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Proof Simple Engagement Sessions Can Be Wildly Chic

I think our love for Sally Pinera is pretty well established, and today she’s treating us to another sun-soaked engagement session straight from her lens. It’s simple, it’s elegant, and simply put, it’s everything. And in case you want more, just head right over this way.

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From Sally PineraI had the pleasure of photographing Pollina and Phillip’s engagement session in the beautiful rolling hills of Santa Ynez. Pollina’s makeup was dewy, natural and simplistic. We wanted to highlight such an inviting and warm beauty that Pollina has. For Philip, we paired chambray shirt and olive chinos for a relaxed look. Love was so evident and tangible with these two. We can’t wait for their wedding!

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Cinematography: Sally Pinera | Hair + Makeup: Hikari Murakami

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How One Wedding Blended Two Cultures Seamlessly

Every once and a while a wedding comes along that’s truly unlike anything we’ve ever seen. A wedding where style and heart intersect and cultural beauty reigns king. That very wedding is what’s about to unfold from the lens of Luna de Mare. The bride and groom sought to pay homage to their Arabic and Mexican heritage, and from the invites by Beacon Lane to the food and drink enjoyed by guests, no detail when untouched. Consider this gallery your guide to multicultural wedding perfection.

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From Luna de Mare… Located along the Central Coast of California, Sunstone Villa & Winery in Santa Ynez is the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. The peachy hues of French limestone, and lush grape vines in the vineyard offer a beautiful landscape as a setting for an al fresco experience. Melva & Ali chose to incorporate both their cultures into a blended affair, featuring Mariachis and Arabic Dancers. Their Ceremony took place at the Villa’s two giant Oak trees, with cascading Florals and Olive leaves in front of their closest friends and family, with a nod to both cultures.

Once the ceremony concluded, guests were ushered to the front lawn of the Villa, with Mariachi’s singing, as a nod to the Bride’s heritage, while Caterers served different culinary delights, from mini Tacos sitting atop limes with a single serving of Patron, to Mediterranean food and their speciality cocktails, the Melgarita, AC Mule, and Calismash.

During the Reception, they were entertained by special dances from the Groom’s heritage, and later enjoyed dinner & dancing under the stars, near the Villa’s vineyard. As a nightcap, they chose to continue with an intimate after-party in the Winery Barrel Room, for those who were up for an extended evening with the pair, while they noshed on late night burgers from the In & Out truck they had waiting for their guests.

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Videography: Cana Family | Event Planning & Design: La Fleur Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Gown: Ines Di Santo | Invitations: Beacon Lane | Shoes: Emmy London | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Haute Catering & Events | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Groom's Attire: Dolce & Gabbana | Groomsmen Attire: Michael Kors | Venue : Sunstone Winery & Villa | Bridal Salon: Lovella Bridal | Groom's Shoes: Prada | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: The Booth & Bus Co, | Rentals: Archive Rentals

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California Engagement Shoots Don’t Get Any Better Than This

It’s hard to believe that this is actually a real couple and not models. But yes, you heard me correct: this beauty before us is as real as can be and Sally Pinera captured it all. With talent like hers behind the lens and a scenery as stunning at the Sunstone Villa and Winery, well, it doesn’t get much better than this. See it every single pic in our Vault right this way – and you can thank us later.

From Sally PineraRachael and Amir decided to have their sweet engagement session at the incomparable Sunstone Villa and Winery. Surrounded by vineyards, oak trees, and the rolling hills of Santa Barbara, Rachael and Amir shared precious moments together as they enjoyed the scenic views of Sunstone. We can’t wait for their late summer destination wedding in Cancun to celebrate their love!

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Floral Design: Poppy Design Co. | Gown: Alexandra Grecco | Makeup + Hair: Hikari Murakami | Venue: Sunstone Villa

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