Today we are sharing an absolutely gorgeous Sunstone Villa wedding inspiration that will make you feel like you just stepped into Italy! Bright whimsical florals, a bold tablescape design paired with the beauty of the Tuscan inspired estate created such romantic inspiration & was captured beautifully on both digital and timeless film.
The Villa at Sunstone is one of those venues that will transport you to a private estate in Italy. You could spend hours wandering around the 55 acre winery and feel completely in awe of the beauty. Nestled in the Santa Ynez hills and surrounded by picturesque views of a rolling mountainous terrain, the Tuscan inspired estate was built from imported limestone from a small village in France and the wood beams and roof tiles were reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria herself.
This styled shoot by Heather Benge of Styled shoots across America was a modern romance that would still compliment the old world feel of the villa. The glamorous natural environment was inviting and a key part to play off of the gorgeous sun washed terra cotta stone. Alongside the manicured Italian cypress trees and all through the property grew Olive trees that prominently danced in the morning wind bringing a soft sage green to our shoot. Having a neutral color pallet was an obvious perfect choice. The pops of yellow mimosa with the yellow tulips played well together against the white roses and greenery. The hand selected details in the plates, tall candles, vintage glassware, and table accents embellished the old world feel while the youthful models played up a joyful and fun romance keeping the vibe fresh and modern. It was the perfect day in soft elegant light to capture this incredible vineyard with our perfectly posed models. – Blue Note Weddings
Photographer: Melisa Hall / Venue: Sunstone Winery / Stylist / Planner / Designer: Heather Benge / Floral Designer: Blush Botanicals & Parker and Posies / Dress Boutique: Styled Gowns / Dress Designer: Styled Gowns / Cake Designer: Lele Patisserie / Makeup Artist: Sun Kissed and Madeup / Hair Stylist: Sun Kissed and Madeup / Men’s Formalwear: The Modern Groom / Rentals: Party Pleasers / Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab / Stationery: Oh Eleven Studio / Linens: Nuage designs / Models: Tori Griffith and Vincent Probosz