Blue Skies, Fine Food, and Great Friends | A Catered Affair by Personal Touch Dining

By, May 06, 2013

We recently had the honor of catering Shahara and Stephen’s gorgeous wedding reception at the Fairbanks Ranch Club House in Rancho Santa Fe, California. With its lush green golf courses and sparkling lakes, the Club House is one of San Diego’s most picturesque wedding locations. We loved helping our couple to plan a menu that would complement the beauty of their day.


Just prior to their fabulous reception, Shahara and Stephen shared their vows at Mary Star of The Sea, in La Jolla, amongst family and friends.


After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Fairbanks Ranch Club House for an outdoor cocktail hour, with tray passed hors d’oeuvres. Shahara and Stephen’s family and friends really seemed to enjoy the broad assortment of appetizers we presented.


After a quick limo ride to Rancho Santa Fe, Shahara and Stephen were reunited with their guests. There was so much energy in the room as they made their grand entrance, and as they danced together as a newly married couple!


Flora Glamor provided dining tables for the formal dining area, which were covered in iridescent crushed satin and ivory linens. The tables were adorned with gorgeous centerpieces of alternating heights, which were comprised of pastel colored roses and hydrangeas. Finishing off each centerpiece were dangling crystals, which sparkled against the sunny blue skies.


Next up?  Dinner! We provided a long-reaching buffet featuring hand-carved grilled tri-tip, crusted chicken, garlic whipped potatoes, a field green salad, and fresh seasonal veggies.  Delicious.


After dinner, guests were treated to a fun frozen yogurt station, with several flavor varieties, and decadent candy toppings.  We thought this was a very creative way to add to the traditional cake ceremony. But, don’t worry…there was still cake!


Following dinner, the dance floor was open for business!


After the last song, everyone headed down to the edge of the lake to light floating lanterns, and send the newlyweds on their way.


What a fabulous way to wrap-up a perfect day.


Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Florist: Flora Glamor
Hair Stylist: Hair by Reyna
Bakery: Edelweiss Bakery
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Church/Temple: Mary Star of the Sea
Disc Jockey: Musically Yours (My DJS)
Jeweler: Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique
Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk


A Decadent Wedding Dessert Table by Ditzie Cakes

By, March 19, 2013

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with April and Brad, who were married at the Fairbanks Rancho Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. What a delight it was to work with such a sweet couple!

Staying within their purple and ivory color scheme, and butterfly theme, I created a beautiful dessert table that guests were sure to remember.


At the country club, the dining room was glowing with elegant gold chandeliers, as well as vibrant up-lights in purple tones. We designed the dessert table to tie in with the look and feel of the day, and ensured that the table was stocked with April and Brad’s favorite treats.


The dessert menu was created around April and Brad’s other loves: Red Velvet, Nutter Butters, Coconut Lime and their must-have, Oreo Cookie! We also added our Ditzie Cakes signatures: Truffle Pops, Ditzie Choco-Spoons, and a Milk Shot Bar. At the center was a beautiful single-tier Oreo Cookie cake, which the bride and groom sliced into for tradition!


To complete this charming display, the table was set with old vintage wine crates, amber bottles with fresh mauve roses, and a chalkboard!


The chalkboard was a fun way to describe what was on the menu. The table towered with playfulness and delicious desserts!


I also designed personalized tags to wrap 165 Truffle Pop Favors, which were handed out to April and Brad’s guests towards the end of the evening. To match the style, I created a personalized cake topper banner!


Having a display of so many desserts definitely calls for a Milk Shot Bar. Even the little ones kept coming back!


Everything was so much fun, and a labor of love to create for this amazing couple! My favorite part was seeing how excited and happy April and Brad were on their wedding day. Hearing that my work was everything they had hoped for was truly the best reward. I thank April and Brad for making this wedding exciting for me as well! Cheers to the happy couple!


Bakery: Ditzie Cakes
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Coordinator: In The Moment Weddings
Tuxedo: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Makeup: Bridal Rouge
Videographer: Curtiz Nemetz Productions
Musician: Dwight Kennedy Music, Inc.
Transportation: Elite Image
Florist: Marcia L Johnson Floral Artistry
Invitation: The Fabulous Bash
Wedding Dress: The White Dress

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