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

Big Wedding Advice

Our little photog team absolutely adores the smaller more intimate weddings, but we’ll never say no to the big, downright fun wedding parties! There’s something so exciting about hanging out with a crew of bridesmaids and groomsmen as they help cheer on their closest friends in the next chapter of their lives. From the more chill, laid back bridal parties to the wildly energizing, down-to-party all night crews, we love getting to hang with some of the most memorable wedding day gangs around!

One of our amazing brides, Lauren, answered a few questions on the advantages of hosting a big(ger) wedding as the start to your happily ever after. Check out her answers and scroll through the blog to see a few of our fave wedding day peeps!

  • On why Lauren and her boo for life, David, chose to have a large wedding:
    ”We decided we had to have a bigger wedding than we initially wanted because there are so many important people in our lives that we wanted to witness us becoming husband and wife, and we wanted to have a big party!”

  • Their favorite part(s) of having a big wedding
    ”The best part of having a big wedding was having people from different parts of our lives come together for one event to celebrate us! It was so interesting and sometimes funny to watch our family and friends intermingle with each other. (Ex: My dad actually becoming  good friends/ dance partners with some of Dave’s friends to the point he now keeps in touch with them! Or at least makes sure to send messages via me or Dave!)”

  • Lauren’s advice for brides + grooms planning a big wedding
    ” My advice when planning a larger wedding is to go for it, even if you are apprehensive like I was. I thought I just wanted to have our parents/ couple of best friends there, but after realizing it was one of our only chances to get so many people from all over the country- and even the world together- it clicked!   It’s so special to see a large group of your favorite people come together for one night (or a weekend like our case) in a magical city they might not have ever thought to visit! I still have people telling me how much they loved Santa Fe and can’t wait to go back!”

Wedding Venues
La Fonda on the Plaza
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Posada de Santa Fe
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Loretto Chapel + The Inn and Spa at Loretto

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

Kirk + Taylor, a La Fonda and Loretto Chapel Wedding

Kirk and Taylor met many years ago by chance through mutual friends at a bar in Midland, Texas. Taylor was out celebrating a a friend’s graduation from college and Kirk just happened to be tagging along with their mutual friend Stephen. At the time, Taylor thought Kirk was really handsome, but because he had a girlfriend, she forgot about him (for the moment) .

Jumping forward five years and Taylor was back in her (amazing) hometown of Austin, TX and, as fate would have it, Kirk had recently moved back to that same little city after completing his masters in New York City at Columbia University. One summer evening in 2015, Taylor and her family were downtown celebrating her brother’s 21st birthday when, like so many years ago, Kirk tagged along with Stephen for the celebrations. Kirk and Taylor, aka future Mr. and Mrs. Logan, absolutely hit it off when Kirk ended up partying with Taylor’s family all night!

These lovers wanted a classic, yet beautiful ceremony at the historic Loretto Chapel in downtown Santa Fe followed up by an incredible party at one of our homes away from home, La Fonda on the Plaza. From their dreamy stationary designed by a family friend to the sweetest little first look to a post ceremony lavender toss on the steps of Loretto to not one, but two unreal cakes by Chocolate Maven Bakery, this August day was seriously amazing. We’re forever wishing that we could relive it over and over again, congrats to the Logans, we love y’all so much!

Vendors
Venues - Loretto Chapel , La Fonda on the Plaza
Florals - Santa Fe Floral
Invitations - Letterpress Made
Cakes - Chocolate Maven
Hair - Diana Rose Color Studio
MUA - Monica Stark Makeup
Bridal Gown - Rita Vineris
Bridal Boutique - Julian Gold
Bride’s Shoes - Stuart Weitzman
Band - Diamond Empire Band
Videography - Box Light Films

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