Fireside Season Finale | Cocktails with Coordinators: The Radical Wedding Planner

IMG_1188On Tuesday, March 19th, wedding professionals from Santa Barbara and Ventura gathered at Impact Hub’s Chapala location for the sold-out Season Finale of The Fireside SeriesCocktails with Coordinators:  The Radical Wedding Planner. 

Jobs may fill your pockets, but adventure fills your soul.”  This event was custom-designed to inspire forward leadership with three hot wedding business topics and then infused with some incredibly engaging fun adventure with a guest-interactive Mixology class where participants were coached in making their own perfectly-crafted cocktail by the legendary Flair Project with Maestro Ivo as lead Mixologist.  Continue reading “Fireside Season Finale | Cocktails with Coordinators: The Radical Wedding Planner”

The 1st Annual Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit 2018

summit collage2revisedOn Tuesday, October 16, 2018, an entire industry came together in the Santa Barbara region for the first ever State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Fireside Summit  “Define. Design. Evolve.”

The event, which was sold out 3 months in advance, was described as “the leading industry event of our area of all time”.  After 20 years in the Santa Barbara wedding industry as an event planner, trainer and speaker, I witnessed many, many changes over the years, but none so rapid and dramatic as the last 5-7 years.  And what was happening on a national level was compounded ten fold in the unique niche of the American Riviera:  Santa Barbara, CA with the recent Thomas Fire and Flood , plus the challenges in our area with private estates hosting events.  After observing numerous industry social media groups’ conversations, I noticed there was an incredible opportunity to help colleagues define what was going on so they could custom design a plan best for them, and most importantly:  evolve.   In order to evolve, however, a foundation of understanding had to happen. Continue reading “The 1st Annual Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit 2018”

The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit Sponsor Spotlight: TEAM Hair and Makeup

Screen Shot 2018-09-24 at 6.43.30 PM“Confidence is the purest form of beauty,” says Creative Director of TEAM Hair and Makeup Mar Romero.

So thrilled to have TEAM Hair and Makeup service as a Major Event Sponsor for the State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Fireside Summit next month!  I’ve worked with Mar and her team for years and while they are international, their devotion to our Santa Barbara wedding and events community is always at the forefront of their heart.  Thanks to TEAM’s generous donation, the Summit has been able to have an exceptional level of excellence, as well as benefit our Financial Aid and Scholarship Fund to help local event businesses afford their Summit Pass.

The TEAM story (as shared from their Website): Continue reading “The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit Sponsor Spotlight: TEAM Hair and Makeup”

Why Be a Sponsor for The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Fireside Summit?

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The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Fireside Summit “Define. Design. Evolve.”
 sold out three months before the actual event date.  But there is still time to be involved in this powerhouse of an event, bringing together an entire industry at a critical time in our industry nationally as well as triply so locally.  The summit’s audience includes resorts, inns, museums, wineries, wedding planners, caterers, photographers, florists, rental companies, entertainment agencies, musicians, and more and will be submitted to local print, television and radio media for press consideration.  So there is plenty of opportunity to illuminate awareness on your business and brand at this very important event. 

Depending on what your business goals are, we have a couple of popular options: Continue reading “Why Be a Sponsor for The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Fireside Summit?”