Wedding Inspo - Desert Florals

For our little team, being located in the gorgeous state of New Mexico means that we get to experience all of the amazing traditions, tastes, and beauty of the Southwest. One of our all time favorite details we get to see in both everyday life and on wedding days are desert florals. Our hearts are so happy that more and more of our brides and grooms are embracing some of our most beloved desert plants and flowers in both live florals and desert inspired details. From cacti to succulents to pampas grass to protea flowers, all of these hot climate beauties are something to behold. Check out some of our favorite desert florals for lots of Southwestern inspo!

Featured Florists
Placed by Polito
Viva Flora
Renegade Floral
Floriography Flowers
Barton’s Flowers

Featured Planners + Coordinators
Just Lovely Weddings
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca
Jessica Wonder Events


Weddings + Styled Shoots by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - Floriography Flowers

Now that May has finally rolled around, we’ve craving some major floral gorgeousness here on the blog and our soul sisters over at Floriography Flowers always know just how to bring magic into every single floral creation. From boho glam weddings with a bright floral palette to soft, neutral yet classic arrangements to deep, dark, moody bouquets, these goddesses know exactly how to make weddings an absolute dream! We are beyond excited to see what beauty they whip up for our brides and grooms this wedding season!

Featured Florist - Floriography Flowers

Real Life Love Stories
Rocky Mountain Bride Editorial at Los Poblanos (w/real life lovers Paul + Carolyn)
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Braden + Emmaly at Los Poblanos
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Joaquin + Alexandra at La Posada de Santa Fe

Weddings by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Real Weddings - Alter Inspiration

No matter how many weddings we shoot every season, we are constantly in awe of the incredible decor, especially floral designs, that couple select for their alters. Whether its a lush floral arch, a unique wooden tepee, or even a collection of pretty little lanterns, so many of our lovers have picked the dreamiest adornments to say “ I do” in front of and under. Don’t mind us while we’re forever lusting after these incredible set ups.

Real Life Love Stories
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Chris + Emma at Hacienda Doña Andrea
Brian + Ashley at Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Walker + Addie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Rocky Mountain Bride Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe
Alex + Amber at High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
Loren + Julia at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gary + April at La Mesita Ranch
Amy + Crystal at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Chris + Teresa at Albuquerque Railyards
Shane + Megan at Private Residence in Albuquerque, NM

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, Jen, and Brittany of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blot + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Real Weddings - Southwestern Inspired Wedding Traditions

One of the best parts about living in the Southwest is all of the amazing culture we are surrounded by and get to experience every single day. And trust us when we say that we absolutely adore when couples incorporate some of our favorite Southwestern, and a few uniquely New Mexican, traditions into their wedding celebrations. Over the last few years some of our favorite highlights have been mariachi led parades around the historic Santa Fe Plaza, cactus shaped cookies (and pretty much cactus shaped everything), brightly colored florals, hand painted tiles, turquoise jewelry, bolo ties/southwestern inspired style, and, of course, Conchita the Tequila Donkey! We can’t wait to see how our future lovers will bring the flavor of our amazing state to their special day!

Our Southwestern Love Stories
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Kendall at La Posada de Santa Fe
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Duncan + Tatianna at La Fonda on the Plaza
Ben + Katy at Inn of the Five Graces
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
Tyler + Jordan at La Fonda on the Plaza
Gil + Joanna at La Posada de Santa Fe
Ghost Ranch Styled Vow Renewal
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Daniel + Rebecca at Eldorado Hotel + Jupiter Studio Gallery and Event Space
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Rocky Mountain Bride Editorial at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Photos by Alicia, Ashely, Bre, Brittany, and Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography