Jake + Angela, a Sandia Wedding

Even though Jake and Angela just tied the knot this September we’ve known these sweet lovers, and their two precious daughters for many years! Getting to hang out with them on their big day was a huge honor for our team and was such a amazing day to be a part of, we loved getting to capture the love of a couple that feels like family to us!

Jake and Angela met at the end of 2012 while Jake was out celebrating a work promotion and Angela was celebrating the completion of her Masters degree. Jake asked Angela to dance (with the wax on wax off dance) and the rest is history. Over the past 7 years, these two have had two beautiful daughters, welcomed three dogs into their home, and bought a house together! For them, this wedding was the cherry on top of an already beautiful life!

Although we haven’t captured a wedding Sandia Event Center since 2016, Jake and Angela’s big day was the perfect welcome back. Everything from this couple’s gorgeous navy and burgandy details, to dreamy romantics during blue hour to a first dance with their daughters to “Blessed” by Thomas Rhett was nothing short of perfection.

Vendors
Venue - Sandia Event Center
Florals - For the Love of Flowers
Invitations - Shutterfly
Signage - Esty
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Shoes - Jewel by Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Earrings + Headpiece - Luxe Bride Co
Bride’s Ring - Mark’s Diamonds
Flower Girl Dresses - Fattie Pie Dresses
Groom’s Attire - Suits Unlimited
Groom’s Wedding Band - Manly Bands
Officiant - Denovo Concierge Pastors
Cake - Simply Sweet by Darci
Videography - Southwest Wedding Films
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Adam + Jill, a Los Poblanos Wedding

Adam and Jill, two lovers that we can’t say enough sweet things about, made it last name official early this past August at Los Poblanos in the heart of the Albuquerque North Valley. We are so grateful for these two and their open, kind hearts who rolled with the tides on their wedding day!

Adam and Jill met through mutual friends after Jill moved to New Mexico from Chicago and after their first date, they knew it was meant to be! Adam proposed to Jill on vacation in Chicago and the rest was history!

On their wedding day it rained, it poured, and then it rained some more, but despite the change of plans Adam and Jill made the day about their love story and their loved ones! Along with her gorgeous Pronovias gown and sweet Kate Spade Keds, Jill’s details were so simple and elegant, yet sooo fun. We adored their framed, glass signage and all of the subtle purple accents these lovers tucked into their day. And can we just say that capturing they romantics was just a dream? We love seeing sweet souls who are so in love where nothing else matters come wedding day! Still over the moon about these two and their love for each other and their families. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Harrington, we love you guys!!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Coordination - Chelsea Martinez (Los Poblanos)
Florist - Agave Florist
Hair + MUA - DRS Color Studio
Bridal Gown - Pronovias
Bridal Boutique - Schaffer’s (Scottsdale, AZ)
Bride’s Shoes - Vince Camuto + Kate Spade for Keds
Officiant - Bishop Dave
Ceremony Music - Giovanni Storing Quartet
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Photo Booth - ABQ Party Pix
Lead Photographer - Ashley
Second Photographer - Bre
Assistant - Jaclyn

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - A Wedding Band or A Wedding DJ?

There are soooo many incredible wedding day choices to make before you walk down the aisle and say “I do”, but perhaps one of the easier & more exciting decisions is whether to hire a band or a DJ for your big day. Here’s a few different things to consider when choosing between the two.

Things to Consider

- Wedding Style: What type of wedding are you planning? Is it going to be an elegant destination affair? A big band or a string quartet might be your best bet. Are you throwing an all night dance party after your vows? An experienced DJ that knows all of your favorite tunes & can bring in some fun light features might be a good choice.

- Cost: While both can be a costly investment (rightfully so), bands tend to be on the more expensive side due to the nature of live music. DJs tend to be the less costly option, but it’s important to find one that is truly experienced and will listen to all your requests.

- Type of Music: Bands can be great when you want musicians that can amp up an entire room and bring their own unique personalities to their music and performance. Plus, there’s just something magical about having live, in-your-face music. Meanwhile, DJs are able to play a large variety of songs/take requests from guests, & create an awesome ambiance all while working as stellar MCs for the entire reception.. Something that even the most amazing live bands sometimes lack in (taking the lead role of mc).

Featured Bands - Diamond Empire Band, Bounce Band, Caldwell Entertainment

Featured DJs - Cutmaster Music, Dream Factory Productions

Real Life Love Stories
Kirk + Taylor at Loretto Chapel + La Fonda on the Plaza
Ryan + Cristina at Prairie Star
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Loren + Julia at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
David + Lauren at La Fonda on the Plaza
Randy + Elizabeth at The Santa Fe Opera
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Josh + Roushan at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

Fave Weddings - Bre's Picks

Our third photog sister in our little squad is the amazingly talented Bre who, in addition to owning her own newborn/maternity photography company, also second shoots and sometimes lead shoots for our team! She’s helped us capture some of the most fun weddings the last few years and she’s shouted out her fave moments here on the blog!

Shaun + Jessie (coming soon to our blog) at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast- I love how laid back this couple was. They had a small intimate wedding in a gorgeous venue, a bed and breakfast. Their guests were really sweet and fun as well! My favorite guests at a wedding.

Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera- This wedding was very classy, and I loved it! It had the most gorgeous view, and the navy/rose gold combo was to die for!

Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe- This wedding was the most fun of the year. With Scott being in the creative industry as well, he had a lot of image ideas and they were fun! Plus, the fun black and white wall at their venue was so awesome.

Sarah + Oriol at Gerald Peters Gallery - These out of town lovers just had the most beautiful, intimate unique wedding because their ceremony and reception were both at an art museum. I loved it, and his accent!

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

Mack + Shelby, a Winter Wedding at Four Seasons Santa Fe

Mack and Shelby, where do we even begin? These babes actually went to the same high school, however their paths didn’t cross until they both attended college at Texas A&M. After dating for a bit, the pair separated, only to later on realize how special they were to each other! They reunited and later on decided that it was a forever thing. Mack, being major #husbandgoals, told us that not only is Shelby beautiful and caring, but that she is truly the light of his life. We don’t have enough words (or enough tears) for this sweet little love story!

These babes tied the knot in December 2018 at our favorite, cozy mountain getaway, Four Seasons Santa Fe. With a touch of magic and pure boho glam from Amy and her team at For the Love Events and Rust Vintage, this day was out of this world. We still wish we could keep the velvet accent furniture and neon sign from this day! Our gals at Floriography Flowers came through with the perfect moody, winter floral arrangement and made sure that every single detail was amazing. And besides the amazing design, Mack and Shelby made sure that all of their guests (and vendors too!) were well taken care of for the entire night. These little lovers helped us close out our 2018 wedding season in the most perfect way! Congrats Mr and Mrs Paulson, we love y’all so much!

Vendors
Venue - Four Seasons Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - For the Love Events
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Paper Goods - Letterpress Made
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Martina Liana Bridal
Bridal Boutique - Pasty’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire - Ted Baker
Groomsmen Attire - The Combatant Gentleman
Cake - Cake Odyssey
DJ - Cutmaster Music

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