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Julia and Dylan’s Springtime Private Estate Wedding

Small weddings are some of our favorites.  Add in a splendid private home with lush landscape overlooking sweeping views of Santa Barbara, a sweet couple in love, friends and family,  some “bubbly” ambiance, delicious feasting, and Julia and Dylan were on their way to Happily Ever After.

Event Menu: Elegantly Displayed Hors d’oeuvres: Artisan Cheese Board with Seasonal Fruits, Walnuts, Fig Preserve, Local Honey Served with Crusty Breads & Lavosh Crackers | Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Steak Bites with Blue Cheese & Cilantro Pesto Dips; Jumbo Cajun Shrimp; Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Reduction; Pear, Brie Cheese and Roasted Walnut Quesadilla |  Dinner Menu –Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Corn Kernel and Chimichurri Sauce;  Chicken Picatta topped with our homemade…

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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 site options, a barn, a private estate and this fabulous greenhouse, you need to see it right away.  It is one of the most popular (and booked) event venues in Santa Barbara. 

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Olivia & Ashwin’s Colorful Vegan & Vegetarian Cate School Wedding

This wedding had a few special twists:  not only was it hosted at one of the finest prep schools in our nation, the wedding couple partook of a lovely tea ceremony while guests relaxed floorside on comfie pillows under the sky.  They also provided their own overlays for the reception tables:  souvenirs they acquired during their travels, bringing a personal touch to their wedding day story.   The colors for this wedding were magnificent and were only rivaled by the vibrant joy of the the newlyweds and their guests, as evidenced in the photos.

Olivia and Ashwin  requested an all vegan/vegetarian wedding.   With all the abundant ingredients and luscious flavors available for some vegetarian deliciousness in Southern California, this menu was a Vegan/Vegetarian’s delight.  We loved producing it!

Congratulations to Olivia and Ashwin!

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Rachelle and Jason’s Rockwood Woman’s Club Wedding Celebration

Described as “the premier wedding and event venue of Santa Barbara, Rockwood is an architectural jewel that stands secluded among the giant oaks and lush greenery of historic Mission Canyon.”  We could not have said it better ourselves.   Just around the corner from the Queen of the Missions sits a venue that allows incredible layout options for feel and flow.  It is also affordable with plenty of guest parking and a blank canvas that is conducive to almost any event design plan.  And it also doesn’t hurt that it is conveniently located close to many of Santa Barbara’s hotels and inns for guests.

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Private Estate Wedding: History and Woodland Elegance at Dos Pueblos Ranch’s Casa Grande

Kate and Geoff chose one of Dos Pueblos’ Ranch’s premiere venues- the historic Casa Grande, which was the home of the original owner. This gorgeous home and its grounds played host to countless soirees from the 1920’s through the present day and when you are on site, you will see that it’s stately elegance is rounded out with the natural wood setting of centuries old trees and gardens.  You can almost feel the presence of celebrations in bygone eras and instantly you know this is a location for memorable events.

We were thrilled to be a part of an incredible team who put together this amazing wedding and all its special touches.  Casa Grande offers a variety of event layouts, and we used every single space we could to give guests an authentic taste of the property’s beauty.

Our specialty is the element of telling a story with our cuisine and the food and beverage experience.  Example: Kate and Geoff loved dirty martinis, so besides having them available at the bar, we incorporated them into passed appetizers (see below);  for escort “cards” they had customized shot glasses that held guests’ name and table number with sign inviting guests to “take a shot, take a seat”.   We also loved that they chose our delicious Amuse-Bouche when guests sat down for dinner to enjoy during conversation and wine until dinner service began shortly thereafter. Their sumptuous dinner menu was topped off with our Deluxe Coffee Station and a sweets table (in addition to the wedding cake).  It was a decadent night for all, where the dance floor was never empty!

Working with Kate, Geoff and their families in producing this wedding -and their rehearsal dinner the night before- was such a pleasure.  We wish them heartfelt congratulations and best wishes!

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