Los Barriles Destination Wedding by Jose Villa
January 13, 2011

We've got a feeling that today is going to be a really, really good day on Style Me Pretty. Our favorite photographer extraordinaire, Jose Villa, has sent TWO blissful weddings our way and our jaws literally had to be picked up off the ground when we first laid eyes on the goods. So grab a comfy seat, hunker down and prepare for a full day of JOSE.

First up is a dreamy destination wedding held on the beaches of Los Barriles, Mexico. The bride (who happens to be one of our favorite fashion and design bloggers) took a classic, less is more approach to all the gorgeous details and they couldn't be a more perfect mix with the sunny locale and Jose Villa's eye for the best photographs. Plus, we are major suckers for a great pair of sparkly shoes. Be sure to stop by the gallery for more of the good stuff and we'll be back in a bit with another heartbreakingly beautiful day. Seriously, does it get any better?

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there is eve more of this drop dead gorgeous affair right here!

It's often said girls spend their lives dreaming about their wedding. Well, if that's true, I guess I broke the mold. I barely given a single thought to what I'd want my wedding to be like until I found myself staring at my (then) boyfriend on bended knee proposing (at homeplate of my favorite team the Seattle Mariners no less). Amazingly, everything fell into place very quickly though. We knew we wanted simple, low key and meaningful with side of warm, beach and tequila thrown in for good measure! A family-favorite getaway destination in Mexico proved to be the perfect spot for what turned out to be a truly perfect day (and I can still say it was perfect despite power outages, no running water and crazy wind!). Among immediate family and our closet friends, we exchanged vows, ate the most amazing food and threw a party I know we, and I hope our guests, will never forget.

To plan, I pulled in every resource I could think of - I would have been completely lost without the world of wedding blogs like SMP - to plan a long distance wedding, in a remote location, in country who's language I do not speak! I had help from so many amazing people, my brother the Spanish-translator, destination planning extraordinaire Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events, uber-talented Etsy designers, my dearest girlfriends, my invitation designers and of course my beloved photographer extraordinaire, Jose Villa, who captured everything more beautifully than I ever could have hoped. For the girl who'd never put a lot of thought into weddings, the whole process turned out better than I ever might have dreamed.

Photography: Jose Villa / Invitation suite: Brown Sugar Design / Calligraphy: Grace Edmands and menus by Primele on Etsy / Gift bags, signs and other decor: All DIY / Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Jewelry: Badgley Mischka / Hair & Make-up: Self + girlfriends / Pompoms: Party Poms on Etsy / Napkins: Country Life Naturals on Etsy / Catering: Local Baja restaurant Campestre Trini / Location: Casa Baha Sonadora Los Barriles, Mexico / Ring Bowls: Paloma's Nest