Wedding Inspo - Bridal Shoes Second Edition

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we’re pretty sure that gorgeous bridal shoes come in a close second place! We’re forever envying these pretty styles: dainty nude heels, sparkly couture pumps, vintage boots, subtlety beautiful flats, and of course those bright, bold colorful stilettos! We don’t blame you if you feel the need to make a little extra room in your closet after this blog, our brides brought some of the most amazing shoe style out there to their wedding days!

Shoe Designers
Christian Louboutin
Kelly and Katie
Enzo Angiolini
Brian Atwood
The Gap (vintage boots)
Badgley Mischka
Steve Madden
Stuart Weitzman
Jimmy Choo
Lucky Brand
Pelle Moda
Tieks
INC by Macy’s
Kate Spade x Keds
Blue by Betsey Johnson
Aldo
Madewell

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

Geoff + Jocelyn, a Colorful Hacienda Doña Andrea Wedding

Geoff and Jocelyn invited us to party with them on a Monday (!) high above Madrid, NM at Hacienda Doña Andrea. This weekday wedding was one for the books: intimate, laughter filled, and completely amazing!

These lovers met at a mutual friend’s BBQ while petting the same dog (honestly the best way to meet anyone) and Geoff proposed in 2018 over Veteran’s Day Weekend during a road trip between LA and San Francisco. He asked Jocelyn to be his wife on Windy Hill, a special place from his childhood, and in addition to giving her a gorgeous ring, Geoff also gave her a photo album about their love story (forever teary eyed over this detail).

We adored how much fun and stress free Geoff and Jocelyn’s June wedding truly was, from their “friend testimonials” during the ceremony (complete with quotes from Wedding Crashers) to their uber pretty romantics around Hacienda Doña Andrea’s unique property to their downright fun reception, we’re wishing that we could party every single Monday with these two. Congrats Geoff and Jocelyn, let’s do it all over again!

Vendors
Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea
Planning - Just Lovely Wedding
Bridal Bouquet + Groom’s Boutonnière - Renegade Floral
Arch + Centerpiece Florals - Marketplace
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Bridal Gown - Jenny Yoo
Bridal Boutique - BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes - Kelly and Katie
Officiant - Amy Hope (family friend)
DJ - Oskar Porter (family friend)
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Transportation - Road Runner Shuttle
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Real Weddings - Borrowed and Blue

Love stories are by far one of our favorite things on the planet, but what we adore a little extra is the history and love behind the couples we get to capture. Every single wedding brings a new story and lots of exciting touches, especially when it comes to the “somethings” of wedding days. From dainty vintage rings passed down through generations that brides have as their “something old” to stellar veils from a loved one as “something borrowed” to discrete turquoise and navy shoes as “something blue”, our brides never fail to wow us with their extremely personal, unique, and downright beautiful details. We loved the stories behind these amazing little touches as much as we loved seeing them in person!!

Real Love Stories
Chris + Emma at Hacienda Dona Andrea
Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe
Shane + Megan, Private Residence in Albuquerque, NM
Trey + Clara, Private Residence in San Patricio, NM (coming to the blog very soon)
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Kaya at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Kirk + Taylor at Loretto Chapel and La Fonda on the Plaza
Trenton + Aston at Loretto Inn and Spa
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Oriol + Sarah at Gerald Peters Gallery
Ryan + Cristina at Praire Star
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Tyler + Meredith at Four Seasons Santa Fe

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

Geoff + Jocelyn, a Rock House Engagement

Last month, we spent a golden hour evening with two of the most fun, light-hearted sweethearts around! Geoff and Jocelyn kept their Rock House engagement sooo carefree and fun that we couldn’t help but share a few of their silly moments alongside their breathtaking romantics on the blog!

These babes have been together for 4 years and met in the best way possible, while petting a dog at the same time. Geoff and Jocelyn like to to keep their relationship loving, supportive, and of course a little bit goofy! Not to mention they share a mutual love for ice cream.

We are over the moon to capture their Monday (!) wedding at Hacienda Dona Andrea this June. We can’t wait to be a part of their incredibly genuine, romantic, and downright fun love story!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Engagement Location - Rock House at the base of the Sandia Mountain Foothills (Albuquerque, NM)
Wedding Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea

Engagement by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Writing Your Own Vows

Besides all of the amazing little details and decisions that weddings involve, many couples find themselves with another wedding day choice, whether or not to write their own vows. And while we love traditional vows in their many forms, there’s a special place in our hearts for those super personal, tearful, joyous, and even downright fun vows our couples have written in the past. Lucky for us, one of our cutie pie couples from last year, Ryan and Cristina, were able to give us insight on this cool little ceremony trend.

What inspired you and your spouse to write your own vows?

Cristina: “Ryan told me I had to write my own vows. Other than that, writing your own vows makes the ceremony more personal and intimate.”
Ryan: “Growing up, I watched a lot of rom-coms and always wanted to write my own vows. Also, I knew how much and why I loved Cristina, but not everyone else did, so it was my opportunity to tell everyone myself.”

How long did it take you to write your own vows?
Cristina: “On and off for a few months.”
Ryan: “When I proposed to Cristina 18 months before our wedding, I had memorized a long speech that I was supposed to say before proposing, but I forgot the entire speech when the time came, so I used parts of that speech to create my vows. Then, on and off until the wedding, I kept a document of sentences or quotes that I wanted to include. I wrote my final vows about a month before the wedding.”

What was your favorite part of writing your own vows?
Cristina
: “Being able to express my love for Ryan.”
Ryan: “Of course, expressing my love for Cristina. But, there was this quote from J.D. Salinger that I had read when I was in high school (Cristina and I started dating at 17) and I always felt that it summarized how I felt about Cristina, but I never shared the quote with her until our wedding day. So, it was pretty exciting to share that after all these years.”

What advice do you have for couples considering writing their own vows?
Ryan: “While writing your vows is a nice way to express your love and say nice things about your significant other, at the end of the day, it's your choice and, while it is a chance to make the ceremony fun and intimate, it's really just about the person standing across from you.”

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

Mothers' Day Feature - Our Fave Wedding Day Moms

We can’t believe that its already May and that our wedding season has kicked off. While our team has a little time off from shooting weddings this month, we couldn’t help but reflect on some of the most important people on wedding days, moms.

Mothers’ Day might not be until this weekend, but we honestly think that these incredible, beautiful women should be celebrated every single day. From passing down heirlooms for wedding days, to helping our sweet brides and grooms get ready to being the most amazing supporters of both their families and our little business (we see all you amazing gals loving on our social media and buying copies of Rocky Mountain Bride when we get featured), we are sooo grateful for each and every one of these remarkable souls. Thank you for bringing even more love and light to joyous wedding days, you mommas rock our world!

Venues
La Fonda on the Plaza
Peter Hurd House (San Patricio, NM)
SITE Santa Fe
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
La Posada de Santa Fe
Prairie Star
Garden of the Gods Park (Colorado Springs, CO)
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Eldorado Hotel
Hacienda Doña Andrea

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