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 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

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

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

Tyler + Jordan, a Summer Wedding at La Fonda

Tyler and Jordan’s sweet, intimate wedding at La Fonda on the Plaza this past August was nothing short of absolutely dreamy and incredibly special to capture.

These lovers met in middle school and dated in high school before parting ways, only to both end up in Arizona years later. They gave their love another go and realized that it was meant to be! Tyler proposed on a beach in Cancun while these lovers were on vacation, two days before Jordan’s birthday!

For these babes, their destination wedding in Santa Fe was focused on family and having everyone enjoy New Mexico’s amazing little capital city.  Jordan’s uncle Art officiated the ceremony and they added a unity candle, which symbolizes unity in a marriage, as special ceremony detail. With a little help from the insanely talented Lauren and her team at Just Lovely Weddings, these  two had everything from a mariachi led parade in the Santa Fe Plaza to the world’s most beautiful desert table, to a reception loved by everyone!

Even though it rained, our girls Ashley & Jen captured Tyler and Jordan’s tender, subtle love perfectly (especially that ethereal first look on La Fonda’s iconic staircase) ! We adored this day so much, congrats babes!

Vendors
Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza
Planning + Coordination - Just Lovely Weddings
Invitations + Signage - Funky Olive
Rentals - Darling Details Rentals
Florals - Bloomstream Flowers
Sweets - Emerald Pie Bar
Hair + Makeup - Glam Mavens
Bridal Dress - San Patrick by St Patrick Bridal
Bridal Boutique - The Dressing Room West
Bride’s Shoes - Blue by Betsey Johnson

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