Santa Barbara Classic Weddings • Santa Barbara • California 93105

Santa Barbara Classic Weddings
Wedding Officiant


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Service Area

Santa Barbara, Montecito, Ojai, Santa Ynez Wine Country, Carpinteria, Goleta

Services Offered

Patrice Handley of Santa Barbara Classic Weddings offers a highly personalized approach to creating your marriage ceremony. Patrice tells us, "By consulting with a couple I come to understand their wishes and ideas; and most importantly, I get a sense of their personalities. From their choices of content and from our conversations, I then fashion a ceremony that is unique to them. It can be as light-hearted or as deep and tender as they wish, but I always go for happy. What guests really appreciate about a marriage ceremony is a sense of sharing the experience. To hear the words of love and devotion spoken with sincerity and tenderness, and sometime spontaneous laughter, always brings the couple and their friends & family closer to the moments."

Whether formal or casual, indoors or out, intimate or large, spiritual or secular, Patrice will craft a meaningful ceremony that has "a certain naturalness and flow about it." While the content reflects the nature of each couple, she gracefully weaves together all the elements of vows, narratives, readings, promises, music, and blessings. Patrice has 5-star reviews over 10 years.

Prices and/or Package Info

The fee for an Elopement ceremony is $400. Even though this ceremony is "short & sweet" it can still be personalized by your choices of Vows and Blessings. Patrice has officiated many elopements in beautiful Santa Barbara.

The fee for a Personalized ceremony is $550. This fee includes a phone consultation and your choices of Vows, Poems & Readings, and Marriage Blessings. Your selections of ceremony content plus the consultation help Patrice craft and deliver of a very custom ceremony. A vellum-covered keepsake booklet containing the entire ceremony is available for a small fee.

Non-Denominational, Cultural, Spiritual, All Faiths, or Non-religious.

Travel Fees may apply.


“It was the sweetest, most emotional ceremony. Our guests raved about how lovely Patrice was and all of them wanted to know how we found her. They said it was obviously customized for us as opposed to a canned, traditional ceremony where the words are just read and not really thought about. There was laughing, crying and smiling.”

“We could not have been happier with Patrice and our wedding ceremony. Our friends and loved ones are still raving that our ceremony was the best one they have ever witnessed. A friend of ours actually officiates weddings - and he took NOTES! :)”

“Patrice really helped us navigate and shape the ceremony more. In the end, it was so amazingly beautiful—exceeding my expectations!”

“We had an idea of what we wanted and didn’t want and she could not have listened and understood us more. She created a perfect ceremony.”

“She provided the perfect amount of structure to make the planning not feel like a chore while still allowing us to tailor it to our personalities and relationship.”

“She was clear and loud enough for everyone to hear. She has a great speaking voice and her words flowed smoothly.”

“Patrice really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and was so warm and available during the whole process.”

“She gives you a gorgeous book of your ceremony that you can treasure forever. I look forward to reading it every year on our anniversary :) It’s these special touches that make Patrice so amazing!”

“Patrice’s method for planning the ceremony worked very well for us. She had reading options, vow options, and sample ‘words of love’ to give us ideas for our ceremony. We used a reading from her list but also found one online and she was happy to read both.”

“I interviewed several officiants. Some bragged about movie stars they had married, some grilled me about my commitment to marriage, some talked too much about religion. When I interviewed Patrice, all she wanted to hear was who WE were, how we met, why we were special as a couple and what our life was like. She was one of the most calming and caring persons I had ever spoken to over the phone!”

“She is a true professional and is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet.”

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Santa Barbara Classic Weddings Covers These Areas:

  • Southern California
    • Santa Barbara County
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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