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Fall Wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant | Victoria & Francisco

Fall Wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant | Victoria & Francisco

Victoria and Francisco are an example of how perfectly opposites can attract. Victoria is bubbly, outgoing, and outspoken. Francisco is quiet and calm. While Victoria is from New Mexico, land of sunshine, Francisco is from Washington, where rainy days far outnumber the sunny ones. They met in a bar in Albuquerque, and while that’s not usually the great beginning to a love story, it was for them.

The southwest is a huge part of their lives together. They met here, they have moved around from Albuquerque to El Paso to Salt Lake City, and Victoria’s family all lives in New Mexico. So it was only natural that they plan a southwest wedding. (Although they did pay homage to Washington with their snowy engagement photos in Carnation.)

Victoria planned out the perfect classic New Mexico wedding. A Catholic wedding ceremony was very important to them and their families, so their ceremony took place at the beautiful Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church. They then held their reception under a tent on a field with stark Sandia Mountain views at Prairie Star Restaurant. Each guest received a wedding favor of biscochito cookies and a small bag of New Mexico Piñon Coffee. A traditional mariachi band played for their ceremony and during their cocktail hour. After their first dance, they led all of their guests into La Marcha, a New Mexican wedding tradition involving everyone following their leaders in a line around the venue. 

In other words, this classic New Mexico wedding was a complete blast. (Of course.)

After La Marcha we ran off onto the Santa Ana Golf Course for some sunset portraits as the Sandia Mountains turned from pink to purple. The happy bride and groom had a chance for a few moments alone (aside from four people with cameras a few feet away, HA) to soak it all in and get those dreamy New Mexico sunset shots before reentering the party, gorging on enchiladas, and dancing the night away. It was perfect.

Scroll to view the photos from Victoria and Francisco’s classic New Mexico fall wedding at Prairie Star:

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to wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic ChurchMariachi band plays during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Catholic wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Priest blesses bride and groom during ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New MexicoCatholic wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Bride and groom take Communion during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church Mariachi band plays during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Bride and groom's first kiss at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom's first kiss at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom formal portraits at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom exit Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremonyFall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar Fall wedding details at Prairie Star RestaurantFall wedding under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant Prairie Star Restaurant wedding guest book picture frame Fall wedding under the tent at Prairie Star RestaurantFour-tier wedding cake by Bizzy B Cakes for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantClassic New Mexico wedding with New Mexico Pinon Coffee and biscochito favors for all guests Classic wedding details under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant New Mexican food appetizers for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantWedding party in navy suits and dresses at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Wedding party in navy suits and dresses at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBridal portraits at golden hour during fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom portraits at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantFormal groom portrait at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Groomsmen in navy suits and orchid boutonnieres at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bridesmaids with blue bouquets by Flowers by Zach-Low at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom goofing around during their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom laughing together at golden hour at their fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bridal portraits at golden hour during fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom kissing at golden hour for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom kissing at golden hour for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantFormal bride and groom portraits at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom look into each other's eyes for golden hour portraits at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom hugging in the golden light at their fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom kissing during golden hour portraits at Prairie Star wedding Bride and groom walk up a hill at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom look at the giant Sandia Mountains from the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingWedding party in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Distant bride and groom stand in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom walking in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingSilly wedding party entrance at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception La Marcha New Mexican wedding tradition at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom in the center of their guests after La Marcha New Mexican wedding tradition at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom's first dance in front of the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Bride and groom's first dance in front of the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Bride and groom run towards the Sandia Mountains at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom portraits in front of the Sandia Mountains at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom nuzzle noses at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantIntimate bride and groom portraits with Sandia Mountains on Santa Ana Golf CourseSandia Mountains behind bride and groom at sunset from Santa Ana Pueblo Bride and groom sunset portraits with the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom sunset portraits with Sandia Mountains on Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom dancing at sunset on Santa Ana Golf Course at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Silhouette of bride and groom dancing at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom hugging in front of Sandia Mountains at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantIntimate bride and groom portraits with Sandia Mountains at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom walk along the path overlooking the mountains at Santa Ana Golf Course for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBizzy B Cakes 4-tier wedding cake for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Toasts to the bride and groom under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingHonoring lost loved ones at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom cutting their cake at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception under the tent Bride dances with her father at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Groom dances with his mother at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Guests dancing at outdoor wedding reception at Prairie Star Restaurant

This Classic New Mexico Wedding Vendor Team:

Venue | Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel + Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church + Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

Photographer | DBK Photography

Videographer | Southwest Wedding Films

Florist | Flowers by Zach-Low

Hair and Makeup Artist | Vanessa Renteria & Brenna Stever

Wedding Cake | Bizzy B Cakes

Catering | Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

Mariachi Band | Mariachi Tenampa

DJ | Mixx the Beat Productions

Wedding Dress | Bitsy Bridal

Groom’s Suit | The Black Tux

 

Be sure to also check out these other New Mexico weddings and elopements:

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Wedding

Casa Rondeña Winery Wedding

Sandia Foothills Engagement

Backyard Wedding in NE Albuquerque Acres

Victoria and Francisco are an example of how perfectly opposites can attract. Victoria is bubbly, outgoing, and outspoken. Francisco is quiet and calm. While Victoria is from New Mexico, land of sunshine, Francisco is from Washington, where rainy days far outnumber the sunny ones. They met in a bar in Albuquerque, and while that’s not usually the great beginning to a love story, it was for them.

The southwest is a huge part of their lives together. They met here, they have moved around from Albuquerque to El Paso to Salt Lake City, and Victoria’s family all lives in New Mexico. So it was only natural that they plan a southwest wedding. (Although they did pay homage to Washington with their snowy engagement photos in Carnation.)

Victoria planned out the perfect classic New Mexico wedding. A Catholic wedding ceremony was very important to them and their families, so their ceremony took place at the beautiful Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church. They then held their reception under a tent on a field with stark Sandia Mountain views at Prairie Star Restaurant. Each guest received a wedding favor of biscochito cookies and a small bag of New Mexico Piñon Coffee. A traditional mariachi band played for their ceremony and during their cocktail hour. After their first dance, they led all of their guests into La Marcha, a New Mexican wedding tradition involving everyone following their leaders in a line around the venue. 

In other words, this classic New Mexico wedding was a complete blast. (Of course.)

After La Marcha we ran off onto the Santa Ana Golf Course for some sunset portraits as the Sandia Mountains turned from pink to purple. The happy bride and groom had a chance for a few moments alone (aside from four people with cameras a few feet away, HA) to soak it all in and get those dreamy New Mexico sunset shots before reentering the party, gorging on enchiladas, and dancing the night away. It was perfect.

Scroll to view the photos from Victoria and Francisco’s classic New Mexico fall wedding at Prairie Star:

Bridal details for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bridal details for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and bridesmaids hanging out in purple robes at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel Bride and bridesmaids hanging out in purple robes at Santa Ana Star Casino HotelBride looking at the mountains outside the window at Santa Ana Star Casino HotelBride getting ready for Prairie Star wedding at Santa Ana Star Casino HotelBridal details for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Groom getting ready for Prairie Star weddingGroom getting ready for Prairie Star wedding at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel Groomsmen getting ready for Prairie Star wedding at Santa Ana Star Casino HotelGroom getting ready for Prairie Star wedding at Santa Ana Star Casino HotelBride getting ready for wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic ChurchChurch of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New MexicoWedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church Bride makes entrance to wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic ChurchMariachi band plays during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Catholic wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Priest blesses bride and groom during ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New MexicoCatholic wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Bride and groom take Communion during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church Mariachi band plays during wedding ceremony at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church in Rio Rancho New Mexico Bride and groom's first kiss at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom's first kiss at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom formal portraits at Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremony Bride and groom exit Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church wedding ceremonyFall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar Fall wedding details at Prairie Star RestaurantFall wedding under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant Prairie Star Restaurant wedding guest book picture frame Fall wedding under the tent at Prairie Star RestaurantFour-tier wedding cake by Bizzy B Cakes for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantClassic New Mexico wedding with New Mexico Pinon Coffee and biscochito favors for all guests Classic wedding details under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant New Mexican food appetizers for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantWedding party in navy suits and dresses at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Wedding party in navy suits and dresses at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBridal portraits at golden hour during fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom portraits at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantFormal groom portrait at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Groomsmen in navy suits and orchid boutonnieres at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bridesmaids with blue bouquets by Flowers by Zach-Low at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom goofing around during their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom laughing together at golden hour at their fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bridal portraits at golden hour during fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom kissing at golden hour for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBride and groom kissing at golden hour for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantFormal bride and groom portraits at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom look into each other's eyes for golden hour portraits at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom hugging in the golden light at their fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom kissing during golden hour portraits at Prairie Star wedding Bride and groom walk up a hill at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom look at the giant Sandia Mountains from the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingWedding party in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Distant bride and groom stand in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom walking in front of the Sandia Mountains on the Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingSilly wedding party entrance at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception La Marcha New Mexican wedding tradition at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom in the center of their guests after La Marcha New Mexican wedding tradition at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom's first dance in front of the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Bride and groom's first dance in front of the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Bride and groom run towards the Sandia Mountains at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom portraits in front of the Sandia Mountains at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom nuzzle noses at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantIntimate bride and groom portraits with Sandia Mountains on Santa Ana Golf CourseSandia Mountains behind bride and groom at sunset from Santa Ana Pueblo Bride and groom sunset portraits with the Sandia Mountains at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom sunset portraits with Sandia Mountains on Santa Ana Golf Course at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingBride and groom dancing at sunset on Santa Ana Golf Course at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Silhouette of bride and groom dancing at sunset at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom hugging in front of Sandia Mountains at sunset for fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantIntimate bride and groom portraits with Sandia Mountains at fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Bride and groom walk along the path overlooking the mountains at Santa Ana Golf Course for their fall wedding at Prairie Star RestaurantBizzy B Cakes 4-tier wedding cake for fall wedding at Prairie Star Restaurant Toasts to the bride and groom under the tent at Prairie Star Restaurant weddingHonoring lost loved ones at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding Bride and groom cutting their cake at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception under the tent Bride dances with her father at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Groom dances with his mother at Prairie Star Restaurant wedding reception Guests dancing at outdoor wedding reception at Prairie Star Restaurant

This Classic New Mexico Wedding Vendor Team:

Venue | Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel + Church of the Incarnation Catholic Church + Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

Photographer | DBK Photography

Videographer | Southwest Wedding Films

Florist | Flowers by Zach-Low

Hair and Makeup Artist | Vanessa Renteria & Brenna Stever

Wedding Cake | Bizzy B Cakes

Catering | Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar

Mariachi Band | Mariachi Tenampa

DJ | Mixx the Beat Productions

Wedding Dress | Bitsy Bridal

Groom’s Suit | The Black Tux

 

Be sure to also check out these other New Mexico weddings and elopements:

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Wedding

Casa Rondeña Winery Wedding

Sandia Foothills Engagement

Backyard Wedding in NE Albuquerque Acres

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