Groom Style - Second Edition

Last January we featured our first ever groom style edit here on the blog and we’re soooo excited to present the second edition! From classic black tuxes to dark crimson jackets to navy blue suits, there’s seriously a style for every groom out there. Peep some of the amazing accessories too, from custom watches to stylish shoes to roadrunner pins (made by the groom himself) to presidential cufflinks! Check out all of our incredibly handsome grooms of 2018 here and get inspired for wedding seasons to come!

Our Favorite Suit Designers
Tweed Maker
The Black Tux
Ted Baker
ASOS
Jos A Banks
Banana Republic
Men’s Wearhouse
Mr Tux (local to New Mexico)
Indochino
Perry Ellis
Zegna
Suits Unlimited

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

Ryan + Cristina, a Prairie Star Wedding

Ryan and Cristina, the most genuine/laid-back lovers on the planet, had the sweetest fall wedding this past October right outside of Albuquerque, NM.

They met in high school (their first moments together involved Ryan copying off of Cristina in Spanish class 😂), but sparks didn’t fly until senior year when Ryan asked Cristina to the homecoming dance.  Even though Cristina completely curved Ryan (by rejecting a kiss), he never gave up on chasing her and, after realizing what a total catch this Ryan was, the rest was history! Years later, Ryan proposed to Cristina in their home only a few days after Ryan spent countless hours picking out the perfect ring.

Ryan and Cristina’s wedding at Prairie Star was full of gorgeous views of the majestic Sandia mountains, amazingly personal details (Ryan’s aunt put together all of the stunning florals for this day!), and the best entertainment around from our friends at Cutmaster Music.  Cristina made the most beautiful bride with her simple, down to earth style and kind aura. These two had everyone (including all of us) absolutely in tears when they read their own vows and shared personal stories of each other. We loved their totally down-to-party, yet sweet bridal party and had so much fun capturing each of them partying it up the entire night. This wedding was extra special as we got the most amazing and ultra gorgeous, golden-hour romantic shots.

Ryan and Cristina, we’re beyond grateful for you two and this day! Cheers to married life cuties!

Vendors
Venue - Praire Star Restaurant and Wine Bar, Santa Ana Star Casino
Planning + Coordination - Orange September
Florals - Groom’s Aunt
Cake - Planty Sweet
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - David’s Bridal
Bride’s Accessories - Charming Charlie
Bride’s Shoes - Tieks
Bridesmaids Dresses - David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire - Mr. Tux
DJ - Cutamster Music
Second Photographer - Bre Bloomquist

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