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On February 16, Felici Events showcased a vibrant display of neon colors at a graffiti grunge themed bat mitzvah. SOhO Restaurant and Music Club was the perfect venue for this upbeat, energetic celebration.
Upon their arrival, guests were immediately introduced to the fun theme by enormous graffiti banners lining the entryway.
Place cards were creatively displayed to mock an urban brick wall splattered with eye-catching neon graffiti.
As the adults were seated for dinner, they were blown away by the vibrant centerpieces by Juniper Designs. These gorgeous floral arrangements matched the color scheme flawlessly, as did the beautiful linens by La Tavola Fine Linen Rental.
Guests enjoyed the party from the outdoor patio beneath a tasteful covered tent provided by Classic Party Rentals. It featured a spectacle of decorated hanging lanterns and colorful lights, catching the attention of locals passing by the event.
Combined with the infectious enthusiasm of the H2H team, all of these elements contributed to an unforgettably fun and unique event! All photographs were provided by the amazingly talented Kelsey Crews of Kelsey Crews Photo.
In honor of Fiesta currently going on in Santa Barbara, we are sharing this Hacienda Themed party we produced for UCSB’s Board of Regents. This thirty-five year old Old Spanish Days celebration is a reminder of the Mexican spirit of the town and preservation of the heritage.
I was tickled pink to have been hired to produce this event, because I was born in Mexico City, and celebrated first-hand the folklore of the culture. One philosophy I carry with producing my events, is incorporating the five senses in order to enhance the guest experience.
From the sights and beauty of decor:
(sombreros and daisy’s floating in the pool)
(the view of the Santa Ynez Mountains and Hacienda style home – featured on Architectural Digest – location helped)
The sound of an incredibly talented all female Mariachi band – Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
The smell and taste of authentic Mexican Food by Cowboy Flavor which we showcased in a mercado-style custom built buffet.
Down to flan for dessert and a coffee station incorporating the colors and textiles of Mexican ceramics from Classic Party Rentals
Indisputably perfect ingredients for another Felici Event!
Images by Hallie Anderson
One of the things I do as part of my work, is blog about different locations in Santa Barbara County to host your gathering, event, party or wedding. You can see my work on the Santa Barbara Wedding Guide, a useful resource for brides and grooms worldwide.
Today, I received an email about one of my favourite location posts, Villa Sevillano. If you are looking to get married in the fall, they have some openings for events. Here is more about the Villa Sevillano as posted on Santa Barbara Wedding Guide.
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Villa Sevillano is a classic Mediterranean estate which sits amidst 22 acres of well manicured grounds, a private equestrian facility and exercise field. Located in Carpinteria, the estate’s expansive property and panoramic Pacific views are enough to make you want to stay for a while. It is, however, the property’s 14 person sleeping capacity and dynamic event hosting possibilities which make it ideal for a wedding weekend rental.
As you enter the long lush driveway and orchard, you are greeted by a front garden patio with palms centering a picturesque koi pond and fountain. Once inside, the expansive ocean view living, dining and breakfast rooms feature exquisite Italian touches. The well laid out estate allows for easy hosting with its open kitchen and doorway leading outdoors to the infinity pool and jacuzzi.
The second-floor holds three bedrooms with en suite baths and the master suite, all overlooking the exercise field and ocean.
The lowest level of the home, accessible by elevator, is centered by an enormous recreation room. One end is grounded by a custom bar, pool table and seating area all overlooking the equestrian grounds. Adjacent to the bar is a nine-seat carpeted theater media room, fully wired with in-wall audio. As you make your way down the hall, you find an elegant dark-wood wine room ideal for the wine enthusiast.
This gorgeous estate is ideal for a weekend of events. The on site polo field easily holds up to 300 guests for a seated dinner. The olive and citrus orchards, formal gardens, and infinity edge pool all make for beautiful settings to hold receptions, cocktail hour and ceremonies.
This enchanting place is spread out……in fact, it may take you all weekend to make your way around!
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
For more information on pricing and availability contact Leia at 805-715-3900.
Pricing: $$ – $$$
$10,000++ site fee
Contact: Leia at Santa Barbara Luxury Rentals
Capacity: up to 300
Reservations require a signed contract and refundable security deposit to secure your date. Wedding planner required. Generator, restroom rental, event insurance and professional and licensed vendors are all required. Candles must be enclosed in glass. Additional lighting required. Wedding planner required. Due to the sensitivity of the polo field, a few precautions must be taken: no stakes can be used, no trucks are allowed on the field. Tenting is allowed with the use of water barrels.
The two garages can be turned into a catering kitchen. 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. You must rent a dumpster to remove trash at he end of the event.
Valet Parking or Shuttle Services are required.
Generator required. Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received. All music must end at 10 pm. (No exceptions.)
Client provides own alcohol. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to consume any alcoholic beverage.
What is Provided:
Site manager, bride’s day use room, use of the house the evening of the event.
Felici Events is usually busy with the planning side of events, but recently, we had the pleasure of attending an Event Planner Day.
The day included an exclusive wine tasting and tour of three venues in the Malibu area. The tour of the first venue began at Triunfo Creek Vineyards where we tasted Malibu Valley Vineyards Reserve Syrah and tried appetizers. We finished off the tour with mini cheesecakes from the Pacific Cheesecake Company. It is a rustic, unique venue with great potential to hold exquisite events. Although many vineyards are located in Santa Barbara, this 50 acre venue provides the experience of a vineyard in a more convenient event location to those living in more southern areas of California. Take a look at some of the photos we snapped while on the tour! Stay tuned for venues 2 and 3 of the Event Planner Day!
Loving these decorative birch candles from Sofie, Jen, and Kay
Florals from The English Garden
Gorgeous mountain views in the outdoor areas.