Josh + Leslie

A Romantic Josefina’s Old Gate + Mesilla Elopement | Mesilla, New Mexico

Mesilla is one of the cutest hidden gems that New Mexico has, the best part? It’s a short drive from El Paso, so it’s the perfect spot for a day trip or to tie the knot wink wink - these two had their first date in Mesilla at the sweetest little restaurant Josefina’s Old Gate so they decided to bring their love full circle + say “I do!” at the same place they fell in love.

Upon arriving at the Hacienda de Mesilla where these two got ready before their ceremony, Leslie greeted me with the happiest flurry that was so contagious. You could tell she was so ready to marry the man of her dreams, snagging a few getting ready + bridal portraits of her - Josh arrived at the hotel to grab a few things so we ducked behind a building before loading her up in the car so we could make our way to the restaurant.

Back in the courtyard under a tree protecting us from the midday sun, they officially became husband + wife with a quick romantic swoop. One of the workers at the restaurant + myself had the honor of being their witnesses so before exploring Mesilla + the pecan tree farms for portraits, we got to sign their marriage license to make it officially official then off we went to properly document them on their day!

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