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A Summer Vineyard Wedding in Santa Ynez, CA

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Christine & Michael in Santa Ynez, CA
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Christine held a bouquet of orchids, roses and dahlias in softer shades of pink to complement her dress.
Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design
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The delicate lace on Christine’s mantilla veil matched the detail on the bodice of her dress.
Vera Wang, New York, NY
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This strapless gown with an asymmetrical skirt fit all of Christine’s criteria: soft, feminine and classic with a little bit of edge.
Vera Wang, New York, NY
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While the bridesmaids wore one-shoulder dresses in merlot, the junior bridesmaids stood out in pink.
Jones New York, JCPenney; Jordan Fashions, Macy’s Bridal Salon
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Christine and Michael chose the historic Old Mission Santa Inés for their wedding ceremony.
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Tiny cards shaped like cherry blossoms hung from a tree for guests to take. A red birdcage added a vintage touch to the table.
Alice-Louise Press
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Guests sipped on wine made right on the property.
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Predinner drinks and bites took place on the patio at Gainey Vineyards. As a nod to the location, wine barrels made great cocktail tables, and red flowers in stone urns had a Tuscan vibe.
Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design
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Blue cheese, basil and cherry tomato tarts were a savory choice for the cocktail hour.
Pure Joy Catering
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The party moved over to the outdoor patio area for dinner and dancing beneath paper lanterns and twinkle lights.
Lighting: Ambient Event Design; linens: La Tavola Linen
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The colors (deep reds and pinks with green accents) made the arrangements of hydrangeas, dahlias and roses look even more lush.
Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design
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Red seat cushions paired with dark-wood chiavari chairs had a rich look.
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Christine and Michael planned a scavenger hunt during which guests had to decorate wine glasses.
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Fresh pink flowers decorated the square all-white cake.
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
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Christine is from France, so candy from the country made a fitting takeaway for guests.
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Christine & Michael in Santa Ynez, CA

The Bride Christine Lio-Soon-Shun, 31, a project developer at KGRA The Groom Michael Capilouto, 42, a partner at Ernst & Young The Date July 31 Though they’d only visited a couple of times to go wine tasting, Christine and Michael loved everything about the Santa Barbara area, especially Old Mission’s rustic charm. As a nod to her Chinese ethnicity, Christine started the color palette with deep reds and brightened it up with shades of pink.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Megan Sorel Photography
  • Gainey Vineyard
  • Mindy Rice Floral and Event Design
  • Vera Wang, New York, NY
  • Jones New York, JCPenney; Jordan Fashions, Macy’s Bridal Salon
  • Alice-Louise Press
  • Pure Joy Catering
  • Lighting: Ambient Event Design; linens: La Tavola Linen
  • Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro

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