When working with Victoria Canada Weddings & Events and Tamara with Petal Pushers, we always know we are in for an adventure, and a treat. Recently faced with the task of planning a wedding themed around the iconic painting, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, we were excited and intrigued. This unique vision came together into the most memorable event; one to talk about for years to come.
As guests entered the Phoenix Art Museum (where else could you honor such a painting so well?) they immediately knew what they were in for. The Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering team, all dressed the part in red ties and top hats, greeted guests with a glass bubbly to start the night off right.
Once the lovely couple finished their ceremony in the lobby of the Museum, everyone was invited back to the reception. After picking up their favors (bowler hats for the men, apple green wraps for the women) guests were welcomed with more Champagne (can you ever have enough?), Apple Martinis and Hors D’oeuvres.
There was something for everyone at this reception. The selection included brie and green apple quesadillas with raspberry dipping sauce, tempura battered squash blossoms filled with goat cheese and corn (YUM), chicken caesar skewers, and Dungeness crab salad on edible spoons.
The party did not end there. After a heartfelt toast, food stations opened in every direction. Guests noshed on Rosemary Scented Shrimp over Creamy Parmesan Grits, Beef Tenderloin a top Gorgonzola Risotto, Squash and Ricotta Ravioli in Spinach Bisque and a table of favorite Cheeses, Hummus and more, served on a custom table made just for the occasion by Petal Pushers (it was so beautiful we didn’t want to put food on it!).
As the guests enjoyed a jazz quartet and took in the scenery the night continued to unfold around them. No wedding would be complete without a cake, but this one had a special touch, a table made of red ties and a cake stand made of pants!
Santa Barbara finished off the night with a few touches of our own- Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipops, Raspberry Shortcake and what else but Baby Caramel Green Apples.
Congrats to the happy couple, Ruth & Jay, and thank you to Victoria Canada, Petal Pushers, the Phoenix Art Museum and everyone else who helped to make such a creative vision come true!