Vendor Feature - Maggie's Cakes

If you’re for cakes that aren’t just amazingly tasty, but are actual pieces of art, look no further than our friends at Maggie’s Cakes. This incredible little shop can whip up just about everything and anything you can imagine. From simple white cakes adorned with florals to mesmerizing marble cakes to intricate, insanely detailed southwestern cakes (complete with succulents cacti, and watercolor details), we’re always in complete awe over what Zara Southhard, lead baker at Maggie’s Cakes, dreams up. Honestly, Maggie’s Cakes’ creations aren’t just amazingly delicious, they’re a feast for the eyes as well.

Cake Vendor
Maggie’s Cakes

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

Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Sweets

At almost every single wedding out there, you’ll find a gorgeous wedding cake and maybe a few other sweet treats, but a few of our couples have gone the extra mile and made other delicious sweets the centerpieces of their big days. We’ve seen sooo many yummy treats, from classic donut walls to mini pies to personalized macaroons to mochi ice cream to s’mores pits! And trust us, its impossible to pick a favorite alternative dessert because they’re all really THAT amazing! We’re stoked to see what incredible creations our future couples surprise us with on wedding days!

A Few of Our Favorite Bakers/Treat Creators
Emerald Pie Bakery
Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Chocolate Maven
Kakawa Chocolate House
Flying Star Cafe
Planty Sweet
Rebel Donut
Bubbie Homemade Ice Cream
Dolce Bakery
Bizzy B Cakes
American Pie Bakery
Cake Fetish
The S’more Pit
Whoos Donuts

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

Real Weddings - Winter Reception Inspo

During the chilliest months of the year, the weather might be windy, cold, and unpredictable, but we can’t help but gush over the cozy reception arrangements our brides and grooms make for winter weddings! From moody floral arrangements paired with black and gold accents to festive boho details and designs to the more subtle and soft color palettes, we’re overall smitten with weddings during this season! Scroll through to find your latest obsession and follow any of the links below to see our favorite design teams and florists in action on some of our favorite wedding days!

Our Real Life Love Stories + Styled Sessions
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rocker Romance at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Marble Daydreams Bridal Shoot
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Matthew + Alysia at El Monte Sagrado
Josue + Brandy at Noah’s Event Venue

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

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

Chris + Emma, a Hacienda Doña Andrea Wedding

In their sweet little modern love story, Chris and Emma met on a dating app while both were living in upstate New York. Even though Emma was supposed to go on a different date, one of her best friends had gone to high school with Chris and convinced her to meet up with him instead. They spent their first date in a state park and the rest is history!

Chris proposed to Emma in their home with a custom ring from Etsy that Emma had been looking at for awhile. Both being pretty reserved people, Emma described the proposal as “simple, sweet….very us”. And we adored every second of their sweet, intimate, incredible day!

Chris and Emma threw the best little celebration at Hacienda Doña Andrea in Santa Fe with lots of personal touches and DIY details. From Emma’s whimsical bridal style complete with white boots and a fur jacket to their amazingly bright floral arch by our gals at Viva Flora to ringing a historic bell moments after becoming husband and wife, these two set the bar for small weddings soooo high! These babes definitely have us convinced that real, amazing love is out there in the modern age and we’re forever reliving this day!

Vendors
Venue - Hacienda Doña Andrea
Florals - Viva Flora
Catering - Casa Nova Catering
Cake - Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Bride’s Ring - Etsy
Bridal Gown - Rue de Seine Bridal
Fur Jacket - Forever 21
DJ - Ana Martinez

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