“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” – Frederick Knowles | Ojai offers a mountain oasis blending the best of high desert vibe and a slowed-down, country feel. Add a glowing moon illuminating everything below her, walking hand-in-hand with the sky, and you have Emily and Cael’s magic wedding night at Black Walnut Creek. There are many private estates and charming locations from which to choose for memorable wedding celebrations in Ojai, and we loved this one at Black Walnut Creek! The best part about working outdoor locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties is that the backdrops offered can be absolutely epic. On this particular evening, Mother Nature put on a spectacular show with the stars coming out and dancing for the newlyweds and the moon baptized these two as they danced the night away with family and friends. It was a night not soon to be forgotten.
Menu Highlights: Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Cream; Pear, Brie Cheese and Roasted Walnut Quesadilla; Caramelized Polenta Round with Sun Dried Tomato & Walnut Tapenade; Dinner Menu: First Course: California Baby Field Greens with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnuts & Roasted Red & Golden Beets with Champagne Vinaigrette; Mouth-Watering Beef Short Ribs Braised in Cabernet Reduction; Fresh Chicken Breast Marinated with Olive Oil & Rosemary, then Grilled to Perfection with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce; Rustic Mashed Potatoes (Mashed Red Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Fresh Chives); Seasonal Vegetable Medley; Roasted Root Vegetables (Turnips, Rutabagas, Parsnips, Purple and Yellow Carrots, Butternut Squash and Red Onions); Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Grilled Vegetables-Quinoa, Red Pepper and Tofu-Basil Sauces; Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter; Dessert: Token Wedding Cake Provided by K&V Bake; Dessert Buffet: Freshly Baked Homemade Cookies; Lemon Curd Tartlets with Raspberries; Mini Cheesecake Bites; Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bites; Fresh Fruit Platter; Fresh Sliced Melons with Pineapple, Strawberries and Seasonal Fruits | Freshly-Brewed Coffee
Event Supply Partner Cast: Venue: Walnut Creek Ranch | Caterer: Catering Connection | Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center | Lighting: Brite Star Lighting | Florals: Oak, Barrel & Bloom | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Photographer: Lauren Apel | Bridal Beauty: Blushing Beauty | Bride/Groom Wedding Cake For Two: K&V Bake | Coordinator: Rachel Graves