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In the Land of Enchantment, this desert adobe is transformed into the perfect destination wedding backdrop.

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Set in New Mexico, this destination wedding will have you obsessing over natural beauty and thoughtful details that embrace the spirit of the American Southwest. From wide open plains, to sun-kissed mountain peaks, this New Mexico wedding set the scene for a romantic destination wedding.

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Ashley and Jay held their intimate gathering at one of Taos’ newest wedding hotspots– The Stakeout. This space will have you dreaming of Santorini with it’s white adobe facade and decorative sails. Inside, modern finishes pair perfectly with Saltillo tile and a kiva fireplace. The venue comes jam-packed with offerings, including full-service coordination, rentals, catering, and bar service. You won’t need to do much else making the planing process second to none. Led by the fearless Cecilia Cuff, her peak knowledge and exquisite taste will leave every bride and groom at ease.

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bride walking up white stairs

Getting to capture Ashley and Jay’s day here was beautifully simple and intimate. With a maximum capacity of only 80 guests, this is the perfect venue to go big while keeping it small.

wedding head table with neon sing that says The Champlins

The fabulous team at Durango-based Heirlooms Design planned, designed, and styled the entire experience. With hand-curated pieces and an elevated boho design, these women are by far some of the most eloquent, fun, and savvy wedding designers I’ve worked with.

“These women are by far some of the most fun and savvy wedding designers I’ve worked with.”

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I also had the pleasure of capturing the day alongside Beth of Elizabeth Wells Photo. Her laid-back demeanor and easygoing personality made it feel like her and I were longtime friends. Beth’s images are stunning– no wonder they’ve already been featured by Rocky Mountain Bride!

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Floriography blew me away their friendliness, willingness to help, and bang up floral design and execution. From the naturally dressed farmhouse tables, to the cascading ceremony install, their work was divine. Working mainly in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, these folks have what it takes to elevate any event looking for floral design that is lush, creative, unique, and memorable.

“[Floriography] elevate(s) any event looking for floral design that is lush, creative, unique, and memorable.”

table details at wedding reception
neon sign that read The Champlins
bridal bouquet
bride and groom embracing with sunset background

After the wedding came to a close, it’s safe to say I got to work with the A-team. We knocked the wedding out of the park by being incredibly detail oriented and client-focused. If you’re looking to inspire your wedding guests with native enchantment, The Stakeout has everything you need.

Venue, Rentals, Catering + Coordination: The Stakeout

Video: Alex Adkins Creative  

Planning, Design + Styling: Heirlooms Design  

Photographer: Elizabeth Wells 

Florals: Floriography

Cake: Maggie’s Wedding Cakes

Beauty: Something Ginger

Dress: Terese Rose Designs 

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