Wish Upon a Wedding


Early this winter, Snake Oil had the opportunity to participate in a beautiful, tropical-themed wedding unlike any we’ve catered before. Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization that grants dream weddings to couples who are facing life-altering circumstances or serious illnesses.


Linda and Gabe, the stars of the evening, initially met playing competitive pool. After dating for year, Gabe was diagnosed with Leukemia. Linda, having just gone through her nephew’s battle with cancer, had no hesitations to stay by his side, despite Gabe’s reluctance to ask her to continue the journey with him. Soon after a bone marrow transplant, Gabe knew he was meant to be with Linda forever, and proposed. On November 6, 2017, surrounded by family and friends, they were able to seal the deal.


Wish Upon a Wedding, with the help of many other wonderful vendors, brought this tropical wedding to life. Snake Oil was honored to be a part of it. We served London Calling and Tangerine Dream mocktails to the lovely couple and their guests.


London Calling (right) is a creamy delight composed of coconut milk, applewood infusion, fresh ginger, pressed lemon, and club soda.

Tangerine Dream (left) takes your tastebuds to paradise with its pressed tangerine, smashed pineapple, almond, orange flower water, and touch of vanilla & lime.


Cheers to a long lifetime of love and happiness!

a new beginning: Linda + Gabe’s Wish Upon A Wedding

Linda + Gabe have an incredible story of what brings to people close and keeps them connected. We loved being just a small part in capturing their love story through Wish Upon A Wedding! What a great day with a great team!Simply Classic Events, The Good Photographer, Kylie Hughes, Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel, Hoo Films, Encore Event Entertainment, Alan Katz, Classic Party Rentals, BLOOMS by breesa lee, Sweet Cheeks Baking Company, Elwynn + Cass, West State Billiards, Kate Whitcomb, Belle Sirène Salon, Sugarplum Farm And Petting Zoo, Nuage Designs, Inc., Love Notes Stationery, Snake Oil Cocktail Company, SocialLight Photos SoCal, Bekker's Catering

Posted by Hoo Films on Monday, November 20, 2017


Planner: Simply Classic Events LLC | Venue: Grand Pacific Palisades Resort Baker: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.  | Bridal Hair and Makeup: Elwynn + Cass Style Bar | Bridal Party Hair: Belle Sirene Salon | Bridal Party Makeup: Tina Balboa | Catering: Bekker’s Catering | Entertainment: Encore Entertainment | Entertainment: Kylie Hughes | Favors: Sugarplum Farm | Florist: Blooms by Bressa Lee | Linen: Nuage Design | Mocktails: Snake Oil Cocktail | Officiant: The Great Officiants | Photography: The Good Photographer | Photo Booth: SocialLight Photobooth | Pool Table Rental: West State Billiards | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Spray Tans: San Diego Sunless | Stationery: Love Notes Stationary | Wedding Shoes: Kate Whitcomb | Videography: Hoo Films

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