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A Villa at Sunstone Vineyards Wedding in Santa Ynez, California

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Rachel & Jason in Santa Ynez, California
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"Paper goods are my business, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do things I've always wanted to do," Rachel says of the tricolor letterpress invitation suite she designed herself. "I went all out!"
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The bride carried a bouquet of textured flowers down the aisle, including blush dahlias, bay leaves and blueberries.
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Jason wore a small bunch of fresh blueberries, thyme and bay leaves on the lapel of his custom three-piece suit.
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Bridesmaids carried bouquets of green and purple flowers down the aisle, including succulents, bay leaves and blueberries.
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Rachel's flower girls wore floor-length blush-colored gowns and floral wreaths in their hair. Instead of petals, they threw rosemary, sage and thyme as they walked down the aisle.
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Instead of petals, Rachel's flower girls threw rosemary, sage and thyme as they walked down the aisle.
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Rachel's youngest nephew, Morris, carried a wooden box of herbs and olive branches down the aisle.
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Rachel's nieces and nephews carried this sign down the aisle during the ceremony.
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The couple exchanged vows beneath a wooden frame lined with hanging tassels.
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A table of escort cards was displayed atop two large, wooden barrels under a canopy of metallic, draped fabric.
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In keeping with their farmers market theme, the couple named each reception table after a different type of produce (like mushroom, asparagus and tomato) and incorporated fresh "examples" throughout the tablescapes.
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The cocktail hour appetizers included lamb meatballs with an almond romesco sauce, butternut squash agnolotti, grilled rosemary shrimp and a crostini station stocked with  local cheese, veggies and pickles.
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Linen runners showed off the rich wood of the long farm tables at the reception.
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A sign told guests where to head for the reception's dinner and dancing portion.
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Each table was themed after a different fresh produce with versions of the fruit or vegetable artfully displayed.
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At their seats, guests found gold flatware and white plates topped with deep purple napkins and letterpressed menus, all wrapped with a gold braided cord.
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The couple's two-tier cake was designed to look like a stack of tree stumps, with rustic wood grain details etched into the marzipan frosting.
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Rachel designed and painted the laser-cut Mr. and Mrs. chair signs herself.
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As the night wore on, globe lights strung from an oak tree cast a warm glow on the reception. "While our guests danced, a super-moon rose in the evening sky," recalls Rachel. "We couldn't have arranged a more perfect backdrop!"
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"Jason and I basked in the sunset, stole a few kisses and vowed to remember that moment and that blissful feeling for the rest of our lives," Rachel says of their postceremony photos in the vineyard.

Rachel & Jason in Santa Ynez, California

For their winery wedding, gourmands Rachel Kashon (36 and owner and creative director of custom paper goods store Lupa & Pepi) and Jason Kirkham (36 and a commercial and film production manager) wanted to recreate the cozy intimacy of one of their famous dinner parties. "The moment we saw the Italian-style villa at Sunstone we knew we had found our venue. It felt like we had been transported to Tuscany--a wedding destination we briefly considered!" says Rachel. Inspired by the earth tones of fruits and vegetables, the couple used a color scheme of deep blue and purple accented with soft neutrals to pull of f their rustic farmers-market-themed affair. They even managed to incorporate all eight of Rachel's nieces and nephews into their nuptials--one of the many personal touches that made the day meaningful.
- Meghan Overdeep
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