Beautiful Autumn University of New Mexico Wedding | The Lovato's

It was a beautiful autumn day in Albuquerque. This day made for a beautiful Autumn University of New Mexico Wedding. Julia had always dreamed of her wedding day. In her dreams, the wedding always took place in an outdoor setting, on a bright and sunny day. Her dreams were about to come true under the cottonwood trees and beside the Duck Pond at the University of New Mexico.

Getting Ready

Julia and her bridesmaids were getting ready at her parent's home. Their romance began in high school as evidenced by the stencil on the door inside Julia's bedroom "Frankie & Julia". The bridesmaids put on their burgundy colored dresses, and Julia wore the traditional white bridal gown. Julia's mom laced up the back of her beautiful lace wedding gown. Meanwhile, her bridesmaids helped her put on her veil, earrings, and garters. Frank got ready at the home of his longtime friend and now groomsman, Romiro. As the sounds of Earth Wind and Fire wafted from a vintage console High-Fi that had been restored to like new condition, downstairs in the man cave, the fellas got dressed. Their silver gray suits with burgundy vests, ties and pocket squares were the perfect complement to the bridesmaids dresses.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico Duck Pond. It was a traditional Catholic ceremony. Including the lasso, communion, and sand pouring. This is to symbolize both families uniting. At the end of the nuptials, the audience threw red and white rose petals in celebration! What a beautiful recessional! 

The Reception

The reception was held at the Ballut Abad Shriners Center in Albuquerque. During the cocktail hour, a Mariachi band strolled around the venue playing Mexican wedding favorites. Later, a Mexican Folk Band, and a DJ provided a fun and energetic mix of music to entertain nearly 200 guests.  After the father, daughter, and mother-son dances, Julia and Frank did a choreographed dance to three songs!  Next came a scrumptious buffet dinner! Along with the toasts, cake cutting and bouquet and garter toss. The night ended with a dance party to the sounds of the Band and DJ!

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Julia getting ready in vanity mirror and detail shots
Andy and Romiro help Frank get ready for his wedding day
Julia getting pampered by her bridesmaids and her mom
Bride and Groom kiss and the audience throw rose petals
Parent dances and the couple's first dance
The best man and maid of honor toast  the bride  and groom