Smith & Murphy is a full-service wedding planning and design house dedicated to turning the wedding of your dreams into a breathtaking chapter of your life. In our ten years of combined professional experience, we have grown incredibly passionate about what we do and feel especially fortunate to be able to spend our days engaged in what we love- building relationships with our couples, designing and stylizing beautiful moments, and creating memories to last a lifetime.
We are unique in that our marriage of expertise enables us not only to plan and coordinate every detail of your wedding, but also to design elements of your choosing, should you wish, from wedding invitations to floral arrangements and beyond. We have the innate ability to be as comprehensive of an agency as you desire, and a penchant for collaborating with external vendors where preferred. Our familiarity as Santa Barbara locals has connected us with the finest industry professionals and wedding venues that this beautiful City has to offer. We take pride in the professional relationships we have developed, and enjoy working closely with these individuals to realize your vision.
We believe the wedding planning process should be fun! It should be collaborative, exciting, and memorable for all of the right reasons. We believe the destination is an extension of the journey, and strive to provide our clients with an experience that will be looked back upon with the happiest of memories.
We recognize the stress of planning a wedding and are here to alleviate your every worry by navigating the journey with and for you. We thank you for considering Smith & Murphy and hope to have the opportunity to be a part of your most special day!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Whitney · Married on 03/31/2019
Exceptional! Goes above and beyond
Selina, the head coordinator, knows this business. We didn't always know the correct questions to ask vendors and she really helps with all the correspondence. More than a coordinator, she has the creative gravitas to completely execute your vision and fill in the holes you may not be aware of. Our wedding would not have gone felt or looked anything like we envisioned without Selina. Through planning and day-of, this is a top-notch service.Sent on 05/08/2019
Emma · Married on 03/31/2018
Krystal and her team literally put together the wedding of my dreams. Being a bride from Houston, TX I hired a Santa Barbara local planner in hopes that they could connect me with some great local vendors. She did not disappoint!!!Sent on 04/17/2018
I barely know where to begin in terms of how amazing she is. I honestly was lost (in the wedding planing process) before her! By the time I found her we were already a little less than a year from the wedding date so from day ONE we hit the ground running! Krystal was so communicative, so cooperative, so patient, so helpful, so reassuring, I mean the list goes on and on. If I wasn't 100% sure or happy with the vendors she initially recommended, she would always have an option that was exactly what I was looking for. She knew my vision before even having to fully explain it - she is that good!
In terms of day of (wedding was March 31, 2018- so this is still relatively fresh), everything ran extremely smoothly. I mean if there were any issues at all, I didn't even know about them. Krystal checked in on us girls getting ready maybe once or twice just to see if we needed anything or how things were coming along and that was really it! Otherwise we were left to completely enjoy ourselves! I was getting a little worried as we got closer to the ceremony time because we were running a little behind while getting ready, but Krystal was so calming and reassuring that everything will still run smoothly so I was not stressed about making it exactly to my timeline!
After the ceremony, Krystal had drinks in hand, ready for us, while taking photos. She made sure we got some of our passed appetizers that were going around during our cocktail hour, and she made sure we actually got some food and ate! The rest of the night was just perfect. The DJ, someone highly recommended by Krystal, kept everyone on the dance floor the remainder of the night!
Literally that day was my dream come true. Couldn't have been better. I'm gonna miss Krystal!
Valerie · Married on 10/07/2017
Krystle helped my husband and I create the wedding of our dreams! From the moment we requested a quote up until the days following our wedding, I always felt that Krystle and her team had every detail taken care of and managed. She was great at finding vendors within our budget without sacrificing quality. Smith and Murphy Events really outdid themselves to go above and beyond our expectations and this let us truly enjoy our wedding. I love how detail-oriented Krystle was in all of our emails and most importantly on our wedding day. There were so many questions and details I had not considered when planning and Krystle always came well-prepared making sure we knew exactly what we were getting out of all of our vendors and making sure that our vision was becoming a reality. I had multiple people ask why I was so stress-free and I owe that all to Krystle for making planning a wedding so easy and such a great experience. I would highly recommend Smith & Murphy Events again and again - every moment was such a pleasure to work with Krystle and she by far exceeded our expectations. I could not imagine planning our wedding without Krystle and her team, their service, professionalism, and support are worth every penny!Sent on 10/23/2017
Smith & Murphy Events and Design House Price Rates
Smith & Murphy Events and Design House is offering our premium wedding planning package, The Queen Bee, at a 10% discount to couples who retain our services for their 2019/2020 wedding date! This comprehensive package is inclusive of every detail you can imagine (and even those you can't) from unlimited planning and design sessions, to budget creation and management, to complete event day coverage. We are offering The Queen Bee at $4,455!
We worked with Smith & Murphy on a really incredible wedding this year. The bride and groom had a very specific esthetic and Krystle translated their vision beautifully! It was one of my favorite weddings of the year because the couple was just having so much FUN! You could tell they didn't have care in the world because everything was being managed perfectly and they didn't have to worry about a thing.
Society Jazz, is pleased to give our endorsement for this event professional!
I highly endorse Krystle and Anna of Smith and Murphy here in Santa Barbara. They are life-long Santa Barbarans who worked their event and wedding wonders in the San Francisco area and we are now back to Santa Barbara. I will certainly share their contact information with my brides and grooms. Welcome home. Father Jerry