Gustav + Jackie, a Los Poblanos Wedding

Gustav and Jackie’s incredible summer wedding at Los Poblanos was just a month ago, but we can’t help & gush over their 6 year long love story and proposal.

These babes met in the summer of 2013 while both working as camp counselors at Rainbow Trial Lutheran Camp in Colorado. Although Jackie had a boyfriend at the time, this didn’t stop these cuties from becoming the closest of friends. While attending separate colleges, Gustav and Jackie kept in contact and during one Skype session, Jackie convinced Gustav to set his dorm trash can on fire (don’t try this at home kids). When Gustav joined the Army in spring of 2015, and had to cut contact with pretty much everyone, Jackie assumed that their friendship had simply faded away.

However, in the best plot twist, Gustav reached out to Jackie in October of 2015 and the two of them made plans to meet in Oklahoma where Gustav was stationed at Fort Sill. Gustav convinced Jackie to go on a date with him and months later, after a little bit of persistence on Gustav’s end, she finally agreed to be his girlfriend. Although Gustav would be stationed in Camp Casey in Korea for a year in 2016, these two just knew it was meant to be and their love grew over FaceTime calls and trips to both Korea and Hawaii. In 2017, Gustav was stationed in Fort Carson, CO and this time around Jackie suggested that they move in together. They added a sweet little kitty, Pockets (big heart eyes over this name) to their family.

Before Gustav left on a 30 day training exercise at Fort Polk, LA in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan in early 2018, he proposed in late 2017 while hiking in Colorado and Jackie said "Yeeeah!" A little over a year later these babes came down to the Southwest to party with us and the rest is history!

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding day details were incredibly reminiscent of both their journey together and included lots of super cool New Mexican touches. For her “somethings” Jackie borrowed intricate turquoise jewelry from her mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, grandmother, and sister (and we’re still very obsessed with it all). She even topped in off with the PERFECT turquoise barrette (queen of New Mexican style much?). Gustav also chose some Southwestern flair with one our old favorites, bolo ties. These two also had the most perfect ceremony on one of Los Poblanos’ many gorgeous green lawns and with a little floral magic from Floriography, this ceremony had a stunning, yet modern floral-adorned wooden arch. Gustav and Jackie followed up their tear jerking ceremony with romantics in ALL of our favorite spots: the iconic lavender fields, the dreamy LP driveway, and a few quick moments at the bar in El Campo! This night only got better as their DJs, and close friends from camp, the Bonser Brothers dropped the most fire wedding playlist we’ve heard in while featuring everything from The 1975 to Lil Nas X to Death Cab for Cutie to Kenny Loggins. Their guests were in full on party mode, some were cutting it up on the dance floor and some decided that it was high time to take a dive into Los Poblanos’ pool! Gustav and Jackie capped off the celebration of the summer with an epic sparkler exit!

Gustav + Jackie, you guys were something sooo incredibly special, cheers to a lifetime of being the coolest couple around!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Coordinator - Camille Maestas (Los Poblanos Wedding Coordinator)
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Invitations - Minted
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Jovea
Bridal Boutique - Danelle’s Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry - Mother, Stepmother, and Mother-in-Law of the Bride
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mishcka
Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire - Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant - Eric Meyners (Father of the Groom)
Videographer - Boxlight Films by Luminance Wedding Films
DJ - Ben and Noah Bonser (Family Friends)
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron
Assistant - Jaclyn

Blog + 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

Shane + Megan, a Dreamy New Mexico Wedding

In one of our dreamiest weddings to date, Shane and Megan vowed to love and cherish one another for the rest of their lives surrounded by family and friends at the breathtakingly beautiful Tinnin residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The couple met six and a half years ago, but Shane knew instantly that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Megan. Their vows pulled on our heartstrings during an incredibly emotional ceremony and both Megan's father and sister gave toasts that brought the entire room to tears.  In honor of her late mother, Megan's father gifted her one of her mother's gorgeous diamond rings to wear as her 'something old' and 'something blue'.  In addition to all of their heartfelt, deeply moving moments, Shane and Megan also incorporated some stunning details into their larger-than -life, truly incredible wedding. From florals with a hint of a tropical edge to an amazing dessert bar to a garter toss complete with a football (as a nod to Shane's life as a quarterback), this couple pulled out all of the stops to celebrate the next chapter of their lives! We were so honored to capture all of the laughs, tears, and love from this unforgettable day.

Vendors:
Venue - Private Tinnin Residence
Coordination + Chalkboard Lettering - Just Lovely Weddings  & Event Planning
2nd Photographer - Britianie Teston of Britianie Tyler Photography
Assistant - Crescynthia Padilla of Alicia Lucia Photography
Videography _ Luminance Wedding Films
Makeup - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Courtney Florence
Bridal Gown - Hayley Paige
Bride's Shoes - Steve Madden
Groom and Groomsmen Ties - Groomsland
Officiant - Jimmy Flanagan (groomsman)
Florals - Stephanie Yardman
Transportation - Roadrunner Shuttle
Tents & Rentals -  Albuquerque Tents
DJ - Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment
Photo Booth - Snapshot Selfies
Slow Motion Booth - Slow Motion Circus
Catering - Above and Beyond Catering
Bar - Los Cuates & Fiesta's New Mexican Restaurant and Cantina 
Mini Donuts - Rebel Donut
Mochi - Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts

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