Peacock Colors + a Garden in the Heart of Santa Barbara
It is no secret that the Santa Barbara Club is one of our favorite venue to produce weddings and special events in Santa Barbara. So much so that Zohe held her 40th Birthday Celebration - Godfather Theme - at this location. In fact, this client attended that event and also fell in love with the venue, thus booking it and having it be a perfect fit for her daughter's Garden Party themed Bat Mitzvah.
We were thrilled to be here working at the Santa Barbara Club, and the theme and colors - so much fun!
We love when guests leave notes and words of wisdom (rather than just a guest book). Leaving it out for guests to share at their leisure throughout the reception or event allows time for all to think about what to say and share a lovely note with the guest(s) of honor. In this occasion we purchased leaves and flowers to keep in theme w/ the event for guests to write on and hang on a manzanita branch.
A great entertainment for any age, is getting temporary tattoos, flash tattoos or in this case Henna. Here the guest of honor is getting some henna work done by the lovely Dee. When you have a lot of guests, keep the designs simple so that each guest takes up a 10 minute window.
A "mockail' bar is a great element to include for the kids. Here we have specialty drinks of Lily's Lemonade and Watermelon Crush. Fun straws add to the festivities.
A scrumptious appetizer station for the adults include a charcuterie, cheeses and veggies, with the bread sticks doubling up as decor.
The adult tables, indoors, had an elegant feel with the gorgeous white, green and dark purple color palate to compliment the aesthetics of the teal and purple linens, and bring the garden theme indoors.
We chose 3 different colors of Dupionique linens within the palate which worked out nicely inside the main dining room.
Outdoors, the kids tables consisted of seated tables with window box centerpieces of greenery and pinwheels and low to the ground wooden tables with cups of Tulips and Lillys (for our guest of honor, Lily). The iridescent dupionique La Tavola pillows matched the linen and tied the design together.
Another fun element was the outdoor furniture (to the left) where both adults and kids were able to lounge on. The seating arrangement by Elan Rentals was perfect for this setting.
How and why are the kids all seated and attentive?
…..Desserts, of course! These mini bundt cakes were a huge hit! We purchased paper decor shaped toppers tied in the garden party theme. We love incorporating the food and beverage into the theme. Most caterers can do this without a problem, rather than having the same ol' same ol' menu, and it does not cost much to bring in touches or a menu that tie in with the theme.
One of our favorite design elements is how the 'wishing tree' (manzanita tree + floral stems + string lights) turned magical at night, and became a focal point as the sun set and it became dark.
We thanked guests as they left and favors were there ready for them to pick up. Keeping with Lily's Garden Party theme, we had seed bombs (3 per pack) with a lovely thank you card to match the stationary as a moment for guests to remember this magical night. What a great Bat Mitzvah!
Coordinator - Felici Events
Dessert - Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers - Coco Rose Floral Design
Lighting - Spark Creative Events
Linens - La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Music/ DJ - H2H The Perfect Element
Photobooth Flip Book - A Little Scene Flip Books
Photobooth - Complete Weddings & Events
Photography - Kelsey Crews Photo
Rentals - Furniture - Elan Event Rentals
Rentals - Dance Floor - Ventura Rental Party Center
Venue - Santa Barbara Club