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!!

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

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

Matthew + Kaya, a Paa-ko Ridge Wedding

In 2010, Matthew and Kaya met for the first time in Santa Rosa, California through a mutual friend and it was instantly love at first sight. These lovers found that they shared a passion for music, craft beer, and adventuring. Their love story continued as they moved from California to Nevada to Oregon while Kaya was still in college. They soon found their way to the ever charming Santa Fe, NM for new job opportunities and fell in love with the southwest’s breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets. On a little trip back to Oregon in August of 2017, Matthew proposed at the beautiful Cannon Beach! Matthew and Kaya now live in our amazing state with their two cats Thor and Rollo and their sweet pup Kona, who made a guest appearance in their wedding!

We adored their late July wedding at Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, NM. Bringing lots of Southwestern flair, Kaya wore incredible cowboy boots under her classically elegant Casablanca Bridal gown and paired her entire look with a bold lipstick! To top off her amazing bridal details, Kaya included her grandmother’s vintage, hand-held mirror as her something old (giving us major feels). After their amazing little ceremony, these babes snuck off with us for some epic, on-the-edge-of-a-mountain romantics! We have so much love for these two and their adventurous souls, congrats babes!

Venue - Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
Invitations - Zazzle
Florals - Mauldin’s Flowers
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Bridal Gown - Casablanca Bridal
Bridal Boutique - Ann Matthews Bridal
Baked Goods - Harry’s Roadhouse

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

Walker + Addie, a La Posada de Santa Fe Wedding

In June, we were beyond excited to capture Walker and Addie’s gorgeous, refined, yet wildly romantic wedding at one of our all time favorite locations, La Posada de Santa Fe. These Texas babes met by chance when Walker was first introduced to Addie’s father, Kevin through business connections and who low-key played match maker for his daughter by inviting Walker to Addie’s mother’s gym. It was only a matter of time before sparks flew between these two lovers and they achieved ultimate couple goals with their first unofficial date by meeting up for a casual walk with their dogs Quinn (Addie’s fur baby) and Clooney (Walker’s furry bff).  Soon after, they had their first official date, dinner and a surprise dance lesson,  and the rest is history.

Walker and Addie’s summer wedding was nothing short of an absolutely divine, natural, sage vision. From the amazing white rose adorned floral arch created by Renegade Floral, to Addie’s dreamy Pronovia’s gown paired with delicate lace up Francesco Russo heels, to including Quinn and Clooney in their special day, we had major heart eyes over these sweethearts. We adore you two so much!

Congrats to the Dillies on an unforgettable wedding and on expecting a little one early next year!

Venue - La Posada de Santa Fe
Planning + Coordination - Right as Rayne Events
Florals - Renegade Floral
Ring Box - The Mrs. Box
Rings - Blue Nile
MUA - Betty Rose by Alanna
Hair - Jewel Hair Design
Bridal Gown - Pronoivas
Bridal Boutique + Veil - Mia Bridal Couture
Bridal Shoes - Francesco Russo
Bridesmaid Dresses - Show Me Your MuMu
Groom’s Tux - Jos A. Banks
Cake - American Pie Bakery
Videography - Caleb Clayton Films

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