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We were influenced by a recent Real Santa Barbara Wedding post’s dessert bar to showcase something sweet for today!  The completely adorable, Enjoy Cupcakes vintage trailer creates a unique experience for special occasions.  Not only is it an aesthetic eye appeal, but it also brings decor to the venue and a conversation piece for guests. Of course, the icing on the top is the delicious desserts Amber creates  inspired by local produce, flavors, wines and respect for food. 

Spotted at this spectacular wedding at a private beach in Santa Barbara, we had to share these great images from Amber’s blog with you here.

 

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You can find Enjoy Cupcakes at two locations:

Saarloos & Sons at 2971 Grand Ave. Los Olivos, Ca 93441

Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday 11:00 to 5:00 /  Saturdays 11:00 to 6:00

and

Santa Barbara Public Market at 38 W. Victoria Street, #105, Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 (opened 2014)

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 9:00, Sunday & Monday 10:00 to 8:00

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The Santa Barbara Zoo is a “ wildly” spectacular location for a wedding offering a variety of
fauna and flora. This exotic location enchants you with majestic ocean and mountain views
as well as 30 acres of exuberant gardens showcasing animals from around the world. Another
advantage of the Santa Barbara Zoo is the fun photo opportunities within the grounds.
The Zoo offers day time weddings on the Cabrillo Lawn between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daytime
weddings are held while the Zoo is open to the public and more cost effective. Evening
weddings start at 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
For a nominal fee, you may leave the animals out on display after closing or keep the train
running exclusively for your guests.
Add an exotic, tropical flair to your event with a bird greeting or photo opportunity while your
guests are arriving. After the park closes at 5:00 p.m., your guests will have the entire Zoo to
roam and enjoy in privacy; making for a one of kind beginning to the special evening ahead.
The lush Palm Garden provides a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and offers you and your
guests privacy for the nuptials.
The Hilltop site offers views of the Pacific and brand-new amenities, including a bridal changing
room, a full catering kitchen, and restrooms.
The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. Revenues from private events
support the operation and development of the Zoo, help support conservation efforts, and enrich
our education programs.
Capacity:
Our ceremony site, Palm Garden, can accommodate between 250-275 guests; the Hilltop
reception site can accommodate parties of 500+.
Fees:
Day time wedding site fee is $3, 000 for the Cabrillo Lawn. Evening wedding site fee is
$4,000.00 and includes use of the Palm Garden site for your ceremony and the Hilltop for your
reception. Catering, rental items, and beverage services are coordinated through Zoo Catering
Services by Rincon. Fees will vary based on your specific selections.
Deposit:
The Zoo requires 50% of the site fee and a $300.00 security deposit to reserve a date.
Catering, Beverage, & Rental Services
Zoo Catering Services will assist you with all catering, beverage service, and rental needs.
Specialty services such as lighting, full wedding coordination, cakes, and decor can also be
arranged. Please contact Zoo Catering Services for more details.
Please contact the Private Events department to learn more about weddings at the Santa Barbara
Zoo: (805) 962-5339, ext. 127 or email FeliciaThe Santa Barbara Zoo is a “ wildly” spectacular location for a wedding offering a variety of fauna and flora. This exotic location enchants you with majestic ocean and mountain views as well as 30 acres of exuberant gardens showcasing animals from around the world. Another advantage of the Santa Barbara Zoo is the fun photo opportunities within the grounds. DillonThe Santa Barbara Zoo is a “ wildly” spectacular location for a wedding offering a variety of fauna and flora. This exotic location enchants you with majestic ocean and mountain views as well as 30 acres of exuberant gardens showcasing animals from around the world. Another advantage of the Santa Barbara Zoo is the fun photo opportunities within the grounds..

The Santa Barbara Zoo is a “ wildly” spectacular location for a wedding offering a variety of fauna and flora. This exotic location enchants you with majestic ocean and mountain views as well as 30 acres of exuberant gardens showcasing animals from around the world. Another advantage of the Santa Barbara Zoo is the fun photo opportunities within the grounds.

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The Zoo offers day time weddings on the Cabrillo Lawn between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daytime weddings are held while the Zoo is open to the public and more cost effective. Evening weddings start at 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.


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For a nominal fee, you may leave the animals out on display after closing or keep the train running exclusively for your guests.

Add an exotic, tropical flair to your event with a bird greeting or photo opportunity while your guests are arriving. After the park closes at 5:00 p.m., your guests will have the entire Zoo to roam and enjoy in privacy; making for a one of kind beginning to the special evening ahead.


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The lush Palm Garden provides a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and offers you and your guests privacy for the nuptials.

The Hilltop site offers views of the Pacific and brand-new amenities, including a bridal changing room, a full catering kitchen, and restrooms.


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The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization. Revenues from private events support the operation and development of the Zoo, help support conservation efforts, and enrich our education programs.

Make your wedding unforgettable at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Guests will enjoy nearly 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean views, and our incredible animals. We work with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is perfect.

Capacity:  Their ceremony site, Palm Garden, can accommodate between 250-275 guests; the Hilltop reception site can accommodate parties of 500+.

Fees: The ceremony and reception site fee is $4,400 for up to 200 guests.  If your guest count exceeds 200 people, there is an additional fee of $17 per additional guest. Catering, rental items, and beverage services are coordinated through Zoo Catering Services by Rincon. Fees will vary based on your specific selections.

Deposit: The Zoo requires 50% of the site fee and a $500.00 security deposit to reserve a date.

Catering, Beverage, & Rental Services: Zoo Catering Services will assist you with all catering, beverage service, and rental needs. Specialty services such as lighting, full wedding coordination, cakes, and decor can also be arranged. Please contact Zoo Catering Services for more details.

Contact: Please contact the Private Events department to learn more about weddings at the Santa Barbara. (805) 962-5339, ext. 127 or email zooinfo@sbzoo.org

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floral: NLC Productions

linen: La Tavola Linen

Lighting: Bellavista Designs

Cake: Christine Dahl Cake and Pastries

Villa Esperanza

By Zohe Felici, Felici Events


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Perched above the Montecito Valley is Villa Esperanza, an exquisite 5500 square foot home, perfect for hositng events.  Exuding characteristics of many five star resort in Southern California, this luxurious home exhibits breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and comfortably sleeps up to 8 overnight guests.

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The home provides characteristics ideal for entertaining.  The views from the infinity pool and entire lower and upper levels will take guests’ breath away. The front of the house, made of a wall of windows that open fully, allow for an indoor/outdoor living area, ideal for the Santa Barbara climate.

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Ceremonies and receptions accommodating between 25 and 100 guests can take place on the helicopter pad adjacent to the house.

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The built in palapa, with its lit onyx table and outdoor bar, is the perfect place to enjoy smaller romantic dinners, cocktails and sunsets.

Villa Esperanza offers a vacation of luxurious resort living, with the privacy of celebrating in a private area.

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This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations.

Pricing: $$-$$

Site fee: $10,500 – $12,500

Contact: Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals www.sbexlusiverentals.com 805-895-1616

Capacity: up to 100 guests

Location: Montecito, California

Dwelling: 5500 sq.f t. home on 5 acres.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms: 4 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms

Features: Infinity swimming pool and palapa overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Reservation Policy: Upon confirmation of reservation dates and property, a rental agreement will be furnished to guests to review and sign. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of signed contract and payment. A $5,000 security deposit is due at the time of booking.

Requirements:

  • Professional event planner required.
  • Proof of special event insurance.

Catering:
The caterer must provide all staff for food service, bar service, set up of all equipment, break down of all equipment, and clean up of site area.  All trash must be removed from the premises at the end of the event.

Parking:
Shuttle Services is required.

Music:
Electricity is provided for your use, however, special voltage and outlet requirements for your lighting and entertainment may need to be discussed.  Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.

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Photography: Tim Halberg

Design: Joy de Vivre Weddings and Nico Designs

Floral Design: Nico Designs

Invitations: Lazaro Press

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Drapery constructionLBPS Events

Location: Santa Barbara Beach Club

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From: Joy Proctor, Joy de Vivre Weddings

Nico, owner of Nico Designs and I wanted to put together a table that really highlighted the beauty of Santa Barbara.  We were inspired by the beautiful coastline and the incredible views the area offers.  Our color palate developed around our decision to use drift wood as the foundation for our centerpiece.  Nico added succulents and moss to the driftwood, making it feel organic and natural.  To keep the look clean and beachy, Nico used an all white floral palate with dried poppy pods.  We added abalone shells, big pieces of white coral and blue sea glass in between the floral arrangements to glam it up.

We chose a light blue taffeta linen to mimic the ocean, paired with a steel blue silk napkin to capture the oceans darker tones.  For glassware, we chose a set of complementary steel blue goblets, using a smaller wine glass for water to keep things pretty and fun.  We used a mixture of gold glass and ornate silver chargers, over which we placed neat bubble glass plates that looked like water, and a gold banded bread plate.  We sat the escort cards in a scallop shell bed of coral and sea glass, topping it all off with oversized orchids that Nico hand glued petal by petal!

We chose an ornate silver flatware to help keep the look sweet and romantic.  We hung strings of white orchids and succulents from each corner of the natural wood chiavari chairs which we chose to mimic the driftwood.  Our fabulous stationary designer, Tracy Lazaro of Lazaro Press made the cutest favors, complete with urchin shell and pearl decorated boxes.  The invitations, escort cards, and table numbers were all printed on blue paper that matched our table linen.  To keep them elegant, yet beachy, Tracy used a ornate font and added beach shells and pearls by hand.

During the process of the shoot, we decided to try out two looks: one with a fabric canopy over the table and one without.  Lani from LBPS Events created an amazing sheer fabric canopy over the table from which he hung an amazing sea shell chandelier that Nico handmade!  Our awesome photographer Tim Halberg literally worked until the sun went down to get all these amazing shots. KariAnn, the owner of the Santa Barbara Beach Club was kind enough to allow us to shoot on her breathtaking property, which she frequently rents out as a vacation rental for weddings.

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This beautiful event design was also featured on Wedding Chicks

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Location Spotlight: Sky Deck Roof Lounge

By: Felici Events

The Sky Deck Roof Lounge near UCSB is located atop the award-winning LOOP Mixed-Use Building. The fifth-floor Sky Deck is one of just a few open-air rooftop venues in Santa Barbara, and located just three blocks from the beach, it makes for a spectacular event space, available for rent for wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday soirees, fundraisers, and parties of any occasion


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The Sky Deck is adorned with sleek, modern finishes, lighting and landscaping, and boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. Over 3,000 square feet of event space includes designer furniture if desired, a gas fire pit, restrooms, ping-pong and foosball tables, and secure entry with security detail is included in rate.


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For more information on pricing and availability contact:

Chelsea Rogers

chelsea@theloopiv.com

(805) 328-5007

Pricing: $

Site fee: $1,000 – 3,000

Capacity: 270 people

Areas: Covered Terrace Area (great for dance floor), fire pit area, deck areas separate by landscaping

Restrooms: on site

Requirements:

  • Contract
  • Event Insurance
  • Deposit – 1,000
  • Valet- Not Provided – highly recommended

Time Allotments: Open to Suggestion. Please note amplified music must be off by midnight due to the Noise Ordinance.

Catering:  No Food Prep Space, a kitchen will need to be rented / built or use a drop-off catering system

Parking: Street parking and UCSB metered parking available. Two UCSB-owned parking lots and one Santa Barbara County-owned parking lot within one block, available for rent. Use of a valet service or shuttles are recommended.

Music: Midnight amplified music curfew

 Alcohol Policy: Alcohol is permitted as long as all parties agree and understand that the renter bears sole responsibility for abiding by all State and Local ordinances pertaining to the distribution and consumption of alcohol.

What is Provided: Black café tables (7), small black side tables (5), large picnic tables (2), yellow café chairs (14), white patio chairs (10), picnic table chairs (12), lounge chairs (12), ping pong table, foosball table. Site plan and furniture specs available upon request. Furniture can be stored upon request.

Decorations: Ambiance is sleek and modern

Event Insurance: Required

Cancellation Policy: 30-day cancellation policy, 50% refund, non-refundable if cancelled within 30 days.

Location Address: 6533 Triago Road Isla Vista CA 93117

Phone: 805-328-5007

Email: chealsea@theloopiv.com

Website: http://www.theloopiv.com/

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