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

Qwist + Cara, a heartfelt wedding at Los Poblanos

We’ll never tire of reiterating how lucky we are to get to know the couples we capture, but every once in awhile, an out of this world love story comes along that not only knocks us off our feet, but also humbles us to be a part of it! Qwist and Cara’s 12 years in the making love story was just that and we’ll probably never, ever get over it.

Qwist and Cara met over a decade ago in Fort Collins, Colorado while attending an outdoor Common concert. They hit it off instantly when Qwist noticed Cara standing behind him and offered her a better view. They’ve been together ever since those first tender moments and Qwist proposed to Cara in the exact same spot they first met (followed by their families racing out with champagne to celebrate) *cue all the happy tears*.

These two had a heartfelt, genuine, downright beautiful wedding at our most favorite venue in town, Los Poblanos. Simplicity and minimalism not only ruled Qwist and Cara’s special day, but it allowed for their tender love story to shine through. From having Qwist’s grandmothers walk down the aisle as flower girls, to their group sing along of “Lean on Me” during the ceremony (never seen anything like that before, and it moved us to our core), to both the bride and groom including each sets of their parents during the mother/son and father/daughter dances, we can’t help but continually gush about how wildly special it was to witness this June wedding. Qwist and Cara share a love so tangible that it brings joy to everyone around them, thank you babes for letting us be a tiny part of this incredible love story!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning - Corazon Events
Florals - The Bouqs Co.
Invitations - Funky Olive Design
Hair - Briana Neverez
MUA - Nicole Cudzilo
Bridal Gown - Sarah Seven
Groom’s Attire - Bonobos
DJ - Cutmaster Music
Officiant - Cynthia Copeland

Wedding by Alicia + Bre of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Geoff + Jocelyn, a Rock House Engagement

Last month, we spent a golden hour evening with two of the most fun, light-hearted sweethearts around! Geoff and Jocelyn kept their Rock House engagement sooo carefree and fun that we couldn’t help but share a few of their silly moments alongside their breathtaking romantics on the blog!

These babes have been together for 4 years and met in the best way possible, while petting a dog at the same time. Geoff and Jocelyn like to to keep their relationship loving, supportive, and of course a little bit goofy! Not to mention they share a mutual love for ice cream.

We are over the moon to capture their Monday (!) wedding at Hacienda Dona Andrea this June. We can’t wait to be a part of their incredibly genuine, romantic, and downright fun love story!

MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Engagement Location - Rock House at the base of the Sandia Mountain Foothills (Albuquerque, NM)
Wedding Venue - Hacienda Dona Andrea

Engagement by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Gustav + Jackie, a New Mexico Engagement

If there’s one thing we adore about engagements besides capturing gorgeous, wildly romantic moments, its when we get to hang out with fun loving, silly-in-love couples. These cuties met in 2013 when they were both working as camp counselors. One holiday season Jackie made a “detour” from Colorado to Oklahoma to see Gustav on her way to visit family in Texas and the rest is history. In the fall of 2018, Gustav proposed to Jackie during a deep woods camping trip in Colorado.

While these lovers are from different places (Gustav is from Gallup, NM and Jackie is from Durango, CO), they have shared love for the Southwest and especially for green Chile! They’ll be moving to Seattle with their cat Pockets where Gustav will attend law school and where Jackie will continue her career as a theater educator.

Gustav and Jackie’s wedding is set to be a rustic, fun, southwestern party this June! We can’t hardly wait to capture these lovebirds in our favorite little Albuquerque spot, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm!

Wedding Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Engagement Session by Alicia of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

James + Lauren, a Los Poblanos Engagement

Once the warm weather hit New Mexico, we knew exactly where we wanted to kick off some of our spring engagement sessions, the ever magical, completely beautiful Los Poblanos. James and Lauren, two of the most genuine little souls we know, wandered the grounds with us for a truly romantic, yet sweet engagement session. We still can’t get over Lauren’s absolutely stunning rose toned engagement ring!

These lovers met 10 years ago in high school, but didn’t reconnect and completely fall for each other until several years later. James and Lauren currently live in Arizona with their pup Gouda and their kitty Chamisa. These babes are also both teachers and according to Lauren, know how to not only support one another, but know exactly how to make their partner laugh.

We can’t wait for these desert lovers to make it official this July at Los Poblanos!

Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm

Engagement by Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Tyler + Meredith, a Four Seasons Santa Fe Wedding

This past August we were so very thrilled to celebrate Tyler and Meredith’s sweet little Santa Fe soirée at Four Seasons Resort and Encantado!

These Colorado babes met five years ago through mutual friends in college and since then have shared a mutual love for road trips, fishing, Jimmy Buffet concerts, and (of course) sending each other pictures of dogs (making them official relationship goals). Meredith adores Tyler’s kind heart, goofiness, smarts, and easy going nature while Tyler loves how bubbly Meredith can be as well as her compassion and generosity.

Knowing that Santa Fe is one of Meredith’s favorite Southwestern cities, Tyler proposed to her in the middle of the historic Santa Fe Plaza under shimmering Christmas lights! We loved their modern, desert inspired day so incredibly much and adore these two even more!!

Vendors
Venue - Four Seasons Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - R&W Event Planning
Florals - Bouqus
Stationary - Minted
Calligraphy - Megan Speed
Hair + Makeup - Madeline McCue
Bridal Gown - Katie May Collection
Bridal Boutique - BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes - Brian Atwood
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Suit - Jos A Banks
Groomsmen Suits - Banana Republic
DJ - Rivera’s Mobile Disc Jockey Service

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