Vendor Feature - Just Lovely Weddings + Darling Details Rentals

If you’re looking for a local New Mexico wedding planner and rental vendor that pulls together dreamy big day details, you’ll probably fall in love with Just Lovely Weddings and Darling Details Rentals, both run by our sweet friend Lauren Mestas. Based out of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, these two incredible little businesses help streamline wedding day planning and help make bridal daydreams a reality. From Southwestern chic to classically elegant to uniquely personal, Just Lovely Weddings and Darling Details know how to pull off just about any type of wedding you can think up! We can’t wait to see what Lauren and her team have up their sleeves for us this wedding season!

Wedding Vendors
Just Lovely Weddings
Darling Details Rentals

Featured Love Stories
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Tyler + Jordan at La Fonda on the Plaza
Gary + April at La Mesita Ranch
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Michael + Caitlin at Old Town and El Zocalo
David + Lauren at La Fonda on the Plaza
Shane + Megan at a Private Estate in Albuquerque, NM
Gil + Joanna at La Posada de Santa Fe
Trenton + Aston at Loretto

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

La Fonda on the Plaza - A Venue Feature

One of the best things about our sweet little job is how much time we get to spend in Santa Fe every year. Our capital city lies just to the north of our home base of Albuquerque and there is seriously magic around every corner of The City Different. From quaint adobe buildings to the historic plaza to some of the best New Mexican cuisine in the state, Santa Fe is seriously a gold mine for locals and visitors alike. It comes as no surprise that soooo many of our out of state couples select good old SF as the prime place to tie the knot and their number one destination is our home away from home, iconic La Fonda on the Plaza.

Not only is La Fonda memorable, but it is also incredibly significant to Santa Fe’s history. Initially founded in 1607 as Santa Fe’s first inn, La Fonda’s site is also the oldest hotel corner in the United States of America. However, the building that still stands today and has continually been loved and adored by New Mexicans and travelers alike wasn’t built until 1922. It features architectural influences by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and John Gaw Meem including hand carved beams, ethereal stained glass window skylight, and a 25 foot cathedral ceiling. More info on this beautiful space can be found on La Fonda’s website.

We’ve spent a whole lot of time at this very special place over the past few years and we can’t wait to return later on in 2019 for even more beauty.

Our Real Love Stories
David + Lauren
Tyler + Jordan
Kirk + Taylor
Chris + Alexa
Derek + Brigiette

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

Table Setting Inspo

When we’re not obsessing over the amazing pre-wedding details our couples always bring to wedding days, falling in love with first looks, or crying our eyes out during ceremonies, you can find our team swooning over reception table details at basically every single wedding we capture. We’re seriously so lucky that every couple we work with brings their a-game to all of the little touches that make receptions so special. From the clean and classic, to the glittering and pastel, to the rustic and boho chic, girly and glam, muted and minimalistic .. we’re not sure what our favorite has been so far because we’re in love with every set up! Shout out to the rockstar planners and rental companies we’ve worked with, y’all know how to make wedding day dreams come true!

Coorinators + Planners
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca
Just Lovely Weddings
Rocky Mountain Bride

Rentals
Rust Vintage
Darling Details Rentals
Adobo Catering
AA Events and Tents
Ocassion Services

Venues
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
La Posada de Santa Fe
Santa Fe Opera
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
La Fonda on the Plaza
Ghost Ranch
Four Seasons Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
El Zocalo
La Mesita Ranch

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

David + Lauren, a fall wedding at La Fonda in Santa fe

This September we kicked off the first official day of fall with David and Lauren’s incredibly gorgeous (and honestly perfect) wedding at La Fonda on the Plaza. From wine colored bridesmaid dresses to dark floral arrangements to the loveliest long-sleeve, lace Pronovias gown, this day was a dream and a half!

These Dallas babes met while playing co-ed kickball (Lauren wanted a drink and David just happened to be chilling right by the cooler) and have had the coolest adventures ever since. From countless trips to Disney (vacations that inspired their song choices for Lauren’s bridal entrance and the couple’s grand entrance) to getting engaged in their fave Texas wine county (and eating bomb German food after) where they had their first anniversary years ago.

Being the ultimate husband goals that he is, David helped out with a ton of the wedding planning (with zero complaints) and suggested the delicate tambourines for their post ceremony parade and their chili favors! Together, David and Lauren decided on La Fonda due to its incredible history and all of its insanely beautiful views (honestly we’ve never caught a bad angle of this dreamy venue).

We’re soooo beyond thankful for gracious, wonderful, and downright fun couples like these lovers! Cheers babes, we’ll never forget your incredible day!!!!

Vendors
Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza
Planning + Coordination - Just Lovely Weddings
Rentals - Darling Details Rentals
Florals - Renegade Floral
Ribbon + Silks - Honey Silk & Co.
MUA - Madeline McCue Makeup
Bridal Gown - Pronovias
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Boutique Lewisville
Bride’s Shoes - Madewell
Bride’s Ring Box - Your Heart’s Content
Invitations - Minted
Glass Signage - Etsy
Officiant - Paul Martinez
Cake - Maggie’s Cakes
Biscochito Favors - Chocolate Maven
DJ - Dream Factory Productions

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