Modern invites, festive colors, and tons of tassels (which we can teach you how to make here)—count us in! Jessie Baca had been waiting for the perf opportunity to play with a unique color scheme (teal, French blue, terra cotta, bubblegum and citron green) she came across on one of her grandmother’s books. When photog Tim Mannle planned a visit to New Mexico, he enlisted Jessie for a styled shoot at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, and this super rad design was born.
PS: Wouldn’t be surprised if these decorations + treats inspired some of tomorrow’s festivities!
Jessie says, The concept for the ceremony scene was a bare tipi structure made of large wood poles. I created “Ojos de Dreams;” a melding of the Ojo de Dios Mexican yarn crafts and the Native American dreamcatcher. The result was a graphic and bold design, and paired with rustic wood and yarn, these magical pieces embodied the “Mexi-Modern” theme perfectly. Our “tipi” was decorated with geometric garlands in teal, blue and citron, and the “Ojos de Dreams”. The metal, industrial chairs were also decorated with tasseled garlands and hand-embroidered pillows. Embellished maracas and tambourines rested on the seats for the guests to cheer on the bride and groom as they walked down the aisle.
Their stylist Johanna is also a popsicle genius, and she created “Tequila-Limon” and “Guava-Colada” pops for a fun spin on the classic paleta at their booze-y Paleta Bar. Their idea? A fantastic alternative signature cocktail for a summer wedding. (Can we get an invite to that?!)
Geometric + neon is always a fab combo in our book.
The tablescape was made of ikat patterned (one of our faves) runners, neon tassels, wooden boxes filled with sand, hot pink taper candles, and painted terra cotta chargers. Flatware and laser cut place cards balanced everything out. Oh, and tequila shots, duh!
More wedding and party inspiration where that came from…
To think that this idea first began with an arbitrary mix of colors on a book’s spine… And the result was a photo shoot that combined handmade folk art and modern neon. We were blown away that it worked! Every element added a particular touch that helped to create this cohesive and distinct mash-up, Mexi-Modern!
Congrats on such a successful shoot!
Photographer: Tim Mannle / Venue: Center for Contemporary Arts / Concept & Art Direction: Jessie Baca of Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Styling & Popsicles: Johanna Frenz for Jessie Baca Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Melissa Paquin of Renegade Floral / Makeup: Svetlana Britt / Stationery: Cassie Templeman of Peanut Press / Jumpsuit: Forever 21 / Groom’s Suit: Custom Tailored by Indochino / Models: Nicole Kuller & Kai Kuller