Featured on Once Wed: Butterfly Bride & He Proposed!!!

By |2011-04-20T16:52:21-06:00April 20th, 2011|Featured|

We were totally up for the challenge when Jose & Joy came to us with the idea of:  The Butterfly Bride & we were even more up for the challenge when we heard that he wanted to propose!! Check out Once Wed’s full post below!


INSPIRATION: Butterfly Bride

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We were feeling inspired by the adorable outfits flower girls and ring bearers get to wear to weddings…

Photography by Jose Villa

Hair and Makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

He Proposed!!!

So here’s the story: After we chose Caleb and Bethany to come shoot with us, we get this email from Caleb asking: would it be ok with us if he pops the question during our photoshoot? Um….YES!!!! So we concocted a plan and were all giddy all day since everyone but Bethany knew what was going on (though none of us more than Caleb who had a ring burning a whole in his pocket!). By the time we got to our last location (the location) he just couldn’t wait any longer…. “Do you have the note? Do you have the note? Can I ask her now???”

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she said yes 🙂

Photography by Jose Villa

Hair and Makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

INSPIRATION: Outdoor Wedding, Paper Birds

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So I imagine this as the scene for the wedding ceremony. Something out under the trees with strings of white paper birds radiating from a point above and behind the couple’s heads. We just tied ours into the branches the tree provided. This modern/rustic/minimalist look is all about using humble materials in simple and understated ways.

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By the way, do you remember a little while ago when we asked for some readers to come shoot with us in Santa Ynez? Bethany and Caleb answered the call all the way from Virginia Beach! They were so great in this mini shoot. And be sure to check back in Wednesday…you’re gonna melt when you see what happened in their other shoot! 🙂

Photography by Jose Villa

Hair and Makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

Flowers by Flowerwild

Dress by Saja…now available here!

Dove Template

Here’s a template for the doves if you’d like to make this yourself.

INSTRUCTIONS: Just print these onto 11×14 card stock, cut them out and string them up! We used white cotton twine from a hardware store and poked two little holes in the center near the front and back to thread each bird. To help create the feeling of flight, I folded a crease along the middle of about two-thirds of the birds and left maybe a third flat. For half of the folded birds, I created a little paper bridge that attached to each wing and strung the twine through the bridge and that made the birds whose wings are up. Thanks to Jessica Carberry for drawing the template and cutting out all those birds!