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Rose & Jason’s Intimate Private Estate Wedding

Rose and Jason had a gorgeous private estate wedding with lots of special touches.  One of our favorites was that rather than a guest book, they had guests put a message in a bottle and write the year anniversary that they, the newlyweds, should open the special message.  Their family-style served dinner went perfectly with the Santa Barbara summer evening and surroundings (check out the Mediterranean Potato accompaniment below) and was topped off with delicious wedding cake from Christine Dahl Pastries. 

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Vibrant Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding Celebration

There is something about an old-fashioned church wedding that gets us every time.  Jennifer and Tyler wed at the gorgeous Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Montecito and then , after some photos at iconic locations around Santa Barbara, chose to celebrate at one of Santa Barbara’s wedding location gems:  The Santa Barbara Historical Museum.  The vibrant floral arrangements tempered with the calming ocean-blue table setting touches and custom taco stations for their wedding menu brought all the summer splendor of Santa Barbara  to their dining experience for their guests.  And we were delighted to be a part of such a lovely celebration!

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Santa Barbara Private Estate Wedding: Villa Verano Style

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!

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Sumptuous Summer BBQ Corporate “Picnic”

There are many ways to do the annual “company picnic”.  In fact, it doesn’t have to be a picnic at all.  For convenience and economy, a summer celebration for employees can even take place right on the work site.  Not sure where or how?  Allow us to come take a look and present some possibilities.

For this Goleta company, they went all out in a delicious experience for their employees and their families right on location.  And we provided all the juicy goodness that summer cuisine offers.

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Splendor at Sunstone Winery | Tran and Dinh’s Wine Country Wedding

Sunstone Winery’s owners invested heavily in an authentic French aesthetic experience when you visit their location.  After studying the architecture (and wine) so prominent in Provence, France, they literally brought home a piece of France to Santa Barbara’s own wine country (literally – as in: had building pieces shipped over) .   As is true with the life in Provence, everything is about the outdoors:  good, abundant fresh food, delicious farmer’s markets and evening soirées under the stars with special touches and good company.  That is exactly how Tran and Dinh’s wine country wedding experience unfolded and we loved every sumptuous detail (check out the Farmer’s Market station below in our menu highlights), including the vintage French band – oo la la!

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Braxton and John’s Wedding By The Sea

Santa Barbara offers many ocean-view and ocean side wedding locations that we absolutely love.  For those who love the sea, having a wedding celebration at the renowned Ty Warner Sea Center offers couples incredible views of Santa Barbara coastline, the harbor and more,  as well as a unique guest experience where they can enjoy sea life live interaction and education as they stroll the museum.  It’s the best of all worlds for true sea-lovers who also want a gorgeous Santa Barbara vista and something truly memorable for their guests.

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Christyn & Tahsin’s Unitarian Society Wedding & Reception

In the heart of Santa Barbara towards the upper east side are several of Santa Barbara’s most renowned and picturesque parks.  And nestled right next to these parks is the beautiful Unitarian Society church, welcoming all and being a central part of our community for many years.  Their location is prime for out-of-town wedding guests who can enjoy accommodations very close (some within walking distance).  It also offers a gorgeous backdrop for a church wedding and convenient reception right in the adjacent courtyard- all boasting Spanish style architecture consistent with Santa Barbara.  Wedding Planner Percy Sales does many weddings at the Unitarian Society, and we will let the beautiful photos speak for themselves as to the summer magic for Christyn and Tahsin’s Santa Barbara wedding day.

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“Cake For Later; Cake As A Way of Life” | Jan & Taylor’s Sweet Ojai Nuptials

“Cake for later;  cake as a way of life, ” says Laini Taylor.  And we couldn’t agree more.

Jan and Taylor chose one of our favorite locations in the picturesque mountains of Ojai at the charming  Lavender Inn.  Their intimate celebration had lots of special personal touches, but perhaps the most significantly sweet detail (sorry, we couldn’t resist the pun) was that this wedding was all about cake.  And  with cake being the root cause of love affairs and revolutions  over the centuries, who are we to argue with the power of cake as a defining hallmark of two people in love?

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Wine Country Wedding Glow at Firestone Crossroads Barn

Firestone Crossroads Estate offers the best of all rustically-romantic elements for the couple wanting a grand landscape view in Santa Barbara’s wine country.  The pole barn with two open sides allows vistas of vineyards and hills, and the wooden walls and windows on the other two walls allow protection and light while providing a cozy feel.  Crossroads is built for events with endless options for photos: from the Oak Tree ceremony area to sprawling lawn, close-by vines, and beautiful skies that seem to go on forever.  But perhaps the most beautiful part of any outdoor wedding – particularly in wine country – is “Magic Hour”.  That is when the sunset hits a particular glow as it sets for the day and everything is bathed in golden light (just check out the pics below of Sarah and Bryan as they stroll during Magic Hour).    We loved this menu, with fresh, delicious ingredients all complementing each other. 

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Gamma Phi Beta Summer Celebration

Celebrating 143 years, Gamma Phi Beta’s mission is  to “inspire the highest form of womanhood” through countless community events empowering girls and women.  So, being a woman-owned business, this celebration was especially meaningful to us!  This particular event was the UCSB chapter’s end-of-the-year celebration to acknowledge all the member’s community service.  And what better way to say “job well done” than with inspired food and beverage in a gorgeous Santa Barbara location!  Below are some menu and photo highlights from the event:

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