Southern California Winery Wedding | Sunstone Winery
Oak trees scatter the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. And vineyards sweep the hillside adding to the romantic landscape. Amelia and Matthew envisioned an intimate gathering of their loved ones among the vines and to share their vows under the shade of an oak tree. Hosted by Styled Shoots Across America and planned and designed by the precise direction of Heather from Heather Benge Events, Amelia and Matthew’s southern California winery wedding at the Sunstone Villa came to be.
As guests arrived at the destination venue they are taken down a light gray gravel drive lined with olive trees on one side and rows of vines on the other. Soon enough, the ceremony space came into view and their eyes rest upon the altar. Under the guidance of La Fleur du Jour, greenery and pampas grass lined each side of the aisle. Additionally, an abundance of florals were placed on each side of the oak tree.
After tying the knot, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour among one of the sandstone walls within the Villa’s property. Each guest’s drink was carefully arranged on a small rowing boat. The drinks were labeled and included their names beautifully calligraphed by Momental. Paddles leaned against the boat which was a special symbol to the couple and their relationship. A sentimental hint to one of the first dates they went on together.
As the couple’s cocktail hour came to a close, guests began their dining experience among the vines. A beautifully set table with white and green floral arrangements and iridescent accents drew a line down the center. A charger with a green rim and gold flatware sat on the table in front of each guest.
They held each other close and reflected upon their day of joy, commitment, and promises.
After dinner, each guest was served a slice of cake from the two-tiered masterpiece created by Love and Sugar Cakery. While finishing their meal they enjoyed views of the vineyards, villa, and the rolling hills of the valley. It was the perfect setting for Amelia and Matthew’s intimate wedding day at the Sunstone Winery.
Amelia was the epitome of subtle beauty in her white wedding dress. A beautiful floral pattern was inlaid among the top layers of tulle. Her elegance was enhanced by Sun Kissed and Made Up’s soft touches of makeup and Loeffler Randall heels with white bows. Her groom wore a gray three-piece suit from The Modern Groom which completed his modern and masculine look.
As the night went on, the sun began to dip beyond the distant hills. At this time, Amelia and Matthew escaped for some romantic portraits in the vineyards. They held each other close and reflected upon their day of joy, commitment, and promises. Captured by Jocelyn & Spencer the couple celebrated their love with their white and green intimate vineyard wedding at the Sunstone Winery.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Venue: Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez, California • Concept & Planning: Heather Benge Events • Photography: Jocelyn & Spencer • Creative Floral Designer and Florist: La Fleur du Jour • Groom’s Attire: The Modern Groom • Hair & Makeup Artist: Sun Kissed and Made Up • Stationery: Momental • Cake: Love and Sugar Cakery • Rentals: Party Pleasers • Linens: Nuage Designs Inc • Bridal Gown: Styled Gowns • Host: Styled Shoots Across America • Models: Megan Farley, Brent Butler