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The State of the Santa Barbara


A Fireside Wine Summit Experience

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018


The Fireside Wine With a Wedding Planner series continues with perhaps the first-ever Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit:

"The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry:

Define.  Design.  Evolve". 

This inspirational event invites all whose work involves the Santa Barbara wedding industry to come, relax, enjoy content researched and custom-prepared for the Santa Barbara wedding professional, collaboration and inspiration during a very complex time and transition in the wedding industry.

Set in front of a cozy fire in a relaxed elegant & historic setting, this program takes a look at key factors and newly - acquired data that have been influencing wedding business nationally, state-wide as well as the unique nature of Santa Barbara wedding business.  It offers a unique collaboration opportunity with a Think Tank Panel  of the area's leading long-standing wedding business owners/industry leaders (see below for partial list) facilitating an inspirational section allowing attendees who have been in business any length of time to be an active part of and benefit from the evolution taking place right now, and not becoming a victim of it.

Created, planned, and hosted by third-generation Santa Barbaran and long-time wedding industry partner Kerry Lee (Dickey) Doehr of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events | Engaging Inspiration, "The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry: Define.  Design. Evolve." also features the following Santa Barbara wedding business owners/leaders on the Think Tank Panel, who will facilitate the collaboration portion of the evening:

Kirsten VanBrunt, Director of Catering 

Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara 

Ken Switzer, Berkshire Hathaway Realty (spearheading SB County Ordinance for Private Estate Events)

Percy Sales , Percy Sales Events

Heidi Whitcomb President/Founder Ventura Rental Party & Events

Laura Sangas, President/Founder Cody Floral Design

Bonnie Hope, President/Founder Music by Bonnie & Co.

Lynne LaFond DeLuca, President/Founder The ACCP

Lani Ballonoff President/Founder SPARK Creative Events

Cori Crawford Lassahn, Director of Marketing Gainey Winery & Vineyard

Travis Hawley, CEO & Founder Blue Star Parking, LLC

Tony Ybarra , President/Founder Ybarra Music

Nanette McIntyre of Ceremonies by Nanette

John Goolsby, President/Creative Founder Godfather Films

Mike Adams,  Mike Adams Writer 

Ursula O'Neill, President/Founder Catering Connection

Michael Costa, President/Founder  Michael Costa Photography

"You can't evolve with change unless you understand what is motivating it. This awareness takes away the fear factor, fosters imagination, encourages what is possible, and rockets innovation and inspiration. And these qualities allow you to adapt and become stronger during evolution, not extinct." 

-Kerry Lee Doehr 





We are so grateful to the following businesses who are supporting the entire Santa Barbara Wedding Industry coming together to

"Define, Design, & Evolve" on October 16th. Want to be involved, too?  Visit our Sponsorship Page or drop us a line directly. 
















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