Styled Sunday - Rocker Romance Elopement

If there’s one thing we love more than elopements, its elopements with a cool, carefree, rocker vibe! We spent the best little winter day at Los Poblanos with some of our fave vendors to make one a super edgy, wild in love styled elopement. From a handprinted leather jacket to llama wedding cake toppers to endless smolders from our couple, this day was beyond a dream! Here’s to hoping for even more wickedly cool days like this one!

Vendors
Venue - Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm
Planning + Coordination - For the Love Events and Jessie Baca
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Floral Fetish
Ribbons + Silks - Honey Silks and Co.
Jewelry - Patina Gallery
Hair - DRS Color Studio
Leather Jacket - The Wild Rose Creative
Skirt - Sweet Caroline Styles
Cake - Sassy Bakes (Heather Guay)
Models - Bobby + Simone

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

Styled Sunday - Desert Lovers

This fall, we asked one of our fan favorite couples, Dillon and Stephanie, to adventure with us into the New Mexico desert for some golden hour magic with a handful of extremely talented vendors. From the stunning florals the gals over at Renegade Floral brought, to Hello Jori’s delicate hand-lettering, to Emerald Pie Bakery’s sweet little personalized macaroons and pies, we were in heaven for one brief little evening.

Besides having amazing style, these lovers even brought their sweet pup Penny along and we were beyond thrilled to capture this sweet little family together! Here’s to more incredible twilight moments with gorgeous couples and stunning details!

Vendors
Venue - New Mexico
Florals - Renegade Floral
Silks + Ribbon - Honey Silks & Co
Bridal Gown - Maggie Sottero
Bridal Boutique - Bridal Elegance by Darlene
MUA - Betty Rose by Ashley
Signage - Hello Jori
Sweets - Emerald Pie Bar
Couple/Real Life Sweethearts - Dillon and Stephanie Blackerby

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

Styled Sunday - an Eldorado Hotel Wedding with Rocky Mountain Bride

Last year, we embarked on an incredible journey with Rocky Mountain Bride through the eclectic, enchanting hallways of Eldorado Hotel and Spa. From start to finish, Eldorado Hotel captivates at every turn with the perfect blend of traditional Santa Fe style and modern elegance.

We started this amazing day in the airy bridal suite adjacent to Eldorado’s chapel. Broad skylights and expansive space make this prep area an absolute dream for brides and photographers alike. Next we were enchanted by Eldorado’s simple, yet incredibly enchanting chapel, La Capilla de Oro. Inspired by Spanish colonial art, the gold gilded alter of La Capilla de Oro is perfect for any wedding and stands out beautifully against the pure white walls of this little ceremony space. Paired with vintage Elipale chairs and stellar greenery, this alter was fit for royalty!

Our dreamy bride and groom also roamed through the colorful rooms and hallways of Casa España where they were treated to cocktails and appetizers at an incredibly vibrant bar. And finally, we capped off this perfect day with a reception on Eldorado’s rooftop. Overlooking the iconic Santa Fe Plaza and with an incredible view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Eldorado’s sky-high patio is the perfect place to finish off an amazing wedding.

From Magnolia Event Company’s brilliant design plan to our bride’s delicate Lea-Ann Belter gown to Rocky Mountain Bride pulling everything together, this sublime day made us fall in love with Eldorado Hotel all over again.

This dream of a day was also published by Rocky Mountain Bride in 2017

Vendors
Venue + Catering - Eldorado Hotel and Spa
Planning - Rocky Mountain Bride
Design - Magnolia Event Company
Florals - Table and Vase
Yucca + Agave - Oscar’s Tree and Landscaping
Sweets - American Pie Bakery
Bridal Gown - Lea Ann Belter
Bridal Boutique - Felice Bridal
MUA - C. Johnson Makeup
Stationary - Letterpress Made
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Couple - Jimmie + Lorissa

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

Styled Sunday - a Fall Bridal Session

For this Styled Sunday, we decided to take it back to 2016 for a glam, yet edgy styled bridal session in Santa Fe with the gorgeous Mara Anderson and an incredible team of vendors. This session had sooo many staple details for fall weddings, from a long sleeve gown, to deep/bold florals, to a chic leather jacket. Mixed in with standout pieces were a few whimsical details as well, including macaroons and simple, neutral wedding stationary. Get inspired this fall with a few wedding trends that truly never go out of style!
This incredible day was also featured by Junebug Weddings as an Edgy Romantic Santa Fe Bridal Inspiration

Vendors
Venue - Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe ,New Mexico
Florals - Renegade Floral
Wedding Stationary - Funky Olive Design
Wedding Ring Box - The Mrs. Box
Hair + Makeup - Genica Lee
Macaroons - Andrea Schulte
Model - Mara Anderson

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

Bridal Shoes

Among all of the gorgeous wedding day details out there, we can't resist an amazing pair of bridal shoes! From suede to silk to floral detailed to intricate laser-cut designs, its hard to say what's our favorite finishing touch! These beautiful pairs were practically made for a heavenly walk down the aisle and, as they say, you can never have too many shoes! We're forever in shoe envy over the stunning brides who have worn these beauties on their wedding days!!  

Shoe Designers
Stuart Weitzman
Jessica Simpson
Francesco Russo
Betsey Blue by Betsey Johnson
Hitherto
Cristian Louboutin
Ouigal
Schutz
Antonio Melani
Klub Nico
Badgley Mischka 

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

Styled Sunday - a Ghost Ranch Vow Renewal

When it comes to the Southwest, there is simply nothing more magical than a glowing twilight evening at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.  Bold hints of turquoise, soft dusty rose hues, and ethereal touches of cream make the perfect color palette for an romantic, authentic evening in the desert. Set amid the dramatic backdrop of New Mexico's expansive mountains and never-ending plains, this perfectly intimate, family-centered evening is complimented by Mother Nature's Southwest region. From lush adornments of  pampas grass to the burning of Palo Santo to indulgent Zapoteca drinking chocolate, this vow renewal is anything but ordinary. Welcome to an evening of all things extraordinary.

Vendors
Venue - Ghost Ranch
Planning + Coordination - Jessie Baca
Rentals - Rust Vintage
Florals - Viva Flora
Hair + MUA - Alana Banner at The Beauty Bar Santa Fe
Sweets - Kakawa Chocolate House
Models - Jules Fullerton + Percy Stith

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

Summer Wedding Florals

If there's one thing we know about weddings, it’s that no celebration is complete without some absolutely stunning florals! In the summer wedding season, our favorite color palettes range from the bold and bright to  earthy and wild to the clean and elegant variety! Here in New Mexico we are beyond lucky to work alongside some of the absolute BEST florists in the Southwest! These are just a few of our fave summer picks, scroll through to get your ultimate floral fix.

Florists
Viva Flora
Renegade Floral
Bagel's Florals 
Stephanie Yardman Floral Design
Shannon Love Flowers
Floriography

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

Summer Wedding Gowns

If there's one thing we love almost as much as capturing our stunning, wildly-in-love couples, its seeing the dreamiest wedding gowns ever! We have an endless number of favorite dresses so we've decided to share the best of each season. These summertime beauties caught our eyes and still have us daydreaming about them. Can it be summer all year long?!

Dress Vendors:
Made With Love Bridal
Monique Lhuillier
David's Bridal
Grace Loves Lace
Stella York
Flora Bridal
Kelly Faetanini
BHLDN
Hayley Paige
Casa Blanca Bridal
Reem Acra
Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
Allure Bridal

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

Alicia Lucia Photography Squad

Meet our girl squad! Each one of these amazing ladies play a vital role in our small business and ALP would not be nearly as fun without each of them! We're just four gals that love being a part of documenting and sharing love and know that there's nothing better than helping couples' wedding day dreams come to life! Get to know our small, yet incredible power team and see just why we're in it for the magic!

Owner and lead photographer, Alicia has been documenting weddings since the fall of 2012! Since then she has photographed hundreds of weddings and portrait sessions. Her style can be described as moment driven, editorial, and light-hearted! Married with two children, away from the camera + computer, you can find her living the simple life with her tribe. When not out shooting weddings, her weekends consist of allllll the home and garden projects, lots of snuggles on the couch or exploring our beautiful southwest state!

Alicia's forever right hand gal, Ashley, has been a part of ALP since 2013 and photographs some of our weddings and engagements! She has a sharp eye for detail shots yet captures our couples with a soft, whimsical touch! Not only does she have a wealth of knowledge and experience as a creative in our wedding industry, but is also a super mama of four, wife to her college sweet-heart, and our best photog sista!

Crescynthia (Cressy, Cressy-Roo) is our go-to, day-of-wedding assistant. Don’t let her fun-size fool you, this wonder-woman can juggle carrying a 20lb camera bag(s), light stands, bouquets, water bottles all while somehow keeping us on schedule and marking off items from a timeline. She’s not only our god-sent-day-of assistant but she's also a recently graduated social worker for the State of New Mexico, an amazing wife, Alicia's sister in law and SO much more.

Our girl Jaclyn is our newest face and missing puzzle of our gal squad. She runs our social media, blog, and is an all around content curator for all things online! She is a professional ballerina, a University of New Mexico graduate, and she completes our ALP gal squad!! We are so LUCKY and thankful to have her on board! 

Photos by Elizabeth Wells Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography

Dreamy Wedding Cakes

No fairytale day is complete without something sweet and some of our couples have included magically beautiful cakes into their weddings and elopements. From floral accents to foil detail to marble designs to watercolor flowers these cakes are far from ordinary and to this day we're still daydreaming about all of them! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these gorgeously designed treats.

Cake Vendors:
The Chocolate Maven
The Cake Boutique
Simply Sweet by Darci
Maggie's Wedding Cakes
B&B Bakery

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