This masterpiece of a wedding is the dream. The dream above all dreams where you wake up on your wedding day, radiant as ever, don the most gorgeous and ruffliest of wedding gowns and marry the love of your life at an estate that screams rustic chic and elegance. Fortunately for us, we get to experience this dream through this real-life stunner from Ashleigh Taylor Photography at The Villa at Sunstone Winery and it is pure bliss. Commence all your daydreaming the second you see the full wedding by Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events in the gallery right here.
From Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events… I met with Kendra just over two years ago when she was in the early stages of her relationship to Kevin, maybe a year in. But she knew she wanted to marry him. Two years later, this past April, he asked her to marry him. Of course, she said yes! Just over a month later, we were planning her dream wedding to the man of her dreams.
Kendra is the very stylish general manager of the SKY BAR in West Hollywood. She has been taking care of her guests’ needs and wants for years. This was the time that she should be completely taken care of and pampered. My intention was that she always get five-star quality service. I listen for what my brides want, and my intention is to have that all the vendors’ work reflect that vision and style. Kendra’s taste is impeccable. She chose Sunstone Villa and Winery in San Ynez for the magical weekend she wanted to have, starting with a wine tasting tour Friday morning and followed by a San Ynez-style BBQ rehearsal dinner at the winery Friday night. The next day would the fabulous, magical fairy tale wedding at the villa, followed by the night club-style after-party at the winery cave. It was to be night to remember.
We took a Santa Barbara/San Ynez trip in July. We met with eigh vendors, and right away, Kendra knew that she wanted three of them. We met with talented photographer Ashleigh Taylor Henning first. Ashleigh had just done a photo shoot at Sunstone, and Kendra could imagine how her wedding photographs would like. We all fell in love with Ashleigh’s stunning work. Next we met with Kim Curtis of Toast in Santa Barbara. Her floral designs were the perfect match for Kendra’s taste. Beautiful mercury glass votives and stunning candelabras filled with vendela roses and hydrangeas would adorn the tables at the villa. Serena Hollingsworth of Polka Dot Catering fed us delicious salmon and tri tips. We knew she would be our caterer.
When the wedding week arrived, 16 remarkably talented vendors came together to give Kendra and Kevin the wedding of the century. It was beautiful, magical and reflected Kendra’s amazing taste. It ran like clockwork. I made sure of the details were executed perfectly. It was sexy, beautiful, stylish and totally reflected the couple. Kendra’s father gave her away and also married them. From walking back down the aisle to U2’s “Beautiful Day,” to the overflowing Veuve Cliquot, the day was filled with amazing moments and details that made it their dream come true.
Wedding Photography: Ashleigh Taylor Photography / Wedding Venue: The Villa at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California / Wedding Planning: Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events / Floral Design: TOAST Santa Barbara / Wedding Cinematography: Envision Productions / Catering: Polka Dot / Wedding Cake: The Solvang Bakery / DJ: VOX DJs / Rentals: Santa Ynez Valley Elite Events Party Rentals / Burlap Linens: La Tavola / Photo Booth: Framed in Hollywood / Wedding Dress: Pronovias + Custom Alterations