BUILDING YOUR BUDGET: TOP SECRET TIPS FROM WEDDING PROS (PART 2)

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard it all.  Wedding planning is stressful, it’s time consuming, it’s expensive, it’s downright impossible to do alone if you’re working full time or have life responsibilities, et cetera.  For too long, the narrative that planning for one of the happiest moments of your life is and has to be […]

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ALMOST TOO PRETTY TO EAT: NM’S 3 FAVORITE WEDDING BAKERS

As we usher in the season of gourds, gobbles, and gorging on good eats, it seems only right that we take a moment to slow down and savor one of the most delicious parts of life. Your wedding, of course!  More specifically, your wedding desserts. After drooling over the gourmet gold that was this real […]

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NM’S BEST OF THE BEST: STYLED SHOOT BY 2021 ELITE AWARD WINNERS

Wedding season, also known as summer, is coming to a close! For us lovers of love, that means bidding farewell to the bright, sparkling celebrations that make this time of year so special. But, before you panic, might we remind you that it also means welcoming in the ultra-cozy, jewel toned autumn weddings of our […]

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GOURMET GOLD — M’TUCCI’S REAL WEDDING

Last week, we asked you — and the other lovely readers of this wedding blog — for a favor. Not a big one, necessarily, just to pop on over and nominate your favorite wedding professional for an Elite Award so their small business can continue to thrive in our beautiful desert state.  This week, as […]

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CALLING ALL NEWLYWEDS: 2022 ELITE AWARDS VOTING IS OPEN

Has it been a busy summer for you, too, fellow lover-of-love?  We, your Wedding Collective team, have been tuning into the exciting, sunshine-y energy of the season: helping newly engaged couples plan their dream wedding in the Southwest; enjoying heartwarming collaborations with local wedding professionals; gearing up for our end-of-summer party happening in just a […]

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FREE STUFF FOR LOVEBIRDS: 12 MONTHS OF GIVEAWAYS

Last week, we got a little lost in the love-sauce while fawning over this local wedding shot by T. Rayne Photography. This week, we’re getting back on track!  (Can you blame us though? Who wouldn’t want to eat a tower of donuts at their wedding with an amazing local photographer capturing every delicious bite?!) We […]

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3 REASONS TO BE THERE: VEIL + COCKTAILS

From our little perch between engaged couples in New Mexico and the wedding vendors who make their dreams a reality – we get to see a lot of love happening. (It’s kind of our dream!) When we write here, then, we’re writing to a few different people – small businesses looking to stay in the […]

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ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE: CRYSTAL COUSIN PHOTO

Your day can and should be exactly what you want it to be. Crystal Have you noticed the smell of juniper in wood stoves filling the morning air lately? It’s true summer only ended one day ago, technically, but these chilly mornings have us reaching for pumpkin coffee and oversized sweaters already!  Soon the leaves […]

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YOU COULD USE A NIGHT OUT: FIRST IN-PERSON WEDDING SHOW OF 2021!

Maura Jane Photography

Thank you Maura Jane Photography for the gorgeous header image! This year had brought a lot of changes to the world of weddings here in New Mexico – in case you hadn’t noticed.  Despite all its challenges though, this pandemic has given us a lot of gifts, too. Wedding ceremonies might have whittled down a […]

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NONTRADITIONAL WEDDINGS IN NEW MEXICO {guest post from local expert, Lexa Rose Photo!}

This week, we’re passing the mic to Wedding Collective’s very own Lexa — AKA Lexa Rose Photo, one of New Mexico’s most beloved wedding photographers. Her expertise in nontraditional weddings is just too good not to share! You’re engaged! Congratulations, now comes the fun part — wedding planning!  Whether you’ve yet to jump in, or […]

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