Wedding Inspo - Bridal Shoes Second Edition

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we’re pretty sure that gorgeous bridal shoes come in a close second place! We’re forever envying these pretty styles: dainty nude heels, sparkly couture pumps, vintage boots, subtlety beautiful flats, and of course those bright, bold colorful stilettos! We don’t blame you if you feel the need to make a little extra room in your closet after this blog, our brides brought some of the most amazing shoe style out there to their wedding days!

Shoe Designers
Christian Louboutin
Kelly and Katie
Enzo Angiolini
Brian Atwood
The Gap (vintage boots)
Badgley Mischka
Steve Madden
Stuart Weitzman
Jimmy Choo
Lucky Brand
Pelle Moda
Tieks
INC by Macy’s
Kate Spade x Keds
Blue by Betsey Johnson
Aldo
Madewell

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

Engagement Inspo - Old Town Albuquerque

When it comes to engagements, everyone that knows our little team knows how much we just love exploring national parks and beautiful nature reserves around our sweet little Southwestern state, but we never say know to an engagement session in Old Town Albuquerque. Decked out with the coolest adobe buildings, subtle New Mexican details, and plenty of unique charm, this special little part of Albuquerque always gets us in our feels. If you’re looking for a cozy spot for your engagement session without going into the wilderness, Old Town might just be the perfect fit.

Featured Engagement Sessions
Trey + Clara
Tyler + Jordan
Dillon + Stehpanie
Jason + Ryan

Engagement Sessions by Ashley + Brittany of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Desert Florals

For our little team, being located in the gorgeous state of New Mexico means that we get to experience all of the amazing traditions, tastes, and beauty of the Southwest. One of our all time favorite details we get to see in both everyday life and on wedding days are desert florals. Our hearts are so happy that more and more of our brides and grooms are embracing some of our most beloved desert plants and flowers in both live florals and desert inspired details. From cacti to succulents to pampas grass to protea flowers, all of these hot climate beauties are something to behold. Check out some of our favorite desert florals for lots of Southwestern inspo!

Featured Florists
Placed by Polito
Viva Flora
Renegade Floral
Floriography Flowers
Barton’s Flowers

Featured Planners + Coordinators
Just Lovely Weddings
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca
Jessica Wonder Events


Weddings + Styled Shoots by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - Genica Lee Hair and MUA

It’s about dang time we feature one of the baddest in the game: the one and only Genica Lee! There is just so much to say about this precious little love and not enough time or space on our little corner of the internet. Beyond Genica’s IMMENSE talent for hair AND makeup, and her timeliness, and professionalism she brings on a bride’s wedding day, there lies one of the kindest, most radiant, supportive, and simply wonderful humans we’ve ever met.

Alicia and Genica go way back when to the very first time Alicia first dipped her toes into the editorial side of the wedding world. She was one of the few wedding vendors who actually gave us a shot and not only shared her talents, but poured her heart out by styling hair for our first ever editorial wedding shoot.

Genica not only provides our brides with a 5 star service serving the most gorgeous, glam wedding looks we’ve ever seen but she also does it with the sweetest, brightest, and most joyful disposition. She is a light that shines oh so bright and here at Alicia Lucia Photography we are so grateful to work alongside someone like G who gives her all to our brides and does it always with the biggest, sweetest smile! Who wouldn’t want someone like that on their wedding day? Check out more of her gorgeous work below and be sure to give her a follow: @genicalee_hmua on Instagram

Hair and Makeup Angel - Genica Lee

Our Featured Weddings + Shoots
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos
Michael + Caitlin at Old Town Albuquerque + El Zocalo
Matthew + Kaya at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Ryan + Cristina at Prairie Star
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Duncan + Tatianna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Gustav + Jackie at Los Poblanos
Shaun + Jessie at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Erik + Jessa at Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Jon + Paige at Los Poblanos
Josh + Roushan at Los Poblanos
Marble Dreams Styled Shoot
Amy + Crystal at Los Poblanos
Braden + Emmaly at Los Poblanos

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

Garrett + April, a New Mexico Mountain Engagement

Garrett and April trekked up into the Sandia Mountains with us for a sweet, intimate engagement session in that dreamy golden hour light. Their session was the sweetest prelude to their little Casa Perea wedding this past weekend. We are thrilled to share even more of these lovers very very soon!!

Engagement Session by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Bridesmaid Style Second Edition

A little over a year ago we posted about some of our favorite bridesmaid styles out there and then were absolutely blown away by all of the amazing styles we’ve seen since. From having bridesmaids go the traditional route with the same dress, to choosing different styles in the same color, to full on mix-and-match gowns that align perfectly with wedding palettes— our brides just know how to help their besties look downright stunning for wedding days!

We can’t wait to see all of the girl squads for the rest of this season! Cheers to incredibly chic, amazing bride tribes!!!

Our Favorite + Featured Bridesmaid Designers
Morilee
Show Me Your Mumu
Revolve
BHLDN
David’s Bridal
ASOS
Banana Republic
J Crew
Jenny Yoo
Allure Bridals

Wedding Venues
Enchanted Vine Barn
Peter Hurd Guesthouse + Private Estate in San Patricio NM
La Posada de Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
La Mesita Ranch Estate
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Fonda on the Plaza
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Hacienda Dona Andrea

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

Qwist + Cara, a heartfelt wedding at Los Poblanos

We’ll never tire of reiterating how lucky we are to get to know the couples we capture, but every once in awhile, an out of this world love story comes along that not only knocks us off our feet, but also humbles us to be a part of it! Qwist and Cara’s 12 years in the making love story was just that and we’ll probably never, ever get over it.

Qwist and Cara met over a decade ago in Fort Collins, Colorado while attending an outdoor Common concert. They hit it off instantly when Qwist noticed Cara standing behind him and offered her a better view. They’ve been together ever since those first tender moments and Qwist proposed to Cara in the exact same spot they first met (followed by their families racing out with champagne to celebrate) *cue all the happy tears*.

These two had a heartfelt, genuine, downright beautiful wedding at our most favorite venue in town, Los Poblanos. Simplicity and minimalism not only ruled Qwist and Cara’s special day, but it allowed for their tender love story to shine through. From having Qwist’s grandmothers walk down the aisle as flower girls, to their group sing along of “Lean on Me” during the ceremony (never seen anything like that before, and it moved us to our core), to both the bride and groom including each sets of their parents during the mother/son and father/daughter dances, we can’t help but continually gush about how wildly special it was to witness this June wedding. Qwist and Cara share a love so tangible that it brings joy to everyone around them, thank you babes for letting us be a tiny part of this incredible love story!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning - Corazon Events
Florals - The Bouqs Co.
Invitations - Funky Olive Design
Hair - Briana Neverez
MUA - Nicole Cudzilo
Bridal Gown - Sarah Seven
Groom’s Attire - Bonobos
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Officiant - Cynthia Copeland

Wedding by Alicia + Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography