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 13, 2011 at 3:19 PM
Hitching Post #22
"When I look back on my own wedding experience, the one thing I wish I had done was get my make-up applied by a professional"
December 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM
DIY Color Your Own Glass
"...it adds the perfect warm glow and ultimate glimmer to any table"
December 6, 2011 at 4:10 PM
Hitching Post # 20
"Kim and LB opted for some pre-ceremony portraits around the Inn of the Five Graces, a beautiful location with so many gorgeous details"
December 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Designing the Wedding
"Exotic flowers were paired with lovely linens, china and flatware...and the room was stunning!"
November 22, 2011 at 2:02 PM
"Do you need a super-easy and pretty affordable way to display your place cards? "
November 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM
"...I am still in love with the thrill of creating, designing, and interacting"
November 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM
"lately beautiful bouquets with long, gorgeous ribbon streamers have been on my radar"
October 25, 2011 at 3:23 PM
"This would be a great project for an autumn or winter wedding, to bring some warmth to a centerpiece..."
October 12, 2011 at 1:57 PM
"...brilliant ideas for hosting a thoughtful and oh, so special bachelorette gathering"
September 22, 2011 at 8:00 AM
"...the 'first look' is romantic, helps with any jitters and even makes the ceremony that much more special"
September 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM
"Is serving champagne for a toast worth it?"
August 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM
"With Georgia O’Keeffe as a quintessential part of the Santa Fe experience, we’ve decided to infuse as much of her as we can into the wedding..."
August 8, 2011 at 12:32 PM
"Loving this whimsical Shrine/Adobe cake made by the ever-fabulous Maggie Faralla of Maggie’s Cakes"
August 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM
"A common question among brides, 'Do I wear my hair up, or do I wear it down?'"
July 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM
"Instead of giving your guests a pouch of Jordan almonds, (I say “meh”), dazzle them with wearable art favors"
July 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM
"...how do you plan a wedding that captures the magic of New Mexico, the sensuality?"