Carter + Carrie, a Colorful Jewish Wedding at La Fonda

This summer we’ve been so lucky to capture so many amazing couples, but Carter and Carrie’s special day in Santa Fe had us on cloud nine. These two babes had the prettiest day and the sweetest love story behind it all.

Carter and Carrie met when they were only 10 years old at summer camp and spent every single summer around each other until they were 18 (major heart eyes). They remained friends through college and after ending up in Dallas, TX at the same time in life, they decided to stop low-key crushing on each other and give their sweet little relationship a go! Eventually, Carter proposed to Carrie at Zilker Park in Austin, TX while they were walking their pup Ruby. While planning their big day, these two made numerous trips to Santa Fe in addition to celebrating with engagement parties in both El Paso, TX and Dallas, TX. During their wedding weekend, Carter and Carrie made sure that their friends and family got to experience Santa Fe in some of the best ways, with both traditional New Mexican cuisine and by visiting a local Santa Fe farmer’s market!

These lovers had the prettiest details on their amazing June day. By mixing Jewish traditions with modern touches, Carter and Carrie encompassed the best of both worlds when it comes to weddings. They had the most intimate first look followed by a memorable ceremony under a traditional Jewish Chuppa (that almost blew off with unpredictable New Mexico weather, but was saved by multiple family members!) that gave us all the feels. The ladies at Florigraphy Flowers (who also knew Carrie’s family from an El Paso farmers market!) gave us major life with the some of the most colorful floral arrangements we’ve seen all season. After some of the cutest romantics in one of our favorite little Santa Fe alleys and up on La Fonda’s balcony, these two partied away with a first dance to “Country Roads” by John Denver and a traditional Jewish horah dance (where the bride and groom are both lifted up in chairs).

We loved every second we got to spend with these genuine, super sweet souls, cheers to Mr and Mrs Payne! We adore you guys!

Vendors
Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza
Florals - Floriography Flowers
MUA - Al Varela Cosmetics
Hair - Beauty Bar Santa Fe
Bridal Gown - Paloma Blanca Bridal
Bridal Boutique - Serendipity Bridal
Bridal Shoes - Stuart Weitzman
Groom’s Attire - Bonobos
Stationary - K. Laine Design Studio
Envelope Painting - Suzanne Schwartz (Family Friend)
Officiant - Rabbi Ben Zeidman
Cake - Chocolate Maven
Music - Diamond Empire Band
Lead Photographer - Ashley
Second Photographer - Kama

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