CC collageFor us, business has always been about long-standing relationships built on trust.  When Catering Connection Event Manager Philippe Berger met bride Maile years ago and established a rapport, there was no one else she wanted catering her and Nick’s wedding.

Held in a family home in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara’s own wine country, the wedding was filled with special touches and lots of family and friends pitching in to make this a success.  From the decor, including over 1001 paper cranes , a tradition hailing from Hawaii, Maile’s original home, to the darling homemade bar made with chalkboards where drink options were listed for guests and much more.

The Santa Barbara wine country wedding was held on perhaps one of the hottest days of the year but held all the heart and charm of an old-fashioned country wedding, where guests walked down a country road immediately following the church ceremony to the reception in a private home.  There, they were greeted with a fresh blueberry-spiked lemonade and many other fabulous delights.  Read on.

Special Touches: A Hawaiian-inspired menu;  Golden cranes that belonged to her late grandmother; Cranes for decor & escort cards; 1950’s red convertible to transport the bride and groom; A flash mob “toast”; A handmade recipe book for guest favors

The Menu Highlights: Hors D’oeuvres: Ahi Tuna Tartare, Fried Plantains, Bay Scallop Ceviche and Jerk Chicken Skewers. Dinner Buffet: Grilled Chicken with Avocado Relish, Seared Seabass with Mango and Pineapple Salsa, and Roasted Trio of Potatoes (including sweet, red and purple) and many other delectable dishes.

Event Supply Partners: Reception Venue: Private Home | Caterer:  Catering Connection | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Florals: Rincon Florals | Cake: Solvang Bakery | Piano Music: Rose Knolls | DJ: JAS Productions | Guitarist: Spencer Vincent | Videography: You’re The Star | Photography: Shelly Vinson

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