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

Chris + Emma, a Hacienda Doña Andrea Wedding

In their sweet little modern love story, Chris and Emma met on a dating app while both were living in upstate New York. Even though Emma was supposed to go on a different date, one of her best friends had gone to high school with Chris and convinced her to meet up with him instead. They spent their first date in a state park and the rest is history!

Chris proposed to Emma in their home with a custom ring from Etsy that Emma had been looking at for awhile. Both being pretty reserved people, Emma described the proposal as “simple, sweet….very us”. And we adored every second of their sweet, intimate, incredible day!

Chris and Emma threw the best little celebration at Hacienda Doña Andrea in Santa Fe with lots of personal touches and DIY details. From Emma’s whimsical bridal style complete with white boots and a fur jacket to their amazingly bright floral arch by our gals at Viva Flora to ringing a historic bell moments after becoming husband and wife, these two set the bar for small weddings soooo high! These babes definitely have us convinced that real, amazing love is out there in the modern age and we’re forever reliving this day!

Vendors
Venue - Hacienda Doña Andrea
Florals - Viva Flora
Catering - Casa Nova Catering
Cake - Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Bride’s Ring - Etsy
Bridal Gown - Rue de Seine Bridal
Fur Jacket - Forever 21
DJ - Ana Martinez

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

Wedding Inspo - Wedding Signage

If there’s one thing we can’t resist snapping a few extra pictures of on wedding days, it’s wedding signage. We so love how each and every sign perfectly reflects the couple and their celebration of love. From the simple chalkboard signs adorned with florals, to elegant glass signs and handprinted wooden signs, these beauties were the perfect welcome to our couples special guests from near and far.

Scroll through for a few of our faves… we can’t wait to see the beautiful ways our future couples will greet their loved ones!

A Few of Our Favorite Signage Vendors
Hello Jori
Just Lovely Weddings
Minted
Funky Olive
Etsy
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca

Venues
Hotel Albuquerque
La Mesita Ranch Estate
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Hacienda Doña Andrea
La Posada de Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza
Hyatt Tamaya
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs)
Hacienda Corta Caro
Inn of the Five Graces
Four Seasons Santa Fe

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

Patrick + Sydnie, a La Fonda Wedding

It was a serene September day when Patrick and Sydnie said "I do" on La Fonda on the Plaza's gorgeous terrace in the heart of Santa Fe, NM! They followed it up with an EPIC dance party to celebrate their new chapter. These lovers have been together for over 4 years and were beyond excited to finally become husband and wife. Not only did they have a gorgeous, neutral toned wedding, but they also included their two sweet pups in the festivities. Congrats to the Baca's, it was amazing to be a part of their phenomenal day!

Vendors:
Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza
Florist - Albuquerque Florist
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Sheridan Jobe
Bridal Gown - Teresa Romero Atelier
Bridal Shoes - Jessica Simpson
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Wedding Rings - Mark Diamonds's Jewelers
Invitations - Etsy
Cake - Chocolate Maven
DJ  - Complete Weddings

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