Wedding Inspo - First Look Moments

One of the biggest decisions to be made for your wedding is whether or not to do a first look, and if you know one thing about our gang its that we ADORE first looks!

The biggest bonus, besides being able to shake off some of the pre-ceremony jitters, is that with a first look you and your hunny get even more time alone together on your wedding day (something that is surprisingly hard to get on the biggest day of your lives!). In addition to extra time, you get a few special, quiet moments together to take in how gorgeous/handsome your future spouse looks without anyone else around (except for us of course!). Although some might argue that seeing each other before walking down the aisle takes away from emotional reactions, we couldn’t disagree more. In fact, first looks just add to that magic because you get to experience seeing your lover in front of all of your friends and family too!

There’s also the major plus of getting extra photos together during and after a first look! And who doesn’t want even more gorgeous wedding photos without having to stress about squeezing in all of the romantics into the day after the ceremony? And with a first look you can also get wedding party and family photos done which means that everyone gets to enjoy alllll of cocktail hour!

We could seriously list off five million reasons why first looks are amazing, but we’ll let all of our couples in this special post do the talking for us!

Our Real Life Love Stories
Chris + Ari at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Jason + Natalie at La Fonda on the Plaza (coming soon to the blog)
Colton + Lindsey at Hyatt Tamaya
John + Anna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Morgan + Mattie at Las Campanas
Geoff + Jocelyn at Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe
Ryan + Jennifer at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Carter + Carrie at La Fonda on the Plaza
James + Lauren at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Shaun + Jessie at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
David + Lauren at La Fonda on the Plaza
Drew + Lauren at La Mesita Ranch Estate (coming soon to the blog)
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Jake + Angela at Sandia Event Center
Jon + Paige at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

Morgan + Mattie, a Southwestern Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

To kick off their epic wedding weekend, Morgan and Mattie (aka the dreamiest little couple from Texas) had a Southwestern inspired rehearsal dinner and invited us to capture it! From the cutest little ceramic name placards to Mattie’s custom (and insanely cool!) cowboy boots, this intimate night was the perfect prelude to these babes’ epic day!!!

Vendors
Venue - Las Campanas
Planning + Coordination - A Beautiful Theme
Rehearsal Dinner Florals - A Beautiful Theme
Chargers + Name Tags - Darling Details
Linens - La Tavola Fine Linens + BBJ Linens
Bride’s Custom Boots - Miron Crosby

Rehearsal Dinner Photography by Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Morgan + Mattie, a Big Colorful Las Campanas Santa Fe Wedding

In late July we were beyond lucky enough to capture Texas sweethearts Morgan and Mattie during their epic wedding weekend. From rehearsal dinner to wedding day, these to were nothing short of sweet, fun, and overall a dream couple! Their love story kicked off its next chapter in Santa Fe, but these babes had the cutest beginning.

Morgan and Mattie met over five years ago a bar called Reinfields Corner in Dallas, TX. Morgan made a big move by approaching Mattie and her group of friends with fireball shots. These two hit it off instantly and had their first date a week later. Flash forward to July 2018 when Mattie and Morgan visited Santa Fe. Mattie, who is incredibly hard to surprise, was completely surprised when Morgan popped the question at the Nedra Matteucci art gallery!

Mattie and Morgan wanted to make it last name official in Santa Fe and selected some of our all time favorite vendor pals to make their dream day a gorgeous reality. Floriography Flowers brought the lush, maximalist florals to this day, our literal angel Genica Lee made Mattie even more beautiful than normal with the prettiest hair + makeup, and Ashley of A Beautiful Theme made sure that every last detail and design at Las Campanas was absolutely stunning! Mattie paired the classic couture of her Reem Acra dress with the coolest custom cowboy boot from Miron Crosby and we are soooo here for that bridal western wear. To make this day even more fun, Mattie and Morgan not only brought their chocolate lab Bingley to New Mexico as their Best Dog (he even got a floral wreath to wear for the day), but they also gave him the ultimate honor of being part of their wedding day hashtag ,and our favorite one yet tbh, #bingelygetsadad.

We wish that every single wedding could be as insanely gorgeous, detailed oriented, and wonderfully fun as this day! Congrats to Mr and Mrs Mitchell, we love y’all (and Bingley too)!

Vendors
Venue - Las Campanas
Planning + Coordination - A Beautiful Theme
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Tents + Rentals - Occasion Services and Events
Glass Painted Signs - Darling Details
Invitations - Southern Fried Paper
Calligraphy - The Left Handed Calligrapher
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Getting Ready Dresses - Mi Golondrina
Bridal Gown - Reem Acra
Bridal Veil - Monvieve
Bridal Gown - Warren Barron Bridal
Bride’s Boots - Miron Crosby
Bridesmaid Dresses - Bella Bridesmaids + Jenny Yoo Collection + Amsale Bridesmaids
Groom + Groomsmen Attire - The Black Tux
Groom’s Boots - Lucchese
Place Cards + Table Numbers - Lauren Jacks Calligraphy
Table Linens - La Tavola Fine Linen + BBJ Linens
Watercolor Crest - Pearly Gates Designs
Band - Diamond Empire Band
Lead Photographer - Ashley
Second Photographer - Briana
Assistant - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography