Dream Vendor: Jose Villa

From time to time, we will be featuring vendors that are known for being the best of the best. Our very first dream vendor is Jose Villa, photographer extraordinaire. He captures the unique feel of each and every event he shoots, and the result is a collection of photos that are breathtaking reflections of love, joy, and beautiful details. This post is going to be very photo-heavy because every single one of his images is absolutely to die for, and I simply couldn’t narrow it down any more than this. I’m going to let this small sampling of his work speak for itself, because it has a lot to say.Dream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose Villa

Real Wedding: Grace & Dan

This couple is just too darn cute for words. The bride beamed all day long, and the look on the groom’s face said it all. The wedding was a celebration of two very different cultures- the groom is French and the bride is Chinese. Language differences didn’t stop this from being one of the most beautiful and joyous events we’ve ever seen.Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan


Photography: Boninger Works  |  Ceremony and Recepton Venue: Shanghai Red’s in Marina Del Rey, California  |  Wedding Dress: Galina Signature via David’s Bridal  |  Blue Gown: BCBG

Over Your Head

Tabletop decor gets a lot of attention during the wedding planning process, but not very many people give much thought to what goes on above the tablescape. High-impact overhead decor can transform a basic space into an unforgettable one. Cafe lights, florals, lanterns, fabric, and even ribbon can make your theme and vision come to life in a beautiful and sometimes more cost-effective way. Lights, paper lanterns, and ribbon are much cheaper than decking out the tabletop with sky-high centerpieces, and hanging vases require less flowers to make a statement than centerpieces do because they are so unexpected. When you bring decor upwards, it allows you to go more minimal on the table.

Here are some of my favorite examples of events that took the decor from the tabletop to the ceiling with gorgeous results. Over Your HeadOver Your Head Over Your HeadOver Your HeadOver Your Head Over Your HeadOver Your HeadOver Your HeadOver Your Head Over Your HeadOver Your HeadOver Your HeadOver Your Head


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