Soaring off into the Sunset

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Soaring off into the Sunset


We were flying high at Caroline & Brian’s beautiful wedding this past December. The Tempe Center for the Arts made for a stunning backdrop, with panoramic views of Tempe Town Lake for the couple’s ceremony and reception. Every detail was perfect, thanks to the guidance of Cicely & Drew with Life Design Event Planning, and we have the photos to prove it thank you to the brilliant work of Jennifer with Ograce Photography. From the breathtaking ceiling, adorned with hundreds of hand-made, paper airplanes (crafted by none other than the bride & groom!) to the personalized stir sticks, this wedding will surely be one that we will never forget!


After a touching ceremony out on the patio, guests made their way into the lobby for some unique refreshments and delicious Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering’s hors d’oeuvres. Guests chose from two customized Santa Barbara greet drinks- an iced Sugar Cookie Martini or a spiked hot chocolate Swiss Kiss!


Caroline was a joy to work with and was definitely a bride with an eye for detail. Even the stir sticks were personalized! Peppermint fire trucks represented the firefighter groom and butterscotch owls that symbolized the bride’s sorority, were placed atop their respective greet drinks. Not only did the stir sticks make for a beautiful presentation, but they added an extra pop of flavor to the delicious beverages.


The greet drinks weren’t the only things at this wedding that were tasty. During cocktail hour guests indulged in a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres.
Santa Barbara servers hand passed savory Mini Ruebens, mouthwatering Pan Seared New Zealand Lamb Chops, and some of our popular Mini Brie En Croûte,
and Edible Spoons topped with tomato, basil, and mozzarella.



The name cards went with the theme and were cute little airplane- making such a simple detail a special one, and giving guests a glimpse of what was to come!


Once grabbing their planes, everyone made their way into the gorgeous Lakeside reception room. As guests entered the room bathed in purples and reds all you could hear were “Ooohs” and “Ahhs”. The site of hundreds of planes suspended from the ceiling was spectacular!

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Next up was a delicious Dinner.
The first course was a field greens salad with goat cheese, raspberries, and pecans served with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Then guests chose from fontina and spinach stuffed chicken or braised beef short ribs. served with creamy yukon gold whipped potatoes and asparagus cooked to perfection.



Then dinner and dancing under a sea of planes!


We had such a fun time catering Caroline and Brian’s wedding, and always love working with Drew & Cicely with Life Design Event Planning, abd Ograce Photography. We wish the couple many years of happiness and are so glad we were able to be a part of their special day!

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