Their venue, the Coronado Community Center on the Bay of Coronado Island had breathtaking views of the Coronado bay, alive with sails and gulls.
Guests arrived at the reception on the patio with views of the bay, porticos hanging with lanterns and floral displays of branches, dripping with hanging blossoms and votives. Katherine Farley of KLF Floral created the elegant floral displays.
As guests arrived at the reception, they were welcomed with tray-passed Cabernet and Chardonnay from Seventh Generation Wineries.
Five tray-passed hors d’oeuvres were presented; Gourmet Pigs in a Blanket – Italian Sausage in Puff Pastry with a Basil Mustard, Mini Vegetarian Patty “Berkeley Burgers” Topped with Goat Cheese, Cranberry Sauce, Chipotle Mayo and Micro Greens, Mascarpone Cheese Tartlets, Pizzettes of Fig, Gorgonzola & Caramelized Onion and Endive Spears with Curried Chicken and Dried Cranberries.
The rolling lawn surrounding the patio was set up for croquet so guests could enjoy the summer game before the doors opened to the dinner reception area. When they did, the Bride and groom were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. and we began the dinner service. The first course was a plated Summer Salad of Arugula and Watermelon with Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnuts and a Balsamic Glaze.
The seated entree was served displaying Petit Filet Mignon with Roquefort Peppercorn Butter paired with a Roasted Chilean Sea Bass topped with Teardrop Tomato and Asparagus Relish drizzled with Basil Oil. They were accompanied by Young Summer Vegetables and a Potato Celery Root Puree.
Blendi at Sun-Dance Photography captured each special moment beautifully and provided the photos for this blog.