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Tracey Cherrie was both highly accommodating and talented when it came to providing flowers for our Ventura wedding. She did an amazing job on the bouquet, the centerpieces and arch arrangements. She worked with us to find options that fit within our budget, including hanging around after the ceremony to move flowers from the archway to the reception area in order to save costs. Tracey was a joy to work with and allowed us to create a unique and stunning wedding. It wouldn't have been the same day without her.

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Natalie said... 
Tracey Cherrie with Romantic Santa Barbara Weddings exceeded our expectations in every way. Our wedding was a small 20 person destination wedding and it made us nervous to plan a wedding from across the country (we live on the east coast). We knew we had to find a good wedding planner that could help us navigate this. Tracey had great reviews online so we contacted her and had an introductory phone call. From that point forward she was an absolute pleasure and joy to work with. First, she was SO patient with me. I asked her a million questions about Santa Barbara and asked for her advice/recommendations on possible ceremony sites and she patiently worked through this with me before I even paid her a first deposit! (I mean, who does that??) She gained my trust early on and OMG did she deliver perfection at our wedding! We were picky with all of the details of our wedding and made lots of changes to Tracey’s standard wedding package - she was flexible and willing to do all of this. We asked for a very specific chuppah (4-post arch) with minimal draping and birch trees as the posts — she made a more beautiful chuppah than we could have imagined! We got married at the South Bluffs of Elings Park, which is a windy location, and she managed to secure the chuppah with sand bags and hide them so they weren’t at all noticeable. Tracey made the most beautiful floral bouquets and even added small thoughtful touches, like a beautiful table for the signing of our ketubah (marriage license) and instead of a drawer in the table she pulled it out and filled it with flowers. It was stunning and such a simple touch. You will not be disappointed with Tracey. She is so sweet and kind and is excellent at what she does and such a great value! THANK YOU TRACEY!

5.0

Tracey Cherrie was both highly accommodating and talented when it came to providing flowers for our Ventura wedding. She did an amazing job on the bouquet, the centerpieces and arch arrangements. She worked with us to find options that fit within our budget, including hanging around after the ceremony to move flowers from the archway to the reception area in order to save costs. Tracey was a joy to work with and allowed us to create a unique and stunning wedding. It wouldn't have been the same day without her.

 

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Tracey was our wedding coordinator this past September in Santa Barbara, CA. I found out about her company after searching online and seeing the package deals. This is exactly what I was looking for—a no hassle wedding. I love to give my input, but I would be too overwhelmed if I had to plan every little detail. She took care of the flowers, Photography, chairs, decorations, and introduced me to officiants. The final result was just gorgeous—couldn’t of asked for anything more beautiful and at a budget-friendly cost. Tracey was just so wonderful too! She really is such a sweet soul and truly loves what she does. She is very encouraging and I found that helpful since wedding planning tends to be stressful. I can’t speak highly enough about her and the company’s wedding packages. 

 

 

 

 

Common Mistakes When Planning A Beach Wedding

Summer is just around the corner and the thought of a romantic beach wedding with toes in the sand sounds like everything you dreamed of.   When planning your seaside wedding there are some things to consider and avoid making mistakes.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEDDING ATTIRE:  Usually a fairytale wedding dress is too much for a beach wedding. Every wedding company has a selection of beach wedding designs.  You don't want to look out of place or over dressed.  SIMPLICITY is key.  The boho looks great on the beach.   Do you want to look sexy on your wedding day, usually a mermaid style dress looks striking. An empire look is also beautiful.  Get the picture? The super big poofy dresses will make you feel like a fish out of water. I highly suggest that you wear a wedged shoe, a flat or going barefoot (so romantic).  High heels will sink into the sand especially during the ceremony.  You will be more concerned about your heels than your I DO's.

COOL TEMPERATURES:  Consider the air temperature when planning your beach wedding.  In Santa Barbara, the median temperature is mid 60s.  Although we have more than 300 sunny days a year in Santa Barbara, it does not mean that the air is always warm.  Mid day weddings are ideal temperature wise, however, that means more beachgoers. Late afternoon to sunset weddings are better as there are less people on the beach.  But remember, as the sun drops so does the temperature.  Warn your guests to bring something warm to wear.  You may want to bring a wrap for yourself plus it can make for a great photo prop. 

SELECTING A BACKDROP FOR YOUR WEDDING:  Depending on your budget, a beautiful beach set up sets the tone for your beachside wedding.   Too many brides get caught up on insisting on deep and colorful drapery on their set up.  You don't want to fight mother nature. Usually the soft cream color or white chiffon is enough to compliment the natural ocean backdrop.  I have seen way to many set ups with deep burgundy, dark blue, reds, etc.  I personally feel these colors distract from what you wanted in the first place...a beautiful ocean backdrop.  You can add a punch of color with your floral scheme.  Just keep the drapery to a neutral.

CONSIDER YOUR GUEST'S COMFORT:  If you are having guests, here are some things to consider...designate a place for your guests to deposit their shoes, i.e. a basket, a beach mat, a large towel, etc.  You don't want your guest's shoes full of sand for the reception.  Suggest to your guests to bring something warm to wear.  Bring water for your guests.  Seating is not necessary as most beach ceremonies are rather short - 15 to 20 minutes. But if your budget allows it, by all means supply chairs for them.  Give them an exact location of the ceremony.  Too many ceremonies do not start on time because the guests are lost. Lastly, send them off to the reception as soon as family photos are done so they don't have to wait for you while taking your post couple photos.  After all, they are ready to party!