Serving Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound and Washington State
Your Quest: to Find a Contemporary Wedding Officiant.
You’re getting married! And, whether you have a vision in your head filled with many wonderful details of a formal and traditional ceremony or an exciting contemporary concept, you deserve a personalized wedding ceremony that is uniquely yours. Your quest is to find a Seattle area Wedding Officiant with experience and heart to bring your vision to life.
My Privilege: To Welcome you “Home.”
If you are seeking an unstuffy, creative, inclusive, respectful and engaging Officiant & Non-denominational Minister for your personalized wedding ceremony, I appreciate your consideration.
Together, let’s put an end to your quest, whether you are being married tomorrow, next week, in a few months or next year. Simply put, it will be my privilege and honor to welcome you “home.” And by “home,” I mean working together in a way that is easy, comfortable and with no crazy!
Please have a look around, and if you feel we may be a “fit,” let’s meet in the next week or two for coffee/tea and conversation.
Weddings are Never One Size Fits All.
I thoughtfully create and conscientiously deliver wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths and traditions throughout the Seattle and Puget Sound area – non-denominational, spiritual, religious, inter-faith or civil/secular. As a Seattle Wedding Officiant, Celebrant and ordained Non-Denominational Minister, my priority in designing your ceremony is to reflect your uniqueness as a couple, respecting your beliefs, traditions and values.
Working together, you can trust me to take full responsibility for crafting, writing and delivering your ceremony in an authentic and loving presentation at your chosen venue. It’s important that the words and “feel” of your ceremony reflect your loving partnership. I look forward to sharing with you how I will gather key elements of your personal story and weave them into an inspiring and romantic wedding ceremony.
Your Ceremony is About You and Your Tribe.
I offer you a highly personalized approach to your wedding ceremony. You “own your ceremony” and have the last word on what we do and how we do it, no matter what your faith, belief or tradition. I am the encourager every step of the way to your Big Day as the Wedding Officiant for your ceremony, whether formal or casual, traditional or contemporary.
I enjoy a fun and inspiring couple who trust me with their personal story. I seek lovebirds who desire to co-create a truly unforgettable lifetime moment for their family and friends – a loving couple of any background, path and tradition to marry well – a couple to know better as friends for a moment in time or possibly for life.
For more detail on how I will create your personalized ceremony, go to ceremonies.
My Time + Talent = Wedding Ceremony Made Easy.
Each couple is unique and needs vary accordingly. My fee is structured to support the time I dedicate to your ceremony, while working within your budget.
This includes crafting and delivering your custom ceremony, leading your rehearsal, and wearing my “ceremony planner hat” to ensure an elegant and easy start to your ceremony. After ceremony, I make certain your signed legal documents are properly filed and certified with your County. Throughout our work together, you have full access to me via phone and email.
I offer sweet and simple ceremonies and elopements, too!
For more than 10 years, I’ve been committed to offering couples in the Seattle and Puget Sound area the highest quality of service and value as a Wedding Officiant. It is an honor to incorporate my experience and personal joy into the creation of a ceremony that feels comfortable and relaxed, yet worthy of a lifetime of special memories.
A Personal Note as Your Wedding Officiant.
I come to this work with a grateful heart and my life philosophy is spiritual in nature with love and kindness at its center.
I am incredibly proud of my wonderful husband, Greg, and the partnership and family we have created in our years together. Perhaps being in such a loving and happy marriage is why I have great devotion, passion and curiosity about the “art of partnership.”
Greg and I live on Bainbridge Island and our heart work as a couple (beyond each other, of course!) is the rescue and rehabilitation of death row dogs with local non-profit rescue groups.
You may want to know that Earl Grey tea and chocolate are magic for me on a very good or challenging day. I am passionate about making a wedding ceremony “real.” I am usually early or on-time for anything and everything. I belong to a group of women who have met regularly for 26 years. I obsess about details. I am in awe of people who live their lives in service of others. I’ve lived in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Alaska and Seattle. I successfully and happily did the corporate thing for 20+ years in special events production and broadcast journalism. I coach other Officiants and Celebrants around the country. I am out-going and quiet in personality. I bake great cakes.
For more information and/or to inquire about my availability for your date, I welcome your call at 425.922.1325. You may email me at anne -at- marriedbyannemarie -dot- com or fill out this short and easy form for a same-day reply.
If you like, let’s set up a time for coffee/tea and conversation and explore whether we’re a delightful “match” to share in your wedding day. For more on what couples have to say about my work, please go to Testimonials.
Seattle Wedding Officiant & Celebrant