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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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  • 189 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 :)

    Carr Bettis

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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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    5 out of 5
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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.

    Ambrose 2.0

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  • Catherine is great we just got married May 25,2019 and she made sure it was everything I dreamed of. She was easy to contact and flexible with all of my many questions and needs. You won’t be disappointed she’s a gem!!

    Dawn Anne

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    5 out of 5
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  • We worked with Catherine to plan my daughter's wedding in Santa Barbara at the Canary. I highly recommend Catherine! She was professional, creative, meticulous, and extremely responsive to calls and emails! She is very intuitive and took time to ask questions and clarify things so she knew what my daughter wanted for her big day. Everything turned out perfect. There was not one detail missed. Catherine was organized, and everything was flawless, from the ceremony, to the reception to the dinner. The decorations were exactly what my daughter wanted, the arbor was absolutely stunning, the flowers were beautiful, everything was perfect. Catherine made the entire planning process easy, and stress free. She is an ultimate professional, who understands people and what they want, and is absolutely gifted in creating a wedding to remember.

    Gina Guerrero

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    5 out of 5
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  • Can’t say enough good things. We planned a wedding less than two months out and everything went very smoothly. Catherine was easy to communicate with and had great suggestions for locations. We had our ceremony at Manning Park and it was perfect. Would recommend Weddings By The Sea to anyone looking to plan a ceremony in the Santa Barbara area. Thank you for helping us with our big day!

    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.

    Jessica

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  • I began speaking with Catherine about my wedding after reviewing her website and decided this was a great fit for the size and budget of our wedding. During the whole process, as I bombarded her with emails weekly regarding my small wedding, she was always quick to respond with a professional and positive reply. There was never anything that could not be done. She was open to adjusting and customizing our package in every detail we needed. I was constantly changing my mind about things and she was always happy to make the changes, never felt irritated with me. Everytime I felt nervous about something, she calmed me down. The flowers I visioned for the arch arbor post were better than I could have dreamt of myself and matched my bouquet perfectly! Our beach wedding had rain in the forecast leading up and Catherine went out of her way to try to find different indoor locations for us (with less than a week to go!) and was amazing in finding an alternative for the rain. Luckily it did not ... Read more

    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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