Finding unique Santa Barbara wedding vendors is primarily a matter of personal style. So, if you have a flair 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 that 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 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 is family-run by a mother and son out of Carpinteria. They offer full-service wedding florals and planning, with 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…
100% local to Santa Barbara, Boho Chic is exactly as the name implies - they’re perfect for eclectic, intimate, 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 carte and smaller elopement packages.
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 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.
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 their team.
Brooke is very detail-oriented, organized, and down to earth. Her personable and fast communication is also 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 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
Are you passionately trying to avoid the cringey wedding singer stereotype? These two are for you. They’re absolutely rad, modern DJs with a special flair for disco and funk. They've got an aesthetic setup and a killer library, and will bring a whole vibe to your wedding!
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, classic, WOW factor dance floor set up.
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 Santa Barbara wedding photographer who shoots film?
My name is Morgan, and I’m a local Santa Barbara film photographer and Super 8 videographer. I created 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.
I love that there is such a nostalgic and true-to-life quality about film. It creates a very distinct look for your wedding coverage while encouraging you to slow down on an otherwise fast-paced day. Hybrid film and digital coverage is a perfect sweet spot if you can't commit to all analog, as you still get the flexibility of digital and the artistic touch of film.
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