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A garden ceremony for Emily and Christian’s beautiful June wedding at Rancho Valencia. It was a pleasure to officiate the wedding ceremony for this sweet couple! So kind and gracious, no wonder the benches were overflowing with loved ones.

Shoutout to wonderful collaborators:
Jose Villa Photography  – thank you for capturing these incredible images!
Brooke Kegan Events – absolutely on point in coordination, likeability, and professionalism.
Enchanted Evening Productions– provided beautiful live processional and recessional
music for the ceremony
Gorgeous florals by Sarah Winward
and of course the beautiful unique lush venue, Rancho Valencia

aisle florals

Bountiful florals highlight the aisle

arch

How much do you love the wooden benches!!

back arch

Stunning arch created by Sarah Winward

boutonniere

Perfect simple boutonniere

ceremony back view

Simple setup on the lawn

ceremony long view

Friends and family witness the I Dos

couple-tree

A fun sweet couple. The gorgeous trees on property make for a beautiful frame.

dress back frame

That dress!

violin

Incredible strings filled the air with beautiful music

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Recently I met with a couple who shared their beautiful story of how they met, and then how he proposed. Immediately after he got down on one knee (and she said yes!), they took off for a camping trip up the coast. The bride-to-be dashed off a few texts to friends and family with the good news.
When they arrived at the campsite they had no reception. Little did they realize what a blessing that became.
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For the next 24 hours they basked in their new status, just the two of them in Nature, sharing dreams. Spending that time with only each other.
The next day as they headed off, reception was restored and their phones were full of texts, calls, posts.

Of course it was wonderful to receive all the well wishes. But they realized that if they’d been able, they would have spent all that time on the phone with family, texting with friends, posting pics.
A little delay made all the difference in savoring and remembering that very special time together, off the grid.

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Do you have all the information you need to acquire your marriage license? A few things to know:
You have a 90-day window to acquire your license. You have to call to make an appointment (no walk-ins). There are several locations throughout San Diego County. It costs $70. You both have to be present.

For more information: https://arcc.sdcounty.ca.gov/Pages/marriage-licenses.aspx

Tip: Make a day of it! Though it is a government appointment with a lot of paperwork, enjoy the moment – it’s a big deal. Celebrate with a lunch or walk along the boardwalk on Pacific Highway and enjoy the ships!

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My mother came for a visit this summer. She stayed for a week. I gave her my bedroom, and I slept in my garage-converted-to-sanctuary on a fancy airmattress.

My sanctuary has carpeting and drapes and couch and ottoman, and a massage table for my reiki clients. It’s a lovely space, but even still, I wasn’t sure how great I would sleep “out in the garage.”

Truth is, I slept more deeply and soundly during that week than I have in a very long time. Which seemed perplexing, until I realized, “Oh, yes, the energy.”

HouseHealimageEven though it is technically the garage, the majority of activity in that space is of prayer, healing and meditation. No wonder I slept so well. Now I need to do more prayer and meditation in my bedroom and bring that same great energy there!

Every room in your home has a different energy, based on your behaviors, emotions, and activities while you’re in that room.

And, guess what? You can shift the energy.

As a nondenominational minister I facilitate Home and Business Energy Clearings.
As we move into October it is a great time to make that final energetic transition from Summer into Fall.

Now you can learn how, too:

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When I tell people I perform baby blessings, often a smile appears, followed by slight confusion around the eyes.

My sister asked, “Like in the Lion King?”
Well, definitely with the enthusiasm and sense of community, but without quite so much drama, and there is no dangling of babiesThe-Lion-King-the-lion-king-13191392-800-600 over a cliff.

So, I continue describing, “it’s taking a moment to honor this new little life in your life. To focus on your intentions for parenting this child, the promises and commitments you are making to your little one. Even asking for support from your friends and family.”

But beyond promises, intentions, and support of community, it’s a moment to invite the Divine into your baby’s life and purpose while they play on Earth, whatever that means to you.

You can make the Baby Blessing ceremony a big occasion and invite all of your extended family, friends, and people in your community.

Or it can be an intimate ceremony, just the two of you and your child.

Whatever you create, it’s a time to focus on honoring the Sacred Experience of bringing this child into the world and promising to do your best to help the child be their best.

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