Behind the Scenes with the Alicia Lucia Team

With shooting 30+ weddings, engagements, and editorials this year, 2018 took our little team to some of the prettiest places in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and the surrounding areas. Here’s a teeny look at the behind the scenes of our girl squad doing what we do best, celebrating and capturing love over and over again!!!

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography as well as other local photographer friends
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Styled Sunday - an Eldorado Hotel Wedding with Rocky Mountain Bride

Last year, we embarked on an incredible journey with Rocky Mountain Bride through the eclectic, enchanting hallways of Eldorado Hotel and Spa. From start to finish, Eldorado Hotel captivates at every turn with the perfect blend of traditional Santa Fe style and modern elegance.

We started this amazing day in the airy bridal suite adjacent to Eldorado’s chapel. Broad skylights and expansive space make this prep area an absolute dream for brides and photographers alike. Next we were enchanted by Eldorado’s simple, yet incredibly enchanting chapel, La Capilla de Oro. Inspired by Spanish colonial art, the gold gilded alter of La Capilla de Oro is perfect for any wedding and stands out beautifully against the pure white walls of this little ceremony space. Paired with vintage Elipale chairs and stellar greenery, this alter was fit for royalty!

Our dreamy bride and groom also roamed through the colorful rooms and hallways of Casa España where they were treated to cocktails and appetizers at an incredibly vibrant bar. And finally, we capped off this perfect day with a reception on Eldorado’s rooftop. Overlooking the iconic Santa Fe Plaza and with an incredible view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Eldorado’s sky-high patio is the perfect place to finish off an amazing wedding.

From Magnolia Event Company’s brilliant design plan to our bride’s delicate Lea-Ann Belter gown to Rocky Mountain Bride pulling everything together, this sublime day made us fall in love with Eldorado Hotel all over again.

This dream of a day was also published by Rocky Mountain Bride in 2017

Venue + Catering - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Planning - Rocky Mountain Bride
Design - Magnolia Event Company
Florals - Table and Vase
Yucca + Agave - Oscar’s Tree and Landscaping
Sweets - American Pie Bakery
Bridal Gown - Lea Ann Belter
Bridal Boutique - Felice Bridal
MUA - C. Johnson Makeup
Stationary - Letterpress Made
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Couple - Jimmie + Lorissa

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

Duncan + Tatianna, a La Fonda Fall Wedding

On a fairytale October day, Duncan and Tatianna officially tied the knot at one of our treasured Santa Fe venues, La Fonda on the Plaza. It was love at first sight for this sweet couple who met in London and eloped just 10 months later! They decided to celebrate in a big way with an incredible party for all of their loved ones in the bride's home state of New Mexico (officially giving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle competition for the most amazing American /English wedding).

Moody fall florals, a stunning sheath dress, and incredible American Flag/Union Jack cookies made this day one for the books, and one that we'll hold close to our heart. Family and friends from both, all over the United States and England not only experienced the eclectic city of Santa Fe, but they were also treated to the Albuquerque International Ballon Fiesta and a first hand taste of some true New Mexican cuisine.

In the summer of 2018, we were over the moon when one of Tatianna and Duncan's stunning romantic photos, taken in a little hidden Santa Fe alleyway, was selected as the New Mexico Cover of Rocky Mountain Bride! This wedding was also featured by RMB earlier this year as a "Classic Santa Fe Wedding at La Fonda"A huge congrats to these stunners, thank you for letting us be a part of your world for one magical fall day!

Venue -  La Fonda on the Plaza
Planning + Coordination - Orange September
Florals - Viva Flora
Sweets - American Pie Santa Fe
MUA + Hair - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Enzoani
Groom's Suit - Ted Baker

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