Winter Wedding Gowns

Even though summer and fall are our busiest seasons, we adore winter weddings and everything that makes them magical and unique. Winter brides bring a little something extra to wedding days, showcasing everything from fur coats to leather jackets to gorgeous lace and long sleeve details. There’s just something a little mysterious and super romantic about winter weddings and these gowns have us daydreaming year after year. Get ready to fall head over heels for these beauties and all of their glamorous details.

Gown Designers + Bridal Boutiques
Clarie Pettibone
Sweet Caroline Styles (ombre skirts)
Wild Rose Creative (leather jacket)
Lillian West by Justin Alexander
Alyssa Kristin
Maggie Sottero Designs
Mockingbird Bridal Boutique (Dallas, TX)
David’s Bridal
Unmentionables Lingerie
Martina Liana Bridal Designs
Patsy’s Bridal Boutique (Dallas, TX)
Lovely Bridal (Charleston, SC)
Bridal Elegance by Darlene (Albuquerque, NM)
Rue De Seine Bridal
Mia Solano
Luv Bridal Shop (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Styled Sunday - Desert Lovers

This fall, we asked one of our fan favorite couples, Dillon and Stephanie, to adventure with us into the New Mexico desert for some golden hour magic with a handful of extremely talented vendors. From the stunning florals the gals over at Renegade Floral brought, to Hello Jori’s delicate hand-lettering, to Emerald Pie Bakery’s sweet little personalized macaroons and pies, we were in heaven for one brief little evening.

Besides having amazing style, these lovers even brought their sweet pup Penny along and we were beyond thrilled to capture this sweet little family together! Here’s to more incredible twilight moments with gorgeous couples and stunning details!

Vendors
Venue - New Mexico
Florals - Renegade Floral
Silks + Ribbon - Honey Silks & Co
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
MUA - Betty Rose by Ashley
Signage - Hello Jori
Sweets - Emerald Pie Bar
Couple/Real Life Sweethearts - Dillon and Stephanie Blackerby

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

Shaun + Jessie, a Sarabande Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Last November we captured one of our favorite, intimate weddings of all time at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast. Shaun and Jessie had so many unique details, from a rainbow bouquet to stationary and custom roadrunner pins designed by the groom himself to amazing donuts instead of cake, we’re not even sure which part was our favorite.

These babes met almost a decade ago in Ohio when Jessie was working at a coffee shop and Shaun slowly but surely became one of her favorite regular customers. To her surprise, Shaun started working at the same coffee shop only a few weeks after they initially met! Eight years later, these lovers moved across the country with their pups to our amazing little desert state of New Mexico to start new jobs and a brand new chapter in their lives. In one of the coolest proposal twists we’ve ever heard of, Jessie asked Shaun to marry her with nothing but whiskey and a hair tie (that he even wore for a few days after).

Shaun and Jessie gave us major Jim and Pam vibes with their chill, genuine, down-to-earth love. We will probably never recover from their incredible day. Congrats babes, we love you both so much!!!

Vendors
Venue - Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Handheld Flowers - Bagel’s Florals
Reception Flowers - DIY
Stationary + Custom Roadrunner Pins - Shaun Pienllo (the groom)
Hair - Genica Lee
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Shoes - Lucky Brand
Groom’s Suit - Tweed Maker
Donuts - Rebel Donut


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

Dillon + Stephanie, a Hotel Albuquerque Wedding

Once in awhile we get to capture couples that not only have amazing love stories, but also serve up major couple goals. Dillon and Stephanie brought amazing style, details, and the most genuine love around to their modern, simple wedding at Hotel Albuquerque.

These babes went to high school together, but didn’t start dating until about a year after graduation when they met up by chance at a mutual friend’s house party.  Since then Dillon and Stephanie have had the most amazing years of being young and in love together (along with their pups too!)

Dillon set the bar sky high and proposed to Stephanie in New York City last fall. The two traveled with Stephanie’s family to celebrate her aunt’s wedding and on the final day of their trip these lovers finally stopped in Central Park (a spot they had been trying to revisit the entire trip) where Dillon asked Stephanie to be his wifey for lifey after over seven years of being together.

There were so many incredible little details from Dillon and Stephanie’s day that we adored, from Stephanie wearing a diamond necklace made of her grandmother’s wedding ring to having one of their best friends officiate their ceremony to everyone having a killer time on the dance floor! They even opted for a pre-ceremony drink together instead of the usual first look! We were seriously speechless over the breathtaking romantics our girls Ashley and Jen captured of these babes on the balcony of Hotel Chaco, we’re forever smitten with Dillon and Stephanie!  Huge congrats to the Blackerbys, we love you two little lovers so much!!

Vendors
Venue - Hotel Albuquerque
Florals - Ives Flower Shop
Stationary - Vista Print
Cake - Michelle Ortiz
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna/Betty Rose by AshleyHair - Marissa Wood
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Earrings - Bauble Bar
Bride’s Shoes - Pelle Moda
Bridesmaids’ Dresses - Jasmine Bridal Groom’s Attire - Men’s Wearhouse Videography - Jordee Arvin Pictures
Photo Booth - Complete Weddings and Events

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

Amy + Crystal, a Los Poblanos Wedding

Once in a while we are lucky enough to come across love stories that defy all odds and that truly make us believe in the power of love. Last year Crystal and Amy's story was just that and it was a story that defied the odds. These two beauties met by chance at a mutual friend's party in Denver, CO despite the fact that they were both living in Albuquerque, NM at the time.  Amy and Crystal both had the same lingering feeling, a pull that could only be fate bringing them together. Eventually, after being together for a little over a year, even after Amy had been relocated to Tucson, AZ due to her job in the United States Air Force, Amy proposed to Crystal during a gorgeous summer sunset in the desert.  And Crystal, of course, said yes!! They celebrated with an incredible fall wedding at Los Poblanos last year with moody florals, a beyond cool wedding party, and the dreamiest wedding gown (that Crystal worn like an absolute queen). 

This couple's love story was featured on Love Inc and we couldn't help but gush over these lovers' words about one another. Crystal even mentioned that she just knew Amy was her soulmate after seeing her laugh and hearing her voice for the first time. We're so beyond lucky to photograph so many amazing couples in our gorgeous home state of New Mexico, and Amy + Crystal were a wonderful, subtle reminder that true love is out there, you only need to have an open heart.

You can also check out this incredible Rocky Mountain Bride feature on these beauties!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos  Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Florals - Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
Cake - Andrea Schulte
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bridal Shoes - Badgley Mischka
Music + Guitarist - Shane Wallin
DJ - Cutmaster Music

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