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Sandia Crest Winter Elopement | Ashley & Zack

Sandia Crest Winter Elopement | Ashley & Zack

Groom dips bride for a kiss at sunset on Sandia Crest

New Mexico Elopement Itinerary

Ashley and Zack fell in love with New Mexico on a random vacation here a few years back, so much so that they decided to come all the way from Pittsburgh to elope here. They planned an ideal New Mexico winter getaway: staying at Los Poblanos in Los Ranchos, taking a day trip to White Sands National Park for some adventure photos, elopement ceremony and sunset photos at Sandia Crest, followed by a couple of days soaking in the hot springs at Ojo Caliente. With absolutely beautiful weather, they had the perfect Sandia Crest winter elopement and week of adventure!

Bride and groom romantic sunset portraits at Sandia Crest Winter elopement details with custom wooden ring box and bouquet by Floral Elegance Weddings

Trailhead Ceremony

Wanting to keep things very small, Ashley and Zack invited only their parents to join them for their New Mexico elopement. We all met at the top of one of my favorite trailheads in the Sandia Mountains for their private ceremony overlooking the east side of the mountains. Despite the chill in the air, their vows were full of warmth and love. My favorite moment was when they passed the rings around for everyone to hold and pass on their best wishes for the newlyweds.

Winter elopement bride style with bouquet by Floral Elegance WeddingsWinter elopement ceremony in the Sandia Mountains Winter elopement ceremony in the Sandia Mountains Bride and groom exchange vows at Sandia Mountains elopement Bride and groom exchange vows at Sandia Mountains elopement Bride and groom first kiss at winter elopement in Sandia Mountains Bride and groom first kiss at winter elopement in Sandia MountainsWinter elopement style - white fur coat for bride and navy suit for groom with red detailsNew Mexico elopement portraits

Sandia Crest Sunset Photos

After a respite in our cars to warm back up, we headed further up the mountain to take in the sunset views from the very top. Everyone was stunned at the view and happy that we could rally through the winter chill to take it all in.

Honestly, sunset photos at Sandia Crest never get old. It is unique and gorgeous every single time. Ashley wore her white fur coat to keep herself (and Zack’s head!) warm but also took it off for a few photos so that we could get the full glory of her wedding dress blowing in the wind. These two were so cute and so full of joy at every step of the way.

Sunset elopement at Sandia Crest Groom kissing bride in the wind Bride with flowy wedding dress at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride and groom kissing at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest Sandia Crest winter elopement portraits at sunset Golden hour portraits of bride and groom at Sandia Crest Sandia Crest winter elopement portraits at sunset Bride and groom enjoying at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride keeping groom warm under white fur coat for winter elopement at Sandia Crest Sunset on Sandia Crest overlooking Albuquerque New Mexico

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

If this didn’t convince you, go ahead and check out my other post Reasons Why You Should Elope in New Mexico.

 

And if you’re into New Mexico elopements like this one, check out some others I’ve photographed:

Albuquerque Elopement Sandia Crest

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Elopement

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Santa Fe

Groom dips bride for a kiss at sunset on Sandia Crest

New Mexico Elopement Itinerary

Ashley and Zack fell in love with New Mexico on a random vacation here a few years back, so much so that they decided to come all the way from Pittsburgh to elope here. They planned an ideal New Mexico winter getaway: staying at Los Poblanos in Los Ranchos, taking a day trip to White Sands National Park for some adventure photos, elopement ceremony and sunset photos at Sandia Crest, followed by a couple of days soaking in the hot springs at Ojo Caliente. With absolutely beautiful weather, they had the perfect Sandia Crest winter elopement and week of adventure!

Bride and groom romantic sunset portraits at Sandia Crest Winter elopement details with custom wooden ring box and bouquet by Floral Elegance Weddings

Trailhead Ceremony

Wanting to keep things very small, Ashley and Zack invited only their parents to join them for their New Mexico elopement. We all met at the top of one of my favorite trailheads in the Sandia Mountains for their private ceremony overlooking the east side of the mountains. Despite the chill in the air, their vows were full of warmth and love. My favorite moment was when they passed the rings around for everyone to hold and pass on their best wishes for the newlyweds.

Winter elopement bride style with bouquet by Floral Elegance WeddingsWinter elopement ceremony in the Sandia Mountains Winter elopement ceremony in the Sandia Mountains Bride and groom exchange vows at Sandia Mountains elopement Bride and groom exchange vows at Sandia Mountains elopement Bride and groom first kiss at winter elopement in Sandia Mountains Bride and groom first kiss at winter elopement in Sandia MountainsWinter elopement style - white fur coat for bride and navy suit for groom with red detailsNew Mexico elopement portraits

Sandia Crest Sunset Photos

After a respite in our cars to warm back up, we headed further up the mountain to take in the sunset views from the very top. Everyone was stunned at the view and happy that we could rally through the winter chill to take it all in.

Honestly, sunset photos at Sandia Crest never get old. It is unique and gorgeous every single time. Ashley wore her white fur coat to keep herself (and Zack’s head!) warm but also took it off for a few photos so that we could get the full glory of her wedding dress blowing in the wind. These two were so cute and so full of joy at every step of the way.

Sunset elopement at Sandia Crest Groom kissing bride in the wind Bride with flowy wedding dress at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride and groom kissing at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride and groom portraits at Sandia Crest Sandia Crest winter elopement portraits at sunset Golden hour portraits of bride and groom at Sandia Crest Sandia Crest winter elopement portraits at sunset Bride and groom enjoying at sunset on Sandia Crest Bride keeping groom warm under white fur coat for winter elopement at Sandia Crest Sunset on Sandia Crest overlooking Albuquerque New Mexico

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

If this didn’t convince you, go ahead and check out my other post Reasons Why You Should Elope in New Mexico.

 

And if you’re into New Mexico elopements like this one, check out some others I’ve photographed:

Albuquerque Elopement Sandia Crest

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Elopement

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Santa Fe

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