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Cat and Darren were married in January in Cuba and did this engagement session in Havana.

Photography by Jose Villa

Styling by Joy Thigpen and Lacie Hansen


Comments (31)

Jill | Reply

Love this! My boyfriend is Cuban and would love to take photos here. XO

Jennifer | Reply

So soft and beautiful!

Holly | Reply

goodness, how lovely! will you please post fashion credits for her dresses?

Anne-Marie | Reply

Drop dead gorgeous – so so beautiful Jose! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos Once Wed.

Andy Wakeman | Reply

He still amazes me with every shoot.

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} | Reply

These look so beautiful–and with such personality!

Sarah Danaher | Reply

mmmmmmmmmm love.

annawithlove | Reply

I just love the tone of these photos, beautiful couple too!

Joy | Reply

Holly writes 03/30/11 at 10:53 am.goodness, how lovely! will you please post fashion credits for her dresses?

and her red shoes!! PLEASE!!

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie | Reply

Oh my goodness! The car window shot… amazing!


The Average Bride | Reply

WOW!! I thought this was one of those model engagement shoots. Jose Villa is such an amazing photographer!!!!

Sarah (A Paper Proposal) | Reply

What a cute couple! Stunning photographs with an absolutely amazing backdrop. Love all of the soft colors.

lydia {ever ours} | Reply

gosh…jose villa is just plain genius.

joythigpen | Reply

ladies, the drapey dress is by Alice + Oliva and the papaya shoes were by Rupert Sanderson :)

sarisan | Reply

Oh my! Gorgeous. Pleeeease post details about the dresses!!

Gaelan @ Uschi and Kay | Reply

So beautiful! I wish I could have engagement photos taken in Havana.

Prosklitiria Giota | Reply

What a beautiful couple.

Madison | Reply

I love this shooot so much! Saw it on the Jose Villa site and cant stop looking at it!

KB {eleGALA} | Reply

Jose Villa! We swoon. His work is magic…

Bryn | Reply

Such a cute couple, I would love to see their wedding pictures!

Robyn | Reply

Oh my goodness, I am still speechless! I am one of Cats best friends and I am still gushing over these photos a month later….If you guys think these pics are great, you should see their wedding pics!! Awwww…so happy for these two amazing people who deserved such a perfect shoot and day!

Cat | Reply

Joy, you are amazing :)

Kate/MagnoliaRouge | Reply

I’ve been dying to go to Cuba for ages and now it’s reaching fever pitch after seeing these!! Amazing, amazing work!!

Dacia | Reply

I am Cuban American and when I saw Jose Villa’s tweets while shooting in Cuba I was flipping out! What he captured there makes me so excited- he’s such an amazing photographer of course. But to see pictures of the place where my family was born is indescribable!

Marisa | Reply

Absolutely gorgeous! Does anyone know where the lace dress is from? Been looking for one just like it

Lauren | Reply

absolutely ADORE the lace dress – also wondering where it’s from!?

JAC | Reply

where is the first dress from?? LOVE!

Paige | Reply

I am dying to know where his sweater is from with the leather buttons. Any idea???

Jackie | Reply

Exquisite. I’d love to know who made the short lace dress.

Stefan Buskovic | Reply

Any proposal ideas for Havana? If yes, planning to get engaged in Havana.Please, open to any suggestions. Thank you