Services

My team and I ensure a positive, cohesive client experience through full planning and design. We’re here to support and coach you each step of the way, from the initial consultation to the teardown at the end of the night. We can act as tasting managers, family dynamic mediators, and even etiquette advisors! We know we’ve succeeded when you have a day full of love, joy and cherished memories.

What’s the point of a gorgeous event if the planning process isn’t fun?

Elegance and Sophistication

Wedding ceremony rehearsal coordination and direction.
Assist and direct bride, groom, bridal party, family members and guests. 
Manage all wedding vendors during the events.
Set-up and collect personal décor, props, accessories and gifts.












Coordination + Execution

Wedding week timeline, schematic production and management.
Wedding design, including an inspiration board and ideas for how to make your events reflect your unique personality and style.
Management of wedding budget, including payment tracking.












Design

Virtual and in-person consultations for general questions and guidance.
Scheduled planning sessions including preliminary site visits and design consultation for all wedding week events, all necessary vendor meetings, floral and rental mock-ups, and final walkthrough of wedding week venues with key booked vendors.
Full client access to our personalized planning software and design program, as well as guidance from our team.
Vendor management including contracts and communication for all wedding week events.
Hotel room block coordination and management.
























Pre-Planning

the details

say hello!

We’ll help you select your creative team, develop and maintain your budget, proofread your stationery, create detailed diagrams of your event spaceS, and so much more.

This service is perfect for clients who want to collaborate with us from day one of the planning process through to the moment you ride off in your getaway car. We create a cohesive plan for your entire wedding week, not just the wedding day. Let our team plan an unforgettable vacation for your guests, such as chic coastal accommodations, a four course food and wine pairing rehearsal dinner, a wine country excursion, beach yoga, or a poolside post-wedding mimosas brunch.

All-Inclusive Wedding Planning

Wedding ceremony rehearsal coordination and direction.
Assist and direct bride, groom, bridal party, family members and guests. 
Manage all wedding day vendors during event.
Set-up and collect personal décor, props, accessories and gifts.












Coordination + Execution

Wedding day timeline, schematic production and management.
Wedding design including an inspiration board and ideas for how to make your event reflect your unique personality and style.
Management of wedding budget including payment tracking.












Design

Virtual and in-person consultations for general questions and guidance.
Scheduled planning sessions including preliminary site visits and design consultation, all necessary vendor meetings, floral and rental mock-ups, and final walkthrough of wedding day venues with key booked vendors.
Full client access to our personalized planning software and design program, as well as guidance from our team.
Vendor management including contracts and communication with wedding day vendors.
Vendor referral list including rehearsal dinner and brunch options, accommodations, restaurants and local activities.






























Pre-Planning

the details

contact us!

This service is perfect for the couple who has an idea of what they want, but is unsure how to actually make it happen. We partner with you to design an event look and feel that’s cohesive—and then we make it happen! While this experience is slightly less hands-on than the all-inclusive service, rest assured all wedding day vendor coordination and logistics management will be well taken care of.

Wedding Coordination and Design

When you inquire, we’ll schedule a call so I can learn about you, your relationship, your goals, your style, your budget, and your guests.

Meet + Greet

Step 01.

Since we exclusively offer full-service and custom design packages, we prefer to create customized proposals specific to your wedding. I will send it across via email, and if it looks good, simply sign and pay your retainer. Now it’s time to pop some bubbly—welcome to the family!

Review your custom proposal

Step 02.

I will outline the entire planning process and personally guide you through every single step. I’m here to guide you, encourage you, and comfort you on this journey.

Planning + Prep

Step 03.

Your wedding week is here! My team and I will oversee every last detail of your rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and any other events, so you can relax and enjoy the ride—you are getting married to the love of your life, afterall!

Let’s Make Magic

Step 04.

Inside the Experience

I don't push particular styles or trends onto my clients. It's more important to me that your unique vision is achieved!

Your vision, my expertise

I’m obsessed with making sure each detail is executed flawlessly, yet am still very down to earth and relaxed.

Attention to Detail

I work personally with my clients throughout the planning process and only accept a limited number of events each year in order to give every client the attention they deserve.

Exclusivity

With over 20 years of experience,  I have literally seen it all, and nothing phases me at this point. I love what I do and can remain calm in any situation.

Passion and Experience

Why our brand is right for your big day

The Tonya Szele Events Difference

Karni B.

"Tonya Szele is THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS! We met Tonya very early in our wedding research process, and it was apparent five minutes into our meeting that she was going to be not only our wedding coordinator, but someone we'd remain friends with long afterward. Her expertise in assimilating all of our ideas, clarifying our vision, and translating it into superb vendor choices not only cut the planning process down by about 1000% in terms of time and effort, but also led to us having the opportunity to work with the very best, kindest, talented people in the business. We took great comfort, knowing that literally any of the vendors that she arranged for us to meet, would have done an exquisite job and exceeded the highest of expectations. And we've been to A LOT of weddings! To say that her professional network LOVES her, is to understate how quick they were to go the extra mile not just for her, but for her clients. And it feels weird to say clients, because through it all, she was more of a friend, wedding mentor, and at times, psychologist. Our wedding day at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos went off without a hitch, and while we did not set out with the goal to have a wedding that people would be talking about per se, guests were raving about every little detail for months. Not the next day, week...MONTHS. 18 months later, people still talk about it. And honestly, aside from maybe some super sweet dancing moves, and a room full of love, it was all about Tonya Szele doing what she does best, and delivering the wedding of our dreams. She will do the same for you, and she is absolutely, positively, without a doubt, someone you should hire if you're taking the plunge or throwing a memorable event of any kind."

“...Our wedding day at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos went off without a hitch, and while we did not set out with the goal to have a wedding that people would be talking about per se, guests were raving about every little detail for months. Not the next day, week...MONTHS. 18 months later, people still talk about it. And honestly, aside from maybe some super sweet dancing moves, and a room full of love, it was all about Tonya Szele doing what she does best, and delivering the wedding of our dreams.”

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