Sunstone Winery Wedding | Santa Ynez, California
Inspired by Tuscany’s romantic villas and the Provencal French countryside, Monique and Philippe’s intimate Sunstone Winery wedding featured a beautiful mixture of pastels, whites, and hints of gold. Hosted by Styled Shoots Across America and planned and designed by the talents of Heather Benge Events, the couple’s destination wedding was everything they had been envisioning from the beginning.
As guests rounded the corner to the back courtyard of the Sunstone Villa their eyes were drawn past the gold chairs to focus on the beautiful flower arch created by Cece Designs as the backdrop for the couple’s ceremony altar. The light tan of the sandstone of the villa and the pastel hues of pinks, whites, and light blues of the floral arch was the perfect contrast to bring out the best design elements of both the building and the altar.
During their ceremony, Monique and Philippe shared vows from their bespoke journals calligraphed by Invitations by Whitney. After tying the knot, the couple and their few guests were whisked away to an intimate dinner on the back lawn with views overlooking the hills of the Santa Ynez Valley and the full expanse of the villa. To find their seats, guests looked for their names on beautifully designed charcuterie boards by Legacy House Creatives that were placed on the table with a small bouquet of lavender tied neatly together with a pink bow.
Inspired by Tuscany’s romantic villas and the Provencal French countryside
Nuage Designs and Party Pleasers combined their efforts to create a stunning tablescape on the lawn behind the villa. Under a white canopy, a table was set for each guest at the couple’s intimate sunstone winery wedding. A large bouquet of pastels hues was placed in the center of the table and varying heights of candles were left to light the meal as the evening sun dipped lower in the sky. After dinner, guests were treated to a slice of the couple’s three-tiered light pink cake, designed with flowers on each tier and lavender hand pressed into the side created by Nicole Bakes Cakes. A slice of cake was a wonderful ending to a marvelous dinner.
Monique wore a stunning off-the-shoulder white gown with a floral pattern sewed magnificently into the top layers of tulle. Her long train flicked behind her with every step of her Badgley Mischka heels. The movement of her gown dancing along the top of each blade of grass. Sun Kissed and Made Up added soft and romantic touches to her already elegant look. Her groom, Philippe complemented her incredibly in his three-piece navy suit with a white tie from The Modern Groom.
As the couple conversed with their loved ones creating new memories of the day they were married, the candle’s stem brought the flicker of light lower and lower following the setting sun’s trajectory. It was the perfect setting for the perfect day. Captured by Jocelyn & Spencer, Monique & Philippe celebrated their love with their delicate luxe micro-wedding with pastels at Sunstone Winery.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Venue: Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez, California • Concept & Planning: Heather Benge Events • Photography: Jocelyn & Spencer • Creative Floral Designer and Florist: Cece Designs LLC • Groom’s Attire: The Modern Groom • Hair & Makeup Artist: Sun Kissed and Made Up • Stationery: Invitations by Whitney • Cake: Nicole Bakes Cakes • Rentals: Party Pleasers • Linens: Nuage Designs Inc • Bridal Gown: Styled Gowns • Charcuterie Boards: Legacy House Creatives • Host: Styled Shoots Across America • Models: Tamiris Wenni, Jackson Raymond