Gustav + Jackie, a Los Poblanos Wedding

Gustav and Jackie’s incredible summer wedding at Los Poblanos was just a month ago, but we can’t help & gush over their 6 year long love story and proposal.

These babes met in the summer of 2013 while both working as camp counselors at Rainbow Trial Lutheran Camp in Colorado. Although Jackie had a boyfriend at the time, this didn’t stop these cuties from becoming the closest of friends. While attending separate colleges, Gustav and Jackie kept in contact and during one Skype session, Jackie convinced Gustav to set his dorm trash can on fire (don’t try this at home kids). When Gustav joined the Army in spring of 2015, and had to cut contact with pretty much everyone, Jackie assumed that their friendship had simply faded away.

However, in the best plot twist, Gustav reached out to Jackie in October of 2015 and the two of them made plans to meet in Oklahoma where Gustav was stationed at Fort Sill. Gustav convinced Jackie to go on a date with him and months later, after a little bit of persistence on Gustav’s end, she finally agreed to be his girlfriend. Although Gustav would be stationed in Camp Casey in Korea for a year in 2016, these two just knew it was meant to be and their love grew over FaceTime calls and trips to both Korea and Hawaii. In 2017, Gustav was stationed in Fort Carson, CO and this time around Jackie suggested that they move in together. They added a sweet little kitty, Pockets (big heart eyes over this name) to their family.

Before Gustav left on a 30 day training exercise at Fort Polk, LA in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan in early 2018, he proposed in late 2017 while hiking in Colorado and Jackie said "Yeeeah!" A little over a year later these babes came down to the Southwest to party with us and the rest is history!

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding day details were incredibly reminiscent of both their journey together and included lots of super cool New Mexican touches. For her “somethings” Jackie borrowed intricate turquoise jewelry from her mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, grandmother, and sister (and we’re still very obsessed with it all). She even topped in off with the PERFECT turquoise barrette (queen of New Mexican style much?). Gustav also chose some Southwestern flair with one our old favorites, bolo ties. These two also had the most perfect ceremony on one of Los Poblanos’ many gorgeous green lawns and with a little floral magic from Floriography, this ceremony had a stunning, yet modern floral-adorned wooden arch. Gustav and Jackie followed up their tear jerking ceremony with romantics in ALL of our favorite spots: the iconic lavender fields, the dreamy LP driveway, and a few quick moments at the bar in El Campo! This night only got better as their DJs, and close friends from camp, the Bonser Brothers dropped the most fire wedding playlist we’ve heard in while featuring everything from The 1975 to Lil Nas X to Death Cab for Cutie to Kenny Loggins. Their guests were in full on party mode, some were cutting it up on the dance floor and some decided that it was high time to take a dive into Los Poblanos’ pool! Gustav and Jackie capped off the celebration of the summer with an epic sparkler exit!

Gustav + Jackie, you guys were something sooo incredibly special, cheers to a lifetime of being the coolest couple around!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Coordinator - Camille Maestas (Los Poblanos Wedding Coordinator)
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Invitations - Minted
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Jovea
Bridal Boutique - Danelle’s Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry - Mother, Stepmother, and Mother-in-Law of the Bride
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mishcka
Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire - Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant - Eric Meyners (Father of the Groom)
Videographer - Boxlight Films by Luminance Wedding Films
DJ - Ben and Noah Bonser (Family Friends)
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - Genica Lee Hair and MUA

It’s about dang time we feature one of the baddest in the game: the one and only Genica Lee! There is just so much to say about this precious little love and not enough time or space on our little corner of the internet. Beyond Genica’s IMMENSE talent for hair AND makeup, and her timeliness, and professionalism she brings on a bride’s wedding day, there lies one of the kindest, most radiant, supportive, and simply wonderful humans we’ve ever met.

Alicia and Genica go way back when to the very first time Alicia first dipped her toes into the editorial side of the wedding world. She was one of the few wedding vendors who actually gave us a shot and not only shared her talents, but poured her heart out by styling hair for our first ever editorial wedding shoot.

Genica not only provides our brides with a 5 star service serving the most gorgeous, glam wedding looks we’ve ever seen but she also does it with the sweetest, brightest, and most joyful disposition. She is a light that shines oh so bright and here at Alicia Lucia Photography we are so grateful to work alongside someone like G who gives her all to our brides and does it always with the biggest, sweetest smile! Who wouldn’t want someone like that on their wedding day? Check out more of her gorgeous work below and be sure to give her a follow: @genicalee_hmua on Instagram

Hair and Makeup Angel - Genica Lee

Our Featured Weddings + Shoots
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos
Michael + Caitlin at Old Town Albuquerque + El Zocalo
Matthew + Kaya at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Ryan + Cristina at Prairie Star
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Duncan + Tatianna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Gustav + Jackie at Los Poblanos
Shaun + Jessie at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Erik + Jessa at Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Jon + Paige at Los Poblanos
Josh + Roushan at Los Poblanos
Marble Dreams Styled Shoot
Amy + Crystal at Los Poblanos
Braden + Emmaly at Los Poblanos

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