Vendor Feature - For the Love Events + Rust Vintage

If you’re looking for the perfect boho chic inspired wedding designs and furniture or just looking to drool over the prettiest details, our gal pals over at For the Love Events and Rust Vintage have you covered! Founded and lead by the incredibly talented, creative visionary Amy, these Southwestern based wedding day vendors bring alllll of the rustic amazing magic possible to wedding days. We love teaming up with these two and are anxiously awaiting what they bring this season!!

Featured Weddings + Editorial Shoots
Rocky Mountain Bride at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rocker Romance Styled Elopement at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rust Vintage Warehouse

Weddings + Editorial Shoots by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photog Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Writing Your Own Vows

Besides all of the amazing little details and decisions that weddings involve, many couples find themselves with another wedding day choice, whether or not to write their own vows. And while we love traditional vows in their many forms, there’s a special place in our hearts for those super personal, tearful, joyous, and even downright fun vows our couples have written in the past. Lucky for us, one of our cutie pie couples from last year, Ryan and Cristina, were able to give us insight on this cool little ceremony trend.

What inspired you and your spouse to write your own vows?

Cristina: “Ryan told me I had to write my own vows. Other than that, writing your own vows makes the ceremony more personal and intimate.”
Ryan: “Growing up, I watched a lot of rom-coms and always wanted to write my own vows. Also, I knew how much and why I loved Cristina, but not everyone else did, so it was my opportunity to tell everyone myself.”

How long did it take you to write your own vows?
Cristina: “On and off for a few months.”
Ryan: “When I proposed to Cristina 18 months before our wedding, I had memorized a long speech that I was supposed to say before proposing, but I forgot the entire speech when the time came, so I used parts of that speech to create my vows. Then, on and off until the wedding, I kept a document of sentences or quotes that I wanted to include. I wrote my final vows about a month before the wedding.”

What was your favorite part of writing your own vows?
Cristina
: “Being able to express my love for Ryan.”
Ryan: “Of course, expressing my love for Cristina. But, there was this quote from J.D. Salinger that I had read when I was in high school (Cristina and I started dating at 17) and I always felt that it summarized how I felt about Cristina, but I never shared the quote with her until our wedding day. So, it was pretty exciting to share that after all these years.”

What advice do you have for couples considering writing their own vows?
Ryan: “While writing your vows is a nice way to express your love and say nice things about your significant other, at the end of the day, it's your choice and, while it is a chance to make the ceremony fun and intimate, it's really just about the person standing across from you.”

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

Wedding + Engagement Rings - Second Edition

If you know one thing about our little team (and probably most wedding photogs out there), its that we have a major soft spot for gorgeous rings. From the classic square- cut beauties to the custom, wildly unique rings we love every single one that we get to capture. We’ll probably never get enough of these precious gems, keep ‘em coming lovers!!!

A Few of Our Fave Ring Vendors
Ritani
Tacori
Lauren B Jewelry
deBella Jewelry
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Etsy
Patina Gallery
Blue Nile
Tiffany & Co
Brilliant Earth

Ring Boxes
The Mrs Box
Your Heart’s Content

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

2018; A Recap of Our Year

Dear 2018 couples and friends,
This year was a breathtaking, wildly amazing year for the Alicia Lucia Photography Team. From spending extra time at some of our favorite venues, to getting the opportunity of exploring new locations with incredible couples. Besides the glorious details of every single wedding we shot, we couldn’t help but reflect on each and every couple we got to spend time with this year. We rounded up a stand-out shot from every last wedding, engagement, and styled shoot we captured this year. We so loved looking back on all of the genuine love and wonderful little love stories we got to be part of this year.

Cheers to all our our couples and vendors, thank you for choosing us to help you begin the next chapter — we love each and every one of you!!

Love,
The ALP Team

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

Styled Sunday - Rocker Romance Elopement

If there’s one thing we love more than elopements, its elopements with a cool, carefree, rocker vibe! We spent the best little winter day at Los Poblanos with some of our fave vendors to make one a super edgy, wild in love styled elopement. From a handprinted leather jacket to llama wedding cake toppers to endless smolders from our couple, this day was beyond a dream! Here’s to hoping for even more wickedly cool days like this one!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning + Coordination - For the Love Events and Jessie Baca
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floral Fetish
Ribbons + Silks - Honey Silks and Co.
Jewelry - Patina Gallery
Hair - DRS Color Studio
Leather Jacket - The Wild Rose Creative
Skirt - Sweet Caroline Styles
Cake - Sassy Bakes (Heather Guay)
Models - Bobby + Simone

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

Winter Florals

It is no surprise that winter has a special place in our hearts and even though we don’t shoot a ton of winter weddings and elopements, we adore them beyond belief. One of our favorite details is, of course, winter florals and all the variety they bring to wedding days. From the dark and moody, to the celebratory pops of color, to the more muted cold-weather tones, to jewled tones, we love all the flower color palettes we’re treated to every winter. Check out some of our most memorable bouquets and arrangements from the past few years and we’re sure you’ll wish every wedding was in the winter!

 

Florists
Floral Fetish
Renegade Floral
Viva Flora
Enchanted Florist (Taos)
Floriography
Agave Florist

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

Elopement + Intimate Wedding Advice

As much as we love the big weddings and the fun energy and big amazing wedding parties they bring, elopements and intimate weddings have an incredibly special place in our hearts. There is something so special about capturing couples as they profess their love and promise their lives to each other with just a few of their closest friends and family. We’re forever living for these organic moments and the couples who ask us to be a part of such incredibly sweet days.

We asked one of our past brides, Mallory, who had a very intimate elopement/wedding, for any advice she may have for couples who are considering a more non-traditional ceremony route.

  • On why they chose to have an intimate ceremony (only surrounded by super close friends/family)
    Mallory: “Neither of us are fond of being the center of attention, and it made more sense for us to be with our families for an intimate ceremony. Cost (or lack of) was also a plus to this decision. Since graduating college was still half a year away, I didn’t want to stress anyone out with a big wedding cost. I was only interested in spending money on great photographs (which I definitely received) since these would be the thing we would be looking back on for years to come.”

  • The best part of having a small wedding
    Mallory: “No stress!  Being 26, I was one of the last of my friends to be the bride instead of the bridesmaid. I have seen some throw up the day of, and almost all of them cried from all the worrying over every little detail. I wanted zero part of that, haha.”

  • Advice for couples considering an elopement or intimate wedding
    Mallory: “Just decide what is most important to you and go for it. It’s a day to celebrate y’all, and if having EVERYONE there is something you need, more power to you! I think it comes down to what most brides have pictured their whole lives as being their ‘perfect wedding’. For me, my perfect wedding was the lace dress and my groom.”

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