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

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

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

Tyler + Meredith, a Four Seasons Santa Fe Wedding

This past August we were so very thrilled to celebrate Tyler and Meredith’s sweet little Santa Fe soirée at Four Seasons Resort and Encantado!

These Colorado babes met five years ago through mutual friends in college and since then have shared a mutual love for road trips, fishing, Jimmy Buffet concerts, and (of course) sending each other pictures of dogs (making them official relationship goals). Meredith adores Tyler’s kind heart, goofiness, smarts, and easy going nature while Tyler loves how bubbly Meredith can be as well as her compassion and generosity.

Knowing that Santa Fe is one of Meredith’s favorite Southwestern cities, Tyler proposed to her in the middle of the historic Santa Fe Plaza under shimmering Christmas lights! We loved their modern, desert inspired day so incredibly much and adore these two even more!!

Vendors
Venue - Four Seasons Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - R&W Event Planning
Florals - Bouqus
Stationary - Minted
Calligraphy - Megan Speed
Hair + Makeup - Madeline McCue
Bridal Gown - Katie May Collection
Bridal Boutique - BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes - Brian Atwood
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Suit - Jos A Banks
Groomsmen Suits - Banana Republic
DJ - Rivera’s Mobile Disc Jockey Service

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