Just a 20 minute drive up into the mountains of Ventura is the world-renowned picturesque village of Ojai. Known for “pink moment” sunsets (referring to the mountains which change color at sunset and surround the town in a glow), ranches, orchards and more, Ojai boasts many of our favorite wedding locations. Erika and Kyler were fortunate enough to be able to celebrate their nuptials at a private estate, affording beautiful views and a tranquil oasis from the world with family and friends. And here’s a little fun fact about Ojai that the couple tied into their wedding as a unique touch: Ojai is famous for “pixie tangerines”, which account for less than 1% of California’s tangerines. They are seedless deliciousness and are easy to peel. We love that Erika and Kyler offered pixie tangerines as escort cards for guests, which also doubled as guest favors!
Menu Highlights: Hors D’Oeuvres Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Roasted Sweet Tomato Tart with Basil, Pine Nut Crush and Goat Cheese; Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Cream; Caprese Skewer with Balsamic Reduction | Dinner Menu : Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter; Plated Salad : California Baby Field Greens Crumbled Goat Cheese, Roasted Santa Barbara Pistachios & Fresh Strawberries with Champagne Vinaigrette; Buffet Dinner: Roasted Espresso Rubbed Tri Tip Balsamic Reduction, Fresh Parsley and Horseradish Cream; Char-Grilled Salmon Chili-Lime-Cilantro Butter; Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and Garlic Grilled Vegetable Platter with Seasoned Eggplant, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Red Onions | Dessert & Coffee : Wedding Cake Provided by Crushcakes | Ice Cream Sundae Bar :Santa Barbara McConnell’s Ice-Cream: Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel Chip along with a Variety of Toppings; Brownies, Sauces and Fresh Fruits
Event Partner Cast: Venue: Private Home in Ojai | Caterer: Catering Connection | Rental Company: Ventura Rental Party Center | Florals: Self | Audio, Decor, and Lighting: Greg Finnerty, Premiere Events | Cake: Crushcakes | Ice Cream: McConnell’s | Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Officiant: Seaside Ceremonies