Our Team

Catherine Forester - Wedding Planner

As Creative Director and Wedding Planner at Weddings by the Sea, Catherine is inspired by nature, traveling, and the individual stories that each of us has to tell. Catherine draws on years of experience producing and designing for the themed entertainment industry. Her experience spans events,  theater, theme parks, and floral design. She has worked with both large companies and boutique design firms. Her distinctive style combines elegance and whimsy. To quote Catherine....“I believe that every wedding starts with a love story and that story drives the overall feel and theme of the event. My goal is to help each client realize a personal vision and tell their unique story.”

 
Ivette Fernandez - Wedding Coordinator   Ivette has coordinated weddings at many of Santa Barbara’s finest venues. She has an amazing eye for detail and design. Ivette has a background in both special events and theater production. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ivette’s creative energy and enthusiasm have contributed to many successful, joyous celebrations in Santa Barbara.

Ivette Fernandez - Wedding Coordinator

Ivette has coordinated weddings at many of Santa Barbara’s finest venues. She has an amazing eye for detail and design. Ivette has a background in both special events and theater production. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ivette’s creative energy and enthusiasm have contributed to many successful, joyous celebrations in Santa Barbara.

Alex Gonzalez - Photographer   Alex has a passion for photography and talent for capturing those special, emotional moments. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he is bilingual in English/Spanish, holds a degree in neuroscience, and specializes in the study of human relationships. Alex is president and founder of the Gaucho Photography Club at UCSB

Alex Gonzalez - Photographer

Alex has a passion for photography and talent for capturing those special, emotional moments. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he is bilingual in English/Spanish, holds a degree in neuroscience, and specializes in the study of human relationships. Alex is president and founder of the Gaucho Photography Club at UCSB

Dusty Hoesly - Officiant   Dusty Hoesly has officiated over one hundred weddings since 2009. Originally from Oregon, Dusty is currently a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a Master of Religion degree from Yale Divinity School and is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. Dusty performs non-denominational, mixed-faith, spiritual, and secular weddings in traditional and modern styles and in all locations

Dusty Hoesly - Officiant

Dusty Hoesly has officiated over one hundred weddings since 2009. Originally from Oregon, Dusty is currently a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a Master of Religion degree from Yale Divinity School and is an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. Dusty performs non-denominational, mixed-faith, spiritual, and secular weddings in traditional and modern styles and in all locations

Wendy Brewer - Officiant   Wendy Brewer is an Ordained Minister and a Soul-Centered Counselor with an MA in Spiritual Psychology. She enjoys creating meaningful ceremonies that capture the heart, spirit, and deep connection of each couple she works with. Wendy has officiated over one hundred weddings on the West Coast, and offers premarital coaching upon request. Wendy honors all: Non-Denominational, Traditional, Same Sex, and Diverse Faiths.

Wendy Brewer - Officiant

Wendy Brewer is an Ordained Minister and a Soul-Centered Counselor with an MA in Spiritual Psychology. She enjoys creating meaningful ceremonies that capture the heart, spirit, and deep connection of each couple she works with. Wendy has officiated over one hundred weddings on the West Coast, and offers premarital coaching upon request. Wendy honors all: Non-Denominational, Traditional, Same Sex, and Diverse Faiths.