ABOUT

Photo by Kurt Boomer

Photo by Kurt Boomer


Celebrating love one wedding at a time. 


Event of the Season is a full service wedding planning and design company who has coordinated hundreds of weddings from Los Olivos to Los Angeles. Established in Santa Barbara, California in 2005, California Wedding Day Magazine recently named Event of the Season Top 2017 Wedding Planner in Santa Barbara & Ventura County.

Specializing in luxury weddings Event of the Season has produced events at locations such as San Ysidro Ranch, Kestrel Park, Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, Bacara Resort and Spa, Sunstone Winery, Belmond El Encanto, Crossroads and numerous private estates. Event of the Season is known for producing awe-inspiring and sophisticated designs. 

Their knowledge of the wedding industry and relationships with Southern California's top wedding vendors allows them the ability to assemble a well-suited team of professionals that truly compliments each couples personality and aesthetic. Experts at creating moments and considering every detail, clients visions are elevated into something magazine worthy. Recognized for their organization, calm confidence and positive attitudes, they handle even the most stressful situations with ease and resilience. In addition to exceptional weddings, Event of the Season produces unforgettable weekends full of events providing clients and their guests with an unparalleled experience that exceeds all expectations.


OUR TEAM

Photo by Norman & Blake | Beauty by Brianna Stewart

Photo by Norman & Blake | Beauty by Brianna Stewart

KELLY CLARK LEONARD
owner + lead planner

A Santa Monica native, Kelly established Event of the Season in 2005 after working for a short time as a floral designer. In that position she was able to offer her coordinating services and quickly found a passion for weddings. Known for her calm demeanor, warming presence and unparalleled attention to detail, Kelly's passion shines through in everything she does. When she's not planning weddings you can find Kelly enjoying time at home with her husband, two children and two adorable pugs, Bruiser and Bailey. 

Photo by Norman & Blake | Beauty by Brianna Stewart

Photo by Norman & Blake | Beauty by Brianna Stewart

CASSIDY RAE RIOS
creative director + associate planner

With a background in design and business management, Cassidy began working for Event of the Season as an assistant coordinator in 2011. From 2012-2016 she continued to assist Kelly while running a coordination and design business of her own. In 2016 Cassidy joined Event of the Season full time as creative director. Aside from designing dream weddings Cassidy loves to travel, hang at home with her husband and dog, discover yummy cocktails and treats and lay low with friends and family.