Tuscan Countryside Vibes in California
Like so many couples wanting to get married in Europe the gorgeous Sunstone Winery fulfills that dream by offering the luxury and beauty of a Tuscan countryside vineyard right here in Santa Ynez, California. I honestly thought I was looking at a dreamy, Italian destination wedding the first time I scrolled through the beautiful gallery of images by Fine Art Curation member Blue Note Weddings and was completely blown away when I realized this gorgeous event took place much closer to home – Sunstone Vineyards and Winery in California! This European-esque celebration came together through the work of some of the industry's finest vendors – Heather Benge, Cece Designs LLC, and Party Pleasers just to name a few – scroll down for more pretty and hit Pin!
From Blue Note Weddings: "Nestled in the Santa Ynez hills and surrounded by picturesque views of rolling hills, the Tuscan inspired estate was built from imported limestone from a small village in France and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria herself. With its sun washed terra cotta tones and Olive trees surrounding the villa, it was as if we had all been transported to an Italian wedding in Tuscany.
With a subtle pallet of blush and whites designed by Heather Benge this European destination inspired shoot was filled with organic and gentle tones allowing the natural elements of the venue to reign whilst brining in subtle pops of lavender. A floral arch accented the ceremony space creating a festival of classic harmony between the natural vines growing alongside the old building.
The model held a luscious a lined medley of floral elements such as roses, anemones and hellebores with accented greenery. I loved how big and full her bouquet was against her classy lace applique wedding dress. The models were a real couple with a very European look and displayed a fond affection for one another making the shoot feel like a real wedding."
Photographer: Melisa Hall of Blue Note Weddings | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Heather Benge | Floral Designer: Cece Designs LLC | Dress Designer: Styled Gowns | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Venue: The Sunstone Winery | Cake Designer: Nicole Bakes Cakes | Hair & Make-up Artist: Sun Kiss and Made Up | Linens: Nuage Designs | Models: Tamiris & Jack | Host: Styled Shoots Across America | Stationery: Invitations by Whitney | Groom’s Suit: The Modern Groom