Photo Credit: Michael + Anna Costa Photography; @michaelandannacosta
It’s been too long since we spotlighted a vendor crush, so on #WeddingWednesday, we figured we’d go all in on a guy that we’ve met and LOVE. Tyler Speier, you’re awesome, but we’re pretty sure you hear that ALL THE TIME. In a world kind of owned by women (#sorrynotsorry), it’s not all that often that you come across a baller male wedding planner, but when it happens, it’s a happy, happy day. Brides, if you’re in the Santa Barbara area, or if you’ve just decided that you’ll be having a SoCal soiree for your special day, then let us introduce you to Mr. Tyler Speier, because you’ll probably want his info. (At least that’s what most vendors say when they’ve had a single opportunity to work with him, fans for lifeeee).
We had the incredible honor of collaborating with Tyler on a styled shoot a few weeks back, and as a crew who’ve done lots of photo shoots, this one was, by far, one of our faves. Why? Because Tyler knows everything there is to know about conceptualizing and curating a major I Do coup.
“We are event designers and wedding planners in Santa Barbara specializing in social events and destination weddings in Southern California and beyond. We are passionate about creating timeless, captivating and memorable events that tell a unique story, which reflect the visions, aesthetics and personalities of our clients. Our creative team infuses peace, joy, and creativity into the event, wedding planning and design process, making the experience as fun and memorable as the day itself.”
Granted, if you’re vetting vow visionaries RN, you’ve probably read through countless other similarly-worded bios, but let’s zero in on that part about ‘peace, joy, and creativity.’ He’s sparking joy, people, what’s not to love about that? Moving on, he and his team also believe in cohesive design from start to finish. So, they don’t only offer wedding planning services in Santa Barbara and beyond, they also provide their clients with full custom floral production and event design. From managing event logistics and designing the unique details that make a big impact, to full installations and teardown, their team ensures that you will be able to have that peaceful, joyful, beautiful, and fun-filled event that you’ve dreamt about since well before that ring found its way around your finger!
Here’s Tyler’s vibe, if it sounds like your soul is finding its counterpart in his, then definitely reach out and get to know him.
“My design aesthetic is a distinct combination of timeless elegance and romance paired with location-inspired influences, inspiration from nature, and natural elements. I firmly believe in the beauty of carefully-executed restraint, allowing the natural beauty of the venue, flowers, greenery, patterns, textures and clients to speak for themselves.”
Carefully-executed restraint. Now, that’s a phenomenal sentiment, especially when we live in a world that’s constantly pushing extras. If you look at Tyler’s feed, you’ll see a grid that is gorgeous. There’s color, there’s brightness, there’s whimsy, but there’s also a fair share of moody and poignant black and white captures that are powerful and intentional. Talk about cohesive: even though the photographers are different across the board, the imagery is so deliberate and delightful. Everything honors Tyler’s design aesthetic, while still saying something about the couple and their love story.
I’ve also never seen so many sensational, yet grounded reviews from newlyweds before. Sure, after your wedding day, you’ll have wedding vendors who ask for reviews, referrals, and you’ll pick and choose which pros you think get top rating. Tyler Speier gets ALL the 👍👍👍, but it’s not just 5 out of 5 stars, the thoughtful testimonials he gets from elated brides and grooms (just days after their wedding, sometimes right before they jet off on their honeymoon) goes even beyond that. Mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom chime in, too, and their feelings are mutual in that Tyler knows what he’s doing and...
“I had my ideas in my head of what a perfect wedding day would be like, then fully prepared myself to be ready for something not quite the dream in my head -- and then had my expectations absolutely blown out of the water. Our wedding day was so far beyond my wildest dreams, and I'm so thankful for all the work you did to make that happen. Tyler, I had held it together all week and hadn't really cried, until I saw our reception hall. It was so much more beautiful than I had even hoped. I don't know how you knew, but it was simply stunning. EVERYONE commented on how it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever seen. People raved about the décor, the food, the service, the music, and just how smoothly everything went. You made planning a wedding easy and enjoying one even easier! We are so so thankful for that. We love being married!” ~ Adrienne & Drew
“I am a full-time wedding photographer and over the years I have learned the importance and necessity of a great coordinator. Tyler is phenomenal and never ceases to amaze me. The more I work with him the more I am grateful for his fantastic communication skills, his consistent positive attitude, and his ability to calm people down in any situation. When I work with Tyler I am confident everything will be organized, well planned, and will flow perfectly. As a bride, I knew Tyler was the only coordinator I could trust and be completely comfortable with. He walked my fiancé and me through the wedding planning with patience and leadership, and he communicated with the vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page. The day of my wedding was amazing! Tyler orchestrated everything beautifully, even around a rainy morning, and there were zero concerns on my end as the bride. My wedding was absolutely perfect and I had multiple vendors from my wedding day ask me for Tyler’s contact because they said he is the best coordinator they have ever worked with! Tyler Speier is an incredibly talented coordinator. He is calm and collected through all situations and can seamlessly coordinate all aspects of weddings without putting off any anxiety or stress, only excitement for the big day!” ~ Jessica & James
“Hey Tyler! We are just calling before we leave on our honeymoon to say "THANK YOU!" Our wedding day was perfect. You are so creative, talented, easy-going, and fun! You helped us incorporate all of our ideas into one cohesive, beautiful event. Thank you for taking us to the Farmer's Market for inspiration, thank you for making our flowers and decor look spectacular, and thank you for making our wedding day the best one of our lives!” ~ J & A
“As I faced the marriage of my son only six months after my daughter’s wedding, I was absolutely thrilled that Tyler was willing to come alongside me and infuse new energy and excitement into the planning process. He offered fresh, creative ideas that were very well received by the bride and groom. I was amazed with the transformation of the church social hall into an elegant party, complete with artful and creative food and floral displays and a pleasing room arrangement that accommodated the large crowd. His staff was very efficient and professional. Tyler has definitely been gifted with great organizational skills and creativity, and at the same time, a servant’s heart that goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience for all!” ~ Fern (Mother of the Groom)
OMG, I didn’t think praise like this existed, but yes, it does. Want to get in touch with Ty? We think you should!