Wedding Inspiration - Wedding Sweets

At almost every single wedding out there, you’ll find a gorgeous wedding cake and maybe a few other sweet treats, but a few of our couples have gone the extra mile and made other delicious sweets the centerpieces of their big days. We’ve seen sooo many yummy treats, from classic donut walls to mini pies to personalized macaroons to mochi ice cream to s’mores pits! And trust us, its impossible to pick a favorite alternative dessert because they’re all really THAT amazing! We’re stoked to see what incredible creations our future couples surprise us with on wedding days!

A Few of Our Favorite Bakers/Treat Creators
Emerald Pie Bakery
Maggie’s Wedding Cakes
Chocolate Maven
Kakawa Chocolate House
Flying Star Cafe
Planty Sweet
Rebel Donut
Bubbie Homemade Ice Cream
Dolce Bakery
Bizzy B Cakes
American Pie Bakery
Cake Fetish
The S’more Pit
Whoos Donuts

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

Groom Reactions

Wedding days are filled with so many emotions from absolute joy to giddy excitement to nervousness, we never really know what each day will bring! However, one of our favorite, heartstring-pulling moments is groom reactions. Those real, authentic looks and tears get to us every single time. and seeing grooms lose it over their brides is something that we never forget. We hope that every single person finds a soulmate that looks like him or her like these lovers do, its one of the most unreal, incredible parts of our jobs.

See all of our favorite moments from the past few years and click on any of the couples listed below to see their entire love story and view their vendors.

Wedding Venues + Real Love Stories
Eldorado Hotel and Spa - Brian + Ashley
La Posada de Santa Fe - Tyler + Cassie, Walker + Addie
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club - Josh + Delaney
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar - Ryan + Cristina
Los Pobalnos Historic Inn and Organic Farm - Dustin + Ashley, Crystal + Amy
Noah’s Event Venue - Josue + Brandy
La Fonda on the Plaza - Derek + Brigitte
Four Seasons Santa Fe - Alex + Marcela
Hotel Albuquerque - Dillon + Stephanie
Loretto Chapel - Kirk + Taylor
Angel Fire Resort - Ammera + Nicole

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

Wedding Inspo: Bridesmaid Gifts

Summer may be winding down, but wedding season is really starting to heat up for the girl squad at Alicia Lucia Photography. We wanted to give future brides a little inspiration in gifting for their bride tribes. Inspired by Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique's amazing monogrammed bags, we rounded up a few of our all time favorite gifts to thank your gals with for standing by your side on the biggest day of your life. Classic matching robes and jewelry are near and dear to our hearts, but some of our brides have gotten creative with floral rompers, unique t-shirts, and personalized drink glasses! Some brides will even pay for hair and makeup for their girls, a gesture that bridesmaids love! If you're ballin' on a budget, you can always opt for extra bubbly and sweet thank you card, no gift is too small! For even more inspiration, check out

Monogramed Black Bag - Jet Set Weekender from Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique

Wedding Venues
La Fonda on the Plaza
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Posada de Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
Casa de Sueños
High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Noah's Event Venue
Embassy Suites (Downtown Albuquerque)

Photography by Alicia Padilla and Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Josue + Brandy, a Winter Wedding

Last December we kicked off our winter wedding season with Josue and Brandy's incredible wedding at Noah's Event Venue in Albuquerque, NM. Josue searched for months for the perfect ring and way to propose to Brandy, making him the ultimate fiancé/husband goals. From floral ties, to golden hour smoke bombs to a yummy donut wall, this couple thought of all the incredible details for their day! Cheers to the Garcias, we love you two so, so much!!

Venue - Noahs Event Venue
Florals - Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
Officiant - Paul Martinez
Bridal Gown - David's Bridal
Bridal Coverup - Unmentionables Lingerie
Groom's Suit - Men's Warehouse
DJ - Carlos D

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