Jason + Ryan, a Ghost Ranch Wedding

Love comes when you’re least expecting it and Ryan + Jason are such a wonderful reminder of that truth. This fall, these lovers invited us to Ghost Ranch to celebrate their love and their life together, something that we were so honored to witness.

Jason and Ryan met at a Conversations About Buddhism group at a meditation center they both attended and Ryan was instantly attracted to Jason’s thoughtful, intelligent insight and contribution to the group. Soon after several chance encounters at a local grocery store (which has its own kind of cinematic, romantic vibe) Ryan realized just how special Jason is to her. Several years down the road, Jason proposed to Ryan on Christmas Day while on a trip in Lubbock, Texas with a photo album filled of their memories together and the words “will you marry me Ryan?” nestled onto one of the images. Needless to say, Ryan said yes to Jason who she described to us as someone who is, “capable of stretching a greeting into a thousand moments while the busy world whirled around in a fury.” (We’re not sure we’re ever heard a more romantic way to describe something as simple as a greeting before!)

Their quaint Ghost Ranch wedding was absolute perfection. From simple, intentional details, to letting the location of Ghost Ranch shine— which, in Ryan’s words, “meant so much to us, as nature is a cathedral for us both.” We were so moved by these two and the pure, spiritual love that they share on such a deep level for one another. If there’s such a thing as soulmates, Jason and Ryan are proof of that once-in-a-lifetime love that you just know the universe conspired into existence.

Cheers to these gentle souls and their love, Ryan and Jason are truly an inspiration!

Venue - Ghost Ranch
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Photographer - Brittany Miller

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - Jessie Baca

Attention to details on wedding days are definitely one of our favorite things here at Alicia Lucia photography and we can’t help but gush over other wedding vendors who share that same love & passion. Our girl Jessie Baca has coordinated countless weddings and styled shoots here in New Mexico and we’ve been lucky enough to capture so many of her ultra creative, amazingly gorgeous ideas. From pampas grass adorned seating charts at the iconic Santa Fe Opera to the moodiest winter wedding table arrangements at Los Poblanos to incredible Spanish inspired hacienda weddings in the heart of Santa Fe, there isn’t any creation of Jessie’s doing that we haven’t fallen in love with at first sight. We love this talented lady and her endless passion for all things southwestern and beautiful!!!

Coordination + Styling + Planning - Jessie Baca

Real Life Love Stories + Styled Shoots
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Styled Elopement at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Styled Vow Renewal at Ghost Ranch
Ben + Katy at Inn of the Five Graces and Hacienda Corta Caro
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
Oriol + Sarah at Gerald Peters Gallery

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