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Category Archives: Life as a Wedding Officiant

From England With Love: Alain & Sara Get Married in Seattle at The Canal…

Written on April 13, 2014 at 8:59 am, by

The only thing missing from Alain and Sara’s wedding was their beloved pooch, Nacho! Nacho was back in England, awaiting the return of his wonderful guardians. And when they return, they will be so very married! Alain and Sara were married on Friday, April 11th at The Canal in Ballard, surrounded by 100+ very happy  Continue Reading »

Elope in Seattle: 6 Popular Locations and Places For Your Small And Intimate Wedding Ceremony

Written on April 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm, by

You are getting married! And you want to elope to Seattle, Washington! Whether you live in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, are driving from another part of the State to Seattle or are flying in for your elopement, you’ll need a very memorable location and/or place for your small and intimate wedding ceremony.  Continue Reading »

Sharing My Birthday Weekend With 3 Beautiful Couples…

Written on March 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm, by

Beautiful couples – 3 of ‘em! And best of all, it was such a happy pleasure to share my birthday weekend with 3 couples – all very different in inspiring ways and with one common denominator:  fierce love, determination and devotion. Congratulations to David and Diana, Sean and Lindsey and Jim and Gail! In this  Continue Reading »

A Seattle Wedding Ceremony Processional – 4 Tips For a Flawless and Memorable Walk Down the Aisle!

Written on March 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm, by

Just call me the Rehearsal Queen!  Here you go… 1) Put Someone In Charge Or Your Processional: In my world, the Officiant leads a rehearsal.  And in counsel with your Officiant or Minister, you will want to appoint a friend as “Processional Coordinator.” What does a processional coordinator do? They take on the task of  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Wedding Rehearsal – Best Tips For A Fun & Easy Experience…

Written on March 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm, by

Are you days away from your wedding rehearsal? Perhaps your rehearsal is still weeks or months down the line.  As a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant/Minister who has led hundreds of rehearsals for couples in all types of settings (church, chapel, park, waterside, side of mountain), I have had the remarkable experience to be “up front and  Continue Reading »

Getting Married At Home: Best Ideas & Easy Tips For Your Beautiful Seattle Wedding Day…

Written on March 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm, by

Home weddings are increasingly in favor with engaged couples all over the Puget Sound area. Getting married at home – or at a home of a friend or family member – is a marvelous way to create a casual and warm atmosphere, save money and have good control of your catering, venue/site and much more.  Continue Reading »

2 Great Guys. One Beautiful and Poignant Wedding Day at Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel…

Written on March 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm, by

Richard + David. Married on Valentine’s Day at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle. These two gentlemen have such a great and inspiring love story and it was an honor to be a part of their wedding day. Truly, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  With personal vows, poignant words and a few  Continue Reading »

Wedding Dog Bella Says “4 Paws Up!” Her Guardians, Nathan and Rosanna, Are So Very Married…

Written on February 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm, by

Nathan + Rosanna. Married last night at Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel, surrounded by 100+ family and friends and the love of their beloved pooch, the gorgeous Ms. Bella! I am so taken with Nathan and Rosanna.  They have created a vibrant, appreciative and loving relationship and it was so wonderful to see how thrilled their loved  Continue Reading »

Valentine’s Day 2014: Richard & David at the Mayflower Park and Don and Pam at The Willows Lodge. ..

Written on February 18, 2014 at 3:50 am, by

Valentine’s Day 2014.  After I married the wonderful Richard and David at the beautiful Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle, I zipped across 520 to another one of my favorite venues, The Willows Lodge. Awaiting me at the Lodge ~ Pam and Don.  Pam had been planning their wedding for sometime and many of her  Continue Reading »

Who Gets So Very Married on Super Bowl Sunday in Seattle? Well, Let’s Just Ask Brian and Shawna!

Written on February 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm, by

Brian + Shawna. When Brian and Shawna started to plan their ’14 wedding last year, they didn’t take into consideration that February 2, 2014 was Super Bowl Sunday. And with great heart, intention and a fun-loving sense of humor, Brian and Shawna were married about 30 minutes after kick-off on Sunday afternoon, in the happy  Continue Reading »

Weddings on Woodinville 2014 – Couples, Wedding Pros & More…

Written on January 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm, by

Weddings in Woodinville 2014. I was part of the team at Willows Lodge for this sold-out “traveling wedding show” which was held yesterday, Sunday, January 26th. Given that Willows Lodge is one of my most favorite venues, it was happiness for me to spend 6 hours with Lodge staff and other Northwest wedding pros as  Continue Reading »

A Sweet & Perfect ‘Ceremony Kiss.’ A Few Fast Facts…

Written on January 21, 2014 at 1:58 am, by

Alina + Ethan. This wonderful duo exchanged vows at The Canal in Seattle and as an “end of ceremony flourish,” shared the sweetest of kisses. Having been to a few weddings in my lifetime, I offer these fast tips for a sweet, pretty and romantic “kiss” at the end of a wedding ceremony: – Get Your Officiant  Continue Reading »

A Festive & Memorable “End of Ceremony Flourish.” A Page From Brad and Corrinne’s Wedding Ceremony…

Written on January 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm, by

  Brad + Corrinne. Pure fun.  Such love. And on a blustery and chilly Saturday evening at Seattle’s Lake Union Cafe, what a beautiful, elegant and fun-loving ceremony we crafted to celebrate such a loving relationship. Truth? A well-designed and well delivered ceremony goes by very fast. To “slow things down” and to create an  Continue Reading »

Forget Your Wedding For Awhile, Let’s Talk About Your Marriage…

Written on January 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm, by

I did a happy dance when Seattle Bride Magazine recognized me for the work that I  do. Over the past 10 years, I’ve worked with many couples of all faiths and traditions.  Many are close to my heart and have become life-long friends.  Some just wanted me there for the ceremony and bid a friendly farewell.   Continue Reading »

Good Morning 2014! A Very Sparkly and Elegant New Year’s Eve Wedding for Brian and Tiffany…

Written on January 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm, by

Brian+ Tiffany.  Married on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2013, aboard Seattle’s vintage and historic Skansonia Ferry Boat. After a delicious dinner, 150+ family and friends gathered on the bow on the Skansonia.  Framed by sparkly white lights and the crisp chill of a Winter holiday evening, Brian and Tiffany exchanged personal words and vows to  Continue Reading »

With 2 Pups of Honor, Brenda & Lisa Get Hitched After More Than 10 Years of Loving Relationship!

Written on December 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm, by

It isn’t every day that I giggle when I first meet a couple. And giggle I did!  You see, when the hotel door opened and I first met Brenda and Lisa, I also was introduced to their two sweet pups of honor – and I couldn’t stop smiling. Being such a dog lover myself, it brings me great  Continue Reading »