Vendor Feature - Hair + Makeup Artists

Wedding days are filled with millions of pretty details, but we personally think our brides always steal the spotlight and it’s thanks to a little help from the incredible, local hair stylists and makeup artists that make these beauties absolutely glow! From full service to single service, these incredible boss babes (and guys too) work extremely hard to make sure brides look like nothing short of goddess from the second they walk down the aisle to the final dance. We adore these vendors and are soooo grateful to have pros that make our jobs on wedding days that much more fun, glamorous, and downright incredible! We love y’all so much!!

Hair + Makeup Artists
Betty Rose by Alanna + Betty Rose by Ashley
Santiago Romero Hair Stylist
Jewel Hair Design
Genica Lee Hair and Makeup
Diana Rose Hair and Makeup (drs color studio)
Monica Stark Makeup
Jacqueline Chavez Makeup Artist (make it jacque)
Chrome Salon and Blowout Bar
Beauty Bar Santa Fe
The Vanity Makeup
Madeline McCue Makeup
Kata Baron Makeup
The Honeycomb Beauty Studio

Wedding Venues
La Posada de Santa Fe
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
La Fonda on the Plaza
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe Opera
Inn of the Five Graces
Hacienda Corta Caro
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gerald Peters Gallery
Sandia Golf Club at Sandra Resort and Casino

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

La Posada de Santa Fe, a Venue Feature

If there’s one thing to know about us, it’s that we adore all of the amazing, historically significant wedding venues that help make wonderful backdrops for all the love stories we get to capture! The last few wedding seasons we’ve spent a ton of time in our favorite little city to the north, Santa Fe and it’s chalked full of incredible spots to say “I do”. We wanted to give a little extra love to one of our all time fave spots, La Posada de Santa Fe, a gorgeous site located just off of the famous Santa Fe Plaza.

Besides being worldly acclaimed for its current hotel and resort, La Posada also holds an incredibly rich history dating all the way back to the 1800s. Originally built as a family house by Abraham Staab in 1882 for his wife, Julia, and six children, La Posada served as a hub for the highest of entertainment in Santa Fe. According to local legend, Mrs. Staab adored her home so much that she never left it (in honor of this muse, Julia’s Social Club and Julia - a Spirited Restaurant and Bar at La Posada are famously named after her). Many modern guests and visitors have even claimed to meet the spirit of Julia while visiting and she has been the topic of many ghost tours and TV specials on local hauntings.

La Posada received a facelift in 1930 after R.H. Eulalia Nason added a series of adobe style casitas to the property. During this time period, it served as a summer arts school and La Posada received its current name which is Spanish for ‘inn’ or ‘resting place’. Some sixty years later in 1990, La Posada was converted into the luxury resort that visitors and locals alike both love.

Today, La Posada is a favorite among local and destination brides, with staff and accommodations and go above and beyond to make newlyweds more than satisfied with their celebrations (Shout out to Amanda Gesten and her stellar squad). Need an indoor and outdoor wedding? La Posada’s lawn and ballroom are perfect. Want the perfect New Mexican flair for your wedding? La Posada’s ever famous Conchita the tequila donkey is more than happy to make a guest appearance at your reception. La Posada provides world class catering and hospitality for every wedding, no matter how big or small.

We can’t wait for even more prettiness at this incredible Santa Fe spot, cheers to La Posada for over 100 years of keeping our capital city as enchanting as ever!!!

La Posada de Santa Fe

Featured Weddings (click below for individual vendor info)
Keith + Clare
Walker + Addie
Matthew + Kendall
Joaquin + Alexandria
Gil + Joanna
Derek + Shawna

Photos by Alicia Padilla and Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography
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Walker + Addie, a La Posada de Santa Fe Wedding

In June, we were beyond excited to capture Walker and Addie’s gorgeous, refined, yet wildly romantic wedding at one of our all time favorite locations, La Posada de Santa Fe. These Texas babes met by chance when Walker was first introduced to Addie’s father, Kevin through business connections and who low-key played match maker for his daughter by inviting Walker to Addie’s mother’s gym. It was only a matter of time before sparks flew between these two lovers and they achieved ultimate couple goals with their first unofficial date by meeting up for a casual walk with their dogs Quinn (Addie’s fur baby) and Clooney (Walker’s furry bff).  Soon after, they had their first official date, dinner and a surprise dance lesson,  and the rest is history.

Walker and Addie’s summer wedding was nothing short of an absolutely divine, natural, sage vision. From the amazing white rose adorned floral arch created by Renegade Floral, to Addie’s dreamy Pronovia’s gown paired with delicate lace up Francesco Russo heels, to including Quinn and Clooney in their special day, we had major heart eyes over these sweethearts. We adore you two so much!

Congrats to the Dillies on an unforgettable wedding and on expecting a little one early next year!

Venue - La Posada de Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - Right as Rayne Events
Florals - Renegade Floral
Ring Box - The Mrs. Box
Rings - Blue Nile
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Jewel Hair Design
Bridal Gown - Pronoivas
Bridal Boutique + Veil - Mia Bridal Couture
Bridal Shoes - Francesco Russo
Bridesmaid Dresses - Show Me Your MuMu
Groom’s Tux - Jos A. Banks
Cake - American Pie Bakery
Videography - Caleb Clayton Films

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

Walker + Addie, a New Mexico Engagement

Even though they live in Texas, this adorable little couple has decided that Santa Fe is the absolute perfect place to tie the knot! We are so thrilled to be a part of Walker and Addie's June wedding at the ever gorgeous La Posada de Santa Fe with planning and coordination by Right as Rayne Events!!!

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

Gil + Joanna, a La Posada de Santa Fe Wedding

While from out of state, our sweet couple Gil & Jonna, chose Santa Fe as the perfect place to start the next chapter of their love story! They were wed at La Posada de Santa Fe on a warm August day with an incredibly moving ceremony and a reception for the books! Amid the colorfully eclectic background of Santa Fe, Gil and Joanna paired classic wedding elegance with soft pastel details, sparkling gold bridesmaids dresses, and bold, yet romantic florals.  They even included Conchita the Tequila Donkey, a crowd favorite,  in their celebration! Congrats to these darlings, we will never stop being in love with your magical day!

Venue - La Posada de Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - Just Lovely Weddings
Florals- Renegade Floral
Conchita the Tequila Donkey - Eric Roybal at La Posada Santa Fe and Bear Creek Adventures
MUA + Hair  - Betty Rose by Alanna, The Honeycomb Beauty Studio
Bridal Gown - Kelly Faetanini
Bridal Shoes - Schutz
Bridesmaid Gowns - Etsy
Groom + Groomsmen Tuxes - The Black Tux

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