20 06, 2016

Jose Villa Mexico Workshop Featured on Once Wed!

By |2016-06-20T11:47:44-06:00June 20th, 2016|Featured|


One of the things that always speaks to us from wedding submissions is an elusive quality of grace and elegance, and we love to see this manifested in so many beautiful ways in weddings and editorials. Today’s inspiration shoot comes to us from Jose Villa, Sarah Winward and Laurie Arons, combining an old-Mexico feel (stunning architecture, stone walls, and wrought iron details) along with an effortless sense of grace. From the neutral toned flowers (which are anything but boring) to the foliage filled ceremony setting, we simply cannot get enough.Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Wedding Gown: Lihi Hod | Wedding Gown: Emily Rose Riggs | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Engagement Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Calligraphy: Anne Robin | Candles: Creative Candles | Custom Artwork: Karina Puente | Fashion Stylist: Summer Watkins | Floral Design Assistant: Gabriela Salazar | Food Styling: Diana Perrin | Graphic Design And Collateral Pieces: Amber Moon | Hair Extensions: TEAM Bridal Extensions | Location: Hacienda La Labor | Location: Hacienda El Carmen | Overall Design And Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Tabletop Rentals And Design: Casa De Perrin

6 01, 2016

Jose Villa Boudoir Session Featured on Once Wed!

By |2016-01-06T13:30:02-07:00January 6th, 2016|Featured|

One of our all time favorite REAL Brides! Loved being apart of her Boudoir and Wedding in Mexico!



Film photography is such an art form, and we’re totally inspired by this delicate, elegant bridal boudoir session from Jose Villa. This gorgeous set of images celebrates one of the most exciting moment in a woman’s life, and with simple lace lingerie, natural hair and makeup, and her delicate veil, it couldn’t be more perfect.


For more elegant bridal boudoir inspiration, see this lace session here, this beautiful at-home session, and some gorgeous ideas from Girl with a Serious Dream.

Photography: Jose Villa | Hair & Makeup: Mar of Team Hair & Makeup | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Veil: Vera Wang | Lace Robe: Girl With a Serious Dream

12 09, 2012

San Ysidro Ranch Engagement Session Feautured on Once Wed!

By |2012-09-12T15:56:53-06:00September 12th, 2012|Engagement Session|

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What could be better than a whimsical engagement session among the lavender fields of San Ysidro Ranch? As the bride says, “Having seen those gorgeous lavender fields time and time again, I knew I wanted to shoot there. It did not disappoint. San Ysidro Ranch has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth!” We couldn’t agree more. This lovely pair enjoyed taking their beautiful engagement photos and then continued their celebration by driving up the California coast, visiting Monterey, Sonoma and San Francisco. A perfect day!

Photography: KT Merry // Hair + Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup // White Dress: Marciano // Maxi Dress: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent // ’On the Mark’ Arrow necklace: Stella & Dot // Shoes: Enzo Angiolini // Polo: Burberry // Grey Pant: Banana Republic // His Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo // Striped Shirt: English Laundry // Purple Shirt: Hugo Boss // Jeans: Citizens for Humanity

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23 07, 2012

Featured on OnceWed with Jose Villa!

By |2012-07-23T14:37:11-06:00July 23rd, 2012|Featured|

Greek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Wedding Hairstyles Accessories

Greek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Samuelle GownGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Samuelle Gown Wind Outdoor GoddessGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Samuelle Wedding Dress 33 JewelsGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Greek Isles Outdoor Wedding Backdrop IdeasGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Ideas 33 Jewels Wedding RingGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Grecian Wedding Dress Grecian Wedding Hairstyles AccessoriesGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiraiton Flowy Wedding Dresses Grecian Wedding DressGreek Goddess Greek Goddesses Grecian Wedding Inspiration Olive Leaf Headpiece Accessories JewelryToday we have an exquisite Greek goddess wedding inspiration shoot to show you from Jose Villa. Don’t you just love the natural flow of this gorgeous Samuelle gown in the wind? The olive halo hairpiece and striking gold jewelry compliment the flowy Greek goddess wedding dress perfectly. And of course we love her natural wedding hair and makeup. Stunningly beautiful!

Photography: Jose Villa // Styling: Kelly Oshiro // Jewelry: 33 Jewels // Model: Eva St. Denis // Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance // Makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

22 01, 2011

More Beautiful Pics from Jose Villa's Photo Shoot for Once Wed!

By |2011-01-22T14:13:55-07:00January 22nd, 2011|Featured, Photo shoot|

While I was down in Mexico for the Mexico Workshop in November, Joy ThigpenMar of Team Hair and Makeup and I took advantage of the amazing Mexico light and textures for an editorial shoot in one of my favorite cities in Mexico; Tequila, yes this is also where Tequila originated.. Masks designed and made by my love Karina Puente

  1. weddingchicks – Jose, this so so romantic and beautiful. I love the way I feel with I look at your photos. Except the jealous of the gorgeous model. (; Joy is so amazing to work with and even just be around. We are birthday twins, you know .. so I am instantly more savvy and fashionable. This shoot is beautiful.
  2. Jake – Wicked awesome Jose!
  3. daniel – wow–these are gorgeous. beautiful job.
  4. hugh – you’re not even real, jose.
  5. JasonG Photographer – Always amazed at how consistently beautiful the light and composition are in your images.
  6. Aaron Shintaku – dude so epic.
  7. Jackie Lamas – Absolutely beautiful and simple! Love every single photo!
  8. ed peers – Oh my goodness… A whole ‘nother level.
  9. geri e. – Stunning! STUNNING! Made me want to run all the way to Mexico! Another CA workshop? Yes please.
  10. matthew morgan – so good. so freakin good!
  11. Douglas Anderson – Damn. These are so good. Love the light.
  12. geneoh – I dont even know what to say…
  13. Tweets that mention One of my fave photographers. This makes me want to shoot in Mexico…. SO BAD! isnt it prettyyyy? — Topsy.com – […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Vania S and Hugh Forte, Eric Scheel Photo. Eric Scheel Photo said: Tequila, Mexico shoot for Oncewed http://goo.gl/fb/lvwDF […]
  14. Andrea – I didn’t know that this place existed, but it’s gorgeous! She is beautiful, but I love the softness of how you capture the world. The colors & lighting are a stunning combination!
  15. Ryan Ray – Gorgeous model. Gorgeous photos!
  16. lane dittoe – damn you Fn killled it. so good and love those agave fields.
  17. Sarah Danaher – beautiful in every lovely way possible.
  18. Yeni – You are awesome, José! Just one more thing: that bunny mask is scary! I didn´t like it!
  19. Jeremy Harwell – Ay yi YI!!!!! Such gorgeouness I can’t stand it.!!!!
  20. Serena and Malea – Speechless… Jose these are seriously the most dreamy, beautiful images we’ve ever laid eyes on. Love. Love. Love!!!
  21. Haley Sheffield – {a} i am another one of those super enthralled fans. your work is pure excellence. this makes me want to go to mexico. and wear her clothes. {b} on that note, Joy Thigpen is a genius. and i want those lovely grey bow heels. {c} “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” | Benjamin Disraeli … and you, Jose, are so incredibly excellent at this. for your clients, your models, your designers, your locations. you bring the richness out of everything around you.
  22. joy thigpen – oh! I love your layout! it makes me happy to see more of these out. i loved this shoot! and thanks for the sweet words yall… and the gray shoes were a serendipitous contribution the model happened to bring that i liked better with that dress than the ones i brought! ha!
  23. Sherry – W….O…..W!!! Unreal. I love, love, LOVE these!!!
  24. Rebecca – These are simply stunning!
  25. Yinka – One word. Wow. When is your next workshop?!?
  26. Eric Barker – Love it!!!!
  27. Diana Lupu – OHMYGOD! I almost can’t take it, they’re so beautiful! Any way we can get links to those fabulous outfits too? Fabulous work Jose, as always!
  28. Jenelle Sewell – magical
  29. Anne Elisabeth – Such unbelievable good quality!
  30. joy thigpen – yes! all the clothes are by designer Alexandra Grecco. here’s the link to her etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/alexandragrecco?ref=pr_shop
  31. imthiaz houseman – Its so romantic and beautiful. the clothes are stunning!
  32. Joshua Gull – Wow Jose, just wow. Amazing work.
  33. kate – Good God Man. These are really terrible! hehe. ok I’m such a kidder. the colors make me want to fly there on a magic carpet right NOW.
  34. Marcella Treybig – LOoove the wardrobe!
  35. Allan – Inspiration. Congrats for your amazing job
  36. Andreas Holm – What??? Insane! So DAMN beautiful!!

3 01, 2011

Featured on Once Wed

By |2011-01-03T10:57:21-07:00January 3rd, 2011|Featured, Makeup|

01/03/11 Alexandra Grecco II WEDDING IDEAS

…and speaking of honeymoon!  Now you can see the Nude Summer Slip Dress that was worn under the Cinema Tea Dress in the previous post…wow!

Photography by Jose Villa

Hair and makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

01/03/11                         Alexandra Grecco I WEDDING IDEAS
14 12, 2010

Featured on: Once Wed

By |2010-12-14T11:09:32-07:00December 14th, 2010|Featured, Makeup, Photo shoot|

This month has just flown by and our features have been coming in!! With our holiday brides, photo shoots & Wedding Day Makeover TLC show we have been very busy! Because of that, we have been neglecting staying up to date with our postings:(  Now it is time to catch up!…Last week we were featured on Once Wed. This beautiful photoshoot was shot by, the always amazing Jose Villa, in the Santa Ynez Valley. Check out the Once Wed post!

Tada! Welcome to the new site! We’re so excited to finally show you! There are a ton of new features rolling out soon but we just couldn’t wait any longer to launch the new look. First off, over the next few days, we are SO excited to feature an amazing line of dresses from NY designer, Saja. Not only are they beautiful…they’re also amazingly affordable with every dress in her line being priced under $1150! And now you can order Saja wedding dresses online in our BRAND NEW Boutique!

Saja Wedding Dress Odette

Saja Wedding Dress Joe Pye

Saja Wedding Dress Fireflies

Photography by Jose Villa

Wedding Dresses by Saja

Hair and Makeup by Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

19 08, 2010

Featured on: Once Wed!

By |2010-08-19T19:30:22-06:00August 19th, 2010|Featured|

We were so Excited to be featured on Once Wed earlier this week! We had a blast working with Jose Villa, Joel Serrato & Joy Thigpen on this beautiful shoot with Matthew and Mara. Check out below to see the post! and click here to view Joel’s video

Love Is In The Air II

How adorable are Matthew and Mara? It was such a pleasure working alongside Jose VillaJoel SerratoMar, and Joy Thigpen as they captured the sweet and tender love between this precious couple. Mara is actually a blogger herself and curates a great fashion blog appropriately called M Loves M.

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