A meet-cute in new york, 5 many years of globetrotting, and a proposition in Maui resulted in one epic party in Santa Ynez, California.

Some partners have an obvious eyesight of these wedding before touring a venue that is single. But also for Charlotte Cortina and Matt Rek—who recently relocated to Westlake Village, Ca, after meeting and located in New York—everything crystallized only after visiting Sunstone Villa, set for a vineyard in Santa Ynez, about 35 kilometers northwest of Santa Barbara.

This privately-owned house built away from reclaimed 19 th -century limestone through the south of France ended up being demonstrably the one—and it inspired an impeccably created event which was a seamless mixture of austere and formal. “I kept coming back to your notion of an elegant, black-tie wedding with a normal, natural feel,” says Charlotte, a designer and brand name supervisor for a restaurant business. “ we was thinking the juxtaposition managed to get far more interesting.”

The biggest challenge had been equipping the raw location space—as couples need to make every thing necessary for the big event; there’s nothing provided.