Navigation


Real Wedding~ Katy and Ben

Katy and Ben booked Santa Fe as the site for their designation wedding sight unseen!  I was shocked at the level of trust and blind faith, but boy, did it work out.  When Katy said, we LOVE to travel and LOVE Spain and LOVE tapas, I knew exactly what we would do!  They entrusted me to put together a beautiful wedding at the Hacienda Corta Caro, a beautiful private home nestled in the Santa Fe foothills.

Pigment and Parchment set the tone beautifully with their whimsical and colorful invite suite and the print that followed suit for the rest of the wedding.

We enlisted the help of La Boca, a local Spanish tapas restaurant to create a menu circling around the main course of paella which was cooked in front of guests as they entered the dining space. Bountiful cheese boards with cured meats and marinated olives decorated the tables.

Melissa of Renegade Floral knocked the flowers out of the park, with lush textural looks that we set on ceramic tiles and colorful Shantung linens.  Colored glass goblets and terra cotta salt and pepper cellars from RUST Vintage, brought even more magic to the table!

In addition to a Red Chile-Cinnamon-Chocolate cake, guests were invited to roast their own gourmet s’mores to satisfy any sweet teeth.  The S’more Pit, outfitted fire pits and provided the most delectable ‘mallow flavors!

To compete our Spanish these, we capped the evening off with an incredible flamenco performance.  I have never seen so much passion conveyed in a dance performance like this one.  It truly captivated the heart of the wedding guests!

To see the complete vendor list and gallery of Katy and Ben’s wedding, click HERE.  Click to view the wedding featured on Rocky Mountain Bride and Borrowed & Blue.

Pinterest


Katy & Ben

Photographer~ Ashley of Alicia Lucia Photography | Venue~ Hacienda Corta Caro | Invites, Print & Calligraphy~ Pigment and Parchment | Florist~ Renegade Floral | Caterer & Cake ~ La Boca | Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals | Vintage Rentals (S&P cellars, Water goblets) RUST Vintage | S’mores~ The S’more Pit | Event Design~ Jessie Baca Weddings & Events ~ Featured on Borrowed & Blue and Rocky Mountain Bride

Pinterest


Real Wedding ~ Tracy and Scott

TS-1

Tracy and Scott have the most contagious smiles!  I was so lucky to have such wonderful clients with which to work.  When Tracy first called, she told me how her parents had honeymooned in Santa Fe years and years ago and that this small and enchanting city was destined to be the spot for her and Scott to tie the knot.

TS-2

They were looking for something outdoors for the ceremony as they love to spend their time in nature, mountain biking and hiking.  The Randal Davey Audubon Center was the perfect spot.  They have a beautiful, rolling lawn nestled in the mountains and a historic home on the property.  Mrs. Davey’s boudoir, pictured above, is a very special spot for a bride to get ready!  How amazing are the walls that were painted by Randal Davey himself?!

TS-3

Tracy wore the most adorable frock from BHLDN and with sparkly Manolos to match, oohhhieee!

TS-4

 

TS-5

Artichokes and Pomegranates designed a beautiful and colorful bouquet for Tracy to carry.  It had Coral Charm peonies, Gloriosa Liles, Roses, Hypericum Berries, Dahlias and succulents.  It really set the tone for a lighthearted and festive day!

TS-6

 

TS-7

I love a good “First Look” portrait session.  Its a great way to calm any jitters and also allows the bride and groom to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests if they can get portraits taken care of before the ceremony.

TS-8

 

TS-9

 

TS-10

Tracy’s daughter, Ruby was the perfect side kick!  This was right after I had told them to carry their bouquets low on the hip during the processional and not to do the “Microphone”!

TS-11

Paper flowers and colorful ribbons set the tone for the Mexican folk-art inspired design.

TS-12

Tracy and Scott chose to do a “Quaker style” ceremony with many readings, songs and participation from their guests.  I always say programs are a great idea when you want to recognize those involved and keep your guests in the loop.

TS-13

 

TS-14

The ceremony decor was colorful and quirky with paper flowers and garlands of billy balls.

TS-15

 

TS-16

 

TS-18

 

TS-17

A little nod to the Guad….more on that later!

TS-19

The ceremony was so special and heartfelt; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

TS-20

 

TS-21

I absolutely LOVE this picture.  What a truly special moment!

TS-22

Guests were transported from the Audubon Center to Hotel St. Francis via open air trams.  It was such a lovely warm night, perfect for a little downtown tour!

TS-23

The mixologists at Hotel St. Francis know a thing or two about cocktails! We served guests the “Sweet Heat” a orange margarita, infused with Green Chile.  Mui Caliente!

TS-24

 

TS-25

Guests enjoyed the sounds of Savor, specializing in the sounds of Cuban Street music.  I loved how they contributed to the festive and casual atmosphere!

TS-26

 

TS-27

Escort cards doubled as favors.  I had stuffed colorful paper bags with Biscochitos, a favorite New Mexican Cookie.  Name tags and heart milagros were tied on the outside to guide guests to their tables.

TS-28

The tables were a-blaze with color and texture.  There were succulents in planters adorned with gilded lace, cactus terrariums, agate slices, gold mercury glass with floating blooms and billy balls in citron colored bud vases.  I designed arrangements of Peonies, Freesia, Lilies, sweetheart roses and honeysuckle that happened to be blooming at the perfect time outside of my studio.

TS-29

 

TS-30

 

TS-31

 

TS-32

 

TS-33

Their reception featured a beautiful meal from Tabla, amazing toasts with lots of bubbly and the most rockin’ dance party I had seen in a while!

TS-34

Cheers Tracy and Scott!

TS-35

Photography~ Vlad Photo  / Programs, Place cards, Menus,~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Make-up~ Jess Evans / Bride’s Dress~ BHLDN/ Bride’s Shoes ~ Manolo Blahnik / Ceremony and Cocktail Music ~ Victor Alvarez of Savor / Ceremony Location~ Randal Davey Audubon Center / Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres~ Artichokes and Pomegranates / Ceremony Backdrop and Centerpiece Floral Design~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Open Air Tram Transportation ~ Custom Tours by Clarice / Reception Location~ Hotel St. Francis / DJ~ Absolute Entertainment DJ Services

Pinterest


Tracy & Scott

TS-1

 

TS-2

 

TS-3

 

Bouquet

 

TS-4

 

TS-5

 

TS-6

 

TS-7

 

TS-8

 

TS-9

 

TS-10

 

TS-11

 

TS-12

 

TS-13

 

TS-14

 

TS-15

 

TS-16

 

TS-18

 

TS-17

 

TS-19

 

TS-20

 

TS-21

 

TS-22

 

TS-23

 

TS-24

 

TS-25

 

TS-26

 

MIlagros

 

TS-28

 

TS-29

 

TS-30

 

TS-31

 

TS-32

 

TS-33

 

TS-34

 

TS-35

The bride was able to get ready in the historic home of Randal Davey, specifically in Mrs. Davey’s boudoir with walls painted by Mr. Davey himself.  I loved Tracy’s fabulous frock from BHLDN.  It was short and spunky, just like her.  And those shoes…I am a sucker for sparkles!   The bouquets from Artichokes and Pomegranates were so fresh and bright.  They fit perfectly into our punchy and festive color palette.   The ceremony design was inspired by Mexican folk art, centered around paper flowers and colorful ribbons.  Their ceremony was so heartfelt and personal, the best kind!  Did I mention there wasn’t a dry eye in the house?  Guests were escorted from the ceremony site to the cocktail reception via open air trams.  It was a perfectly warm night for the short ride.  The mixologists at the Hotel St. Francis prepared a green chile, orange margarita that was delicious!  Escort cards doubled as favors with a heart Milagro keepsake and goodie bags filled with Biscochitos, a classic New Mexican cookie.   The tables were uniquely styled with pincushion Protea, succulents in planters adorned with gilded lace, agate slices, cactus terrariums and gorgeous floral arrangements of Billy Balls, peonies, sweetheart roses and lilies, freesia and honeysuckle, which I was lucky enough to forage as it had bloomed at the perfect time!  Everything in the room was so colorful and festive; it really added to the joyous atmosphere and paved the way for heartfelt toasts and a rocking dance party!

Photography~ Vlad Photo  / Programs, Place cards, Menus,~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Make-up~ Jess Evans / Bride’s Dress~ BHLDN/ Bride’s Shoes ~ Manolo Blahnik / Ceremony and Cocktail Music ~ Victor Alvarez of Savor / Ceremony Location~ Randal Davey Audubon Center / Bridal Bouquets and Boutonnieres~ Artichokes and Pomegranates / Ceremony Backdrop and Centerpiece Floral Design~ Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Open Air Tram Transportation ~ Custom Tours by Clarice / Reception Location~ Hotel St. Francis / DJ~ Absolute Entertainment DJ Services

Pinterest


Streaming Now!

Photo Suzy Clement

I don’t know what it is, but lately beautiful bouquets with long, gorgeous, ribbon streamers have been on my radar.  It does feel a little throw-back, old-school, but if done right, I think it can completely pull together a look and bring a touch of charm to a bouquet.

Bouquet by Ariella Chezar

I love the extended length of ribbon on this bouquet by floral master Ariella Chezar, it adds so much drama to the bride’s silhouette.

Photo and Flowers by Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua

Oh, SAIPUA, you’ve done it again with perfect Wabi Sabi elegance.  These bouquets have just the right amount of delicate streamers for an effortlessly beautiful look.

Photo: Brett Butterstein, Flowers: Marisa Peluso

I’ve always loved this bouquet by Santa Fe’s very own, Marisa of A Passion Flower. The dark burgundy ribbon was ornate as ever with embroidered, gold threads and beads.

Left, Bouquet: Ariella Chezar, Middle, Bouquet: Mindy Rice, Photo: Aaron Delesie, Right, Bouquet, Ariella Chezar

These punchy palettes are brought to life with a festive array of ribbons. I just adore how they look over the gray bridesmaids dresses too.

Photo: Our Labor of Love, Bouquet: JL Designs

This look can even be done beautifully is a rustic fashion. Braided ribbons, made out of strips of fabric, hint at a casual playfulness!

Pinterest