Patrice's Blog

Santa Barbara Classic Weddings officiant Patrice Handley loves to share inspiration, stories, and advice for brides-to-be. Find in this blog all the 'how to' to navigate with grace what is sure to be one of the biggest days of your life!


Spring of 2018: Top 5 Wedding Trends

Jan 2018

Spring of 2018: Top 5 Wedding Trends

We're super enthusiastic at Santa Barbara Classic Weddings about this year's Spring Wedding trends! There is a noticeable shift towards deeper, more bold colors this season. A trending color scheme includes those such as merlot, burgundy, copper and gold. Also, hints of sparkling silver and chrome have been sneaking their way into attire, bouquets, and accessories. Here we highlight some new ideas to incorporate into your ceremony.

1. Vintage Elegance.

Historical buildings, dusty barnyards and industrial spaces are in.  Here at Santa Barbara Classic Weddings are lists of the vendors who know the perfect locations to host your big day. Think "Gatsby Glam"...Sparklers, velvet linens, and faux fur coats!

2. Minimalistic...with a touch of Greenery!

From hanging floral installations, to potted plants lining the aisle, and geometric backdrops and centerpieces filled with succulents….the green scene is in! Add a contemporary, organic vibe to your wedding’s personlity.  

3. Flower Power.

The florists recommended by Santa Barbara Classic Weddings are ahead of the curve by creating bouquets with moody, earthy tones which create sophistication and add drama to the character and style of your big day. Texture is created by adding wild flowers with vines and even twigs to create diversity, giving an artsy twist to your classic arrangement.

4. Kimonos and Tiaras.

Create a free-spirited element to your bridal dress by styling it up or down with a lace or silk kimono. Or.. add a tasteful sparkle with a tiara, another graceful way to shine on your special day.

5. Culture-Centric Ceremonies.

Incorporating cultural customs into your service becomes more memorable than ever, and an exciting specialty for couples to share with their guests.  Our lovely, kind-hearted Officiant, Patrice Handley, has years of experience and skill, gracefully integrating and personalizing your own values and beliefs into your ceremony scripts.  Call us now, at (805) 886-5930.

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