Finding unique Santa Barbara wedding vendors is a matter of taste. So, if you have a taste for the authentic, quirky and artistic, here’s 14 potential vendors to fall in love with.

Unique Santa Barbara Wedding Hair and Makeup artists

Rachael B - HMUA local to Santa Barbara

Sheila Raye Stone  - licensed cosmetologist in CA and VA

If you aren’t looking for full glam on your wedding day, these two talented women are for you. They specialize in camera-ready looks which still feel and look natural.

They’re both incredibly sweet and have a calming presence, which are important qualities in a HMUA. They are, after all, “in your face” for quite a long time!

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Unique Santa Barbara Vendors: Wedding Florists

Fleur de Rye 

Fleur de Rye specializes in wild yet elevated floral designs for a range of wedding sizes. From elopement bouquets, flower crowns and dried arrangements all the way to full wedding installations, you’ll adore their hand picked services.

PacWest Blooms 

PacWest is family-run by a mother and son out of Carpinteria. They offer full service wedding florals and planning, with an impressive attention to detail. They have a sixth sense for recognizing their client’s unique needs and wants with excellent customer service. 

Their packages are ideal for larger, more complex wedding themes with large floral arrangements and decor. 

For smaller, more casual celebrations or elopements, I’d recommend the following wedding florists instead…

Boho Chic Dreams 

100% local to Santa Barbara, Boho Chic is exactly as the name implies - they’re perfect for eclectic, small and bohemian style weddings. They don’t shy away from kaleidoscopic color combos and create very naturalistic arrangements.

They have options for full service wedding florals, as well as a la cart and smaller elopement packages.

Alexis Ireland 

Alexis has a very organic and California style, and shuns a lot of the big wedding industry hype. Sustainability is an essential part of her brand as well. Her florals promise to be sourced as locally and seasonally as possible while making sure things are properly composted after an event. She’s also eliminated the use of floral foam & chemicals in as many of her arrangements as possible. If sustainability is a value of your wedding day, Alexis is the Santa Barbara florist for you!

Unique Santa Barbara Wedding Planners

Stephanie at Joy & Design 

Stephanie is the perfect fit for non-traditional couples wanting vendors who encourage them to go against the norm. She is a high energy, lovely human being who will orchestrate all your ideas, from the simple to the quirky, into one seamless day.

Suzie with PacWest Events 

Reach out and request Suzie! Just like with PacWest Florals, PacWest planning and event coordination offers truly bespoke customer service. They know how to manage even the most complex of Santa Barbara weddings and you’re truly in good hands with Suzie.

Brooke at Burlap & Bordeaux 

Brooke is very detail oriented, hyper organized and down to earth. Her personable and fast communication is top notch, so it feels like she’s right by your side all the way. She offers full service planning and takes it all off your plate!

Shauna at Santa Barbara Elopement

Shauna is the go to elopement expert for Santa Barbara. Elopement needs can be different than large wedding event needs, so if you’re eloping I highly recommend her. She provides everything from cake table setup to officiant recommendations and permit advice!

Unique Santa Barbara Wedding Vendors, Musicians and DJs

Le Funk Sounds 

Are you passionately trying to avoid the cringey wedding singer stereotype? These two are for you. They’re absolutely rad, modern DJs with a very aesthetically pleasing setup. They got their start doing house parties and EDM type events, and specialize in disco and funk. They’ll bring a whole vibe to your wedding!

Gavin Roy

This team of pros has a ton of experience with a range of event sizes, styles and backgrounds. They can also do full lighting and effects and photo booth setups. They’re for you if you want a big, WOW factor dance floor set up.

Patrick Butler

Patrick does it all - lighting, photo booths and mixing. He’s a great master of ceremonies as well, and adds his personal touch to events.

Looking for a unique Santa Barbara wedding photographer who shoots film?

There is a nostalgic and true-to-life quality about film. If you’re looking for truly unique Santa Barbara wedding vendors, consider photographers and videographers who shoot hybrid film and photo. Hybrid film and photo documents your wedding on a mix of digital and film mediums, so you get the speed and flexibility of digital and the artistic touch of film.

My name is Morgan, and I’m a local Santa Barbara film photographer. I wrote this article to share with you my favorite local vendors, and why I love them. These vendors share my values of sustainability, art, excellent customer service and prioritizing fun on your wedding day over all else.


A couple stands nose to nose holding hands on Ellwood bluffs during their Santa Barbara wedding.
A couple stands next to a vintage wood paneled car outside the Leta Hotel in Santa Barbara on their wedding day
A couple stands holding hands and looking at each other in front of a large colorful mural on their Santa Barbara wedding day.

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