'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. '
'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.'
'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.'