When it comes to weddings, there's no shortage of beautiful venues and heartwarming stories. But every now and then, a couple comes along who truly stands out, not just for their love, but for their sheer zest for life. Marlee and Jack are one such couple.
Nestled amidst the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Lompoc, La Arboleda is a slice of California paradise. The striking countryside estate features a verdant landscape complete with lush gardens, expansive lawns, and wandering paths.
The rustic dining pavilion is wrapped in glass and trellised with blooming vines. A waterfall feeds into a meandering stream that flows through the heart of the property. Elegant and charmingly rustic, La Arboleda is the ideal choice for couples seeking an exclusive and unforgettable experience.
The heart of their wedding decor was undoubtedly the enchanting floral arrangements that adorned the venue. These blossoms, arranged in a captivating array of rustic and vintage-style vases, graced each table and bouquet, creating a visual symphony of color and fragrance that captivated every guest.
Adding to the sensory experience were the succulent fruits artfully integrated into the decor adding a playful touch of whimsy. To infuse a timeless elegance into the atmosphere, delicate lace overlays graced the tables.
Guests were greeted before the ceremony with passed appetizers and the welcome beverage station from Pure Joy Catering. On such a warm day, the Lemony Iced Tea with fresh mint, Berry Spritzer with farmer's market berries, and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade were enjoyed by all.
Passed appetizers were plentiful with the Duo of Bruschetta & Tapenade (pictured right), Stuffed Sun Dried Pears with creamy brie & toasted pine nuts, and Mesquite Grilled Shrimp with delicious citrus mint dipping sauce (pictured left) were served to guest's delight.
Lobster Beignets with passion fruit (pictured above) were an elegant favorite adding sophistication to the celebration. Appetizer display stations were served with our most popular Farmer's Market Grazing Table and the Flatbread Station (pictured below) served a variety of artisan thin crust flatbreads topped with local organic veggies, virgin olive oil, basil pesto, goat cheese, mozzarella and a handful of baby arugula.
Dinner was served family-style beginning with a plated salad of Roasted Local Beets on Arugula with goat cheese, candied pecans, and blood orange vinaigrette. Platters were then served to each table with Mediterranean Halibut, cherry tomatoes, chardonnay, garlic, fresh herbs, sweet onions & capers and Crusted Tenderloin, country dijon crusted medium rare beef tenderloin roasted & served with mustard cream. Roasted local and organic veggies and garlic mashed potatoes complimented the main dishes.
Pure Joy's wedding cake for Marlee and Jack was presented with lemon filling with white cream frosting. Guests embraced the McConnell's Ice Cream Sandwich interactive station with a variety of local ice cream and homemade old-fashioned and freshly baked cookies served in apothecary jars.
Their wedding at La Arboleda in Lompoc was not just a celebration of love but a masterclass in having fun. From start to finish, their big day was brimming with joy and infectious smiles that lit up the entire venue.
Marlee and Jack's wedding at La Arboleda in Lompoc was not just a celebration of their love; it was a celebration of life. Their radiant smiles and infectious joy left an indelible mark on all who attended. It was a day filled with laughter, love, endless fun, and moments of pure, unadulterated happiness.
As they begin this new chapter of their lives, we can't help but smile, knowing that Marlee and Jack will continue to light up each other's lives with their boundless love and irresistible laughter.
Cheers to a lifetime of smiles and happiness!
Band: West Coast Music
Florals: Renae's Bouquets
Transportation: Jump on the School Bus
Photography: Chris J. Evans Photography
Venue: La Arboleda, Lompoc, CA
Event Planning: Ann Johnson Events