Jason + Ryan, a Ghost Ranch Wedding

Love comes when you’re least expecting it and Ryan + Jason are such a wonderful reminder of that truth. This fall, these lovers invited us to Ghost Ranch to celebrate their love and their life together, something that we were so honored to witness.

Jason and Ryan met at a Conversations About Buddhism group at a meditation center they both attended and Ryan was instantly attracted to Jason’s thoughtful, intelligent insight and contribution to the group. Soon after several chance encounters at a local grocery store (which has its own kind of cinematic, romantic vibe) Ryan realized just how special Jason is to her. Several years down the road, Jason proposed to Ryan on Christmas Day while on a trip in Lubbock, Texas with a photo album filled of their memories together and the words “will you marry me Ryan?” nestled onto one of the images. Needless to say, Ryan said yes to Jason who she described to us as someone who is, “capable of stretching a greeting into a thousand moments while the busy world whirled around in a fury.” (We’re not sure we’re ever heard a more romantic way to describe something as simple as a greeting before!)

Their quaint Ghost Ranch wedding was absolute perfection. From simple, intentional details, to letting the location of Ghost Ranch shine— which, in Ryan’s words, “meant so much to us, as nature is a cathedral for us both.” We were so moved by these two and the pure, spiritual love that they share on such a deep level for one another. If there’s such a thing as soulmates, Jason and Ryan are proof of that once-in-a-lifetime love that you just know the universe conspired into existence.

Cheers to these gentle souls and their love, Ryan and Jason are truly an inspiration!

Vendors
Venue - Ghost Ranch
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Photographer - Brittany Miller

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

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

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
Assistant - Jaclyn

Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn of Alicia Lucia Photography

Daniel + Rebecca, an Intimate Santa Fe Wedding

After nine years of being in love, out of the 15 that they’ve known each other, Daniel and Rebecca knew that it was time to make it last name official, but they wanted to celebrate in their own special way. These babes went with a non-traditional, super intimate wedding in Santa Fe this past fall. They skipped the wedding party and Rebecca decided to go with a super unique, boho-inspired caftan gown making this day extra special to be a part of. After exchanging vows in the ever ethereal La Capilla de Oro at Eldorado Hotel. Along with their closest friends and family members, Dan & Rebecca had the sweetest little Southwestern inspired party at the beautifully quaint Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space. From the giant piñatas to personalized ornaments to Lotería cards, this reception was colorful and downright amazing. We adored these two and this day, congrats babes! We can’t wait for more non-traditional, wonderfully authentic wedding days to come.

Vendors
Ceremony Venue - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Reception Venue - Neptune Studio Gallery and Event Space
Florals - Barton’s Flowers
Catering - Walter Burke Catering
Hair - Chrome Salon Santa Fe
Dress - New Crop Shop

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