You can get some idea of Jessie Baca’s energy level from the headline on her website’s homepage: “hello, high fives, holy matrimony!” She claims to be a whizz with a glue gun.
A native of Santa Fe, Felicia Ponca wants you to return home from your destination wedding with the same love for New Mexico’s sunsets, landscapes, and traditions that she has.
A dynamic duo of a married couple, Kitty and Craig Fritz’s award-winning wedding photography has a strong documentary approach that points to their background in newspaper photography.
Shooting weddings in Santa Fe for more than 13 years, Ginger Russell knows the city’s most photogenic backdrops; for proof, peruse her photos of the Loretto Chapel.
This fine arts and wedding photographer specializes in wedding images that look like – fine art.
Headed by Babak Dowlatshahi, InSight Foto is an award winning photography and videography studio that has long been a fixture of the Santa Fe wedding scene.
He helped inspire the Trash the Dress craze, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that John Michael Cooper has an approach to his work that is about as unconventional as wedding photography gets.
Kerry Sherck describes herself as a wedding photojournalist, telling the story of your wedding day through the details that present themselves. She does weddings worldwide, but is based in Santa Fe.
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Couples come to her for her creativity and attention to detail.
A fine arts and design background gives her an especially keen eye.
Marisa is a Santa Fe-based world traveler and floral designer who has been in the business for more than three decades.
Don’t let the name throw you off, Fred Palmer is known for his creative floral arrangements.
Amanda’s Flowers offers fresh, easy delivery of wedding arrangements for all budgets. Their site offers advice on seasonal flowers and colors.
They can arrange every kind of music for every part of your wedding, from rehearsal dinner entertainment, ceremony musicians from classical to Mariachi bands, to their award winning dance band Soulstice Santa Fe, and the Absolute DJs.
Part of the Absolute Entertainment group, Soulstice Santa Fe is a classy & fun dance band playing relevant cross-generational live music that packs the dance floor, MC’s the event, and creates memories for everyone.
These high-energy performers will get everyone on the dance floor, and put on a show at the same time.
Look here for live chamber music from the quartet of violinist Carol Hawkins, who has performed at Carnegie Hall.
Although Abacus is a full service entertainment agency, they are best known for their house band, Tapestry, a high-energy group of 7-10 musicians who can perform in just about any genre.
Appearing at more than 40 weddings a year, Los Primos can Southwestern flare to every part of your wedding, from the prelude to the reception.
Czech-born classical guitarist Petra Babankova has a repertoire that ranges from Bach to the Beatles, and performs the kind of background music that will soothe the soul of any wedding crowd.
If you want someone with a great track record, she’s been serving as an officiant in Santa Fe for more than 22 years.
Known for her lighthearted touch, Rita Skelly will work with you to design a ceremony from the traditional to the truly unique.
A former rock and roll press agent, of all things, Maggie is an artist who took a while to discover that her medium is cakes.
Karyn West specializes in wedding cakes with personality, each expressing something about what makes the couple unique.
Hair and Makeup
To the benefit of Santa Fe brides, Monica Stark, after a long tenure at Chanel, moved to Northern New Mexico almost a decade ago to marry “the scientist of my dreams.”
One of the things that Albuquerque-based Jessica Jung says sets her apart is her training in classic French hairstyling techniques.
Salon owner Melodi Wyss-Feliciano has a passion for hair color, cultivated during the years she spent at Vidal Sassoon.
Headed by Kristin Taglienti, who has worked for a stylist for 18 years, this Santa Fe salon is dedicated to both timeless and emerging styles.