When Jennie approached me about being her Wedding Coordinator and I discovered that she considered herself like the character Charlotte from the popular series “Sex and The City” and that she was every bit a charming as the lovely Charlotte and had smarts to go with it, I knew this would be a wonderful working relationship. I later found out that the Father of the Bride is a beloved Judge in our community and that the Mother of the Bride, Hannah Beth Jackson (now a California State Senator) has been a respected prosecutor and actively involved in our local and state-wide community for years. This was a very loving, involved and connected family and it was an honor to have been chosen as their Wedding Coordinator.Read More >>
Party Time with Scott Topper has become one of the community’s most beloved local television features. Produced at independent studio TV Santa Barbara, the show’s founder, producer and host Scott Topper, is the first to admit that it’s like “community theater”. So, for someone like me whose background includes the theater arts, the local “feel” of folks putting in their heart and soul into an endeavor with a little quirky touch really appealed to me. When Scott asked me to co-produce and come up with a fresh concept for his 2016 shows, I was thrilled. I have worked with Scott for years professionally working weddings & events and having watched Party Time with Scott Topper, thought it would be a great opportunity to do one of the things that I do best: inspire with freshRead More >>
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been hosting memorable weddings for generations. In fact, it has been the locale of celebrity nuptials starting with Clark Gable and Lady Sylvia many years ago. Besides offering picture-perfect backdrops for the nature and woodland-inspired wedding, the main ranch offers exclusivity for wedding couples, their families and guests, with a ranch buy-out (or in some cases, a “partial” buy-out). Alisal is not a typical hotel and because it focuses on a dedicated daily “program” for guests that is part of the Alisal legendary guest experience, all weddings require a “buy-out” of some kind, so Alisal can deliver the experience and service for which it is known. There are several options for Alisal Guest Ranch weddings and receptions and one of our absolute favorites isRead More >>
The moment I met Charlotte I fell in love. And so did every event supply partner producing her Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore wedding. Her (now) husband, Kevin, dazzled us too with his sparkling eyes and love for Charlotte and the two of them truly renewed my love in why it is I am in this industry of weddings.
The main reason I am in the wedding industry may surprise you. It is not because I’m a die-hard romantic and live vicariously through creating fun and beautiful events for my clients (although that is a part of it). The leading number one reason I am in the wedding planning industry is because of my love of family. I interview my potential clients very carefully and during the interview process listen to what is important to the bride and groom. The number one thing I listen for is their love of family or wanting to make this a day to remember for themselves- and their families. Charlotte and Kevin were all about their love of their family. And they chose one of the area’s number one choices for a destination Santa Barbara wedding: The Four Seasons Biltmore.Read More >>
I have always felt akin to vintage style before it was “in” to do so. Vintage style to me is a return to dramatic presentation with grandeur, elegance and romance- a la old Hollywood glamour. The black, white and pewter bases with pops of red prove that “over the top” colors all mixed together aren’t necessary. Keep it simple. Simply dramatic, that is.Read More >>
I am so pleased to announce that The Santa Ynez Inn – the only 4 -Star luxury boutique inn in wine country – now offers dedicated professional wedding coordination services for all their clients with a Certified Wedding Professional and asked Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events to provide this service for them. I am also excited to help them develop and launch a whole bridal program unique to the Santa Ynez Innfor their luxury bridal clientele.
The Santa Ynez Inn is a Victorian -style intimate boutique inn in Santa Barbara’s own wine country with a reputation for luxurrious and personalized service, so it was a natual fit for our companies to form this alliance. With our dedication to weddings and events in Santa Barbara’s wine country, professional background and experience and the Santa Ynez Inn having a picture- perfect backdrop for an intimate wine country wedding experience, it only seemed fitting thatRead More >>
When my phone rang and the sweet voice on the other end said, “Hi Kerry Lee, this is Mira – I was a bridesmaid in one of your client’s weddings last year and I would love to talk to you about being my wedding coordinator for my own wedding at Heartstone Ranch,” I was elated and didn’t have to think twice.
This incredibly talented young woman, also working on her Master’s Degree while planning her wedding, hailed from the South. Her exotic gorgeousness is a blend of her Eastern Indian heritage and intelligent, kind, gentle ways. When I met her fiance, I could see why he was so smitten and dedicated to her. And Steven was pretty special too.
Mira and Steven chose Heartstone Ranch because of her love of horses. And this love shone throughout all the touches she did: from herRead More >>
I admit it. I am a vintage girl at heart who should have been born in another era wearing gardenias in her hair, visiting supper clubs by night and dancing until the wee hours of the morning with the love of my life in a pinstripe suit under a full moon to a live swing band in the 1940’s. So it may come as no surprise that I have always wanted to produce a 1940’s themed event.
When The Howard School in Carpinteria asked me to plan their 2011 Annual Fundraiser Event,Read More >>