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.
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.
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