Alena + Martin
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Alena and Martin live in Germany and while traveling across the Southwest they decided to get married after dating for 14 years. They are my age, so that means they have been together nearly half their lives (they met in grade school in the Czech Republic). Their families don't even know about the wedding yet, which happened yesterday in a field overlooking Santa Fe. After the ceremony we searched downtown for portraits and ended up at the bar, where they were introduced to margaritas for the first time. They are headed to Carlsbad Caverns next before seeing the Grand Canyon and the big lights of Las Vegas. Then they go back home with their new rings of Mexican silver and quite a story to tell.