Elegant Carmel Wedding with Photography by Jose Villa, II
February 6, 2014
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Our love affair with renowned wedding photographer Jose Villa goes way back. Because aside from his incredible imagery, I really believe that our passion for all things Jose comes from his working alongside equally incredible teams - Joel Serrato for one. Kate of Flowerwild, who did the event design for this insanely beautiful affair, for example. The people that help to build the weddings - like this one - that Jose then captures flawlessly. And there's so much more here in the gallery.
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From the Bride... I feel so grateful to have worked with the vendors I did... picking Jose, Joel and Kate was so easy - not only are they superbly talented, but they make you feel like you are among friends. This was especially important to Drew and I when it came to film and video, since we are not accustomed to having our pictures taken! I loved Kate Holt's work and gave her a general idea of what I wanted, but she really made it come to life in a way that I could have never imagined. When I first saw the barn, it was so beautiful I cried! Alissa Mazzenga of Feast Calligraphy did a beautiful job with our paper, and my super talented sister-in-law made our gorgeous welcome bag paper as well as our programs. Kate Winn, our planner, helped to keep it all together and kept me as stress free as possible - not an easy task with a Type A bride like myself.

My mom reminded me often through the planning process that it isn't about the wedding... it is about the marriage. She couldn't have been more right - I am so grateful to be married to the kindest, smartest, funniest, hunkiest guy I know - but I am also glad we had such a magical day to share with our closest family and friends.

Photography: Jose Villa | Rings: Faraone Mennella | Event Design: Kate Holt Of Flowerwild | Hair And Makeup: Marisa Perel | Band: Notorious | Cinematography : Joel Serrato Films | Coordination: Kate Winn Of Barbara Llewellyn Catering And Event Planning | Floral Design: FlowerWild | Furniture Rentals :Hartman Party Rentals | Gown + Veil: Vera Wang | Grooms Tux: Tom Ford | Lighting + Draping : Classic Party Rentals | Linens : La Tavola | Paper Production + Calligraphy: Alissa Mazzenga Of Feast Calligraphy | Programs + Welcome Bag Designer: Julie Dewalt Of Gather And Co. | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Main Events Transportation | Venue: Santa Lucia Preserve