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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.

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karen + micah - Hotel Luna Mystica

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corina + dallas - El Monte Sagrado

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taos 101 - Seasonal weather

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local activities

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make it offcial - Where to get your license

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rehearsal dinner spots

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venue guide - Where to tie the knot

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Taos surrounded by the sangre de cristo mountains and the vast high-desert, taos creates a stunning, authentic southwesten backdrop for your i dos! dylan crossley photo


TA O S 1 0 1 Advice for a perfect Taos trip featuring favorite spots of the area. Planning ahead can make all of the difference for your guests and you.

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S E A S O N A L W E AT H E R With its close proximity to snow-dusted mountains and with a mild climate all year round, Taos shines as an ideal wedding location. From June to August, the weather is warm and sunny, perfect for an outdoor ceremony. If you are looking for that warm weather vibe and plenty of rays, July might be your best bet with average temps in the low-80s. On the other hand, if you are wanting a cozy and cool ambiance to your day, look to January and February when the town is often blanketed with snow. For a more moody day, check out August. While there is a chance of rain, storm clouds instantly add a dramatic feel, and they say rain on your wedding day is good luck, right?

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W H AT T O P A C K Guiding guests on what to pack for your wedding can take a lot of the guesswork out of their decision. Feel free to add your wedding attire, whether it be cocktail casual or black-tie optional, to your wedding website. Here is also a great place to add little tidbits too, such as packing a shawl for the cooler months, sunglasses if you are having an outdoor summer ceremony, and reminding guests to drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.

ACTIVITIES During the winter months, hit the slopes at Taos Ski Valley or Angel Fire Resort. The resorts boast more than 30 trails for beginners and 150 trails for more advanced skiers and snowboarders. Taos Ski Valley is part of the Ikon Pass, which allows you to enjoy more than 30 world-class skiing resorts in the United States. After a day on the mountain, warm up with apres ski snacks and sips. Hike to the highest point in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak. Northeast of Taos and south of the Red River, start at Williams Lake Trail then branch off to Wheeler Peak. This nearly 8-mile out-and-back trail will get your heart pumping and offers stunning views of nearby peaks and a clear lake. The trail is rated difficult and is best accessed from June to October. Filled with history to explore, Taos is home to Taos Pueblo, which is a Native American community and also a National Historic Landmark. Another must-see site is the historic San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, which is an original pueblo-style church from the 1800s. The final spot to check off your list is the steel-deck arch Rio Grande Gorge Bridge that sits 650 feet above the river.

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Make it official In the state of New Mexico, you can get your marriage license at any county clerk’s office. Your partner and you must both be in attendance with proper identification. You will be asked multiple questions while you are there such as when and where are you getting married or if you’ve had any previous marriages. It will cost $25 that must be paid at the time the license is issued. The state of New Mexico does not require you to be a resident or have a blood test but does require two witnesses. There is no waiting period to obtain a marriage license so you can plan your wedding at your leisure. The marriage license must be recorded with the county clerk’s office within 90 days from the date of marriage.

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Karen + Micah hotel luna mystica

Karen and Micah met while working on a television show. They were just friends for a couple years before their friendship transformed into something more. After seven years of dating, Karen and Micah set off for a music festival in Napa, California. When the pair first arrived they grabbed a bite to eat before driving out to a stunning vineyard where Micah wanted to take a few pictures. Micah set his camera up on a tripod and was able to capture the moment he proposed for Karen and him to cherish for years to come. They spent the weekend celebrating their engagement while listening to all the live music. Karen and Micah planned a surprise glamping wedding for September 22nd.

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LOVE ALL AROUND

“I loved standing in the mesa during the ceremony with so many of our friends and family there, from California, Oklahoma, New Orleans and Arizona, to witness us take this big and important step in our relationship and having their blessings and feeling the love and support all around us.�

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-VENDORSVenue & Lodging Hotel Luna Mystica | hotellunamystica.com Wedding Planner The bride and groom! Photographer Adrift A Dream Photography | adriftadream.photography Videographer Micah Slay | micahslay.com Caterer Posa’s Restaurant | santafetamales.com Sweets Cake Maven | cakemaven.com Florist Wildflowers gathered from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma Bridal Boutique BHLDN | bhldn.com Bride’s Jewelry Borrowed - Grandfather’s chief head ring Bride’s Shoes Metallic boots from Seychelles | seychellesfootwear.com Groom’s Attire Shirt: Custom from Vietnam Pants: Levi Dockers | dockers.com Sport Coat: Calvin Klein | calvinklein.us Hair & Makeup Emily Mickelson | @em.stylist Officiant Dan Jones of Embracing Ceremony | embracingceremony.com Rehearsal Dinner Lambert’s of Taos | lambertsoftaos.com Honeymoon El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas | elcosmico.com Hotel Saint George in Marfa, Texas | marfasaintgeorge.com

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ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Relax. This day will be over before you know and most of it will be a blur. Stuff will go wrong, but so what. CHILL OUT! Remember to focus on what’s important, take a ton of photos and enjoy your day.”

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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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Corina + Dallas el monte sagrado

Corina and Dallas met while working together in the orthopedic device industry. After a year and a half of dating, the two set off for a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On one of the evenings, Dallas surprised Corina with a dinner overlooking the ocean. There was a second surprise in the middle of the dinner when a photographer arrived to do a mini-beach photoshoot of the couple. As soon as the shoot began, Dallas presented Corina with the final surprise of the night - a proposal! Corina and Dallas planned a classic wedding for August 24th.


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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE The couple’s good friend, Mike, officiated their wedding, and he took his duties very seriously. Even flying in before the big day to ensure the ceremony was special and heartfelt. Corina and Dallas agreed their favorite moment of the day was exchanging their vows and expressing the unconditional love they feel for each other.

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-VENDORSVenue, Caterer & Lodging El Monte Sagrado | elmontesagrado.com Photographer Hazel & Lace Photography | hazelandlace.com Sweets Maggie’s Cakes | maggiesweddingcakes.com Florist Taos Floral Designs | taosfloraldesigns.com Invitations Etsy | etsy.com Bridal Boutique & Veil Uptown Bride | uptownbrideabq.com Gown Designer Cristiano Lucci | cristianolucci.com Bride’s Shoes Badgley Mischka | badgleymischka.com Bride’s Jewelry Olive + Piper | oliveandpiper.com Bridesmaid Attire Lulus | lulus.com Groom & Groomsmen Attire Tom James Company | tomjames.com Hair Amanda Page | @grateful_blonde Makeup D’Ette Kellner | @dkellner21 Music & Entertainment Complete Weddings + Events | completewedo.com Officiant Michael McNulty Rehearsal Dinner The Gorge Bar & Grill | thegorgebarandgrill.com Parcht Bottleshop + Bites | parcht.com Honeymoon Maui, HI


ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE

“Create your couple bubble and don’t pop it! Make sure you keep your new husband/wife at the center of your attention during the ceremony/reception. You worked hard for that day, enjoy it!”


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L A M B E R T ’ S O F TA O S In the heart of the town, find Lambert’s of Taos. The restaurant specializes in creating delicious food, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Let your guests enjoy the distinct cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients, including the Charred Palmetto Farms Poussin, Colorado Lamb Porterhouse and Grilled Romaine Caesar. 123 Bent Street, Taos | 575 758 1009 | lambertsoftaos.com

MEDLEY North of Taos in El Prado, medley. offers something for everyone by putting modern spins on nostalgic classics along with crafting unique cocktails and innovative desserts. Mix, mingle and play yard games with your guests as they soak in the stunning mountain views from the restaurant’s two patios accented with bistro lights and picnic tables.

100 State Highway, El Prado |150 | 575 776 8787 | medleytaos.com TRADING POST CAFE South of Taos in Ranchos de Taos, discover the Trading Post Café in the historic Trading Post building. As you step into the space, your guests will be met with local art displayed on the walls along with the aromas of Italy wafting from the kitchen. During the warmer months, take the party outside to the cafe’s quaint patio. 4179 State Highway 68, Ranchos De Taos | 575 758 5089 | tradingpostcafe.com


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THE LOVE APPLE Located just north of Taos, The Love Apple is housed in an 1800s historic adobe building once known as the Placitas Chapel. The Love Apple serves up delicious cuisine focusing on local and organic home cooking. Rent out the entire restaurant for up to 60 guests or up 85 guests during the summer with the restaurant’s patio. 803 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos | 575 751 0050 | theloveapple.net

T H E S TA K E O U T Situated at the top of Outlaw Hill in a historic white pueblo, The Stakeout offers numerous spots to host your rehearsal dinner. The Bell Terrace can accommodate large groups and showcases gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains, while the Kiva Lounge provides a more intimate space, for parties up to 50 guests, decorated in Southwest-inspired elements.

101 Stake Out Road, Ranchos De Taos | hello@stakeouttaos.com | stakeouttaos.com EL MONTE SAGRADO Just outside of Taos, El Monte Sagrado features multiple spaces to host your rehearsal dinner. For the ultimate intimate experience, the Private Wine Room can host eight of your favorite people with dishes from the resort’s restaurant, De La Tierra. For larger parties, The Gallery can hold up to 50 guests, and the cozy Library can seat up to 30 guests. 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos | 575 758 3502 | elmontesagrado.com

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Sue + Dan anniversary


always

Sue and Dan met while rock climbing so it only felt fitting that this special connection would be woven into the pivotal moments of their relationship. After two years of dating, the pair set off for a rock climbing adventure in Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Among the dense forest of the canyons, Dan asked Sue to marry him!

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ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES After almost three years of marriage, the couple’s advice to future couple’s was simple: meditate. Meditation has played a large role in Sue and Dan’s lives, and the two even took a special moment during their anniversary session to meditate.

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V E N U E S adobe & pines inn 4107 state road 68 ranchos de taos, new mexico 575 751 0947 www.adobepines.com

sagebrush inn & suites 1508 paseo del pueblo del sur taos, new mexico 575 758 2254 www.sagebrushinn.com

angel fire resort 10 miller lane angel fire, new mexico 800 633 7463 www.angelfireresort.com

taos art museum at fechin house 227 paseo del pueblo norte taos, new mexico 575 758 2690 www.taosartmuseum.org

blue sky retreat 1101 witt road taos, new mexico 575 751 3776 www.blueskyretreatcenter.com

taos country club 54 golf course drive ranchos de taos, new mexico 575 758 7300 www.taoscountryclub.com

el monte sagrado 317 kit carson road taos, new mexico 575 758 3502 www.elmontesagrado.com

taos ski valley 116 sutton place taos ski valley, new mexico 888 262 8398 www.skitaos.com

hacienda del sol 109 mabel doge lane taos, new mexico 866 333 4459 www.taoshaciendadelsol.com

the love apple 803 paseo del pueblo norte taos, new mexico 575 751 0050 www.theloveapple.net

hotel luna mystica 25 abc mesa road el prado, new mexico 575 613 1411 www.hotellunamystica.com

the stakeout 101 stake out drive ranchos de taos, new mexico hello@stakeouttaos.com www.stakeouttaos.com

palacio de marquesa 405 cordoba lane taos, new mexico 575 758 4777 www.marquesataos.com

touchstone inn 110 mabel dodge lane taos, new mexico 575 770 3246 www.touchstoneinn.com

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ranchos de taos

the stakeout 101 Stake Out Road, Ranchos de Taos | hello@stakeouttaos.com | stakeouttaos.com

Located just south of Taos, discover the legendary Taos hideaway of desperados and outlaws from Billy the Kid to Dennis Hopper - The Stakeout at Outlaw Hill. Perched atop Outlaw Hill at 7,200 feet above sea level, The Stakeout is reborn as New Mexico’s premier venue, a reprieve from modern life, and an iconic location for ceremonies and celebrations. Overlooking the Rio Grande Gorge and the town of Taos with sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The Stake offers an intimate setting and at a legendary venue. Welcome your guests with a cocktail on the Lilac Terrace before exchanging vows on the Bell Terrace with views of the purple mountains dusted with snow. After the I dos, segway inside to the Gala Room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors allowing for views of the landscape complemented with bespoke touches of imported vintage Spanish tiles and modern Taos art. Any event at The Stakeout delivers on both a romantic and historic private setting with world-class staff.

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taos ski valley 116 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley | 888 262 8398 | www.skitaos.com

Hand in hand, surrounded by nature, imagine planning the perfect special day at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. When couples are planning one of the most memorable days of their life, Taos New Mexico will provide only the best for their couples. Taos Ski Valley prides itself in their impeccable service, exquisite venues and delectable cuisine. Their highly personable and professional staff will help create the ultimate experience for a wedding celebration, one that is truly unforgettable. They offer inspired indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies and receptions. Stay at The Blake, their award winning hotel, where couples and their guests can luxuriate while surrounded by nature. Enjoy a relaxing couples massage or enjoy a day of pampering in their Spa. Taos Ski Valley is the perfect location for Taos, New Mexico nuptials!

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outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor Weather Backup

Yes

Yes

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 200

No

Yes

curfew

bridal suite

cordinator required

8:00 p.m. with permit exceptions

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Creatives: & caterer taos ski valley photographer jasper k photography invitations & calligraphy silver swirl studios florist elegante florals gown designer dreamers & lovers bride’s hat grey collective hats bride’s jewlry & ring mesa’s edge groom’s attire j. crew hair & makeup viva grace makeup rentals my beloved vintage rentals bowls nambé models jordan & riley venue

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el prado

hotel luna mystica 25 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado | 575 613 1411 | www.hotellunamystica.com

Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground in the vast Mesa of Taos, one of the most mystical locations on the planet. Plan the mystical wedding of your dreams in the warmth of the New Mexican desert or during the night under a crystal clear, starry night. Come camp under the famous New Mexico starry sky next to their legendary mountain and feel the “pull” of Taos. Each trailer is equipped with its own deck, bathroom, comfortable bed, and kitchen facilities. Each is unique as we’ve retained its vintage soul while applying modern amenities. Tent sites are also available as well as primitive RV spaces without hook-ups. Hotel Luna Mystica - 8 miles from the heart of Taos, 12 feet across a dirt road from the Taos Mesa Brewery, and 4.2 light years from our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. Somehow everything seems closer at the Mystica.

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outside catering

accommodations

Outdoor

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Yes

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

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Yes

curfew

bridal suite

cordinator required

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el monte sagrado 317 Kit Carson Road, Taos | 575 758 3502 | www.elmontesagrado.com

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Encircled by mature willows and cottonwoods, El Monte Sagrado was built around The Sacred Circle — revered by Native Americans for hundreds of years. Today, the Sacred Circle serves as a meditation spot, contemplative promenade, and a New Mexico wedding location in which to perform one of the most sacred of rites: the wedding ceremony. Couples may choose to affirm their commitment in an intimate wedding ceremony in The Sacred Circle or, for larger wedding parties, indulge in their Rio Grande Ballroom. Plan the entirety of your wedding festivities at El Monte Sagrado by booking one of their luscious spa treatments and exploring the natural beauty of Taos, New Mexico. El Monte Sagrado is full of beautiful wedding spots for any couple looking to enter a world of timeless design and innovative craftsmanship.

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venue spaces

outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor

No

Yes

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 400

No

No

curfew

bridal suite

cordinator required

10:00 p.m. for Outdoor Music 12:00 a.m. for all Music

Yes

Day of Cordinator Provided

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angel fire

angel fire resort 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire | 888 472 0124 | www.anglefireresort.com

Nestled high in the breathtaking Sangre De Cristo Mountains of the southern Rockies, Angel Fire Resort provides the ideal backdrop for your perfect wedding day. With unmatched natural surroundings, book your dream New Mexico wedding in the Land of Enchantment from the resort’s selection of indoor and outdoor venues. Say “I do” on the stunning Observation Deck with panoramic mountain views or along the shores of Monte Verde Lake or in the Wedding Meadow of the Angel Fire Country Club before heading to your reception at one of the resort’s many ballrooms, restaurants and on-mountain venues. Accommodating groups as small as 20 and up to 300 people, the resort’s group planners will help with the details from catering selection to day-of logistics! With year-round activities, including skiing, hiking, biking and more, your wedding weekend is sure to wow guests with the enchantment of Taos. Let Angel Fire Resort’s wedding specialist bring your wedding day dream to a reality with an enhanced attention to detail to ensure your day is flawless.

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angel fire

alicia lucia photography

venue spaces

outside catering

accommodations

Indoor + Outdoor Weather Backup

Preffered Vendor List

Yes

seating capacity

outside alcohol

pet friendly

Up to 200

No

Yes

curfew

bridal suite

12 a.m.

Yes

cordinator required Planner optional Venue Cordinator Provided

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Q & A with

introducing

Jasper K Photography By: Erin Mitschele What is your favorite part of the job? Capturing moments that will live on for my couples forever. Life is short + you don’t realize how quickly time flies. Documenting their love + the moments they’ll want to relive again + again is my absolute favorite. I love being able to capture these moments not just for my couples, but for their loved ones as well to cherish forever.

Do you have a favorite took of the trade? I think my favorite tool of the trade is that I have really invested in my education to understand and master lighting. I really understand how light works and how to shoot in any situation that is thrown my way. Whether it be a dark, dimly lit church to harsh sunlight during a ceremony at noon. I am prepared for any lighting situation and how to create beautiful images with any circumstance.

Where do you come up with your ideas? I am a super nerd so I get a lot of inspiration from the books I read and the shows/movies I watch. I am also a huge fan of COLOR!! I love bright and vibrant colors so I love to showcase them in beautiful ways! Also -- I am a proud Taosena gal so anytime I can showcase my culture or how I grew up, I am all for it!

What is one thing you wish you could educate your clients on? What they should look for when choosing a photographer. It is so much more than just liking their photos and if they are in your price range. You have to find someone that you truly connect with and that will capture your vision to a T. There are so many variables to consider when choosing a photographer -- what moments do they focus? Do they focus on capturing family/traditional portraits or do they have a strictly candid style? Are they going to dive deep and capture what YOU want from your day? Sooooo much to consider, but this is something that I am hoping to help couples with! Especially because I am a newlywed and I have been in those exact same shoes not too long ago!

What is your best hidden talent? Before pursuing photography, I was a cake decorator for Baskin Robbins. I love decorating cakes! I was asked to do a wedding cake before I was ever asked to take wedding photos!

What is your Biggest Indulgence? My husband + I are obsessed with POP! Funkos (our collection is insane) as well as being Disney obsessed. We totally save up to splurge on being the biggest nerds (whether it comes to Disney or any of our other fandoms that we love).

What is your favorite journey? Working Weddings in Australia for a year.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Beautiful sunny day exploring in the mountains.

m e e t j a s m i n e k i n g e ry , p o rt r a i t + w e d d i n g photographer

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spring

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band

dj

soup

salad

hair up

hair down

natural makeup

bring the drama

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lace


GUIDE TO THE BEST RING SELFIE Rmb’s favorite insta tips for making your big announcement!

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g et a f r e s h man i

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h i r e a p rof e s s i onal

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t h e fi a n c é

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t h e vi e w

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lighting

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e d i t i n g app s

Getting a manicure will ensure your nails and fingers are looking their absolute best as you show off your new engagement ring.

caporal captures photo + film

Having a professional photographer on hand to capture the moment you say “yes” gives you a keepsake to cherish for a lifetime.

This is a great time to show off your partner as well as your new ring. Cheers, you have officially been upgraded to fiancé.

While the bling is the number one focus of a #ringselfie, the background view is also important. Try a few different angles to get the ultimate shine from your bling.

To cast those stunning prisms all around, you need bright direct light. Move your fingers back and forth to create these dashing rainbows.

Add a filter from VSCO or Instagram to brighten any shadows and keep the focus on your ring. Our favs are Lightroom, KiraKira+ and Instasize!

Keep tagging @rockymtnbride in all your frosting photos for your chance to be featured on IG!

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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.

For Inquiries Contact Renee Kuharski for more information and to book your special day 575-377-4258 | rkuharski@angelfireresort.com © Photography by: Fizelwink | Maura Jane Photography | Angel Fire Resort

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Taos Wedding Guide 2020  

Your planning guide to a perfect Taos Wedding. Get the scoop on the top local Taos vendors, venues, and rehearsal dinner locations.

Taos Wedding Guide 2020  

Your planning guide to a perfect Taos Wedding. Get the scoop on the top local Taos vendors, venues, and rehearsal dinner locations.