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Category Archives: Life as a Wedding Officiant

Casey + Dayna + Sweet Amelia. A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony in Tacoma For a Beautiful Couple and Their Family…

Written on July 30, 2014 at 1:07 pm, by

Casey + Dayna.  Last Saturday at high Noon, this beautiful couple exchanged vows in the beautiful Pagoda at one of Tacoma’s “hidden gems” of a wedding location/venue – the Chinese Reconciliation Park on Ruston Way on Tacoma’s waterfront. Their young daughter, Amelia, was escorted down the aisle in her petal dress with her “best friend, ” Elise, just  Continue Reading »

A Tapestry of Love: On The Beach – Hindu & Interfaith – Overlooking Hood Canal – Lakeside – and An Elopement!

Written on July 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm, by

The Summer of 2014. As I look back over the last week, I marvel at the diverse couples who have tied the knot…who come together in fierce love and devotion to create a joyful life as best friends, team mates and lifetime partners.  You’ve got to love Frank and Randy who travelled from Texas to be  Continue Reading »

2 Beautiful Ladies. A Happy Officiant, an Awesome Photographer & Film Crew. Carla and Karen = You Are So Very Married!

Written on July 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm, by

Carla + Karen. These two women created and designed a wedding day, celebration and week in Seattle to celebrate their loving relationship and family. Traveling from Texas, Carla and Karen were married in the bright sunshine last Friday afternoon at Seattle’s Volunteer Park. It was a tiny affair.  Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George joined me (she is  Continue Reading »

Your Wedding “Smooch.” 4 Sweet Tips For an Outstanding and Memorable Ceremony Kiss!

Written on July 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm, by

Every wedding ceremony ends with a sweet kiss. A fantastic and memorable kiss to top off a sweet and loving wedding ceremony is a beautiful forever memory for a couple. Some kisses are better than others. That’s just life! It might seem elementary to talk about “kissing.’ However, having been up close and personal to  Continue Reading »

Summertime Weddings Are Here. There. And Everywhere. What I Know For Sure…

Written on June 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm, by

What I know for sure? There is no right way to have a wedding. Or wrong way to have a wedding. As I’m fond of saying, “this is your wedding and what is right and true for the two of you.” So, today, on this festive last day of June, I celebrate some of my  Continue Reading »

How to Apply and Obtain A Valid Marriage License from Seattle, King County…

Written on June 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm, by

To be married in Washington State, you need a valid Washington State marriage license. Whether you are being married in three days, next week or next month, here are easy steps to obtain, secure and use your valid marriage license from Seattle. To do this, you and your partner will visit a Marriage Licensing office in Seattle/King County  Continue Reading »

Seattle Wedding Ceremony Locations: Waterfront/Views For Your Happy Wedding Day!

Written on June 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm, by

There isn’t a more beautiful city for a waterfront or waterside wedding ceremony than Seattle, Washington. If you are being married in the Emerald city and are searching for a sweet and exquisite location or venue for your wedding ceremony, you have an amazing array of possibilities. Having worked at hundreds of wedding venues in  Continue Reading »

3 Beautiful Couples. 3 Inspiring Paths. 3 Very Different Ceremonies.

Written on June 15, 2014 at 11:39 am, by

Over this past weekend, I had the happy pleasure of getting 3 beautiful couples so very hitched! As I ponder these past few days,  I honor the power of love and how it brings people together – often in ways and places that are unexpected and magical. Kapil and Sarah were married in an Inter-faith Hindu/Christian  Continue Reading »

What Really Matters on a Seattle Wedding Day? How About Getting Married and Doing It Your Way…

Written on June 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm, by

A wedding day is an important “defining moment” for a couple. It creates a moment in time to celebrate a loving partnership and to honor the promise of a fulfilling and joyful marriage. In this wedding work that I do, I sometimes hear the expression “a wedding doesn’t really matter, it’s the marriage that counts.”  Continue Reading »

18 Fabulous & Affordable Seattle Wedding Ceremony Locations, Places & Venues

Written on June 3, 2014 at 9:23 am, by

You are being married in Seattle, Washington! Here is a short list of 18 fun and memorable locations in Seattle, Washington for a sweet and elegant wedding ceremony. Seattle’s Ballard Locks ~ One of Seattle’s biggest tourist attractions offers the venue’s English Botanical Gardens free of charge. You have a choice of four possible ceremony  Continue Reading »

A Surprise Pre-Wedding Visit at Home From Vice-President Joe Biden for Steve and Jane!

Written on June 2, 2014 at 10:42 am, by

You’ve got to love a Groom-to-Be who gets the surprise of his life, a few days before his wedding – a very unexpected home visit by Vice President Joe Biden and entourage! I loved hearing the story from Steve about how while visiting Seattle last week, Biden’s motorcade pulled up in front of his Eastside home  Continue Reading »

Boom! 4 Ways to Blow up or Mess Up Your Seattle Wedding Ceremony…

Written on May 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm, by

It’s not every day that you plan a wedding ceremony in our beautiful city of Seattle and/or Puget Sound! If you are being married outside of an established religious or spiritual tradition, you will have even more flexibility on the “how, what and where” of your ceremony. A wedding day is perfect in it’s imperfections.  Continue Reading »

Garrett + Lisa: They “Circled Each Other” For 10 Years and Finally Met…

Written on May 19, 2014 at 11:15 am, by

You’ve got to LOVE a couple who CRACKLES!  Yes, this is what Garrett and Lisa playfully refer to as the passion, fun and joy that they have created in their loving relationship. This inspiring and very fun-loving couple was beautifully and elegantly married in the presence of their 3 children and very happy family and  Continue Reading »

Get Married in Seattle And Honeymoon on a Cruise To Alaska! Great Tips & Ideas…

Written on May 12, 2014 at 8:59 am, by

You want to get married in Seattle before you board the ship for your cruise to Alaska! Each year, thousands of people board cruise boats in Seattle and take a beautiful one or two week voyage through Alaska’s inside package. And also each year, many couples get married in Seattle before they take their cruise.   Continue Reading »

Celebrating Dan & Kim’s Love Story and Their Beautiful Wedding Day at Farestart in Downtown Seattle…

Written on May 11, 2014 at 8:54 am, by

Dan + Kim.  This couple met at mid-life, thrown together by two friends at the annual Beat the Bridge race in Seattle. Together, they have created a most beautiful and inspiring loving relationship and a new family with their three adult children. Surrounded by 40+ happy family and friends at Farestart in Seattle yesterday afternoon,  Continue Reading »

Seattle Area Wedding Chapels and Churches – 5 Best Venues For a Memorable Wedding Ceremony!

Written on May 4, 2014 at 10:03 am, by

If you are looking for a beautiful non-denominational church or chapel for your wedding ceremony in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area, look no further! Happily, there are a number of sweet and elegant churches and chapels that welcome non-members and who allow an outside Officiant or Minister to officiate. Here are five of the best  Continue Reading »