Vendor Spotlight: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

We are thrilled to be highlighting one of our favorite San Francisco caterers, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering! From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected, Paula LeDuc produces extraordinary and memorable events that embody the finest in food, beverage, and service.

Founded in 1980 by namesake and visionary Paula LeDuc, the company has evolved from startup-style beginnings to a highly successful full-service operation with a talented team of chefs, bartenders, service staff, designers, salespeople, event managers, and executive leaders. Throughout Paula LeDuc Fine Catering’s 36-year history, the company has stayed true to its mission: “Create, celebrate and experience the extraordinary.”

The Paula LeDuc team is an exclusive caterer at Beaulieu Garden, Ferry Building, Viansa Sonoma, B.R. Cohn and Peace Barn. We are sharing two exclusive cocktails from the Paula LeDuc team!

Front Porch Cooler

Glass – large rocks/old fashioned

Method – shake and strain

Garnish – slapped mint sprig; thin peach slices

2 oz. bourbon whiskey

.75 oz. velvet falernum liqueur

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

.5 oz. bar syrup

3 healthy dashes peach bitters

8 mint leaves


The Green Whisper

Glass – highball

Method – shake and strain

Garnish – long thin cucumber spiral; 2 shiso leaves

2 oz. vodka or gin

1.25 oz. fresh English cucumber juice

.75 oz. fresh lime juice

.75 oz. house-made green peppercorn syrup

Click HERE to inquire with the Paula LeDuc Fine Catering team.

Bridal Fashion Week Favorite Looks

Today we're highlighting our favorite looks from New York Bridal Fashion Week! A handful of designers showcased their incredible new collections for Spring/Summer 2018. We can't wait to see our real brides in some of these gorgeous gowns! We fell in love with so many, but here are some of our favorite looks!

Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav's Spring/Summer 2018 collection is inspired by the Victorian era in England and the 'Le Belle Epoque' period in France. Textured lace, careful attention to detail and awe-inspiringembellishments live alongside classic Victorian elements, such as high collars and capes. The antique vibe is complete with a diverse color palette of ivory, silver, dusty pinks and cream.

Viktor & Rolf

Even the most avant-garde designs from Viktor & Rolf have a pure, stripped-back quality, so they’re exquisite, yet timeless; artful, but not overpowering. Fans of the high-concept label will notice a few of V&R’s signatures right away: handmade flowers, often the size of real blooms; layers upon layers of pleated tulle, sometimes sliced at an angle; and oversize satin bows.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2017 Collection features fresh, feminine looks, with dresses filled with subtle embellishments and luxe details. These looks offer a stunning mix of elaborate lace, sequin and beaded designs with simple silhouettes.

Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige showcased another collection of gorgeous wedding dresses. From glittering sparkle details to fur penoirs, and feathers galore, this was one of Hayley Paige's most perfect collections.

Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier wants to get back to tradition with this lineup of regal, covered-up elegance. Lhuillier has a knack for subtle colors beyond white and ivory, like this season’s “latte” and “cappuccino” hues. Florals were a reoccurring theme. There were also jewel-encrusted capes, some made entirely from ropes of pearls, which were just the thing to jazz up the more understated dresses. 

Creative Assistant Joins ROQUE Team

We are excited to announce a new member to our ROQUE team! Carly Saber, a senior at Sonoma State, will be joining us as a Creative Assistant. She will graduate with a BA in Communications and a minor in Sociology. She has been very involved on campus and she is Her Campus' very own president! 

Her Campus is the #1 new-media brand for the empowered college woman. Written entirely by the world's top college journalists – with 10,000+ contributors and counting – features national Style, Beauty, Health, Love, Life, Career, Entertainment, News, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and After College content supplemented by local content from 340+ campus chapters nationwide and in ten countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletterThe InfluenceHer CollectiveHer Conference®College Fashion Week®High School Ambassador ProgramHer Campus ShopThe Her Campus Guide to College Life, and even more products, programming, tools, and events to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Read more Carly and Her Campus HERE.

Her Campus: How long ago did you start Her Campus at SSU? Carly Saber: I launched Her Campus in February of 2016 with a ton of help from our vice president Sara Wildman! 

HC: How do you know Sara? CS: She is actually my big in AGD! I joined AGD my sophomore year and met her during recruitment. We have so much in common and got along right away. I was so excited when I found out she was my big! We have gotten really close over the years and I knew she would be the perfect person to help me start something new and exciting at Sonoma State. 

HC: Have you had any leadership roles in your sorority? CS: I was a late bloomer in picking up a position in AGD. But when I finally did, it was incredible. I was chosen to be one of two of the Lip Jam 2017 Coordinators. This is an event on campus where almost all the Greek organizations participate. Each team puts together a 4-5 minute lip sync/dance routine. It's a huge show in the GMC and we raise a huge amount of money for our philanthropy. It was a honor to be a part of something so great and that has such an impact on our community. 

HC: What attracted you to Her Campus in the first place? CS:  I got an email from our COMS department that was from headquarters saying that SSU didn't have a chapter and to apply if you wanted to start it. I had definitely heard of Her Campus but wasn't sure what it was exactly. So I headed to the site and immediately fell in love. It was so open and honest and all about girl empowerment. What's not to love?

HC: What are your plans for after graduation? CS: Ah, the question of the year. I am currently at an internship for event planning and absolutely love it. I am hoping to continue with this company and learn the ropes of both corporate and wedding event planning. 

HC: Any last advice from a senior? CS: Honestly, I know it's cliche, but college and especially Sonoma State is all about getting out of it what you put in. Opportunities will present themselves, but if you don't put yourself out there and go for it- nothing is going to happen. Be bold, be brave, and have fun. Join a club, start a club, do whatever you can to be involved and to find your niche. It's there, you just have to find it!

We're so excited for Carly's journey here at ROQUE Events! Cheers!