Everyone knows Jose and Joel. Everyone knows them because of the crazy beautiful work that they do…which is favorited, pinned and shared like wild fire.  They are two men whose raw talent shines through in everything they do. In every photograph captured. In every film documented. But what you might not know is that Jose and Joel also happen to be two of the kindest, loveliest of human beings we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. They are good. They are inspiring. They are in love. And that love makes Tait and I want to always do better, be better, work harder and dream bigger. So as you pore through the images tucked inside the Winter issue  of Martha Stewart Weddings (with a sneak peek online), photographed to tear inducing perfection by Elizabeth Messina, remember that behind the utterly lovely wedding are two boys who we love dearly and who continue to make Style Me Pretty a better place to be. Congratulations to Joel and Jose…here’s to a life as beautiful as the work you produce each and every day. xoxo…Abby, Tait and the whole team at SMP.

And if you simply can’t wait to pick up your copy of MSW, you can check out the sneak peeks on Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Jose’s blog, Joel’s blog and Elizabeth’s blog. Here is just one of the jaw droopingly beautiful images that made us go a little wedding crazy. A leather bound, hand calligraphed napkin wrap dreamed up by who else? Lisa Vorce. Wedding magician, Beauty Inventor and all around great girl.

Location: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse / Event Design & Production: Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming! / Event Design and Flowers: Mindy Rice Floral Design / Catering: New West Catering / Stationery: Tiny Pine Press; and Papel Paper & Press / Calligraphy: Anne Jones / Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Lighting: Bella Vista Design / Photography: Elizabeth Messina / Cinematography: Joe Simon Films / Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Bolero Soul / Reception Music: Michael Antonia of Flashdance / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Specialty Decor: Barker Decor Service

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