Having served in the wedding and event business for the past 30 years now, I am often introduced to vendors within the wedding event industry. This past weekend I had the prividge of getting to know Krystle Levin-Smith. Krystle is a wedding and event planner based out of Santa Barbara, CA. We shared our “war stories” of wedding and event experiences over the years and found ourselves laughing at one another’s stories. The stories showed all the marks of what can go wrong at events and the way a true professional works to salvage the moments. We had a blast together, so I wanted to make sure to share her business information with you. So, if you’re in the Santa Barbara area, be sure to give her your consideration.
From organizing lemonade stand extravaganzas at the age of six, to planning festivities for Hollywood’s most notable, Krystle has long held a passion for enlivening the every vision of her clients, resulting in storied events.
Five continuous years of professional experience, coupled with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, has allowed Krystle’s expertise to extend far beyond the realm of planning to include proficiency in Budget Preparation & Management as well as Vendor Negotiations & Communication.
A self-proclaimed ‘perfectionist’, you can be certain that every detail of your event has been meticulously considered. With an unprecedented work ethic, and personality to match, working with Krystle promises to be effortless and enjoyable.
Founder & Lead Designer
Founder & Lead Event Planner
Anna’s love of weddings began in junior high, when she assisted in planning her mother and stepfather’s wedding. Since then, she has always kept an array of wedding magazines in her home to keep up with the latest trends and find design inspiration.
Her passion continued throughout her career in design. She earned her 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.
One of her professors once said, “Anna has an obsessive attention to detail.” You can be sure she will live up to those words and ensure every aspect of your vision comes together perfectly.
Founder & Lead Designer
Smith & Murphy is a full-service design house dedicated to turning the events of your dreams into the memories of your future. From whimsical weddings to glamorous soirees, our eight years of combined professional experience promises to deliver a day that will exceed your every expectation.
We are unique in that our marriage of expertise enables us not only to plan and coordinate every detail of your event, 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.
We believe it is keen attention to detail, coupled with unparalleled passion for planning and design, that has distinguished us within our industry. Our familiarity as Santa Barbara locals has connected us with the finest industry professionals and event 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 recognize the stress of planning an event 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 pleasure of working with you in the near future.
Our packages have been thoughtfully designed to provide varying levels of assistance and involvement in the planning and execution of your event. Below is a brief outline of each package, followed by the specifics of each:
The Bumble Bee is ideal for those who have a previously established vision of their event, as well as a strong desire to be involved in the planning process. The Bumble Bee promises a beautifully executed, stress-free day, complete with full event day coordination and three planning sessions in advance to determine your day-of needs.
The Honey Bee was designed for the individual who has a working concept in mind, but needs assistance in creating a cohesive appearance. We recommend this package for those wishing to remain reasonably involved in the process, but who require a guided path. The Honey Bee includes five planning and design sessions, management of select details, and full event day coordination.
The Queen Bee provides the utmost in planning and design support, developed for the individual who would like assistance from start to finish. This package guarantees guidance at every level, from concept creation through the flawless execution of your big day. The Queen Bee offers complementary access to in- house design services, unlimited meetings, management of all details, and complete event day coordination.
“Chris and I have both really enjoyed working with you and we are very appreciative of all the time and effort you have spent [with us]…”
“I have to say that you are one adept [individual] that knows how to work with ‘the artist’. I always appreciated your approach and understanding.”
–Mary Lee R.
“I want to thank you for all your hard work and support. It has been such a pleasure working with you. I do hope our paths cross again someday.”
“We are loving the invitation design Anna has shared with us. Really excited to send these out!”
“I have to admit, that in 30 years, only a handful have stood out as true professionals and wonderful individuals to work with…you are at the top. I do mean that seriously .”
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. You are prompt, effective, more than capable and fun. A rare combination to be sure.”