Soigné Productions may be one of the newest event planning companies in Santa Barbara County, but owner, Tonya Szele, is not new to the event industry. Her professional experience over the past twelve years includes catering management, venue direction and event coordination. Now that she has started her own full service event planning company, she will be able to put that expertise to good use in producing events of all styles and sizes in Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Valley and beyond. Her excellent reputation precedes her and the vendor relationships she has created are unsurpassed. She is passionate about the weddings she helps to produce and her relaxed and professional demeanor helps her clients to really enjoy the wedding planning process. Soigné Productions' packages include Day and Month of Coordination as well as Full Service and Complete Weekend Wedding Planning.
"Dear Tonya, Charlie and I truly can not express how grateful we are for everything you did over the last year and especially this past weekend to make our wedding so wonderful. You absolutely are the most professional, creative and service oriented individual I have ever worked with. It amazed us how easily you were able to find us at the necessary moments and smoothly transition the nights events. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything." -Andrea Harper (Bride)
"Dearest Tonya, You were always there to answer the most random questions or provide the best suggestion to solve a problem. In short you were indispensable in the months leading up to our wedding and were an absolute angel on the actual day of. We simply couldn't have done it without you." -Cara & Mike McGrath (Bride & Groom)
"Tonya, as of course you all know, has run the Firestone Vineyard, now Foley Wine Group, event locations for many years and is hands-down our absolute favorite venue coordinator. She also coordinated most of the weddings we did with her at Crossroads and the Firestone Vineyard and was extremely competent and efficient as a wedding coordinator. We have urged her for years to take it one step further & she has, however she's not new to professional event coordination and has probably over the years coordinated more weddings with us than any other event coordinator" -Lynette La Mere (Pure Joy Catering)
"Dear Tonya, Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. It was our dream wedding! Your expertise, professional experience and congenial personality made the whole process smooth and enjoyable." Jessica & Jamie Johnson (Bride & Groom)
"Tonya, Thank you! We are so incredibly blessed by your dedication to giving Bethany the wedding of her dreams! It was an awesome day and our hearts are full. We keep replaying each moment. All the work you do behind the scenes- you made it possible for John and I to enjoy it all without stressing. Love, kisses, hugs, and total appreciation -Carol Remy (Mother of the Bride)
"Tonya never fails to amaze me in her ability to coordinate five venues (!) with ease and a great attitude. Now running her own event planning business, Soigné Productions is sure to take off. Her fun, easy-going personality keeps her brides calm, and she treats her vendors with utmost respect" -Trevor Zellet (Bella Vista Designs)