Assembling a talented, experienced team of professional wedding vendors is an essential part of organizing a smooth, low-stress wedding celebration. Your officiant, Photographer,  DJ or live entertainment, florist, caterer, hair stylist and makeup artist are all essential members of your team of professional wedding vendors. For this reason, it’s very important to do your research and choose vendors whose personality and style will be a good fit for your wedding.  Below is my personal list of favorites based on my experience with them.  If you choose to call them PLEASE tell them Kelly with Amor Ceremonies referred you!

The Photographer

Finding a Photographer is as important as finding an Officiant that you click with.   And I know that searching for a talented and reputable wedding photographer within your budget can be frustrating.  My personal favorite is  Roy Ricci of Ricci Photography, he specializes in shooting a creative blend of photo-journalistic  traditional, contemporary and artistic photography for each and every wedding.  Roy is  handpicked for his friendly personality, creative style and  professional equipment. Roy can be reached at 505-250-1113 or

Other favorites:  Natural Touch Photography 505-818-0001

Sweet William Photography 505-363-2391

Kevin’s Photography 505-345-6322

Matt Blasing Photography 505-489-4682

Blue Rose Studios 505-266-5292



Uptown Bride 505-318-0411

Bridal Elegance by Darlene 505-830-2110


ABC Cake Shop 505-255-5080

Saratoris 268-2627, ask for Johnny

The Cake Boutique  833-1170

Say it with Cake 899-6010

Nothing Bundt Cake, 505-924-222

Cake Fetish 883-0670

Small Cakes 505-404-1800

The DJ

Selecting a great DJ is absolutely crucial to the success of your wedding reception. Not only does the DJ keep the music flowing, they will work with you to create a schedule of events that will keep you and your guests entertained. It’s too easy for a reception too loose momentum without the planning and enthusiasm a professional DJ provides. The last thing you want is for your party to deflate, but that’s precisely what will happen if you opt for the “iPod DJ”. The best, most flexible Albuquerque DJ we have worked with is Too Hot to Stop. They have been in business for 23 years and know exactly what it takes to make your wedding reception a success. They can be reached at 505-480-4601 or

Or another favorite is Patrick with Dream Factory Productions 505-507-2795

Lil Mo Music 505-228-1918

The Florist

Finding a talented florist is not only contributes to the beauty and ambiance of your ceremony and reception, it helps make your wedding photos even more spectacular. Nothing makes the bride look even more beautiful or dresses up a plain hotel ballroom like some artfully arranged flowers. For incredible work and many years of experience as an Albuquerque florist, contact Christine of Something Special with Flowers at 505-881-4331 or

Or consider contacting Enchanted Garden 505-610-8927

Silk Flowers ~ Charlotte’s Flowers  505-256-9471

Paper Flowers ~ Forever Folded 505-688-9775

Old Town Flowers ask for Tanya  505-573-7673

The Caterer

Picking a caterer can be daunting. Serving 200 guests a bad meal is…not so good. We wedding photographers have had the opportunity to sample the fare of nearly every caterer in Albuquerque. Hands down, the company that we recommend above all others is Above and Beyond. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert is deliciously and expertly prepared by this passionate company. They can be reached at 505-508-5638 or

Chello Grill 505-881-2299

Fuddruckers (yes, they do more than burgers)

Gourmet to Go  505-880-0057

Sassy Apron, Rachel 505-225-9293

Central Grill, George or Alicia 505-554-1424

Slate Street Café 243-2210

Scarpas, 505-323-7718 ask for Joe

Olive Garden 505-922-6422

Also consider Bobbi’s Homestyle Catering 505-385-0963

POETRY????  Yes!

What a great way to customize your ceremony!!!  Darshan offers a complimentary consultation to “get to know you as a couple” he will then create a beautiful heartfelt poem reflecting the essence of your relationship!   505-321-4914

The Decorator

Simply Decor and Events 505-463-2998

Finishing Touches, ask for Elaine 575-317-8014


Teresa at Skinovations is amazing!  505-712-7546

The Hair Salon

Choosing an experienced hair salon will make you look like a million bucks on your wedding day; many are even willing to do on-site bridal hair. Not only will you hear the sound of jaws dropping as you walk down the aisle, your photographer will thank you. If you aren’t already loyal to a stylist, check out Stockton Hair Artists. They can be reached at 505-884-0424.

The Bridal Makeup Artist

Last but far from least is your professional makeup artist. Finding an Albuquerque bridal makeup artist who knows how makeup will look on film is essential. Our dear friend Noel of The Vanity has spent years working with top photographers across the country and provides stellar on-site bridal makeup. She can be reached 505-710-6802 or

Another excellent option is Jessica ! Lavande 505-291-8323

Six Times the Kisses ~ Lipstick that stays the whole night!


Limousine Service 505-712-2781 ask for Joe

American Limousine  505-877-7576

Rio Sandia Carriage Service 505-301-0917


Golden Age of Film ask for Rod 505-203-0215 email:

Luminance Wedding Films, ask for Sarah 505-301-1668

Avista Video  505-828-2100~John

Sally with Loving Image 505-359-5900

Emily Joanne Wedding Films 505-359-9971,


Black Bow Events 505-328-0900 ask for Danessa instagram blackboweventsnm

Yours Truly ~ Erica Gallegos 505-453-8194

Desiree Stewart Weddings & Events 505-269-5436 email

Just Lovely Weddings   Lauren 505-835-0011

Occasion Services 884-0434

Natalie with Oh So Natty, Natalie 505-401-0024

Crystal Anaya 850-8389  Extraordinary Events

Found Hearts Event Planning, Aysha Meyers, 505-933-6254