Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Once Wed - Shoot with Duet Weddings

I've been waiting to see these little gems for a bit now...and they were so worth the wait! Images by Jose Villa. With Jose the problem is not finding enough good shots, it's more like how to chose your favorites. Tricky! See One Wed's feature of this shoot here and here.

Rebecca Stone and I had been wanting to work on a little something together and this is what came of it. An outdoor mystical, firefly den of a gorgeous and enchanted evening in the woods. El Capitan Luxury campgrounds to be exact. Great out-of-the-box spot for a romantic wedding.

Some of my favorite details from this shoot were:

1. The dress!!! So beyond beautiful

2. Rebecca's finds - the horn vases, bone flat ware, flint glasses/goblets

3. Feather Save the Date...how did they even do this?

4. Our little vintage jewelry boxes full of flowers - they looked like miniature glass greenhouses.

5. The Firefly lighting installation of bare bulb above the dining table

I really tried to stay true to the woodsy side of this idea Rebecca had by using woodland type flowers, flowers that grow from bulbs, in a mossy moist place. Muscari, double deep purple tulips, hellebores, anemones, flowering pieris, allium, etc.

What a fun and gorgeous day this was. I cannot say enough positive, gushing things about Rebecca, Joel - check out his film of this shoot here, and Jose - only that you should hire them immediately for your event.

Photography: Jose Villa Photography
Cinematography: Joel Serrato Films
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs
Table settings: Small Masterpiece (Haviland Limoges China, carved horn
and bone flatware, vintage flint glasses, antique horn vases.)
Invitations: CEVD
Cake: Erica O’brien
Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty
Dress: Oscar de la Renta via B Hughes Bridal
Florist: Flowerwild
Design/Styling: Duet Weddings


  1. Hello :) the flowers, the details are just beautiful. Love this.

  2. Oh Wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous and totally stunning! What a sweet and magical style for a forest wedding. I have never seen it executed in such a perfect way. This really resonates with me.

    Thank you!