The New Elegant Chapel at the Eldorado Hotel Is Special For Your Santa Fe Wedding

Contemporary Old World Elegance that you can personalize with your choice of floral colors and lighting.

One of the newer and larger indoor wedding venues, here in Santa Fe NM, is the wedding chapel at the Eldorado Hotel, in downtown Santa Fe, on our historic San Francisco Street. With white marble floors, white seating and straight architectural lines, creating a contemporary feel, is this golden wooden carved altar bringing in a historical  old antiquity feel.  The recessed lighting can change in color to add any “hue” one desires. “Starkness” blended with “Ornateness” was my first impression and a good one!  I have officiated  weddings here at Christmas, with red poinsettias gracing the altar, and  weddings, like the photo, where the white ambiance is accented with white lilies and a hint of lavender hue.

Next to the chapel is an elegant large dressing room with full length mirrors and makeup counters.  You will really feel like a queen and king on your special day!

David Stone, one of Santa Fe’s “best” with wedding co-ordinating, is the sales and catering manager who will make sure your day is perfect! Having worked with him as the wedding officiant/minister for many years, I can promise you this.

I have also noticed, when officiating weddings in this lovely chapel, that the acoustics for myself, as the minister, and the music are very good. The lifted altar makes for perfect visibility of your “beautiful happy selves” and your wedding party for all your guests – no matter if seated far or near.

A beautiful contemporary ballroom is close by for your reception with cocktail hour in the adjacent newly decorated lobby.

 

Matured Love Becomes Deep Respect For One Another

Swans Mate for Life – Symbolizing Our Human Ideal of Marriage

One of the first parts of a great wedding ceremony is  expressing the couple’s ideal of their marriage; what their intentions are.  How do they see their marriage, their vision of being together.  In other words, how do they see love between the two of them and their joined life.  This is a great contemplation and dialogue for any couple considering making this life long commitment.

As I reflect and contemplate marriages I admire, one particular characteristic comes to mind’s view; the respect each has for the other as a good, true human being.  This of course develops over years of marriage and many experiences, both positive and negative.  In my personal observances along with couples personal stories shared, it is the so called “not so good times”, getting through these times with honesty, integrity and humility, that develop deep respect for one another.  When one sees their partner “digging deep” to become a better person, after recognition of “missing the mark”, and their sincere willingness to move into and manifest a higher point of view and higher behavior, a deeper admiration  for the one they love continues to develop into true respect.

In my observation and reflection it is this” loving respect” that is what one can see in the togetherness of a couple who have been married for many years. That beautiful adoring way they still reach for each other in their touch, their voice, and their focused eye contact, even while dining out, or hand in hand walking into Home Depot.

Many say that marriage is hard work.  I have come to admire that marriage, a good marriage, is one of the most creative endeavors we humans can choose, if both in the marriage “consciously choose” to be responsible for their individual “creating” daily.

Why This Man? Why This Woman? Why This Partner? For Life!

Declare your lifetime love under our Santa Fe Sky!

Just passing on some reasons I have heard over the many years.

You really make me laugh.  Even when I don’t want to.

You are my best friend.  Really!

You just “get” me.

I love to watch how you live your life.  How you do what you love to do.

My heart is happy when I come home and see your car in the driveway.

You still “turn me on”….just looking at you.

You can just “tell” when I am not happy.

I so love the way you love and care for my children.

I am even happier than the dog when you walk in the door!

You loving me has helped me love myself.

I just can’t imaging living the rest of my life with anyone else.

You relentlessly tell me the truth even when I don’t want to hear it.

I’ve watched you “fall”.  I’ve watched you “get up”. And I have only come to love, respect and honor you in how you “do it” with so much “grace”!

You and only you just let me “be” my silly, playful, sometimes “not too pretty” self and do not judge me, and I love you for this.

I just love the way you “look” at and within me!

I love the way I just always love to touch you.

You always reach out for my hand and I love this about you.

I just smile inside during my day when I think of you.

Even when I am really, really angry or disappointed with you, I still love you deeply.

I “light up” when you walk in the door or I hear your voice on the phone.

You keep proving your love for me and I know I can really “test” you sometimes.

I find I am so  truly grateful for you in my life.

We are a really good team.

I love your mind and how you think.