Jen Huang Photography has been sharing loads of goodies with us today and it’s culminating in this tuscan inspired gem. It makes a healthy dose of color look elegant, refined and all at once gorgeous. With layers of textured details by Davia Lee Events mingling with the prettiest hued blooms by Inviting Occasion, gold dipped furniture by Found Rentals and a day positively brimming with happy.
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From Davia Lee Events…From my perspective, some of the most special aspects of this wedding was the amount of family love and support that went into it. The caterer was the grooms brother in law, the amazing young man that sang when lauren walked down the aisle & for their first dance was her nephew. There was family from near & far with many traveling all the way from Mexico. You could just feel the love all night long! From a design standpoint, working with Larrissa to create the beautiful ceremony backdrop and chapel like feeling in La Cav was one of my absolute favorite details to see come to life. It was truly a work of art, so special and so unique for this wedding. You felt as if you escaped from California and were transported to a little stone chapel in France. The design standpoint for dinner was al fresco dining with subtle details and hints. The beautiful La Tavola Linens and china from Town & Country created the perfect palette for a beautifully presented dinner menu. All of the small hand crafted details such as the painted menus, incredible 16ft charcuterie display & beer and wine tasting for cocktail hour really proved that their guest comfort was their number one priority and it was a wedding that ended far too soon!
From Jen Huang Photography…I absolutely love color, so I was so happy to see Lauren and Jorge’s bright pops of color against the neutral, natural stone of Sunstone Winery. The subtle stones, pink peonies and flow-y navy bridesmaids were such a visual symphony. Little details by Davia and Larissa that I thought were so beautiful were the delightful pairings of flowers and gold vases and fancy gold rimmed furniture. Did anyone notice the tiny little daisies in the bouquets that echoed the pieces of gold found in the decor and the absolutely adorable flower girl and her crown? I also love a good charcuterie spread, and this one didn’t disappoint, with layers of meats and cheeses and fruits in rustic, primitive wooden bowls and wax paper, all atop aged wine barrels in the Sunstone wine room. The dinner transformed the wedding from rustic to modern with lovely hanging glass chandeliers, textured La Tavola linens and gorgeous fluted glassware. Such a feast for the senses!
Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Styling: Davia Lee Events | Caterer: Pasta Connection | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | DJ: Carlos Dymond | Catering Staff: Night And Day Productions | Cupcakes & Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Film & Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Florals: Inviting Occasion | Ice Cream Truck: Negranti Ice Cream | Lighting + Chandeliers: LBPS Events | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Gavin Roy | Rentals: Classic Party Rental | Rentals: Town & Country | Rentals: Found Rentals | Winery: Sunstone Winery
Sure, this wedding is a crazy gorgeous day set against a stunning Sunstone Winery setting, but it’s also sooo much more than that. It’s charming DIY details lovingly crafted by a beautiful bride, soft pastels + lace filling every inch of space and one moment after another that will literally fill your heart with so much joy, you won’t know what to do with yourselves. See it all captured by Erin Leigh right here.
From the Bride… Our wedding at beautiful Sunstone Villa and Winery was filled with many DIY projects that I got from many sources, including the SMP blog. My beautiful Save the Date vintage hankies I sent out came from an SMP blog post where a bride shared how she did hers. Everyone raved about how beautiful and unique our Save the Date was…so thank you for the fabulous idea. The entire wedding was filled with vintage details. Vintage chandeliers hung from oak trees for the ceremony, vintage suitcases were filled with vintage postcards for our guestbook, the antique crystal vases that my Mom found at antique stores for the center pieces, vintage sofas rented for the cigar bar, vintage key place cards that I made myself, vintage lace that I wrapped around candles, more vintage hankies used on place settings, vintage style frames used for table numbers that I put together, vintage photos of classic cars taken by the groom strung by the cigar bar, vintage family photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day and finally my vintage wedding rings which were found at the local antique store in Solvang (both my engagement ring and wedding band were bought at Solvang Antiques in town on separate trips to Solvang). It seemed meant to be that we have our wedding here. We spent so much time picking out every detail and it is so fun to now look and see it all so beautifully captured in these photos.
We had 67 of our dearest friends and family join us for a gorgeous weekend in Santa Ynez, CA. Our location was Sunstone Villa and Winery, which as you can see from the photos is a photographers dream. I really felt that our photographer, Erin, not only captured the beauty of Sunstone, but the happiness and love that surrounded us completely that weekend. I think that is the beauty of having a smaller, intimate destination wedding like we had – you really have those that are closest and dearest to you there to celebrate your special day and it makes the experience that much more magical. I have so many amazing memories and moments that were captured in these photos. The most touching moments involved my brother, Peter, who has Down’s Syndrome. We danced to “God Only Knows” from the Beach Boys- as that is one of his favorite bands. There wasn’t a dry eye at Sunstone, including mine. Peter is my heart and it was such a special moment for both of us. It was even more touching to look over and see my new husband with tears in his eyes looking on with such love. He also gave an amazing speech, which again got all the tears flowing. It was so beautiful and from the heart.
Photography: Erin Leigh | Event Planning: Percy Sales | Floral Design: Your Image Floral | Wedding Dress: Alina Pizzano Couture Bridal | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Invitations: Sleepy Hedgehog Press | Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom | Catering: Tamara's Catering | Hair and Make Up: Fairy Tale Hair and Make Up | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Etsy Retail Shop - Flower Girl Sign, Candy Bags, Wedding Ceremon: Morgann Hill Designs | Etsy Wedding Sign Shop: SweetNCCollective | Hotel: Hadsten House | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus | Venue: Sunstone Winery | Vintage Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals | Wedding Rings: Solvang Antiques
At the heart and soul of a really beautiful wedding is love. Lots and lots of love. And layered on top is thoughtfully designed, perfectly crafted moments by vendors that we can truly call artists. It’s details like the flower artistry of Mindy Rice, or the beauty stylings of TEAM Hair And Makeup, the planning by Alexandra Kolendrianos or the images by Jose Villa that remind me of just why I have the best job in the whole wide world. Visit the gallery and see more in the current issue of Flutter magazine on stands now!
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Sunstone Villa was the perfect backdrop for Sierra and Chase’s summer fete! The vibe was elegant and effortless and that beautiful Santa Ynez Valley light was incredible that day. Sierra and Chase said their vows under a gorgeous oak tree, while their guests enjoyed the sweeping views of the valley in view. The decor was simple and stunning.
Blush, peach and sagey greens were the colors of choice that complimented the location and added a vibrancy to the reception. I always think that the prettiest weddings are ones where we play off of what already exists at the venue. And that we did! We pulled the natural colors from the venue and turned them up a notch to compliment what exists there.
A slight breeze ran through the Valley that day and added another layer of softness to the space. The bridesmaids gowns flowy, the groomsmen in classic tailored grey suits and the layers of wood, linen and lace was the foundation for the gorgeous florals that stood out. Mindy Rice’s organic and abundant floral took center stage at the reception with some fresh fruit tucked amongst the flowers and cake.
Guests entered the reception through the main house and were greeted by an 8 piece band while they found their way to their seats. A delicate mesh bag filled with an olive baguette was at each guests place setting, their names hand calligraphied and tied to each bag; A formal touch! Sierra and Chase entered the reception dramatically….down the stairs on the back side of the Villa and made their way to the dancefloor to dance their first dance. From that point on, the dance floor was packed the entire night! It was a night to remember! It was elegant, playful and magical. An incredible wedding and the sweetest couple ever! Jose Villa captured every moment and feeling of the day and night in these beautiful photos!
Congratulations Chase and Sierra!!! We all loved working with you and wish you much love and happiness for a lifetime!
Photographer: Jose Villa | Wedding Planner: Alexandra Kolendrianos | Floral Design: Mindy Rice | Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections | Stationery: Lazaro Press | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Los Angeles | Catering: New West Catering | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair And Makeup | Lighting: Images By Lighting | Band For The Reception: DeBois Entertainment | Bride's Dress: M Bridal / Ines Di Santo Gown | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Ybarra Music | Chandeliers & Wood Structures: Rrivre Works | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Olive Bread: The Bakers Table | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals | Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa | Wood Tables & Bar: Fusion Event Rentals