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Kathleen Deery’s San Francisco Wedding from Jose Villa Part I

Once in a blue moon a wedding falls in my lap that's everything I adore in one little spot. It's a true love story of the wildly talented Kathleen Deery and her beloved set to a dreamscape that literally made my heart beat ten times faster. Because it's that good. The love, the beauty of the San Francisco backdrop, the images by Jose Villa that add a layer of magic to an...

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Nautical Wedding Inspiration from Jose Villa Photography

Today is blistering hot in Boston, making it the kind of day where dipping our toes in the ocean sounds positively divine. If only we didn't have to worry about those laptops getting wet. Now enter our savior Jose Villa and this nautical-inspired shoot that almost, almost takes the edge off this heatwave. It's a beautiful blend of nautical musings and classic seaside details by ...

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Jose Villa in Cuba

When Jose sent over these images from his recent trip to Cuba, I told him that they deserved to be in a gallery. We all know Jose Villa thanks to his beloved wedding photographs, though what we don't always get to see, are the images that he captures along the way. The photographs that tell a story beyond white dresses and fairytales and capture life in a slightly different way.

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Jose Villa in Morocco

Photographers are a rare breed. They see the world through the lens of a camera, always aware of beautiful shots, stunning vingettes, powerful moments. And if ever there was a photographer whose lens I wish I could peak into, it would be Jose Villa. Because his life - and every nook and cranny within it - has soul. And texture. And a sense of space and life and history. So when he gave us this rare glimpse into his travels to Morocco -...

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Announcing the 2013 Jose Villa Photography Workshop

It's no secret that we adore absolutely anything and everything Jose Villa touches and with good reason; he's one of the most wildly talented photographers we've ever come across. And that wild talent is paired with an incredibly gracious attitude that makes him all the more lovable. Now channel all that goodness into a five day learning extravaganza surrounded by creatives from all over the planet and the beautiful surroundings of...

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Perfect Wedding Day Skin from TEAM Hair and Makeup + A Workshop Giveaway!

Making sure you're bringing your skin A-game to your wedding day is on most Bride's to-do list. It's probably on most Bridesmaids' to-do lists too. Because we all know the best accessory is a fresh faced glow and our resident beauty expert, Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup, is giving you all the low down on achieving the look. Consider this your secret weapon for wedding day hotness. Tips to perfect wedding day skin from...

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Modern Napa Wedding from Jose Villa + Laurie Arons

Somewhere on the corner of Jose Villa and anything and everything he photographs lies my happy place. And that happy place is exactly where I want to be right now because it entails a modern wedding crafted by Laurie Arons that will completely blow your mind and will forever live on our favorites list. Tucked inside are crazy good invites by ...

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Carmel Valley Wedding from Jose Villa + Flowerwild

Every single day at SMP is a good one. I can't deny that in the slightest. But on those days when I get to dive head first into a wedding crafted by some of my most favorite people in the whole world? Those are the days that I cherish. That I thank my lucky stars I get to call this my job. So to Jose Villa and Kate of Flowerwild, I raise my coffee mug because this ...

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Upcoming Flowerwild Workshops from Flowerwild + Jose Villa

In the land of Style Me Pretty, our adoration for beautiful florals knows no bounds. We're kind of obsessed and that's a gross understatement. After all, flowers can completely transform a venue or breath life into a wedding style. They can take a blank space and make it magical, a rustic barn and create glamour. But the true magic lies in the crafter behind all those pretty petals and today we have one of the best; Kate Holt of Flowerwild.

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part III

And here we go, on to Part III of the amazing wedding that gave our first Style Me Pretty Weddings book life and took it from an idea to an oh-my-gosh, I'm holding it in my hands today moment. The perfect real wedding that Jose Villa and Joy Thigpen sent our way many moons ago, that literally helped turn our book into something real. Because it was so beautiful, we had to find...

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part II

You know, we are lucky. Like really lucky. Because our job is to write about beautiful moments. The kind of moments that people remember forever and ever. And if we're being really honest, it feels a little unfair. As dozens of moms and dads are lost in grief right now and as parents, we find it incredibly hard to continue with the prettiness, when some people are dealing with such ugliness. While this isn't at all enough, we wanted to let you know that we're donating all proceeds from today's...

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part I

It's here! The day our pretty little book hits stands. The day that we've been nervous/happy/excited about for more than an entire year! The day has come and we are literally bursting on the insides with pure and total glee. So today we wanted to do something really special. We got permission from our publisher to give SMP readers an exclusive first look at the wedding that started it all. The picture...

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African Inspired Shoot from Flutter Magazine + Jose Villa

If you are a true SMPer, if the love of beautiful weddings runs through your veins even long after (or before) you are married - then you know Jose Villa plus Joy de Vivre equals perfection. Pure, can't be matched perfection. It never ever fails, when they join forces inspiration turns into something even prettier than you could possible imagine, and that is...

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Joshua Tree Elopement Part II from Jose Villa Photography + Kristeen LaBrot Events

Just when you though this elopement couldn't possibly get more gorgeous, that nothing could possibly top those shoes, that dress, their love - the next group of breathtaking images from my dear friend Jose Villa just might make you fall out of your chair. It's a scene set by...

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Joshua Tree Elopement from Jose Villa Photography + Kristeen LaBrot Events

An elopement is a magical thing. It's a wildly romantic and utterly intimate way to say I do. Just you and the love of your life pledging your never-ending love for each other, how can it get more storybook worthy? Well it definitely takes the romance level up a notch when you have Kristeen LaBrot ensuring everything goes off in the prettiest way possible, and ...

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SMP at Home Sneak Peek + A Winner!

It's Friday evening - and you know what that means.  It's time to say goodbye to our work week with a special sneak peek at all of the pretty, pretty inspiration coming your way this weekend on SMP at Home.  Life is good, no?  And this Sunday's lineup?  Well, it's one you most definitely can't miss, because we are celebrating all things Halloween with a drop-dead gorgeous dinner party that is sooo incredibly...

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Jose Villa + Jill La Fleur Workshop Photos from Wendy Laurel

When Jose Villa and Jill La Fleur hold a workshop, beautiful things happen.  Amazingly beautiful things. Like gorgeous displays of floral perfection from Flowerwild, a cake (almost) too pretty to eat from Maggie Austin Cake and these mesmerizing images...

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Book Cover Photoshoot by Jose Villa + Joy de Vivre + Lola Film, Part III

We're celebrating all things Style Me Pretty today with a sneak peak at our brand new book and all of the amazingness that went into the stop-you-in-your-tracks cover shoot captured by the always fabulous Jose Villa.  A little touch of wedding heaven, if you will.  And since we've spent our entire day swooning over every.last.

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Book Cover Photo Shoot by Jose Villa + Joy de Vivre, Part II

We've been celebrating like crazy round these parts today...bubbly has been broken out, heels have been kicked off and dancing has ensued. Why? Because, we finally got to spill the beans that our show-stopper of a book is now for pre-order ...

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Book Cover Photo Shoot from Jose Villa + Joy de Vivre

From the moment our newly announced book hit the pre-order shelves (herehere and here), we've been...

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