The rich history of America is rarely so pronounced as it is in New Mexico. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived here and gave it the name Nuevo México (with its namesake being the Aztec Valley of Mexico).
Today, the cultural sites of New Mexico are reminiscent of these settlers, with their own blend of unique, New Mexico style.
On a trip to Santa Fe, the state’s capital city, you can discover magnificent Pueblo-style architecture. You can see the state’s signature style reflected across its historic buildings. In fact, it is renowned for its art and cultural scene, which gives visitors a unique glimpse into America’s varied origins.
With the winding streets of Santa Fe’s historic district and its stylish architecture, you’ll never be short of ideas to inspire wedding photo backdrops.
Taking a step away from the city, another unmissable sight in New Mexico is its White Sands National Park. This natural phenomenon is notably rare - indeed, we’ve never seen anything quite like it.
The National Park contains endless stretches of white gypsum sand, which form its own soft dunes, slopes and patterns. You can explore the park through its iconic nature trails, or roam free in whichever direction takes your fancy, the choice is yours.
This is a desert wedding destination like no other.
If you can visit at sunrise, sunset or at night, the views really are like something from another world. It may sound like a simple scene - just a vast body of soft white sand - but the artistry and beauty of this natural wonder makes an extraordinary backdrop to a ceremony. Or, if you’re feeling super romantic, we can’t think of a better place for a beautiful desert elopement.