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Wine With a Wedding Planner Announces 2016 Winter Appearance Dates

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, Event Planning Advice, Industry Shenanigans, Innovations / 01.09.20162 comments


#WineWithAWeddingPlanner | Kerry Lee Dickey

Wine With a Wedding Planner” offers an innovative, community-based approach to wedding planning in complete relaxation.  It combines the expertise of Certified Wedding Professional and CEO/Founder of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events Kerry Lee Dickey and the beautiful wedding locations Santa Barbara and its wine country have to offer with a fresh approach to a “meet and greet” complimentary communal consultation.

Similar to “Coffee with a Cop”, Ms. Dickey will be meeting with potential clients at various venues in the area during their business hours in a public area.  She invites anyone thinking of having a wedding in this area – or simply anyone planning a wedding  with need for planning, etiquette , or venue recommendations – to stop by, say hello and engage with her at no charge.  At all locations, Wine With a Wedding Planner visitors are


Marissa & Curt’s Nuptials: The Four Seasons Biltmore Experience

Blog, Real Weddings / 07.19.20150 comments

As a Santa Barbara Wedding Planner, I’m frequently asked which Santa Barbara wedding locations exude imagequintessential Santa Barbara timeless elegance , incredible views, luxury hospitality and offer value for their spending plan, as well.  It may sound like a tall order to fill, but the reality is The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara has been fulfilling this for decades, all in a legendary ocean-view setting.  From celebrity clientele to those with more limited wedding spending plans, the Catering Sales and Event Professionals at Four Seasons have options for almost every style and budget. The pricing at Four Seasons offers value for what is received.  You won’t have to think about a thing being taken care of, how to time your food and beverage courses, if the set up is as you intended, etc.   Every detail is tended to with care and love and each sumptuous course arrives fresh and as it was intended to be experienced.  The Four Seasons offers something very unique that many catered events for large groups simply cannot offer for those who desire it: “Tableside Choice” for dinner.  This means that


Planning on Proposing? Consider An Engagement/ProposalMoon

Blog, Event Planning Advice / 12.02.20132 comments

Photo by Keith Dunlop | Frame 37

Photo by Keith Dunlop | Frame 37

If you are considering proposing this holiday season (now through February 14),  we are here to help you do it right.  Santa Barbara and its own wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley are filled with picture-perfect backdrops – and experiences- to not only make your proposal “look” gorgeous, but to celebrate your beloved saying “yes” in the days following with a romantic getaway celebration we affectionately call a “ProposalMoon“.

Here’s how it works:


Meet Santa Barbara’s Best Industry Professionals | Kirsten VanBrunt of Four Seasons Biltmore

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals / 11.21.20130 comments

kirsten fsbWhile I’ve known Kirsten for years, I always worked with one of her associates at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara when producing weddings at this gorgeous ocean-front luxury resort.  Recently with a change in the catering department, Kirsten took over my client’s wedding and we had the chance to get to know each other even better.  One of the first things that struck me about Kirsten is her consistent professionalism balanced with a great sense of humor.  She has been a leader at the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara for years and has earned an incredible reputation as one of Santa Barbara’s best event industry professionals with her attention to detail, direct style and the ability to cultivate relationships.  While many may know the professional side of Kirsten, a look into her personal side may reveal some fun trivia you never knew:


Four Seasons Biltmore Offers Amazing Wedding Promotion

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, Event Planning Advice / 12.02.20090 comments

Valid January—March 2010
Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore Santa Barbara has a hot deal to
warm you up this winter!
Lunch Dinner
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Tomato Olive Tapenade
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Malaysian Shrimp Roll, Lime Ginger Dip
Tossed Organic Greens in a Radicchio Cup with
Sherry Vinaigrette, Shaved Pear and Sun-Dried Fruit
Wild Striped Bass, Cumin and Organic Lemon Cure,
Crisp Potato and Baby Fennel Salad
Plated Lunch
Wedding Cake
(2) Glasses of Wine with Lunch
Ceremony Site Fee
$125 per person
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Smoked Salmon Tostada with Crème Fraiche and Avocado
Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
Parmesan Flan with Crisp Vegetable Spring Roll on a Chinese Spoon
Handmade Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with
Grilled Radicchio and Shaved Potatoes, Truffle Butter Nage
Baby Farm Greens with Marinated Organic Tomatoes,
Olive Crostini, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Breast of Chicken filled with Potato Risotto,
Sage and Butternut Squash Ravioli, Cured Tomatoes,
Red Wine Reduction
Plated Dinner
Wedding Cake
(1) Hour of Open Bar
(3) Glasses of Wine with Dinner
Ceremony Site Fee
$175 per person
Based on a Minimum of 75 Guests
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