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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WEDDING COLLECTIVE’S YEAR AHEAD

Happy Thursday, lovers of love! Now that our first wedding show of 2023 is under our belts, we’re ready to take this year by storm. Last Sunday, the Wedding Warehouse Design Competition was everything we’d hoped for and more — gorgeous, immersive tablescapes, delicate detail, sparkling conversation, and tons of fun. We’re already counting down […]

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SPARKS FLY: REAL WEDDING WITH KEARA LLOYD PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s a new year! Fresh, shimmering, and ready to be filled with love stories and memories to last a lifetime.  But before we dive into our goals and plans for 2023, we’d like to take a moment to reminisce. With an endless stream of new events, new connections, and new dreams, it’s easy to get […]

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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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SANTA FE FAIRY TALE: REAL WEDDING WITH STEPHANY TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Last week, we kept warm by reminiscing about all the times we’ve busted a move on the dance floor — thanks entirely to the wedding DJs who are certified party animals! Today, we’re keeping the fun going with a real wedding featuring one of Albuquerque’s best entertainment teams — King Mobile Music! Collaborating with some […]

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WHERE YOU GO, I GO: LOCAL LOVE STORY {GUEST POST!}

Have you been keeping up with our series of local love stories, written by real-life newlyweds and engaged couples in New Mexico? We’ve been swooning over steampunk fairy tales and whirlwind romances recently, but we just can’t get enough. The love story waiting for you below totally stole our hearts. Thank you, Sam and Jon, […]

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6 WEDDING TRAILBLAZERS IN NM {PART 1 + GUEST POST}

This lovely guest post, like all the others, shares expert wedding planning advice from someone other than me, the Wedding Collective New Mexico blogger! Keep reading for a fresh perspective, relevant info, and the low-down on some of the best wedding professionals around. P.S. – This was first published in our free print magazine! Have […]

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2023 BUDGET ADVICE FROM LOCAL WEDDING PLANNER (PART 3)

After 15 years of fostering connections between engaged lovebirds in New Mexico and the small businesses that make wedding magic happen, we’ve learned a thing or two about this whole wedding planning thing.  We know that most engaged couples are working full-time, caring for family members, children, and pets, all while still scheduling time for […]

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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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