This the retablo in the Hotel Albuquerque San Isidro Wedding Chapel where I had the great privilege to work with Carmela and Leroy on their Catholic wedding. We worked up the full Catholic wedding (nuptial) Mass and this is the result! I provided the crucifix and statues for the nichos, as well as the 2 foot high brass gothic candlesticks on the altar. There is a wooden table provided by Hotel Albuquerque under the cloths and altar linens which I brought. There was Holy Communion for all present as part of the Mass. Carmela and LeRoy also had the Lazo (lasso) ceremony of the double rosary included. After Communion they took flowers to the statue of Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe (in the left nicho) to ask her prayers for them as a newly married couple and family. All this to the music of "Ave Maria." It was a beautiful ceremony with a wonderful couple. This wedding was unusual since it was the complete Mass, but as a priest I was fully capable of preparing and celebrating it. Hotel Albuquerque's Wedding Concierge, Liana, was great and fully supportive in everything and even got the maintenance guy to set up the high crucifix. Guillermo of Natural Touch Photography was the photographer. There was also a full Mariachi band for some of the music! They did a great job.
Hi. I'm Bishop Dave Doyle, or "Fr. Dave," as a lot of people call me, the premier New Mexico wedding officiant for interfaith and Catholic weddings. I started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant after a buddy asked me to sub in a wedding he couldn't make; this was in the old Gruet Winery "chapel" before they did away with it. In my parish (Christ the King Old Catholic Church) I married couples as their pastor, and even followed up with Baptisms. In time more and more couples asked me to officiate at their weddings because they heard about me from friends or vendors I worked with. Many couples wanted an outdoor Catholic wedding, and here in New Mexico we are greatly blessed with beautiful weather and scenery. Finally I took the advice of many wedding professionals I worked with and started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant, and have been blessed with meeting many couples as they prepare for their special day. I am honored and privileged to be a part of their wedding preparation.