Vines, Mariachis and Handfasting | Sally and Bradley’s Firestone Wedding

We absolutely loved the multi-cultural elements of this celebration in Santa Barbara’s wine country!  Sally and Bradley chose to exchange vows on the terrace of the world-renowned Firestone Winery, overlooking the vinescape below and towering surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains.  The lively colors they chose for the wedding were especially prominent at the wedding ceremony, where the couple were framed as they performed a NeoPagan handfasting ceremony.  This tradition, some say,  dates back to the ancient Celts and is where the marriage union is blessed as the bride and groom’s hands are tied together with a sacred ribbon, “tying the knot”.

After the ceremony, the guests adjourned to the Courtyard where mariachis swept everyone up in lively energy and fun while they sipped on Sangria and Sally and Bradley’s signature Champagne Cocktail.  Rather than a traditional sign-in book, guests signed small pieces of wood with their names for the couple to make part of a decorative framed tree that will hang in their home for years to come (see photo below).  Every part of this wedding was festive , fresh and intimate.  It was all about family.

Menu Highlights:  Elegantly Displayed on Hors D’Oeuvres Table:  Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with Fresh Fruit with a Basket of French Bread and Crackers |  Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Mexican Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno with Cream Cheese Stuffing; Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Cream Roasted Sweet Tomato Tart with Basil, Pine Nut Crush and Goat Cheese |  Dinner Menu:  First Course – Plated Shepard Salad with Blue Cheese, Roasted Walnuts & Cranberries with Homemade Balsamic Dressing | Entrées – Served Family Style:  Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Corn Kernel and Chimichurri Sauce; Char-Grilled Salmon with Chili-Lime-Cilantro Butter;  Rustic Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onion and Fresh Chives;  Grilled Asparagus with Confetti of Red PeppersSelection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter

Event Supply Partners:  Venue:  Firestone Winery  | Catering:  Catering Connection |  Rentals:  Ventura Rental Party Center | Florals:  Casi Cielo | DJ and Mariachis:  Gavin Roy Presents | Transportation:  Silk Transportation | Wedding Cake:  Decadence Wedding Cakes | Officiant:  Blessing In Paradise | Photographer:  Brooke Borough  | Coordination:   Rae and Moore


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