From nuptials being exchanged in the Queen of the Missions, to lovely photos around some of the Indian ruins around the Mission, a fun trolley ride from ceremony to reception at the popular Santa Barbara Historical Museum (enjoying  and all the lovely sites of Santa Barbara along the way), Kelsey and Patrick enjoyed the some of the best Santa Barbara has to offer for their wedding.

We absolutely loved all the special touches for this wedding, including the flowergirl walking down the aisle with a sign saying, “Here Comes The Love of Your Life” (see photo below), to a really original and fun “sign in table experience”.  Rather than a guest book, there were bottles with a number on each one designating an anniversary year.  Guests were asked to write messages or advice to the couple for them to open and enjoy on that anniversary (see photo below).  No doubt this is something that they can use and enjoy for many years to come.

And of course, who would we be as one of Santa Barbara’s leading full-service caterers, if we were not in this for the delicious cuisine and providing a decadent food and beverage experience for our clients?  We love the menu Kelsey and Patrick chose:

Menu Highlights:   Tray-Passed Hors d’oeuvres:  Chicken Empanadas with Chipotle Dipping Sauce; Pear, Brie Cheese and Roasted Walnut Quesadilla; Mini Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce  | Elegantly Displayed  Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with Fresh Fruit with a Basket of French Bread and Crackers | Plated Dinner:  First Course: Shepard Salad with Blue Cheese, Roasted Walnuts & Cranberries Champagne Vinaigrette ; Main Course:  BBQ Tri-Tip with Corn & Jalapeno Relish;  Citrus Salmon with Orange Relish; Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese, Garlic & Cream; Asparagus with Confetti of Red Peppers; Vegetarian Option:  Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper (Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables, Parmesan Cheese Red Pepper Cream Sauce ) |  Dessert: Wedding Cake/Cupcakes and Coffee

Event Partner Cast:  Venue:  Ceremony:  Santa Barbara Mission;   Reception:  Santa Barbara Historical Museum |  Catering:  Catering Connection  | Rentals:  Ventura Rental Party Center |  Florals:  Nico Floral Designs |  Lighting:  Bella Vista Lighting | Transportation: SB Trolley |  Photographer:  Beaux Arts Photography | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Coordination:  Felici Events |  Wedding Cake:  Crushcakes