Celebrities have been quietly escaping to the mountains of Ojai for many years.  With its secluded boutique inns, a world-class resort, shops, dining, a slowed-down pace,  and all the quiet necessary to recover from the world’s noise, no wonder it is such a popular destination for weddings.  Karin and Brad chose a private estate -a quiet Ojai ranch – for their nuptials, and the backdrop did not disappoint.  For their menu, they chose to concentrate on  southwestern-inspired cuisine, which complemented the Mexican/Californian influence surrounding them, and what Mexican/California menu is complete without margaritas!  

Menu Highlights: Hors D’Oeuvres: Elegantly Displayed on Hors D’Oeuvres Table: Salsa Bar– Traditional Salsa, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Pineapple & Mango Salsa & Tomatillo & Apple Salsa with TriColor Tortilla Chips and our Freshly-Made Guacamole to Spice it up | Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Mexican Quesadilla Mexican Fresh Cheese and Green Onions  |  Dinner Menu- Live (Interactive) Taco Station : Beef Taco with Braised Short Ribs ; Chicken Taco with Seasoned Fresh Sliced Chicken breast ; Vegetable Taco with Soyrizo and Potatoes and Fresh Strips of Carrots, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Red & Yellow Onions, Chopped Cilantro and Red & Green Bell Peppers Sautéed to Perfection ; Corn Tortillas  Flour Tortillas- Served Warm; Taco Bar Condiments: Shredded Cabbage, Diced Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Chopped Cilantro, Pickled Jalapenos, Green Onions, Crema and Cotija Cheese;  Salsas: Spicy Salsa Roja & Mild Salsa Verde, plus Guacamole with Fresh Ojai Avocado | Salad Buffet: Fiesta Salad Field Greens with Black Beans, Jicama, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Olives, Topped with Crispy Tortilla Strips, Homemade Fiesta Dressing, Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Fresh Mint, Lime and Cayenne Pepper | Buffet Accompaniments: Pinto Beans , Spanish Rice Seasoned with Fresh Herbs & Spices:  Dessert:  Dessert & Coffee  : Wedding Cakes Provided by Local Bakery , Mini Desserts- provided by Catering Connection: Homemade Brownies Bites,  Freshly Baked Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies, and McConnell Ice Cream- Assorted Flavors.

Event Partners:  Venue: Private – please inquire |  Catering:  Catering Connection | Rentals:  Ventura Rental Party Center &  Otis and Pearl | Florist: Fleur De Rye |  Photographer:  Thornton’s Photography | Photo Booth:  Witty Booth | Hair/Makeup:  Blushing Beauty |  Wedding Planning/Coordinating/Design:  Wild Heart Events