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“I have lived two decades as a single woman and mother. It has been a good life. I have been grateful for that time of my life. But, something was missing…someone.
Then came you…”
It wasn’t just the high mountain allergies making the onlookers sniff during this ceremony. Neither was it the sun making their kids and grandkids eyes water. It was the way Chane and Amy looked at each other during their meaning-filled, non-traditional ceremony where they were attended by their children, danced and shared their story (which you can read more of from their engagement)…setting the stage for their vows to each other and their families.
“Little did I know I would find my love is an ole ranchy cowboy high in the mountains of NM a thousand miles from me. Little did I know it would take to age 52 to realize true love. I honestly thought being in love would escape me in my lifetime.”
Rural weddings are no small feat. But getting married in deep in mountains, at the hunting camp where their story began, was perfect. Made possible by the love and hard work of family and friends who wanted this day to be beautiful and special for Chane and Amy. Every detail was a personal touch, full of meaning. And I don’t mean kinda…I mean SERIOUSLY! (Check out “vender” credit below.)
Capturing this wedding an honor and I can’t wait to deliver the entire gallery to this beautiful family!
Second Photographer: Nelson Garber
Brides Dress: Mother of the bride, Teresa Daniels
Cake: Brides Daughter, Madison Mann with Juul’s Bakery
Catering: Family: Jolie Carter, Cheryl and Chris Kifer, Jeanette and Steve Gurley, Bride’s Son in Law Druvis Keuten, and a host of family and friends
Ceremony Site: Groom & Family at Mudhole, home of the Carter family founded by Sterling and Judith Carter in Winston, NM
Jewelry: Gifts from Family and Amy’s grandmother, Vivian’s, heirloom ruby ring gifted to her by her cousin, Cheryl Kifer
Brides Boots: Ivory Swarovski crystal boots
Groom Bolo: borrowed and was an Heirloom worn by Chane’s dad who left us for Heaven in February and originated from Chane’s grandpa Temp ( Judith’s father)
Groom Antler Ring: Staghead Designs
Brides Rings: designed by Chane and created at Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock, AR
Florals & Centerpeices: a girls day with the bride, her daughter, Patti, daughter-in-law, Amanda, and new sister-in-laws, Jolie Carter and Loretta Rabenau
Stage and dance floor: Bride and groom with family put it together and took it down together.
Stage/dance floor floral elk sheds: Mandy Mayekawa, Rena Hall, and Amanda Mann
Bouquet Wrap: Chevy Leather
Bouquets: A Perfect Bloom in Beebe, AR
Officiants: Mark Sopeland of Payson, AZ and NM Chief Supreme Court Justice, Charles Daniels (uncle of the bride)
“As with anything Amy and Chane do, it takes a village and is always a friends and family affair. Their wedding was no different. A branding the day before and a wedding all came together because of those they love pulling together. ”
New Mexico Ranch Wedding | Chane & Amy | Copyright Lyndsey Garber Photography