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“Marriage is a Promise of Love, Marriage is a Commitment to Life,

the best that two people can find and bring out in each other . . . “

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Book your 2017 wedding date by Dec. 31, 2016

and receive $100 off officiating services!

As your wedding ceremony officiant I will work with you to express your story in a ceremony unique to you as a couple, that will engage your family and friends as well. Just Imagine the story you can tell. . . .

Services include:



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*unlimited emails (or scheduled phone calls) to create your customized ceremony with you; providing and guiding you on selections for poems, readings or rituals.
*attend and/or conduct rehearsal.
*officiate your ceremony on your wedding day (arriving half-hour early for any setup, sound check, etc. )
*sign and mail your marriage license after the ceremony

*$250 deposit to book your wedding date

CONTACT: gayle@justimagineweddings.com / 619-865-9482

*Not in combination with other discounts. Does not apply to “Just Us Two” rates.

Whether you exchange vows on the beach, the place you first met, or your own back yard, Just Imagine will help you create the ceremony of your dreams.

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Gayle Feallock officiates nondenominational wedding ceremonies, uniting couples in marriage since 2007.



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For couples planning their wedding in Southern California, you have so many options and choices available to you. And the number of wedding officiants, and officiating styles, is aplenty.

So how do you choose the best one for you?

Some things to Consider:
~What is the tone of your wedding?
~What is their style? Easygoing, serious, joyful?
~How important is the Spiritual or Religious aspect for you?
~Do you feel comfortable talking with them?

Are they flexible? Recently I met with a couple who said they had attended a friend’s wedding and the officiant was quite stern with the groom during the ceremony, when he slid the ring all the way onto her finger before completing the final declaration, “with this ring, I thee wed . . . ” So the officiant made the groom take the ring off and put it on again. REALLY?

Rules and procedures are there to HELP you, to ensure things go smoothly.

Photo by Anika London

Photo by Anika London

They should never take precedence over the joy and intention of the moment. If you don’t do it perfectly, it’s ok. As your wedding officiant I am there to guide you, and certainly would never chastise you about not doing it exactly right.

On the other hand, will your officiant keep you on track in the ceremony creation process or do they just do everything you say? This is most likely a new process for you, and sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. Your officiant should have the experience and authority to make you aware of why something might not work the way you envision, and to find an alternative.

A few questions to ask a wedding officiant before you book:

– What exactly do your services include?
– How many weddings do you perform in one day? (is there a chance they will be late to yours, or have to leave early?)
– Do you have backup in case of emergency?
– What is your experience performing weddings and what is your training?
– Do you attend and/or conduct rehearsal?
– What do you wear?

And maybe the most important question of all:
What made you decide to become a wedding officiant? What is your passion and purpose? (Does it align with yours?)


Just Imagine Wedding Ceremony Officiating Services:

What Can You Expect? 

·      Creating Your Ceremony: After our initial meeting, you will receive a suggested outline for your ceremony, based on our discussions of your vision and intentions.
You will also receive suggestions for readings and poems, unity ceremonies, and other wedding rituals. You might love these, or they will simply help get you started in finding or creating your own.

·      Consultations: The ceremony creation process takes place via email and phone calls as needed to answer all of your questions; guide you in your selections of wording, poems and readings; and put the finishing touches on your ceremony vision.

·      Rehearsal:  A week prior to your wedding date, I will collect the names of everyone in your wedding party, and those walking down the aisle. With this information I will assist you in creating the processional order and use this final “Master” list to conduct rehearsal.
If you have engaged the services of a wedding planner, I will still attend the rehearsal, to review important aspects of the ceremony with you.

·      Officiating Your Wedding Ceremony: On your wedding day I arrive at the ceremony location at least 30 minutes prior to start time. This allows time for sound check, confirming last-minute items, etc.
If your ceremony requires it, I can provide a small table & linen.
Generally I wear a suit while officiating your ceremony. (I have been known to go barefoot in the sand if requested!)

·      Mailing Marriage License: After the ceremony is complete, I will sign the license, as will your two chosen witnesses. On the next business day, I will mail your marriage license in for you. It takes about two weeks for the county to process and make your marriage certificate available to you.

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How amazing would it be to say “I do” at your own private retreat? There is a new venue in town – Retreat to the Oakes – that offers all the serenity and privacy to make it your own.

Plenty of space and interesting landscaping-perfect for cocktails on the patio.

Plenty of space and interesting landscaping-perfect for cocktails on the patio.

Their open house last night showcased some beautiful options for a great event.

I would love to officiate a wedding ceremony here – it truly has the feeling of your own private retreat, with a sophisticated appeal.

Woodsy backdrop for your private wedding ceremony

Woodsy backdrop for your private wedding ceremony

DJ Spencer Bezy served as emcee in his own inimitable style.  One of my favorite florists, Kiyoko of Cherry Blossom contributed beautiful floral arrangements. And guitarist Anthony Garcia added to a great musical experience.

The beautiful waterfall pool is a sophisticated centerpiece

The beautiful waterfall pool is a sophisticated centerpiece

Congratulations to the partnership of Gloria Dogue (Weddings by Gloria) and The Oakes on creating a beautiful new wedding venue!

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Spotlight on a Former Client and Goddess Bride:   I can truly honestly happily say that all of my clients have been Goddess Brides! And after their wedding, as they move into new adventures, they continue the qualities of the Goddess Bride through creative endeavors and projects about which they are passionate.

Kirsten and Anthony just celebrated their one-year anniversary! Their wedding was held in a beautiful simple chapel setting and they celebrated with a private home reception.

A creative woman with a dramatic streak, Kirsten showed her romantic side, displaying roses and baby’s breath in her hair.

A creative woman with a dramatic streak, Kirsten showed her romantic side, displaying roses and baby’s breath in her hair.









Just Imagine is so excited to support Kirsten’s recent creation – she is now a published author!  I happily agreed to read her book to support her in any way and was thrilled that it is a FANTASTIC read. Ice_Song_front_coverI tore through it and was so sad when it ended – I wanted to continue this journey with the characters. Do yourself a huge favor and grab a copy. Then check out Kirsten’s Web site to track the publication of the second book!

Congratulations Kirsten!Kirsten Imani Kasai

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Dean Barker with Paul Barnett Photography

Dean Barker with Paul Barnett Photography

Transform your private home into a fantasy world. For this private home wedding in Rancho Santa Fe we added clear tenting so guests could enjoy the beautiful landscaping and starry night while still staying warm and cozy out on the expansive patio.




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