California Wedding Dreamin'



California is what wedding dreams are made of. We have fabulous weather, the Pacific Ocean, gorgeous natural scenery and a plethora of wedding venues to choose from. Our pristine coastline leaves you with a jaw dropping backdrop and this Bride & Groom took full advantage of Santa Barbara’s coastal offerings. Rachel & Nick absolutely love the ocean and are avid surfers so naturally they opted to have their ceremony and reception at El Capitan Beach. Our favorite part of this love story is how the ocean life decided to congratulate this newly wedded couple. Right after their ceremony, behind the ceremony arch, a breached whale took everyone’s breath away. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect and we believe it was an omen for their happily ever after.  


When you have such a gorgeous venue, it doesn’t take much to spruce it up. We love Rachel & Nick’s style of simple greens, white blooms and scattered sea shells. The bridesmaids wore a dusty rose which complemented the sunset swimmingly and the sky blue & grey details were perfectly matched with the ocean. We just loved the organic and natural elements; and to ride that same tide, we went organic and used tons of Farmer’s Market fresh ingredients for their delicious menu:


Appetizer Display

International Cheeses, Bouquets of Handmade Breadsticks, Sliced Baguettes, Crackers, estate urns of Fragrant Pears, Grapes and Apples      


Farm to Table Buffet

Tossed Greens with Candied Pecans, Pears and Gorgonzola, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Buttery Garlic Bread

Orzo Salad; full of Flavorful, Red Peppers, Yellow Squash, Asparagus, Fresh Mint Lemon Olive Oil Dressing  

Beautiful Platters of Fresh Grilled Farmer’s Market Vegetables with a Virgin Oil Herb Drizzle

Vegetable Lasagna; Homemade with Grilled Eggplant and Spinach                  

Buttery Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Fresh on Site Fresh Mesquite Grilled Juicy, Rosemary, Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Chicken  


And now, here’s the cherry on top…Rachel and Nick’s thank you note to us! “You made the day, Pure Joy! When we ask people how their evening was, they always rave about the epicly delicious food there was. Your service was seamless and your set up & décor was absolutely stunning. I love the ambiance you attributed to the evening for all the guests. Your service was one aspect of the day that I definitely did not have to worry about.”


So there it is folks, that’s what we call California Wedding Dreamin’! And these top notch vendors helped make it all happen…


Venue | El Capitan Beach

Caterer | Pure Joy Catering

Coordinator | KB Events

Entertainment | Gavin Roy Presents

Floral | Alexis Flowers

Photographer | Isabella Griffith

Lighting | Islay Events

Rentals | Discount Party Rentals




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