Wedding Inspo - Wedding Reception Centerpieces

One look at any of our social media sites and you’ll know how obsessed our little team is with florals, but we’re also in love with how our couples, planners, and florists design and create floral centerpieces. Bright, bold, and larger than life summer florals give us just as much joy as the the simple, subdued succulent adorned centerpieces. Every wedding brings its own flavor and we can’t get enough of these reception beauties!

Wedding Venues
La Posada de Santa Fe
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, CO)
Santa Fe Opera
La Fonda on the Plaza
Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Four Seasons Santa Fe
Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Sarabande Bed and Breakfast
Gerald Peters Gallery
Hyatt Tamaya
El Zocalo
La Mestia Ranch Estate

Placed by Polito
Renegade Floral
Viva Flora
Floriography Flowers
Shannon Loves Flowers
Ruidoso Flower Shop
Bloomstream Flowers
The Bouq’s Co
Barton’s Flowers
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

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

Real Weddings - Alter Inspiration

No matter how many weddings we shoot every season, we are constantly in awe of the incredible decor, especially floral designs, that couple select for their alters. Whether its a lush floral arch, a unique wooden tepee, or even a collection of pretty little lanterns, so many of our lovers have picked the dreamiest adornments to say “ I do” in front of and under. Don’t mind us while we’re forever lusting after these incredible set ups.

Real Life Love Stories
Tyler + Cassie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Chris + Emma at Hacienda Doña Andrea
Brian + Ashley at Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Walker + Addie at La Posada de Santa Fe
Rocky Mountain Bride Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Dustin + Ashley at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Chris + Alexa at La Fonda on the Plaza
Scott + Leanne at SITE Santa Fe
Alex + Amber at High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Josh + Delaney at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Derek + Brigitte at La Fonda on the Plaza
Randy + Elizabeth at the Santa Fe Opera
Keith + Clare at La Posada de Santa Fe
Loren + Julia at Four Seasons Santa Fe
Gary + April at La Mesita Ranch
Amy + Crystal at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Thommy + Kathryn at Hubbell House
Chris + Teresa at Albuquerque Railyards
Shane + Megan at Private Residence in Albuquerque, NM

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, Jen, and Brittany of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blot + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Brian + Ashley, an Eldorado Hotel Wedding

To finish off our crazy, wonderful September full of lovely weddings, we captured Brian and Ashley’s gorgeous, elegant wedding at Eldorado Hotel and Spa right off of the historic Santa Fe Plaza.

Brian and Ashley met in 2012 through mutual friends, however, sparks didn’t fly until they reunited in 2015 for their first official first date. When Ashley began to have severe health problems that would eventually lead to a major surgery and her missing out on the holidays with her family, Brian stayed by her side throughout it all. One year later, Brian wanted Ashley to have a huge reason to celebrate the holidays and not think about the stressful events of the previous year, so he proposed to her on Thanksgiving day in front of both of their families.

Fast forward to 2018 and these lovers started off their celebration with a sweet ceremony in Eldorado’s La Capilla de Oro, a modern, yet insanely ethereal chapel and even had Ashley’s mom sing and play guitar for it. Ashley’s dreamy ballgown, Brian’s reaction to her walking down the aisle, and, of course, their sweet pups Bear and Bailey had us feeling all of the true love, low-key fairytale feels. After a few dreamy golden hour romantics and a cocktail hour complete with a mariachi band, Brian and Ashley partied with all of their friends and family on Eldorado’s rooftop and wrapped up the night with a joyous sparkler send off. Congrats to the Pereas, we loved your enchanting fall wedding!

Venue - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Planning + Coordination - David Stone at Eldorado Hotel
Florals - Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
Cake - ABC Cake Shop
Invitations + Stationary - Minted and Beacon Lane Weddings
MUA - Angelique Martinez
Bridal Gown - Uptown Bride
Shoes - INC by Macy’s
Bridesmaid Gowns - David’s Bridal
Custom Bridesmaid Bracelets - made by Father of the Bride
Groom’s Attire - Suits Unlimited
Rings - Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
DJ - Southwest DJ Entertainment
Videography - Wolfquest Films
Photo Booth - Smiley Cyrus Photo Booth

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

Real Weddings - Fall Reception Inspiration

As temperatures cool down, wedding color palettes warm up in anticipation for one our favorite seasons, fall!! Autumn weddings have a special place in our hearts, from romantic candle arrangements to moody florals to the coziest of details to touches of crimson just about everywhere, its not hard to see why this season is a fan favorite for couples and photographers alike. We’re so excited for the most wonderful season of the year that we’ve found our favorite fall wedding reception touches right here on the blog!

Los Pobalnos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
La Fonda on the Plaza

Vivia Flora
Renegade Floral
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
People’s Flowers

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

Michael + Lucia, a Los Poblanos Wedding

If there's one thing everyone knows about our team, it’s that weddings are always incredibly special to us, so getting to shoot the wedding of a close friend or family member reminds us of just how lucky we are to have this job!  Early this August, our girl Ashley captured the genuine love and incredible bond between Alicia's momma Lucia and her new husband Michael at the ever serene Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. Close friends and family gathered to watch these lovers not only become Mr and Mrs, but to witness just how incredible the power of love is at bringing true soulmates together. How amazing it is to see two people who belong so perfectly together find one another and, as Ashley mentioned, two people who "ooze love for each other". 

Our wedding vendor soul sister Lauren Mestas of Just Lovely Weddings coordinated this beautiful day and we couldn't help but share her sweet thoughts on Lucia and Michael:  

"Working with Lucia & Michael for wedding planning + design was so fun, because it gave me the chance to branch out and do something creatively that I haven’t really done before.  When I began by discussing colors and themes with Lucia, something that stood out to me was a photo of a wedding cake with a tree painted on it. Lucia described how she loves trees and nature, and from there I came up with a vision board to help us plan all of the wedding day details. We both loved the sage green combined with ivory, and lots of wood elements. The wood chargers were a small detail that went so far! Our amazing florist, Stephanie Yardman, really ran with the vision, and I loved the branches that she included in all of the arrangements. Los Poblanos was the perfect venue for Lucia & Michael to say "I Do!", and I am forever grateful that I got to work with such an amazing couple!"

Venue -  Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning + Coordination - Just Lovely Weddings
Rentals - Darling Details Rentals
Florals - Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Fridas Salon
Bridal Gown - David's Bridal

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