About Patrice Handley


As a contemporary NON-DENOMINATIONAL Santa Barbara Classic Weddings Officiant, I respect all beliefs, traditions and lifestyles, including those of the LGBTQ community. I tailor each ceremony to what you wish to convey. Some couples want a simple ceremony; some couples want many choices. Whatever you wish, I'll be honored to compose just the right thing. It can be informal, traditional, religious, non-religious, spiritual-but not religious, multi-cultural, interfaith, poetic, or a combination of styles. And it's always wonderful to include children!

I'm very dedicated to creating ceremonies that couples really love. I'm known for having a calming influence and confidence in what I do, coming perhaps from years of working with couples composing ceremonies that make them happy...please be sure to read my reviews. I will always encourage you to call or email me any time... I'm here to help!

I am familiar with many of the unique places that make it a perfect locale for weddings, since I've lived in Santa Barbara for over forty years. And destination weddings are my specialty, since I've married couples from all over the U.S. and the world. So, whether it's a casual, intimate ceremony or a large formal event, or something in between, I look forward to sharing your special day!