When you’re starting to plan for your wedding day, it is so easy to feel overwhelmed. There are so many choices for wedding vendors (planners, photographers, hair and makeup, floral design, etc.) and even the simplest decisions can make you want to throw up your hands and elope to a foreign country. (Most couples will look at each other at some point in the planning process and ask why they didn’t just elope!)
But then you remember that weddings are an important tradition for celebrating with family and friends, so you hunker down and get back into the throes of looking through photography portfolios and going to caterer tastings.
In Santa Barbara, SOIREE | CENTER has set up shop to help brides and grooms navigate the world of weddings, providing planning resources and making the process of finding great vendors a little easier. Owner Melissa Piña has worked in the event industry in Santa Barbara for over six years, and her ties to the wedding planning community (and her general awesomeness as a person) have helped make SOIREE | CENTER into a thriving space in the heart of one of California’s most beautiful and popular wedding destinations.
It was an honor to come in and photograph the space for Melissa and I love any excuse to stop by the Center for client meetings, wedding-related workshops, and networking events with other local vendors. You can even book the Center as a “getting ready” location with your wedding day hair stylists and makeup artists! Enjoy a few of my favorite shots for a tour of the lovely SOIREE | CENTER, and please check out their website for more details!
And how adorable is Melissa?!