Middle Eastern Inspired Elopement

It’s our favorite time of year! The time where we celebrate the most stunning, most gorgeous, most memorable weddings and inspiration of the year. Each year we invite some of our favorite photographers to share one of the events that is near and dear to their heart, and this morning we are welcoming the fabulous Elizabeth Messina. There are almost no words to describe Erin and Jack’s amazing vineyard elopement at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California. Flowing, ethereal gowns from Vera Wang and Claire Pettibone perfectly complement the classic, glamorous details designed by Merryl Brown Events, whose creativity and attention to detail is truly mesmerizing. Luscious fruits, cheeses, breads, and a table set for two by Valerie Rice and heirloom china place settings from Small Masterpiece created an intimate feel for the reception. Flower Wild outdid themselves with loose, lush blooms that dotted every part of this affair. Elizabeth Messina documented every last detail, from the painted caravan on the vineyard grounds to the couple dancing sweetly with their adorable son. What a stunning day this was, and it’s a wonderful way to kick off our favorites from 2012!

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Glamorous Claire Pettibone Wedding GownTwo Tier Wedding Cake

Classic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

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Vintage Blue Toddler Wedding OutfitRing Bearer Outfit Ideas

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Photography – Elizabeth Messina Photography \ Venue – Sunstone Winery \ Floral – Flower Wild \ Event Design and Coordination – Merryl Brown Events \ Bakery – Elizabeth Colling \ Food Styling – Valerie Rice \ Desserts – Sweet Nuit \ China – Small Masterpiece \ Officiant – Saral Burdette \ Musicians – Vincent Zorn and Vedant Koppera of Vincent & Vedant \ Videography – Bliss Video Productions \ Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Christina and Shannon \ Gowns – Vera Wang and Claire Pettibone \ Headpieces and Veil – Twigs & Honey \ Jewelry – Adesso and 33 Jewels at El Paseo \ Lingerie – Claire Pettibone \ Suit – John Varvatos \ Caravan Builders – Jim Forsha of Imagine Design Studios and Jamie Nelson Construction \ Caravan Painting – Maryvonne LaParliere and Galvin Painting