Alison and Bryan are destination wedding and event planners based in Santa Barbara, California. As a husband and wife team, we work with people all around the world who share a love for adventure and a passion for unique experiences.
Over the past decade, we've developed a reputation for our commitment to our clients, our fearlessness, and for mastering the fine art of making a meticulously and strategically planned event feel spontaneous and effortless.
Our events? FUN! Great music. Inspiring ambiance. Innovative food and beverage with great presentation. Ridiculously good service (both from us and from the entire event team). Quality without pretentiousness. Never the same thing twice.
Our approach? Experience. Time and energy. Every event is a passion project for us. We take on a very limited number of clients each year, allowing us to give the attention you and your event deserve. We are more than just event planners, we're your advocates, confidantes, financial advisors, project managers, strategists, designers, and your storytellers.
Whether it's an estate in Santa Barbara, a resort in Palm Springs, a villa in Italy, a hacienda in Mexico, a ranch in Montana, or essentially anywhere up and down the California coast, we love showcasing what makes a place special to you and are available for destination weddings and experiences worldwide.
No matter the season, occasion or location, we will help you set the stage for an elevated and authentic guest experience and an amazing once in a lifetime celebration. We're honored to have been named one of the best wedding planners in the world by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle Italia, and we would be equally honored to help you celebrate.
“They executed the most logistically difficult wedding weekend I could have asked for, working constantly to give us everything we envisioned and everything we didn't know was possible. They created a festival in a forest for us, designing and building the entire dream world from the ground up, literally. Before A+B there were two fields and some tall pines. After A+B there was an open air minimalist church constructed out of steel, a forest walk lined with candles and designed around bespoke cocktail selections, and a reception site that lead from one magical tent to the next. The cocktail tent with its explosion of flowers, fabric escort cards, a living floral installation that reflected the custom design of our wedding invitations, and themed lighting design on the ceiling. The dinner tent with long tables, a clear tent so thin you could see the stars, custom napkins and print materials in rose gold flickering off the taper candles above mauve velvet linens, and luscious floral with pomegranates on the tables. The open air black and white dance floor which flowed into a lounge and bar area inside of a 25 foot high tee pee tent they found and brought in from Montana. The bonfire they created off the dance floor complete with adult s'mores. All of the food was prepared outside, each stage of the event was accompanied by a separate custom cocktail, and every single detail was executed to perfection. It is difficult even now to describe the level of detail, creativity, and originality in one review. Their level of professionalism surpasses any I have ever experienced. They stay calm in the most stressful of situations, and they genuinely love what they do. Their intuitive agility is second to none, moving seamlessly from conversations with my mother about place settings to budget and financial considerations with my CEO father. They are, without question, the best I have ever seen at their craft.”
- Sarah Power and Travis Linderman, 2016 Client
"Alison & Bryan created and executed an unbelievable, once in a lifetime event for our family. From start to finish, the process was a delight. They have exquisite taste, down to every detail. By the time the event came we had no worries because we had come to trust them implicitly. It was such an amazing day and event that our family glowed with happiness for quite sometime after. Everything was so perfect, it is hard to imagine ever experiencing that again. We have another Bar Mitzvah coming up in 2018 and so look forward to relishing in their talents once again."