Sonal and Eric

Wedding Update

As many of you already know, we tied the knot on April 25th! While it wasn't the Santa Barbara greenhouse wedding we planned, our families still made it feel so special and memorable. This is surely a day we will always remember and quite a story to be told in the future. Who gets to wear Mr. and Mrs. face masks at their wedding? We did! 

There have been many silver linings through all of this, including extending the wedding excitement for a longer period of time :). Still to come: 

Religious Ceremony: Several of our family members and our officiant/close family friend weren't able to be with us due to travel and gathering restrictions. We are grateful for modern technology so we could have a virtual cheers, but it doesn't replace being together in person. We look forward to following up with small a ceremony once restrictions lift. 

Celebration(s)!: Once the world feels healthier and we are allowed to have larger gatherings we want to celebrate with all of you. We still don't know what or when that will be, but we're hoping you'll all be extra eager to eat, drink, and dance with us after sheltering in place. 

We want to thank you for the tremendous outpour of love. We will continue to update our website with photos from this past weekend and moving into our new home along with updates on future celebration plans.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and happy during this time.

Lots of love,
Sonal & Eric 

Dear Friends and Family,

Due to everything going on in the world right now, we have decided to cancel our wedding plans in Santa Barbara next month. 

We have confirmed the hotel blocks will allow cancellations with no penalties. For those of you who were flying in, airlines have been accepting cancellations with no penalties as well. Of course we are sad to have had to make this decision and apologize for any inconvenience, but this definitely feels like the right thing to do with the CDC recommendations. We want to make sure everyone stays safe. 

At the moment, we are planning to still get married next month in a courthouse with our parents present. The move into our new home is also helping us stay excited and distracted :). We will keep you updated as we figure out plans to celebrate our nuptials with all of you once the quarantine is over. We will also keep the site updated with our wedding ceremony photos, updates on our new home, and plans for the wedding celebration. 

We want to thank you for outpour of love and support, it really means a lot to us. 

With Love,
Sonal & Eric 

We're getting married!

We created this wedding website to help you plan for our upcoming celebration in Santa Barbara. Here you’ll find hotel block details, travel tips, registry information, and things to do in the local area. We'll continue to update as we get closer to the date.

Please consider booking your travel and accommodations sooner rather than later as SB is quite the wedding destination! We want to make sure you find a place to stay and at a good rate. If you'd like to be included in our room blocks at either The Kimpton Goodland or Ritz-Carlton Bacara, please email

We hope you will all also join us for a welcome dinner the evening before the wedding, 4/24.

And finally, thanks so much for all of your love and support so far. We feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people in our lives and can’t wait to celebrate our special day with all of you.

See you in Santa Barbara!

Sonal & Eric
Petra Kern