A "fairy" adds deco-tainment to the woodland scene. Her dress is made from a recycled bridesmaid gown.
The Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
in Santa Barbara is transformed into a dreamy woodland scene thanks to the addition of statuary and fountains rented from a local nursery.
Vines add instant atmosphere to a statue.
A rented fountain, draped in greenery.
A bevy of beautiful wood nymphs adds a decorative element while providing information on the council and its mission.
And one more, showing the timeless charm of the butterfly hat.
The fairies share the eco message, and lead guests to the "Deep Fern Grotto" for cocktails.
A handsome satyr shares the eco message.
Vintage artifacts add a rustic look to tabletops.
Mushrooms were crafted from a fallen oak tree.
The 340 guests move to the dining area.
In the "Greater Forest" dining area, 16- to 23-foot-tall trees from Cal-Western Landscape
create a woodland canopy.
Another view of the dining area. The resort provides a menu with both meat and vegetarian options.
The romantic dining tables.
Guests at the elegant tables might not know it, but the post-event food composting and recycling strategies used at the event result in a 97 percent waste-diversion rate.
More woodland mushrooms, but the ones on the dessert buffet are made of meringue. Also featured: faux bois chocolate tree stumps filled with chocolate mousse, atop piles of chocolate "dirt."
A fanciful fairy scene on the dessert table.
Fairies dance on cookies and cupcakes.
With dessert, guests are offered organic, free-trade coffee from Green Star.