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