Katelyn and Jake’s Romantic Carousel Wedding

Event Story Vignette:  When you hire a full-service caterer who is intimately familiar with all of the best locations in an area, you are making an investment in “insurance” for your wedding.  Catering Connection’s own Philippe Berger was quick on his feet when the weather was predicted to change at Katelyn and Jake’s original Santa Barbara outdoor park location.  He swiftly found  the whimsical and romantic Carousel House at Chase Palm Park (right across from the beach) and went to … Read More

Angela and Julian’s Ocean Vista Wedding

They say necessity is the mother of invention.  They also say that rain on your wedding day is good luck.   Angela and Julian got to experience both on their wedding day at QAD’s corporate headquarters which overlook the stunning Santa Barbara coastline. As experienced event professionals, we are used to accommodating last minute changes and adjustments, so when the skies opened and started raining 30 minutes prior to ceremony start time, our team quickly jumped to action and packed the … Read More

Naya and Kevin’s Firestone Winery Wedding: A Food Station & Guest-Interactive Experience

Naya and Kevin are food industry professionals and as such, wanted a more relaxed vibe at their Santa Barbara wine country wedding at the renowned Firestone Winery and Vineyards.  To accomplish this, we did a combination of tables for seated dining, as well as tall cocktail tables for standing, which encouraged more mixing and mingling.  We also provided food stations, which provided guest engagement and delighted the senses, as well as some fun conversation about the featured live flatbread station … Read More

Rachel and William’s Romantic Greenhouse Wedding Celebration

If we had to choose one word to describe the vibe of Rachel and William’s wedding day, it would be “joy”.  There was laughter from start to finish as friends and family gathered at the historic Santa Barbara property Rancho Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Greenhouse to celebrate.   And what goes better with bringing people together to celebrate on a farm than delicious cuisine featuring some of our most popular farm-fresh & seasonal Italian dishes, topped off with decadent dessert options … Read More

Britney and Aviv’s Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Greenhouse Wedding

Dos Pueblos Ranch is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic locations.  Once a working ranch about a century ago, it now includes several event sites – each incredibly unique (ocean view, private estate, pole barn and…. a greenhouse).  Britney and Aviv chose the gorgeous and versatile greenhouse for their nuptial celebration, which was chock full of distinct personal charm, including favorite recipes from family and the bridal party, which were shared with guests and incorporated into the event design (see … Read More

Kassia and Nathan’s Romantic Rockwood Wedding

Family and friends pulled together for many elements of  Kassia and Nathan’s romantic wedding at Rockwood Woman’s Club (check out the gorgeous floral design).   And with one of Santa Barbara’s most experienced wedding planners Ann Johnson at the helm, this event was full of charm and beauty. Under the canopy of the historic ceremonial oak tree on the Rockwood terrace the couple said “I do” and then joined friends and family for a lovely cocktail reception, followed by an evening … Read More

Ixchel and Eric’s Intimate Lavender Inn Wedding Celebration

What’s more special and intimate than a sweet inn tucked in the mountain town of Ojai and celebrating your nuptials at that inn with your closest family and friends?  Ixchtel and Eric kept it small but special.  They opted for family style meal service, allowing all to choose exactly what they wanted and kept the focus on delicious food, enjoying each other.

Holiday Party Magic for Logic Monitor | When Snow Comes to Santa Barbara

Let’s be honest, the holidays are more romantic with snow.  But in Santa Barbara, where palm trees sway and the average winter temperature is 65 degrees by day and 45 by night, snow doesn’t really happen.  So sometimes you have to create your own magic.  And that’s exactly what Bella Vista Designs did for our corporate client Logic Monitor for their holiday party with their snow machine and specialty lighting.  Throw in some fabulous music for a celebratory vibe, fun … Read More

Corporate Office Event Fun for Logic Monitor

Studies have proven and experts agree:  making the work environment fun is necessary for top-notch production from staff.  That, and the most important meal of the day is breakfast, so put those two together and voila!  Successful and happy employees!   Logic Monitor knows this and as you can see from the photo to the right here, they are a very happy working group (and we’re betting by that high jump, it was because they were fueled with an exceptionally … Read More

Mijntje and Aaron’s Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm Greenhouse Wedding Celebration

You know what makes a distinct wedding experience (besides unforgettable cuisine, of course)?  Suspended guest assignment table charts magically swaying overhead, a sweetly decorated bicycle, explosive pops of color everywhere, a beautiful wine blessing, edible centerpieces, and a couple in love celebrating their nuptials with family and friends… all in a greenhouse. This wedding was the first of a series of 3 for us at Dos Pueblos Ranch – if you haven’t checked out this incredibly diverse venue including ocean-front … Read More

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