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Category Archives: Life as a Wedding Officiant

Tidbits of Wisdom and Memories from Wonderful Summer 2016 Weddings…

Written on August 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm, by

My husband and I love dogs.  Cancel that.  We adore dogs. In our time together, we have rescued dogs with vision problems and had also loved dogs who have lost their vision.  Perhaps this was one of the reasons I was so enchanted with Steve and Julie, married on Friday evening at DeLille Cellars.  This  Continue Reading »

GREAT JOY! Helen + Martin Marry At The Lovely Alderbrook Resort…

Written on August 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm, by

When I received this marvelous photo from Photographer Jennygg, I just smiled.  BIG! It was happiness for me to make a June road trip to the lovely Alderbrook Resort on Hood Canal to share in Martin and Helen’s wedding day.   These two love birds share a most delightful love story and this, and so  Continue Reading »

Daniel + Zoe: A Field Of Lavender and a Beautiful Wedding Day!

Written on August 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm, by

There is a hidden gem in Woodinville, a field of abundant lavender that is hidden from the eye off the the Woodinville Redmond road. Called Woodinville Lavender, this beautiful venue has fields of gorgeous lavender and a few weeks ago, at the peak of the season, Daniel and Zoe chose to be married, surrounded by  Continue Reading »

From Iceland To Seattle With Love! Celebrating Elizabeth and Gerald at Lord Hill Farms…

Written on August 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm, by

Elizabeth + Gerald. From different States, they unexpectedly met in Iceland while on separate adventure trips.    After a week together in this lovely foreign country, they returned home. Shortly thereafter, Gerald was making his way across several States to see Elizabeth. And as they say, the rest is history! Joined by happy family and  Continue Reading »

A Group Photo for a Fabulous Couple and Their Family and Friends…

Written on August 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm, by

I love everything about Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo for a wedding. Everything.   And life is always better when you have a lovely couple who appreciates this gorgeous venue as much as I do. On July 2nd, it was a pleasure for me to join Dave and Annie for their wedding ceremony at Kiana Lodge,  Continue Reading »

Blake + Anastasia: A Country Wedding at the Lovely Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth…

Written on August 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm, by

Sometimes a girl just needs a mid-summer wedding road trip! My excuse was Blake and Anastasia’s wedding at the magnificent Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth.    So, early on July 23rd, I got in the car and started driving over I-90 to Leavenworth.  I arrived early and after a bit of walking around the town,  Continue Reading »

Russell + Nicole: Sweetly Married At Roche Harbor…

Written on July 25, 2016 at 12:57 pm, by

It was happiness for me to take a Kenmore Air seaplane out of Lake Union on July 9th as I made my way to Russell and Nicole for their wedding ceremony at Roche Harbor. This was a wedding of two very beautiful people, dear family and friends and a quest to create a “time out” for  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Wedding Day: Create a Day Around What Is Truly Important…

Written on July 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm, by

I’m at home after a big Fourth of July wedding weekend. I’m tired and I’m happy.  Lovely couples were beautifully married and all went well. As I reflect on the weekend, I know one thing:  after so much anticipation to a wedding day, it’s important to remember what is important.  And what really doesn’t matter.  Continue Reading »

The Beautiful Wedding of Chad + Alex: Sweetly Married At The Woodmark Hotel In Kirkland…

Written on June 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

It was great happiness for me to be a part of Chad and Alex’s wedding ceremony on May 29th at the lovely Woodmark Hotel. I could not have been happier when Alissa from Maris Events called me to set up a meeting.  And when I sat down with Alissa, Chad and Alex, it was kind of  Continue Reading »

When It Is Killer Hot Outside For A Seattle Wedding Ceremony, Let’s Talk About Shade…

Written on June 7, 2016 at 11:16 am, by

As I write this, it’s warm outside on this Tuesday morning here in Seattle. And over this past weekend in the Pacific Northwest, it was HOT.  Seriously, HOT.  Way too hot to be married in the full-out sunshine. Some couples decide to get married in the sun.  When it gets into the 80’s and 90’s,  Continue Reading »

Brenda and Cosdyn’s Wedding Day At The Salish Lodge…

Written on May 23, 2016 at 11:56 am, by

I was with Brenda and her lovely ladies just before she walked down the aisle to marry her love, Cosdyn, at The Salish Lodge last weekend.   It was happiness for me to share in Cosdyn and Brenda’s wedding day.  And more so because this beautiful and gracious couple came to me via Danielle (Brenda’s Maid  Continue Reading »

A Seattle Home Wedding: A Happy Trend For Couples…

Written on April 25, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Susan and Richard totally got things right on their wedding day. They were married at their home in Seattle on a spectacular April afternoon, surrounded by 50+ happy family and friends.  Or as Richard shares, ‘after 16 years together, it’s about time!” In creating their ceremony and celebration at their beautiful home, Sussan and Richard  Continue Reading »

Real Seattle Weddings: Smart Ceremony Tips from Wonderful Couples

Written on April 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm, by

I’m often asked, ‘what do you most remember from a wedding ceremony?’ As I look back over the past couple of weeks, here you go!   ~ Tony & MarPhillia: I was so taken with MarPhillia’s wedding vows.  Her words were so gorgeously crafted and her delivery was one-of-a-kind.  Tony’s vows were a bit more  Continue Reading »

Mikey, Sam and Sally: The Sweetest Wedding At The Salish Lodge

Written on March 14, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

There are moments around this wonderful and crazy work that I do that deeply touch my heart. There are moments that remind me why I do this work.   Yesterday, at the Salish Lodge, I had a great joy of officiating Mikey and Sam’s wedding ceremony. In attendance, as flower girl, ring bearer, wonder dog  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Summer Wedding: Tips To Avoid Puget Sound Traffic & Timing Wedding Day Snafus!

Written on February 15, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

If you are planning a summer wedding in Seattle, be “traffic savvy” to avoid traffic and/or timing issues that may create unexpected problems on your wedding day. Here is a “crash course” to help you navigate heavy summer car and ferry traffic in Seattle as you put together the time line for your wedding events  Continue Reading »

The Freaked Out Bride: Navigating A Tsunami of Life Change with Smarts and Grace..

Written on February 4, 2016 at 11:59 am, by

Freaked out. This is how a bride of any age may feel on the way to a wedding day. Some women feel it more than others. And some never get to the “freaked out cliff.” If you are an engaged woman and are feeling like you are “losing it” or are getting caught up in  Continue Reading »

Mark and Jereme Wed At The Salish Lodge…the Best Dove Release Ever!

Written on January 25, 2016 at 11:24 am, by

Look at these wonderful faces!  Two very loving, gracious and inspiring men, were married at The Salish Lodge this past weekend and with one of the best dove releases ever.   It was my happy pleasure and delight to join Mark and Jereme in marriage. Surrounded by their family and friends (seriously, some very fun friends!),  Continue Reading »

Seattle Wedding Planning: Crafting and Designing Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

Written on January 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm, by

You are planning your 2016 Seattle wedding ceremony and celebration! As an excited and enthusiastic engaged couple, you have a big variety of choices and decisions to make around the size, design and scope of your wedding ceremony and celebration. If you are in the beginning stages of planning your wedding or have been in planning  Continue Reading »