This extra-large magnolia looks fake (like a giant, immaculately crafted paper flower), but it's the real deal. It was plucked right out of a tree moments before the shot was taken, actually. While the bride was getting ready, she spotted some outside her window and sent her wedding photographer, Jose Villa, out to pick one for her portrait session. "Simple is always better," says California-based Villa, who happily obliged.
Photo: Jose Villa