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

Ryan + Jennifer, a Winter Engagement

If there’s one kind of love story we adore, its when couples get set up by friends and instantly hit it off! A co-worker of Ryan and Jennifer played cupid and had these babes accidentally run into each other at a work meeting. Jennifer couldn’t believe how amazing Ryan’s style was (and that someone could love clothes as much as her) and the rest is history!

These lovers braved some pretty chilly weather with us (in the most stylish outfits by the way) and we captured their fun loving spirits in New Mexico’s wintery outdoors. We can’t wait for their laid back, intimate Sarabande Bed and Breakfast wedding later on this year!!

Hair - Anna Ortiz, Revelry Salon
MUA - Betty Rose by Ashley

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

Styled Sunday - Rocky Mountain Bride at Los Poblanos

As all of our friends know, we are huge fangirls of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, our favorite little Albuquerque gem tucked away in the gorgeous North Valley. So when the amazing gals at Rocky Mountain Bride reached out and asked us to capture a new wedding feature for Los Poblanos, we were over the moon!

At the end of last October, we teamed up with some of our favorite vendor besties and made major magic happen right at the peak of fall. We even convinced two of our fave, real-life sweethearts, Carolyn and Paul, to dress up as our bride and groom for the day. Amid the stunning fall foliage, impeccable planning and details came together for one of the craziest, most amazing days ever! We shot a dreamy three day wedding weekend including an insanely yummy welcome brunch and game of bocce ball on day one, followed by bike rides and drink tasting for the boys and flower crown making for the girls on day two, and then the gorgeous, intimate wedding on the final day of festivities.

We were soooo thrilled to be a part of this stunner of a shoot, cheers to many more whimsical, incredible days like this one!!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning - Rocky Mountain Bride
Coordination - For the Love Events
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floriography
Paper Goods - Funky Olive
Jewelry - Peyote Bird Designs
Hair - Santiago Romero
MUA - The Vanity
Bridal Gown - Lazaro Bridal
Bridal Boutique - The Bridal Collection (Colorado)
Groom’s Suit - Men’s Wearhouse
Additional Styling - Spur Line Supply Co + Izzy Martin
Cake - Sassy Bakes by Heather Guay
Bride + Groom - Carolyn + Paul Barrios

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

Daniel + Rebecca, an Intimate Santa Fe Wedding

After nine years of being in love, out of the 15 that they’ve known each other, Daniel and Rebecca knew that it was time to make it last name official, but they wanted to celebrate in their own special way. These babes went with a non-traditional, super intimate wedding in Santa Fe this past fall. They skipped the wedding party and Rebecca decided to go with a super unique, boho-inspired caftan gown making this day extra special to be a part of. After exchanging vows in the ever ethereal La Capilla de Oro at Eldorado Hotel. Along with their closest friends and family members, Dan & Rebecca had the sweetest little Southwestern inspired party at the beautifully quaint Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space. From the giant piñatas to personalized ornaments to Lotería cards, this reception was colorful and downright amazing. We adored these two and this day, congrats babes! We can’t wait for more non-traditional, wonderfully authentic wedding days to come.

Vendors
Ceremony Venue - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Reception Venue - Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space
Florals - Barton’s Flowers
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Hair - Chrome Salon Santa Fe
Dress - New Crop Shop

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

Jon + Paige, a Colorful Los Poblanos Wedding

Last November we were so beyond thrilled to head back to our favorite Albuquerque gem, Los Poblanos, for an intimate blush-toned wedding with sweet lovers Jon and Paige. Every second of this sweet day was precious and downright magical!

Long before their wedding, Paige let us know that her and Jon wanted a day that would focus less on all of the usual wedding day details and more on their family and close friends from all over the country. For her, the most important part of the day to capture was all of their loved ones celebrating together for the first time which is one of our favorite things to hear from brides!

Even though details weren’t the focus of this incredibly special day, Paige still managed to awe us with her gorgeous, off-the-shoulder, blush wedding gown and absolutely killer, bright florals from our gal pals over at Viva Flora. And, per usual, our girl Genica Lee made sure that this stunning bride looked absolutely angelic on the first day of being a Mrs.

Jon and Paige, you two were an absolute treat to capture, we’re sooo grateful to be a small part of your new beginning! Cheers to you lovely babes!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Florals - Viva Flora
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Mia Solano
Bridal Boutique - LUV Bridal
Bride’s Earrings - Twigs and Honey
Junior Bridesmaid Dresses - Dillards
Groom’s Attire - Jos A Banks
Signage - Minted
Programs - Hope Street Creative
Cake Topper Bunting - Ay Mujer
DJ - Cutmaster Music

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