California Chic SoireeThis California chic pink and orange party is an inspiration for a weekend-long celebration of any special occasion; wedding shower, bachelorette getaway, pre-wedding festivities, or a special birthday! And, let’s be honest, we’re all in need of forward-thinking to fun parties. Unique experiences can further elevate an intimate party with your favorite people, and Santa Barbara’s Belmond El Encanto was the perfect backdrop for a memorable summer bash.

The designers at Onyx & Redwood and Array Creative Design are acutely aware that every detail counts when you’re bringing an intimate group together. And, no excuse for a celebration is too small! From the colorful summer styling to the masterful party details, there’s much to celebrate in this soiree inspiration.

Are you ready to squeeze out the last, juicy bit of summer?! Anna Delores Photography makes it look easy:

Bright Party Invitations

yellow invitation

Colorful Summer Soiree Starts Here!

California Chic Soiree
Social distancing requirements might enforce 6ft of space, but it also allows for events + summer parties to be progressional. You can chicly linger from one cute space to another, with lots to interact with along the way! This chic soiree starts with an interactive pop-up shopping experience hosted by local artisans Lore + Made By Kwest.

donut bar

California Chic Soiree
Never underestimate the power of brunch! This rust and blush party continues with an elevated brunch-themed cocktail hour. Guests nibble on fare from Hook & Press Donuts and cheese boards by Slate Catering, while sipping Low Pigeon coffee + Happy Canyon rosé.

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree

Crazy About Color (and Cocktails)

blueberry cocktails

wedding cocktail

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree

Pink + Orange Party Crew

California Chic Soiree
This chic, orange squad returns from the day’s adventures to watch the sunset from their own personal bungalow deck. Begin the evening with crafted cocktails in a comfy lounge, then scoot over to dinner in a private garden hideaway. Yes, please!

California Chic Soiree
Orange you glad we’re here? Couldn’t resist. But, truly, how on point is this party attire? Colorful, summery, warm + chic. It’s masterful styling!

fruit plate

Colorful Summer Setting

California Chic Soiree
Juicy, juicy, juicy colorful summer flowers by Ella and Louie. The bright arrangements make for quite an inviting dinner table, eh?

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree

California Chic Soiree
An individual wedding cake has always been a dream of ours! Autumn Cake Design makes these sweet masterpieces of summer!

California Chic Soiree
A true summer soiree is marked with an ‘extra’ tablescape, and this one nails it! Tabletop rentals from Table Method, furniture from Avenue Twelve, and linens from La Tavola Fine Linen.

California Chic Soiree

cheese cake
What’s a colorful summer party without cake?! Scratch that…*without a cheese cake made of brie, and garnished with farmers market fruits + honey. Where’s our invite?!

Attention: Summer Drink Recipe Ahead!

Does this drink prickle your fancy? This summer party encourages us to challenge our inner creativity…with cocktails! This colorful concoction is called “Prickle Your Fancy,” and we have the recipe at the ready!

glass orb cocktail

Prickly Pear Mezcal Sour

“Prickle your fancy” with this summery spin on the Mezcal Sour!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Course: Drinks

Keyword: Cocktails

Servings: 1

  • 1.5 oz Yuu Baal Mezcal
  • 2 bar spoons fresh-pressed ginger juice
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz prickly pear purée
  • 1 egg white (or 1oz aquafaba to keep it vegan)
  • .5 oz orgeat syrup
  • edible flowers (optional)
  • Shake lime mezcal, ginger juice, lime juice, prickly pear purée, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (or in a tightly lidded 1-qt. glass jar) until frothy, about 1 minute. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake again until outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a glass. Garnish with a few edible flowers.

More summer, more cocktail recipes!

photography: Anna Delores Photography // venue name: Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara, California, USA // event design: Array Creative Design // planning: Onyx & Redwood (also event design) // florals: Ella and Louie // wedding dress boutique: ASOS // bride’s ring: Made ByKwest // hair stylist: Dreamcatcher Artistry // makeup artist: Dreamcatcher Artistry // videography: I Heart My Groom // paper goods: Array Creative Design // calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters // handmade details: Lore // catering: Slate Catering // cake: Autumn Cake Design // desserts: Hook and Press Donuts // tabletop rentals: Table Method // furniture rentals: Avenue Twelve // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // specialty rentals: BBJ Linen // models: Jake Hanson, McKenna Long, Zoe Castaneda and Katelyn Mires // catering : Crave Tapas // desserts: Happy Canyon Vineyard // catering: Glass House Cocktails





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