Lindsay Taylor & Brian Nelson
October 3, 2020
Glorieta, New Mexico
Two Reds Wed
Who's gettin' hitched?! We are excited to get married on our property in Glorieta, New Mexico. We are pretty casual people, so our wedding will be a pretty casual affair. Come as you are, and let’s party.
All times are subject to New Mexico delays. 'Tis the land of mañana!
1:00pm - Shuttle pick up at Santa Fe Botanical Garden
1:45pm - Arrival at our house - explore and make yourself a cocktail
2:30pm - Ceremony in the meadow
3:00pm - Cocktail Hour and a Half
4:30pm - Soup’s on!
6:00pm - Music by Special Guests
7:00pm - Dance. Party.
7:30pm - First shuttle departs
9:30pm - Last shuttle departs
We’re excited to get married at our home in Glorieta, NM, about 30 minutes northeast of Santa Fe. Out of towners - we recommend staying in Santa Fe (see below for more recommendations).
40 Camino la Cueva
Glorieta, NM 87535
Parking & Transportation
Parking is very limited, so we’ve arranged a shuttle bus to take you to and from our property. The shuttles will leave from the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s parking lot at 1:00pm, and will make two return trips at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
715 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill)
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Casual! Seriously. This wedding will be outdoors in a mountain meadow, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Early October temperatures in Glorieta can be in the mid-60s to 70s during the day and plummeting to the low 40s when the sun goes down. Bring a jacket and leave your high heels at home.
We want you to have the best time and if that means leaving the kids with a sitter, we approve. We know a bunch of fantastic babysitters in town, and would be happy to connect you to them! Email Lindsay for info.
Getting to Santa Fe
There are two airports you can choose from: Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Santa Fe is a small regional airport - serviced by American Airlines and United. Your lodging would be a short Lyft/Uber ride from the airport. Albuquerque is the larger of the two, with more amenities. There is a train that runs from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, but trips are infrequent. The Sandia Shuttle or renting a car would be a better option if flying in and out of ABQ.
For those of you who don’t mind a little dirt in your skirt:
Camping is available on our neighbor’s property for Saturday night. You'll need to park a ways off, so pack those boots! For extended stays, the Santa Fe National Forest is less than a mile's drive down our road (though the limit set by SFNF is two weeks).
For those of you who’d like a hot shower and a warm bed:
Book early! It's Balloon Fiesta Week (see below), so things will fill up quickly.
There is a large amount of Airbnb options in Santa Fe. If you’re interested in sharing a house with strangers to save some money, email Lindsay. All of our friends and family are pretty cool, don’tcha know.
For the money-saver:
A good rule of thumb is that the closer to the Plaza you are, the more expensive your stay will be. Check out these options:
Santa Fe Motel & Inn
El Rey Court
Santa Fe Sage Inn
For the splurger: Treat yo’self.
Enjoy proximity to the Plaza and other downtown attractions and plush rooms.
La Fonda on the Plaza
The Inn & Spa at Loretto
Visiting New Mexico
October is a busy month in New Mexico, and it’s really no wonder why. Fall for us means changing aspens, great weather, and the smell of roasting chile peppers all around you.
There are too many restaurants to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites in and around Santa Fe.
The Pantry is the best greasy spoon diner.
Cafe Fina, north of town off of I-25 is a favorite. Their red chile is smokey, and won’t spice you out.
Dolina is a lovely cafe in Santa Fe. The parking is weird, but it’s worth it.
El Parasol is heaven. Make the drive to the Pojoaque location on Rte 285 (the location on Cerrillos is just not as tasty). Best breakfast burritos in the world. Their shredded beef tacos with guacamole are sinful. Apparently they also have a great veggie taco, too.
Del Charro has great food and their house margarita is basically a two-for-one.
Baja Taco on Cerrillos is packed all the time, and they’ve earned it. Inexpensive and delicious.
Tumbleroot is a local brewery/distillery/restaurant/music venue owned by our friends. Great environment for the kiddos.
El Parasol in Pojoaque (see above about the shredded beef tacos).
Bumblebee’s Baja Tacos has great New Mexican options for the whole family.
In the Galleria off of the Plaza, there's a great little noodle/dumpling spot. The old woman who owns it will tell you what to order. Sometimes forcefully.
Second Street Brewery. The best burgers in town will be found here. Be sure to go to the location on Second Street. It’s the best.
La Choza. Expect a wait, but it is the best New Mexican food in town. Watch out for their spicy chile and strong margaritas. #uberhome
Cafe Pasqual’s for the ‘Treat Yo’self’ folks. Make a reservation - it’s a small hole in the wall with not many tables.
Paper Dosa serves Indian cuisine, but not your typical Indian cuisine. Dosas are these giant crepes that are served with your food. Delish.
Museums & Indoor Activities
Visit the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. Museums nearby include IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Palace of the Governor’s, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and the Saint Francis Cathedral.
On Museum Hill, you’ll find 5 different museums and a Cafe: Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the International Folk Art Museum, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, where Lindsay works! The Garden features plants that thrive in Northern New Mexico, so it’s a delight to see.
There are galleries galore all over the city - though Canyon Road is the most concentrated.
Meow Wolf is great for kids and adults alike, it’s part arcade, part art installation, all mind-blowing.
Hiking! Our favorite hikes near Santa Fe include Rio en Medio, Windsor Trail, Atalaya, Sun Mountain, and the Dale Ball Trails. Hiking in Tent Rocks will make you feel like you're on another planet.
Mountain biking in Santa Fe and New Mexico is world class. Favorites are Glorieta Camps, Galisteo Basin, La Tierra, and Otero Canyon.
Rafting/Canoeing. The Rio Chama and the Rio Grande are wonderful rivers to paddle down. For rafting trips, call the Kokopelli Rafting Company. They also allow kids 5 years and older.
Fly fishing is abundant in Northern New Mexico. Small stream, large stream - whatever your heart desires. Email Red for advice on where to go.
Hot Springs & Spas
For those of you on the Treat Yo’Self Tour:
Ten Thousand Waves is the closest to town - only a 20 minute drive. Their Japanese restaurant is also delicious, featuring small plates and tasting flights of sake.
Ojo Caliente is about an hour from Santa Fe, but its pools are fantastic. Seven different mineral pools. Just don’t talk above a whisper and children under the age of 13 are not allowed.
Take a Drive
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta runs October 2-October 11, 2020. See hundreds of hot air balloons take flight!
Visit the cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos in the Jemez Mountains. On the way, stop by the Valles Caldera and see where a volcano erupted 1.25 million years ago.
Ride the Sandia Peak Tramway, outside of Albuquerque. You’ll ride almost 3 miles up to the observation deck at 10,000 feet. There's also a restaurant at the top - Ten3 - reservation only and a bit pricey, but worth it. We hear they also have a bar with delicious cocktails.
Visit Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, the retreat of Georgia O’Keeffe and see the landscapes that inspired her paintings.
Taos is about an hour and a half drive from Santa Fe. Home of the Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited community in the US (more than 1,000 years!). We also hear Taos Cow has great ice cream.
Do you like to bake? We're asking friends to bring a PIE! Email Lindsay for details.