During the 2016 wedding season, I had the honor of working with so many amazing couples. One of my favorite couple's to-date, Kim and Derrick were so amazing to work with! Their story is incredible - Kim (and her mom) battled cancer in the years leading up to their wedding, and Kim and Derrick's love is a true inspiration to ALL of us. They are resilient, joyful, hardworking fighters. The beauty of their love was shining on their wedding day. I will never forget their emotional vows and the "closeness" of all the guests during the entire celebration. Kim and her mom were even on the Ellen Show, where Ellen Degeneres recognized them and helped sponsor their wedding.
I worked with Kim and Derrick to design a classic, timeless wedding with a ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens followed by a reception at the historic Granada Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. With a color palette of navy blue, ivory, blush, taupe, and soft gold, we created an elegant atmosphere with lots of fun elements too, including a caricature artist and caricature-inspired cookies! Check out these beautiful photos by James + Jess...
Event Design + Planning: Tyler Speier Events
Photography: James & Jess
Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
Reception Venue: The Granada Theatre
Accommodations: Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
Caterer: Los Agaves Restaurant
Rentals + Bar Service: Milano's Italian Restaurant
Hair/Make-up: Kristi Kathleen Reynolds
DJ: Persian Housecat
my name is tyler speier. i plan and design weddings and events.