This sanctuary was a beautiful setting for the wedding, with light pouring in from outside and soft lamps filling in the shadows.
It had been the intention of the church staff to change to banners to red ones--to commemorate Pentecost, rather than Easter--but they waited until after the wedding, making the bride happy since her main color was peach..Here are the bridesmaids and the maid of honor--twin sister to the bride. .
The greenery of the foyer made a great backdrop for pictures. Here, two very lovely ladies take a moment to be photographed together--the bride and her grandmother, my mother's only sister.
Here's the couple, all smiles, as their minister signs the all important document in the background.
The museum was constructed to look like a hot air balloon on its side (at the entrance) and later upright (in the ballroom).
Standing on the balcony gave one the feeling of riding in a basket far above the city.
Inside were fascinating balloon displays and interesting facts about their history. Several varieties were on display.
The next morning was Sunday. Turtle and I found a church near the hotel and enjoyed being anonymous worshipers. Later, we joined my cousin's family for lunch where we got a rare chance to sit and visit for the afternoon. We chatted with the newly married couple, watched the wedding video and posed for a picture in the kitchen.
I think this is my favorite picture of her neighborhood in Albuquerque. The ground is dry, but just look at that sky--all clouds and shade and fresh-smelling breeze!
We saw rain in the distant hills as we drove out of town, but never felt a drop ourselves.
In fact, I questioned my assumption that they were from abroad until I saw the "cowboy" surreptitiously sniff the bottle of Heinz 57 that was on his table, wondering what kind of sauce it was.
Anyway, I'm sure they found New Mexico a great adventure...unless they were from Australia, in which case they probably thought it looked a little like "The Outback"