Jessica Kuipers

Santa Barbara Wedding Planner. Wife. Mother of two rugrats. Laugh like a PEZ dispenser, with my mouth wide open and my head way back. Proudly use the word Hella, as I am a Bay Area Native. Love a good 'Farm To Bar' Chopin Greyhound. The louder the music, the better, preferably EDM, but I'll pretty much blare anything, especially my girl Rhi-Rhi! I love antique shopping and am obsessed with HGTV shows, and with no shame, Reality TV. If I could live anywhere, it would be in a Restoration Hardware catalog or at the Anthropologie store in New York. I own cowboy boots {nickname is "Boots"} and leopard print pumps. I used to eat my weight in cheese and sushi, until I became Vegan.  So now, I will eat you under the table when it comes to fruits and veggies. I carry a bottle of hot sauce in my car and I love to drive fast.  I’m high energy and hard working. I talk too fast and I truly believe that I was meant to be the third Gilmore Girl. I inhale what life has to offer, good or bad, and I am not afraid to voice my opinion!

Onyx and redwood

Onyx and Redwood, formerly Bijoux Events, has been a destination wedding planning and design company for the past 15 years.  We travel near and far to create memories through our events. We produce small intimate gatherings, large-scale celebration's, and anywhere in between. We understand that not only does an event's success lie in the planning, but that the memory lies in the attention to detail and the personal relationship built with the client. We like outside of the box thinking and appreciate the creative process that develops unexampled guest experiences.  We are known for our vibrant and colorful energy, ability to make things happen, professionalism, hard work, and demand for great service. We constantly monitor and interact with many local special events to broaden our knowledge of great event production while implementing aspects of current trends but still weaving in those personal touches to make every event genuine.  Are you ready?

Onyx and redwood Team

The team of wedding professionals I pull together for each of my events, is unique every time. My clients vision, personality, and of course budget, is what drives the creative collaboration, and is what makes my job so much fun! I want each and every wedding that I do, be a true reflection of who my clients are, and always find touching ways to incorporate special details that are distinctive to them. I am a huge advocate for my clients, and I work very hard to ensure they receive the best service, quality products and memorable experience throughout the planning process as well as on the wedding day. My experience and years in the industry, along with the relationships I have cultivated, can provide this. I also take very good care of my vendors, as I am a firm believer in staying local, if possible, and supporting your events community. As a village, we thrive!

Onyx and Redwood Rentals

Over the years I have found it difficult at times to find the right design elements for my clients that were more than just your average rentals.  I believe in going local first, but also found that going to LA meant hefty delivery fees and minimums for my clients.  I don't believe in spending money, just to spend it.  I believe in quality over quantity.  I also am a believer that we all need to be a part of the solution and not continue to be a part of the problem, by doing nothing.  Because of this, we now offer grounding stoneware plates made right here in California, rare ceramic chargers directly from the artists who create them, and other uncommon items, such as bold woven grass chargers from Africa that empower women and help bring an end to poverty worldwide.  Don't just make it pretty, make it matter!  We can't wait to collaborate with you!