Intimate Wedding Inspired by the Provencal French Countryside

Real Wedding
Catalina and Johnathan's nuptials at Sunstone Villa featured soft pastels and golden hues.
Written by
Jordan Holman

Right now international travel may feel like an illusory dream, but Catalina and Johnathan found a way to bring a touch of France to their Southern California wedding. Soft pastel colors complemented the golden hues of their tablescape perfectly. The bouquet was bursting with soft pinks, yellows, and corals. Even down to dessert, the wedding maintained its signature French flare. The three-tiered cake matched their delicate color scheme, and the villa itself possessed that instantly recognizable provincial brick and stone, a setting that Sunstone seamlessly emulates. The couple’s intimate venue was juxtaposed against the grandiose Santa Ynez mountain range — the lush green hills providing the most picturesque springtime backdrop. As their guests waltzed through the villa, alongside lavender-filled courtyards and expansive vineyards, they felt transported to the French countryside. To accompany this France-inspired vision, Catalina donned a white tulle dress designed by Styled Gowns that added elegance, charm, and European details to her dazzling day. Johnathan’s Modern Groom suit balanced Catalina’s gown effortlessly. After the couple said “I do,” committing to a beautiful life shared together, they paused to celebrate the moment on the villa’s back lawn. This intimate time spent as husband and wife was an excellent way to finish off their wedding, a close-knit commemoration surrounded by family and friends. Inspired by the provincial French countryside, Catalina and Johnathan brought their European dreams to life in an idyllic and meaningful setting. This was the perfect way for them to begin their new adventure together.



City State:

Santa Ynez, CA


Southern CA




Concept & Planning:
Heather Benge Events
Hair & Makeup
Floral Design
Men’s Wear
Nuage Designs Inc
Kirra Moon