In 2011, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth married, and celebrated with friends and family in a country-themed wedding in Ojai, Calif. Their reception was catered by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques, a venerable Mediterranean restaurant in Los Angeles. The menu highlighted the night’s country theme: two embracing horses topped the printed menu, with the couple’s initials, R+J, underneath.
Guests chose between an endive salad served with Meyer lemons, fava beans, and black olives or an avocado appetizer with blood oranges. Entrées included a wild striped bass, a mustard-grilled chicken, and a vegetarian course of haricot vert with hazelnuts. An herb-roasted lamb dish was served with a carrot purée and spring vegetables. For dessert, guests were left to guess what would come next — the menu simply said, "Just you wait!" The night’s surprise ended up being a few sweet choices: a four-tiered white buttercream cake that was filled with lemon filling, a chocolate groom’s cake, and a s’mores table.
After the celebration ended, guests were gifted burlap sacks filled with local honey to pair with warm pecan-currant scones from local Knead Baking Company.