Jake + Angela, a Sandia Wedding

Even though Jake and Angela just tied the knot this September we’ve known these sweet lovers, and their two precious daughters for many years! Getting to hang out with them on their big day was a huge honor for our team and was such a amazing day to be a part of, we loved getting to capture the love of a couple that feels like family to us!

Jake and Angela met at the end of 2012 while Jake was out celebrating a work promotion and Angela was celebrating the completion of her Masters degree. Jake asked Angela to dance (with the wax on wax off dance) and the rest is history. Over the past 7 years, these two have had two beautiful daughters, welcomed three dogs into their home, and bought a house together! For them, this wedding was the cherry on top of an already beautiful life!

Although we haven’t captured a wedding Sandia Event Center since 2016, Jake and Angela’s big day was the perfect welcome back. Everything from this couple’s gorgeous navy and burgandy details, to dreamy romantics during blue hour to a first dance with their daughters to “Blessed” by Thomas Rhett was nothing short of perfection.

Vendors
Venue - Sandia Event Center
Florals - For the Love of Flowers
Invitations - Shutterfly
Signage - Esty
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Bride’s Shoes - Jewel by Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Earrings + Headpiece - Luxe Bride Co
Bride’s Ring - Mark’s Diamonds
Flower Girl Dresses - Fattie Pie Dresses
Groom’s Attire - Suits Unlimited
Groom’s Wedding Band - Manly Bands
Officiant - Denovo Concierge Pastors
Cake - Simply Sweet by Darci
Videography - Southwest Wedding Films
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Fall Wedding Florals

With a new season on the horizon, a lush new variety of different wedding color palettes and trends are on our minds. Wedding florals are always one the most diverse, yet versatile wedding detail, especially in the fall. We’ve seen it allll at autumn weddings, from lush neutral colored bridal bouquets with touches of rust to dark and moody shades of red and violet to simple blends of both light and dark tones. We’re on the brink of amazing fall weddings and can’t freaking wait for all the beauty to come this year!!!

Featured Florists
Florigraphy Flowers
Viva Flora
Bagels Florals
Renegade Floral
Placed by Polito
Shannon Loves Flowers
Barton’s Flowers
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

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

Groom Style - Second Edition

Last January we featured our first ever groom style edit here on the blog and we’re soooo excited to present the second edition! From classic black tuxes to dark crimson jackets to navy blue suits, there’s seriously a style for every groom out there. Peep some of the amazing accessories too, from custom watches to stylish shoes to roadrunner pins (made by the groom himself) to presidential cufflinks! Check out all of our incredibly handsome grooms of 2018 here and get inspired for wedding seasons to come!

Our Favorite Suit Designers
Tweed Maker
The Black Tux
Ted Baker
ASOS
Jos A Banks
Banana Republic
Men’s Wearhouse
Mr Tux (local to New Mexico)
Indochino
Perry Ellis
Zegna
Suits Unlimited

Photos by Alicia Lucia Photography Team
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Groomsmen Style

Even though brides and grooms steal the show on wedding days, we can’t help but crush on all of the stylish, handsome, and downright fun groomsmen we get to hang out with almost every weekend! We love how much personality these amazing fellas bring to weddings and, of course, can’t get enough of all of the insanely sleek suits and tuxes we get to capture. If you’re looking for a new Man Crush Monday, we’ve got you covered with some of the coolest guys around!

Tux + Suit Vendors
Mens Wearhouse
Suits Unlimited
Mr. Tux
Jos A Banks
Banana Republic
ASOS
Boss
Groomsland
J. Crew
The Black Tux
Indochino
Perry Ellis
Ted Baker

Venues
La Fonda on the Plaza
La Posada de Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Co)
Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar
Hacienda Dona Andrea
Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club
La Mesita Ranch Estate
Four Seasons Santa Fe
High Country Lodge (Pagosa Springs, CO)
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Hyatt Regency Tamaya

Photos by Alicia, Ashley, Bre, and Jen of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + 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!

Vendors
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