Gustav + Jackie, a New Mexico Engagement

If there’s one thing we adore about engagements besides capturing gorgeous, wildly romantic moments, its when we get to hang out with fun loving, silly-in-love couples. These cuties met in 2013 when they were both working as camp counselors. One holiday season Jackie made a “detour” from Colorado to Oklahoma to see Gustav on her way to visit family in Texas and the rest is history. In the fall of 2018, Gustav proposed to Jackie during a deep woods camping trip in Colorado.

While these lovers are from different places (Gustav is from Gallup, NM and Jackie is from Durango, CO), they have shared love for the Southwest and especially for green Chile! They’ll be moving to Seattle with their cat Pockets where Gustav will attend law school and where Jackie will continue her career as a theater educator.

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding is set to be a rustic, fun, southwestern party this June! We can’t hardly wait to capture these lovebirds in our favorite little Albuquerque spot, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm!

Wedding Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

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

Bridal Inspo - a Serene Spring Bridal Session

Just in time for spring, we have the perfect, neutral toned bridal session to help give you some subtle wedding inspo. We highlighted a gorgeous, minimalist bridal dress alongside a pretty pastel bouquet for a bridal session that was both laid-back and completely glam. Check out more of this session for the perfect start to the new season.

Vendors
Venue - New Mexico
MUA - Angelique Martinez
Florals - 21 Flowers
Bridal Gown - Alyssa Kristin
Model - Corina Wilson

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

Fave Weddings - Ashley's Picks

Our girl Ashley, aka the sweetest most genuine photog sister around, lead shoots about half of our weddings each year. She picked her four faves from 2018 and we have the gorgeous highlights here!

Ashley:
Addie and Walker's wedding was classic perfection made better by the sweetest couple and the most adorable fur babies. Addie was gorgeous and so go with the flow the entire day. They both made the entire day so easy and truly a joy to photograph. 

Lucia and Michael were so much fun. The amount of joy that those two had was undeniable. Their senses of humor made the entire day so memorable. They never needed to be posed, just being always so open with their affection for one another! 

Blake and Jennie's wedding in Colorado Springs was a dream! The venue, flowers, and all the other details were a dream. Walking through Garden of the Gods was incredible and Jennie climbing up the rocks in her heels like it was no big deal will remain one of my favorite memories. 

Delaney and Josh's wedding went off without a hitch. Delaney was so amazingly prepared and made sure everything was organized and on schedule! We had so much fun riding around in the golf cart and hitting up so many gorgeous spots for romantics.”

Our Real Life Love Stories
Walker + Addie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club

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

Real Weddings - Winter Reception Inspo

During the chilliest months of the year, the weather might be windy, cold, and unpredictable, but we can’t help but gush over the cozy reception arrangements our brides and grooms make for winter weddings! From moody floral arrangements paired with black and gold accents to festive boho details and designs to the more subtle and soft color palettes, we’re overall smitten with weddings during this season! Scroll through to find your latest obsession and follow any of the links below to see our favorite design teams and florists in action on some of our favorite wedding days!

Our Real Life Love Stories + Styled Sessions
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rocker Romance at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Marble Daydreams Bridal Shoot
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Alysia at El Monte Sagrado
Josue + Brandy at Noah’s Event Venue

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

Colton + Lindsey, a Snowy New Mexico Engagement

If there’s anything we love more than a fairytale proposal its when it takes place at Disneyworld! Colton and Lindsey met when they were only 12 years old, but flash forward to October 2018 when Colton popped the question at the Happiest Place on Earth in front of Lindsey’s family. We can’t wait for their dream day this fall at Hyatt Regency Tamaya!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna

Photos by Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
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

Billy + Faith, a Snowy Santa Fe Anniversary

We usually don’t get to capture sweet anniversaries with couples so when Faith, owner and boss babe of Faith Woods Events, told us that she and her hubby were celebrating 5 years and wanted to shoot with us, we were over the moon! Not only is Faith adorable (especially with her incredible boo Billy), but she is also an amazing event coordinator based out of Northern Alabama. We were so thrilled to be a highlight of their little getaway to Santa Fe this winter, come back soon lovers!!!

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