Outdoor Wedding Venues in New Mexico

El Monte Sagrado

El Monte Sagrado is a resort unlike any other I’ve visited. It has lush, green grounds with willow trees and streams, and the interior details are just as beautiful. It’s seriously one of the most romantic spots to get married in Taos, and even all of New Mexico! The venue is beautiful year round, which you can see from Gina + Alan’s summer El Monte Sagrado wedding as well as Curt + Blair’s snowy intimate wedding. Oh, and the rooms are fantastic and incredibly relaxing. You won’t want to leave, trust me!

La Mesita Ranch

Just north of Santa Fe, La Mesita Ranch is an incredibly beautiful expanse of over 400 acres. With that much space, the photo possibilities are endless and the indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options are many. Ty + Jill had an amazing outdoor fall wedding under lakeside Cottonwood trees. Your guests can stay in the ranch’s casitas and enjoy a full weekend of festivities. The ranch even has its own stables, pool, and tennis courts!

Hyde Memorial State Park

I may be a little biased on this one, but I think Hyde State Park is definitely one of Santa Fe’s best wedding venues. I chose it for my own wedding because of its rustic woodsy vibes. Up a winding mountain road you’ll find the lodge at Hyde amidst the Pine and Aspen trees. Pick the perfect ceremony spot – up on the hill overlooking the park, on the back patio, or even the lodge’s front porch. The rustic stone and beam lodge interior is a great place for guests to enjoy eats and treats. The woods around the lodge bring a natural beauty to the whole affair. There’s even a small stream and old log bridge a short walk down the hill. Avery + Mark’s Hyde State Park wedding is a perfect example of how beautiful it is!

Los Poblanos Inn + Farm

Los Poblanos Historic Inn + Farm is widely known as one of Albuquerque’s best wedding venues. The historic 1930s architectural charm of the inn paired with beautiful gardens and lavender fields creates a romantic and truly unique venue. Los Poblanos has a number of outdoor ceremony spots, a veranda for receptions, and a small ballroom. You and your guests can even stay in the Inn’s beautiful rooms on the grounds. Not to mention that there are photo opportunities everywhere with gardens, courtyards, a tree-lined road, and a rustic farm. Seriously gorgeous!

Washington Ranch

An oasis in the desert, Washington Ranch is one of New Mexico’s best kept wedding venue secrets. The ranch is located just outside of Carlsbad and boasts beautiful trees, a small lake, and even a creek. Couples have the option of celebrating outdoors on the ranch’s beautiful grounds or inside the ranch’s main house. Guests can also opt to lodge in one of the property’s stone cabins. To see a real wedding at Washington Ranch, check out Wade + Kiri’s intimate outdoor wedding.


2018 Wedding Trends To Know Now

Another year, another influx of fresh wedding trends for 2018 to get excited about! While a lot of wedding traditions you’ll want to stick to timeless themes, there are some new 2018 wedding trends emerging that will set your day apart from the rest and make.  more:!photo1


6 Winter Wedding Cocktail Recipes

Happy New Year!
Bring out the best of the winter season at your cold-weather wedding with these festive, cozy cocktails!
From hot buttered rum to molten Nutella, our favorite winter cocktail recipes are the perfect cold-weather wedding drinks. Whether you make them for your engagement party, welcome party or reception (or just for yourself after a long day of planning), check out these delicious, …more

5 Hottest Wedding Trends

Here at BG, we’ve been hard at work with our good friend David Tutera reviewing nearly 3,000 your incredible Pinterest inspiration boards to choose the five finalists of our Pin to Win a Dream Wedding Design by David Tutera contest. Then, nearly 8,400 of you voted and helped choose our winner! As we evaluated each and every entry, we couldn’t help but notice some major trends in what you, our fabulous readers, are choosing for your wedding inspiration. Here, a few of the most popular pins from each of the hot trends.


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13 Wedding Trends That Will Be Huge in 2017

Published on December 19, 2016
New brides need to know about these up-and-coming wedding trends.