Tuscan-Inspired California Wedding at Sunstone Winery & Villa

Tuscan-Inspired California Wedding at Sunstone Winery & Villa

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[field title=”Wedding Colors”]Blush, Baby Yellow, White, Lilac, Light French Blue, Fresh Green, Gold[/field]
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Etched Theory has crafted a vision that not only complements Sunstone’s style but also encapsulates a gentle, vibrant spring essence, mirroring the personality of the bride. To achieve this, the designer Sissi incorporated a palette of soft, lighter colors for the wedding, and adorned the venue with Tuscany-inspired furniture, creating an ambiance that exudes the delicate charm of a winery.
Our vision for the wedding is one of timeless elegance, evoking a sense of solemnity and reverence for the union of the couple.

Sunstone Winery, located in Santa Ynez Valley, California, is a beautiful venue for weddings and events. With its picturesque vineyards, Tuscan-inspired architecture, and stunning surroundings, it’s a popular choice for couples looking to celebrate their special day.
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Lorelei and Jason first met in their early twenties. They both went to Emory University but had never spoke until Jason started his first job, while she happened to intern at the firm across the street. They soon became very close through lots of work lunches together. Apparently those two young kids did not expect something like marrying their best friend upon that time, but they did decide to date their best friends.
It took Lorelei and Jason seven years with lots of long-distance to get to the day she walks through the aisle. There was certainly time that they might had been apart. But every time they managed to fall in love with the same person again and again. While they were not physically in the same city, they strived to become a better person for themselves and for each other, which helped them last through those seven years. After went through covid in long distance, settled down in New York together and had their puppy Winnie joined this small family, they started to envision a wedding.
Lorelei has always been a big advocate of fine-arts wedding style. After they took their
engagement photos with C&C Photography in 2021 at the beautiful Sunset Cliff of San Diego,t hey started to fall in love more with west coast and considered having their wedding there. The couple never visited Sunstone Villa, but Lorelei convinced it would be their perfect wedding location for a Tuscany-vibe fine arts style wedding. She first reached out to her great friends Annie and Candi at C&C Photography and then Sissi at Etched Theory Planning to build her visions together. They read through all the weddings held in sunstone for the most fine-art design and strategize the reception/ceremony locations based off sunlights & shade. When it came to picking a florist, Le Bloomerie stood out through their prior florist designs at sunstone and Melissa was simply talented in styling with Lorelei’s favorite flower David Austin roses. Fortunately, April 24th turned into a sunny day with all the white roses blooming along the Tuscan stone wall. With the help of other vendors, those four women (Annie, Candi, Sissi and
Melissa) built Lorelei and Jason’s dream wedding from scratch to reality. All their creative
thoughts of staircase flower, floor styling shoot added unique memories to this intimate
wedding party.encapsulates a gentle, vibrant spring essence, mirroring the personality of the bride. To achieve this, the designer Sissi incorporated a palette of soft, lighter colors for the wedding, and adorned the venue with Tuscany-inspired furniture, creating an ambiance that exudes the delicate charm of a winery. Our vision for the wedding is one of timeless elegance, evoking a sense of solemnity and reverence for the union of the couple.
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The bride has chosen three distinct dresses for the wedding, each showcasing a unique style while harmoniously blending with one another. Her first dress, in a soft blush color, exudes an enchanting, princess-like allure. The main wedding gown, with its solemn elegance, is a perfect match for the ceremony and resonates with our overall wedding ambiance. Lastly, her reception dress radiates a delicate and feminine charm, adding an extra layer of grace to her ensemble.

Main Dress:
Monique Lullier
Pink Dress:
After Party Dress:
Galia Lahav
[field title=”Bridesmaid Dresses”]Etched Theory has opted for floral pattern dresses by Jenny Yoo for the bridesmaids to reflect the vibrant, spring-inspired elements of our wedding style. These dresses infuse a sense of playfulness and natural beauty into the bridal party’s attire.

Jenny Yoo
[field title=”Groomsman Attire”]To add an element of solemnity to the occasion, the bride has thoughtfully arranged for the groomsmen to wear classic black suits by Friar Tux paired with crisp white shirts.

Friar Tux
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[field title=”Food & Drink”]First and Oak has crafted a delightful passionfruit lemongrass spritz drink for our guests, ensuring that it harmoniously aligns with our chosen color palette. The infusion of fruity flavors combined with refreshing soda creates a vibrant spring sensation.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that First and Oak’s salad selection boasts natural, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients. Given that many of our guests have traveled from various locations, they relish the opportunity to sample the local culinary delights, adding to the overall enjoyment of our dinner.
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]Melissa with Le Bloomerie created a floral wall inspired by the talented floral designer Tulipina and her design wall at Lake Como, Italy. The ceremony wall was filled with luxury David Austin Roses , lilac, blue delphinium and dancing snap dragons. This dreamy ceremony was lined with flower at different heights offering a dream like haze of flowers ready for even the most delicate fairy to land on. The entrance to the reception greeted the couple with curved rows of carnations, and tables of abundant floral runners, candles and beautiful greenery growing on the chandeliers.[/field]
[field title=”Wedding Cake”]Autumn Cake Design has masterfully crafted an exquisite wedding cake. Beyond the choice of a subtle color palette, the cake retains a touch of rustic charm, imparting a gentle texture to its surface. Delicately handcrafted, the cake is adorned with a multitude of graceful rose petals in varying shades, cascading from the bottom to the top tier. This meticulous detailing bestows a captivating and romantic ambiance to the wedding.[/field]
[field title=”Readings, Ceremony Music, Reception Songs”]Avow Ceremony, thanks immensely for crafting a profoundly moving love story for the ceremony, one that deeply resonated with Lorelei and Jason, and left everyone in attendance truly touched.[/field]
[field title=”Special Detail #1″]Music:
We’ve arranged for several talented musicians to perform live on-site. Beverly and Bob will enchant us with their soft and gentle harp and cello melodies during the ceremony and first dance, creating a serene atmosphere. Natalie, on the other hand, will bring her guitar and delightful songs to the reception and after-party, infusing a vibrant and entertaining spirit to the festivities and games.
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[field title=”Special Detail #3″]Planning & Design: @etchedtheoryco Photography: @ccphotographying Videography: @ciness.weddingfilm Venue: @sunstonevilla Florals: @lebloomerie HMU: @bingbing.studio Rentals: @bbjlatavola @brighteventrentals @bellavistadesigns Catering: @firstandoak Cake: @autumncakedesign Officiant: @avowceremonies Classic car: @hollywoodclassiccar Ribbons: @amore_society[/field]
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Photography: C & C Photography | Videography: Ciness Studio | Event Planning: Etched Theory Co | Floral Design: Le Bloomerie | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Wedding Dress: Felicia Couture | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Autumn Cake Design | Invitations: Inkinity Studio | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: First & Oak | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | officiant: Rick Comstock | Beauty: Bing Makeup | Rentals: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Sunstone Winery: Sunstone Winery & Villa | car: Santa Barbara Speedster | musician: Bob Liepman | musician: Natalie Gelman | musicians: beverly arnold | security: D.A.D Protective Services | valet service: Signature Parking

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