Paul + Carolyn, Wedding Day Tips from a recently married couple!

We spent a glorious summer evening with the lovely Paul and Carolyn a few weeks ago. Besides having impeccable style and being all around #couplegoals, this sweet duo has also been together for 10 years and married since 2016! They met in college and when Carolyn went to see Paul and his band play a gig, he shouted her out in front of everyone! They've been by each other's sides ever since and have a sweet fur baby named Tucker. Even though they were married a few years ago in Houston, TX they were kind enough to offer us some major wedding day tips for all our future brides! 

According to Carolyn the best ways to make the most of your wedding day are to:

  • Create an environment for everyone to enjoy so think of it as more of a big party and celebration of your love! 
  • Dance with your guests instead of a formal greeting! 
  • Make a traditional wedding unique and fun with your own twists.
  • Confetti. Lots of confetti! 

Bonus: Have your husband's band play at your wedding! 

Dress - Cleobella at Revolve Clothing

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

Alex + Amber, a Pagosa Springs Wedding

Alex and Amber, aka one of the most genuine, laid back couples out there, were married in Pagosa Springs, Colorado last August. The stars aligned for this pair when they met in Costa Rica while both were teaching English. They even found their sweet fur baby Rafiki in Central America and since then, the trio have been inseparable travel buddies! True to their easy going nature Alex and Amber had a non-traditional wedding including a vow exchange under a wooden teepee, an absolutely gorgeous two-piece blush toned wedding dress, amazing donuts, late night pizza, and a sequin blazer that Alex completely rocked at the reception! Congrats to these sweet souls, we can't wait to see what journeys you go on next!

Venue - High Country Lodge
Bridal Gown - Grace Loves Lace
Groom's Suit - ASOS
Wooden Teepee - DIY
Florals - Blooms by the Box
DJ - Aiko Aiko Sound

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

Keith + Clare, a Southwestern Inspired Santa Fe Wedding

In a story seemingly straight from a film, Clare met Keith at Bonnaroo Music Festival In Manchester, Tennessee in the summer of 2012 and they both instantly felt sparks. However, assuming that they would never cross paths again, the pair went their seperate ways.  Later that year, it seemed that fate had other plans as Keith and Clare came across one another once again at Austin City Limits in Texas.  After dating long distance for one year, Clare moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be with Keith. Not too long after, he proposed with his grandmother's ring at a park nearby where they had spent their first date. This incredible couple opted for a destination wedding in Santa Fe and we were SO HONORED to capture their amazing day! Read more about Keith + Clare in this feature by Rocky Mountain Bride!

Venue - La Posada Santa Fe
Beauty - The Beauty Bar 
Bridal Gown Boutique - Neiman Marcus
Bride's Gown + Veil - Monica Lhuillier
Bride's Shoes _- Cristian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses - Stone Cold Fox Bridal  
Donkey - Bear Creek Adventures LC
Entertainment - Caldwell Entertainment
Florals - Viva Flora
Menswear - H. G. Thrash Clothier
Officiant - Bob Worrell
Paper - Corzine and Co.
Photo Booth - Pink Mustache Photo Booth 
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals and Jennifer's Gardens
Rings - Robert Lance Jewelers 
Sweets - Maggie's Cakes
Rugs - Rust Vintage
Coordination/Planning - Jessie Baca

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

Thommy + Kathryn, an Intimate Hubbell House Wedding

Thommy and Kathryn were married at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House in Albuquerque's South Valley with a truly south western inspired wedding. Their intimate ceremony and reception showcased everything from turquoise rings to casual groomsmen attire with bolo ties to a longhorn skull bedecked with gorgeous florals. This wedding was recently featured on Rocky Mountain Bride, click Thommy and Kathryn's Intimate Wedding to see the post and check out The Knot's national Spring 2018 Issue to see this one representing New Mexico in their 50 weddings 50 States series.

Florals: Floriography Flowers
Cake: Walter Cloud
Catering: Street Food Institute
Makeup: Genica Lee

Photos by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog Post and Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger