Tyler + Cassie, a La Posada Wedding

This October, we went back to one of our all time favorite venues, La Posada de Santa Fe, for an unforgettable Sunday wedding with Texas lovers Tyler and Cassie. It may have been an unusually chilly and rainy day, but these babes brought the heat on their special day.

Tyler and Cassie’s darling little love story began when Cassie’s sister, Lexi, set them up on a group date (just knowing that they would be perfect for each other)! In early 2018, Tyler proposed in the town square of Mesilla, NM on a random Monday so that Cassie would be completely surprised. Afterwards, their families celebrated with them at La Posta (aka Cassie’s fave restaurant).

For choosing a wedding location, Cassie and Tyler settled on the ever enchanting Santa Fe since Cassie had been coming on weekend getaways to the capital city since she was a little girl. And La Posada turned out to have the perfect aesthetic for their glam, yet cozy wedding.

Flash forward to mid-October when these lovers said “I do” surrounded by their friends and families. Besides an incredible ceremony, we can’t get over the details from this day. Tyler and Cassie incorporated touches of the Southwest into their day including an epic succulent cake (by the queens at Maggie’s Wedding Cakes) to hand painted tiles (that the Just Lovely Weddings team created) to dreamy star lanterns (that seriously reminded us of New Mexico’s gorgeous star filled nights). And even though it was a little bit cold outside, these babes were totally up for romantics both outside in La Posada’s amazing courtyards and inside the infamous Staab house.

Congrats Tyler and Cassie, you raised the bar for amazing little Sunday weddings. We adore you both so much!

Vendor
Venue - La Posada de Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination + Lettering - Just Lovely Weddings
Florals - Placed by Polito
Cake - Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Rentals + Star Lanterns - AA Tents and Events
Hair - Santiago Romero
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna + Betty Rose by Ashley
Stationary - Karli Strohchein Art
Bridal Gown - Randy Fenoli
Bridal Boutique - White Lace Bridal
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Earrings + Boutique - Molly Phillips Jewelry from Dos Femmes
Groom’s Attire - Men’s Wearhouse
DJ - Dream Factory Productions
Second Photographer - Bre Bloomquist

Photos by Alicia + Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Trey + Clara, an Old Town Albuquerque Engagement

Even though they weren’t typical high school sweethearts, Trey and Clara met through mutual friends in their small hometown of Las Cruces, NM. About six years after initially meeting each other, these two ran into each other by chance at a bar during Thanksgiving break and shortly after, Trey asked Clara out on an official date. They went to a local coffee shop called Milagro and Clara said that it was the best two hour date she had ever been on! Trey even visited Clara three days later when she had returned to Durango, CO where she was attending college and ended up meeting her parents for the first time during that trip. Ever since, these lovers have been inseparable.

Next April these total babes will tie the knot in Ruidoso, NM on their family owned property. Their classic, yet rustic wedding will have a special focus on the gorgeous nature of the space! We can’t hardly wait for Trey and Clara’s big day, spring can’t come soon enough!

P.S. can you believe this total babe Clara did her own hair and makeup in the car for this session?!

Photos by Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Randy + Elizabeth, a Santa Fe Opera Wedding

Randy and Elizabeth’s love story may have began in San Francisco (where they currently live with their pup Ryno), but these two traveled all the way to sweet Santa Fe, NM for a simple, yet elegant wedding at the ever iconic Santa Fe Opera.

These two met just over four years ago where they bonded over their mutual love for tacos and coffee and after a few years together, Randy proposed on Thanksgiving Day.

Randy and Elizabeth took destination wedding to a whole new level with the most incredible prep and wedding venues. Elizabeth got ready at the quaint and incredible, Hacienda Rose just off downtown Santa Fe (we’re still swooning over this place’s wonderful New Mexican details and endless adobe architecture). We loved Elizabeth’s effortless yet understated glam wedding day style, from her sleek Monique Lhuillier gown accented with a jeweled BHLDN belt to her glitter encrusted Jimmy Choo pumps, this bride knows how to pull off one of our favorite subtle glamorous looks of the year! Elizabeth also included her grandmother’s turquoise broach (that she had purchased in Santa Fe many years ago) on her bouquet as her something blue. We were so excited to capture their first look at the opera and, of course, explore the wildly enchanting grounds for plenty of stunning romantics.

Besides getting to party at the world famous Santa Fe Opera, Randy and Elizabeth’s guests were also treated to a little Jessie Baca and Viva Flora magic including pashmina wraps to keep out the early October chill, the dreamiest guest seating signage, and all the dusty denim/blush/rose gold table accents for days!

We’ll probably never be over this day or these two babes! Congrats Randy + Elizabeth, you two were an absolute dream.

Vendors
Venue - Santa Fe Opera
Bridal Prep Venue - Hacienda Rose
Planning + Coordination - Jessie Baca
Florals - Viva Flora
Rentals + Catering - Adobo Catering
Hair + Makeup - The Vanity
Bridal Gown - Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes - Jimmy Choo
Bridal Accessories - BHLDN
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Galleria (San Francisco)
Groom’s Suit - Zegna
Officiant - Seth Manifredi
Pianist - George Holdcroft
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Transportation - Santa Fe Valet Limosine Service
Second Photographer - Bre Bloomquist

Photos by Alicia + Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Bridal Accessories

There are tons of wedding details that excite us as we finally approach a wedding day. One of the many things we get excited about is the bridal style and all of the bridal details. From southwestern inspired statement jewelry to luxurious fur coats for winter weddings to the classic and clean bridal look, our brides always bring the fire when it comes to accessorizing. We found a few of our favorite veils, clutches, and hair pieces as well because there is seriously a look for every soon to be wifey out there. Whether you’re traditional and simple or modern and boho chic, we’ve included a little something for everyone. We can’t wait to see what details our future brides are going to rock for us to swoon over!

Venues
Los Pobalnos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
SITE Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza
La Posada de Santa Fe
Santa Fe Opera
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gerald Peters Gallery
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Garden of the Gods Park (Colorado Springs)

Photos by Alicia , Bre and Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Fall Wedding Gowns

With November quickly approaching and cooler weather on the way, we’re beyond excited for gorgeous winter brides, but we couldn’t help but shout out some of the absolutely dreamy brides we’ve captured during fall, aka the best season out there! Long sleeve elegance, floral appliqué details, and moody, vintage designs are just a few on the many reasons why we adore fall bridal style so much. From the simple and classic brides to the surprising, yet gorgeous brides, we’re always so lucky to capture so much beauty around this time of year. Scroll through to find your next wedding gown obsession.

Wedding Gown Designers + Boutiques
Jenny Packham
Jodi Moylan
White on Daniel Island
Pronovias
Bridal Boutique Lewisville
Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Galleria San Francisco
Uptown Bride
Teresa Romero Atelier
Enzoani
Randy Fenoli
White Lace Bridal
David’s Bridal
Maggie Sottero
d’Anelli Bridal
Kelly Faetanini
Emma and Grace Bridal Studio

Wedding Venues
Grace and St.Stephan’s Episcopal Church + Garden of the Gods Park
La Fonda on the Plaza
Hacienda Rose + The Santa Fe Opera
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Ghost Ranch
La Posada de Santa Fe
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar
Casa Rondeña Winery

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre & Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Styled Sunday - an Eldorado Hotel Wedding with Rocky Mountain Bride

Last year, we embarked on an incredible journey with Rocky Mountain Bride through the eclectic, enchanting hallways of Eldorado Hotel and Spa. From start to finish, Eldorado Hotel captivates at every turn with the perfect blend of traditional Santa Fe style and modern elegance.

We started this amazing day in the airy bridal suite adjacent to Eldorado’s chapel. Broad skylights and expansive space make this prep area an absolute dream for brides and photographers alike. Next we were enchanted by Eldorado’s simple, yet incredibly enchanting chapel, La Capilla de Oro. Inspired by Spanish colonial art, the gold gilded alter of La Capilla de Oro is perfect for any wedding and stands out beautifully against the pure white walls of this little ceremony space. Paired with vintage Elipale chairs and stellar greenery, this alter was fit for royalty!

Our dreamy bride and groom also roamed through the colorful rooms and hallways of Casa España where they were treated to cocktails and appetizers at an incredibly vibrant bar. And finally, we capped off this perfect day with a reception on Eldorado’s rooftop. Overlooking the iconic Santa Fe Plaza and with an incredible view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Eldorado’s sky-high patio is the perfect place to finish off an amazing wedding.

From Magnolia Event Company’s brilliant design plan to our bride’s delicate Lea-Ann Belter gown to Rocky Mountain Bride pulling everything together, this sublime day made us fall in love with Eldorado Hotel all over again.

This dream of a day was also published by Rocky Mountain Bride in 2017

Vendors
Venue + Catering - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Planning - Rocky Mountain Bride
Design - Magnolia Event Company
Florals - Table and Vase
Yucca + Agave - Oscar’s Tree and Landscaping
Sweets - American Pie Bakery
Bridal Gown - Lea Ann Belter
Bridal Boutique - Felice Bridal
MUA - C. Johnson Makeup
Stationary - Letterpress Made
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Couple - Jimmie + Lorissa

Photos by Alicia Padilla of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography