Today we are excited to be releasing an exclusive first peek of the latest issue of the Knot Magazine cover shot by Elizabeth Messina. Before the big reveal, we thought we’d share with you more images (some of which have not been released!) from the INCREDIBLE caravan elopement that was created by Merryl Brown Events and her team. Erin and Jack’s elopement was the very first wedding to take place at The Villa at Sunstone Winery, and Elizabeth’s images have most certainly put them on the map! You’ll get a chance to see more of Sunstone later today, because it was the location for The Knot Magazine cover shoot as well.
All three of our family blogs are featuring Elizabeth Messina today, so head on over to Grey Likes Nesting and Grey Likes Baby for more gorgeousness. Be sure to check back in just a bit for the exclusive online release of the cover!
Merryl Brown Events (the genius behind all of these INCREDIBLE details) filled us in on Erin and Jack’s wedding:
The gypsy-inspired wedding at Sunstone Villa was one of our favorite weddings ever! We had a brilliant team of vendors, the bride and groom were stunning and the setting was sublime. Having the honor of producing the first wedding ever at Sunstone Villa combined with working with the amazing Elizabeth Messina created an absolutely magical day for all. The resulting images are simply beautiful!
In case you are wondering about this INSANE location, Sunstone Villa, we thought we’d share with you a little information from the owners, Anna and Bion Rice:
Sunstone Vineyards and Winery has grown up to now be Sunstone Vineyards, Winery & Villa. We are so pleased to be able to share our private Villa residence with our club members and select friends. A true labor of love, The Villa was constructed entirely from ancient artifacts and materials recovered from buildings and humble French villages by Sunstone founders Fred and Linda Rice while on numerous trips to quarries and reclamation yards. Up until recently, the Villa has had no public access, and now it is being exclusively offered as part of our newly launched “Season to Remember” packages, which offer a private tasting, tour and overnight stay in one of our four luxury suites. Staying in the Sunstone Villa is like a European STAYcation….right here in your own backyard.
Photography: Elizabeth Messina // Producer + Coordinator: Merryl Brown Events // Venue: Sunstone Vineyards // Floral Design: Flower Wild // China: Small Masterpiece // Hair + Makeup: Christina and Shannon // Caravan Builders: Jim Forsha of Imagine Design + Jamie Nelson Construction // Caravan Decorative Painting: Maryvonne Laparliere // Caravan Base Painting: Galvin Painting // Food Styling: Valerie Rice // Baker: Elizabeth Colling // Musicians: Vincent Zorn and Vedant Koppera // Ethnic Jewelry: Adesso // Formal Jewelry: 33 Jewels // Wedding Gowns: Vera Wang, Claire Pettibone // Bridal Lingere: Claire Pettibone // Man’s Attire: John Varvatos // Officiant: Saral Burdette // Videographer: Bliss Video Productions // Headpieces and Veils: Twigs and Honey // Desserts: Sweet Nuit Chocolates // Bride: Erin Skipley // Published in C Magazine