Irene Criton Creator/Owner Born in London, Irene grew up in Europe and is fluent in four languages. Her work as a model for Magazines and TV gave her a sense of style, while her work in four Olympic Games honed her organizational skills. Planning weddings in Santa Barbara has been a labor of love since 2002. email:firstname.lastname@example.org
His pictures were featured on the covers of such magazines as Time, Life and many others. He was head of the world's largest photo agency during the 1980's.
Today, as a Photojournalist, Jean brings his human experience, curiosity and ability to catch the important moments to his work in Wedding Photography.
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Testimonials: Hi Irene....I hope you and Jean-Claude had a great Christmas. No worries on the limo. As I mentioned before, you, Rhonda, Jean-Claude and Micheal did such a great job on everything, Mike and I couldn't have asked for more. I know you went out of your way for many things (i.e. going to Ojai to get the flowers) so I really don't think you owe us anything.
Please tell Jean-Claude that I have now had a chance to show many friends and family the photos and they are just astonished at how lovely everything looks. And you were so right when you initially told me it is important to get a photographer that is familiar with Glen-Annie (like Jean-Claude). The pictures have amazed everyone and I thank you both so much.
Irene:Marni and I just want to tell you that everything was top notch for our wedding weekend. We especially appreciate that you had to deal with a couple of difficult members of the family and you did so quite professionally.
Regarding the items in our list: DSB's planning by emails The planning could not have been easier. You kept us up to date and informed. We were impressed with how easily you were able to accomadate our last minute changes so seamlessly. Also everything regarding choices and cost was completely transparent. Your Hotel comfort and location The hotel was outstanding! The ocean view rooms were just fantastic and the staff were very helpful. In terms of cost, it was an incredible value. The Beach Ceremony - The landscape, the decoration - your flowers The location on the beach was perfect, as were the decorations. We're especially happy that you were able to order such a perfect weather day for us. The limo service - Hugette's commentary - car's comfort Huguette was wonderful. She was very attentive to our needs. We had to cut the tour short because one of the children wasn't feeling well and Huguette handled that with complete courtesy and professionalism. The limo was very comfortable and well fitted out. The S.B. Tour - Choice of locations -The tour was perfect, although we did have to cut it short. We especially enjoyed the stop at the park. It was absolutely beautiful, not to mention a perfect setting for our photos. The mission was picturesque as well Photography -Mick and his assistant could not have been more fun to work with. They are a wonderful addition to our memories of the day. The photos themselves are beautiful The restaurant (food quality - service - location) Buenos Aires was exactly what we hoped it would be. We had a lovely table on the patio near the fountain. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. The cake service was very nice. The other patrons seemed to enjoy being seated near our wedding party and added to the celebratory ambience. One amusing note, there were a number of single couples who walked past as they were taken to their tables and I think the gentlemen felt a little pressure as their dates gazed wistfully at our group. Overall, we were very happy with our wedding weekend and would be glad to provide a reference for you and your team. B. and M.
Hi Irene. We just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did. You made our special day so much more than we could have asked for. Everything really came together beautifully and we can't thank you enough! It was great working with you and finally meeting you. We love our disc of pictures-there are some great ones. Do you have any idea when the professional ones will be arriving? The video turned out great and we have been passing it around-everyone was happily surprised.
Thank you again for all your work, you will be highly recommended! Take care. Jennifer and Peter
I have just come back from attending my friends, Diana and Anthony's wedding through your company-Destinations Santa Barbara. It was outstanding! I have been to many weddings all over the world and this was the best I've been to. The setting was gorgeous. The park was so serene. I noticed all the little touches like red rose petals strewn around the canopy. You are pros at this and it showed. Everything went so smoothly. A friend of the family.
Hello, we just got married last week in Santa Barbara. Thanks to Irene's organization everything went beautifully and without stress. I am French and my husband is German. We were a bit worried about coming to Santa Barbara, it's so far and it was so important for us. But everything turned out perfect, just as I had envisioned it...the flowers, the hotel Irene picked....The way the photographer put us at ease...You can contact me if you ever have any doubts about DSB handling your wedding (Translated from the French) - Florence and Jan (Paris et Berlin)
Rhonda Boomgaard planner for DSB
Rhonda specializes in "Day of Coordination". A native of Santa Barbara, with experience in the catering business, led her to the wedding industry and Destination Santa Barbara.
Her excellent organizational and communication skills insure each event is a success. Her dedication to every detail insures that the Bride and Groom's Special Day is perfect.