When Madison James approached us to create a new campaign around their new 2015 Spring Collection, we instantly knew where we wanted to shoot these stunning and dramatic gowns- Coqui Coqui in Merida, Mexico. Merida is a beautiful place to honeymoon, and Coqui Coqui is a sophisticated and elegantly charming hotel full of history dating back to the Porfirian time. Full of intimate corners and vibrant details, we knew this would be the perfect canvas to display Madison James’ newest collection.

The Madison James spring line echoes silhouettes of the past and designs inspired by textiles from around the world. Madison James dresses are perfect for brides that are looking for a dress that gives them confidence and brides who are looking to make a statement. And no matter your wedding aesthetic or personal style, we’re sure you’ll find a Madison James dress to fit your dream wedding.

We were honored to work with Madison James on this stunning shoot, and we hope you find a little bit of inspiration from our time in Mexico! Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we unveil more images for the new Spring 2015 Madison James line of wedding dresses.


Dresses: Madison James | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Creative Direction + Bookings: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Creative Direction + Styling + Hair and Makeup: Joy Thigpen for Once Wed |  Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Venue: Coqui Coqui Vallalodid


Comments (11)

Kelly Sauer | Reply

Oh oh ooooohhhh. I knew this was going to be pretty, but it is BEYOND. Joy and Emily, you never stop blowing me away with the way you put just the right notes together, and Megan, your photography is STUNNING. And now I have to go get one of these gowns. Without a wedding. Oh my word.

Lauren | Reply

This is just AMAZING!!! Cannot wait to see more!

Veil Trends Couture | Reply

Gorgeous shoot! Loving the dress and the luxe backdrop. The close up detailed shots are the best. Keep up the great work!

Whitney Huynh | Reply

I love the moody light in this shoot, and the style is to die for!

Erin | Elizabeth Anne Designs | Reply

so gorgeous! i think i just pinned every image! xo

Kate Ellis | Reply

so amazing!

Where can I purchase the earring featured in the shoot please?

Emily | Reply

I love the pumps on this page. Can you tell me what brand they are?

Mary Verett | Reply

Hi Emily,

They are Jimmy Choo

Kelly | Reply

What style # is the large flower lace sheath dress, where she’s standing at the counter? I can’t find it on their site.

Erika | Reply

I am in LOVE with the Jimmy Choo shoes and have been searching like crazy for them for my wedding. Do you know what the style name of the shoe is or have you seen another brand have a similar style? Thanks for the help!

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