I spend the better part of my days now surfing the internet looking for inspiration and fresh content to feature on the site, so when I recently stumbled upon Ashley’s blog and recognized her as the stunning bride from a wedding the incredible, Jose Villa, posted on his blog this past fall – I knew I had came across a jewel. After I put the two together, I sent her a quick email asking if she would like to come on the site to share a little more about her lovely wedding and lucky for us she said yes! Ashley is not only a talented wedding photographer herself, but can also plan one incredible party and am so excited and grateful she is here to give us a peek into her day….

Todd and I met at The One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas at his brother’s wedding.  I had gone to college with his brother’s wife and she had been trying to set us up for years.  She told me not to bring a date to the wedding because she had a the guy for me!  We met that weekend, shared a kiss, I caught the bride’s bouquet and from that weekend on we were together!  Albeit in a long distance relationship from San Francisco to Austin, Texas.


One of my favorite elements about the wedding were my invitations.  I worked with the most creative designer, Brad O Sullivan of Smokeproof Press. We letterpressed everything and fashioned the invite after an old school honky tonk poster.  Brad also designed my fabulous business cards and logo.

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My wedding took place beneath a eucalyptus canopy, high atop a Santa
Barbaran ciff, overlooking the Pacific.  (It even said that on the Save
the Dates)  It was a glorious, sun-drenched April Day at our friend’s
estate off of Padaro Lane in Summerland, California.

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I am a photographer with a background in fashion and so I wanted the look and feel to be amazing. I wore a Monique Lulliher gown accented by a bead encrusted sash for the ceremony with hot pink stillettos peeking out!  For the reception, I changed into a short Melissa Sweet dancin’ dress.

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Part II of Ashley and Todd’s sensational wedding is coming up next…

[Images c/o the insanely talented, Jose Villa]


Comments (10)

Tina | Reply

WOW! These images are fabulous. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bouquet like that before either and it is to die for. Beautiful couple!

LM | Reply

This is like my dream wedding…seriously. Can’t wait to see Part II.

Emily | Reply

Completely stunning! I am thrilled you posted these.

ashley McCue | Reply

Hi there! Loved seeing all these comments- just wanted to respond to Tina on the bouquet- my mom and sisters pulled it together right before I walked down the aisle!

susan | Reply

I love the weddings you post. This one has become an instant favorite. The setting looks out of this world.

Sarah | Reply

Swoon. The details and light are out of this world. Very nice.

valerie | Reply

Beautiful wedding! Can anyone give me details on the veil, PLEASE!

Jessica | Reply

Where did you get your shoes? I"m looking for hot pink for under my dress as well.

Lori | Reply

Absolutely love the dress! You look gorgeous in it. What Monique Lhuillier syle is it?

April | Reply

Such a beautiful garden wedding. I love the flowers, the fresh ambiance of the place, with the lovely couple looking so sweet and the bride looking ecstatic in her gorgeous wedding gown.

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