We firmly believe great food starts with great ingredients. Our California-style menus boast seasonal items made from the freshest local, seasonal and sustainably produced ingredients.
Customized to the taste and pallet of each client, your meal will truly be a reflection of your style and taste. Additionally, we can accommodate many special dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten free and kosher style.
We understand that your wedding is unique and feel that your planning experience should be as well. At Small Wonders, we create customized packages based on the special details and needs for your special day.
Your customized package could include assistance with any and every detail of your wedding and additional wedding events, or simply include day-of coordination and set-up.
Have a special celebration coming up? From milestone celebrations like sweet sixteens, bar and bat mitzvahs and 50th anniversaries to corporate parties and galas we can help you create the perfect theme, vibe and ambiance
Additionally we can coordinate vendors and manage the event day so you can be a guest at your own party while still accomplishing seamless execution.
CHRISTINE & FRANK ROMEO - A VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD PANCAKE BRUNCH
It seemed like a lot of elements when the vision was first brought to light- a pancake brunch, a vintage hollywood party, a romantic tango....
Christine and Frank were a fun-loving couple with backgrounds in drama and a love for theater. Their wedding was truly a reflection of who they were and the love they shared.
We started out by finding the perfect venue- a backdrop that would act as a character in this romantic, theatrical wedding. The venue selected was Castle Green- beautiful, breathtaking and a historic landmark gently nestled in Old Town Pasadena. Once the venue was in place, a choreographed ceremony was planned to take place in the reception space while guests, equipped with mimosas and coffee, were treated to a grand performance ending with vows and a kiss.
When the performance ended, the breakfast buffet was opened and guests were welcomed to a feast of breakfast foods and a live pancake station where toppings of every kind could be mixed into pancake batter and cooked fresh for each guest by uniformed chefs. Brunch was completed by a cutting of the cake- a cake created to look like a tall stack of pancakes and topped with an adorable topper made by the brides sister!
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR WONDERFUL CLIENTS
Words cannot describe how great it was to work with Julia. Julia worked her butt off to make sure the wedding went off without a hitch. My original wedding planner flaked out on me only 3 weeks before my wedding day, so I had to find someone to help me, and fast! Thankfully Julia was still available to coordinate on my wedding day. She met with me for two hours and went through every single detail of the wedding, timeline, and checklists. She offered experienced advice regarding the placement and seating during the reception. Her background in catering, events, and as a chef make her an expert in event and wedding planning. She also dealt with any issues with my other vendors very professionally.
One of the greatest assests for the wedding was Julia's advice when going over our rentals for the day. My previous (now fired) full-service planner did not create a seating chart that was to scale, and she ordered the wrong amounts of many items. Julia sat down with our rental company and together we changed all of the rentals and avoided a near-disaster on wedding day. She is great in finding you other vendors and providing professional discounts when she can. She basically paid for herself because the new vendors and rental changes she made with me ended up being less expensive than my initial wedding planner. I am so very glad I was able to work with Julia. She will be honest with you on details or other aspects of the wedding that may not work out well; I would listen to her advice and experience. If you are a relatively organized bride and just need someone for day-of coordination, Julia is your go-to coordinator. If you need a full-service coordinator or full-service catering company for your event, I would continue to recommend Small Wonders Catering and Events. The wedding was as beautiful and stress-free as I had always hoped it would be.
-Lizzie Cajayon-Purvis Married August 31, 2012
Julia was amazing from the beginning. She always assured me that my wedding will be as beautiful as me. She was right!
-Monica Hernandez Married 09/07/2012
“Thank you for the magnificent, phenomenal and unique menu and all the logistics leading up to and through the event. No stone unturned! PERFECTLY EXECUTED!
Those guests continue to tell me how memorable and fabulous it was. I am at a loss of words to describe how much I admire you, your talents, dedication, and most of all the upbeat and passionate ways in which you present not only your skills, but your sweet character and willingness to showcase a welcoming way that extends far and beyond!
Thank you for your energetic and enthusiastic manner, your creative meal planning and your exemplary organization.
You are a wonder!”
-Mari Hooper Valued Client Since 2010