I can’t imagine anything more romantic than getting married in a lovely location. The brides, Nina and Jenn, brought their Schnauzer, Chip, to Abiquiú, New Mexico, for their elopement. Everything about this wedding is breathtaking. Amber from Adventure Instead traveled to New Mexico for this beautiful ceremony.
From Amber: “Nina and Jenn were married on October 18, 2019, in New Mexico. They drove to New Mexico from Denver with their Schnauzer, Chip. We met at Ghost Ranch and walked around the property for their portraits. We hiked up to a spot for their ceremony. Chip sat beside them and watched their ceremony like a good boy.
After their ceremony, the three of them watched the sunset at Rio Grande Gorge. As the sunset officially, we made our way back to their hotel, the adorable Hotel Luna Mystica.
We grabbed some wine, wedding cake, and roasted marshmallows on the fire and cheers’d to a perfect day.”
From the couple: “Chip has a huge personality for a little guy! He’s the type of pup that always keeps us on our toes. Whether he’s begging us to play a game of fetch (which he’s not very good at, by the way) or people and dog watching from our living room window, it’s never a dull moment with him. He’s very vocal by nature like all Schnauzers are, so he gets his point across loud and clear! Chip’s ideal day would consist of sunbathing in the morning sun, playing with ALL the squeaky toys, and eating ALL of the cookies!
Since Chip is very good at long walks, we knew he would do well on our elopement day. He loved all the attention he got that day and especially taking pictures with his mommas. He brought us so much love and joy that day and every day. He’s a very good boy, and we couldn’t imagine a life without him.”
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I love that more people are choosing to elope in fancy clothes in gorgeous locations, bringing only their dogs and an awesome photographer with them. I hope that this wedding trend will continue for a long time! If you want to elope but are afraid of what your family might say, read this post. As a mom, I always thought I would attend my children’s weddings, but as a romantic, I truly hope at least one of them will have a wedding like this! (As long as they hire a great photographer!)
About Adventure Instead: Comprised of three photographers, Maddie Mae, Amber, and Tori, Adventure Instead specializes in elopements. They are available for destination elopements worldwide.
melissa chapman says
Such a romantic scene and puppy makes three. They seem so happy that Chip is a lucky fella.
Amber Myers says
Oh my gosh, such amazing photos! This looks like a wonderful wedding. Chip seems happy!
Shelley King says
These photographs are beautiful! We also had our pups at our wedding. My husband told me where to show up, I did, got married, and all done!!
Rena McDaniel says
I love the one with the shadow at sunset that is stunning and could be in a gallery! I also loved the one at the campfire so creative and beautiful!
Sarah Bailey says
What stunning wedding photos – beautiful brides and the perfect pooch to go with it. I love them!
Pam Wattenbarger says
Chip is such a cutie and I love both of the dresses the brides are wearing!
Terri Oliver Steffes says
Awwww! What a darling pup. Those dresses were amazing. Beautiful!
Chef Dennis says
These wedding photos are wonderful. I can feel all emotions there are. And Chip is such an amazing pup.
Beautiful wedding photos! I love the nature around them. And the dog is so sweet! Chip seems ti be a very important part of this union!
Jennifer Van Haitsma says
Chip is adorable! And it looks like such a lovely and memorable evening. Congrats to them, and I wish them many years of happiness.
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing their story. Wishing this family the very best.
It’s really great to see dogs being part of weddings now. Just so sweet and adorable.
Gervin Khan says
What a wonderful wedding ceremony, I can see how much they love each other and their puppy.
Such a beautiful wedding! Love how you captured the moment and their dog is so cute!
Nikki Wayne says
Love these pics,so romantic, Chip looks so happy and he looked great on his pics too.
Rose Ann Sales says
Aaawww.. this is so romantic and nice pics ladies, thanks for sharing.
natalia voche says
Such a lovely wedding photo and I really Like the dresses
Wow! What a lovely location for their wedding photoshoot! All the pictures are absolutely gorgeous!
Monica Y says
Beautiful photos, beautiful location, beautiful wedding and off course beautiful dog. Amazing
Chip is adorable, Looks like they had wonderful wedding.
Thank you so much for featuring our little Chip and our wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our special day!