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Planner and Officiant in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 455-2270
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 193 Reviews


    Norma Welche

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  • Catherine, our wedding planner, was so amazing! She stayed right on top of everything and always had a plan B at the ready, which was very useful when we had rain on our big day without warning. Yet, our ceremony went super smoothly thanks to her! We highly recommend!

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    It was a beautiful wedding at Alice Keck Gardens! I'm so glad the rain held off during the ceremony :) The photos are gorgeous.

    Lady J.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My boyfriend and I wanted to elope in Santa Barbara. I needed to figure out how to do that. I had a specific date in mind and a time. But, since I do not live in Santa Barbara I needed help. Catherine could not have been more professional, more kind, more caring and more knowledgeable. She has been doing this for a long time and her vast experience and honest advice helped me to make the right decisions. Catherine was always available to answer my questions and she suggested options that I did not think of. In short, Catherine was absolutely the reason that our wedding day was a huge success. I highly recommend this Catherine and her super professional team to make your wedding day memorable and happy. My photo's are so much better than I could have imagined. This is one satisfied customer.

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    Thank Lady J. ! It was truly a pleasure to work with you and make this special day happen for you and your fiancee. Wishing you both all the best :)

    Oscar

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding went perfect! Weddings by the Sea did a great job, they were very accommodating and made sure that everything we wanted to do during the ceremony was done how we wanted. We have no complaints and would recommend this company to anyone thinking about having a beach wedding in Santa Barbara where we had ours.

    Zandro Cara

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  • Excellent service, would recommend

    Dana Abel

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    5 out of 5
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  • Getting married during a pandemic is a rollercoaster. After needing the cancel the big wedding I originally had planned, I was looking for a company that could help me with an elopement. I was completely devastated and defeated. Then, I came across the Weddings by the Sea website and contacted Catherine for more information. She immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease as she took on the responsibility of planning my elopement. She was attentive, sweet, had great recommendations for our small reception dinner, listen to my wants/needs, and overall made my elopement a perfect day I always dreamed of. I’ve already recommend her to a few friends and raved at how easy she made it for us. And the package we chose was totally affordable! Thank you so much Catherine for making our wedding elopement a memory we will cherish forever!

    Carr Bettis

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great human being, works hard, extremely organized and diligent. I won't use her again since it's a once in a lifetimeopportunity..but you shoul!!

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    Thanks Carr! It was so much fun to help with planning the proposal and the wedding. Lots of good memories of June 11, 2020.

    Santa Barbara Elopement

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    5 out of 5
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  • Catherine was wonderful, not only did she provide amazing service but she was always available for questions and comments. Weddings by the Sea Santa Barbara made sure our special day went by smoothly and was beautifully organized. Can’t recommend them enough!

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    I'm so glad we were able to make this special day happen for you despite all the challenges with the pandemic. All my best to both of you! Catherine

    Lyna

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    5 out of 5
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  • After going back and forth a million times on the timing and sizing of our wedding with our families, my now husband and I decided to go with what we had envisioned for our wedding. With such a short turnaround (4 months from the decision date), we immediately started looking for help and I was so lucky to have found Catherine and her amazing expertise. Catherine was extremely responsive and helpful from initial contact to the day of our wedding. We live in Huntington Beach so planning a Santa Barbara wedding ourselves would’ve taken much more time and effort than we had for our jam packed schedules. Catherine provided us with a suite of services and made our day so beautiful. She took care of seating, decor, florals, the officiant, photographer, and a was with us with any other details or questions we needed to address. The day of our wedding the ceremony went off without a hitch, and received so much praise from our families. She truly pulled off our vision of an intimate wedding c... Read more

    Summer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Catherine paid attention to every detail of our beach wedding in Santa Barbara! Our wedding was beautiful, intimate, upscale yet casual....it was a perfect day. I would highly recommend Weddings By The Sea! P.S. The pictures I have attached were from wedding guests. We have our professional pictures coming! The photographer was awesome!

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    We loved being part of this wedding! Summer had some very creative ideas and was open to input. We had great fun designing a beautiful Santa Barbara sunset wedding.

    Holly Rubenstein

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was a pleasure working with Catherine. We are a British couple, and it couldn't have been easier planning our California wedding with her.

    Raymond Adkins

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  • When my fiancee and I were deciding where to have our elopement, we were a bit overwhelmed with the options. Catherine was extremely helpful, responsive and made planning the wedding easy. Weddings by the Sea did a wonderful job, and gave us a wedding day we will both cherish for a lifetime.

    Felicia Hopkins

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  • Catherine was amazing. We originally were planning a wedding of 70 people. Covid changed our plans rapidly. Our wedding date was August 23rd we didn’t decide until June that we were going through with our day. Catherine was very solution based and presented many options when we could no longer keep our original venue. Catherine made sure our ceremony was within Covid compliance. Catherine was amazing with coordinating everyone we had a beautiful ceremony on the beach with food on the beach Catherine allowed us to use the chairs to eat on the beach. I loved that Weddings By the Sea was a one stop shop. My bouquet was stunning and was designed by Catherine. Our wedding photos are amazing Catherine also provides the photographer!!!

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    It makes me so happy that despite all the obstacles, the biggest being a major pandemic, we were still able to make your wedding happen on the original date. It was a beautiful ceremony! Wishing you and your family all the best xoxo Catherine

    Adela

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  • Catherine was totally flexible and willing to work with us on some of our own design and decor concepts that weren't part of her original package and her pricing was very fair. The result: a beautiful wedding that went off without a hitch!

    Kelly B

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  • Loved Catherine and her service. We live in LA and didn't have the time to make multiple trips, so it was a huge relief having Catherine take care of everything - with such attention to detail - especially things like the marriage certificate. She had great, proactive ideas to make the day extra special. We wanted to do a SB courthouse wedding but it was booked - so she helped make the wedding beautiful in a nearby park. We used our own photographer and priest, but everything else was all Catherine! She let you customize however you wanted.

    Dana

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Our wedding day vision was by the beach, summer weather, sand, sun and our closest friends and family. Picking our spot on the beach to be married was a great experience. We wanted to show up and not worry about small details on our big day. Working with Catherine allowed us a stress free experience and we were able enjoy our wedding day.
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