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

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Patrick + Niki, an Enchanted Vine Barn Wedding in Ruidoso NM

Our summer weddings started off with the biggest bang thanks to Niki + Patrick! These lovers not only had the most exquisite details and the prettiest location, but they are are also two of the most genuine and down to earth people around.

Niki and Patrick initially met in high school and even though it was definitely love at first sight, Niki was not single at the time. But even that didn’t stop Pat from reaching out to Niki’s mom to tell her that Niki and her boyfriend should break up (a bold, but amazing move). Eventually, these lovers got together and had an undeniable connection. Patrick and Niki broke up for a few years while Patrick was off at college, but when he returned, fate brought these babes right back where they belong. Patrick proposed early in January of 2018 at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, NM and even used tiny posters featuring the song “The Greatest Love Story” by LANCO to do it.

Flash forward a year and a half later and these two sweethearts pulled off one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever photographed! With the incredible Enchanted Vine Barn as their venue, Niki and Patrick pulled out ALL of the stops for their incredible summer, boho bash. Vibrant florals from our newest floral muse, Forth and Floral, were featured on a gorgeous ceremony arch and throughout the reception decor and if that wasn’t enough flowers, Niki’s family created a giant floral chandler to hand directly above the dance floor. They had a custom neon “Lovers” sign for guests to take photos under & Maimie’s Cakes brought out the big guns with a five tier (!) hand decorated cake with a sweets table completely dedicated to Patrick’s love of hunting! And if ceremony and reception details weren’t enough, Niki surprised us all by being the most glam, yet low-key bride on the planet. She adorned her amazing little Lovers Society sheath gown with jewelry from Kendra Scott and some HOT Christian Louboutin heels (yes we’re still drooling over them). She also brought out a super cute denim bridal jacket from Pistola Denim for a few bridal portraits. To top it all off, Niki and Patrick had the BEST playlist, with everything from Dan + Shay to Beyonce to Shania Twain.

We’re 10000% sure that these two couldn’t have been more of an absolute dream to capture and hang out with for a day. Hey Niki and Patrick, we adore you guys! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Ganaway & can’t wait for all the Ganaway babies!! :)

Vendors
Venue - Enchanted Vine Barn
Prep Venue - Inn of the Mountain Gods
Planning - Kelli Bailey
Florals - Forth and Floral
Hair - Taylor Degroot
MUA - Alysia Arreola
Bride’s PJs - Victoria’s Secret
Bridal Gown - Lovers Society
Bridal Boutique - Lovely Bride (Dallas, TX)
Bride’s Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewelry - Kendra Scott
Velvet Ring Box - The Mrs Box
Denim Bridal Jacket - Pistola Denim
Bridesmaid Dresses - Morilee
Groom’s + Groomsmen Attire - The Model (Hobbs, NM)
Invitations - Minted
Videography - Hayley Magness
Cakes - Maimie Cakes
Catering - The Buttery
DJ - Taud Phillips
Floral Chandelier + Other Decor - Mother of the Bride + Family
Neon Lovers Sign - Little Pineapple Neon
Glass Welcome Sign - Mulberry Market Designs on Etsy
Officiant - Bradley Bishop
Lead Photographer - Ashley + Melanie
Second Photographer - Melanie


Wedding by Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Invitation Suites

If you’re a future bride or groom looking to make a good first impression on your guests, gorgeous stationary is the perfect way to catch attention and show off your wedding’s vibe. Whether you’re going for a colorful Spanish infused fiesta, a classic and minimalist bash, or a soft floral inspired day, invitation suites are truly one of the most personalized part of any wedding and the best way to set the tone for your big day. Couples can choose from a simple single page invite or an entire suite (confetti or petals optional). We’ve photographed some of the prettiest invites around so we just know that there’s something out there for all the lovers!


Featured Invitation Designers
Funky Olive
Letterpress Made
Minted
Hello Jori
Viklund Made
Eleven and West
Vistaprint
Zazzle
Karli Strohchein Art
Pigment and Parchment
Pennysmith’s
Hello Pinello

Photos by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography