Smith & Murphy | Santa Barbara Events and Design House

Events and Design House

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. We specialize in planning, coordinating, and designing weddings of all dimensions from our headquarters in Santa Barbara to destinations worldwide.

About Us

  • Smith and Murphy Events were one of the best decisions my husband and I made when selecting wedding vendors. Krystle's attention to detail and ability to truly understand our vision allowed us to trust her with everything.
    — Robin
  • I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have found Krystle and Anna of Smith and Murphy Events and Design House. Everything was absolutely perfect on my wedding day and really exceeded my expectations down to every little detail (and they are soo good at details).
    — Alyssa
  • Wow! My wedding was flawless and came together perfectly. From the very beginning of planning, up to the last minute of the night everything was smooth sailing and organized! Not one detail was overlooked or neglected. My dream wedding came true with the help of Krystle and her magnificent team.
    — Brittany
  • This beautiful day at the Fess Parker Doubletree was beyond my wildest dreams, and Krystle was there for us with her professionalism and friendly manner! There is no way I can ever thank her enough!!!
    — Danielle
  • Justin and I were planning our wedding from across the country and needed a planner that was not only super on top of things but really understood our vision. We wanted someone who had similar values, too, and who saw weddings as being about community and marriage. Smith and Murphy was a perfect fit.
    — Jasmine
  • I had an absolutely incredible experience with Smith and Murphy, and cannot recommend their services enough. Krystle and Anna were so warm and wonderful to work with at all phases of the process. From the start, they did an incredible job helping me articulate my vision by asking thoughtful questions and then turning my jumbled answers into stunning options for my day. I felt like I was in such good hands all the way through and, as a result, felt so stress free!
    — Tess
  • Krystle from Smith and Murphy Events is AMAZING. She helped me plan my dream wedding in 4 months and it was better than I could have imagined!!!
    — Alyssa
Krystle Levin — Founder & Lead Event Planner

Krystle Levin — Founder & Lead Event Planner

Smith

'I love, love. I love being in love, I love playing a part in the love stories of my couples, and I love the love stories with fairy-tale endings - so I decided to make a career of it!

I founded Smith & Murphy after obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Business and working in San Francisco's corporate world for many years, honing my expertise in Budget Preparation & Management, Financial Analysis, Contracts, and Vendor Negotiations & Communication. Upon relocating to Santa Barbara, I sought a career that would not only be relevant to my past experience, but also one that would be engaging on a personal level, and capitalize on my affinity for beautiful settings and product, and thus Smith & Murphy was born.

This is absolutely my dream career, and perhaps what I love most is the originality that each couple comes to me with. No two visions are ever the same, which makes each planning and design process unique, challenging, and wonderfully rewarding to see everything brought together in one single day. '

Anna Fletcher — Founder & Lead Designer

Anna Fletcher — Founder & Lead Designer

Murphy

'My love of weddings began in junior high, when I assisted in planning my mother and stepfather’s wedding. Since then, I have always kept an array of wedding magazines in my home to keep up with the latest trends and find design inspiration.

I earned my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and went on to work for multiple stationery design companies, such as Ferme a Papier, WedSpring, and Wedding Paper Divas.

My passion for weddings continued throughout my career in stationery design, and I began to imagine how fulfilling it would be to design not only one aspect of a wedding but other aspects as well. My desire was to carry the same design notes through to floral arrangements, tablescapes, and decor, interlacing like elements to create a cohesive vision, and Smith & Murphy has been the perfect avenue for this. 

It has been said that I "have an obsessive attention to detail”. You can be sure I will live up to those words and ensure every aspect of your vision comes together perfectly.'

Selina Murdy — Associate Wedding Planner

Selina Murdy — Associate Wedding Planner

 

 

Murdy

'It is hard not to love weddings! Where else can you find one event that combines all the best displays of art, fashion, cuisine, and music? It is pure magic!

By week, I am a driven communication major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. By weekend, I strive to find the most creative ways to make each couples' wedding day as beautifully unique as they are. I love working in a position where I get to be a part of creating a visually stunning event week after week.'