Today is basically my dream come true on Style Me Pretty. And that is putting it mildly.
Jose Villa, who you know I have fallen madly in love with over the years, is giving us the honor of debuting the hugely talented Jessica Claire's wedding that he recently had the pleasure of shooting. Knowing how incredibly creative and completely talented Jessica Claire is, I not only fell out of my chair...I quickly jumped up and squealed with ridiculous amounts of glee. I am pretty sure the neighbors heard my happiness. For those of you that are photography junkies like myself, Jessica Claire is basically the cat's meow. Her work, her style, her business is beloved in the world of photography and we're simply beside ourselves that we get to be the ones to unravel her positively gorgeous wedding. And it's not just any old wedding. It's hands down one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen, bursting at the seems with details straight out of a glossy and yet still has a sense of intimacy that will literally make you cry. Yep. It's that good...maybe even better.
The lovely, lovely, lovely Angel Swanson of Love & Splendor was the planner and co-designer, with Event Designer and Stylist, Kabrel Polak, behind the day. And she's been sweet enough to stop by and share some of the incredible, behind the scenes details with us...
When Jessica came to me early this year for help planning her fall wedding to Jeff, I was thrilled. Jessica is a wonderful friend as well as a peer in the industry, so I was delighted to come on board in putting together an incredible event. Jessica sees weddings day in and day out, and has photographed some of the most amazing weddings to date. For this reason we knew that her wedding day had to be extremely unique and special, and a true reflection of her personal style and sensibilities. She and fiancé Jeff sent me an inspiration board that was at once dramatic and whimsical, charming and rustic.Jessica wanted rich, saturated colors, vintage-inspired details and a true feast for the eyes with over the top details, luscious florals and one-of-a-kind décor.
Once the awe-inspiring Napa Valley venue, 3 Stones, was locked in, the design just poured out. It was like a flood of inspiration that kept running down until the day itself! Recurring design elements and motifs included locks and keys, branches, velvet and burlap, vintage timepieces and cameras, jeweled bugs and tea-stained stationery. Every single piece of furniture and décor had a sense of history to it – there was the feeling that each treasured item had been carefully picked out of an amazing vintage estate. The final result was absolutely breathtaking and actually left me with goosebumps. Our incredible vendor team pulled together an intensely styled event and the wedding is instantly one of my all-time favorites!
We have so much more to come...a full day of eye candy that will make your heart pitter patter. In the meantime, check out Jessica Claire's blog for tons of inspiration and head on over to Jose Villa's blog for some of the most gorgeous weddings you've ever seen.