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Elopement Escape!

A bride and groom kiss at their elopement location on top of the world.
Kissing the evening light.

Would you like a truly extraordinary elopement experience? I am offering, through this blog only (for the moment), a very special location for my Taos elopement packages. Visit my Packages Page to see my two package options. To either of those packages, add $200 for the location featured in this photo blog.

If you're willing to hike, you can literally get married near the top of a mountain.
There’s a lot of view to take in during your ceremony, but best to keep your eyes on your beloved!
A newly married couple kiss for the first time.
First kiss on Wedding Waterfall Experience elopement package

Getting married in Taos is memorable in and of itself. Embracing Ceremony strives to make sure your elopement ceremony in New Mexico is memorable as well. Add this extraordinary location and you’ll have a memory for a lifetime of this beautiful “perch!”

The couple look at each other with so much love in their eyes during the ceremony.
Oh those looks of love, they get me every time

Why the upcharge? This location is on private land and requires a permit fee. It also includes additional driving and hiking time. Yes, hiking. Well, climbing. To get to this spot you need to be fit. There isn’t a trail per se, but rather a very steep scramble up loose scree. Others have done it and you can too. I do not recommend it for guests unless they are few and fit. Hiking boots are mandatory for the climb that takes 15-30 minutes depending on your fitness level. You can carry up other clothes/footwear and change behind a tree!

Dan Jones hands the bridal bouquet to the bride before the wedding.
Bride gets her bouquet before a First Look with her soon-to-be-husband.
Champagne toast after the ceremony.
Yes, ice cold New Mexican champagne with a view of a lifetime

Please contact me for availability and further questions about this special Wedding Waterfall Experience.

A friend pins the boutonniere on the groom's vest.
Our packages include a bridal bouquet and boutonniere.
Blessing the rings during the ceremony.
What a setting to have your rings blessed in before you exchange them.
A portrait of the happy groom.
Individual portraits are part of our elopement packages.
The lovely bride poses for her portrait. There's a bit of snow on the ground at this altitude!
There won’t always be snow!
The bride and groom kiss again during the hike down.
Pausing for another picture on the steep hike back down.
The beaming couple display their marriage license.
License signing at dusk.

2 responses to “Elopement Escape!

  1. It was an honor to document this lovely couple. Your ceremony was calm and loving, Dan! The views were absolute pure perfection and the hike was just gorgeous!

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