Wedding Inspo - Desert Florals

For our little team, being located in the gorgeous state of New Mexico means that we get to experience all of the amazing traditions, tastes, and beauty of the Southwest. One of our all time favorite details we get to see in both everyday life and on wedding days are desert florals. Our hearts are so happy that more and more of our brides and grooms are embracing some of our most beloved desert plants and flowers in both live florals and desert inspired details. From cacti to succulents to pampas grass to protea flowers, all of these hot climate beauties are something to behold. Check out some of our favorite desert florals for lots of Southwestern inspo!

Featured Florists
Placed by Polito
Viva Flora
Renegade Floral
Floriography Flowers
Barton’s Flowers

Featured Planners + Coordinators
Just Lovely Weddings
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca
Jessica Wonder Events


Weddings + Styled Shoots by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Vendor Feature - For the Love Events + Rust Vintage

If you’re looking for the perfect boho chic inspired wedding designs and furniture or just looking to drool over the prettiest details, our gal pals over at For the Love Events and Rust Vintage have you covered! Founded and lead by the incredibly talented, creative visionary Amy, these Southwestern based wedding day vendors bring alllll of the rustic amazing magic possible to wedding days. We love teaming up with these two and are anxiously awaiting what they bring this season!!

Featured Weddings + Editorial Shoots
Rocky Mountain Bride at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rocker Romance Styled Elopement at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Rust Vintage Warehouse

Weddings + Editorial Shoots by Alicia, Ashley, and Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photog Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Writing Your Own Vows

Besides all of the amazing little details and decisions that weddings involve, many couples find themselves with another wedding day choice, whether or not to write their own vows. And while we love traditional vows in their many forms, there’s a special place in our hearts for those super personal, tearful, joyous, and even downright fun vows our couples have written in the past. Lucky for us, one of our cutie pie couples from last year, Ryan and Cristina, were able to give us insight on this cool little ceremony trend.

What inspired you and your spouse to write your own vows?

Cristina: “Ryan told me I had to write my own vows. Other than that, writing your own vows makes the ceremony more personal and intimate.”
Ryan: “Growing up, I watched a lot of rom-coms and always wanted to write my own vows. Also, I knew how much and why I loved Cristina, but not everyone else did, so it was my opportunity to tell everyone myself.”

How long did it take you to write your own vows?
Cristina: “On and off for a few months.”
Ryan: “When I proposed to Cristina 18 months before our wedding, I had memorized a long speech that I was supposed to say before proposing, but I forgot the entire speech when the time came, so I used parts of that speech to create my vows. Then, on and off until the wedding, I kept a document of sentences or quotes that I wanted to include. I wrote my final vows about a month before the wedding.”

What was your favorite part of writing your own vows?
Cristina
: “Being able to express my love for Ryan.”
Ryan: “Of course, expressing my love for Cristina. But, there was this quote from J.D. Salinger that I had read when I was in high school (Cristina and I started dating at 17) and I always felt that it summarized how I felt about Cristina, but I never shared the quote with her until our wedding day. So, it was pretty exciting to share that after all these years.”

What advice do you have for couples considering writing their own vows?
Ryan: “While writing your vows is a nice way to express your love and say nice things about your significant other, at the end of the day, it's your choice and, while it is a chance to make the ceremony fun and intimate, it's really just about the person standing across from you.”

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

Styled Sunday - Rocky Mountain Bride at Los Poblanos

As all of our friends know, we are huge fangirls of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, our favorite little Albuquerque gem tucked away in the gorgeous North Valley. So when the amazing gals at Rocky Mountain Bride reached out and asked us to capture a new wedding feature for Los Poblanos, we were over the moon!

At the end of last October, we teamed up with some of our favorite vendor besties and made major magic happen right at the peak of fall. We even convinced two of our fave, real-life sweethearts, Carolyn and Paul, to dress up as our bride and groom for the day. Amid the stunning fall foliage, impeccable planning and details came together for one of the craziest, most amazing days ever! We shot a dreamy three day wedding weekend including an insanely yummy welcome brunch and game of bocce ball on day one, followed by bike rides and drink tasting for the boys and flower crown making for the girls on day two, and then the gorgeous, intimate wedding on the final day of festivities.

We were soooo thrilled to be a part of this stunner of a shoot, cheers to many more whimsical, incredible days like this one!!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning - Rocky Mountain Bride
Coordination - For the Love Events
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floriography
Paper Goods - Funky Olive
Jewelry - Peyote Bird Designs
Hair - Santiago Romero
MUA - The Vanity
Bridal Gown - Lazaro Bridal
Bridal Boutique - The Bridal Collection (Colorado)
Groom’s Suit - Men’s Wearhouse
Additional Styling - Spur Line Supply Co + Izzy Martin
Cake - Sassy Bakes by Heather Guay
Bride + Groom - Carolyn + Paul Barrios

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

Wedding + Engagement Rings - Second Edition

If you know one thing about our little team (and probably most wedding photogs out there), its that we have a major soft spot for gorgeous rings. From the classic square- cut beauties to the custom, wildly unique rings we love every single one that we get to capture. We’ll probably never get enough of these precious gems, keep ‘em coming lovers!!!

A Few of Our Fave Ring Vendors
Ritani
Tacori
Lauren B Jewelry
deBella Jewelry
Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Etsy
Patina Gallery
Blue Nile
Tiffany & Co
Brilliant Earth

Ring Boxes
The Mrs Box
Your Heart’s Content

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