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Category Archives: Life as a Wedding Officiant

Wedding Ceremony Locations in Seattle: Fun Places For a Small and Intimate Wedding Ceremony!

Written on October 14, 2014 at 9:41 am, by

Being married in Seattle, Washington? If your wedding is small and intimate in size, the greater Puget Sound area offers sweet and special locations and venues for such an affair.  Here are 6 little known and known venues and locations in Seattle and the Puget Sound area that are perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony. 1)  Continue Reading »

The 2014 Fall Wedding Season in Seattle: What I Know For Sure…

Written on October 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm, by

I love Fall.  It is my favorite season. As I look back over these first days of Fall, I celebrate: Aaron and Devon Mills – married at DeLille Cellars this past Friday afternoon, in the happy presence of their family and friends.  I loved getting to know Aaron and Devon and sharing in their day.  Side  Continue Reading »

In Celebration of The Tiny & Intimate Wedding Ceremony: John & Marnie’s Big Day At The Salish Lodge…

Written on September 29, 2014 at 9:30 am, by

Just like couples, wedding ceremonies come in all shapes and sizes.  Truly, there is no right.  And there is no wrong. For most couples, deciding on the size, shape and color of a ceremony ritual is a hugely personal decision.  And over the years, I have been with couples of all paths and traditions –  Continue Reading »

Amelia’s Mommy & Daddy Get Married! A Lovely Wedding in Tacoma, Celebrating a Beautiful Family…

Written on September 21, 2014 at 9:54 am, by

The sun came out for Amelia’s big day! Oh, it was Casey and Dayna’s big day, too!  It was happiness for me to road trip it to Tacoma on the morning of July 26th to celebrate Casey and Dayna and to share in their wedding ceremony at the Japanese Reconciliation Park on Ruston Way. Over  Continue Reading »

On Their 25th Anniversary and After a “Start Of Wedding Ceremony” Surprise, Cindy and Sandra Say “I Do!”

Written on September 16, 2014 at 10:59 am, by

You’ve got to love two fabulous ladies who know how to truly have fun and a good time! In celebration of their 25 years together, Cindy and Sandra exchanged vows at Salty’s on Alki, in a sweet and personal wedding ceremony, surrounded by their best friends and people. To open their ceremony, and in a “planned surprise move,” Cindy  Continue Reading »

Steve + Leesa: Years In The Making and “Finally” So Elegantly Hitched at Alderbrook Resort.

Written on September 15, 2014 at 11:22 am, by

Steve + Leesa. Simply put, so much darn fun! This beautiful couple traveled up from Oregon with Leesa’s Mother and Best Friend and were married on September 9th in a romantic, intimate and waterside ceremony at the Alderbrook Resort in Union. The guest list may have been small and joy of this day for Steve and  Continue Reading »

You Know What My Happiness Is? A Kind, Gracious and Appreciative Loving Couple. Truly.

Written on September 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm, by

My heart was in such a happy place as I made the drive to the Salish Lodge last Sunday to get Brian and Dayna so very married. This sweet couple lives by my favorite paradox:  ‘what is big, is really small.  what is small, is really big.” With 18 family members as their guests, Brian  Continue Reading »

“That Was So Much Fun!” That’s Right, Let’s Toss Out the Boring, “Blah, Blah, Blah” Seattle Wedding Ceremony…

Written on September 1, 2014 at 10:22 am, by

I followed David and Britney back to the guest house at their venue, The Farm Kitchen, and as we sat down to sign marriage license documents on Saturday evening, Britney kept saying “gosh, that was so much fun!” And I couldn’t agree more.  The aspect of “fun” during a ceremony has less to do with  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Wedding: 5 Unique Ideas For Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

Written on August 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm, by

You are planning your wedding in Seattle, Washington! 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. Planning Your Wedding In Seattle, WA – 5 Big Planning Tips: 1) Consider Having Your Seattle Wedding In  Continue Reading »

August Is The “New June” For A Wedding in Seattle! Celebrating The Fierce Love Of Beautiful Couples…

Written on August 16, 2014 at 8:36 am, by

Awhile back, June was “the month” for a bride and groom. Well, things have changed over these past years in Seattle.  My sense is August is the “new June,” as couples of all ages and stages get married in this last full month of Summer, hoping for great weather and so much more. Over the past  Continue Reading »

Becca + George: A Beautiful, Poignant and Fun-Loving Celebration at The Foundry in Seattle…

Written on August 4, 2014 at 8:34 am, by

Becca + George. I remember when Becca first called me last December to discuss the possibility of officiating her marriage to George.  Many decisions for this wedding were being made long distance and as we all know, it often it is challenging to make big decisions without an in-person meet and greet. And Becca and George took  Continue Reading »

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 »