Truly one of the most elegant private estates in Santa Barbara, Villa Verano is a photographer’s dream.  Picture-perfect backdrops are everywhere.  And when the couple is as beautiful as Morgan and Anthony, the wedding looks like it was a photoshoot from a leading national wedding magazine.  But this was no photoshoot- this was very real.  We had so much fun designing their menu and love that this couple offered their guests incredible variety – and abundance.  Everything featured was local, fresh and many items prepared on site to ensure off-the-charts freshness. Check out their wonderful Family Style Menu and the photos below!

Menu Highlights: Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres:  Hickory Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds ; Artichoke Fritters with Bearnaise Sauce; Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tartlets; Rock Shrimp Ceviche Tostada with Fresh Limes, Cilantro and Avocado | Family Style Dinner: First Course: Caprese Salad Vine Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Made Mozzarella and Fragrant Basil Panzanella and Baby Lettuce Leaves with Ojai Olive Oil &Vinaigrette ; Basket of Herb and Olive Oil Flatbread | Entrées: Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Corn Kernel and Chimichurri Sauce  ~Dry Chipotle and Olive Oil Marinated Chicken Breast with Avocado-Lime Relish  ~Black Tiger Shrimp Skewer- Cajun Spiced-Rubbed Black Tiger Shrimp Skewer with Vine-ripe Tomatoes Scallions and Garlic Confit ~Meyer Lemon and Arugula Ravioli in a Lemon Butter Sauce ~Mediterranean Potatoes with Fresh Mint, Onions, Zucchini, Tomato Puree ~Fresh Basil Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Fresh Mint and White Balsamic Vinegar Reduction ~Seasonal Roasted Vegetables Summer Vegetables, Roasted with Crisp Rosemary, Candied Garlic and EVOO  | Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter Bread |  Dessert & Coffee:  ~Wedding Cake  ~Mini Dessert Buffet Assortment of the following:  Chocolate Truffle Bites, Lemon Blueberry Squares, Fresh Fruit Cheesecake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, and French Macarons

Event Partner Team:  Location:  Villa Verano |   Caterer:  Catering Connection  | Rentals:  The Tent Merchant | Water Glass Rental:  Otis & Pearl | Florist:  The Twisted Twig | Video: New Classic Films  |  Ceremony Music:  Jason Mosebach | Reception Music:  Sincere Sound Design | Photographer:  Linda Blue Photography |  Hair/Makeup:  Brianna Stewart and Shannon Jordan |  Transportation:  Gold Coast Limos | Wedding Coordinator/Planner:  Imagine Events