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. 

The Day

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 grab a cocktail

2:30pm - Ceremony in the meadow

3:00pm - Cocktail Hour and a Half

4:30pm - Soup’s on! 

               

6:00pm - Open Mic!

7:00pm - Dance. Party. 

7:30pm - First shuttle departs

10:00pm - Last shuttle departs

 

Location

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

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 1pm, and will make two return trips at 7:30pm and 10:00pm.

 

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

715 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill)

Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

Attire

Casual! Seriously. This wedding will be outdoors in a mountain meadow, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The temperatures in Glorieta in October 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.

Kiddos

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.

Lodging

For those of you who don’t mind a little dirt in your skirt, camping is available on our neighbor’s property and the National Forest surrounding it. You’ll need to park far away from your campsite, so pack those boots!

 

For those of you who’d like a hot shower and a soft bed, there are many lodging options in Santa Fe.

 

Airbnb/VRBO

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.

 

Hotels

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

  • The Hilton

  • Santa Fe Sage Inn

  • Best Western

 

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 

  • La Posada

  • Las Palomas

 

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. 

 

Food.

There are too many restaurants to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites in and around Santa Fe. 

 

Breakfast

  • 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. 

 

Lunch

  • 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, and they have Frito Pie (otherwise known as the best food item ever created). 

  • Tumbleroot is a local brewery/distillery/restaurant/music venue owned by our friends. Great evnironment 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.

 

Dinner

  • 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 Wheelright 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. 

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking! Our favorite hikes near Santa Fe include Rio en Medio, Windsor Trail, Atalaya, Sun Mountain, and the Dale Ball Trails.

  • 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 supposedly fancy and delicious. 

  • 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. 

 

Take a Drive

  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta runs October 3-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. 

  • 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. We hear Taos Cow has great ice cream. 

More Questions?

Email Lindsay or Brian or just close your eyes and ask the universe. 

Do you like to bake? We're asking friends to bring a PIE! Email Lindsay for details.