Thank you 42 Floors for making Eco Caters a preferred vendor!
42 Floors is a startup company that has thrived off its ability to find and lease commercial office space.
Eco Caters is an all organic catering company with kitchen locations in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington DC. We focus on serving USDA Certified Organic ingredients, sustainable seafood, and locally purchased produce.
Having the best Malibu wedding only takes a few simple steps. Karin and Andre show you how by choosing a beautiful venue, delicious organic catering, and fun coordinator.
“Eco Caters was truly a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Cannot thank Eco Caters enough for making our big day so wonderful! The price was on the more reasonable end of all the quotes we received which made choosing them a no brainer. After tasting their food and working with them, it’s hard to understand why other caterers charge so much more. They worked with us on the rentals, in bringing in our own desserts, and tailoring the menu to accommodate our preferred dinner style. Lauren was such a pleasure to work with. She was also on it, responsive, upbeat and professional. The day of was a huge success.” ~ Karin
This wedding venue is dreamy…
Malibu’s Cypress Sea Cove is a beautiful escape for a wedding. The property has authentic nautical storybook charm with a white Victorian mansion with teakwood floors. Cypress Sea Cove is located on two ocean front acres of expansive green lawn with tall Cypress trees and flowers. Also characterized by a tropical, private sandy beach, bamboo stage sets, and tall palm trees. Our Malibu wedding catering company found the facilities cooking area spacious enough for prep and the owners easy to work with.
Our Malibu wedding catering team, Eco Caters, is dedicated to serving the very best in organic and locally sourced food. We purchase from local family farms, sustainable seafood and in season fruits and vegetables. As Karin says above, we offer exceptional catering for a reasonable price and never try to up charge you on the things you don’t need. If it’s coordination, event design, or simply catering, our Malibu wedding caterers happy to help make your next event an easy one.
Anne J Kim was hired on as the day-of coordinator and did an exceptional job! Anne communicated and organized beautifully with our Malibu catering team, making sure everyone was on the same page. We look forward to working with Anne K Kim in the near future and recommend her to anyone out there hunting for a Malibu wedding coordinator.
A special “Thank You!” to Malibu wedding photographer Rachel Castillero of Studio Castillero. Rachel captured the relaxed scenic day with the warm glow of her camera lens and caught intimate moments. Thank you for allowing our Malibu wedding catering team to share these photos with our followers!
Malibu wedding Venue: Cypress Sea Cove
Malibu Wedding Coordinator: Anne J Kim
Malibu Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Malibu Wedding Photographer: Rachel Castillero of Studio Castillero
Make your wedding day spectacular with Eco Caters, the greater Washington, DC area’s organic wedding caterer!
With a stunning view of the Patuxent River in the distance, Sotterley Plantation is a beautiful venue nestled in the rural hills of Hollywood, Maryland, located outside of Washington, DC.
Loved ones witnessed the blissful union of Nick and Nicole at Sotterley…and what a splendid ceremony it was! Our Washington, DC wedding catering team was on hand to make the day much more special and to share in the celebratory vibes of the occasion. The all-organic menu matched the rustic elegance of this gorgeous barn wedding.
Eco Caters, Washington, DC and Maryland’s organic caterer, is committed to offering the best quality local organic food along with exceptional service. We enjoy when our clients share our sentiments in supporting the local community by sourcing from local farms and reducing our carbon footprint with our eco-friendly practices.
A toast to the bride and groom…
The happy couple…
Father and daughter…
A sentimental moment–the father and daughter dance…
All that matters…
On the buffet menu: Crispy Seared Salmon with Lemon Herb Pistou, Smoked Beef Brisket with Tomato, Lemon & Basil, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, and Eggplant & Tomato Napoleon
Our friends at We Plan, You Party did a wonderful job on the décor and coordination for our bride and groom…
Love is in the air at Sotterley…
Party time with our cocktail hors d’oeuvres for the lovely guests…
Dinner is served!
Celebrating good times with family and friends!
Let our Washington, DC organic wedding catering team assist you with your wedding needs. A special thank you goes to Michele Palmer and her team at We Plan, You Party for making Nicole’s vision a dream come true, Select Event Group for their assistance with décor, and Jodi Simpson of Silent Memories Photography for capturing the splendid moments.
And the biggest thank you to Nick and Nicole for selecting Eco Caters as their Southern Maryland wedding caterer. From beginning to end, we thoroughly enjoyed being of service to you on your fabulous day! May you continue to enjoy many years of wedded bliss!
Here are five tips for planning your wedding.
With the cost of weddings on the rise and more and more couples trying to tackle the big day on their own, planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Trying to navigate the internet can be mind-boggling at times too. There is so much information out there that it’s difficult to find sound advice. Where does one even start when it comes to planning your wedding?
Our company has coordinated and catered hundreds of weddings. We’ve seen it all. Whether we’re coordination or simply catering a clients wedding, we try to share as much advice as we can to help the couple out. We understand the stress of planning a wedding and wanted to share some sound wedding advice with all of you.
Here are five tips for planning your wedding.
After the two of you have celebrated your engagement and kissed one another till your lips were chapped, the best place to start is planning your wedding budget. A good rule of thumb is:
50% of your budget goes to your reception (venue, food, drinks, etc)
10% for attire (bride, groom, accessories, hair and makeup)
10% to flowers and décor
10% to music or DJ (ceremony, cocktail hour, dance, sound equipment)
10% to wedding photographer and/or videographer (prints and photo books)
3% to favors and gifts
2% to ceremony (site fee, officiate, miscellaneous)
2% Stationary (save the date, invitations, programs, thank you cards)
2% to wedding rings (bride and groom)
1% for transportation
When couples first daydream about their wedding they often want to include everyone to celebrate this special occasion with. However, having a large wedding is a sure way to add dollar signs to your day. Cutting 50, 20, even ten guests from your list can greatly cut down the cost of your wedding.
It’s good to make two lists.
Create one list for the people that must attend your wedding. These people might be family members, best friends and loved ones. This list does not mean your next-door neighbors or your best friend from elementary school that you haven’t spoken to in four years, only the nearest and dearest. The people you can’t live without.
Create a second list that includes extended friends, colleagues, classmates, along with your next-door neighbors and that best friend from elementary school that you haven’t spoken to in four years.
Now take a look at your budget. With fifty percent of your total wedding budget going to your venue, drinks, food, can you afford to invite 300 people? No? Than it’s time to start cutting people from your second list until you get down to what you can afford.
It might feel harsh to cut people out of your wedding. You might also feel like they may be hurt that you didn’t invite them, but chances are you won’t miss them for one day and they’ll get over it. After all, this is your day, not theirs. You will also find that a small wedding allows you better quality time with the people you love.
It’s good to have regular wedding planning meetings to stay on top of your wedding. Chipping away as you go will be much more enjoyable than scrambling to tackle it all in the last few months. Instead of sitting around the dinning room table staring at a computer screen together, why not have a little fun and make a date night out of it.
Grab a note pad or your tablet and brainstorm your wedding at a coffee shop, a picnic at the beach, or over dinner. This is especially helpful during the brainstorming faze of planning your wedding.
One of these easiest ways Eco Caters helps wedding couples is by catering and coordinating their special day. This allows you to cut out the middleman between your coordinator and catering company, it’s one less person to hire, and this ensures that your wedding timeline and your food and bar timeline are in sync. It’s a no brainer.
Eco Caters offer several different levels of wedding coordination to help fit your budget and needs.
Planning a wedding is a lot of work and it can be stressful at times. You and your partner will more than likely butt heads on some tastes, expenses, and traditions, that’s normal and to be expected.
It’s good to remind yourself that this is your and your partner’s wedding and not to fret about what everyone else will want and expect. Have a good sense of humor and enjoy the ride! Planning a wedding is a rewarding experience and its nice to enjoy it along the way.
There’s so much focus these days on the best bridal fashion that grooms fashion is sometimes overlooked. Well not today!
MEN’S FASHION TRENDS
Men’s fashion moves much slower than women’s. What seems hot one moment in the women’s fashion world can fizzle out in just a few short months. Men’s fashion is typically more timeless. That’s not to say styles don’t come and go but when it comes to tuxedos and suits the styles in cuts and colors change at a nice steady pass. That makes wedding shopping for grooms and groomsmen much easier to navigate.
Here are a hard and fast rules for groom wedding fashion.
MEN’S SUIT STYLES
Tuxedos are out; Suits are in. Currently the best groom fashion is fitted. Slimmer fitted pants instead of baggy. Slim ties. Real, hand tied bow ties. Slim two button suit coats. Classic 60’s browns, dark blues, and black colors. The word “mod” is a great searchable word if you want to dig deeper into the net.
Hair is back. Short sides with long combed or slicked back hair is the rage right now. These hair styles require a little more maintenance than the short cuts we’ve seen over the past decade but much more fun. Post WWII shaved sides with shinny slicked back hair looks so classy in a suit. Ladies love hair and there isn’t a better time to grow out your doo.
Justin of ‘Your Inner Song Photography’ did an amazing job capturing Gabi and Jeff’s wedding. His lens captures fun reactions and intimate moments. His creative vision in camera angles and post filtering choices make for stunning, standout photographs. We want to thank Justin for allowing us to share his work. We are so proud to show it off to all of you! We also encourage you to visit his website and book him for your upcoming event or photo shoot. Website: www.yourinnersong.com
Everyone wants the best Los Angeles catering company at their wedding and with Eco Caters you can’t go wrong. Everything we prepare is fresh, local, organic and seasonal.
Jessica and Kim not only had our Los Angeles wedding catering team cater their wedding, we also stepped in to coordinate their special day. Combining our delicious catering with our event design team is a great way to save money and ensure a headache free wedding.
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers prepared savory finger foods and a hardy buffet made entirely from local and organic food. Our team makes small orders from a growing list of Eco Caters Approved organic farms for events. We work with our clients to make sure their menu uses seasonal fruits and vegetables and that we always use sustainable seafood.
(Above) Our amazing team. These are the people behind the scenes that make everything happen.
The Wrightwood Guest Ranch is a naturally beautiful wedding venue nestled in the mountains, a short drive away from the city noise. As a sustainable wilderness venue, the Wrightwood Guest Ranch is great for a green wedding and pairs well with our Los Angeles organic wedding catering company.
“It’s your special day…we help make it a dream wedding in every way. At Wrightwood Guest Ranch in Southern California, we take great care to ensure your marriage celebration will be a captivating experience in the magical setting of the scenic splendor of God’s untouched creation. Each detail is made simple yet unmistakably tasteful in one of several outdoor wedding locations on the Ranch.
We will help make your vision for the day a reality, from the very rustic and simple ceremony with an outdoor BBQ picnic to an eloquent and elaborate wedding with formal dining. We can provide you with all the essentials you may need like a large decorative tent, dance floor and tablecloth dining for up to 200 guests. We are now accepting bookings for our gorgeous outdoor stone patio. Simply contact us and we will take care of the details for you.” ~Wrightwood Guest Ranch Website
Los Angeles based wedding photographer, Mark Brooke did a fantastic job shooting Jessica and Kim’s wedding. They ran their butts off making sure they captured every moment. We encourage you to visit his website to see even more photos from this event, and his many others: MarkBrooke.com
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team is always thankful that Mark allows us to share photos from the events we work together and we look forward to our next encounter!
From all of us at Eco Caters, we would like to give a special thanks to Jessica and Kim for trusting us with their special day. We are honored that they chose us as you Los Angeles wedding caterers and we enjoyed getting to know the two of them in the process. They had such a wonderful group of friends and family and their wedding day made us smile and laugh right along with them.
Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Wrightwood Guest Ranch
Savanna and David created a beautiful wedding using organic catering and a sustainable California wedding venue.
Los Angeles wedding coordinator, Lauren Sullivan, of Eco Caters coordinated this beautiful wedding held at the Los Angeles Smog Shoppe. Lauren helped the couple create the perfect menu, find the coolest wedding vendors and used Savanna own artistic mind to create the decor.
Eco Caters, your organic Los Angeles wedding catering team used sustainable seafood, locally grown produce and seasonal ingredients. Chef Rob of our Los Angeles kitchen created a unique wedding menu using a few of our tried and true dishes along with implementing some special requests from Savanna and David. “We love clients who want to try something unique!” says Chef Rob, “Savanna and David are foodies. They were excited to have their guests try some adventurous appetizers and cocktails which makes designing the menu so much fun.”
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team worked with Lauren to ensure that everything was served according to the timeline. One of the nice things about having your catering company coordinate your wedding is that there’s no middle man. Everything runs smooth. Everything is orchestrated under one roof. It’s stress free for everyone involved. Going these extra steps by using organic food, and offering great coordination packages for our clients is something we feel sets us apart over other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
We love the Smog Shoppe. Eco Caters not only does countless events with the venue, we’re also a select few apart of their preferred vendors list. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers love the sustainable venue and its dedication to recycling rain water and using solar energy. It’s a beautiful space for wedding of all sizes.
Jenna of One Eleven Photography took exceptional wedding photos! Eco Caters thanks her for allowing us to share them with all of you and for letting us show off some of our fun events! We love being apart of these special occasions and being able to share these happy moments.
We encourage you to visit Jenna’s work at OneElevenPhotography.com.
Los Angeles Wedding Venue – The Smog Shoppe
Los Angeles Wedding Cordinator – Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Catering – Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Floral Design – The Little Branch
Los Angeles Wedding DJ – Skyline Entertainment
Los Angeles Wedding Cake Design – The Butter End
Los Angeles Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist – Sweet Adeline Beauty
Our catering company witnessed a surprise wedding proposal that nobody saw coming. It was filed by John B Productions and it’s a must watch.
Filmed by John B. Productions, Inc. at the wedding of Stephanie Druck and Tony Silvia.
Southern California Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Eco Caters makes wedding planning a breeze by combining your wedding coordination and catering needs into one easy step!
Everyone wants the best Los Angeles wedding coordinator and catering, but finding the perfect match can be an exhausting process. That’s why Eco Caters, Southern California’s wedding coordination and organic catering company is the ideal choice for wedding couples. Two (organic) birds with one stone.
Lauren, head of our Los Angeles Eco Caters branch, not only helped Deb and Eric plan the catering menu for their wedding, she also coordinated their special day. Lauren helped the couple save money by getting special rates with other vendors, assisted them in designing their timeline, and made sure that everything ran smoothly.
Lauren loved coordinating Deb and Eric’s wedding and wanted to make the process as stress free as possible. “Coordinating a wedding while having a direct line of communication with my catering team makes wedding planning so much simpler! It’s one less person to hire and I know exactly what to expect.”
Lauren is also head of events at our Los Angeles branch. She meets regularly with couples and companies to go over their needs, their budget, and helps them select the perfect menu for the occasion. Our Los Angeles wedding catering team also goes above and beyond for our clients in the food we select for our events. We purchase local ingredients from neighboring farms, sustainable seafood, and ensure that ever bit we serve is USDA Organic. The research and dedication we put into sourcing our food is something we feel sets us apart from other Los Angeles wedding caterers.
The Smog Shoppe is a great wedding venue for the environmentally conscious couple. It runs off solar power, reuses rain water to water its lush garden, and every little detail is designed from repurposed materials. As one of the select few preferred vendors of the Smog Shoppe, we cater tons of weddings at this iconic LA venue. To top it all off, Eco Caters is also right across the street from the Smog Shoppe! This not only makes it easy on us, but also on our clients.
The photos of Deb and Eric’s wedding are courtesy of Mark Brooke Photography. We highly recommend Mark Brooke for your upcoming wedding. Mark is professional, fun, creative, and a joy to work with. Please take a moment to visit his website to see more of his work. www.MarkBrooke.com
Los Angeles Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Mark Brooke Photography
Los Angeles Wedding Venue: Smog Shoppe
Los Angeles Wedding Florist: Brigitta’s Events and Floral Design
We are thrilled for Jessica and Kim’s upcoming wedding, at the Writghtwood Guest Ranch! We are so thrilled in fact, that we had to post their engagement photos, curtesy ofMark Brooke Photography.
Eco Caters is not only catering Jessica and Kim’s special day, our very own Lauren Sullivan, is also coordinating the event.
We’ve met lots of couples that need a California wedding caterer to help them coordinate their wedding. Some couples need a California wedding coordinator to coordinate their wedding from start to finish, while other couples just want a little wedding assistance on the day of they tie the knot. Either way, Eco Caters is here to help!
Having our California catering company handle your wedding coordination needs makes the wedding planning so much easier for everyone involved. Our goal is your goal: to pull off a perfect wedding while making sure that you and your guests have a memorable experience. With any event planning, simplicity is the key. What easier way to plan your wedding than to have your catering company and your wedding coordinator working on the same team.
Lauren Sullivan, head of our Los Angeles events, helped Jessica and Kim create a wedding uniquely their own. Our California wedding catering company will be serving all-organic food, something that is very important to Jessica and Kim, and our chefs. Wedding coordinator Lauren Sullivan also knew how to get the couple discounts with certain vendors and also helped them find the perfect outdoor venue, the Wrightwood Guest Ranch.
California Wedding photographers Candice and Mark of Mark Brooke Photography are an amazing couple, and amazing photographers. They are one of our favorite preferred vendors, and we thank them for letting us share their work with you. We encourage you to visit their website and check out their growing collection of work: MarkBrooke.com
Our Eco Caters office is so excited for Jessica and Kim’s upcoming September wedding! We will have details and photos of their celebration following their wedding.
If you or someone you know is planning an upcoming wedding in souther California, give our team at Eco Caters a call! No matter how big or small your questions may be, we’re happy to help: Contact Eco Caters HERE.
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