THE WOW FACTOR: UNIQUE WEDDING BUSINESSES IN NEW MEXICO

With the new year comes new events, new celebrations, and new love stories to swoon over. Aren’t we so lucky?  In 2023, we’re going to see literal millions of weddings — roughly 2.24 million, according to Wedding Report’s review. Lucky, then, is an understatement. We’re straight up flushed with wedding blessings this year! For engaged […]

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NOW OPEN: FRONT COVER CONTEST FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2023

If something works, it works.  Normally, we’re all about shaking things up and pushing the envelope in the wedding world. We’re constantly branching into new locales, launching new wedding shows, hosting new vendor education events, and the like.  But when it comes to our beloved Front Cover Contest, we aren’t changing a thing. (Except a […]

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PURE MAGIC: Q&A WITH MAURA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

Have you been thinking about which local wedding photographer will have the honor of documenting your celebration yet, lovebirds? We’re willing to bet you have! In the whirlwind of rosy days following a proposal, it’s only natural to daydream about the photographs that will make the memories of your wedding day last a lifetime. But […]

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VOTED + VERIFIED: 2022 ELITE AWARD WINNERS (+ PARTY RECAP!)

And just like that, autumn is here!  Gone are the long, languid days and warm, sparkling nights. Here to stay are the cozy, crisp mornings and golden leaves filling us with pumpkin-flavored inspiration!  Luckily, just before the cool breezes began making their way through our desert state, we hosted one, final end-of-summer party for all […]

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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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WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS MEAN? PICKING YOUR FLORAL DESIGNS WITH INTENTION {GUEST POST!}

If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading through some of the guest posts we have on this little love-blog, – written by business owners, newlyweds, and folks from our community – you’ve been missing out! But have no fear: this week, Casea Quednow, a local writer, artist, and lover-of-love here is sharing her refreshing […]

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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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5 TOP SECRET BUDGET TIPS (PT. 1)

Okay lovers-of-love, let’s cut to the chase.  Wedding season, also known as summer, is already well underway — so if you’re hanging out here, then you’re probably either daydreaming for your someday-soon wedding, or putting together last minute details for your right-around-the-corner wedding.  Either way, we couldn’t wait another minute to share these budget saving […]

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ONE YEAR LATER: A LOCAL LOVE STORY {GUEST POST!}

The week before last, here on the Wedding Collective New Mexico blog, we decided to slow down a little bit with an incredible styled shoot from local creatives and wedding pros.  And you know what? It rocked.  With so many events, expert tips, and extraordinary new (and veteran) wedding businesses to chat about…It’s easy to […]

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3 REASONS TO (STILL) HAVE A MICRO WEDDING

We’re sure that, by now, you’ve noticed the change in light, the longer days, and that southwestern-sun beaming down at us yet again. There’s no question about it – spring is here! Which means that our favorite time of the year, wedding season – formerly known as summer – is right around the corner. Eep! […]

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