Our Favorite Albuquerque Wedding Vendors

Assembling a talented, experienced team of Albuquerque wedding vendors is an essential part of organizing a smooth, low-stress wedding celebration. Your wedding planner, officiant, DJ or live entertainment, florist, caterer, wedding photographer, hair stylist and makeup artist are all essential members of your team of wedding vendors. For this reason, it’s very important to do your research and choose Albuquerque wedding vendors whose personality and style will be a good fit for your wedding.

These are some of the best Albuquerque wedding vendors we have had the pleasure of working with:


For some brides, planning their own wedding is a delight. For others, it’s stressful. Too stressful. If you’re ready to waive the white flag and hire an Albuquerque wedding planner, contact Alena Swanson. She just plain rocks at her job. www.alenaswanson.com.


Choosing an Albuquerque wedding officiant is very a personal decision. Whether you’re having a religious, spiritual, or non-religious ceremony, you should choose someone with poise, sensitivity and a little gravitas. For those who are looking for an Albuquerque wedding officiant who can fit with the style of your unique ceremony, we recommend Kelly of Amor Ceremonies. She can be reached at 505-453-8602 or www.amorceremonies.com.

WEDDING DJ: Dream Factory Productions

Selecting a great Albuquerque wedding 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 professional Albuquerque wedding DJ we have worked with is Dream Factory Productions. They are highly trained, experienced DJ’s who know exactly what it takes to make your wedding reception a success. They can be reached at 505-507-2795 or www.dreamfactorydjs.com

FLORIST: Something Special with Flowers

Finding a talented Albuquerque 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 www.customfloralart.com

CATERER: Blue Plate Special

Picking an Albuquerque 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 Blue Plate Special. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert is deliciously and expertly prepared by this passionate company. They can be reached at 505-255-BLUE (2583) or www.eatblueplate.com

HAIR SALON: Stockton Hair Artists

Choosing an experienced Albuquerque 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 or www.stocktonhairartists.com

BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST: The Vanity Makeup Studio

Last but far from least is your professional Albuquerque makeup artist. Finding an Albuquerque bridal makeup artist who knows how makeup will look on film is essential. Our dear friend Noel Dalton of The Vanity Makeup Studio 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 www.thevanitymakeup.com