We loved the light, summery airy pinks used in the decor and feel of Cara and Preston’s wedding at Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (Rockwood).  The gentle look complemented the natural setting of the wood , trees and leaves at Rockwood.  While Rockwood is so versatile, and there are many event layout options, we love it when clients mix up table shape and size – the square tables mixed with traditional rounds they chose for guest dining lent a unique and fresh look to the overall impression.  The menu these newlyweds chose included several of our most popular and traditional dishes, especially appropriate for a Santa Barbara fresh culinary experience for guests.

Special touches included individual potted plants as guest favors, a fun dessert buffet and the pièce de résistance: glow sticks for guests while they danced (check out some of the fun photos that resulted from this below) to send the new Mr.  and Mrs. off to a “sparkling ever after”.

Menu Highlights:  Hors d’oeuvres: Warm Baked Brie with Apricots Wrapped in a Puff Pastry Crust Served with Fresh Grapes, Strawberries and a Basket of Sliced Artisan Breads & Crackers |  Dinner Buffet Menu: Fresh Chicken Breast Marinated with Olive Oil & Rosemary, then Grilled to Perfection with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce;  Citrus-Glazed Salmon Fillet, served with Orange, Bell Peppers and Ginger Relish;  Tri Color Tortellini with Artichokes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Toasted Pine-Nuts in a Light Garlic Cream Sauce;  Grilled Vegetable Platter with Seasoned Eggplant, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Red Onions, Fresh Garlic and Rosemary;  Mixed Green Salad with Cranberries, Blue Cheese and Roasted Walnuts with Champagne Vinaigrette; Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter.

Event Partner Cast:  Venue:  Santa Barbara Woman’s Club (Rockwood) |  Caterer:  Catering Connection | Rental Company:  Ventura Rental Party Center |  Florist:  Casi Cielo Events and Flowers |  Music & Lighting:  DJ Jerry | Photographer:  Waller Weddings |  Wedding Cake:  Crushcakes | Wedding Coordinator:  Dulce Dia Events