Beautiful Summer Albuquerque Wedding | The Balderramas

It was a beautiful Summer day in Albuquerque. This day made for a beautiful Summer Wedding at Albuquerque’s Sandia Resort and Casino. Celedonia was about to walk down the aisle and marry the man of her dreams. Celia, as she is know to friends and family, planned her wedding with the help of her sister and bride’s maid, Andrea. She had always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, on a bright and sunny day. Her dreams were about to come true in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the Sandia Mountains as a beautiful backdrop.

Getting Ready

Celia and her bridesmaids got ready in an opulent suite at the Sandia Resort. They met while working. With both Celia and Frank being working attorneys at law, it was inevitable that they’d meet while frequenting Albuquerque’s legal circles. The bridesmaids donned their royal blue colored dresses, and Celia wore the traditional white bridal gown. Andrea, Celia’s only sister did the honors of lacing up the back of her beautiful satin wedding gown and helping put on her shoes. After getting dressed, Celia, her mom and her bridesmaids did a mimosa toast. Frank got dressed in a suite on a different floor of the hotel. He and his groomsmen wore silver-grey vests and ties with coordinating black slacks the perfect complement to the bridesmaids dresses.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held outside on an open terrace, beside a small garden pond. The officiant presided over the ceremony beneath a pergola. Theirs was a short Christian ceremony. Frank and Celia engaged in a private prayer before taking communion. At the end of the nuptials, the wedding party indulged themselves in playful poses during the recessional! What a fun loving couple!

The Reception

The reception moved indoors to a large ballroom at Albuquerque’s Sandia Resort. During the cocktail hour, Celia and Frank visited each table thanking their nearly 200 guests for coming to share their wedding day. Later, after the toasts and cutting the cake, everyone danced the night away while a DJ provided a fun and energetic mix of music, old and new. Frank and Celia have four children between them. It was heartwarming to see how well the children got along, dancing together with cousins and grand-parents from both sides.

Celia getting ready and sharing a mimosa toast.
Frank getting ready and the boys pose.
The wedding ceremony on the terrace beside the pond
Bride and Groom pray and take communion
Celia and Frank kiss and celebrate their nuptials
Bride and Groom cutting the cake!
Family Portrait and Celia and Frank by the waterfalls