Al Fresco Wedding in Santa Ynez
March 12, 2014
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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!