Jose, Jose…let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days. Really, I mean it. I have a total obsession for all things Jose Villa and I make no secret of it here on SMP. So whenever he sends me one of his straight-out-of-a-fairytale weddings, the giddiness starts and the butterflies take off within about 2 seconds of seeing his email. Which is exactly what happens when I laid eyes on this perfect Jose affair. So much so that we’ve decided to spend the day devouring every inch of it’s undeniable gorgeousness. If you can’t wait for part II, we’ll even let you cheat just this once. Click here to see the full wedding gallery.
My now-husband and I were childhood sweethearts and experienced our first kiss with each other. We hoped to plan a wedding that spoke to the deep joy we felt for reuniting and we wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our love – both for each other and for the family and friends that make our lives special every day. It was our intention to create an intimate and romantic setting – the affection of a backyard wedding combined with the elegance of a black tie event. San Ysidro Ranch was the perfect backdrop as it is inherently infused with such charm. Every inch of the property provided the feeling of a sophisticated garden party. And with Mindy Rice as the floral consultant, the result was simply magical.
Our style is classic with accents of Old Hollywood. I wanted every piece and every choice to reflect that, so I chose a Carolina Herrera dress and a Siman Tu headpiece as the focus points of my look. I worked with my hair stylist and makeup artist to conjure a modern Grace Kelly. It was important to me that I still look like myself so I was careful to not take any of the details too far.
SO much more to come!
Venue: San Ysidro Ranch / Florist: Mindy Rice / Photographer: Jose Villa / Cake & pastries: Christine Dahl / Lighting: Brandon Peterson / Ceremony Music: String Quartet – Dubois Entertainment / Reception Music: Mora’s Modern Swing / Jewelry + Headpiece: Siman Tu / Bridesmaids Dresses: Tibi / Flower girl dresses: J.Crew / Invitations: Dauphine Press from Urbanic Paper Boutique / Calligraphy: Laura Hooper