Matt + Allie, a Cozy Home Engagement

We kicked off our summer engagements in the best way, with a super fun in-home session with Matt and Allie. These two know how to go from crazy in love to super silly in just a matter of moments! Our girl Bre had the best time capturing these two Santa Fe babes in their family home high in the mountains.

These two have been together for 5 years and are making it last name official next May at La Fonda on the Plaza with a sweet, intimate wedding.

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

La Fonda on the Plaza - A Venue Feature

One of the best things about our sweet little job is how much time we get to spend in Santa Fe every year. Our capital city lies just to the north of our home base of Albuquerque and there is seriously magic around every corner of The City Different. From quaint adobe buildings to the historic plaza to some of the best New Mexican cuisine in the state, Santa Fe is seriously a gold mine for locals and visitors alike. It comes as no surprise that soooo many of our out of state couples select good old SF as the prime place to tie the knot and their number one destination is our home away from home, iconic La Fonda on the Plaza.

Not only is La Fonda memorable, but it is also incredibly significant to Santa Fe’s history. Initially founded in 1607 as Santa Fe’s first inn, La Fonda’s site is also the oldest hotel corner in the United States of America. However, the building that still stands today and has continually been loved and adored by New Mexicans and travelers alike wasn’t built until 1922. It features architectural influences by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and John Gaw Meem including hand carved beams, ethereal stained glass window skylight, and a 25 foot cathedral ceiling. More info on this beautiful space can be found on La Fonda’s website.

We’ve spent a whole lot of time at this very special place over the past few years and we can’t wait to return later on in 2019 for even more beauty.

Our Real Love Stories
David + Lauren
Tyler + Jordan
Kirk + Taylor
Chris + Alexa
Derek + Brigiette

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

Bridal Accessories

There are tons of wedding details that excite us as we finally approach a wedding day. One of the many things we get excited about is the bridal style and all of the bridal details. From southwestern inspired statement jewelry to luxurious fur coats for winter weddings to the classic and clean bridal look, our brides always bring the fire when it comes to accessorizing. We found a few of our favorite veils, clutches, and hair pieces as well because there is seriously a look for every soon to be wifey out there. Whether you’re traditional and simple or modern and boho chic, we’ve included a little something for everyone. We can’t wait to see what details our future brides are going to rock for us to swoon over!

Venues
Los Pobalnos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
SITE Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza
La Posada de Santa Fe
Santa Fe Opera
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gerald Peters Gallery
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Garden of the Gods Park (Colorado Springs)

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

Fall Wedding Florals

The only thing more exciting than the beginning of October and the amazing season of fall, is all of the incredible floral color palettes that come out this time of the year.  From deep reds, to soft pops of orange, to dark berry details & classic creams, its hard to pick our fave floral combination for this season. We decided to showcase some of the most epic bouquets, killer ceremony florals, and downright incredible reception arrangements from a few of New Mexico’s most amazing florists.  We’re beyond ready for all the beauty to come this autumn!

Florists
Renegade Floral
Viva Flora
Floriography
Jessica Wonder Events
People’s Flowers
Albuquerque Florist

Venues + Locations
La Fonda on the Plaza
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Ghost Ranch
New Mexico  - Various Mesa and Desert Locations

Photos by Alicia Padilla and Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

David + Lauren, a fall wedding at La Fonda in Santa fe

This September we kicked off the first official day of fall with David and Lauren’s incredibly gorgeous (and honestly perfect) wedding at La Fonda on the Plaza. From wine colored bridesmaid dresses to dark floral arrangements to the loveliest long-sleeve, lace Pronovias gown, this day was a dream and a half!

These Dallas babes met while playing co-ed kickball (Lauren wanted a drink and David just happened to be chilling right by the cooler) and have had the coolest adventures ever since. From countless trips to Disney (vacations that inspired their song choices for Lauren’s bridal entrance and the couple’s grand entrance) to getting engaged in their fave Texas wine county (and eating bomb German food after) where they had their first anniversary years ago.

Being the ultimate husband goals that he is, David helped out with a ton of the wedding planning (with zero complaints) and suggested the delicate tambourines for their post ceremony parade and their chili favors! Together, David and Lauren decided on La Fonda due to its incredible history and all of its insanely beautiful views (honestly we’ve never caught a bad angle of this dreamy venue).

We’re soooo beyond thankful for gracious, wonderful, and downright fun couples like these lovers! Cheers babes, we’ll never forget your incredible day!!!!

Vendors
Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza
Planning + Coordination - Just Lovely Weddings
Rentals - Darling Details Rentals
Florals - Renegade Floral
Ribbon + Silks - Honey Silk & Co.
MUA - Madeline McCue Makeup
Bridal Gown - Pronovias
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Boutique Lewisville
Bride’s Shoes - Madewell
Bride’s Ring Box - Your Heart’s Content
Invitations - Minted
Glass Signage - Etsy
Officiant - Paul Martinez
Cake - Maggie’s Cakes
Biscochito Favors - Chocolate Maven
DJ - Dream Factory Productions

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

Real Weddings - Fall Reception Inspiration

As temperatures cool down, wedding color palettes warm up in anticipation for one our favorite seasons, fall!! Autumn weddings have a special place in our hearts, from romantic candle arrangements to moody florals to the coziest of details to touches of crimson just about everywhere, its not hard to see why this season is a fan favorite for couples and photographers alike. We’re so excited for the most wonderful season of the year that we’ve found our favorite fall wedding reception touches right here on the blog!

Venues
Los Pobalnos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Fonda on the Plaza

Florals
Floriography
Vivia Flora
Renegade Floral
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
People’s Flowers

Photos by Alicia Padilla and Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography