Mark & Stephanie: A New Mexico Destination Wedding

I love Mark & Stephanie’s story because it’s so unimaginably amazing, it’s almost like it’s out of a movie! They met at their best friends’ wedding (Marcus & Stephanie). And those best friends met because of ANOTHER friends’ dating and wedding (Derek & Simone – I photographed their engagement session ages ago!). And each half of the three couples all went to Grinnell College together, which is how I got to know them! I feel like these types of crazy stories only happen for Grinnellians, but I love it!

When Stephanie returned from her best friend’s wedding over a year ago, she kept talking about this guy named Mark, who was the best man at the wedding. She mentioned they had been chatting online and emailing. But here’s the catch: while Stephanie was in Iowa, Mark was on a completely different continent, Australia! So here Stephanie was trying to figure out when she could talk to him because of the time difference, and all I could think was that she must really like this guy 🙂 Fast forward a few more months, and they are solidly dating long distance and Mark has come to Iowa to visit Stephanie. I clearly remember having a very brief lunch with the two of them and not so gently encouraging them to think about getting married. Little did I know that Mark had plans to propose on that very trip!!! I could not have been MORE excited for these two! The only sad part? A dear friend of mine would be moving far far away. But on the plus side, I was so incredibly blessed to travel to Stephanie’s hometown in Las Cruces, New Mexico and capture their wedding day. It was truly an honor!

Stephanie & Mark, this was one of the most special days for me. I always ALWAYS love photographing the wedding of a friend, because there’s nothing more special than capturing a friend’s love. You guys are amazing, and I wish you all the best!

I was able to photograph Stephanie’s dress and most of her details the day before their wedding, taking full advantage of the beautiful New Mexican surroundings.

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0595.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0602.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0603.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0597.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0605.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0596.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0600.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0601.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0598.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0607.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0606.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0604.jpg

Stephanie got ready with her bridesmaids at the rental house I was staying at, which was absolutely PERFECT!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0608.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0599.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0615.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0609.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0610.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0611.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0612.jpg

Stephanie, you were such a beautiful bride!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0613.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0614.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0620.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0618.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0621.jpg

Beautiful wedding invatations and lots of succulants – my favorites!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0616.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0619.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0617.jpg

We headed to the church for their morning wedding, and this gorgeous collanade was the perfect spot for a few more bridal photos and then their first look!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0622.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0623.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0629.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0630.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0624.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0625.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0627.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0628.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0632.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0633.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0626.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0631.jpg

I am in love with blush and gold for wedding colors. It ALWAYS looks good!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0635.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0634.jpg

Meet Stephanie & Marcus (she’s the best friend of the bride, he’s the best friend of the groom— i.e. the best friends’ wedding) on the left, and Derek & Simone on the right. All the Aussie-Grinnell couples!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0636.jpg

Wedding time!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0639.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0640.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0641.jpg

Quite the backdrop, right?
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0637.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0638.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0655.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0654.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0653.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0656.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0660.jpg

One thing happened at this wedding that’s never happened to me before in all the 7 years I’ve been photographing weddings…the bride fainted! Poor Stephanie! She was totally okay, maybe a tad embarassed, but I doubt any of us will forget that!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0662.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0664.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0663.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0658.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0661.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0659.jpg

Yay!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0657.jpg

Marks family, mostly from Australia I believe!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0665.jpg

They had a casual brunch for friends and family following their ceremony, with a few toasts and waffles!
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0696.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0697.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0698.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0699.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0700.jpg

After a bit of an afternoon break, we met up in Old Mesilla for photos of the bride and groom, as well as the bridal party. These are my favorites!

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0652.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0666.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0669.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0670.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0675.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0683.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0689.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0694.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0690.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0691.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0695.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0668.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0667.jpg

I loved their bridal party 🙂
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0672.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0642.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0647.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0646.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0650.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0649.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0651.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0643.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0693.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0644.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0648.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0671.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0684.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0686.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0685.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0692.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0673.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0674.jpg

A few of Old Mesilla at night…
grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0676.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0680.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0677.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0681.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0687.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0679.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0678.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0688.jpg

grinnell college elegant pink and gold wedding_0682.jpg

Congratulations once again!!!!

JWP BLOG!Welcome to the

Take a look around!

Welcome to the Blog!

 

Thanks for stopping by! This blog is where I share my most recent weddings and photoshoots, but also a few bits about daily life, travel, business, editing, and more. Take a look around and enjoy!

GET IN TOUCH

641-260-0538
info@jenniferweinmanphotography.com

 

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER!
Keep up to date on studio news, announcements, and freebies!

MEET THE JWP TEAM!
BROWSE OUR GALLERIES

Categories

LOCATED IN

 

Grinnell, Iowa

Available for travel.

request info