September 23, 2019
We have been dreaming of photographing a wedding in Italy for years now. And, despite the fact that we haven’t checked off that bucket list item, photographing this inspiration of an Italian wedding at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez makes me feel like I’m a little closer to that goal! The Sunstone Winery villa is breathtaking. Nestled in the hills just 20 minutes off the coast of California, this beautiful property was the inspiration for this wedding shoot.
Couture Events designed this Italian inspiration with a bit of bohemian flare – which was brought together seamlessly by the incredible loose fitting, beaded Carol Hannah gown. The bride looked like a goddess with her loosely curled hair and layers of accessories. In her hands she carried a loose bouquet with ranunculus, roses, and even some olive branches plucked right from the venue’s trees. The groom wore an ocre velvet jacket with a floral tie.
The ceremony was held under the oak trees. It was flanked by two floral structures, to create an asymmetrical modern arch. Guests sat on benches and distressed bentwood chairs. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a happier couple recess down the aisle!
The reception was set in the back of Sunstone Villa. Citrus accents with sage green and blush details created the perfect reception palette. I love how clean the space looked with the fresh white table against the limestone building.
A huge thank you to the vendors that put this incredible Italian wedding at Sunstone Villa together: Venue: Sunstone Winery // Design & Coordination: Couture Events // Florist: The Flora Club // Paper Goods: Proper Letter // Rentals: Bright Event Rentals // Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu // Video: Aziz Studios // Signage: Delovely Details // Desserts: Sugar Crushs // Jewelry: Shel Couture // Gown: Carol Hannah // HMUA: Page Beauty // Styling Boards: JRD Art Shop // Production: Ruffled Blog // Shoes: Bella Belle // Suit: Stitch & Tie // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab //
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