Studio 1342 hosts a ton of weddings, and photo shoots, so why not combine them! Our Los Angeles wedding catering team cooked a delicious dinner for our clients, and posed for a few photos in the process.
When couples get married, their wedding venue becomes the backdrop for their wedding photos. If a couple happens to have a wedding at a hotel banquet room, they’re kind of limited to hotel-banquet-looking wedding photos. However, if you happen to book your wedding at say… Studio 1342, you would not only have a killer Los Angeles wedding venue, you would also have access to all their cool lighting, backdrops, and their urban garden oasis. Studio 1342 hosts a ton of weddings, and photo shoots, so why not do both! It’s a wedding photographers dream! Such was the case for Adam and Caro’s wedding.
Our clients chose to have their wedding ceremony and reception at Studio 1342. Thanks to the help of wedding photographers Rachel and Sarah of ‘Rachel & Sarah Take Pictures’, Adam and Caro’s wedding turned out picture perfect.
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team prepared some delicious appetizers for cocktail hour. All the ingredients our kitchen used were organic, in season, and locally grown. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers brought out a savory collection of fall favors like our roasted salsas with house fried tortilla chips, a hummus trio, grilled flat break, marinated artichokes, and a selection of local olives.
For Adam and Caro’s main course, our Los Angeles wedding caterers served a hardy vegetarian dinner full of fall flavors. Guests started out with a simple salad with wild arugula tossed with in season fruit, crumbled Points Rye Bleu Cheese, and our house Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Friends and family loved our grilled Portobello mushrooms with angel hair pasta, fried rice with marinated tofu and crisp green beans, roasted potatoes with sage and rosemary, and grilled vegetables from the Farmer’s Market. There are not too many Los Angeles catering companies that would make Saturday morning trips to the local farmers market to buy fresh produce, but we’re not like other catering companies…
From all of us at Eco Caters, we would like to thank Adam and Caro for choosing us as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. We has such a wonderful time getting to know you two over the wedding planning process and we’re sad that its over. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers would also like to thank Rachel and Sarah of ‘Rachel and Sarah Take Pictures‘ (pictured above) for allowing us to share these spectacular wedding photos! You make everything look so perfect.
Did you know our Los Angeles wedding catering team also coordinates most of the weddings we cater for our clients? It’s true! So technically we’re a catering company, managed by coordinators, or, coordinators with chefs-or… well, you get the idea. The care and detail our Los Angeles wedding catering team puts into our beloved dishes, is the same level of care we put into event-design and wedding coordinating. Combining our catering company with our Eco Caters coordinator is an easy way to save money, and cause less headache for you. Such was the case with this beautiful wedding by newlyweds Kayla and Mike!
Kayla and Mike’s wedding was held in a beautiful garden in West Hills, California (about 30 miles north west of downtown Los Angeles), known as Orcutt Ranch. Now a Historical site, Orcutt Ranch is one of those iconic California jewels. The 24 acre park is home to some lavish gardens, gazebos, oak and citrus orchards, and a beautiful adobe estate house built in 1926. Our Los Angeles wedding coordinator found the property ideal for weddings, quiet, romantic, and gave everyone attending a feeling of being swept back into the golden era of the 1930s. (Orcutt Ranch, 23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304)
“The Orcutt Ranch, formally called Rancho Sombra del Roble, was the vacation and retirement estate of William Warren Orcutt and his wife Mary Logan Orcutt. The adobe residence, as well as the estate’s garden, ranch structures, oak trees, and citrus orchard have historic significance because of the distinction of its owner W.W. Orcutt, pioneer of the oil production industry in California and discoverer of the prehistoric fossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits.” ~ (http://www.laparks.org/dos/horticulture/orcuttranch.htm)
Following Kayla and Mike’s ceremony, our Los Angeles wedding caterers tray passed a fun assortment of hors d’oeuvres including an Argentinean lamb skewer drizzled with our earthy Chimmi Churri, our chef’s Mojo Grilled Shrimp with pineapple and chives, and crispy Endive spears with a whipped goat’s cheese, caramelized onions and candied almonds, to name a few.
For the main course, our Los Angeles wedding catering team served a hearty buffet of all-organic and local cuisine. It was a great way for our couple to serve the kind of dishes they wanted with their guests to enjoy with them, along with saving the couple some money that they were able to invest in other aspects of the wedding like a DJ or more exotic flowers.
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers started off the feast with a large bowl of wild arugula tossed with peach, nectarine, crumbled Point Reyes Blue (bleu cheese), and our house Apple Cider Vinaigrette. For the main course, our Los Angeles caterers served guests our Roasted Herbed Chicken Breast with Lemon Avocado Oil, tender grilled sea bass with a Cilantro Jalapeno Oil and crispy scallions, Crispy King Salmon with Fennel Onion Confit, our popular Wild Mushroom Quinoa, and a dish Kayla and Mike just had to have on their menu, our Glazed Farmers Market Root Vegetables.
We wish Kayla and Mike congratulations on a wonderful wedding and we want to thank them for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. We’d also like to thank the great staff at Orcutt Ranch for sharing their beautiful landmark with us!
Los Angeles Wedding Caterer: Eco Caters
Los Angele Wedding Coordinator: Eco Caters
Los Angeles Wedding Photographer: Email Kayla
Los Angeles Wedding Location: Orcutt Ranch
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers do more than just cater. Along with coordinating and event design, we are also happy to share our professional opinion on vendors and venues with couples looking to get married. One venue we love wedding coordinating and catering for is, The Adamson House!
The 24 miles of pristine coastline that make up the sleepy surf town of Malibu equate to some of the most beautiful and iconic land in all of California. It has a rich history, and at the heart of it, lies the enchanting Adamson House Estate.
The Adamson House is easily one of California’s best wedding venues. Our Los Angeles wedding catering team and event planners have catered and coordinated many weddings on the property over the years, and we wanted to share our in depth review and experience in throwing a weddings at this wonderful California State Park.
Couples quickly fall in love with the property once they’ve walked around the historic Admason House and Malibu Lagoon Museum. The pearl of the estate is the Spanish Colonial Revival style home, which was built in 1929. It. Is. stunning! The immense tile work and overall architectural design of the house is something everyone should see firsthand. Even if you’re not looking to host an event on the property, it’s a state park visit every Los Angelino should have the pleasure of visiting. It’s a great romantic day trip idea.
The grounds that surround the home are immersive and elegant. Perched right on the tip of the peninsula in Malibu, it gives you a spectacular view of the coastline as well as an ideal spot for sunsets. The landmark gardens have been beautifully preserved in their 1930’s appearance. As you look around, you begin to realize that every detail of the estate has been meticulously cared for.
CATERING and/or WEDDING COORDINATING
As one can imagine, keeping a timeless treasure like the Adamson House in pristine condition after all these years, naturally would carry with it a lot of rules and requirements. Our Los Angeles wedding catering team has overseen many coordinated and catered weddings through the years at the State Park and we can help you choose the right vendors for your venue along with ways to help you save money. There are lots of Los Angeles wedding caterers but few that can cater and coordinate with the experience or Los Angeles wedding catering team has. Our event coordinators can share with you the ins-and-outs of the venue and make sure your special day is exactly the way you have always wanted it. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers will help you create a custom menu to serve you and your guests locally sourced, all-organic wedding food.
The Adamson House says, “weddings, receptions and special events are scheduled from April through October and take place on the beautiful oceanfront property: the sycamore lawn, the front courtyard, and the rear lawn by the star fountain. All events are held outdoors, not inside Adamson House. “
“If you would like your guests to have the opportunity to see the interior tile and house collections, State Parks can coordinate this special tour with our docent program. We offer an “open” house tour during your cocktail hour, for an additional cost of $500. A permit for this tour can be included in the wedding contract by the state wedding coordinator.”
Parking is not adequate on the property itself to accommodate a wedding party so renting out a nearby parking lot is required. The Malibu Civic Center parking lot is one the Adamson House will recommend but there are several parking lots close by to choose from. Below is a list of all the parking lots along with costs our Los Angeles wedding catering team recommends. Please note that these costs may have changed. Think of them them more or less as a guide.
Civic Center parking lot
$175 Call: 310-456-2489
(Note: The Malibu Civic Center parking lot is unavailable on Sundays due to the Farmers Market.)
Coldwell Bank Lot
$750 Call 818.325.9632
Maximum 40 spots, $8 per spot.
Miramar Properties Investments
Webster Elementary School
Dirt lot for 60 cars, $7 per spot
Our Lady of Malibu Church (may not be renting)
Call (310) 456-2361
If your looking for more information on the Adamson House and need a Los Angeles wedding caterer to help you go over costs and information on this venue, feel free to give us a call! Michelle and Dana would be happy to answer your questions: 310.202.0326
Our all-organic, Los Angeles wedding catering team was hired by Erin and Will (a super fun couple) to pull off their amazing green wedding at the Vibiana.
We here at Eco Caters purchase fresh, local, and organic ingredients for each and every wedding event we cater. We don’t order bulk food either; we purchase the amount requested for your individual event from our local farms and have it delivered to our kitchen the day before. This process is just one of the many extra steps our Los Angeles wedding caterers take over another Los Angeles wedding caterer. We ensure that you and your guests receive the very best catered food we can offer.
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If you’re looking for a warm wedding photographer in the Los Angeles area then we think you should meet One-Love Photography!
Anyone can take wedding photos but it takes an artist to capture something special. The photography from One-Love is warm, kind-hearted, and a their lens has a keen eye for the finer moments. Their work shines loudly through the collection of wedding photos taken over the years and we couldn’t enjoy working with them more. They have big hearts; big smiles and their photographs show it. One-Love Photography also has a beautifully designed website that is definitely worthy of your time. It feels like your turning the soft pages of an art-book.
Below is one of many weddings we’ve coordinated and catered with One-Love Photography.
Visit their website: www.onelove-photo.com
If you’re going to have a country style wedding, you’re going to need some homemade food.
I don’t know if its simply because I grew up on a farm, or the fact that I love western movies but, I love country style weddings! The fashion is timeless, fits any budget, everyone lets loose, and free romantic scenery compliments of Mother Nature.
Lauryn and Colby would agree with me. They too wanted that classic Americana look of a country style wedding. And, when you have a wedding out in the country you’re going to need some good ol’ homemade cookin’ for an all-organic Los Angeles caterer. It’s a must! Our Los Angeles catering company constructed a homemade, all-organic menu from scratch to fit our client’s exact wishes. We also only buy food for our weddings the day before the event so it’s as fresh as the farm it came from, something you won’t find other Los Angeles caterers doing.
Another quality Eco Caters had over other Los Angeles caterers is we can also design your event! Event Coordinator Dana Strommen coordinated the couples wedding and helped them create a delicious menu made up of seasonal fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, and California caught seafood. The rest of the ingredients we prepare from scratch out of our Culver City kitchen.
For the main course our Los Angeles catering team served: mixed baby greens tossed with crumbled bleu cheese, crisp shallots, and carrots, and our flavorful citrus vinaigrette; for protein we plated local halibut fresh off the grill; and for sides we served black truffle mashed potato’s, corn on the cob, angel-hair pasta, and the most beautiful, hardy, green beans we’ve ever seen.
Photos by wedding photographer Josselyn Peterson
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On a lovely summer day in August, Jimmy and Erin tied the knot at the Lido Isle Yacht Club. With sand between their toes and a cool breeze coming off the surf, the couple shared their vows with friends and family on the island of Lido Isle in Newport Beach. Our Los Angeles wedding caterers was on sight to help rain in their pacific coast wedding.
The Lido Isle Yacht Club is full of history. Established in 1928 the club began teaching children the art of sailing and grew into the community staple it is today. The club is nestled on the waters edge surrounded by docked boats from all over the world, and its view during sunset from its large picture windows makes hosting a party at the club a scenic one.
When Jimmy and Erin came down to visit our Los Angeles wedding catering office for their food tasting, they fell in love with our chef’s Muffuletta sandwich. (A traditional style muffuletta sandwich consists of a muffuletta loaf split horizontally and covered with layers of marinated olive salad, capicola, salami, pepperoni, ham, Swiss cheese and provolone.) Even though the couple had already decided on their dinner menu, they just had to find a way to put these tasty sandwiches on their menu. So, our chef came up with a clever way to server them as appetizer-sized sandwiches for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour. They were a big hit! Those are the types of creative solutions our Los Angeles catering team love solving for our clients.
For the main course, our Los Angeles wedding caterers served up a beautiful buffet. Serving a wedding buffet is a great way to save on wedding costs while also making sure your guests get exactly what they want to eat. And the food is just as good! Our chef served up a nice grilled organic Hanger steak with fresh herbs and grilled shallots, our special Mojo Shrimp Skewers with chopped pineapple and chives on a bed of angel hair pasta, Wild Mushroom Quinoa (which has been a very popular summer menu item for us), and an assortment of grilled Farmers Market vegetables. The dishes were scraped clean, something any Los Angeles wedding caterer loves to see.
From all of us at Eco Caters, we’d like to thank Jimmy and Erin for making us apart of your special day and choosing us as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. We were honored to be apart of it and we wish you nothing but the best! We’d also like to give a special thanks to Jennifer of Jennifer Gilmore Photography for sharing these wonderful photos.
Our Los Angeles wedding catering team find the Mountain Mermaid Inn an incognito Los Angeles wedding gem.
Tucked away in Topanga Canyon, The Mountain Mermaid Inn began its life as a quaint country club… became the home of gangster Mickey Cohen… in the 1950’s it was transformed itself into an underground gay speakeasy… subsequently it was used as an American Legion hall, a school, a concert hall, and now this historic retreat is a private oasis owned by Bill Buerge. Bill has done a wonderful job preserving this magnificent building and the gardens that surround it. (Visit their website to see more photos of the grounds www.themountainmermaid.com)
Over the years, our Los Angeles wedding catering organic company has serviced many charming weddings at The Mountain Mermaid Inn. The Spanish Colonial architecture, combined with its rich history, ensures a personal and unparalleled experience each and every time. I’m not one to easily believe in the supernatural, but once the sun goes down, you can feel the presence of happy drunken sailors joining in on the party as the night unfolds. They ensure an evening of free flowing drinks and a full dance floor.
Kathy and Ron chose our organic catering company as their Los Angeles wedding caterer. They wanted to have their wedding at the Mountain Mermaid Inn and our Los Angeles wedding caterers were there to help them pull off their special day. Our Los Angeles caterers served an all-organic buffet for 200 of their guests and two bars filled with suds and intoxicants. It was a merry event and one our entire staff enjoyed being apart of.
We would like to extend a heartfelt blessing to Kathy and Ron for having such a fun wedding and for choosing us as your Los Angeles wedding caterer. We would also like to thank the Mountain Mermaid Inn for sharing their wonderful hideaway. Cheers!
Our Los Angeles wedding catering company catered a beautiful Pasadena wedding this weekend. The wedding was held in the backyard of the brides family and it could not have been more intimate and meaningful for the couple. It was important to the Jim and Doerte that they have an organic Los Angeles wedding catering team delivered. All of our food was organic and locally grown. Our produce comes from local venders and farms in the area and its a difference you can taste.
Generally a Los Angeles wedding caterer caters three simple ways. We can prepare your wedding reception plated, family style, or buffet style. Each option fits different needs and price points while maintaining our devotion to food quality. Due to the smaller size of this particular wedding, the couple wanted to serve their guests buffet style and we were happy to accommodate. Whatever your option our Los Angeles wedding catering team is here to help you.
Our Los Angeles wedding caterers not only cook all organic food; we can also help you make your wedding sustainable. Something you wont find with another Los Angeles wedding caterer. We offer our clients compostable cups, wooden utensils and plates pressed from downed banana leaves. Not only are the banana leaf plates a cool idea, they are actually much more stylish and durable than paper or plastic plates. Our catering team can also bring all the food scraps and compostables back to our compost bin held at our office here in Los Angeles. We have similar compost bins at our San Diego and Washington D.C. branches too.
All these beautiful photos of the wedding were taken by Sun Swept Studio here in Los Angeles. They are a fun wedding photography company to work with and there were so many great photos. They truly captured the sprit of the wedding.