Under the Old Oak Tree

Under the Old Oak Tree

As long-time friends embraced amidst the Lavender Star Flowers and Jerusalem Sage, champagne and home-made wine flowed freely from the bamboo bar in the Herb Garden during cocktail hour.  Eggplant Fritters, home-made hummus on warmed pita and Coconut Crusted Golden Shrimp tickled the taste-buds of elated guests as they strolled arm-in-arm down dirt and cobbled paths of the San Diego Botanical Gardens.

Last Saturday, as the coastal haze provided a welcomed break from the afternoon sun, Jennifer and Johnathan celebrated with 175 of their closest friends and family in the simply breathtaking surroundings.

To an onlooker, it was as if this dinner reception took place in The Secret Garden.  Light-blue twinkle lights accented the garden at sunset as guests indulged in citrus marinated chicken (in a white-wine beurre blanc), Chianti-braised Black Angus Beef, citrus-infused Basmati rice with bay leaves and perfectly sauteed seasonal veggies.

After dinner, tables were cleared and guests boogied the night away to hip and modern mixes spun by the bride and groom’s chosen DJ, occasionally taking a break to enjoy the home-made cookies provided by the bride and groom or a slice (or two) of the 3 tiered red velvet and blood orange wedding cake.

Contact us here to find out more about holding your special event at the San Diego Botanical Gardens, or any other of our breathtaking preferred venues.

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