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A Sparkling Event By Gayle

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Now that you are engaged or know of someone who is, let me say "Congratulations!" The next few months or year will be the most exciting. You can choose to have them stress free and... Read more
Now that you are engaged or know of someone who is, let me say "Congratulations!" The next few months or year will be the most exciting. You can choose to have them stress free and memorable by choosing me to help you and your family.
I’ll make sure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of.
Planning and coordinating a wedding can be an extremely hectic process. I handle every detail, freeing you and your family to savor every moment. I can help you with any or all of the following:

Facility & Vendor Selection and Coordination – florists, photographers, caterers, wedding locations,DJ's & others

Ceremony Planning – invites, music, readings, celebrants

Day of Wedding On-site Coordination – making sure everything goes smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy the day

Whether you want your occasion to be large or small, simple or elaborate, traditional or contemporary, you can have peace of mind knowing that I’ll be by your side making sure all the details are handled beautifully.

Please contact me to learn more about my services, to make sure I am available for your date, and to schedule a preliminary consultation. I look forward to meeting you.

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What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gayle was beyond AMAZING! I was referred to Gayle by the Sheraton & decided to give her a call, when my Husband & I met with Gayle, I immediately knew that this is who I absolutely needed to be there on my wedding day. She was so fun and friendly and knowledgeable, so It made me so comfortable knowing she would be helping me on my wedding day. I hired Gayle for the day of services, but honestly, her help was non stop. I was constantly emailing her, calling here and sending her text messages, no matter what, she was so helpful and was there to remind me to relax and remember that this was mine and my husband's wedding day & that what we wanted was all that mattered. I remember the day of the wedding, she was there on time & she immediately started handling anything and everything. Anything I started worrying about, she would just smile and say, I'll handle it. That was seriously the BEST thing I could hear all day from her. She did a great job coordinating the wedding party, the guests and me! When the ceremony was over, my Husband and I went to see the ballroom before anyone else & I was so upset because my cake was missing the flowers that were supposed to be there. Kid you not, Gayle took scissors and cut some flowers off the centerpieces and added flowers to my cake. That makes me laugh and smile to this day because this lady is like a fairy Godmother of weddings. I was waiting to enter the room and I completely forgot my lip gloss & here comes Gayle pulling lip gloss out of her pocket and told me "pick a color". I would highly recommend Gayle. She was absolutely wonderful & she can honestly handle anything. I thank Gayle so much for helping make our wedding day as beautiful & care free as possible, because it truly was a day I will never forget. If you want a fun, fabulous & carefree wedding, HIRE GAYLE!
Gayle was beyond AMAZING! I was referred to Gayle by the Sheraton & decided to give her a call, when my Husband & I met Read more...
Gayle was beyond AMAZING! I was referred to Gayle by the Sheraton & decided to give her a call, when my Husband & I met with Gayle, I immediately knew that this is who I absolutely needed to be there on my wedding day. She was so fun and friendly and knowledgeable, so It made me so comfortable knowing she would be helping me on my wedding day. I hired Gayle for the day of services, but honestly, her help was non stop. I was constantly emailing her, calling here and sending her text messages, no matter what, she was so helpful and was there to remind me to relax and remember that this was mine and my husband's wedding day & that what we wanted was all that mattered. I remember the day of the wedding, she was there on time & she immediately started handling anything and everything. Anything I started worrying about, she would just smile and say, I'll handle it. That was seriously the BEST thing I could hear all day from her. She did a great job coordinating the wedding party, the guests and me! When the ceremony was over, my Husband and I went to see the ballroom before anyone else & I was so upset because my cake was missing the flowers that were supposed to be there. Kid you not, Gayle took scissors and cut some flowers off the centerpieces and added flowers to my cake. That makes me laugh and smile to this day because this lady is like a fairy Godmother of weddings. I was waiting to enter the room and I completely forgot my lip gloss & here comes Gayle pulling lip gloss out of her pocket and told me "pick a color". I would highly recommend Gayle. She was absolutely wonderful & she can honestly handle anything. I thank Gayle so much for helping make our wedding day as beautiful & care free as possible, because it truly was a day I will never forget. If you want a fun, fabulous & carefree wedding, HIRE GAYLE! Read less
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Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married on 06/01/13 in San Diego, and Gayle was wonderful!!! I hired her on the spot for day-of wedding coordination, she was just so sweet, kind, and professional, and I'm so glad I did! Gayle did SO much more than just the day-of. She made the day and rehearsal dinner run perfectly, picking up/setting up items, place cards, favors, etc....she made sure all of my BM and my personal items made it to the reception, she made sure we had food and cake to go, she kept the whole reception on schedule and running smoothly. All I did on my wedding day was have fun and enjoy it, I didn't worry about a single logistical detail because Gayle and her assistant took care of EVERYTHING. She honestly thought of so much that I never would have as the Bride. I had been hesitant to hire a coordinator for the expense, but she was without a doubt the best vendor we hired! Looking back I would have hired her for the whole process, and for everything that she really does, her prices are definitely reasonable! Thank-you Gayle for everything!!!
I got married on 06/01/13 in San Diego, and Gayle was wonderful!!! I hired her on the spot for day-of wedding Read more...
I got married on 06/01/13 in San Diego, and Gayle was wonderful!!! I hired her on the spot for day-of wedding coordination, she was just so sweet, kind, and professional, and I'm so glad I did! Gayle did SO much more than just the day-of. She made the day and rehearsal dinner run perfectly, picking up/setting up items, place cards, favors, etc....she made sure all of my BM and my personal items made it to the reception, she made sure we had food and cake to go, she kept the whole reception on schedule and running smoothly. All I did on my wedding day was have fun and enjoy it, I didn't worry about a single logistical detail because Gayle and her assistant took care of EVERYTHING. She honestly thought of so much that I never would have as the Bride. I had been hesitant to hire a coordinator for the expense, but she was without a doubt the best vendor we hired! Looking back I would have hired her for the whole process, and for everything that she really does, her prices are definitely reasonable! Thank-you Gayle for everything!!! Read less
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isha
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
First let me say gayle if you are reading this THANK YOU SO MUCH!! At first i was going to use a family friend as my coordinator but she ended up being to opinionated so i fired her!! lol........I looked on several websites and some how came across gayle's name. I called and her price was perfect for day of coordinating. We set a date and time and gayle lives in lake elsinore and i live in wilmington so she had a drive to get to me but she made it!!! She was early and even gave me a rose as she gave me the biggest hug. She was detail oriented,super organized,super helpful with ideas,and even sent me a thank you note and cute video the day after our meeting. After sleeping on it i woke up and told my fiance' that i loved gayle and i cancelled all my other weddiing coordinator interviews....so glad i did. Gayle helped me from the time i met her in late 2011 until my wedding on april 29,2012. She contacted all vendors and set up times lines etc. On my day she made sure my room was set up perfectly and that the whole day ran smoothly. She made sure i ate,had appetizers during pictures,and i forgot i had a chocolate fountain and she bought me a plate of all my goodies dipped in chocolate.....i luv her for that. She stayed to the very end,cleaned the room,packed all my DIY stuff,linens,gifts etc. She paid all my vendors and made sure our gifts and money were safe. I have no complaints about gayle and she is the sweetest lady ever. If you book her you wil love her. She even personally picked up the sugar cookies for my husbands surprise at the reception and made sure they were hot on the plate. She does what you want and if you want to change something,add something, or speed up your day because our video stopped at 930p and gayle made sure all events were done before he left. All i can say is thank you gayle and i love you so much for being such a nice person!!! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!
First let me say gayle if you are reading this THANK YOU SO MUCH!! At first i was going to use a family friend as my Read more...
First let me say gayle if you are reading this THANK YOU SO MUCH!! At first i was going to use a family friend as my coordinator but she ended up being to opinionated so i fired her!! lol........I looked on several websites and some how came across gayle's name. I called and her price was perfect for day of coordinating. We set a date and time and gayle lives in lake elsinore and i live in wilmington so she had a drive to get to me but she made it!!! She was early and even gave me a rose as she gave me the biggest hug. She was detail oriented,super organized,super helpful with ideas,and even sent me a thank you note and cute video the day after our meeting. After sleeping on it i woke up and told my fiance' that i loved gayle and i cancelled all my other weddiing coordinator interviews....so glad i did. Gayle helped me from the time i met her in late 2011 until my wedding on april 29,2012. She contacted all vendors and set up times lines etc. On my day she made sure my room was set up perfectly and that the whole day ran smoothly. She made sure i ate,had appetizers during pictures,and i forgot i had a chocolate fountain and she bought me a plate of all my goodies dipped in chocolate.....i luv her for that. She stayed to the very end,cleaned the room,packed all my DIY stuff,linens,gifts etc. She paid all my vendors and made sure our gifts and money were safe. I have no complaints about gayle and she is the sweetest lady ever. If you book her you wil love her. She even personally picked up the sugar cookies for my husbands surprise at the reception and made sure they were hot on the plate. She does what you want and if you want to change something,add something, or speed up your day because our video stopped at 930p and gayle made sure all events were done before he left. All i can say is thank you gayle and i love you so much for being such a nice person!!! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!! Read less
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Monette
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughters wedding was March 10, 2012. Some time around the middle of February we asked Gayle to just come over and chat. WOW... She was very professional, detail oriented, organized and really paid attention to the special little details one forgets. Her desire for them to have exactly what THEY wanted was first and formost. She arrived the evening before the wedding, helped with the last minute decorating preporations and conducted a flawless rehersal, always taking into consideration my daughter and son in laws wishes.
The day of the wedding she did all the last minute running that always seems to happen, brought the veil over to the salon that someone forgot and made sure that absolutally every last detail at the venue was to their specifications. The wedding went off without a hitch. She ran the evening like clock work. At the end of the evening she organized the sparkler send off, as they proceeded to the helicopter for departure always mindful of what would look good in pictures and even arranged to have extra food and cake for the bride and groom sent with them (a little extra only Gayle thought of).
We were so very pleased with her help and would have no problem recomending her services to any one. Whether you have her from the beginning of your planning or coming in at the last minute to help run a flawless event, Gayle has the personality and experience to handle anything!
My daughters wedding was March 10, 2012. Some time around the middle of February we asked Gayle to just come over and Read more...
My daughters wedding was March 10, 2012. Some time around the middle of February we asked Gayle to just come over and chat. WOW... She was very professional, detail oriented, organized and really paid attention to the special little details one forgets. Her desire for them to have exactly what THEY wanted was first and formost. She arrived the evening before the wedding, helped with the last minute decorating preporations and conducted a flawless rehersal, always taking into consideration my daughter and son in laws wishes.
The day of the wedding she did all the last minute running that always seems to happen, brought the veil over to the salon that someone forgot and made sure that absolutally every last detail at the venue was to their specifications. The wedding went off without a hitch. She ran the evening like clock work. At the end of the evening she organized the sparkler send off, as they proceeded to the helicopter for departure always mindful of what would look good in pictures and even arranged to have extra food and cake for the bride and groom sent with them (a little extra only Gayle thought of).
We were so very pleased with her help and would have no problem recomending her services to any one. Whether you have her from the beginning of your planning or coming in at the last minute to help run a flawless event, Gayle has the personality and experience to handle anything! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Gayle was fantastic, we hired her last minute for "day of" but for over two weeks she gave us her full attention as we just needed so much help! I was so greatful we booked her I don't know how we could have done it without her help! She is very detail oriented and knows about everything a bride doesn't realize to plan. She is also an officiant which I thought was great "just in case". But everything went well with Gayle's help. Thanks Gayle!!!!
Gayle was fantastic, we hired her last minute for "day of" but for over two weeks she gave us her full attention as we Read more...
Gayle was fantastic, we hired her last minute for "day of" but for over two weeks she gave us her full attention as we just needed so much help! I was so greatful we booked her I don't know how we could have done it without her help! She is very detail oriented and knows about everything a bride doesn't realize to plan. She is also an officiant which I thought was great "just in case". But everything went well with Gayle's help. Thanks Gayle!!!! Read less
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breleficent
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm not even sure where to begin with Gayle. I find it hard to find words to express how AMAZYNG she was during all the events and details leading up to and on my wedding day. I was trying to find words to write for this review that would match how awesome her services were but I don't think that is possible. She is definitely worth her weight in gold!!!!

Gayle was EXTREMELY accomodating. She helped me find some of my vendors, made great suggestions, and bent over backwards to make my husband and I happy. If my husband or I asked her something she would get back to us very quickly or if it was something she could do she smiled and said, I'll do it for you or I'll find out. She is VERY on top of everything and thorough. No detail went untouched or unmentioned.

On the day of the wedding...wow. She took care of EVERYTHING. I didn't have to worry about anything because I knew she would pull through and put everything in place. I can't even imagine how stressful the day would have been with out her. Now I know why some brides say their day flies by...its because they have to worry about minor details. If you hire Gayle, you won't have to worry about those things and focus on your day more.

I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Gayle!!! She is worth every penny! She seriously made my day that much more better! I don't know or want to begin to know what my day would have been like without her there! Thank you so, so, so much Gayle!!!!!!
I'm not even sure where to begin with Gayle. I find it hard to find words to express how AMAZYNG she was during all the Read more...
I'm not even sure where to begin with Gayle. I find it hard to find words to express how AMAZYNG she was during all the events and details leading up to and on my wedding day. I was trying to find words to write for this review that would match how awesome her services were but I don't think that is possible. She is definitely worth her weight in gold!!!!

Gayle was EXTREMELY accomodating. She helped me find some of my vendors, made great suggestions, and bent over backwards to make my husband and I happy. If my husband or I asked her something she would get back to us very quickly or if it was something she could do she smiled and said, I'll do it for you or I'll find out. She is VERY on top of everything and thorough. No detail went untouched or unmentioned.

On the day of the wedding...wow. She took care of EVERYTHING. I didn't have to worry about anything because I knew she would pull through and put everything in place. I can't even imagine how stressful the day would have been with out her. Now I know why some brides say their day flies by...its because they have to worry about minor details. If you hire Gayle, you won't have to worry about those things and focus on your day more.

I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Gayle!!! She is worth every penny! She seriously made my day that much more better! I don't know or want to begin to know what my day would have been like without her there! Thank you so, so, so much Gayle!!!!!! Read less
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Renee Rod
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
From begining to end of the planning she was amazing. Gayle becomes more then a coordinator she becomes your friend. Because of Gayle my now husband and i were able to enjoy our wedding day without any stresses. She took care of me and my bridal party in ways that i didnt expect. She really goes above and beyond the duties of a coordinator. Out of all the vendors i booked for my wedding, Gayle was truly the best money spent. I really can go on and on about how great she is. I have and will continue to highly recommend her to all brides out there. She is truly the Best you will find.
From begining to end of the planning she was amazing. Gayle becomes more then a coordinator she becomes your friend. Read more...
From begining to end of the planning she was amazing. Gayle becomes more then a coordinator she becomes your friend. Because of Gayle my now husband and i were able to enjoy our wedding day without any stresses. She took care of me and my bridal party in ways that i didnt expect. She really goes above and beyond the duties of a coordinator. Out of all the vendors i booked for my wedding, Gayle was truly the best money spent. I really can go on and on about how great she is. I have and will continue to highly recommend her to all brides out there. She is truly the Best you will find. Read less
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Mother of the Groom
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to tell you how pleased we were with Gayle and every single detail of our son's wedding. The ceremony was lovely and things went along so smoothly. I never saw the bride in a frantic state and the groom was always smiling! The dinner was delicious and the reception was a blast. I couldn't believe the last dance came so soon. I had so many friends and family comment on how fun the wedding/reception was and what a great time they had. Even the weather was wonderful (did she have anything to do with that?).

I would highly recommend Gayle if you want a memorable and fun wedding.
I can't even begin to tell you how pleased we were with Gayle and every single detail of our son's wedding. The ceremony Read more...
I can't even begin to tell you how pleased we were with Gayle and every single detail of our son's wedding. The ceremony was lovely and things went along so smoothly. I never saw the bride in a frantic state and the groom was always smiling! The dinner was delicious and the reception was a blast. I couldn't believe the last dance came so soon. I had so many friends and family comment on how fun the wedding/reception was and what a great time they had. Even the weather was wonderful (did she have anything to do with that?).

I would highly recommend Gayle if you want a memorable and fun wedding. Read less
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Runy
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Gayle was amazing! She made us feel so relaxed and also took care of our family and bridal party. She always has a smile on her face and makes you feel so special! She handled all requests even last minute ones. We had a wonderful day and it was in large part because of Gayle's attention to detail and service. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing wedding planning help. She's the best!
Gayle was amazing! She made us feel so relaxed and also took care of our family and bridal party. She always has a smile Read more...
Gayle was amazing! She made us feel so relaxed and also took care of our family and bridal party. She always has a smile on her face and makes you feel so special! She handled all requests even last minute ones. We had a wonderful day and it was in large part because of Gayle's attention to detail and service. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing wedding planning help. She's the best! Read less
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carlaphillips
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Gayle was absolutely amazing! I could not have done it without her. She took care of everything plus some! I recommend her to anyone that is getting married. I didn't realize how much I would need her for the day of my wedding.
Gayle was absolutely amazing! I could not have done it without her. She took care of everything plus some! I recommend her Read more...
Gayle was absolutely amazing! I could not have done it without her. She took care of everything plus some! I recommend her to anyone that is getting married. I didn't realize how much I would need her for the day of my wedding. Read less
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kgrieve816
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Gayle is one of a kind! She was extremely tentative to all our needs for our wedding planning, she caught the details that we missed and helped steer us into the right direction of completing these details. She helped make sure that the day of the wedding ran smoothly. We were more than happy with her services, my husband and our family reference her to all our friends who are in the process of getting ready to walk down the aisle. If you choose Gayle as your Wedding Coordinator you will not regret your choice!

Thanks again for making our day the best day of our lives,

Daniel & Krystal G.
Gayle is one of a kind! She was extremely tentative to all our needs for our wedding planning, she caught the details that Read more...
Gayle is one of a kind! She was extremely tentative to all our needs for our wedding planning, she caught the details that we missed and helped steer us into the right direction of completing these details. She helped make sure that the day of the wedding ran smoothly. We were more than happy with her services, my husband and our family reference her to all our friends who are in the process of getting ready to walk down the aisle. If you choose Gayle as your Wedding Coordinator you will not regret your choice!

Thanks again for making our day the best day of our lives,

Daniel & Krystal G. Read less
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LoveSD
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Gayle was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. We needed a coordinator, just for the day, and we were so glad we found Gayle! She kept the whole timeline and flow of the day together. Unfortunately, my grandpa passed away the day before our wedding, and she was very empathetic and accommodating. She immediately came up with ways we could honor him at the ceremony. She also walked my grandma down the aisle. I don't know what I would have done without her! She made sure we were worry-free throughout the entire reception and provided us with anything we needed. She was calm, respectful and professional. She has a warm personality and works well with others. On top of everything, she was very affordable! We couldn't have been happier with her services.
Gayle was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. We needed a coordinator, just for the day, and we were so Read more...
Gayle was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. We needed a coordinator, just for the day, and we were so glad we found Gayle! She kept the whole timeline and flow of the day together. Unfortunately, my grandpa passed away the day before our wedding, and she was very empathetic and accommodating. She immediately came up with ways we could honor him at the ceremony. She also walked my grandma down the aisle. I don't know what I would have done without her! She made sure we were worry-free throughout the entire reception and provided us with anything we needed. She was calm, respectful and professional. She has a warm personality and works well with others. On top of everything, she was very affordable! We couldn't have been happier with her services. Read less
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