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.JudyGeoffGurr

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been so very taken with my couples of this big wedding month.

With the guys and gals I work with, there seems to be a general trend:  graciousness, kindness, creativity, authenticity and lots of spunk and fun.

So, here is a little review:  So loved George and Becca at the Foundry who celebrated with a gorgeous and elegant ceremony and celebration.  I navigated the craziness of the weekend ferry to be with Gurjot and Lauren at their waterfront home on Vashon Island, who celebrated with 200 family and friends.  It may have been a little warm at Tod and Lily’s venue and the fun of their ceremony totally made up for it!

Kiana Lodge is one of my favorite venues and Phil and Amy topped off their ceremony with a colorful group photo (one of my things to do after a ceremony at this location).  A most beautiful couple, Melana and Amy, were married at a Woodinvile winery in an intimate ceremony followed by a full reception.

Do you now about Beecher’s Loft in Pike Place Market?  Jaime and Erin were married there and I’m now a big fan.  After Chris and Sarah were married at the Lake Union Café; they signed the wall in the “100 year old basement,” leaving a piece of them behind.

Handsome Geoff and his beautiful and fun-loving lady, Judy, were married at The Manor –  and I so loved their wedding party and especially Judy’s parents, Matt and Rachel.    I don’t remember a ceremony with so much laughter – just ask Stephanie and Cindy who after many inspiring years together, tied the knot at Robinswood House in Bellevue.

Andrea and Austin were married in 96 degree weather at high Noon on Alki Beach with their parents as witnesses.  And only a day later, with an overcast sky, Keith and Kelsey got hitched in style at the Mukilteo Lighthouse, with the sun breaking out for their kiss!

Baby Boomers Lane and Debra and Nathan and Mindy both eloped from miles away to get married in elegant and tiny ceremonies at precious places.  Girish and Schuthi, along with wedding dog “Fury” were married in a robust ceremony that celebrated their Hindu tradition with gorgeous rituals, including the 7 Steps, Circling, sacred Prayer and more.

And after 18 years of loving relationship, Sarah sang her vows to the love of her life, Leila, in a moment so emotional, that Photographer Heather Shipley and I had to share a hug!

LOVE.  Such a privilege.    Photo:  www.jennygg.com