Wedding Inspiration - Non Traditional Wedding Gowns

If you know one thing about our little wedding team its that we’re complete suckers for all the gorgeous bridal details. One of our favorite trends we’ve been capturing more and more are unique, non-traditional wedding dresses. Whether its something as simple as selecting a blush-tone or cream dress to a more modern two-piece wedding gown (either of the matching and mix/matching set variety) to a super non-traditional caftan gown, there’s something out there for every bride wanting to shake it up on her special day. Move over pure white wedding gowns, we’ve rounded up our favorite, spot-light stealing gowns that are anything but ordinary.

Wedding Gown Designers
Blush Toned Off-The-Shouler Gown - Mia Solano at Luv Bridal
Blush Two Piece Crop Top + Tulle Skirt - Grace Loves Lace
Red Ombre Skirt + Blue Grey Ombre Skirt - Sweet Caroline Styles
Leather Mrs Jacket - Wild Rose Creative
Caftan Dress - New Crop Shop
Cream + Beaded Gown - ModCloth
Purple/Grey Gown - David’s Bridal

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

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

Real Weddings - Unique Wedding Venues

Every wedding season you can plan on us sharing lots of pretty moments from some of our favorite, staple venues with all of the amazing details that make them so very special to us. However, each and every year, our little team is treated to a few new, incredibly unique sweet venues that completely blow our minds. From quaint haciendas hidden right off the Santa Fe Plaza to dreamy unreal, backyard weddings in Albuquerque to a few of our favorite Colorado getaways to giant, wildly designed art museums to the iconic Santa Fe Opera, we’ve experience some venues beyond our wildest daydreams. And trust us, we’re still thinking about them!

Real Life Love Stories
Shaun + Jessie at Sarabande Bed and Breakfast (coming soon to the blog)
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Blake + Jennie at Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe
Alex + Amber at High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Ben + Katy at Inn of the Five Graces and Hacienda Corta Caro
Shane + Megan at Private Residence (backyard wedding in Albuquerque, NM)
Ethan + Sarah at Hacienda Doña Andrea

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

Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave First Dance Songs

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a whole lot of amazing first dances, but there’s are a few that have stuck with us and that made us feel all the feels. Whether it was the gorgeous natural lighting of an outdoor wedding, some rad dance moves, or a super unique song choice (e.g. LOVE by Kendrick Lamar or a Childish Gambino cover of So Into You), some of our favorite first dances have absolutely swept us off our feet.

We’ve each included some of our favorite first dance/love song selections so you can have the BEST dance party this weekend (or at your own wedding).

Alicia’s Picks
Dive - Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel? - Ed Sheeran
Stay With You - John Legend
In My Veins - Andrew Belle
Your Song (cover) - Ellie Goulding
Thinkin’ Bout You (cover) - Daniela Andrade
LOVE - Kendrick Lamar
Harvest Moon - Neil Young (and the cover of it by Poolside)
To Build a Home - Cinematic Orchestra
Anything by Sleeping At Last, because let's be real, it just doesn't get dreamier.

Jaclyn’s Picks
Everything - Ella Mai ft. John Legend
Woman - Honne
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Best Part - H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar
I Would Do Anything for You - Foster the People
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole ft. Natalie Cole
Baby I’m Yours (cover) - Arctic Monkeys
Lights Down Low - MAX ft. gnash

Ashley’s Picks
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry Me - Train
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
You and Me - Lifehouse
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Bre’s Picks
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Everything - Michael Buble
All of Me - John Legend
Work Song - Hozier
Let It Go - James Bay

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

Valentine's Day Special - Our Fave Romantics

It finally Valentine’s Day and, for us, saying that its one of our favorite holidays is a huge understatement. We ADORE this day and how everyone celebrates the people that they love the most! We are so lucky to have a job that lets us not only hang with the cutest couples, but allows us to witness love on a regular basis! We seriously wish we could put every single romantic on this blog, but we rounded up a few of our standouts from the last few years to give everyone a little taste! We hope you spent today feeling loved and spreading love!!!

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

Wedding Inspo - Wedding Signage

If there’s one thing we can’t resist snapping a few extra pictures of on wedding days, it’s wedding signage. We so love how each and every sign perfectly reflects the couple and their celebration of love. From the simple chalkboard signs adorned with florals, to elegant glass signs and handprinted wooden signs, these beauties were the perfect welcome to our couples special guests from near and far.

Scroll through for a few of our faves… we can’t wait to see the beautiful ways our future couples will greet their loved ones!

A Few of Our Favorite Signage Vendors
Hello Jori
Just Lovely Weddings
Minted
Funky Olive
Etsy
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca

Venues
Hotel Albuquerque
La Mesita Ranch Estate
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Hacienda Doña Andrea
La Posada de Santa Fe
La Fonda on the Plaza
Hyatt Tamaya
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs)
Hacienda Corta Caro
Inn of the Five Graces
Four Seasons Santa Fe

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

Table Setting Inspo

When we’re not obsessing over the amazing pre-wedding details our couples always bring to wedding days, falling in love with first looks, or crying our eyes out during ceremonies, you can find our team swooning over reception table details at basically every single wedding we capture. We’re seriously so lucky that every couple we work with brings their a-game to all of the little touches that make receptions so special. From the clean and classic, to the glittering and pastel, to the rustic and boho chic, girly and glam, muted and minimalistic .. we’re not sure what our favorite has been so far because we’re in love with every set up! Shout out to the rockstar planners and rental companies we’ve worked with, y’all know how to make wedding day dreams come true!

Coorinators + Planners
For the Love Events
Jessie Baca
Just Lovely Weddings
Rocky Mountain Bride

Rentals
Rust Vintage
Darling Details Rentals
Adobo Catering
AA Events and Tents
Ocassion Services

Venues
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast