/celebratetoday The Tie Bar | thetiebar.com Bulova | www.bulova.com GROOM’S SHIRT Calvin Klein | calvinklein.com GROOM’S SHOES Men’s Wearhouse - Pronto Uomo | menswearhouse.com GROOM’S SUIT Mikael’s suit was inherited from his late father, who had worn it to his own wedding! HONEYMOON Ten Thousand Waves | tenthousandwaves.com OFFICIANT Leslie Thompson PAPER Designed by the bride! PHOTOGRAPHER Elizabeth Wells | elizabethwellsphoto.com REHEARSAL DINNER Church Street Cafe | churchstreetcafe.com RINGS Mati | matijewelers.com SEAMSTRESS Seams & Sew On | seams.co VENUE, CATERING & LODGING Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm | lospoblanos.com VIDEOGRAPHER Erik Reese WEDDING PLANNER Los Poblanos - Shaelyn Hesch | lospoblanos.com

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A Toast to Taos

Gather your closest ladies and head to Adobe & Pines Inn for a girl’s getaway Taos style. Capture the spirit of the local community and plan a bridal brunch fit for a queen! Bloody Maria cocktails, eclectic eats and Wanderer Apparel - you’ll be begging your groom to return for just one for just one more getaway before “I Do!”

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dine in color

With a naturally beautiful backdrop like Adobe & Pines Inn, don’t be afraid to go bold and bright with your morning tablescape. Designed by Aethereal Botanics, we are raising our glasses to this Southwestern table accented by organic, wood touches and small botanic arrangements.


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happy hour

Escape the hot New Mexican sun and set an intimate space for happy hour. After cracking open a local beer, artisan eats from Common Fire Taos and indulging in some puppy love, you and your gals will be a ready for a night on the town!

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What’s a girls weekend without some shopping? With chic fashion, locally-sourced jewelry and accessories you must have, Wanderer Boutique is a must for your retail therapy!

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Ooh! Aah! Jewelry is your destination in New Mexico for engagement rings and custom bridal jewelry. If you are searching for unique diamonds and gemstones, set in traditional or alternative designs, drop by our Albuquerque shop in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood to see our amazing selection. There is a wedding band for any style with our large selection of men’s and women’s bands in gold, wood, and contemporary metals. We can also create a custom design for you! Whether you are looking for the perfect piece for your wedding day or a special gift, Ooh! Aah! Jewelry can help!

Elopements and intimate weddings are the best. They’re about all the right things - two people in love, promising forever. Slowing down and taking in the scenery and the moments. Spending time with the people you love. Being present. If you’re dreaming of a wedding like this, let’s connect and create something amazing!

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j u s t l ov e ly w e d d i n g & event planning Just Lovely Wedding & Event Planning LLC specializes in Month-of Wedding coordination. Our goal is to help our clients navigate the planning process and enjoy their wedding day by providing insight, recommendations and services that improve the planning process. Month-of Coordination is ideal if you’ve planned most of your wedding, but you need help finalizing details and pulling things together in the month leading up to, and on your wedding day! Contact us to set up a complimentary first meeting!

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Orange September an event company, a husband wife owned design and planning company, is located smack dab in the center of New Mexico. Jerry and Vicki Newsom absolutely love what they do and they love doing it together. As each couple is unique, so is the crafting and planning of each wedding. We create weddings that are approachable whether traditional, contemporary, simple, informal, and elegant, Cultural Fusion or an intimate elopement by helping couples achieve a true sense of individuality on their wedding day.

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Adobe & Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast | adobepines.com Desert Harbor | desertharborretreat.com Hacienda doña Andrea de Santa Fe | haciendadonaandrea.com Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa | tamaya.regency.hyatt.com Inn on the Alameda | innonthealameda.com La Fonda on the Plaza | lafondasantefe.com

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Becca Toups of Glam Mavens | glammavens.com Betty Rose By Alanna - Alanna Garcia | bettyrosebyalanna.com C. Johnson Makeup | cjohnsonmakeup.com Fave 4 | fave4.com Genica Lee | genicaleemakeupandhairartist.com Madeline McCue Makeup | madelinemccuemakeup.com Mesh Hair Studio - Juliann Upton | meshhairstudio.com Shank Salon | getshanked.com

Silk & Willow | silkandwillow.com Target | target.com The Chile Shop Santa Fe | thechileshop.com The Hive Market | thehivemarket.com

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Jewelry

Church Street Cafe | churchstreetcafe.com Common Fire | taoscommonfire.com Cowgirl Santa Fe | cowgirlsantafe.com Seasons Rotisserie & Grill | seasonsabq.com The Street Food Institute | streetfoodinstitute.org Walter Burke Catering | walterburkecatering.com

Avigail Adam | etsy.com/shop/avigailadam Anna Sheffield | annasheffield.com Brilliant Earth | brilliantearth.com Colleen Mauer Designs | colleenmauerdesigns.com Cynthia Jones Jewelry | cynthiajonesjewelry.com Diamonds Direct | diamondsdirect.com Heidi Gibson | heidigibson.com IMEC | shopimec.com James Allen | jamesallen.com Kendra Scott | kendrascott.com Mati | matijewelers.com Mociun | mociun.com Ooh! Ahh! Jewelry Albuquerque | oohahhjewelry.com Peyote Bird Designs | peyotebird.com Shiprock Santa Fe | shiprocksantafe.com

Fashion

Amy Kuschel | amykuschel.com Avila | avilaretail.com Banana Republic | bananarepublic.com BHLDN | bhldn.com Bulova | bulova.com Calvin Klein | calvinklein.com Catherine Deane | catherinedeane.co.uk CelebrateToday | etsy.com/shop/celebratetoday Coutures By Laura | couturesbylaura.com Donna Morgan | donna-morgan.com Emma & Grace Bridal Studio | emmandgracebridal.com Felicé Bridal | felicebridal.com J. Crew | jcrew.com Jocelyn Montoya | jocelyn-montoya.com Jos. A. Bank | josbank.com Knot Standard | knotstandard.com Lea-Ann Belter | lea-annbelter.com Macy’s | macys.com Men’s Wearhouse | menswearhouse.com Roolee Boutique | roolee.com Rosa Clará Bridal | rosaclara.es Seams & Sew On | seams.co Show Me Your Mumu | showmeyourmumu.com Tadashi Shoji | tadashishoji.com Tailor’s Keep | tailorskeep.com Teresa Romero | teresaromero.com The Tie Bar | thetiebar.com Wanderer | wanderertaos.com

Flowers

Aethereal Botanics | @aetherealbotanics Bloominous | bloominous.com Fifty Flowers | fiftyflowers.com Floriography | floriographyflowers.com Floral Fetish | floralfetishabq.xom Hong Elder Floral Workroom | hongelderfloral.com Jeffrey Campbell | jeffreycampbellshoes.com Marisa’s Millefiori | apassionflower.com Renegade Floral | renegadefloral.com Viva Flora | vivaflorastudio.com

Gifts & More

At Home in Taos | etsy.com/shop/AtHomeInTaos Bloody Maria | bloodymaria.com Foxly | foxlyshop.com Hello Jori | @hellojori Kakawa Chocolate House | kakawachocolates.com Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC | keiandmolly.com Naomi Fiske | naomifiske.com Oscar’s Tree and Landscaping | oscarstreeandlandscaping.com Rope & Root | ropeandroot.com

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Music

Absolute Entertainment | musicsantafe.com Diamond Empire Band | diamondempireband.com DJ Kit Ketterman | djkitk.com Los Amigos | losamigosnewmexico.com

Paper

Ashley Rose Hand Lettering | @ashleyrosehandlettering Funky Olive | funkyolivedesign.com Letterpress Made | letterpressmade.com Little Low | littlelow.com Made by Leah Hay - Art by Jeremy Erickson Minted | minted.com

Photos

Alicia Lucia Photography | alicialucia.com Arielei Kinzer photography | arieleikinzerphotography.com Ashley Joyce Photography | ashleyjoycephotography.com Autumn Cutaia Photography | autumncutaia.com Britianie Tyler Photography | britianietyler.com Elizabeth Wells | elizabethwellsphoto.com Emma Marie Photography | emmamariephotos.com Jasper K Photography | jasperkphoto.com Julie Haider Photography | juiehaider.com Loren X Chris Photography | lorenxchris.com Maura Jane Photography | maurajanephotography.com Sarah Ellefson | sarahellefson.com Shutterfreek Photo + Video | shutterfreek.com The Colagrossis | thecolagrossis.com

Planning

ABQ Event Support | abqeventsupport.com Alena Swanson LLC | alenaswanson.com Desert Flower - Jacqueline Pettitt | desertflowerblog.com For The Love Wedding & Event Design | fortheloveevents.com Hacienda doña Andrea de Santa Fe | haciendadonaandrea.com Jessie Baca Weddings & Events | jessiebaca.com Just Lovely Wedding + Event Planning | justlovelyweddings.com Los Poblanos - Shaelyn Hesch | lospoblanos.com Magnolia Event Company | magnolia-planning.com Manmade & Sage | manmadeandsage.com Orange September an event company | orangeseptember.com

Rentals

America Tent Rentals | americatentrentals.com Classic Party Rentals Albuquerque | classicpartyrentals.com

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Sweet

American Pie Bakery | sugartreats.net Maggie’s Cakes | maggiesweddingcakes.com Range Café - David Perry | rangecafe.com

Transportation

Accent New Mexico | accentsantafe.com Star Limo | 505starlimo.com

Venue

Adobe & Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast | adobepines.com Angel Fire Resort | angelfireresort.com Brush Ranch River Lodge | brushranchnm.com Casa Rondeña Winery | casarondena.com Desert Harbor | desertharborretreat.com El Santuario de Chimayo | elsantuariodechimayo.us Eldorado Hotel & Spa | eldoradohotel.com Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe fourseasons.com/santafe Ghost Ranch | ghostranch.org Hacienda doña Andrea de Santa Fe | haciendadonaandrea.com Heritage Hotels & Resorts | hhandr.com Hyatt Regency Tamaya | tamaya.regency.hyatt.com Inn on the Alameda | innonthealameda.com La Mesita Ranch | lamesitaranchestate.com La Fonda on the Plaza | ladfondasantafe.com Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm | lospoblanos.com Museum of International Folk Art | internationalfolkart.org Sanctuary on the River | sanctuaryontheriver.com Sandia Resort and Casino | sandiacasino.com The Springs Resort & Spa | pagosahotsprings.com

Video

Shutterfreek Photo + Video | shutterfreek.com


m o n t h ly w e d d i n g

checklist

2–4 mon t hs Plan fun group activities for guests Plan a hair & makeup trial run Book rehearsal dinner Begin wedding dress alterations

12 + mon t hs

Finalize menu & flowers Give vendors a first draft event schedule

Determine a budget

planner Gather ideas & inspiration

Send out formal invitations (Mail out invitations 6-8 weeks before wedding day)

Choose a date & location

1–2 mon t hs

Choose your bridal party Begin creating a guest list Hire a wedding planner

Pick up wedding rings

Design a fun wedding website

Purchase wedding attire accessories

Research marriage requirements

Schedule final dress fitting Purchase wedding weekend attire

6–9 mon t hs

Schedule spa services for bridesmaids Finalize event schedule

Select a photographer

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen attire & gifts

Have engagement photos taken

Confirm photo list with photographer

Finalize guest list

Create guest favors & welcome bags

Send out Save-the-Dates

Finalize rehearsal dinner & mail out invitations

Pick a caterer

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with the girls

Select a florist Select a DJ or band

4 week countdown

Appoint an officiant Purchase your wedding dress

Obtain a marriage license

Decide on bridal party attire

Pack for your honeymoon

Register for gifts

Break in your wedding shoes

Decide on color palette & style of wedding

Confirm transportation & travel Confirm all wedding details with vendors

4–6 mon t hs

Provide final guest count to caterer Create final seating chart & escort cards

Reserve rental items

Send timeline & contact info to the bridal party

Order wedding cake and/or desserts

24 hours

Get groom & groomsmen fitted Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Reserve a room block for out-of-towners

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Plan your honeymoon & apply for any passports

Create vendor check & tip envelopes

the big day enjoy every little detail of your fabulous rocky mountain wedding!


inspiration

blooming brillance b o ta n i c s t o l e av e y o u i n s p i r e d

by: jennifer busick, floral fetish | floralfetishabq.com photography emma marie photography | emmamariephotos.com

“A desert bouquet, inspired by the colors of a New Mexico sunset.�

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Sanctuary

MOUNTAIN ROMANCE AT ON THE RIVER RUIDOSO, NEW MEXICO

With the Rio Ruidoso and tranquil mountains as your backdrop and our romantic gazebo as your stage, a wedding at Sanctuary on the River is everything you have ever imagined for your special day.

SanctuaryOnTheRiver.com 207 Eagle Dr., Ruidoso, NM 575-630-1111


This photo, bottom left and right by Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography

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Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2017  

The Bride's Planning Guide for an amazing New Mexico wedding in the Rockies!

Rocky Mountain Bride New Mexico 2017  

The Bride's Planning Guide for an amazing New Mexico wedding in the Rockies!