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Summer Willow Tree Wedding at Black Swan Lake

I'm pretty sure Jose Villa has more talent in his pinky finger than most do in their entire body, which is why his weddings never fail to get our hearts racing. This time around he's taking us to the ultimate summertime nuptials anchored in traditional elegance thanks to Kathy HigginsKathleen Deery, ...

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All-White Welcome Dinner in France

If you're doing a wedding weekend, I highly recommend throwing a welcome dinner. My Mr. and I did and we absolutely loved seeing face after face arriving to celebrate us—a truly special feeling. If you're planning one, might I suggest taking a cue from this charming evening captured by...

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Al Fresco Rehearsal Dinner In France

We're officially dubbing this a day o' Jose. Jose Villa, that is. You might have noticed he captures some of the coolest weddings in the world, and this time he's taking us to the Luberon region of France. It's a dreamy little spot with hilltop villages and ...

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Black + White Dos Pueblos Ranch Wedding

To be honest, there are so many vendor talents behind this wedding, I don't even know where to start. From the incredible '20's-inspired design by Jill & Co Events + Mindy Rice, to the amazing beauty crew from TEAM to our dear...

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Romantic Bridal Inspiration with Trousseau & Co

A few weeks back I came across an Instagram feed that hooked me and hasn't let go; I shouldn't be surprised, as the face behind it is none other than the crazy talented Joy Proctor. Diving in, I learned about Joy's latest project, her new Trousseau & Co...

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Dreamy Pastel Wedding Inspiration

If there was a feasible way to reach through the screen and kiss every single image from this Jose Villa shoot, I'd probably go right ahead and do it. Because when our pal Jose teams up with Joy ProctorKelly KaufmanTEAM plus a whole crew of talent, the pretty level is...

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Rustic Triunfo Creek Vineyards Wedding

Jose, oh Jose. Not only do we adore his work more than words, but he just so happens to shoot the coolest clients In. The. World. Case in point? This handsome duo who managed to bring a true sense of their Southern home states to California with elegance and style like you wouldn't believe. Tack on the talents of Yasmine Floral Design, Aaron Hartselle and ...

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Outdoor Western Australia Summer Wedding

When a wedding photographer becomes a bride, I have to imagine it's not easy finding just the right person to capture your day. That is, unless, you have Jose Villa on the job. Then rest assured you're in really good hands. It's exactly the route our industry friend, Jemma Keech went, and with a sister who just happens to own ...

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Elegant Neutral Hillsborough Wedding

First things first—this reception space? In·cred·i·ble. Alison EventsKathleen Deery Design and team brought tented wedding bliss to a whole new level and we're all in awe over here at the SMP headquarters. Jose Villa's imagery radiates a...

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Glowing Santa Ynez Engagement

Quite often, I find myself speechless when a Jose Villa engagement or wedding is at my fingertips. I've learned to set aside a solid hour, just to soak in the goodness, and even then after I come back for more. And these glowing moments of Paola and John as they get ready to begin their journey together, well, they're enthralling to say the least.

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Romantic Fairytale Santa Barbara Wedding Inspiration

Darlings, what you're about to feast your eyes on is the fusion of uber stunning fashion, florals and wildly beautiful imagery from our friend Jose Villa. That fusion translates into a fairytale-like style of inspiration that we'd love to see one of you turn into a real wedding. ...

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Authentic Colorful Cuban Wedding Inspiration

Here at SMP we get pretty excited when fresh ideas come across our desks so when The Venue Report sent over images by Jose Villa and Joel Serrato from their recent...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Quick Tip: Beat The Summer Heat

Have a box of romantic, color coordinating paper fans at the ready to help guests beat the heat at an al fresco summer fête. Bonus: not only are these paper fans easy to buy in bulk in nearly any color, they make great favors -- especially when printed with your wedding date or monogram! Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning...

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Moody + Romantic Boudoir Session in Mexico

Last fall, I had the wonderful opportunity of speaking at Jose Villa's Mexico Workshop and witnessing all the beauty that it encompasses—an incredible experience to say the least. And the first shoot that I had a front row seat to was this utterly dreamy boudoir session that radiated a moody kind of ethereal vibe, which is just...

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Announcing the 2015 Jose Villa Workshop in Mexico

Taking a trip south of the border sounds amazing in and of itself. But when said trip includes sitting at a dreamy dinner like this one with Jose Villa, lenses in tow and surrounded by so many talented wedding creatives? Now that's an experience for the books my friends. In our excitement of the...

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