Jessica Claire Wedding by Jose Villa, III
October 21, 2009
United States

Today's featured wedding, photographed by Jose Villa, is one of those weddings that will be talked about for years and years. That will be used in inspiration boards from now until forever. That will single-handedly inspire bride upon bride upon bride to design an affiar that is just as gorgeous, just as unique. And better yet, the wedding happens to belong to Jessica Claire, one of the photography industry's most fabulous talents.

Although we have LOTS more on the way, if you simply can't wait...head on over to Jessica's blog for her very own behind the scenes look at a day that will go down in wedding history. And Jose Villa is also doing a big spread on the wedding that is sure to leave you in complete and total awe.

Jessica Claire Wedding

Jessica hand-picked the genius that is Jose Villa to shoot her day and I have to say, this just might be one of Jose's best pieces of work to date. His photographs are flawless...simple and yet filled to the brim with emotion. Elegant and yet still completely vibrant. They are the kind of photographs that will inpire and inspire and inspire.

Jessica Claire Wedding

The event design was done by two ridiculously talented pros...the lovely Angel Swanson of Love & Splendor, along with Kabrel Polak. And Angel, who also has an incredible feature of this wedding on her own blog, has been so kind as to give us a real, behind the scenes look at the day.

Cocktail hour took place under an immense tree with a canopy that almost formed a natural tent. Golden chandeliers were nestled among the branches for soft light. Guests noshed on delicious gourmet bites, courtesy of Alex’s Catering, but the highlight of the cocktail hour was a Dwelly Farms Heirloom Tomato Exhibition Bar. A staff chef was there to slice fresh heirloom tomatoes and dress them with the guest’s choice of oils, balsamic vinegars, artisan sea salts and cheeses, as well as freshly-snipped herbs! They even put out brioche rolls and crispy pancetta for those who wanted to make a mini-BLT!

Jessica Claire Wedding

It was a fabulous display. Seating was dispersed among more mini vignettes with fabulous tufted armchairs and low wooden coffee tables, as well as linen-covered cocktail tables with bar stools. Vintage timepieces swayed in the breeze, suspended from tree branches with lengths of oatmeal-textured twill tape. A collection of vintage cameras and family portraits, along with unexpected groupings of unique blooms and foliage, adorned tabletops in this area.

We have lots more details coming up in just a bit!