KIND WORDS

 

Working along side Joy Thigpen has made me a better photographer, she's by far the best designer and stylist I have ever worked with, not only is she the best of the best, but her personality and organic creativity is contagious.

-- Jose Villa, photographer

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First things first - we have to thank you for the incredible event you helped put together for us... WOW! what a day! We felt like it was a dream... Honestly Joy, I don't know in what universe I could have possibly been happier. Jesse kept saying to me how glad he was that you were there. He said you were incredibly helpful to him and truly made the day run smoother. Every detail was amazing. Every time I turned around I felt like my breath was taken away. Everything was just so beautiful. My mom was over the moon and still is - and that makes me happier than I can say. We are still on cloud nine and aren't ready to come down. We can't get over it all! If only we could repeat the day again!

-- Susan and Jesse

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Very rarely do you come across a creative like Joy Thigpen. Her fresh and original approach to design is evident in everything she touches. Styling, photography, flowers, interior design, fashion, etc - I've never worked alongside any one with such an extraordinary gift for design. She is a brilliant creative. So much of the beauty you see on Once Wed is because of Joy and her incredible eye. I know without a doubt the site would not be where it is today without her talent!

-- Emily Newman, Editor of OnceWed.com


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We initially decided just to consult with Joy for ideas on an hourly basis while we planned our wedding, rather than have her on site for the wedding, to save money.  It quickly became clear to us that having Joy on site would be worth every penny, so we readjusted our budget to make it happen and consider it the best money spent on the wedding.  Joy arrived in the middle of nowhere Montana, on our flooded family farm only accessible by washed out gravel roads, to a basement overflowing with flowers and boxes of a supplies (while seven months pregnant!) and never lost her cool.  While many other vendors freaked out (even those based in Montana), Joy remained calm and collected and never stopped advocating for the wedding we wanted or joined in the chorus telling us it would be impossible to have our wedding on the farm. Joy also performed a superhuman amount of work in three days.  She not only weighed in on the set-up of the whole wedding, she also prepared all of the flowers.  Her floral arrangements really made our wedding.  Guest we never expected to notice flowers (or any details at all) commented on how beautiful the floral arrangements were and how much they liked Joy's design touches, like ombre ribbons around the napkins. ....She has the rare combination of impeccable taste, attention to details, and a wonderful personality. 

-- Rachael and Justin

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It was such a pleasure to have you at the ranch, we miss you already! TJ and I can't believe how wonderful the wedding was, and we owe so much of it to you. Your ideas were invaluable and your presence was exactly what we needed.  Truly, I can't imagine the day or the week without you, you brought magic to the whole event and most importantly peace of mind for me. I had the best day EVER!!

-- Eileen and TJ

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The wedding was exactly everything we wanted, thanks to you and your hard working group. You just read Elizabeth's feelings and visions so well. I just can't say enough about how thrilled we were with everything. I wish I could have you in my life more often!!

-- Betsey, mother of the bride