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

Wedding Inspo - Bridal Hair

With our official wedding season kicking off in only a few short weeks, our team wanted to share our favorite bridal hair styles from last season. We are still super in love with all of these dainty updos, long braided styles, and floral adorned beauties.

We can’t wait to see how this seasons brides absolutely kill the bridal glam game!

A Few of Our Fave Hairstylists
Genica Lee
Santiago Romero
The Vanity
Chrome Salon and Blowout Bar (Santa Fe)
Jewel Hair Design
The Beauty Bar (Santa Fe)
The Honeycomb Beauty Studio
DRS Colorstudio
Madeline McCue

Photos by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Sweets

At almost every single wedding out there, you’ll find a gorgeous wedding cake and maybe a few other sweet treats, but a few of our couples have gone the extra mile and made other delicious sweets the centerpieces of their big days. We’ve seen sooo many yummy treats, from classic donut walls to mini pies to personalized macaroons to mochi ice cream to s’mores pits! And trust us, its impossible to pick a favorite alternative dessert because they’re all really THAT amazing! We’re stoked to see what incredible creations our future couples surprise us with on wedding days!

A Few of Our Favorite Bakers/Treat Creators
Emerald Pie Bakery
Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Chocolate Maven
Kakawa Chocolate House
Flying Star Cafe
Planty Sweet
Rebel Donut
Bubbie Homemade Ice Cream
Dolce Bakery
Bizzy B Cakes
American Pie Bakery
Cake Fetish
The S’more Pit
Whoos Donuts

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

Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Favors

A favorite little wedding day details that our team adores is wedding guest favors. Whether they’re small and thoughtful or more involved, this tiny little ‘thank you’ isn’t quickly overlooked by guests. And while they’re not a mandatory wedding day item, they certainly go the extra mile in making guests feel extra love and appreciation on your special day. Our friends over at Forever Wedding Favors sent us some of their amazing, favorite thank you gifts and we found our personal faves from the last few years!

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

Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave First Dance Songs

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a whole lot of amazing first dances, but there’s are a few that have stuck with us and that made us feel all the feels. Whether it was the gorgeous natural lighting of an outdoor wedding, some rad dance moves, or a super unique song choice (e.g. LOVE by Kendrick Lamar or a Childish Gambino cover of So Into You), some of our favorite first dances have absolutely swept us off our feet.

We’ve each included some of our favorite first dance/love song selections so you can have the BEST dance party this weekend (or at your own wedding).

Alicia’s Picks
Dive - Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel? - Ed Sheeran
Stay With You - John Legend
In My Veins - Andrew Belle
Your Song (cover) - Ellie Goulding
Thinkin’ Bout You (cover) - Daniela Andrade
LOVE - Kendrick Lamar
Harvest Moon - Neil Young (and the cover of it by Poolside)
To Build a Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Anything by Sleeping At Last, because let's be real, it just doesn't get dreamier.

Jaclyn’s Picks
Everything - Ella Mai ft. John Legend
Woman - Honne
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Best Part - H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar
I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole ft. Natalie Cole
Baby I’m Yours (cover) - Arctic Monkeys
Lights Down Low - MAX ft. gnash

Ashley’s Picks
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry Me - Train
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
You and Me - Lifehouse
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Bre’s Picks
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Everything - Michael Buble
All of Me - John Legend
Work Song - Hozier
Let It Go - James Bay

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