Venue Feature - Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe

Hidden high up in the mountains of Madrid, New Mexico with only a short drive to Santa Fe, Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe is quickly becoming a new favorite gem for local and destination couples. We first shot at this quirky, yet totally magical spot last spring with Brooklyn lovers Ethan and Sarah and couldn’t help but adore its unique, colorful accents set against its traditional Southwestern adobe building. Since then, we’ve captured two more sweet couples, Chris + Emma last fall and Geoff+ Jocelyn this summer, at this special little hacienda and ALWAYS notice something new about it. Whether its finding a hidden hallway to capture a few quick romantics in or taking a ton of detail shots of all of this property’s insane art, Hacienda Doña Andrea never fails to surprise us with its interesting beauty and personality. We’ll be back next season and we can’t wait to see what we discover at this amazing little venue.

Venue
Hacienda Doña Andrea de Santa Fe

Real Life Love Stories
Geoff + Jocelyn
Chris + Emma
Ethan + Sarah

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

Garrett + April, a Casa Perea Wedding

Garrett + April’s sweet, intimate wedding at Casa Perea Art Space this summer was so incredibly special to us. We loved this day and their love story!

These lovers initially met while both working in New Mexico during a summer break (Garrett is from Minnesota and April is from Texas). They weren’t dating at the time, but they had an amazing time exploring the beautiful places and spaces across New Mexico. Three years later, these two decided to officially start dating and decided to make it a forever thing after two years of dating. Garrett loves April’s heart and how much she makes him smile (so cute!) while April adores Garrett for the way he cares about everyone in his life!

These two invited us to their late June wedding in the heart of Corrales for a day centered on family, friends, and Garrett + April’s love. From April’s dreamy Allure gown to Florecita’s precious bouquet to the fun little flower girls, every detail of this day was so personal and wonderful. Cheers to the sweetest lovers around!!

Vendors
Venue - Casa Perea Art Space
Florals (Bouquets) - Florecita
Hair - Blo Dry Bar
Bridal Gown - Allure Romance
Bridal Boutique - Cruz’s Bridal (Santa Clarita, CA)
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Suit - Tommy Hilfiger
Groom’s Tie - Tie Bar
Cake - Q’s Cakes and Sweets
Catering - Atrios Catering
Bar - ABQ Bar Keeps
Music - Giovanni String Quartet
Lead Photographer - Bre
Second Photographer - Molly

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Gustav + Jackie, a Los Poblanos Wedding

Gustav and Jackie’s incredible summer wedding at Los Poblanos was just a month ago, but we can’t help & gush over their 6 year long love story and proposal.

These babes met in the summer of 2013 while both working as camp counselors at Rainbow Trial Lutheran Camp in Colorado. Although Jackie had a boyfriend at the time, this didn’t stop these cuties from becoming the closest of friends. While attending separate colleges, Gustav and Jackie kept in contact and during one Skype session, Jackie convinced Gustav to set his dorm trash can on fire (don’t try this at home kids). When Gustav joined the Army in spring of 2015, and had to cut contact with pretty much everyone, Jackie assumed that their friendship had simply faded away.

However, in the best plot twist, Gustav reached out to Jackie in October of 2015 and the two of them made plans to meet in Oklahoma where Gustav was stationed at Fort Sill. Gustav convinced Jackie to go on a date with him and months later, after a little bit of persistence on Gustav’s end, she finally agreed to be his girlfriend. Although Gustav would be stationed in Camp Casey in Korea for a year in 2016, these two just knew it was meant to be and their love grew over FaceTime calls and trips to both Korea and Hawaii. In 2017, Gustav was stationed in Fort Carson, CO and this time around Jackie suggested that they move in together. They added a sweet little kitty, Pockets (big heart eyes over this name) to their family.

Before Gustav left on a 30 day training exercise at Fort Polk, LA in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan in early 2018, he proposed in late 2017 while hiking in Colorado and Jackie said "Yeeeah!" A little over a year later these babes came down to the Southwest to party with us and the rest is history!

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding day details were incredibly reminiscent of both their journey together and included lots of super cool New Mexican touches. For her “somethings” Jackie borrowed intricate turquoise jewelry from her mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, grandmother, and sister (and we’re still very obsessed with it all). She even topped in off with the PERFECT turquoise barrette (queen of New Mexican style much?). Gustav also chose some Southwestern flair with one our old favorites, bolo ties. These two also had the most perfect ceremony on one of Los Poblanos’ many gorgeous green lawns and with a little floral magic from Floriography, this ceremony had a stunning, yet modern floral-adorned wooden arch. Gustav and Jackie followed up their tear jerking ceremony with romantics in ALL of our favorite spots: the iconic lavender fields, the dreamy LP driveway, and a few quick moments at the bar in El Campo! This night only got better as their DJs, and close friends from camp, the Bonser Brothers dropped the most fire wedding playlist we’ve heard in while featuring everything from The 1975 to Lil Nas X to Death Cab for Cutie to Kenny Loggins. Their guests were in full on party mode, some were cutting it up on the dance floor and some decided that it was high time to take a dive into Los Poblanos’ pool! Gustav and Jackie capped off the celebration of the summer with an epic sparkler exit!

Gustav + Jackie, you guys were something sooo incredibly special, cheers to a lifetime of being the coolest couple around!!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Coordinator - Camille Maestas (Los Poblanos Wedding Coordinator)
Florals - Floriography Flowers
Invitations - Minted
Hair + MUA - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Jovea
Bridal Boutique - Danelle’s Bridal
Bride’s Jewelry - Mother, Stepmother, and Mother-in-Law of the Bride
Bride’s Shoes - Badgley Mishcka
Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire - Men’s Wearhouse
Officiant - Eric Meyners (Father of the Groom)
Videographer - Boxlight Films by Luminance Wedding Films
DJ - Ben and Noah Bonser (Family Friends)
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Wedding Inspo - Bridal Shoes Second Edition

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, we’re pretty sure that gorgeous bridal shoes come in a close second place! We’re forever envying these pretty styles: dainty nude heels, sparkly couture pumps, vintage boots, subtlety beautiful flats, and of course those bright, bold colorful stilettos! We don’t blame you if you feel the need to make a little extra room in your closet after this blog, our brides brought some of the most amazing shoe style out there to their wedding days!

Shoe Designers
Christian Louboutin
Kelly and Katie
Enzo Angiolini
Brian Atwood
The Gap (vintage boots)
Badgley Mischka
Steve Madden
Stuart Weitzman
Jimmy Choo
Lucky Brand
Pelle Moda
Tieks
INC by Macy’s
Kate Spade x Keds
Blue by Betsey Johnson
Aldo
Madewell

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

Geoff + Jocelyn, a Colorful Hacienda Doña Andrea Wedding

Geoff and Jocelyn invited us to party with them on a Monday (!) high above Madrid, NM at Hacienda Doña Andrea. This weekday wedding was one for the books: intimate, laughter filled, and completely amazing!

These lovers met at a mutual friend’s BBQ while petting the same dog (honestly the best way to meet anyone) and Geoff proposed in 2018 over Veteran’s Day Weekend during a road trip between LA and San Francisco. He asked Jocelyn to be his wife on Windy Hill, a special place from his childhood, and in addition to giving her a gorgeous ring, Geoff also gave her a photo album about their love story (forever teary eyed over this detail).

We adored how much fun and stress free Geoff and Jocelyn’s June wedding truly was, from their “friend testimonials” during the ceremony (complete with quotes from Wedding Crashers) to their uber pretty romantics around Hacienda Doña Andrea’s unique property to their downright fun reception, we’re wishing that we could party every single Monday with these two. Congrats Geoff and Jocelyn, let’s do it all over again!

Vendors
Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea
Planning - Just Lovely Wedding
Bridal Bouquet + Groom’s Boutonnière - Renegade Floral
Arch + Centerpiece Florals - Marketplace
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Bridal Gown - Jenny Yoo
Bridal Boutique - BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes - Kelly and Katie
Officiant - Amy Hope (family friend)
DJ - Oskar Porter (family friend)
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Transportation - Road Runner Shuttle
Lead Photographer - Alicia
Second Photographer - Cameron

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography