A Tuscan Inspired Wedding at Sunstone Winery

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If you have ever been to Tuscany, you know the magic of the region. There is something indescribable about the ambiance and the what it’s like to be there. It’s a place anyone should go at least once in their life and immerse yourself to feel like a local. A Tuscan wedding would be like a dream as well, but trying to get a large group of family and friends to go, isn’t ideal. The next best thing is what Kati and Erik decided to do, which was bring Tuscany to Southern California. They decided to have their wedding at Sunstone Winery in Santa Barbara, California, and had the Tuscan vibes in the heart of Southern California.

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A Tuscan Inspired Wedding at Sunstone Winery in Santa Barbara, California

Staying true to the Italian beauty trends, Kati decided to keep her wedding hair and makeup natural, and simple. Focusing on accentuating her features without overwhelming and complimenting her venue and style for the wedding. Kati’s main priority for her wedding hair and makeup was quality and having a stress-free experience. Given this, I focused on the artist’s that could do the looks she wanted and were convenient for her. Prior to scheduling an artist for her, I had her send me some inspiration photos and a description of what she was thinking. She decided that she wanted a glowy makeup look, with airbrush foundation for a lighter feel and finish. Her hair, she wanted to keep simple, down with soft curls.

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Since she lived in Los Angeles, I selected an artist that lived in Los Angeles to provide ease for her wedding hair and makeup trial, and that would travel to Sunstone Winery in Santa Barbara, the morning of the wedding. After her trial, she had a few adjustments, one of which was deciding to add on a blowout down the morning of. It was an additional cost to her styling, but worth it to achieve the look she wanted. Plus, her hair would be reflected in her photos.

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Wedding Day Ready: Beauty Timeline For Hair + Makeup

Leading up to the wedding day, one of my roles as a beauty concierge is to draft a beauty timeline to insure that all services are completed on time and there are no delays. Kati had 10 ladies for hair and makeup (including herself) on her wedding day. Given this, I scheduled 3 artists to do the services for bride, all bridesmaids and mother of the bride and groom. This allowed for them to have an 8:00am start time to be completed by 12:30pm. Aka no one had to be up at the crack down.

Given the travel time / cost, Kati had contemplated having 2 artists local to Santa Barbara do the other party members, while the lead artist from Los Angeles do her and a few others. Depending on the logistics, this can be a good idea, depending on the location, finish time, etc. However, in this instance, it was best to stick with the lead artist and her team, as you get a level of consistency that isn’t doable when you switch / book other artists.

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A Tuscan Dream Come True at Sunstone Winery

At the end of the day, Kati had a flawless beauty experience and everyone was done early the day of her wedding. When you look at her photos, you wouldn’t know that she was in Southern California. You’d think her and her hubby Erik, got married in the Tuscany countryside, bringing all of their friends and family. So much so, that Martha Stewart Weddings featured their wedding.




Dream Vendor Team:

Planning: @percysalesevents

Photography: @jennyquicksall

Beauty Concierge: @elwynnandcass

Venue: @sunstonewinery

Dress: @moniquelhuillierbride

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