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Sunstone Winery Editorial – The Tyler Speier Workshop



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Located in the hills of Santa Ynez, Sunstone Winery’s villa provided the perfect location for Tyler Speier’s Event Design Workshop. Just an hour south of my studio in San Luis Obispo, I headed down to enjoy the workshop and take in the amazing views! Read on to see the details from our spring editorial produced at the workshop.

From Sunstone Winery:

Reclaimed materials, such as French limestone, hand-formed roof tiles, a fireplace from the Bordeaux region of France, enormous hand-hewn pine beams from Queen Victoria’s lavender factory, a prison cell door from Normandy constructed during Napoleon’s reign, and a thousand-year old limestone kitchen sink were all incorporated into their dream building. Walking through the Villa is an opportunity to see and touch pieces of history.

The Villa has five suites, each with private entrances and a view of the Santa Ynez mountains and Sunstone vineyards. A bit of moss is beginning to grow on the stone at the foot of the front door. Nature is putting its own mark on the Villa, as was intended.  Fred and Linda Rice designed and built a house from which to watch the four seasons that will become even more beautiful with age, a living piece of history.


Photography from San Luis Obispo wedding photographer James and Jess Photography, Planning & Design from Santa Barbara wedding planner Tyler Speier Events, Venue from Santa Ynez winery Sunstone Winery, Dress from bridal gown boutique JLM Couture, Invitations from Montana calligraphy company Jessica Yee Calligraphy, Linens from fine linen company La Tavola Linens, Rentals from Santa Barbara rental company The Tent Merchant

  1. Whitney Lawless says:

    This venue is gorgeous! Such a romantic setting and design.

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