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A beautiful day for Ashlen & Thea; made all the more poignant as we celebrated their union the day after the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

Their joy, enthusiasm, and unique touches made for a very special wedding ceremony at a private home estate, canyon-side.

ceremony smilesMajestic views and even a huge hawk swooped low just before the ceremony to check out the celebration.

“Gayle, Thank you for everything! It was a very nice ceremony and we couldn’t have done it without you! So thank you so very much!” ~Ashlen and Thea

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A beautiful rustic arch bursts with color. Designed by Ranch Events. Photo by Chana and Don.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds! Photo by Chana and Don.

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A sweet moment, waiting for her bride. Photo by Chana and Don.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Their unity ceremony, the Blending of the Sands, celebrated their favorite colors and will be a beautiful keepsake in their home. Photo by Chana and Don.

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Incredible views at this private home set on the canyon. Photo by Chana and Don.

Thank you so much for the pics to Photo by Chana and Don: Such pros at catching sweet emotion!
www.photobychanaanddon.com

In addition to providing the catering, Ranch Events put on quite a display with gorgeous rentals, dynamic cake, and incredible floral displays
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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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