Jessie is a designer of boutique weddings and special events in Santa Fe. She has a serious case of creative ADD and is a whiz with a glue gun.
Topic: The Hitching Post
Hello there! My name is Jessie Abrams Baca. I am an event designer by way of classically trained painter, floral designer and sushi sous chef (say that ten times fast). Originally from California, I came to Santa Fe in 2005. I began working with Artichokes and Pomegranates as a floral designer and came to know and love the wedding destinations around town. After being asked to help plan a friend's wedding, I poured over every Martha Stewart Weddings ever written and was hooked. The planning came naturally as I have a little OCD and a little creative ADD. Hello left-logistical-list making brain, meet right- creative- conceptual-a little crazy brain.
After several wedding planning jobs I decided to make a business card and "give the cat a name". MARRIED by Jessie Abrams Baca was born and now I pretty much eat, sleep and dream weddings. Though I must admit, they are not tulle covered, poofy dress, in-the-box weddings. I get goosebumps over quirky, untraditional, unique weddings. The ones where the bride wears a gold dress, processes down the aisle to The Cure played on a flamenco guitar, the cocktail hour has games, dinner is served family style and the dessert isn't cake! ***Disclaimer: it's not that I don't LOVE tradition, but I love infusing it in different ways through the wedding, for example: using Grandma's apple pie recipe to create a tasty dessert that everyone will go gaga over.
Luckily for me, Santa Fe is a place that embraces the odd, ignites the sparks of new ideas and totally allows you to create a truly memorable event for all involved. So welcome to the Land of Enchantment; the big blue skies will wow your guests, the sunsets will be posted all over Facebook and the chile will have you hooked. It truly is a wonderful place to bring your family and friends together and get HITCHED!
December 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM
"Not only is it an aesthetic element to punctuate the entire table design, it is also a nice gesture to give guests a sneak peek of what's in store"
October 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM
"Rustic charm with subtle hints of New Mexico tradition were woven throughout the day"
October 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM
"Personally I love that your mind can feel good in such a beautiful space while your body is getting healthy too"
October 3, 2012 at 11:37 AM
"After all of our hard work and thoughtful design, it was a pleasure to see a beautiful reception..."
September 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM
"Enter the custom cocktail bar"
August 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM
"One of the most unique pieces of this wedding was that the ceremony took place in a Greek Orthodox Church..."
June 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM
"Things to do with your sweetest gal pals before the wedding"
June 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM
"...you are transported to an Old West town, complete with saloons, barbers, jailhouses and banks"
May 25, 2012 at 10:16 AM
"Just wanted to give you a peek into the inspiration for this weekend's wedding."
April 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM
"This lovely wedding took place at the Hotel St. Francis, a charming spot for intimate nuptials"
April 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM
"I was lucky enough to create a fun hot air balloon-themed baby shower for twins..."
March 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM
"...I fell into the wedding industry by way of flowers"
February 28, 2012 at 5:16 PM
"The 2012 wedding season is fast approaching and there’s lots to do!"
February 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM
"A rose petal send-off is boring and a bubble send-off is so 1985..."
February 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM
"As an ode to the millions of pounds of sweets, gobs of flowers and bajillions of balloons that will be purchased this year, I’ve put together a sweet pile of my favorite treats"
February 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM
"My favorite way to use the lace is to make beautiful vintage-looking votives"
January 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM
"We were excited to have a fine artist, Elizabeth Jose, on site to capture the vows on canvas"
January 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM
"...it is such a treat when I get to start from scratch and design and style the whole shebang!"
January 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM
Hitching Post #24
"Guests were greeted with lavender-infused champagne garnished with freshly-picked stalks of lavender"
December 14, 2011 at 4:32 PM
Hitching Post #23
"It was truly a wonderful evening filled with laughter, songs and many heart-felt toasts"