Wedding Planning In Santa Fe Made Easy!

Let’s find your perfect venue and vendors that will reflect “your” vision of your Santa Fe wedding.

Along with creating and officiating a beautiful meaningful wedding ceremony for couples, I have now begun to use my 28years of wedding experience to assist couples in their wedding planning.  Serving in “making it all a simple process” for couples to find their perfect location and  vendors.  What I like to do is “hear” from you what you envision; “listening” to you describe your perfect day.  I will then, with conversation and agreement, check on the availability of locations and vendors for your wedding date, set up appointments for you to visit, and go with you if you would like. I am then happy to answer any questions and offer any information from my experience to help you make your decisions.

In this way, you can save time in searching for not only your perfect location, but your florist, photographer, cake, hair and makeup and other essentials.  My fees are by the hour, so you can use my experience in Santa Fe wedding planning as little or as much as meets your comfortability with planning yourself.

If you want more services than I can offer, I will certainly refer you to other wedding planners here in Santa Fe that can meet your further needs. I am happy to assist in this way, whether I am your minister/wedding officiant, or if you have another.

For some couples, just a little help leading in the right direction is enough, and I am happy to serve you in this capacity, as well as create and officiate your perfectly envisioned wedding here in our Land of Enchantment and City Different!

Fall Can Be Santa Fe’s Biggest Wedding Season.

Many are surprised by our luscious colorful Fall here in Santa Fe.  Our Aspens, Cottonwoods, Elms, and even a few Maples, grace our town with hues of yellows, golds and reds.  And most days are still warm; sometimes even into November, with our New Mexico sun heating our 7000ft. town.  Outside venues for an intimate or large wedding are generous here, with options to move inside, if your day becomes a forecast of winter to come.

Albuquerque Couples – “Welcome To Santa Fe for Your Wedding!”

A gifted joint ” wedding officiating” at our Tibetan Stupa with one of the Holy resident Lamas. A true honor!

Although there are many wonderful Albuquerque Wedding Officiants and beautiful places to get married in Albuquerque, many couples enjoy a totally different wedding ceremony experience just one hour’s drive north.

It is so romantic to spend the night in one of Santa Fe’s beautiful hotels, hotel spas or quaint inns and get married on their property, your balcony or patio. Or you can “Airbnb it” and I will help you find a beautiful fun location where I can officiate your wedding.  And you may just make it a day trip with your wedding ceremony followed by a lovely lunch or dinner at one of our many special restaurants.  We have lovely parks and  a few galleries that welcome the couple and their witnesses for an intimate ceremony.  View my blog Outdoor Wedding Venues in New Mexico to see photos of two of our lovely parks.  And yes, possibly, get married on our plaza!

New Mexico Marriage Laws for Getting a New Mexico Marriage License

The New Mexico County Clerk in Santa Fe is just a walk from the Plaza.

Marriage at any age is a gift, and our wonderful county clerk’s office cheered for Ed and Carol!

Getting a marriage license in Santa Fe New Mexico is easy, and our County Clerk’s staff will welcome all couples with smiles and quick easy service. So many couples have expressed to me how friendly and helpful the people at the County Clerk’s office are; always expressing their congratulatory enthusiasm!  If you are staying at any of our downtown hotels, the office is an easy walk from the plaza.  There is some pay parking out front and a pay parking lot across the street as well as street parking.   It is wise to call ahead if you only have a Friday to get your license and it is a holiday weekend, as they might be closed. You can get your New Mexico marriage license and get married on the same day.

If your home is another country, it is wise to check if or how a US marriage license is or can be legal in your home country. Most Texas marriage licenses are legal to be used in New Mexico.  However, it is wise to check with your Texas county to be sure.

So here are the logistics:

  • phone: 505-986-6280
  • address: 102 Grant Ave.
  • time open: 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
  • photo ID required – US driver’s license or Passport if not US citizen
  • know your Social Security number
  • $25.00 Cash
  • must be 18 years of age – If younger call for information on parental permission.
  • You may get your marriage license in any county in New Mexico and get married in any other county.  You must return your New Mexico marriage license to the county from where it was issued.
  • Albuquerque County Clerk’s Office – 505-768-4314

There is additional information on my website under the link Marriage License New Mexico

 

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.