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

Winter Wedding Gowns

Even though summer and fall are our busiest seasons, we adore winter weddings and everything that makes them magical and unique. Winter brides bring a little something extra to wedding days, showcasing everything from fur coats to leather jackets to gorgeous lace and long sleeve details. There’s just something a little mysterious and super romantic about winter weddings and these gowns have us daydreaming year after year. Get ready to fall head over heels for these beauties and all of their glamorous details.

Gown Designers + Bridal Boutiques
Clarie Pettibone
Sweet Caroline Styles (ombre skirts)
Wild Rose Creative (leather jacket)
Lillian West by Justin Alexander
Alyssa Kristin
Maggie Sottero Designs
Mockingbird Bridal Boutique (Dallas, TX)
David’s Bridal
Unmentionables Lingerie
Martina Liana Bridal Designs
Patsy’s Bridal Boutique (Dallas, TX)
Lovely Bridal (Charleston, SC)
Bridal Elegance by Darlene (Albuquerque, NM)
Rue De Seine Bridal
Mia Solano
Luv Bridal Shop (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Josh + Delaney, a Paa-Ko Ridge Wedding

Long before they had the dreamiest mountain top wedding at Paa-ko Ridge Gold Club, Josh and Delaney met through Greek life events in the fall of 2014 at New Mexico State University. These babes instantly clicked, Delaney admired Josh for his quick wit and incredibly caring heart while Josh was immediately smitten with Delaney’s bubbly personality and her genuine beauty. While still in college Josh lavilered Delaney (a Greek life tradition wherein a fraternity brother presents his significant other with a necklace of his frat letters as a symbol of commitment and love. Major swoon right?!) and knew that she was his forever.

In fall of 2017 Josh decided to make it last name official and proposed to Delaney during holiday photos in the Albuquerque foothills. Knowing how important Delaney’s sorority sisters are to her, Josh made sure that he popped the question right before her final college semester so that she could celebrate her engagement with her closest friends.

We ventured up to Par-ko Ridge Golf Club this October to capture these lovers with one of the most genuine, heartfelt days of the year. From opting for pre-ceremony letter reading near each other instead of a first look to having one of their close friends officiate the ceremony to partying all night, Josh and Delaney were so much fun to hang with for one magical day! We also low-key loved when Delaney and her dad, Sam, shared a quick little pre ceremony drink. Cheers Josh and Delaney, we hope marriage is a blast.

P.S. lets throw a giant party in the mountains again soon okay?

Vendors
Venue - Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Florals - Floriography
Flower Arch Florals - Mauldin’s Flowers
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Shelia Kirkham
Rings - Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mischka + Kate Spade New York by Keds
Bridesmaids’ Dresses - Show Me Your MuMu
Groom + Groomsmen Attire - Mr . Tux
Cakes - Simply Sweet by Darci
Sweets - Cheesecake Factory
Spirits - Nuevas Niñas Winery + Paa-ko Ridge
Centerpieces - Hobby Lobby
Music - DJ Just Incredible

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