Francesca Patruno Santa Barbara Officiant has been conducting wedding ceremonies in the Santa Barbara region since 1991. Francesca makes collaborating with couples a fun and easy experience to create glorious wedding ceremonies that truly reveal the unique spirit of their loving bond and honors every couple’s beliefs and traditions. Francesca has been honored to officiate weddings, baby blessings, memorials services, vow renewals and more.
In an effort to honor each couple’s unique relationship, Francesca will conduct religious or personal rituals and is happy to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies. Francesca’s greatest joy is creating a heartfelt wedding ceremony that allows you to celebrate your relationship with your dear friends and family, from formal or relaxed, traditional or unique. Through a series of meetings, she will plan with you to create a wedding ceremony that will contain the essence of your loving bond with each other. At your chosen location, she will preside over the following wedding types, with a rehearsal if desired:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kevin Donahoe · Married on 08/10/2019
Francesca was able to help us pu together an amazing ceremony in just a few weeks.
I am truly grateful for Francesca and her amazing talent for quickly homing in on the things that were important to us. She created a ceremony that touched all of the people who were present. She had everyone participating and that caused my wife and I to feel so loved and celebrated. I can hardly wait to renew our vows and have her officiate again.Sent on 09/08/2019
Chelsea Cartwright · Married on 07/06/2019
Perfect balance of a well-organized and personal officiant and ceremony!
I found Francesca via Wedding Wire and reached out to her and a couple others to officiate our wedding. We scheduled our conversation via Skype as she lives a few hours away (near our venue) and immediately knew that she would be the right fit for us as we got to know each other and through the questions she asked of us, our relationship and how we wanted our ceremony to feel.Sent on 08/01/2019
She was great at answering questions and keeping us on track with checklists and timelines throughout the process so that we would not feel stressed in the final weeks leading up to our wedding. We were even able to add one last meeting with her in person in Santa Barbara for lunch where she suggested a great cafe for us to sit down and go over everything one last time. We were able to practice a run through of the ceremony there with her, as we chose to forego a traditional rehearsal to free us up the day before the event.
Guests commented on how personal, heartfelt and "like us" our ceremony felt and we attribute that mostly to Francesca's planning and how invested she was in getting to know about the two of us and our relationship, making the whole process feel deeply personal. I could not recommend her more highly and say enough good things about how at ease we felt knowing that she was at the reigns and organizing everything so thoroughly every step of the way.
Joseph Whitcher · Married on 06/15/2019
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
When we saw Francesca's page on Weddingwire we just had a feeling she would be the right officiant. We were so nervous in the run-up to our initial Skype interview but Francesca immediately put us at ease. She was so easy to talk to. We didn't interview anybody else; she was the one.Sent on 08/10/2019
Being that we live a couple of hours away from Francesca and our venue, we had two long getting-to-know-you Skype meetings wherein she got to know us. She really dug in and got into our lives, our families, our relationship, why we wanted to get married, and what we wanted to get our of our marriage. She gave us in-depth questionnaires to answer in writing as well. Francesca turned our interviews and our questionnaires into a beautiful ceremony which felt so personal that guests asked if we had a previous connection with her.
Francesca held our hands every step of the way. She kept us on task and on schedule with friendly reminders of deadlines and milestones. She always had suggestions that helped us figure out exactly how to have the ceremony we wanted. She was so patient and kind and warm and giving and truly such a joy to work with. She also worked well with other wedding vendors.
XOXO Francesca - you helped make our day so perfect. We could not be more pleased.
- Your Dear Joes
I do videography and this is the first endorsement I've written for anyone. I often don't include words by the officiant in a wedding video -- and if I do, I sort of cringe. Francesca obviously spent time getting to know Deb & Phil. You could tell by how relaxed and happy they were during the ceremony. and her words, the pacing at which she delivered them were amazing. Made my job easier, and helped tell the couple's story. It's this kind of pairing we all hope for to help make a couple's day special. I really recommend her!