The horns from the Big Band faded into the night as I climbed the hill behind Lindsey and Lucas's wedding venue. I was up here to get a good vantage of the raucous celebration below me. The stars twinkled bright in the October night casting a glow over the party below. It was a beautiful night for a wedding in the Santa Fe National Forest a few miles from downtown Santa Fe, NM.
Lindsey and Lucas were high school sweethearts and are the kind of couple that you just know are meant for each other. They are fun, kindhearted and laid back individuals which was reflected in their gorgeous fall wedding in the mountains near where they grew up. Lindsey and Lucas's friends and family were a very important part of the wedding and helped with the preparation and execution in many ways.
Lindsey's friend Erica from Wild Hare, a salon in the Santa Fe Railyard District, did her hair and makeup. Lindsey's mother, sister and sister in-law accompanied her to the salon where they broke out the champagne. Lucas was accompanied by his three groomsmen and their chosen officiant, another close friend, to get ready in their room at the Sage Inn. The cakes were made by Milly (@pietarian) a friend and professional baker in Durango, CO. The luxurious paper flowers were hand made by Lindsey, her mother and her mother in-law and the officiant was a close friend from college.
The ceremony and reception were at the historic lodge at Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico located at 9,000 ft. The aspens surrounding the venue were in a full-yellow stage and simply gorgeous as Lindsey and Lucas exchanged vows in the forest. Lovely traditional New Mexican fare was served by Real Burger, a caterer in Santa Fe and wine and local beers were passed around freely. A Big Band from Los Alamos played classic favorites and had everyone dancing and singing into the night. Sparklers at the end of the night marked the momentous union of these two amazing individuals.
Check out the photos below and if you would like to order prints or see more photos, visit Lindsey and Lucas's full wedding gallery (expires January 11th). Related posts: Lindsey and Lucas's engagement Part I and Part II