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Romantic Mexico Wedding Inspiration Full of Old World Charm

Friends, the last few weeks we’ve been spoiled with the beauty that Jose Villa creates with his lens. And as you can see, the Mexico Workshop last year was a doozy, filled with designs and detailing we’ve fallen in love with… including a papel picado backdrop from Karina Puente, gorg looks from TEAM Hair And Makeup and beautifully designed evenings thought out by Laurie Arons, just to name a few. We’ve saved one of the best for last and it comes in the form of this romance-layered wedding shoot. See it all here!

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Summer
Settings
Hacienda
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Romantic

See more of the gorgeousness right here:

Week One Welcome Dinner | Boudoir Session | Engagement | Wedding | Papel Picado Backdrop | Week Two Welcome Dinner

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Sarah Ryhanen | Cake: Sweet And Saucy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Candles: Creative Candles | Custom Artwork And Backdrop Smoke Effects: Karina Puente | Fashion Stylist: Summer Watkins | Floral Design Assistant: Gabriela Salazar | Food Styling: Diana Perrin | Graphic Design, Collateral Pieces And Design Direction: Amber Moon | Hair Extensions: TEAM Bridal Extensions | Jumper: Lihi Hod | Location: Hacienda La Labor | Overall Design And Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events | Robes And Veil: Emily Riggs Bridal | Tabletop Rentals: Casa De Perrin | Wedding Gown And Cape: Lihi Hod

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Jose Villa Mexico Workshop Week Two Welcome Dinner

Fair warning, I am seriously biased to this next slice of pretty. I was lucky enough to have a seat at this incredibly gorgeous table (read: the most stunning table I’ve ever sat at) for week two of Jose Villa’s Mexico Workshop last year. We were greeted by elegant menus from Amber Moon and Anne Robin, made toasts and ate our hearts out with Casa De Perrin‘s charming tabletop rentals, feasted our eyes on the intertwining florals designed by Saipua and papel picado backdrop from Karina Puente and last but certainly not least, soaked in the beauty that Laurie Arons graced the entire evening with. That my friends, is what a Jose Villa workshop kicks off and you can get a heaping serving of it right here.

Want to see even more from week one? Take a peek below!

Week One Welcome Dinner | Boudoir Session | Engagement | Wedding | Papel Picado Backdrop

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Floral Design: Sarah Ryhanen Of Saipua | Calligraphy: Anne Robin | Candles: Creative Candles | Custom Artwork: Karina Puente | Floral Design Assistant: Gabriela Salazar | Graphic Design And Collateral Pieces: Amber Moon | Location: Hacienda El Carmen | Overall Design And Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events | Tabletop Rentals And Design: Casa De Perrin

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Papel Picado Wedding Backdrop

This, my dears, might be the coolest wedding backdrop I’ve ever seen. And it comes as no surprise with the crazy talented Karina Puente behind all the beauty. Today, she’s giving us a behind the scenes look at how she crafted this wedding work of art which made it’s debut at Jose Villa’s Mexico Workshop last year. See Karina’s backdrop in action for the wedding shoot and a sneak peek of the welcome dinner we’ll be sharing next week!

From Karina PuenteMy name is Karina Puente and I am visual artist. Here is a glimpse into my process of creating Wedding Backdrops for the Jose Villa Photography Workshop, Mexico. My favorite part about handcrafting these pieces is the physical and conceptual process required to execute the design. My art-making always begins with a preliminary sketch to visually communicate my intention and as a result, wonderful conversations follow.

These works are fabricated in the style of Papel Picado (cut paper) and they connect me to new clients and, metaphorically, to my Mexican cultural heritage. In Mexico, Papel Picado is widely recognized and elevated as a folk art that commemorates sacred celebrations. Traditionally, tissue paper is layered, cut, and chiseled to reveal intricate designs and patterned panels. I work with knives and a material that is as whimsical as paper yet more durable and translucent. I play with dynamic scale invigorating the papercutting tradition into a contemporary practice.

My panels can run 100 feet high, flirting with light and shadow or can be installed as wedding alters, Chuppahs, or interactive design elements. My work is intended for worldwide shipment and wedding day, event, and gallery installation. My large-scale Papel Picado Backdrops invite the viewer to play and imagine possibilities. Be in touch and let’s bring your vision to life!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Handmade Wedding Backdrop, Papel Picado: Karina Puente | Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Calligraphy: Anne Robin | Artist Studio Photography: The Wheel Vintage Photography | Artist Studio Workspace: Impact Hub, Philadelphia | Bride’s Bouquet: Sarah Winward | Candles: Creative Candles | Creative Direction: Joel Serrato | Event Planning and Design: Laurie Arons Special Events | Fashion Stylist: Summer Watkins Ball | Graphic Design and Collateral Pieces: Amber Moon | Local Flower Sourcing: Gabriela Salazar | Photography And Style Workshop, Mexico: Jose Villa Workshops | Table Top Floral Design: Saipua | Table Top Rentals And Design: Casa De Perrin

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Elegant Mexico Wedding Inspiration

SMPers, we’ve had a week sprinkled with the first half of pretty from Jose Villa’s Mexico Workshop last year, and if you missed the boudoir and engagement shoots—you might want to peek at those before diving into the wedding portion, which is unbelievably stunning to say the least. With overall planning and design by Laurie Arons Special Events, every inch is executed with elegance and grace by the amazing vendor team below. Find every bit right here in the big, beautiful gallery.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Hacienda
Styles
Elegant

Interested in joining in all the magic that takes place at Jose Villa’s 2015 Workshop? There are still a couple spots left! See all the details below.

Jose Villa 2015 Mexico Workshop

Dates: November 15–19, 2015
Location: Hacienda El Carmen

Click here for more details and to reserve your spot!

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

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Glamorous Engagement Inspiration in Mexico

If yesterday’s boudoir gorgeousness from Jose Villa had your heart a-flutter, today’s glam e-sesh from the Mexico Workshop will have your jaw on the floor. Personally, I’m thinking black tie engagements are kind of the best new thing, especially when TEAM Hair & Makeup add their pretty touch (and their amazing new TEAM Bridal Extensions). Up tomorrow is the wedding portion lovelies, so stay tuned!

Psst, there are a few spots left for Jose Villa’s 2015 Workshop! Grab a seat while you still can! See all the details below.

Jose Villa 2015 Mexico Workshop

Dates: November 15–19, 2015
Location: Hacienda El Carmen

Click here for more details and to reserve your spot!

Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Engagement Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Hair And Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Custom Skirt: Bel And Beau | Fashion Stylist: Summer Watkins | Hair Extensions: TEAM Bridal Extensions | Lace Top: Emily Rose Riggs | Location: Hacienda El Carmen | Overall Design And Planning: Laurie Arons Special Events

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here