Fave Weddings - Ashley's Picks

Our girl Ashley, aka the sweetest most genuine photog sister around, lead shoots about half of our weddings each year. She picked her four faves from 2018 and we have the gorgeous highlights here!

Ashley:
Addie and Walker's wedding was classic perfection made better by the sweetest couple and the most adorable fur babies. Addie was gorgeous and so go with the flow the entire day. They both made the entire day so easy and truly a joy to photograph. 

Lucia and Michael were so much fun. The amount of joy that those two had was undeniable. Their senses of humor made the entire day so memorable. They never needed to be posed, just being always so open with their affection for one another! 

Blake and Jennie's wedding in Colorado Springs was a dream! The venue, flowers, and all the other details were a dream. Walking through Garden of the Gods was incredible and Jennie climbing up the rocks in her heels like it was no big deal will remain one of my favorite memories. 

Delaney and Josh's wedding went off without a hitch. Delaney was so amazingly prepared and made sure everything was organized and on schedule! We had so much fun riding around in the golf cart and hitting up so many gorgeous spots for romantics.”

Our Real Life Love Stories
Walker + Addie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Michael + Lucia at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club

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

Vendor Feature - Hair + Makeup Artists

Wedding days are filled with millions of pretty details, but we personally think our brides always steal the spotlight and it’s thanks to a little help from the incredible, local hair stylists and makeup artists that make these beauties absolutely glow! From full service to single service, these incredible boss babes (and guys too) work extremely hard to make sure brides look like nothing short of goddess from the second they walk down the aisle to the final dance. We adore these vendors and are soooo grateful to have pros that make our jobs on wedding days that much more fun, glamorous, and downright incredible! We love y’all so much!!

Hair + Makeup Artists
Betty Rose by Alanna + Betty Rose by Ashley
Santiago Romero Hair Stylist
Jewel Hair Design
Genica Lee Hair and Makeup
Diana Rose Hair and Makeup (drs color studio)
Monica Stark Makeup
Jacqueline Chavez Makeup Artist (make it jacque)
Chrome Salon and Blowout Bar
Beauty Bar Santa Fe
The Vanity Makeup
Madeline McCue Makeup
Kata Baron Makeup
The Honeycomb Beauty Studio

Wedding Venues
La Posada de Santa Fe
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
La Fonda on the Plaza
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe Opera
Inn of the Five Graces
Hacienda Corta Caro
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gerald Peters Gallery
Sandia Golf Club at Sandra Resort and Casino

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

Matthew + Kaya, a Paa-ko Ridge Wedding

In 2010, Matthew and Kaya met for the first time in Santa Rosa, California through a mutual friend and it was instantly love at first sight. These lovers found that they shared a passion for music, craft beer, and adventuring. Their love story continued as they moved from California to Nevada to Oregon while Kaya was still in college. They soon found their way to the ever charming Santa Fe, NM for new job opportunities and fell in love with the southwest’s breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets. On a little trip back to Oregon in August of 2017, Matthew proposed at the beautiful Cannon Beach! Matthew and Kaya now live in our amazing state with their two cats Thor and Rollo and their sweet pup Kona, who made a guest appearance in their wedding!

We adored their late July wedding at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, NM. Bringing lots of Southwestern flair, Kaya wore incredible cowboy boots under her classically elegant Casablanca Bridal gown and paired her entire look with a bold lipstick! To top off her amazing bridal details, Kaya included her grandmother’s vintage, hand-held mirror as her something old (giving us major feels). After their amazing little ceremony, these babes snuck off with us for some epic, on-the-edge-of-a-mountain romantics! We have so much love for these two and their adventurous souls, congrats babes!

Vendors
Venue - Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Invitations - Zazzle
Florals - Mauldin’s Flowers
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Casablanca Bridal
Bridal Boutique - Ann Matthews Bridal
Baked Goods - Harry’s Roadhouse

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