Garrett + April, a New Mexico Mountain Engagement

Garrett and April trekked up into the Sandia Mountains with us for a sweet, intimate engagement session in that dreamy golden hour light. Their session was the sweetest prelude to their little Casa Perea wedding this past weekend. We are thrilled to share even more of these lovers very very soon!!

Engagement Session by Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Bridesmaid Style Second Edition

A little over a year ago we posted about some of our favorite bridesmaid styles out there and then were absolutely blown away by all of the amazing styles we’ve seen since. From having bridesmaids go the traditional route with the same dress, to choosing different styles in the same color, to full on mix-and-match gowns that align perfectly with wedding palettes— our brides just know how to help their besties look downright stunning for wedding days!

We can’t wait to see all of the girl squads for the rest of this season! Cheers to incredibly chic, amazing bride tribes!!!

Our Favorite + Featured Bridesmaid Designers
Morilee
Show Me Your Mumu
Revolve
BHLDN
David’s Bridal
ASOS
Banana Republic
J Crew
Jenny Yoo
Allure Bridals

Wedding Venues
Enchanted Vine Barn
Peter Hurd Guesthouse + Private Estate in San Patricio NM
La Posada de Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
La Mesita Ranch Estate
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Fonda on the Plaza
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Hacienda Dona Andrea

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

Qwist + Cara, a heartfelt wedding at Los Poblanos

We’ll never tire of reiterating how lucky we are to get to know the couples we capture, but every once in awhile, an out of this world love story comes along that not only knocks us off our feet, but also humbles us to be a part of it! Qwist and Cara’s 12 years in the making love story was just that and we’ll probably never, ever get over it.

Qwist and Cara met over a decade ago in Fort Collins, Colorado while attending an outdoor Common concert. They hit it off instantly when Qwist noticed Cara standing behind him and offered her a better view. They’ve been together ever since those first tender moments and Qwist proposed to Cara in the exact same spot they first met (followed by their families racing out with champagne to celebrate) *cue all the happy tears*.

These two had a heartfelt, genuine, downright beautiful wedding at our most favorite venue in town, Los Poblanos. Simplicity and minimalism not only ruled Qwist and Cara’s special day, but it allowed for their tender love story to shine through. From having Qwist’s grandmothers walk down the aisle as flower girls, to their group sing along of “Lean on Me” during the ceremony (never seen anything like that before, and it moved us to our core), to both the bride and groom including each sets of their parents during the mother/son and father/daughter dances, we can’t help but continually gush about how wildly special it was to witness this June wedding. Qwist and Cara share a love so tangible that it brings joy to everyone around them, thank you babes for letting us be a tiny part of this incredible love story!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning - Corazon Events
Florals - The Bouqs Co.
Invitations - Funky Olive Design
Hair - Briana Neverez
MUA - Nicole Cudzilo
Bridal Gown - Sarah Seven
Groom’s Attire - Bonobos
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Officiant - Cynthia Copeland

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

Owen + Amelia, a New Mexico Engagement

Owen and Amelia’s beautiful spring wedding at Hotel Albuquerque might be a year away, but we explored some of the beautiful mountains and deserts with them last month! Their sweet, intimate, garden centered day is bound to be lush and gorgeous!

These sweethearts originally met while in grad school in Boston, but made a new home in Albuquerque when Owen landed a job at a law firm in town. Owen and Amelia have been going strong for 7 whole years and even have a fur baby, Penelope (a sweet little golden doodle pup) of their own! We can’t wait to capture these sweeties in the heart of Old Town.

Hair - Nicole Hovlik at Haven Beauty Bar

Engagement by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
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

Randy + Danielle, a Desert Engagement

Randy and Danielle might not be getting married until next year (June 2020) but we can’t help but gush over these two and their incredible sweet love story.

After meeting through mutual friends, these two hung out for the first time at Austin City Limits and immediately hit it off after a weekend of amazing music. And even though they lived in different cities (Randy in Houston and Danielle in Austin) these two made it work and eventually decided to officially call Austin home.

Between being the coolest couple around (they love doing everything and anything outdoors) and having two of the cutest fur babies on the planet (Autumn and Jude), they’re also major couple goals. Along with having fun together (playing Mario Kart and watching Game of Thrones), these two speak each other’s love languages perfectly — Danielle loves how supportive and caring Randy is (he washes her car every Saturday and always remembers to snag macaroons from her fave bakery— insert all the heart eyes) and Randy loves how Danielle is so loving in the way that she always puts others first.

We can’t wait for their Santa Fe celebration at La Fonda on the Plaza next summer, bring on the party babes!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Dress - Altar’d State

Engagement by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Wedding Reception Centerpieces

One look at any of our social media sites and you’ll know how obsessed our little team is with florals, but we’re also in love with how our couples, planners, and florists design and create floral centerpieces. Bright, bold, and larger than life summer florals give us just as much joy as the the simple, subdued succulent adorned centerpieces. Every wedding brings its own flavor and we can’t get enough of these reception beauties!

Wedding Venues
La Posada de Santa Fe
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Santa Fe Opera
La Fonda on the Plaza
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Gerald Peters Gallery
Hyatt Tamaya
El Zocalo
La Mestia Ranch Estate

Florists
Placed by Polito
Renegade Floral
Viva Flora
Floriography Flowers
Shannon Loves Flowers
Ruidoso Flower Shop
Bloomstream Flowers
The Bouq’s Co
Barton’s Flowers
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

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