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For More Information on Previous Mobile Bridal Faires/The Mobile Wedding Planning Experience©
At Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings and Events, we create trends. The mobile bridal faire is an answer for today’s busy engaged couple. With so many venue and vendor options and so little time for the details requisite to planning this momentous occasion, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start, let alone having the time to actually plan it all! We’ve taken the traditional bridal faire to new heights with luxury and some fun. No more perusing through countless photo albums, trying to imagine set up and décor. No more wondering if who you are meeting with is reputable – all Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events mobile bridal faires feature the region’s finest venues and vendors with whom we have worked and are there by exclusive invitation only.
Combining the demands of modern wedding planning with the art of relaxation, fun and romance, the mobile bridal faire is the ultimate in wedding planning. Engaged couples are transported via deluxe motorcoach from world-renowned Santa Barbara over to its own wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley. There, they are chauffeured from venue to venue visiting several of the Valley’s leading event locations – including one or two which are “hidden secrets” yet to be discovered. Each venue will be decked out as it could be for an actual wedding and reception and couples can sample food, wine*, photography, videography, enjoy music, entertainment, admire spectacular floral arrangements, décor, rentals, be able to purchase wedding insurance, apply for a wedding loan, and speak to other wedding professionals such as officiants, wedding website design companies, adventure wine touring companies, and beauty experts for hair, makeup and spa services as well as the onsite location manager of each venue.
Each stop is 45 minutes in length and because the tour has a limited number of seats available, couples have the opportunity to spend more one-on-one time with vendors and receive more attention than traditional bridal faires. The tour takes a rest in the middle of the day with a gourmet luncheon and fashion presentation. Each attendee receives a special gift bag and everyone receives a complimentary engagement portrait at one of the locations to commemorate this special and fun day.
a sneak peek at what’s in the works in our studios: Plans are currently underway for the next mobile wedding planning experience Seasons of the Vineyard™. We have some fabulous surprises and guest appearances in store! If you would like to be among the first to receive an invitation to purchase tickets to this exclusive and innovative event, please send us an email with your contact information and one of our representatives will contact you with further details*.
Ticket prices range $100-$125 per person, with a special promotional rate of $75 per person (or $120 per couple) being offered for all individuals who book within the first three weeks of the official release of the event date. Ticket price includes round trip transportation to/from Santa Barbara, food and wine sampling, vendor and venue visits , a gourmet luncheon and complimentary engagement portrait. All seats are sold on a first-come, first served basis. Due to our commitment to our partnering venues and vendors, all attendees booking tickets must confirm that they are looking to book a wedding in the Santa Ynez Valley and have not chosen any of their venues or vendors as of yet.
*all attendees on mobile bridal faires must be at least 21 years old.
A third-generation Santa Barbaran, CEO and Founder of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events wanted to create an efficient and magical experience for brides seeking to host their wedding in this destination hotspot. An entrepreneur, Ms. Dickey has always taken needs in the industry and created an outside-the-box approach to supplying a niche for these needs. The Mobile Bridal Faire/Mobile Wedding Planning Experience© was no exception. Each year the Experience will evolve into new locations, new vendors. Brides are able to be transported to each location and walk right into a place set up as it would be for a wedding, meet with vendors onsite and be pampered all day. Many actually so fall in love with the location and event supply partners on display, they book and have almost their entire wedding planned in one day. Check out our last Mobile Bridal Faire/Mobile Wedding Planning Experience called “A Taste of a Wine Country Wedding”, Created and Produced by Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events and Co-Sponsored by Santa Barbara Wedding Guide:
Arrival at one of Santa Barbara’s leading ocean front resorts: Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort for Meet & Greet, Check-In and Bus Boarding
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The Wildling Museum
This historic farmhouse transported to its current location offers a charming and intimate feel for a smaller wedding. Wander the grounds, sip champagne and be transported to a relaxing by-gone era .
Catering by Catering Connection Rentals: Parties a la Carte Florals: Pamela Morrey Wedding Photography by Marcia; Harp and Flute Duo Leslee Sipress; Hair/Makeup and Pampering: Bareskin Arompatherapy Day Spa
World-renowned Firestone has it all: from the terrace and courtyard to the gorgeous Crossroads Estate, the choices at Firestone Winery offer stunning vineyard views no matter where you look. Enjoy luncheon after attending a wedding at a location used by the stars while Nordstrom Santa Barbara wows you with some great bridal looks.
Catering: Pure Joy Catering Rentals: Ventura Party Rental Florals: Bella Fiori Photography: Jensen Sutta Wedding Cake: Decadence Wedding Cakes DJ/MC: Scott Topper Productions; Videography: LaFemme Cinema; Wedding Activities for Children: Paper Posie; Wedding Websites for Couples: Windless Chimes Officiant: Laurel P. Tower Fashion Presentation: Nordstrom Santa Barbara
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa
One of the fabulous things about wine country are the winery locations; but one of the most charming elements of wine country are the fabulous boutique hotels and still fewer are set up to accommodate events. Fess Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa is the quintessential boutique inn for you to have your ceremony, reception and have your guests stay all in one location.
Catering: Fess Parker Rentals: Regal (now Classic) Florals: Sensational Designs Musician Signe Wilson Photography: Katie Moos
Gainey affords vistas of the Santa Ynez Mountains combined with wide open vineyards – and even and old authentic 1890’s barn for those who like a more rustic option.
Catering: CS Catering Rentals Parties a la Carte Florist Modern Day Designs Photography: Vita Bella Musician/Entertainment: Amazing Sounds Guest Activities: Cloud Climber Jeep Tours Wedding Insurance: WedSafe
A family-owned winery that was built to look like a wine cave straight out of Provence or Tuscany, this will delight those seeking a dramatic backdrop for their wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Catering: New West Rentals: Regal (now Classic) Florals: Alegria By Design Photography: Jose Villa (also offering engagement portraits on site) Live Entertainment: AMS Entertainment
The entire day was captured on film by Joseph Mark Photography and a film by Santa Barbara Production Group was made. DVDs are available. Please inquire.
Comments from Our Guests:
“I can’t believe it! It’s like you planned several weddings in one day!” – Kim C. and Brian D. Los Angeles, CA
“I’ve never seen anything like it…” Stacey C.
“The timing of everything was perfect. I got to sample several weddings, styles and see the vendors in their elements. And someone else did all the driving! Did I mention the wine? “ Lisa M.
“Actually, this was a romantic way to plan and lots of fun.” Brooke A.
Comments from the industry:
“The idea of a mobile bridal faire/mobile wedding experience is completely novel to the wedding industry. Kerry Lee Dickey is exceptional at what she does and no doubt this will be another huge hit and answer to needs of both bride and wedding vendor.” – Beverly Clark, Nationally-renowned Wedding Celebrity Author & Designer
“I can’t believe it – I received two bookings on the spot – right on location. It was a great way to showcase our services and meet the brides one on one” – Jose Villa, Photographer
“Kerry Lee’s idea put us right in front of pre-qualified leads – all these brides were looking for locations and services and she brought them to us.” J. Remy, Firestone Winery