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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 work to re-design and configure the set up to ensure this couple had their dream wedding (and check out the photos – we think he greatly succeeded).  While it did not end up raining as hard or at the time originally predicted, the setting could not have been more perfect, and everyone stayed dry and comfortable.

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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 with onsite wood fire oven (see flatbread menu below). 

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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 like Chocolate Bliss wedding cake as well as a mini-dessert buffet, including Tiramisu?

We loved every elegant touch of this wedding (check out the gorgeous natural light by day in the greenhouse and how it segued to pure magic by night with the specialty lighting by Bella Vista Designs in the photos below) and wish Rachel and William every happiness in their new joy-filled life together!

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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 photos below) and a special appearance by their beloved pooch. 

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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 of dinner and dancing in the elegant vintage main indoor site.  Kassia and Nathan chose a menu which nodded to California’s Spanish heritage (see below) and all topped off with a little something sweet from Crushcakes.  

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