Geoff + Jocelyn, a Rock House Engagement

Last month, we spent a golden hour evening with two of the most fun, light-hearted sweethearts around! Geoff and Jocelyn kept their Rock House engagement sooo carefree and fun that we couldn’t help but share a few of their silly moments alongside their breathtaking romantics on the blog!

These babes have been together for 4 years and met in the best way possible, while petting a dog at the same time. Geoff and Jocelyn like to to keep their relationship loving, supportive, and of course a little bit goofy! Not to mention they share a mutual love for ice cream.

We are over the moon to capture their Monday (!) wedding at Hacienda Dona Andrea this June. We can’t wait to be a part of their incredibly genuine, romantic, and downright fun love story!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Engagement Location - Rock House at the base of the Sandia Mountain Foothills (Albuquerque, NM)
Wedding Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea

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

Engagement Style Look Book Second Edition

If you’re engaged and trying to decide what to wear for your session, some of our favorite brides and grooms brought all of the style inspo you could ever need! From dreamy couture gowns to laid back boho jumpsuits to dainty dresses to simple casual looks, we’ve seen sooo many incredible engagement outfits for every season that we couldn’t help but share them! We’ve even added some of the brands worn by our sweet couples as well as a few of of our own personal favorite shops for even more engagement style ideas!

Featured + Recommended Engagement Style Brands and Boutiques
Revolve
Cleobella
Dress the Population
Costarellos
Madewell
Anthropologie
Altar’d State
Topshop
Free People
Lovers and Friends
J Crew
Ralph Lauren
Hugo Boss
Gemma Collection
Dos Femmes
H &M
ASOS

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

Vendor Feature - Floriography Flowers

Now that May has finally rolled around, we’ve craving some major floral gorgeousness here on the blog and our soul sisters over at Floriography Flowers always know just how to bring magic into every single floral creation. From boho glam weddings with a bright floral palette to soft, neutral yet classic arrangements to deep, dark, moody bouquets, these goddesses know exactly how to make weddings an absolute dream! We are beyond excited to see what beauty they whip up for our brides and grooms this wedding season!

Featured Florist - Floriography Flowers

Real Life Love Stories
Rocky Mountain Bride Editorial at Los Poblanos (w/real life lovers Paul + Carolyn)
Mack + Shelby at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos
Alex + Marcela at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Braden + Emmaly at Los Poblanos
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Joaquin + Alexandra at La Posada de Santa Fe

Weddings by the Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + 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

John + Anna, a Desert Engagement

A few months ago we adventured into the desert with Brooklyn babes John and Anna. Besides living in one of the coolest places around, these cuties love concerts, brewing their own beer, and visiting our sister city, Santa Fe, as much as possible.

John proposed to Anna in Grand Central Station and celebrated with friends and family after at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in upstate New York. This September, these lovers are going to make it official with a big, amazingly fun wedding at one of our favorite Santa Fe venues, La Fonda on the Plaza. We can’t wait to see what East Coast touches John and Anna bring to the Southwest!

MUA - Ashley at Betty Rose by Alanna
Wedding Venue - La Fonda on the Plaza

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