Taylor & Tyler’s idea of a ‘dream wedding’ included Taylor’s family summer home, a very special wedding cake topper, and a whole lot of tequila.
Guests arrived to this stunning Santa Barbara Rivera home to be greeted with both stunning coastal and breathtaking mountain views.
The mountain-backed ceremony was concluded with the release of doves and loud cheers from loved ones! After a mix & mingle cocktail hour, all guests were shone to the escort card table which was stocked with shots of tequila, each with a lime and their table seating attached- “Take a Shot and Find Your Spot”.
Guests then dined on a Santa Barbara Taco Station while watching the sun dip below the mountains into the ocean. After many more tequila shots and some starlit dancing- guests were asked to come inside and share a special and intimate moment with the newlyweds and Taylor’s Grandparents. Everyone circled the cake table and watched in awe as Taylor’s grandparents explained how they saved their wedding cake topper all these years just to have the proud experience of sharing it through generations. After everyone munched on some of Christine Dahl’s delectable cake- they moved back outside and danced the rest of the night away.
Menu offerings from Catering Connection:
| Elegantly Displayed on Hors D’Oeuvres Table |
Nacho Bar; Warm Tortilla Chips, Melted White Cheese mixed with Peppers and Onions, Spicy Refried Beans and a
Selection of Toppings and Condiments.
| Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres |
Jumbo Cajun Shrimp
Mexican Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño with Cream Cheese Stuffing
Chicken Or Potato Empanadas with Chipotle Dipping Sauce
| Santa Barbara Taco Station |
Beef Taco with Slow Braised Short Ribs with Ancho Chili & Cumin
Fish Taco with Fresh Halibut and Salmon Bites with Taco Seasoning and Red Onions
Chiles Rellenos with Anaheim Chilis Battered & Stuffed with Monterey Jack Cheese
& Topped with Enchilada Sauce & Shredded Cheese
Corn & Flour Tortillas
Wild Rice Salad With Sweet Corn, Bell Peppers, Red Onions & Black Olives in a Spicy Jalapeno Cilantro Dressing
Fiesta Salad with Mixed Field Greens with Black Beans, Jicama, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Olives, Topped with Crispy Tortilla Strips
Homemade Fiesta Dressing
Taco Bar Condiments:
Green Cabbage, Diced Tomatoes, Chopped Cilantro, Jalapenos, Green Onions and Queso Cotija
Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Sour Cream & Guacamole
| Dessert |
Mexican Churros Rolled in Cinnamon Sugar and Served with Hot Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Dips
Wedding Cake Provided by Christine Dahl
Event Partner Credit: Venue; Private Santa Barbara Estate | Rentals; Ventura Party Rentals & Events | Florist; Ronis Florals | Cake; Christine Dahl | Photographer; Nate and Jenny Weddings | Music; Music by Bonnie | Hair & Makeup; Bridal Beauty on the Go | Wedding Planner; Creative Happens