What you say about us...
Liz & Adam married on 04/13/2019
“Good Morning Emma and Marie, thank you for an incredible event! You both have been so wonderful to work with, we can't thank you enough. Everything went perfectly and looked so beautiful. We loved seeing all the decorations come together in the space. When we first met you for coffee, we knew we'd found the right people.”
Colleen· married on 03/01/2019
“ Emma put together the perfect wedding for us. It was exactly what we had envisioned. After doing research, I couldn't find any other business that do what Emma does for the incredible prices she offers. Our ceremony on the beach was so romantic and Emma’s French cute accent added to it. Everything was easy, stress free and all her recommendations were spot-on, from the perfect beach to the amazing restaurant where we had our reception afterwards.”
Felicia & Brandon · married on 02/09/2019
“We are sooo happy that we went with Montecito Weddings! It was an amazing process and experience. Emma was beyond wonderful. She made everything so effortless and easy. The ceremony was simple, yet gorgeous and it was absolutely everything and more than I could have imagined. The price of everything was very affordable, and for everything they provided and the service we received, we would have paid more! The pictures turned out amazing too! We are beyond satisfied and would definitely refer people!!! It was an incredible day!”
Sally · married on 12/07/2018
“Loved every minute of it! Everyone was so nice and helpful.
Emma with her cute French accent is an amazing person in general but the best wedding coordinator I could have ever asked for! We were 100% pleased with everything Montecito Weddings provided for our ceremony, mini reception and photos on the beach! I would highly recommend Montecito Weddings!”
Emilie · married on 11/08/2018
“Montecito Weddings is the best I would recommend this business to any and every bride to be. They have all kind of packages to choose from rather if it's just a simple ceremony for just the two bride and groom or packages to fit your every need.
Thank you Emma for making our wedding day a beautiful experience! It truly was our dream wedding!”
Kris · married on 10/20/2018
“Was an absolutely beautiful beach ceremony and all the amenities that came with the package were beautiful as well. Thank you so much to Emma that made my wedding day the absolute best day of my whole life”.
Joanne · married on 10/19/2018
“It was wonderful! Even better than we had hoped for :) Everything was set up how we wanted, looked gorgeous. Emma was so nice and helpful.Very responsive, professional and pleasant. Highly recommended!”
Gabriella· married on 09/01/2018
“Emma from Montecito Weddings was awesome to work with. We planned the entire beach wedding from Texas, and she was very responsive emailing and knowledgeable dealing with beach licensing. She made the wedding planning easy by offering suggestions and knew exactly how to put on a beach wedding! We were very pleased and could not have asked for a better day! We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful and caring wedding planner. Thank you!
Ashleigh · married on 08/10/2018
Emma was fantastic. Helpful, responsive, understanding and truly soulful. Thanks you Emma and Montecito Weddings team !”
Natalie · married on 07/17/2018
“I loved working with Emma. She was easy to get along with and very helpful with me
questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her!”
Ted · married on 06/29/2018
“Emma did a terrific job of setting up our wedding at the location she recommended. The ceremony went really well and all the ideas and suggestions she offered us went well in the implementation of our wedding. I strongly recommend her services to anyone wanting to get married at Santa Barbara.”
Jeff & Marilyn · married on 10/14/2017
“Our wedding was better than we expected. They made our event extra special. We will recommend them to our family and friends. We had our perfect Santa Barbara beach wedding through Montecito Weddings. Everything was absolutely gorgeous”.
Lynne · married on 08/26/2017
“I can not say enough about the services that this company provided. My wedding was magical from start to finish. I made several changes along the way, even up to a few days before. Everything was perfect, from set-up to pictures. They made this day come together with ease. Words cannot express my beautiful day!”
Dennis & Phillys · 05/06/2017
“Wonderful, wonderful service! Thank you so much Montecito weddings team, for making our wedding so memorable.”
Cory · married on 09/24/2016
“Sarah was extremely helpful and invested in our wedding plans right off the bat. In all of our wedding coordination it was clear that she cared and wanted to make our day special. I would recommend having Sarah and Montecito Weddings help plan a wedding to anyone”.
Darleene · married on 04/20/2016
“My now husband and I wanted a VERY VERY VERY small wedding and our budget is the same. We found Montecito Weddings when we searched for an all inclusive packages via the interwebs. We ended up getting one of the "Blue Diamond" packages that included a ceremony and dinner (score!). Our goal is to have a buddhist ceremony, we wanted our colors to be blue & green ( our favorite colors), have the wedding during a weekday so we don't get grandpa in a speedo sun-bathing in the background of our photos, and our overall goal is to just show up. We didn't want to make any decisions regarding flowers or any of those small details that turn people into bride & groomzillas. Sarah the wedding planner was amazeballs. She made the whole process soooooooooooooooooooooo easy. I mean the only thing I really had to worry about was where to get my hair & makeup done; since we don't live in the area. We initially met her at least a year before our wedding date; which gave us plenty of time to make any adjustments to the package. We did have some restrictions, since my husband does have pollen and food allergies. Emma was SUPER accommodating regarding those requests. I did have to chose colors and tell her what kind of flowers we could have, I basically gave her my "Soon to be Mrs" pinterest board. I think that made it so much easier in communicating what we wanted/expected.
The day came and everything went like how it's supposed to with the ceremony, and the dinner on the beach. Everything was beautiful down to the little details. Dinner was provided along with the package & photographer too. If we had to pick which part of the wedding we were like "meh" about, is the tri-tip. A couple people didn't like to see pink & wanted it cooked more. Other than that, everything exceeded our expectations, seriously”.
Jeanelyn · married on 09/06/2015
“Sarah will make all your dreams come true! They are absolutely AMAZING and will give you the most magical wedding in the world. I had the PERFECT WEDDING they did everything so beautifully and with passion. Sarah is truly wonderful women and love making fairy tales come true. They certainly went above and beyond on everything from the decorations to the entire ceremony and every little thing. My wedding was better than i could have ever imagined and it was all because of them. I am so blessed and thankful for Sarah she is the best of the best! It was a Magical Day in Santa Barbara”.
Jennifer · married on 08/15/2015
“Sarah and her team did a fantastic job at our little 40 person wedding ceremony. They set up white chairs, chuppah with fabric and starfish detail, and a space for our officiant which happened to be Emma at Butterfly Beach in Montecito, California. I couldn't be happier with the services received from this company. In addition to providing officiant services along with ceremony set up, they worked with a florist to create my bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet, boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, and work directly with a photographer that captured the entire ceremony and photos afterwards. I highly recommend them if you are looking for small wedding ceremony services at the beach, courthouse, etc”.
Juanita · married on 05/16/2015
“Montecito Weddings is AMAZING! Our ceremony took place at Butterfly Beach, the set up was breathtaking. Emma coordinated our 20+ bridal party perfectly and Sarah gave a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that left my husband teary-eyed. It was a marvelous day and Sarah really helped to make it that much more special. We appreciate everyone at Montecito Weddings who took care of every detail, from the rehearsal to the set up, music, ceremony, and clean up. Glad we were able to have you do our wedding!”
Tatiana · 11/25/2014
“Sarah was an excellent wedding officiant. She had an amazing speaking voice and was very professional. She listened to us as to what we did and did not want read at or ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with”
Stephanie · married on 09/27/2014
“Sarah provided such a beautiful experience for our very small wedding. We purchased the "Santa Barbara Special". Although our package was one of the cheaper ones, they put in just as much effort to make everything perfect and run smoothly as a big wedding package. Without a doubt I would refer them again and again to friends and family. They truly are professionals in the business and lovely people to cross paths with”.
Lisa and Tom · married on 09/02/2014
“Very easy and simple. We had a small wedding, and this was perfect. We were able to adjust the ceremony to fit our style. Sarah was in the moment and made our wedding very special.
Jenny · Married 01/21/2014
“She was wonderful! The ceremony was exactly the way we were expecting, it was perfect”.
Maria · married on 01/19/2014
“We had our wedding on very short notice and Montecito Weddings helped pull it off and make our day beautiful. Thank you”
Bill · married on 11/12/2013
“Thank you to Sarah for a very beautiful wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was just perfect for us. Later in our hotel we we read again several times the copy of the words from our ceremony- just beautiful. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to our harpist , Sara, her playing was so lovely and was such a wonderful part of our wedding. Also thanks and appreciation to Kim for her photos that will be coming in a few weeks. I know from the poses and locations her photos will be amazing, We are so excited to see them. Thanks again to all for making out wedding very special”.
Andre · married on 08/03/2013
“We had the most beautiful beach wedding on Padaro Lane in Carpinteria, and Sarah Farmer made it all possible!! SEVERAL guests said it was the best wedding they ever attended. It was the event of a lifetime.
Sarah's website offers well organized information and photos. Sarah is easy to contact and full of expertise. The Montecito Weddings staff arrives early, sets the scene and provides anything/everything necessary for a seamless ceremony. PLEASE look no further!! You'll have the wedding of your dreams!!”
Mark · married on 06/01/2013
“My wife and I fortunate and blessed to have found Sarah, and Montecito Weddings to help us plan and execute our intimate ceremony. It's amazing to work with someone so caring, down to earth and easy-going such as Sarah - she's a rock star! She kept in constant communication with us, up to the big day. Any changes or tidbits she didn't hesitate to accommodate. It's funny how a 5-person guest list ended up being 13 people + bride and groom, lol! She definitely made this wedding planning painless (I wasn't some sort of GroomZilla, was I, LOL). The venue (even though we changed it from the Clock Tower to the Mural Room), was perfect! Much more intimate for us and the rest of the family. The ceremony was very beautiful and heartfelt, I almost shed a tear, haha! It was an awesome weekend getaway to get married in Santa Barbara... BIG THANKS, to Sarah and Montecito Weddings! PS: Kim gets KUDOS here too, for being such an awesome photographer and notary. We love you Sarah! I would highly recommend them... even for the budget-minded and/or intimate ceremony-type peoples.”
Melissa · married on 04/06/2013
“Sarah and her staff made planning my wedding from Seattle painless. She took the time to make me feel comfortable with every decision I made and went out of her way on several occasions to make sure I would have the wedding of my dreams. I highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!”
Laura · married on 03/26/2013
“Sarah was great! Wonderful to work with and responded quickly to emails. She made planning a beach elopement from out of state very easy and low stress. I really appreciate her professionalism and assistance.”
Jason and Josie · married on 03/21/2013
“Sarah made our day so special, she took care of everything we had no worries, sarah also made me the most beautiful bouquet it was exactly what I was looking for. the photographer was awesome as well.... overall experience was amazing”
Ligia · married on 03/17/2013
“The whole team was wonderful! They are attentive to your needs ,provide beautiful settings and detail. They make your day extra special ! :)”
Ina · married on 09/25/2012
“We were given great personal attention! The photographer & officiant made our day a very special occasion. I would recommend them to anyone!!”
Sara · married on 09/15/2012
“My wedding took place on September 15, 2012 at Manning Park in Santa Barbara. I purchased the Garden package. The wedding ceremony was beautiful! Everything was taken care of. I had a guest list of about 70 and everything went smoothly. I added a couple things to the package that Sarah was able to take care of. I am from Los Angeles so it was nice to be able to email her questions. She was always very nice and sweet on the phone, email and in person. Julio and I are so glad we worked with her for our wedding! Thanks Sarah! Xoxo”
Lia · married on 09/15/2012
“I thought this was a great deal and the ceremony was nice. I really liked how the marriage license was brought us at the hotel to sign and then filed for us! So wonderful to not have to worry about that!!!”
Simon · married on 09/10/2012
“Very warm and welcoming. Would not have chosen anybody else! They provided the kind of American helpful, friendly level of service that the US is supposed to be famed for! Fantastic service!
Aaron · married on 07/28/2012
‘My wife and I wanted an elegant, first-class, wedding for around 20 people and I had no idea how difficult it would be to plan this. We are planning a larger wedding next year but we wanted an intimate gathering for immediate family and our closest friends before we had to move away for work. Many of the nicer venues I called have a 40 person minimum or the minimum food and beverage requirement would have made the per person cost extraordinary. We have no problem paying for quality but we do have a problem when the value these venues were offering was just not equal to the price.We were getting frustrated and thinking about going to Las Vegas but my wife was really against this idea. I agreed to make one last search and that's when I found Montecito Weddings. Sarah and her staff provided exactly what we were looking for at an excellent price! Sarah helped us find a stunning location for our ceremony right across from the Four Seasons, overlooking the ocean at Butterfly Beach. Our reception was in a magnificent garden in Montecito. Sarah hired a wonderful caterer and our guests raved about the food. Sarah also provided a very talented photographer and an amazing videographer who delivered our high definition video within a week. The wedding looks amazing on our 60 inch TV. We can't wait to see the pictures. Sarah's ceremony was very special to us. She is kind and very easy to work with. There is really no other company that provides this level of service at any price”.
Kimberly · married on 07/20/2012
“Sarah Farmer is amazing. She made my entire wedding party feel at ease and kept a smile on her face the entire time. My parents are singing her praises to their friends and I would recommend her services to anyone I know who is looking for an officiant. Sarah met my husband for the first time the day before the ceremony and he couldn't have been happier with my pick in Sarah :) The ceremony ran so smoothly and it was quick but beautiful, exactly what we wanted. Thank you Sarah for making my wedding a wonderful success!!!!!!
Shelley · married on 07/17/2012
“Montecito Weddings provided the ceremony for our wedding. My husband and I planned a destination wedding and were first impressed with Montecito Weddings web site and the reviews. After speaking with Sarah Coryell Farmer on the telephone I was impressed with her as well. She helped us plan our ceremony and worked with us to stay within our budget. She assisted us in the verbiage of the ceremony and made it very personal. She added many special touches that made the whole experience very pleasurable. Her professionalism was excellent and our guests were impressed with her. Since we were planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara it was very important to have an open line of communication and Sarah kept us informed during the whole process. Our wedding day was everything we hoped it would be and are very pleased that we chose to have Sarah officiate our special day.”
Arthur · married on 07/09/2012
“We booked our wedding from England, mainly by e-mail with a couple of calls. All our questions were answered really fast and always complete. We met Sarah the day before our wedding - she came to our hotel and, on the day, everything we planned together was perfect and our expectations totally exceeded. Sarah is a lovely person with a very friendly personality and terrific sense of humour. Absolutely 5* plus - you will love her and her professional team”
Claudia · married on 07/01/2012
“Sarah is marvelous at what she does! She truly made our special day one we will never forget and her staff is equally as attentive and extraordinary. The best part about this unforgettable experience was being stress free. We never worried about anything because we trusted that Sarah was committed to making our day perfect and memorable. We highly recommend Montecito Weddings!”
Lara · married on 06/23/2012
“Rev. Sarah is AMAZING! Even if money was no option, and it was, as me and my husband are full time graduate students, and working for free to fullfill our internship requirements, we wouldn't have changed a single thing about our wedding.
Don't be fooled if she doesn’t return your first call/inquiry email immediately. She is frequently out of town, but as soon as she returns, she contacts you, and is incredibly thorough. She is extremely accommodating, and never displays any frustration if you need to make modifications. Despite the fact our families were a very hard crowd (Armenian, traditional, and not pleased with our choice to have an outdoor wedding) everyone loved Rev. Sarah. She tactfully plugged in some jokes/humor into our ceremony, and people couldn't stop chuckling. We were in disbelief as we had a very tough crowd. We ran a few minutes late to our own wedding, and called Rev. Sarah panicky. She told us to she would be there waiting for us, assured us to stay calm, to drive safely, and let us know everyone was eagerly awaiting us, and everything looked lovely! If we could redo our wedding, we wouldn't change a single thing. We couldn't have been in better hands! One of our friends who got married earlier this year, had an extremely extravagant wedding ($100,000), and attended our wedding, told us they would like to redo their vows for their first anniversary with Rev. Sarah, at our location (Leadbetter Beach). We were pleasantly surprised, as our wedding cost us a little under $4,000.”
Samantha · married on 06/21/2012
“ This place was wonderful. I was planning my wedding from far away and didn't know what expect. It's almost like taking a gamble and I won the jackpot. They went out of their way to accommodate every little detail. From flowers to music and even an extra bouquet 5 minutes before the ceremony started. Everything went smooth and perfect. They even had Some songs picked for us when we didn't know what to dance to. I was blown away how great everything and everyone was. I would totally go to them again if I were to renew my vows. Thank you guys so much for my perfect day I couldn't asks for a better one.”
Niesha · married on 05/26/2012
“Loved it can't wait to renew r vows”
Matt · married on 03/10/2012
“My beautiful new wife and I had the absolute pleasure of leaving our all-important wedding day in the hands of the resourceful, kind, and professional people at Montecito Weddings. Having many sites to choose from, my wife and I chose the Sunken Gardens at the Santa Barbara Courthouse (which is stunningly beautiful in March). The Reverend Sarah Farmer worked intimately with us to accommodate all of the details that we desired to make our day the most spectacular and romantic event imaginable. Sarah was so helpful in guiding our thoughts and ideas into a workable ceremony which she delivered beyond the point of our high expectations. Her crews were quick, efficient, and most importantly detailed to an impressive extent. Montecito Weddings is a very personal, beautiful, and affordable service that puts a lot of effort into giving their clients a day to remember for the rest of their lives. Their service packages come with many different locations, backdrops, and styles that can fit most people’s budgets and personality styles. My wife and I are still glowing over the experience weeks after the fact- remembering how Reverend Sarah's staff was on target and timely about each step along the way, how the guest’s chairs and the ceremony arch looked stunning with flowers and lace intertwined to give a very classy look, how the photographer was very kind and patient in capturing every tender moment, how the musicians (a classical guitarist and violinist) played our requested music and set the moods for the brides entrance, and how the Reverend Sarah conducted the most beautiful ceremony which was personalized to our unique personalities. Overall, our experience with Montecito Weddings was everything that could have ever dreamed about, especially considering the low prices and the beautiful venue of the courthouse courtyard. We did not have any stressful moments in leaving many important responsibilities in Sarah’s capable hands. I highly recommend using this service and enjoying memories that will last a lifetime.”
Lydia · married on 01/07/2012
“Sarah Coryell Farmer performed my ceremony and was awesome! My family and friends loved her as well...She's great I would recommend her to any bride to be!!! Love her!!!! :)”
Felicia · married on 07/01/2011
“Oh my god! Sarah was our angel. she made our wishes come true. We are from Canada and wanted a "real beach" wedding. Montecito Weddings was the only one that catered to all of our needs. We contacted Sarah about 6 months prior to our wedding. Yes, most of the communication was done via email as I was too busy to even blink and then there was the time difference. We were working on opposite clocks ha ha.
Sarah planned everything and even surprised us with some extras. She is amazing!! I would never change a thing. She was very patient and understanding and gave us that fairytale sunset beach wedding we always dreamt of only this was much better than we even imagined. I felt like a movie star as the onlookers complimented everything they laid eyes on. There was another wedding a little further down the beach and they passed by to say that they should have gone with Montecito Weddings instead! Now that's a compliment!! I had the best setup, the best cake, the best officiant - the best of everything. We stayed at the Four Seasons and the ceremony was just across the street and a little further down on Butterfly Beach. Our ceremony was such a heartfelt intimate one, that I felt as if I was falling in love again. It brought such meaning and tenderness. I think that both Sarah and Scott were an amazing team. They bring such love with them and that's what you need - to be surrounded by love and support. They're the perfect pair for a romantic meaningful ceremony.
The pictures captured every moment showing only happy and fun and love! Scott would jump out of nowhere and capture the moment - even if its you pondering just before the walk down the aisle, or that sneak of a kiss. It's like he had a monitor on our every movement and could predict what's going to happen next. The food was delicious, the service was very warm and the staff catered to our every need. The cake was soo damn good! Red Raspberry Velvet, YUM-E! We would definitely be doing a Montecito again! This is an A++ for sure. The price is very affordable and you get everything done for you. No headache, no stress. According to Sarah - All you need is love and each other, she takes care of the rest. This is really all that you need. The rest just happens, it's really a dream come true.”
Antonia · married on 06/04/2011
“When my fiance and I first started planning our wedding we were overwhelmed with the different things we had to get done, in such little time, 2 months. We had always wanted a wedding near the beach preferably near Carpinteria or Santa Barbara and we live about 2 hrs out as well. We found Montecito Weddings in Santa Barbara with Rev.Sarah 1 month and a half before the wedding date. Everything was done via phone and online and the entire process was the most easiest and non-stressful that I could have ever asked for. She was very prompt with responding to me emails and phone calls, making sure I understood everything that we needed to do, tending to every detail no matter how small. She even met with us in Santa Barbara 1 day to do a small walk through of what was supposed to happen on our wedding date at the ceremony location, and mind you she was sick that day and had lost her voice and still showed up for our appointment! She helped us out by recommending hotels and restaurants for the day since she knew the area better than we did. Everything went smoothly through the day of the wedding. My flowers she provided were gorgeous, the set up for the ceremony on the beach was beautiful. Unfortunately it did rain a bit on the day of, but she was able to rent out a tent to cover the chairs and guests and keep them out of the water. Despite the rain everyone loved it, it was an amazing day, we got compliments on our arch and decorations throughout the day. Rev. Sarah, Pastor Scott and their crew were awesome. We definitely recommend their services! We can't wait to see our photo's also. The photographer they provided was very professional as well. Thank you Montecito weddings for the most amazing day of our lives!”
Jennifer · married on 05/15/2011
“Very very happy with everything.”
Natalie · married on 05/14/2011
“We had a truly wonderful experience with Montecito Weddings, and Rev.Sarah was amazing! From planning, flowers, location, ceremony, music, photography/videography, and all details in between...all made simple, and cost effective (which was important since we had a small group). All other staff were friendly and helpful. We loved our Wedding, and are so glad we chose Montecito Weddings, especially Sarah, to celebrate our special day! Thank you so much!”
Acacia · married on 05/09/2011
“Montecito Weddings was amazing! Everything was perfect ... from Reverend Sarah and Scott to the beach .. to the decorations and the food to the cake and the setting. Everything was planned and done for me, and especially being from out of town, it made the wedding very stress free. The ceremony was beautiful and Sarah was so amazing ... everything about Montecito weddings was fabulous!!”
Maria · married on 04/23/2011
“Rev. Sarah was amazing. We live in northern california so she made it very easy for us, prices were very affordable. She gave a great ceremony along with the rose ceremony. We appreciate everything and recommend her for your wedding.”
Jessea · married on 04/10/2011
“Sarah is awesome! We had the perfect beach wedding ceremony. Our reception was at the Biltmore and they did a great job too.”
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Elydia · married on 02/14/2011
“Great experience, planning my wedding was fun and easy. No problems with anything. Sarah was great in her service. Great experience!!!!!”
David · married on 01/15/2011
“What a blessing to have found Montecito Weddings. Sarah was so helpful to work with, it's obvious she she has a passion for weddings and is very attentive to detail. Our ceremony on the beach was so romantic and Sarah spoke right to our hearts. Her photographer, Scot, is an amazing photographer, capturing shots that really brought out the romance in our fairytale wedding. Everything was so well thought out and very professional from the flowers, the setup, to the photography. Thank you so much!”
Katya · married on 01/01/2011
“Scot and Sarah at Montecito Weddings did a fabulous job officiating and photographing our wedding (as well as providing the entire set up with chairs, canopy, AND chandelier on the beach!). We loved the tenderness of the ceremony and the ease in which they orchestrate all of the details. Having Santa Barbara as our destination wedding location made us decide to move here! Thanks you two, you rock!”
Evelyn · married on 12/17/2010
‘Sarah was very professional and really helped me a lot with the planning. I was not familiar with the area or anything around SB and she recommended good places to stay and eat. She was great.”
Jenny · married on 05/29/2009
“Sarah was awesome!!! I thought having a destination wedding would be hard, but with her everything was a smooth sailing on my wedding planning, and on my actual event. She provided almost everything... she helped me from location of the ceremony, arch & chairs at the beach ceremony, the decorations (set up), recommended a great bridal hair dresser, officiated our wedding ceremony, hel us out on getting our marriage license, recommended an awesome baker, almost everything... just ask. And the price... not expensive, she's very reasonable. I highly recommend her if your getting married in Santa Barbara :)”