Sometimes “Plan B” can lend the most charm and make for the best photos and memories downstream. When Alisha and Nick had their July wedding and reception all set at Santa Barbara’s beautiful Unitarian Society, no doubt they never expected rain in the forecast. While the Unitarian Society has a gorgeous courtyard for outdoor receptions, it was decided that Plan B should be implemented and everything got moved inside – including the string lights intended for the courtyard. The result? One incredibly charming home-town feel wedding with an artistic twist of bringing the outdoors “in”. Alisha, Nick and their families were incredibly gracious with all the last-minute changes and rolled with all that came their way. At the end of their beautiful day, beautiful memories remained and all had an amazing time (just check out those smiles in the photos below). One of our favorite twists about this wedding is that it had touches of country and they also did a delicious hybrid of style in their menu with sumptuous Italian and California-style favorites, as well as vegan and gluten-free options. There was truly something for everyone.
Menu Highlights: Tray passed Hors D’Oeuvres : Roasted Artichoke Heart Lemon and Parmesan Aiolï; Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Cream; Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potato on Appetizer Spoons; Warm Brie and Dried Apricot Filo Tartlet with Toasted Almonds; Chicken & Waffle with Warm Maple Syrup Dip | Plated Dinner Menu: Fresh Watermelon Salad with a Roasted Santa Barbara Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Medallion, Fresh Mint and White Balsamic Vinegar Reduction | Primi : Ravioli Meyer Lemon with Ricotta and Arugula Ravioli with a Lemon Butter Sauce | Secondi: Duo Plate Grilled Rosemary and Garlic Chicken Breast with Lemon and EVOO and Peppercorn crusted Tri Tip with a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction | Seasonal Grilled Vegetables | Grilled Polenta Cake Fresh Parmesan Shavings and Truffle Oil Drizzle | Vegan / Gluten-Free Selection: Stuffed Bell Pepper with Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables, Parmesan Cheese & Red Pepper Cream Sauce | Coffee & Dessert
Event Supply Partner Cast: Venue: Unitarian Society | Caterer: Catering Connection | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Linens: Luxe Linens | Florals: NLC Productions | Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra | Reception Music: The Replicas | Officiant: Julia Hamilton | Wedding Planner & Designer: Percy Sales | Photographer: Cara Robbins | Cake: Pie for Breakfast | Hair and Makeup: AbFab On the Go