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

Styled Sunday - Desert Lovers

This fall, we asked one of our fan favorite couples, Dillon and Stephanie, to adventure with us into the New Mexico desert for some golden hour magic with a handful of extremely talented vendors. From the stunning florals the gals over at Renegade Floral brought, to Hello Jori’s delicate hand-lettering, to Emerald Pie Bakery’s sweet little personalized macaroons and pies, we were in heaven for one brief little evening.

Besides having amazing style, these lovers even brought their sweet pup Penny along and we were beyond thrilled to capture this sweet little family together! Here’s to more incredible twilight moments with gorgeous couples and stunning details!

Vendors
Venue - New Mexico
Florals - Renegade Floral
Silks + Ribbon - Honey Silks & Co
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
MUA - Betty Rose by Ashley
Signage - Hello Jori
Sweets - Emerald Pie Bar
Couple/Real Life Sweethearts - Dillon and Stephanie Blackerby

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

Shaun + Jessie, a Sarabande Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Last November we captured one of our favorite, intimate weddings of all time at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast. Shaun and Jessie had so many unique details, from a rainbow bouquet to stationary and custom roadrunner pins designed by the groom himself to amazing donuts instead of cake, we’re not even sure which part was our favorite.

These babes met almost a decade ago in Ohio when Jessie was working at a coffee shop and Shaun slowly but surely became one of her favorite regular customers. To her surprise, Shaun started working at the same coffee shop only a few weeks after they initially met! Eight years later, these lovers moved across the country with their pups to our amazing little desert state of New Mexico to start new jobs and a brand new chapter in their lives. In one of the coolest proposal twists we’ve ever heard of, Jessie asked Shaun to marry her with nothing but whiskey and a hair tie (that he even wore for a few days after).

Shaun and Jessie gave us major Jim and Pam vibes with their chill, genuine, down-to-earth love. We will probably never recover from their incredible day. Congrats babes, we love you both so much!!!

Vendors
Venue - Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Handheld Flowers - Bagel’s Florals
Reception Flowers - DIY
Stationary + Custom Roadrunner Pins - Shaun Pienllo (the groom)
Hair - Genica Lee
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Shoes - Lucky Brand
Groom’s Suit - Tweed Maker
Donuts - Rebel Donut


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

Fall Wedding Gowns

With November quickly approaching and cooler weather on the way, we’re beyond excited for gorgeous winter brides, but we couldn’t help but shout out some of the absolutely dreamy brides we’ve captured during fall, aka the best season out there! Long sleeve elegance, floral appliqué details, and moody, vintage designs are just a few on the many reasons why we adore fall bridal style so much. From the simple and classic brides to the surprising, yet gorgeous brides, we’re always so lucky to capture so much beauty around this time of year. Scroll through to find your next wedding gown obsession.

Wedding Gown Designers + Boutiques
Jenny Packham
Jodi Moylan
White on Daniel Island
Pronovias
Bridal Boutique Lewisville
Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Galleria San Francisco
Uptown Bride
Teresa Romero Atelier
Enzoani
Randy Fenoli
White Lace Bridal
David’s Bridal
Maggie Sottero
d’Anelli Bridal
Kelly Faetanini
Emma and Grace Bridal Studio

Wedding Venues
Grace and St.Stephan’s Episcopal Church + Garden of the Gods Park
La Fonda on the Plaza
Hacienda Rose + The Santa Fe Opera
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Ghost Ranch
La Posada de Santa Fe
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar
Casa Rondeña Winery

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