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Imagine... Weddings & Special Events, LLC

Santa Barbara , CA
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LOCATION

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 315 Meigs Dr., Suite A337
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 US (map)

PHONE

805-682-6700
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ABOUT US

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EVENT COORDINATION: REBECCA S. GIGANDET; IMAGINE... WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, LLC



Imagine... is a boutique wedding &... Read more
IMAGE COURTESY: APERTURA PHOTOGRAPHY
EVENT COORDINATION: REBECCA S. GIGANDET; IMAGINE... WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, LLC



Imagine... is a boutique wedding & event planning company based out of Santa Barbara. We specialize in destination weddings and full service event planning and design. We are based in Santa Barbara, but travel worldwide.



Rebecca S. Gigandet
Imagine...Weddings and Special Events, L.L.C.




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EVENT COORDINATION: REBECCA S. GIGANDET; IMAGINE... WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, LLC Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

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Jane
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Simply...the best of the best!
Simply...the best of the best!
Simply...the best of the best! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Rebecca Gigandet is incredible. If you are wondering to what extent you might need a wedding planner or are unsure about hiring one - listen when I say you absolutely need Rebecca. I initially thought that I could plan my wedding for the most part on my own - in general my husband and I knew what we wanted and I have experience executing large scale events. But I hired Rebecca after our first phone call, because I immediately realized the depth of her expertise and that she would be able to help us do what I most likely could never do on my own - keep the wedding planning process enjoyable. Rebecca not only did that but also created such a personal, special and memorable experience that it surpassed all of our expectations. She really did help us create the wedding day of our dreams. Rebecca prioritizes all of the right things - what the bride and groom truly want out of their day. She has the most amazing vendor relationships I've ever seen - and she made sure to lead us towards people that fit us and our personalities, so we would have a good experience working with everyone. Her instincts were flawless, she kept us on track, was able to pull together many things at the last minute for us without complaint and her incomparable experience definitely helped us avoid potential issues. Our wedding was not the easiest to coordinate - we wanted a customized experience and rented a private estate where everything had to be brought in. After our wedding, friends kept asking how we found a vendor or how we made this decision or that - the answer was always 'Rebecca.' My husband and I respect Rebecca immensely for her professionalism and how much she genuinely cares about her clients, as well as her patience, integrity, compassion & understanding, impeccable level of taste and ability to stay completely calm in any kind of situation. We absolutely would not have had the amazing wedding (or fun journey planning it) that we did without her!!!
Simply put, Rebecca Gigandet is incredible. If you are wondering to what extent you might need a wedding planner or are Read more...
Simply put, Rebecca Gigandet is incredible. If you are wondering to what extent you might need a wedding planner or are unsure about hiring one - listen when I say you absolutely need Rebecca. I initially thought that I could plan my wedding for the most part on my own - in general my husband and I knew what we wanted and I have experience executing large scale events. But I hired Rebecca after our first phone call, because I immediately realized the depth of her expertise and that she would be able to help us do what I most likely could never do on my own - keep the wedding planning process enjoyable. Rebecca not only did that but also created such a personal, special and memorable experience that it surpassed all of our expectations. She really did help us create the wedding day of our dreams. Rebecca prioritizes all of the right things - what the bride and groom truly want out of their day. She has the most amazing vendor relationships I've ever seen - and she made sure to lead us towards people that fit us and our personalities, so we would have a good experience working with everyone. Her instincts were flawless, she kept us on track, was able to pull together many things at the last minute for us without complaint and her incomparable experience definitely helped us avoid potential issues. Our wedding was not the easiest to coordinate - we wanted a customized experience and rented a private estate where everything had to be brought in. After our wedding, friends kept asking how we found a vendor or how we made this decision or that - the answer was always 'Rebecca.' My husband and I respect Rebecca immensely for her professionalism and how much she genuinely cares about her clients, as well as her patience, integrity, compassion & understanding, impeccable level of taste and ability to stay completely calm in any kind of situation. We absolutely would not have had the amazing wedding (or fun journey planning it) that we did without her!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gigandet for our February 2015 wedding at El Encanto in Santa Barbara. She did a phenomenal job as our wedding coordinator and I can't imagine how we would have pulled off our wedding ceremony and reception without her. We hired Rebecca about six months before our wedding and I'm very glad that we had her throughout the planning process. She has relationships with all of the best vendors in Santa Barbara (at various price points to meet your budget). I feel like I know Santa Barbara fairly well, but she was able to offer up so much invaluable information that I never would have come across on my own when it came to vendors and in-the-know SB stuff. She's professional, easy to talk to, responsive and extremely detail-oriented. I was very impressed with the Wedding Planning Calendar that she maintained for us. It covered things that I would never have never thought of - little things that make all the difference in ensuring that your overall planning process runs smoothly and on schedule. The 'day of timeline' that she maintains for bride, groom and family was another item that I was incredibly impressed with. It was an essential guide in making sure our party ran smooth - and that's not to say that everything was overly-regimented either. Rebecca has a way of organizing things in a seamless, effortless way. She does the heavy lifting so that the bride and groom can enjoy their moments throughout the day. Rebecca was an invaluable investment. I highly recommend her to any bride and groom who are looking for a top-notch planner who completely invests their time, resources and connections into your big day.

Thank you, Rebecca!

Kind Regards,

Jay & Michelle
I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gigandet for our February 2015 wedding at El Encanto in Santa Barbara. She did Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gigandet for our February 2015 wedding at El Encanto in Santa Barbara. She did a phenomenal job as our wedding coordinator and I can't imagine how we would have pulled off our wedding ceremony and reception without her. We hired Rebecca about six months before our wedding and I'm very glad that we had her throughout the planning process. She has relationships with all of the best vendors in Santa Barbara (at various price points to meet your budget). I feel like I know Santa Barbara fairly well, but she was able to offer up so much invaluable information that I never would have come across on my own when it came to vendors and in-the-know SB stuff. She's professional, easy to talk to, responsive and extremely detail-oriented. I was very impressed with the Wedding Planning Calendar that she maintained for us. It covered things that I would never have never thought of - little things that make all the difference in ensuring that your overall planning process runs smoothly and on schedule. The 'day of timeline' that she maintains for bride, groom and family was another item that I was incredibly impressed with. It was an essential guide in making sure our party ran smooth - and that's not to say that everything was overly-regimented either. Rebecca has a way of organizing things in a seamless, effortless way. She does the heavy lifting so that the bride and groom can enjoy their moments throughout the day. Rebecca was an invaluable investment. I highly recommend her to any bride and groom who are looking for a top-notch planner who completely invests their time, resources and connections into your big day.

Thank you, Rebecca!

Kind Regards,

Jay & Michelle Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Eugena
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
One thing you should know that I am a designer. I previously worked at Martha Stewart and I am crazy insane about details and aesthetics. Both my husband and I are based in NYC so not only were we unfamiliar with our options for all the vendors in the SB area, but we had to find someone that we could trust completely to help us plan our wedding without us being able to fly out to California every weekend.

Before we decided on Rebecca, we interviewed 4-5 different planners. Immediately loved Rebecca's calm demeanor. During the 8 month planning process both my husband and I were so thrilled we decided on Rebecca to plan our wedding. She's such a genuinely warm and kind person and is a pleasure to work with. You really feel like Rebecca is really on your side and gives you her honest opinion and is super on top of everything and extremely timely, never failing to respond very quickly and always on top of the numerous vendor followups we had to keep up with.

After a couple meetings with some visuals I provided she got exactly what I was envisioning for our wedding. All her vendor suggestions were in-line with my aesthetic. She even helped us quickly and calmly pull off many last minute ideas I had in my bridezilla panic.

The day of the wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. I didn't have a single thing to worry about and the event exceeded my expectations in every way. The visuals were stunning, the last minute adds were seamless, and the transition of the different event locations (ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to dancing indoors) was seamless. I can't tell you how many guests that day came to say it was the best and most beautiful wedding they've ever been to. I have Rebecca to thank for that.

Unfortunately I have no sisters, or I'd definitely have Rebecca plan their weddings too. We will definitely have Rebecca plan my sister-in-laws wedding! (We first have to find her a man!)
One thing you should know that I am a designer. I previously worked at Martha Stewart and I am crazy insane about details Read more...
One thing you should know that I am a designer. I previously worked at Martha Stewart and I am crazy insane about details and aesthetics. Both my husband and I are based in NYC so not only were we unfamiliar with our options for all the vendors in the SB area, but we had to find someone that we could trust completely to help us plan our wedding without us being able to fly out to California every weekend.

Before we decided on Rebecca, we interviewed 4-5 different planners. Immediately loved Rebecca's calm demeanor. During the 8 month planning process both my husband and I were so thrilled we decided on Rebecca to plan our wedding. She's such a genuinely warm and kind person and is a pleasure to work with. You really feel like Rebecca is really on your side and gives you her honest opinion and is super on top of everything and extremely timely, never failing to respond very quickly and always on top of the numerous vendor followups we had to keep up with.

After a couple meetings with some visuals I provided she got exactly what I was envisioning for our wedding. All her vendor suggestions were in-line with my aesthetic. She even helped us quickly and calmly pull off many last minute ideas I had in my bridezilla panic.

The day of the wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. I didn't have a single thing to worry about and the event exceeded my expectations in every way. The visuals were stunning, the last minute adds were seamless, and the transition of the different event locations (ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to dancing indoors) was seamless. I can't tell you how many guests that day came to say it was the best and most beautiful wedding they've ever been to. I have Rebecca to thank for that.

Unfortunately I have no sisters, or I'd definitely have Rebecca plan their weddings too. We will definitely have Rebecca plan my sister-in-laws wedding! (We first have to find her a man!) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kitty
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
If you're getting married in Ventura County or reside there and need a wedding coordinator, hire Rebecca. My husband and I were so pleased with all the vendors Rebecca helped us choose and her professionalism throughout the entire year leading up to our wedding. Rebecca gives you peace of mind with her responsiveness and due diligence on all of the vendors she works with. The best part was that it was always about what my husband and I wanted to make our wedding special, not her preferences or anyone else. The expectations are established at the very beginning of the planning process and Rebecca knocked it out of the ballpark.
If you're getting married in Ventura County or reside there and need a wedding coordinator, hire Rebecca. My husband and I Read more...
If you're getting married in Ventura County or reside there and need a wedding coordinator, hire Rebecca. My husband and I were so pleased with all the vendors Rebecca helped us choose and her professionalism throughout the entire year leading up to our wedding. Rebecca gives you peace of mind with her responsiveness and due diligence on all of the vendors she works with. The best part was that it was always about what my husband and I wanted to make our wedding special, not her preferences or anyone else. The expectations are established at the very beginning of the planning process and Rebecca knocked it out of the ballpark. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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