What They're Saying
"We worked with Shawna for our November wedding at Elings Park and were very happy with our decision to do so. Our big day was everything we wanted it to be, just perfect for us. She is very willing to meet at the site and go over every single detail before the big day. We live in Los Angeles, and her knowledge of Santa Barbara and it's wedding vendors was extremely helpful in trying to plan a wedding out of town.
Shawna is professional, organized, and asks those little questions that as a busy working bride you might not think to consider. She helped wrangle our wedding party for the rehearsal the day before, and on the day of had everything set up beautifully (brought me to tears in fact) and ready to go. The timeline and flow of the day was super smooth because Shawna and her assistants know what they are doing, and even as things might deviate slightly during the day, they know how to handle any issues or hitches with ease so that no one even notices. We received so many compliments from guests on the day and we know a big part of that is due Shawna's adept coordination and experience.
Shawna is so easy to talk to, bright and positive, and extremely knowledgable. If you are considering a wedding coordinator in the Santa Barbara area we would highly recommend Dulce Dia Events."
"Shawna helped my wife and I coordinate our September wedding at Rockwood. We were referred to her through Pure Joy Catering, our caterer. My wife and I really enjoyed meeting with Shawna and instantly felt like we had found a good match. Even though we hired her as a day-of coordinator, she was extremely helpful and available throughout the planning process. She put a lot of emphasis on having a perfect execution and helped us tremendously with figuring out what could go wrong and planning around those potential situations.
For example, we had tissue paper flags and banners printed. She let us know that we had to unfurl and sort them before the day we decorated or it could turn into a nightmare. She was totally right. They were extremely tough to deal with, even indoors. If we would have left that detail until setup, we would have lost a lot of time.
Our wedding day went great and Shawna ensured that everything happened exactly how we wanted. The schedule was extremely tight and I had a lot of doubts about us staying on time. The day of, we stayed ahead of schedule most of the event which was amazing. Some small problems came up but she handled it without us even being aware of them. We found out after the wedding which was really nice.
Shawna did an excellent job of executing the results of all of our planning and supported us so we could completely enjoy the day and not have to worry about the details."