J O S E V I L L A W O R K S H O P

Napa Valley 2013
Photography Jose Villa

I had the very special pleasure of working with photographer extraordinaire Jose Villa on his Napa Valley Photography workshop. I was so happy when he asked me to help design and plan the two-day session, in which 20 photographers would learn from and shoot with Jose in an experience of a lifetime. With talented event and floral designer Ariella Chezar on board as well, I knew we’d have the chance to create something absolutely stunning.

We chose Aetna Springs in the secluded hills of Pope Valley for its abundance of breathtaking scenery and golden light. The setting inspired the design direction, utilizing a soft romantic palette and natural touches like acorns and nuts. For two days, photographers captured artfully styled engagement couples, bride and groom, printed materials, wedding day details and  tablescapes.

After the final shots were taken of the vineyard event table we designed, the students, vendors and special guests all sat down together to a wine country dinner prepared by Elaine Bell Catering. A picture perfect moment to conclude two very special days.

Vendor Credits

Venue: Aetna Springs
Film Photographer/Workshop Instructor: Jose Villa
Film Maker: Joel Serrato
Film Photographer/Workshop Assistant: Lacie Hansen
Florals: Ariella Chezar Design
Catering: Elaine Bell Catering
Hair & Makeup: Team Hair And Makeup
Wardrobe Styling: Grey Likes Weddings
Calligraphy & Illustation: Janis Anzalone
Printed Materials: PS Paper
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Cake: Maggie Austin
Lighting: Illusions Lighting
Portable Washrooms: Royal Restrooms
Album Design: Cypress Albums
Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab
Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic, Studia Carta: Angela Liguori
Workshop Logo Design: Julie Song
Bridal Formals: b. Hughes
Wedding Gowns: Vera Wang and Inbal Dror
Models: Scout Model Agency
Welcome Gifts: Olive and Cocoa
Chocolate Walnuts & Acorns: Andie’s Specialty Sweets
Getaway Car: Antique Tours